Online Learning Webinars
Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA) sponsors one-hour “Wired” webinars throughout the year on topics related to helping students succeed in online learning environments. Webinar topics have included online student readiness, online classroom management, using social media to engage students, and fair use practices.
Webinars for Course Redesign
The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) sponsors programs testing technology-based ways to improve learning and reduce costs. The most commonly used models for redesign are:
- The supplemental model (supplemental instruction)
- The replacement model (flipped classroom)
- The emporium model (use of learning resources, both interactive software and individualized tutoring, for math courses)
Resources at the NCAT site include how-to guides and course redesign case studies. NCAT also hosts free webinars presented by college instructors who have successfully used new teaching and learning strategies in their courses.
Free Online Courses on Providing Services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
Pepnet2, a national organization to improve postsecondary outcomes for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, sponsors free six-week courses to help educators and staff members better serve deaf and hard of hearing college students. Some of these “quick courses” focus on special skills such as closed captioning, but at least one course each semester is an introduction to working with students who have experienced hearing loss.