20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of February 26th is How Do I Create Social Presence in my Online Classes? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.
More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-do-i-create-social-presence-in-my-online-classess-14608-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.
Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email email@example.com with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.
Other Professional Development Opportunities
- Changes in the Brain. NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this spring semester. The first one, "Changes in the Brain: Evidence from Neuroscience on the Effects of Buddhism and the Secular Practice of Mindfulness", will take place on Tuesday, March 6th from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Lynn Gym. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.
- Liberal Studies Lecture Series. Join Lance Eaton as he presents this semester’s (LS)^2 presentation, “Vampires Get You Famous, But The Hulk Will Get You Sued: The Intersections of Creativity, Censorship, Copyright and the Commons” on Thursday, March 8th from 11:00am to 12:15pm in the Lynn Gym. This presentation is also open to the public. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/vampires-get-you-famous-but-the-hulk-will-get-you-sued-the-intersections-of-creativity-censorship-copyright-and-the-commons/.
- Massachusetts Community College Teaching, Learning, & Student Development Conference. This year’s Massachusetts Community College TL&SD Conference, titled "Shifting Paradigms: Reimagining Student Success", will be held on Friday, April 6th at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. Register by March 9th.
- Tips for Building Social Presence in Your Online Class
- Social Presence and Interaction in the Online Classroom
- Overcoming Isolation Online: Strategies to Enhance Social Presence in Practice
In what ways do you build a student learning community in your face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses? What activities are you using to encourage student-to-student interaction? Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.
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