Wednesday, December 2, 2015

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (11/30/2015)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by Instructional Technology and Design (ITD) and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA).


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20 Minute Online Professional Development: In Blended Courses, What Should Students Do Online?
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of November 30th is In Blended Courses, What Should Students Do Online? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. 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 http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/in-blended-courses-what-should-students-do-online-3146-1.html. The complete fall schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2015/08/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Creating Accessible Online Course Content. As part of Disability Services’ Brown Bag Lunch Series, Andrea Milligan and Lance Eaton will be facilitating a discussion around creating accessible digital course content. The event will take place on Thursday, December 10th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Danvers, DB388 (CTLA Conference Room).
Resources
If you are interested in learning more about designing and teaching blended/hybrid courses, please contact ITD at itd@northshore.edu.
Share your Teaching Practices
Are you teaching a blended/hybrid course? What types of learning activities do you find work really well in the online environment? And what types of learning activities do you find work really well in-class? Please send an email with your teaching strategies, best practices, resources, and tips to itd@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop.
We hope you enjoy this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
 Instructional Technology and Design and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment