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Spring 2014 SESSIONS

Lessons Learned : Our 1st Online Program

JANUARY 29 | 12:30-1:45pm
Presented by Professors Elliot King, Neil Alperstein and Instructional Technologist Sue Monthie

Emerging media logoIn the fall our College of Arts and Sciences launched Loyola's first fully online program, a Master of Arts in Emerging Media.  Lear about the faculty's challenges and triumphs and how these experiences inform their teaching.

Missed it? Watch the full session on Panopto.

Fall 2013 SESSIONS

Make Moodle Work for You

SEPTEMBER 11 | 11:45-1pm
Presented by Professor Jean Lee Cole: Department of English

Dr. Cole

How might Moodle not just supplement, but serve our pedagogy? This presentation emphasizes creative uses of Moodle to engage students and cultivate active learning. Participants will be encouraged to share their own "tips and tricks" in using Moodle. 

View Dr. Cole's Hour Presentation

Quality Instructional Design for Online/Hybrid

OCTOBER 9 | 11:45-1pm
Presented by Professor Peter Rennert-Ariev: Department of Education Specialties


Get an overview of the best instructional design practices for hybrid and online courses. This program follows the Quality Matters standards—a leader in quality assurance for online education. These standards are the framework to guide you to effective strategies that build alignment among all course elements; objectives, assessments, learning experiences, and infusing technology. Specific examples from existing courses are shared and discussed. 

View Dr. Rennert-Ariev's Prezi Slideshow

View the Quality Matters Rubric on QualityMatters.org.  To access QM materials, you need to create an account using your Loyola email and enter Loyola University Maryland as the institution name.

One and Done: Use FAQs and Walkthroughs as Time-Saving Learning Tools

NOVEMBER 12 | 1pm-2:15
Presented by Professor Jason Cherubini: Sellinger School of Business

Jason Cherubini

Learn to create online tools to aid students in their self-study efforts.

In industry, businesses rely heavily on FAQs or Q&A style trouble-shooting to enhance customer service, while minimizing customer service costs. Access to a stand-alone online resource means that customers can find answers for themselves quickly, without the necessity of making customer service calls. This keeps customers happy and lowers overall costs.

We in academia can follow suit by giving students access to the information and answers they need. This enhances the learning process and minimizes the amount of time that we spend answering questions.

View Professor Cherubini's PowerPoint Presentation

Creative Assessments

DECEMBER 11 | 11:45-1pm
Presented by Professor Wendy Chia-Smith:  School of Education

What’s the best part of teaching? Reading and grading term papers, right? Wrong. Technology opens the door to new ways of crafting assessments that maximize student learning. See how you can enable student self-assessment, focused instructor feedback, higher-order thinking, assessments that truly test mastery of learning goals allowing students to creatively synthesize and apply knowledge gained. Finally, streamline grading because mastery is more efficiently evaluated.

Watch the 55 minute recorded presentation on Adobe Connect