Spring 2015 Workshops

Spring Flex week is January 12 – 16, 2015

 Blackboard Basics – K. Korstad – Oceanside Campus
Monday, January 12,  2015 from 10:00 am to 10:50 am in room OC 4607
Credit Hours: 1    SP15-BlackboardBasics-Workshop.pdf

Get the key information needed to get up and running in Blackboard. With Blackboard, instructors create and manage course content, use publisher content, evaluate performance, and communicate with students. This workshop will introduce you to the fundamental course building and communications tools in Blackboard.

〉  Blackboard Grade Center – K. Korstad – Online Workshop
Monday, January 12, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 4:50 pm via CCC Confer Online
Credit Hours: 1.5   SP15-GradeCenter-Workshop.pdf

The Grade Center in Blackboard Learn is more than just a way to record student grades. It is a dynamic and interactive tool, allowing you to record data, calculate grades, monitor student progress, and provide feedback. Come learn why the Grade Center is consistently rated as one of the most important Blackboard tools by both students and faculty.

〉   Online Education Initiative – J. Julius  – Oceanside Campus
Monday, January 12, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm in room OC 3607
Credit Hours: 1

The Online Education Initiative (OEI) is a new effort of the California Community College system intended to help increase access and completion by enabling students to more easily find, enroll in, and take high-quality online classes offered by colleges across the CCC system. MiraCosta is one of 24 pilot colleges participating now in the OEI, offering some of the first OEI pilot classes this spring. Learn more about the OEI, including technologies and resources that will eventually be available to all CCC faculty and students. Bring all of your questions for discussion!

〉  Orienting Students for Online Learning Success – J. Julius – Oceanside Campus
Monday, January 12, 2015 from 2:30 pm to 3:50 pm in room OC 4607
Credit Hours: 1.5

Over 250 students attended MiraCosta’s new Student Orientation to Online Learning in 2014. Come experience this orientation for yourself! You may learn some new information about MiraCosta’s online resources supporting student learning, and you’ll understand your options for encouraging student attendance at this session. We’ll also discuss the future of online student readiness, including assessment, preparation, and support.

 Principles, Practices, and Policies for Effective Online Teaching – J. Julius – Online Workshop
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 2:30 pm to 3:50 pm via CCC Confer Online
Credit Hours: 1.5

The online environment has both advantages and challenges for teaching and learning compared to a traditional classroom. This online workshop will briefly provide background on regulatory requirements that MiraCosta’s distance education “policy” (AP 4105) addresses. More importantly, the workshop will explore research-based pedagogical principles that speak to key areas highlighted by AP 4105 – regular effective contact, academic integrity, monitoring student progress, frequent and timely feedback, and student authentication. Participants will be able to share their own practical advice and ideas on how their classes fulfill these expectations. Participants will also explore the new Online Education Initiative course design rubric and discuss how it might help or hinder effective and innovative online teaching.