Monday, September 23, 2013

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Hi folks,

During the next month you won't see as many Professional Development Opportunities available from CCCOnline, since we're all very focused on our upcoming CONNECT Conference! Registration for the conference closes tomorrow, so be sure to visit our CONNECT Website today to reserve your spot!

Here are the webinars we have coming up in the next month:

CCCOnline Webinars

Friday, September 27, 1:00 PM MST: The CCCOnline "Online Tutoring Lab" (Webinar)
What is the CCCOnline OTL (Online Tutoring Lab)? Why did we build it, and do they come? Join us for an informational overview and Q &A session about the online tutoring center for developmental education students. Facilitated by: Lisa Brown-Roberts (CCCOnline Student Retention Specialist), Pam Gordon (CCCOnline English instructor and OTL tutor), and Eric Thompson (CCCOnline math instructor and OTL tutor).

You can register for this webinar on the Training and Professional Development Database, find registration details and instructions on the Registration Process page, and find out more information about these and other opportunities on CCCOnline's Training and Professional Development web page.

Innovative Educators Webinars

The Colorado Community College System has recently renewed its subscription to Innovative Educators, an organization that supports academic and professional growth in higher education. With our subscription to this organization comes the opportunity for any staff or faculty in the Colorado Community College System to attend their training and professional development sessions for free by entering the code ColoradoCCInnovative Educators has a wide variety of opportunities available on their website, which you can explore here: Innovative Educators Webinar Calendar.

You can choose to attend any of their sessions, but here are a few sessions in particular that you all might find valuable:

5 Myths About Online Learners: Best Practices To Improve Communication, Build Trust & Focus On Learning Objectives
Thursday, October 10, 1:00-2:30pm EDT 

Creating An Effective Online Orientation: Using Learning Outcomes To Determine Platform, Assessment Tools & Maintenance 
Friday, October 18, 1:00-2:30 EDT 

Critical Thinking In The Online Classroom: Instructional Strategies That Work
Wednesday, October 30, 1:00-2:30 EDT  

Student Motivation: Practical Strategies That Will Increase Engagement, Learning & Retention 
Wednesday, October 2, 3:00-4:30pm EDT 


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CCCOnline Connect Conference: Sessions & Schedule

This year's CONNECT conference comes with an increased focus on connecting our instructors with new innovation and inspiration in online teaching and learning. 

The conference will include headlining presentations by keynote speakers, and over 25 breakout sessions by CCCOnline instructors and staff members on teaching and learning strategies, pedagogy, and technology.

Visit CONNECT to register and peruse the session schedule and descriptions.
Sessions are filling up fast, so register now!

Set your alarms!
The Conference will open at 7:30 AM for check-in and a light breakfast, and the Conference Welcome and Keynote presentation by Jep Enck will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.

2013 CONNECT Conference Schedule
7:30 - Check-In & Breakfast
8:30 - Conference Welcome & Keynote Presentation by Jep Enck
9:45 - Breakout Sessions
10:45 - Breakout Sessions
11:45 - Lunch
            Instructional Excellence Awards
            Keynote Presentation by Phil Hill
1:00 - Breakout Sessions
2:00 - Breakout Sessions
3:00 - CCCOnline Division Meetings

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

CCOnline CONNECT Conference: Keynote Speaker Highlight

We’re thrilled to unveil our keynote speakers for the 2013 CONNECT Conference, which will feature Phil Hill from MindWires and Jep Enck.

Phil Hill (@PhilOnEdTech) is an educational technology consultant and analyst who has spent the last 10 years advising in online education and educational technology markets. As an independent consultant and analyst, Phil helps higher education institutions develop effective strategies to understand and implement online education programs. Phil’s clients have included the University of Iowa, UCLA, California State University, DeVry University, Colorado Community College System, University of Maryland University College, among others.

Phil is also an author, blogger at e-Literate and speaker, and he has become recognized in the educational technology community for his insights into the broader education market trends and issues. In addition to e-Literate, Phil has also written for EDUCAUSE Review and been quoted at Inside Higher Ed and Washington Business Journal.
CONNECT is a free, one-day event drawing around 300 instructors from CCCOnline and other colleges in the Colorado Community College system.  This annual event is an important opportunity for our online instructors to meet face to face to engage with each other and with new ideas in eLearning innovation. The conference will include presentations on the current state of CCCOnline, headlining presentations by keynote speakers, and breakout sessions by CCCOnline instructors and staff members on teaching and learning strategies, pedagogy, and technology. CONNECT will be held on October 4th, 2013 at Arapahoe Community College. Click here to register now!