Thursday, January 02, 2014

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Happy new year, folks!

Here's an update on our Professional Development opportunities coming up this month. We have several more webinars of popular sessions from our 2013 CONNECT conference. We also have a webinar highlighting some features in Desire2Learn version 10.2, to which CCCS updated over the break. This is an optional webinar, but there are a few dates and times at which it will be offered.

CCCOnline Webinars

Registration for webinars closes the day prior to the session. You can register for these webinars 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 Professional Development web page.

CCCOnline CONNECT Session: Badges And Alternative Assessments 
Thursday, January 9th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM MT
You may have heard a bit about badges, awards and pointification. These alternative forms of assessment are coming from the open course movements and also from the gaming industry.  Come learn about this form of assessment and learn to set up your own Mozilla Backpack from the Open Badge Project. (Facilitated by Kae Novak - Instructional Designer, FRCC)

CCCOnline CONNECT Session: Locating, Adapting, and Reusing Open Educational Resources
Friday, January 17th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM MT  

This presentation will provide a broad overview of Open Educational Resources (OER) and their use in higher education today. Highlighting some of the major aggregators and content repositories on the Web, we will examine the various types of OER available. A brief discussion of the Open Access Movement and Creative Commons licenses, as well as common misconceptions around copyright and fair use in the educational context, will also be presented. (Facilitated by: Amanda Burch – Instructional Designer, CCCOnline)

An Update From The CCCOnline Executive Director
Friday, January 24th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM MT

Join us for an update from CCCOnline Executive Director Dr. Eric Lee about current events at CCCOnline. Come with any questions or feedback you have and be a part of the discussion about the future of our organization.

What's New in D2L Version 10.2?
  • Thursday, January 23rd, 1:00 - 2:00 PM MT
  • Tuesday. January 28th, 5:00 - 6:00 PM MT
  • Friday, January 31st, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT 
This webinar will explore the new look and new features of Desire2Learn version 10.2, which CCCOnline will be using beginning in 2014. Participants will get an overview of the improvements and added features that will benefit their online courses.

Innovative Educators Webinars

The Colorado Community College System is a subscriber 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 live webinar sessions for free by entering the code "ColoradoCC".  Innovative 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 webinars, but here are a few sessions in particular that you all might find valuable:

Student Motivation: Practical Strategies That Will Increase Engagement, Learning & Retention
Friday, January 24, 3:00-4:30 EST

Providing Comprehensive Student Support Services Online

Tuesday, January 28, 3:00-4:00 EST

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