Leveraging the Virtual Classroom for Effective Learning with
Speaker: Ruth Clark
Uploaded on Nov 3, 2008
"Based on her latest book, The New Virtual Classroom, Dr. Clark will guide you in an interactive tour of virtual classroom technology features proven to promote learning. In this interactive session, you will learn how to exploit the main features in the virtual classroom to create engaging training environments.
The Training Forum is an event, free to the community, that provides an opportunity for individuals working or interested in training, education, business, government and the non-profit sector to share ideas and dialogue on topics of importance. Part of UMBC's mission is to provide service. We take pride in our partnerships with employers and other organizations in the community, and are able to give back with events like the Training Forum. In many instances, we have panels of experts discussing topics related to business, organizational productivity and workplace learning and performance. Other topics center around issues related to human performance improvement, training and employee development, improving individual and organizational effectiveness and other related subjects."
Best Practices in Online Education
Speakers: Illysa Izenberg, Ana Oscoz, Chadia Abras
Uploaded on Oct 7, 2008
"With the emergence and fast-paced evolution of distance learning, educators arechallenged by, and seeking ways to offer effective online classes that are innovative and imaginative. During this seminar you will hear how the UMBC successfully increased student engagement and class interaction by incorporating collaborative, active learning methods into physical and virtual classrooms. These elements of collaboration include voice, social presence, chat, share (sharing applications with students and peers), video, and content. Drawing on their experience, faculty members will explore common instructional and social challenges they've encountered and share valuable lessons they've learned that can easily be implemented into your own distance learning program."