Vanguard-Online Learning Community is designed for faculty who have substantial experience with online teaching and are interested in trying out new instructional technologies, sharing their own best practices with their peers, and helping direct online learning strategies for the university.
Below is a list of past meeting topics. Click on a topic to view the recording:
- October 5, 2012: GoCentral 
Chris Schedler (English and Multimodal Learning Director) introduced GoCentral--CWU's online communication and collaboration network.
- May 25, 2012: Connectivity as Collaboration 
Provost Marilyn Levine shared her vision of "Connectivity as Collaboration" through new learning technologies.
- May 18, 2012: Self and Peer Assessment 
David Rawlinson (ITAM) presented on his use of the self- and peer-assessment tool in Blackboard to improve assessment of student work in online courses.
- April 20, 2012: Blogs and Wikis 
Patsy Callaghan (English) and Chris Schedler (English) presented on their use of blogs and wikis for group projects in online courses that involve collaborative research, writing, editing, and commentary
- March 2, 2012: Online SEOIs 
Tom Henderson (Director of Institutional Assessment) presented an overview of the campus-wide rollout of online SEOIs for all classes.
- February 3, 2012: Disability Issues in Online Learning 
Rob Harden (Center for Disability Services) presented on disability issues, ADA compliance, and support services for faculty teaching online courses.
- November 4, 2011: iPad Apps for Instruction and Productivity
Speed-dating demonstrations to match faculty with the perfect iPad apps for instruction and productivity.
- October 7, 2011: Library Resources for Online Learning 
Geri Hopkins presented on Library resources for online learning, including the new Library website, customized reference pages that can be created for online programs, online databases (for research and media), and procedures for the use of streaming video.
- May 27, 2011: Bamboo Tablet 
Demonstrations on the use of a Bamboo tablet for handwritten mark-up and grading of papers, mathematical equations on Whiteboards, drawing and painting applications.
- April 29, 2011: Web-Conferencing Tools
Presention  - Steve Stein (Mathematics) and Jane Whitmire (Mathematics) discussed their uses of Elluminate, as well as other synchronous communication tools, to teach their online math courses, conduct full class meetings, and tutor individual students.
Presentation  - Chris Schedler (English) used Elluminate for students to present digital posters in an online literature course. Each student presenter phoned in a presentation while the digital poster and audio were broadcast to the rest of the participants via Elluminate.
- March 4, 2011: Jing for Screencast Videos
Demonstrations on the use of Jing to make short screen capture videos for computer program tutorials, online presentations, and audio evaluation of assignments.
- February 4, 2011: Blackboard 9.1 New Features 
Jane Chinn provided an overview of the new features of Blackboard 9.1 prior to its official release to the campus community.
- December 3, 2010: ePortfolios 
Nick Schiavi (Blackboard) presented a demo of Blackboard's content management module to create ePortfolios for student reflection, assessment on the course and program levels, and career placement.