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Online Learning

Vanguard OLC

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:

  • February 21, 2014: Mobile Learning
    Mike Lane (Instructional Designer/Multimedia Developer) introduced mobile learning theory, pedagogical strategies, common tools, and the use of mobile technologies available in Canvas and MediaAmp.
    January 24, 2014: Sloan-C Debrief
    ITAM faculty who attended the Sloan-C Online Learning Conference reported back on their takeaways from the conference.
    November 22, 2014: Streaming Video
    Geri Hopkins (Instructional Design Librarian) and Mike Lane (MediaAmp Admin) demonstrated the Library's use of our new MediaAmp digital asset management system to support streaming video for online and hybrid courses.
    October 18, 2013: New Canvas Tools
  • Delayna Breckon (Canvas Admin) and Joe Johnson (English, Faculty Fellow) introduced new tools in Canvas, including Attendance Roll Call, upgraded Conversations, Quiz regrading, and audio/video comments in Discussions.
    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, 2012Self 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, 2011Library 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
    - 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, 2011Jing 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, 2011Blackboard 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, 2010ePortfolios 
    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.