Workshops

These are titles and resources or recordings from faculty development workshops I presented as a member of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University.

Teaching Effectiveness

  • Blended Instruction: Finding the Right Mix
  • Concept Inventories: Measuring Learning and Quantifying Misconceptions
  • Designing Effective Assessments
  • Effective Delivery Techniques
  • Flipping the Classroom: A Model of Blended Learning
  • Games and Simulations in the Classroom
  • Greener Teaching Techniques
  • Microteaching
  • Quick and Painless Grading
  • Strategies for Engaging Students
  • Teaching with Infographics
  • Testing Techniques: How to Design Better Tests
  • Using Internet Memes in the Classroom

Online Teaching

  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
  • Ensuring Quality in Your Online Course
  • Introduction to Online Teaching
  • Models of Online Instruction
  • Quality Online Course Series: Accessibility, Usability, and Student Support
  • Quality Online Course Series: Course Activities & Student Engagement
  • Quality Online Course Series: Course Content & Instructional Materials
  • Quality Online Course Series: Getting Students Started
  • Quality Online Course Series: Learning Objectives & Assessments
  • Quality Online Course Series: Promoting Learning with Technology
  • Quality Online Teaching Series: Creating Authentic Experiences for your Online Course
  • Quality Online Teaching Series: Humanizing Your Online Course
  • Quality Online Teaching Series: Managing the Online Teaching Workload
  • Teaching Engaging Online Courses
  • Tips for Successful Virtual Class Sessions

Technology Integration

  • Articulate Series: Getting Started with Online Tutorials
  • Creating Branching Tutorials in PowerPoint
  • Engaging Students with Online Tutorials
  • Free Software Tools in the Classroom
  • Simple PowerPoint Tricks to Improve Learning

Mobile Learning Series

  • Learning on the Go: Introduction to Mobile Learning
  • Apps for Teaching and Learning
  • Designing a Mobile-Friendly Blackboard Course
  • Grading on a Mobile Device
  • Introduction to eBooks
  • Location-Based Learning
  • QR Codes
  • Mobile Screencasting

Using Blackboard for Teaching

  • Blackboard I
  • Blackboard II
  • Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Blackboard NG Tune-up
  • Blackboard Portfolios
  • Build Better Tests with Blackboard Item Analysis
  • Calculating Final Grades with the Blackboard Grade Center
  • Collecting Assignments Electronically Using Blackboard
  • End of Semester Considerations for your Blackboard Course
  • It’s About Time (Management): Using the Redesigned Blackboard Calendar
  • Managing Student Grades with the Blackboard Grade Center
  • Preview of New Features Coming to Blackboard
  • Self and Peer Assessment Made Simple with Blackboard
  • Structuring Online Courses in Blackboard
  • Tips for Improving Student Retention with Blackboard
  • Tips for Managing Large Classes with Blackboard
  • Tracking Student Learning Outcomes in Blackboard
  • Tracking Student Performance in the Blackboard Retention Center
  • Using Blackboard Goals and Alignments
  • Using the Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content