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Enhance Instruction and Improve Collaboration—Discover How MGH Institute of Health Professions Rolled Out D2L Capture™

By recording a presentation and broadcasting it live or on-demand, every member of the audience is able to join the discussion—even those who can’t attend in person. In this webinar, we will explore how to engage audiences inside and outside the room by facilitating participation between all viewers.

MGH Institute of Health Professions has helped improve collaboration by implementing D2L Capture™ in over 80% of their classrooms and are currently in the process of outfitting the remainder. The solution provides an engaging teaching and information sharing tool—faculty and administrators have a space online to access videos for development and training purposes while students also have a place to share video content, view lectures, and exchange information.

Join Denis Stratford, CIFO at MGH Institute along with Mark House, Account Executive for D2L as they walk through:
• MGH Institute’s initial motivators for seeking a webcasting solution and the evaluation process they applied
• How they have implemented D2L Capture™ in classrooms and why the product was selected
• How the solution helps transform learning outcomes, enhance instruction, and improve collaboration
• What it’s been like partnering with D2L
Learn how D2L Capture™ can help drive deeper engagement for online presentations and enable efficient content creation. Scenarios for introducing media into your courses with typical use cases, as well as a live demo of the product, will also be provided.
Time: 2:00pm ET
Audience: K-12, Higher Education
Host(s): Denis Stratford, MGH Institute and Mark House, D2L

Digital Story Slam

Digital storytelling is an art form that is useful to students, faculty, and staff at all levels of education. Some combination of media, text, and voice is woven together to tell a story with new means of expressing creativity. This session will demonstrate various digital storytelling techniques in a Digital Story Slam. Think Poetry Slam, but without the poetry. Joining us to share their digital stories and their creative techniques and tools will be Kari Frisch and Michael Amick of Central Lakes College (Minnesota), and Audrey Williams and Brandon Ballentine of Pellissippi State Community College (Tennessee).
Time: 3:00pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Barry Dahl, Senior D2L Community Manager

Transforming your courses with Game-Based Learning

In this webinar, we will share the new Game-Based Learning System developed by Lambton College and D2L. This system allows faculty to create a tablet-enabled immersive environments and activities in which learners can participate, compete, and learn!

Aleks Gligoric, Desire2Learn
Over the past 9 years at Desire2Learn in the Creative Services team, Aleks has had experience with a myriad of fields, including web development, course development, game-based learning, multimedia, and video. Specializing in the Multimedia Solutions group, Aleks is experienced with various web technologies, including HTML5 and CSS, and has a passion for creating interactive and engaging materials.

Rick Overeem, Lambton College
Rick is the Associate Dean, Learning Innovation Centre, at Lambton College. He is a motivational leader, responsible for faculty and staff development, program development, mobile learning, emerging technologies, and innovation. Rick has received several Awards of Excellence in education and won the prestigious Meritorious Service Award. Rick obtained a BBA from Lakehead University and the University of Western Ontario, and is a candidate for MA.AEd. from St. Francis Xavier University.
Time: 3:30pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Aleks Gligoric, Desire2Learn & Rick Overeem, Lambton College

WAMOE: Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Instructors

Join us to learn more about our free Massive Open Online Course that launches on Monday, October 20. Karen Sorensen of Portland Community College and Barry Dahl of D2L will explain all the details about this professional development offering for online educators. Many online educators are under-prepared to deal with web accessibility issues. WAMOE is designed to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of addressing accessibility in their courses. Our intent in the MOOC is to help you learn some practical skills that will allow you to make your online courses more accessible to students with disabilities. This webinar will explain all about the MOOC offering and help you get off to a great start in the course.
Time: 3:00pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Barry Dahl, D2L and Karen Sorenson, Accessibility Advocate, Portland Community College

How and Why of Student DIY: The use of Student Self-Grading of Online Discussions

Student self-grading of online discussions is one way to involve students in introspection, engage them in evaluation of their performance, and ultimately improve performance and enhance learning in the online classroom discussion.  This presentation will cover some simple methods for incorporating student introspection for self-grading of discussions in the online learning environment, and instructor review of this self-grading to be sure it is in line with the rubric.
Take Away Points:
Instructor evaluation of students’ participation in online discussions may not be efficient or effective for promoting student cognitive growth and performance.
Student introspection in self-grading of online discussions can be an effective way to improve discussion performance and promote development.
The use of a quizzing tool is an easy method to incorporate student self-grading of discussions.
Time: 3:00pm ET
Audience: Higher Education
Host(s): Barbra Thoeming, D2L; Laura Schwarz and Nancyruth Leibold, Assistant Professors, Nursing, Minnesota State University, Mankato