20th anniversary of online education video

For its 20th anniversary celebration of online learning, LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is releasing a series of web videos featuring online faculty members that will also be shared on social media. The fifth and final in this series is below, featuring Carmen Allen, professor of computer programming. NOTE: Use a browser other than Internet Explorer to watch this video (https://youtu.be/kOc0j7WthwI).

20th anniversary of online education video

For its 20th anniversary celebration of online learning, LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is releasing a series of web videos featuring online faculty members that will also be shared on social media. The fourth in this series is below, featuring David Leitner, professor of English. NOTE: Use a browser other than Internet Explorer to watch this video (https://youtu.be/nGtn_BFBjjg). Watch for the final video tomorrow!

LLCC marks 20th anniversary of online education

Dr. Warren speaking at 20th anniversary of online celebrationIn conjunction with National Distance Learning Week, LLCC observed the 20th anniversary of the first online class offered at LLCC.

“Two decades ago, LLCC took a bold step into the world of education via the Internet,” said Dr. Charlotte Warren, president of LLCC, at a ceremony yesterday. “One online composition class in the fall of 1997 has grown into more than 85,000 online class enrollments over the past two decades. Last year, 36 percent of LLCC students took at least one course online, and more than 1,500 students took all of their courses online.”

She congratulated those who helped the college reach this milestone. “We anticipate online education will continue to grow and evolve, and our outstanding online faculty and staff will be right there on the cutting edge.”

Becky Parton speaking at 20th anniversary of online celebrationBecky Parton, dean of academic innovation and e-learning at LLCC, described the beginnings of online education at the college. “We celebrate the pioneering spirit of former LLCC Professor Lynn Pfannkuche, who developed and taught the first online course at the college, Introduction to Composition. That course has seen many changes as technology advancements have created a more dynamic online teaching and learning environment.”

20th anniversary of online displayDr. Jason Dockter, professor of English, displayed images of Professor Pfannkuche’s first online course compared to his own today, demonstrating the advancements of online course design and development over the past 20 years.

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For its 20th anniversary celebration of online learning, LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is releasing a series of web videos featuring online faculty members that will also be shared on social media. The third in this series is below, featuring Ashley Green, professor of English. NOTE: Use a browser other than Internet Explorer to watch this video (https://youtu.be/Q2RvFajQVB8). Watch for the next video tomorrow!

20th anniversary of LLCC Online celebration today at noon!

A celebration of the 20th anniversary of LLCC Online will be held at noon today, Nov. 14, in A. Lincoln Commons. President Charlotte Warren and Dean of Academic Innovation and eLearning Becky Parton will speak. There will also be displays, and cake will be served.

This week, AIeL will release a series of web videos featuring online faculty members that will be shared on social media. The second in this series is below, featuring Matt Vespa, professor of mathematics. NOTE: Use a browser other than Internet Explorer to watch this video (https://youtu.be/4gAuY8ZUGRo). Watch for the next video tomorrow!

This week’s LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

This week, LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the workshops listed below. Please note that registration is required for all sessions, other than open labs.

Beginning Blackboard – Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in S0119
Are you a new Blackboard user or an occasional Blackboard user in need of a refresher? This session will cover the basics of getting started using Blackboard to supplement instruction, such as logging into the system, general navigation, tools, course development areas, adding a syllabus and the grade center. Register here:  http://bit.ly/2vL9t26.

Blackboard Community – Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in S0119
The new Community Engagement system within LLCC Blackboard will allow you to connect with students and colleagues in a single online location. This session will demonstrate this new tool and how it can be used to communicate and connect with groups throughout the campus. A discussion on how to develop your own Blackboard Community Engagement module or organization will also be included.  Register here: http://bit.ly/2vsY3Vf.

ZogoTech Open Lab – Thursday, Nov. 16, 1-3 p.m. in S0119
Are you a current ZogoTech user? If so, you can drop by this open lab to ask questions and get help with your data projects. No registration is required.

A list of all courses, detailed descriptions and registration information can be found at www.llcc.edu/aiel/workshop-schedule.

20th anniversary of LLCC Online celebration tomorrow at noon!

A celebration of the 20th anniversary of LLCC Online will be held at noon tomorrow, Nov. 14, in A. Lincoln Commons. President Charlotte Warren and Dean of Academic Innovation and eLearning Becky Parton will speak. There will also be displays, and cake will be served.

This week, AIeL will release a series of web videos featuring online faculty members that will be shared on social media. The first is below, featuring Dean Butzow, professor of geography. NOTE: Use a browser other than Internet Explorer to watch these videos. Watch for the next video tomorrow!

This week’s LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

This week, LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the workshops listed below. Please note that registration is required for all sessions, other than open labs.

ZogoTech Open Lab – Tuesday, Oct. 31, noon-2 p.m. in S0119
Are you a current ZogoTech user? If so, you can drop by this open lab to ask questions and get help with your data projects.

Forget Scantron: A new (and better) way to grade has arrived – Thursday, Nov. 2, 2-3 p.m. in S0119
ZipGrade is a technology that utilizes the computer and the camera on your cell phone to make grading and analysis a breeze. We’ll learn how to set up a ZipGrade course, grade exams, identify problem questions through item analysis, quickly re-grade if an item was miskeyed or tossed and disseminate grades to Blackboard and students. Click here to register http://bit.ly/2wVbCNO.

A list of all courses, detailed descriptions and registration information can be found at www.llcc.edu/aiel/workshop-schedule.

This week’s Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

This week, LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the workshops listed below. Please note that registration is required for all sessions, other than open labs.

  • ZogoTech Open Lab – Monday, Oct. 9 from 2-4 p.m. in S0119
  • Beginning Blackboard – Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 10-11 a.m. in S0119
  • Developing Effective Visual Vehicles for Your Course Content – Part II – Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 2:30-4 p.m. in S0119
  • Blackboard & SoftChalk – Open Lab – Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 2-4 p.m. in S0119
  • Active Bystander Training – Thursday, Oct. 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in S0119

A list of all courses, detailed descriptions and registration information can be found at www.llcc.edu/aiel/workshop-schedule.

 

Academic Innovation & eLearning September workshop schedule

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering a variety of workshops this semester. A list of courses, detailed descriptions and registration information can be found at www.llcc.edu/aiel/workshop-schedule. On this website, click on the workshop title to expand the session information and to find the registration link.

Workshops include several new session by Amy Chernowsky, our new instructional designer, as well as new sessions on using Blackboard and the new Softchalk upgrades. Additions have also been made to open lab offerings with everything from assessment to Zogotech.

Please note that registration is required for all workshops except open labs. If you have questions, please contact Becky Parton, dean, Academic Innovation & eLearning at 786.2351 or Becky.Parton@llcc.edu.

Upcoming Academic Innovations & e-Learning workshops

Below are the remaining Academic Innovations & eLearning department workshops for the academic year.

Moving Network Folder Items to OneDrive – Open Lab
Facilitator: Jeris Creasey, IT trainer/technical writer

The college is converting what is now stored on the network drives to OneDrive. If you store documents on a network drive, you will need to be prepared to move those documents into your OneDrive account before the end of the spring semester. Attend this open lab and get one-on-one assistance with moving your network files to OneDrive.

Date Time Room
Tuesday, April 25 1-2 p.m. SGMN0120
Thursday, May 4 2-3 p.m. SGMN0120

Microsoft Office 365 Overview
Facilitator: Jeris Creasey, IT trainer/technical writer

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based collection of apps and services that you can use from just about anywhere, using almost any device you choose.  This session will introduce you to the Office 365 cloud environment, which includes email, calendars, Office applications, OneDrive storage, document sharing and more.

Click here to register for this session

Date Time Room
Thursday, April 27 9:30-11 a.m. SGMN0120
Monday, May 1 2-3:30 p.m. SGMN0120

Blackboard Open Lab
Facilitator: Gary Bach, instructional technology specialist

Have you ever had questions about how to accomplish something in Blackboard but couldn’t attend a previously scheduled Blackboard workshop to ask?  This monthly, drop-in open house session gives you the opportunity to get individual help with your questions. No registration is required to attend.

Date Time Room
Thursday, May 4 noon-2 p.m. SGMN0119