This week’s Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

This week, LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the workshops listed below.

Dare to be Different! Active Learning Strategies for your Classroom

Amy Chernowsky, instructional designer

Tuesday, April 24 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center

Join us for this workshop to learn the instructional principles behind the use of active learning strategies in the classroom, experience active learning and have an opportunity to create (or modify) one of your own classroom lectures using these strategies. This session will also include an opportunity for peer review and feedback. Register at

Exploring Open Educational Resources through Blackboard

Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator & Amy Chernowsky, instructional designer

Wednesday, April 25 from 10-10:30 a.m. in Sangamon Hall 0119

Not many people know that Blackboard has a built-in open educational resources system called Blackboard Open Content.  This system is curated and contains course content for a wide variety of subjects.  In this workshop, we will go through the process of looking at the different types of content available, finding content relevant to your course needs, and deploying that content in your Blackboard course shell. Register at

Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.