TxDLA Lounge & Learn Summer Lunchtime Webinars
Brand new, FREE one hour weekly webinar series led by distance learning experts.
June 1 through September 8
Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm*
* July 6 week will be on Tuesday, July 7
Live webinars are free and open to anyone. Free on-Demand resources are also available for two weeks starting 24-hours after the live webinar.
View "Lounge & Learn" Summer 2020 Webinar Recordings & Resources
Charlene Stubblefield, Prairie View A&M University
Panelists from Texas A&M University System Council for Academic Technology and Innovative Education (CATIE):
Dr. Spicer-Runnels, Texas A&M University San Antonio
Dr. Lisa Bunkowski, Texas A&M University Central Texas
Dr. Sunay Palsole, Texas A&M University College Station
If there was one scenario -- besides being back to normal or fully remote in the fall -- that we hear more about than others, it would be HyFlex. What is HyFlex and how does it work? What are best practices for setting it up? Can it be the ideal method for flexibility and choice to students? Don't miss this lively discussion where panelists will define HyFlex, describe different HyFlex scenarios, and clear up misperceptions while getting questions answered!
Darcy Hardy, PhD – Associate Vice President, Client Success Director at Blackboard, Inc., and John Scott, PhD – Product Manager, Blackboard Ally
Accessibility has been an important pillar in Texas distance education for some time, yet addressing accessibility issues with digital content at scale can be a daunting task for an institution. A commitment to inclusive design that employs Universal Design for Learning principles can have an impact not just on students with disclosed disabilities, but can also improve the learning experience for diverse 21st century digital learners, including first generation students, low-income students, and second language learners.
In this interactive webinar, we’ll discuss how institutions across Texas have historically approached the challenges of digital accessibility, and explore some key accessibility trends in Learning Management System course content across Texas higher ed institutions. We’ll also discuss how institutions can leverage Blackboard Ally in their LMS to integrate Universal Design for Learning principles into their learning experiences, and share our recent data illustrating how students and instructors are using the Ally toolset across the state of Texas.
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Twyla Tasker Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Melissa McDowell Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Angelo State University
Online learners face a significant number of “rabbit holes” as they navigate the “wonderland” of their distance education. To promote success and persistence, instructors and administrators must engage their students in virtual feedback, guidance, and mentoring. Presenters will share strategies “looking through the glass” of the future for online students.
Speaker sponsored by
Kim Loomis, Founder, CEO - i3Digital PD.com
Summer slide is a known issue in education. What’s not fully known is the impact summer slide will have in the fall when compounded by disjointed learning from the spring pandemic and resulting school closures. How will learning be reshaped as we look toward the fall? While no one is certain what the 2020-21 academic year will bring, we know it will be full of new challenges and new hopes. Instead of risking the potential for a large number of students to fall further behind or deepening significant gaps in learning, let’s use summer as a time to mitigate the risk and plan for a successful fall opening.
Resources from Webinar:
Brad McKerihan, Senior Training and Development Manager; Tina Jones, Learning & Development Training Specialist, Lead Student Success Specialist, and Coach; and Mike Embry, Associate Vice President, Partner Success, InsideTrack
Responding to a student who is considering dropping or stopping out can be extremely challenging, especially during this time of uncertainty.
In this webinar, student success experts from InsideTrack will introduce the CLEAR framework which can make these conversations easier and more effective. Re-entry strategies and real-life student stories will be shared to help illustrate how you can implement this tool and help your students in the most productive way possible. InsideTrack partners with institutions and organizations to improve student outcomes while generating insights about the student experience. We’ve supported more than 2 million students since 2001 and serve over 4,000 programs.
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