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The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) has a new series of webinars to help instructors with course design and using technology in teaching.

The Digital Pedagogy Webinar Series is on Fridays, beginning Sept. 11 and running through Dec. 4.  The webinar format is used in lieu of in-person workshops to help those who want to obtain this type of training overcome time constraints.

“Each webinar will be hosted via Adobe Connect using your own computer or mobile device, if you prefer,” according to Leah Chuchran, educational analyst at ECDS.

“You will be provided with instructions on how to access Adobe Connect. A microphone headset will be needed,” she says.

All webinars, which will be recorded, will be Fridays, 10:45 a.m. to noon. Registration is required as space is limited, Chuchran emphasizes.

“Each series is four weeks in length and the final webinar will consist of an optional activity/presentation/reflection to demonstrate what you’ve learned and applied in your own teaching,” she notes.

Instructors can select any or all topics in the series, which include the following:

Course design series

Dates: Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2

  • Using a course design framework
  • Writing effective learning outcomes
  • Implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles

“This series can show instructors effective ways to organize, create and implement design principles,” says Chuchran.

Educational technologies and video series

Dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30

  • Aligning assessments with technologies
  • Creating videos
  • Implementing digital assessment tools

"To earn best practices to develop assessments for gauging learning and using appropriate educational technologies to support your instructional goals, take advantage of this set of topics,” says Chuchran.  She also says the series will show instructors how to make videos to enhance their classroom materials.

Open access & OERS (open educational resources) series

Dates Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4

  • History of open access and OERs
  • Searching for, evaluating and creating of OERs
  • Open access trends

“The final set of webinars in the series is aimed at those who want to learn about open access and open educational resources, why “open” continues to grow and how to support your teaching and research,” Chuchran adds.

For questions, email Chuchran.

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