Volume 8, Number 9
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Look What’s Coming
to iStream in September:
Focus on Blended Learning
This month, iStream focuses on blended, or hybrid, learning and provides a variety of resources to community college educators looking for effective e-learning practices and programs. Whether you’re looking for content to include in professional development activities on your campus or researching blended learning to inform your college’s policies or your own teaching, iStream is the place for you!
Thoughtful Topics. Looking for ways to move your e-teaching skills from static to social? Watch Ellen Wagner of Adobe Systems discuss exciting technologies and the future of the e-learning classroom, share her eight rules for student engagement, and more.
Partner Spotlight. This September’s Partner Spotlight features WebStudy, Inc., an innovative educational technology provider. Learn about the company’s history and talented creators, and its formula for optimal teaching and online learning.
TLT Webinars, Dangerous Discussions, and Flashlight. TLT provides iStream subscribers with a limited number of free, front-row seats to practical, thoughtful professional development workshops and webcasts such as, "How Influence Without Authority Empowers Campus Decision Making." If you want to start or reinvigorate a TLTR, or to understand what is possible and positive despite campus politics, join this workshop on September 4, 11, and 18, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Free seating is limited, so sign up early.
NROC. Register for NROC’s Social Authoring webinar to be held Thursday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, and learn more about NROC's collaborative development process for creating online curriculum. Ruth Rominger, Director of Learning Design, will share the vision, the opportunities, and the lessons to date. iStream subscribers receive a limited number of free seats, so email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 13 to reserve your place! For more on Social Authoring, visit http://www.nrocnetwork.org/nroc_commons?go=1489119.
Basic Education Online. The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (www.montereyinstitute.org) has launched a project to create online courses in basic education for reading, writing, math and college study skills. We are looking for faculty who have taught in these areas to act as subject matter experts, or those who have developed online activities they might contribute to the project. MITE will manage the development of these courses to be part of the NROC library (www.montereyinstitute.org/nroc). Participating institutions (contributing core content and subject matter expertise) will have perpetual rights to use the course material upon completion. For more information, please contact Ruth Rominger, Director of Learning Design, at email@example.com.
Project Highlights. Blended learning has become a way of life at Maricopa County Community College District. Learn about methods and best practices for the implementation of, and faculty encounters with this dynamic educational style in September’s Project Highlights.
Ten Questions. Central Florida University’s Charles Dziuban combines years of dedication to teaching and research and a refreshing sense of humor to provide an in-depth look at hybrid learning, the minds of the net generation, and the effective collection and use of information by students. Even he looks forward to his answers to September’s 10 Questions.