NCAT Webinar Series: September, October, November and December 2014
NCAT's fall 2014 series of free webinars begins in September. You must register for each webinar, but there is no registration fee. Registration is limited to 100 participants for each webinar. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. All webinars will begin at 1 pm EST and will open 30 minutes prior to the starting time. After a presentation, the presenters will be available to answer questions and provide additional specifics about their redesigns.
Getting Started Webinar
- September 16, 2014, Getting Started on Course Redesign is a webinar for those of you who are thinking about beginning a large-scale course redesign project. This two-hour-long webinar will provide participants the opportunity to learn about how redesign efforts have begun at both four- and two-year institutions. NCAT Redesign Scholar Michelle Miller from Northern Arizona University will describe how their redesign of Introductory Psychology, got started and how they resolved problems that arose. NCAT vice president Carolyn Jarmon will give examples of what has been experienced by two-year institutions in a variety of academic disciplines as they began their redesigns. The agenda includes plenty of time for discussion to help you think about how to get started. College was presented by Xiaoping Wang and featured the effective use of the Emporium Model (typically used in developmental math) in a developmental reading course. Click here to register.
Discipline-based Webinar Series: October, November and December of 2014
Each hour-long webinar will feature an NCAT Redesign Scholar, the project leader of a highly successful course redesign, describing the redesign project with a particular focus on its distinguishing characteristics. The following topics and speakers are planned:
- October 14, 2014, Redesigning The Economic System at Buffalo State College presented by Bill Ganley, featuring the effective use undergraduate learning assistants in an introductory economics course. Click here to register.
- November 11, 2014, Redesigning Developmental Mathematics at Manchester Community College (CT) presented by Marcia Jehnings, featuring use of modularization in the Emporium Model, a proven approach to learning developmental mathematics. Click here to register.
- December 9, 2014, Redesigning Fundamentals of Biology at the Salisbury University presented by Ron Gutberlet, featuring greater engagement of students individually and in groups. Click here to register.
If you have questions about this webinar series, please contact Carolyn Jarmon, NCAT vice president, at cjarmon@theNCAT.org. We look forward to seeing you online!