The Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching (CIRT), in collaboration with the Faculty Training department at GCU, would like to invite you to attend a new interactive webinar series that will focus on Multimedia Instructional Strategies for Teaching (MIST). Feel free to attend any of the following MIST webinars to learn new techniques for making your online classroom more dynamic and engaging. These webinars cover the 2011-2012 Academic Year so mark your calendar.
Introduction to Instructor-Generated Multimedia
Looking for strategies to enliven your online classroom? Instructor-generated multimedia (audio, video, narrated PowerPoint) provides a great way for you to TEACH your online students in an engaging fashion. Attend this 30-minute webinar for an introduction to learn more about how to create and incorporate multimedia into your GCU online classroom.
Monday, Sept. 5 (4:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/750222384
Tues, Sept. 13 (5:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/843312177
Wed, Sept. 21 (6:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/462719881
Thurs, Sept. 29 (7:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/681265592
Teaching with YouTube
YouTube is not just for entertainment anymore! Attend this 30-minute webinar to learn how to effectively utilize YouTube to host your own instructional videos for your online classroom. Webinar will discuss strategies for enhancing the quality of your videos as well as a technical "how to" for hosting your videos on YouTube.
Mon, Oct. 03 (4:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/929206529
Tues, Oct. 11 (5:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/512399880
Wed, Oct. 19 (6:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/850413112
Thurs, Oct. 27 (7:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/853001592
Teaching with Jing
Ever wish you could record what is on your computer screen to share with your online class? Jing is the answer for you! Attend this 30-minute webinar for a how-to overview of this simple screen-capture application.
Mon, Nov. 7 (4:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/852072528
Tues, Nov. 15 (5:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/959975809
Wed, Nov. 23 (6:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/694245648
Thurs, Dec. 1 (7:00 pm, AZ Time)
Teaching with EyeJot
Microlectures offer an efficient, effective means of providing short instructional segments to supplement your online teaching. Attend this 30-minute webinar to learn how to enhance your teaching using EyeJot to deliver instructional microlectures.
Mon, Feb. 6 (4:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/248575825
Tues, Feb. 14 (5:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/649842728
Wed, Feb. 22 (6:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/723620601
Thurs, March 1 (7:00 pm, AZ Time)
Pedagogical Considerations for Multimedia Inclusion
In response to peer pressure, student requests or simple curiosity, many instructors are contemplating the integration of multimedia into their online courses. But, the desire to create flashy, interactive, multimedia rich courses is one that must be balanced with pedagogical thoughtfulness. Because the incorporation of multimedia is a quick and visible way to highlight that a course is responsive to the expectations of "next generation" learners, instructors may be tempted to jump into the multimedia mix asking questions of how, when, and where, instead of first asking why and what. Attend this 30-minute webinar to learn practical strategies to help avoid the integration dazzling multimedia applications that lack grounding in learning, engagement or critical thinking.
Mon, Mar. 05 (4:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/387274913
Tues, Mar. 13 (5:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/304687952
Wed, Mar. 21 (6:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/796767521
Thurs, Mar. 29 (7:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/593538265
Teaching with VoiceThread
It's a threaded, asynchronous discussion on steroids! VoiceThread goes beyond a simple threaded discussion to allow students to comment on images, documents or videos. Not limited to simple written comments, VoiceThread allows students and instructors to comment using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Attend this 30-minute webinar for pedagogical ideas to guide VoiceThread integration as well as a brief "how to" for creating your own VoiceThread.
Mon, Apr. 02 (4:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/941659224
Tues, Apr. 10 (5:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/574639792
Wed, Apr. 18 (6:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/778593464
Thurs, Apr. 26 (7:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/704710224
Teaching with Prezi
Tired of the same old, same old standard PowerPoint presentation? Looking for something a little different to catch your students attention? Prezi is the solution for you! Prezi presentation software allows you to put various ideas and images on the screen and zoom in or out to show their relative importance and relationship with one another. Attend this 30-minute webinar for strategies to guide effective integration of Prezi presentations in your online classroom.
Mon, June 4 (4:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/829816745
Tues, June 12 (5:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/191789568
Wed, June 20 (6:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/415173192
Thurs, June 28 (7:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/180218480
Teaching with Audacity
Often in teaching, its not WHAT you say, its HOW you say it. Integrating audio into the online classroom provides an efficient means of facilitating multimodal learning while personalizing the online learning experience. Audacity provides a quick, easy means of recording voice audio files that can be uploaded into the online classroom. Attend this 30-minute webinar to explore a range of possibilities for integrating audio to supplement your online teaching.
Mon, July 02 (4:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/582882576
Tues, July 10 (5:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/570311192
Wed, July 18 (6:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/714698016
Thurs, July 26 (7:00 pm, AZ Time) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/672964856