Fall 2012 LERN Faculty Club Webinars

LERN Faculty Club Webinars – the first two focus on online learning specifically

Teaching Learners to Lead webinar September 25, 1pm CT
With Dr. Rita Marie Conrad – Duke University

Providing opportunities during a course for learners to take the lead in preparing and delivering an instructional activity is the pinnacle of learner engagement.  This type of activity provides the sense of empowerment that shifts the learner’s mindset from viewing the instructor as the ultimate authority in the course to one of seeing him or herself as a valued contributor in the learning environment.  It is at this point that learners recognize they are knowledge generators, not only for themselves, but for the community as a whole.

The goal of this webinar is to provide educational practitioners with specific methods to develop activities that not only engage learners in an online learning environment but empower them to lead knowledge-generating activities.  The session will be based on the Phases of Engagement model by Conrad and Donaldson through which activities are planned with increasing levels of interaction and collaboration in order to encourage learners to lead in developing knowledge in an online learning environment.

Continuous Engagement Asynchronous Online Conference    

October 9-10
With Dr. Mary Dereshiwsky – Northern Arizona University

This conference will ask, what does continual engagement mean in your online classroom and also discuss why it is important. We will present information on strategies for continual engagement at the start of the term and for continual engagement as the semester gets underway.

This conference will provide strategies for continual engagement in individual and group work as well as how to maintain it when your courses and your schedule get busy. Join us for this asynchronous online conference taking place over two days. The information will remain posted for one month so you can access it any time during that four week period. Share your thoughts on the subject and find out what others in your field are experiencing.

The Pedagogy of the 21st Century webinar November 28 1pm CT
With William A. Draves – President of LERN

The new technology of the World Wide Web, along with its many offshoots, is transforming work, life and education. By 2020, some 75% of the ways in which we work, love and learn will be spent differently than they were in 2000.

As we transition into the new economy and the new environment of the 21st century, the infrastructure and institutions of the former economy and century will become obsolete.  Our educational system is one such critical element of the social infrastructure that has to be transformed. Join us for this one hour webinar on this very important topic.