Highlights from UNL's Celebration of
National Distance Learning Week
November 9 – 10, 2011
Events kicked-off with opening remarks by Associate Vice Chancellor David Wilson on the "State of Distance Education at UNL." Keynote speaker, Mark L. Parker, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland--University College, followed with his address, "Using Online Distance Education to Attract (and Keep) New Students."
Click on the links below to view Dr. Parker's PowerPoint presentation and the video of his address.
NDLW 2011 Mark Parker Part 1
NDLW 2011 Mark Parker Part 2
Faculty Presentation and Teaching and Technology Demonstrations
Professor Tim Wentz of the College of Engineering, one of the co-developers and instructors of a course in Construction Law, and Sydney Brown, instructional design technology specialist from EE&O, discussed the course's genesis, goals, and development process. The course is scheduled to launch in Spring 2012. Fellow co-developers and instructors are Alan Overcash (lead instructor), College of Law, and Dr. Wayne Drummond, College of Architecture. The course will feature content modules by each instructor as well as jointly-developed and dramatized real-life scenarios as online interactive activities for students.
Attendees then visited tables around the room hosted by EE&O's instructional design team, featuring online teaching applications of UNL tools (such as Blackboard's Content Collection, its blogs and wikis tool, and Camtasia Relay) as well as examples of pedagogical experimentation with tools such as Facebook and avatars.
Click on the titles below to access the handouts from the Teaching and Technology Demonstrations.
Camtasia Relay: Engaging Students With Interactive Lectures and Tutorials
Campus Pack: Web 2.0 Tools (Blogs and Wikis) for Group/Individual Projects in Blackboard
Tools and Approaches Used to Establish Instructor Presence and Build Community in Online Courses
Using the New Features of Blackboard's Content Collection Effectively
Using Maple T. A. for Proctored Online Assessment
Using Google Docs for Student Collaboration
Developing a Comprehensive Online Course Orientation (example provided by Professor Manda Williamson, Dept. of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences)
NDLW photos taken by Trey Cox, Extended Education & Outreach
NDLW 2011 Opening remarks by Associate Vice Chancellor David Wilson
NDLW 2011 Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Parker, University of Maryland--University College
NDLW 2011 Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Parker
NDLW 2011 Teaching & Technology demonstrations
NDLW 2011 Professor Martha Horvay (seated, far left) and instructional designer Sydney Brown (standing) discuss the use of Facebook in Dr. Horvay's Visual Literacy class
NDLW 2011 Instructional designer Sushma Jolly (facing) demonstrates selective use of an avatar as a creative way in which to establish instructor presence
NDLW 2011 Instructional designer Greg Sunderrman (standing) and Maple TA support Andy Frederick (right) discuss proctoring in the Maple TA online testing environment
NDLW 2011 Instructional designer Terry Workman (far right) discusses effective use of Blackboard's Content Collection
NDLW 2011 Instructional designer Eyde Olson (facing) demos a comprehensive online course orientation
NDLW 2011 Instructional designer Sushma Jolly (facing) shows several examples of how to establish instructor presence and build online community
NDLW 2011 Instructional designer Martonia Gaskill (standing)discusses/demos UNL's Camtasia Relay for lecture capture
NDLW 2011 Instructional designer Tareq Daher (seated, far left) discusses/demos Campus Pack--the blogs and wikis tool in UNL's Blackboard
NDLW 2011 Instructional designer Brian Wilson (standing) discusses/demos Google docs for collaborative projects
National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is sponsored nationally by the United States Distance Learning Association to celebrate and create greater awareness of distance learning.
For more information about UNL's NDLW event, please contact Cheryl Griffith at 472–4356 or email@example.com