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Fostering Online Discussions
with Mary Dereshiwsky
Being engaged with your online learners throughout the course is one of the three biggest weaknesses of online teachers. It is also one of the three biggest ways to take your online course to the next level, making it a superior learning experience for your learners. Come experience how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of 'continual engagement' in teaching. Discover how to build student success through your interaction, how to give online learners feedback, communicating with them about everything from subject matter to delicate issues to grading. You will come away with advanced, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion. And you will see how your instructor models great interaction and engagement in the online environment.
Generational Learning Styles
with Kassia Dellabough
Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need because students learn in a variety of ways. This course will focus on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do. Come find out how to help your students learn more and discover something new about yourself too! We will explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique "cohort experience." Your will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more.
Integrating Social Media in Your Organization
with Jennifer Selke
Take away a practical strategy and techniques for implementing a social strategy for your organization or business. Learn the top five considerations when starting a social network as well as tips to manage an online community. Discover how to create your own private social network using the Ning platform. Discuss the top tools to use to manage your social media life and build integration into your web site. See how Google Docs and Calendars work and how to use online video to further your business goals. Hear about mobile check-in applications and how companies are using coupon and deal sites. Get your company listed properly on local search engines so more customers can find you. Discuss how web design has change and get feedback on your website while discovering usability testing and user interface design. Finally, learn how to manage this influx of information created by the new media revolution. Develop a manageable work flow and get productivity tips to be more efficient. Learn what you might be doing wrong in social media as well as essential policies to have in place for your employees and company. See what trends are on the horizon and where your goals fit with those new trends.
LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep & Study Group
with Kelly Gearhart
This course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. Students examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. In each of the first seven Units we cover all specification sections listed by the Green Building Certification Institute as exam content areas. The final Unit focuses on exam preparation. To be successful in this course and on the exam, I recommend you view all the presentations, thoroughley read and understand all the readings, successfully pass each of the Unit's quizzes and engage in the discussion forums with me and your fellow students. You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP BD +C, LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion.
with Jennifer Selke
LinkedIn is the most popular business social network and the webs site for professionals to network, build business relationships, and provide or receive referrals. Most people rarely get beyond setting up a profile and therefore miss out on all the advanced features that have come to make LinkedIn so popular. Learn how to set-up your personal profile so that it gets noticed by others. Discover how LinkedIn can be used to generate leads, recruit new employees, and find new jobs. This class will cover all the intricacies of LinkedIn to help you create, customize, and optimize your presence on LinkedIn.
with Jennifer Norwood
A beginner's guide to Mac OSX operating system. This course will go through the basics of navigating your Mac computer. Topics will include: navigating the desktop, the functionality of the dock, changing system settings, using spotlight, working with application and files, using internet browsers, using a USB drive, logging out, and proper method of shutting down the computer. Students wanting hands on practice should plan on bringing their Mac laptop. However, hands on practice is not required for this class. 1 Session.
Managing & Marketing Webinars
with William Draves
Boost your success with webinars by getting the most advanced and latest information on managing and marketing webinars. Find out when and how often to promote webinars, how to do follow up promotion to those who click-through on your initial emails, and how to generate more leads and inquiries. Discover our unique needs assessment model, and take back our 5 secrets to creating high response surveys. Market research can be simple, no-cost and effective, lowering your risks. Then take home our webinar planning timeline with the ideal timeframe for planning and marketing webinars for maximum success.
Managing Generations in the Workplace
with Kassia Dellabough
Get an understanding of managing workers in different generations in the workplace. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. Generations X and Y are significantly different than the Boomer generation. Each generation has different expectations and styles of work in the workplace. Come explore the characteristics of the different generations in the workplace. Discover the current motivations of Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers and what messages they value. Then identify practical, how-to tips and techniques for managing Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace.