NISOD, the leading source of innovative teaching and learning solutions for community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff, has scheduled a series of year-round, high-quality, and thought-provoking webinars. Led by community and technical college leaders and other experts in the field, NISOD webinars enable faculty members to conveniently learn about best practices and cutting-edge research related to effective teaching. Each webinar, a free benefit for NISOD-member colleges, includes action-oriented, measurable, and learning-focused objectives that will help faculty members improve their teaching techniques for online, hybrid, blended, and face-to-face courses. The combination of powerful expertise and interactive technology promises to bring new life to professional development on campuses around the world.
How Your Online Presence Boosts Student Learning
Distance learning offers students increased access, adaptability, and agency. However, without an active and engaged faculty presence, online classrooms can be lonely and alienating places. As a result, student satisfaction, achievement, and retention can plummet. Fortunately, you can be the glue that holds your online learning community together without spending all of your time online. This webinar helps you become a better online instructor by providing you with practical insights and strategies for managing your online presence. During this session, you’ll learn best practices you can use to model the engaged and respectful interactions you’d like to see in your own courses.
Deidre Price, Professor of English and Blackwater Review Managing Editor, Northwest Florida State College
Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels: How to Prevent Cheating in Online Classrooms
Cheating is a widespread and perennial problem in college classrooms, especially those online. Learn why students cheat, ways that online faculty knowingly or unknowingly contribute to the cheating problem, and 18 strategies that can reduce or eliminate cheating in online classrooms. The webinar facilitator holds a doctoral degree in Management from the University of Maryland University College, a master’s degree in science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in business administration from Rutgers University, and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Stony Brook University. Prior to her career in higher education, she spent 20 years working as an engineer and management consultant.
Jocelyn Sirkis, Director, Professional Development and Adjunct Instructor, Marketing and Management, Community College of Philadelphia