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Upcoming Webinars

To Innovation and Beyond: Program Models for Building Entrepreneurship and Innovation Extracurricular Programs

Providing extracurricular programs for community college students can be challenging due to the competing demands students face. Yet, it has become increasingly important for community colleges to provide their students with a level of academic rigor that not only prepares them for their careers, but also helps them develop critical-thinking and soft skills. Recent entrepreneurship programs focus on the importance of pitch competitions to assist students develop their business ideas. The City University of New York has moved away from the concept of a competition-based entrepreneurship program, and instead, developed a comprehensive Innovation Challenge program staffed by mentors and professional industry experts and based on the Lean Launch Methodology taught at Stanford University. This pedagogical approach teaches students the importance of testing a value proposition, while providing students with opportunities to develop their interpersonal and critical-thinking skills.

Webinar participants will learn about the Business Model Canvas, how to implement the Lean Launch Methodology in their curriculum and programs, best practices for implementing an Innovation Challenge in their local community, and program outcomes developed for community college students. 

Christine Mooney, Associate Professor, City University of New York – Queensborough Community College 
Christine is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and has taught a variety of Business Management courses for over 10 years as a member of the Queensborough Community College (QCC) faculty. Christine has also served as a faculty mentor on the QCC Fed Challenge Team since 2004, during which time she and a colleague coached their team to two National Community College Finals. Christine holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Queens College and a law degree from New York Law School. Christine is a trained instructor for the National Science Foundation I-Corps program and the founder of the Community College Innovation Challenge at CUNY.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Using Social Media for Active Learning

People use social media in their everyday lives to connect to people and information. It can be challenging to effectively leverage social media in the classroom. The benefits of using social media include increasing in active learning, accessing authentic materials, and learner ownership of the learning environment and activities. This webinar addresses ways that social media can be used in formal class settings to support active learning using a knowledge activity framework. This framework helps instructors and learners focus on germane interactions and resources that support learning objectives and prepare learners for lifelong learning activities in the social media environment. The webinar covers initial steps for instructors who want to gradually use social media, as well as advanced ideas for using social media in the classroom. Practical and ethical issues are also discussed.

Vanessa Dennen, Professor, Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies, Florida State University

Dr. Vanessa Dennen is a professor of Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies at Florida State University. Dr. Dennen’s research investigates the cognitive, motivational, and social elements of computer-mediated communication. In 2014, she taught a Social Media for Active Learning MOOC, and she has delivered workshops and webinars internationally for instructors and instructional designers about developing online presence, social media integration in the classroom, and instructional design for active learning.

Dr. Dennen has authored more than 75 manuscripts, which have appeared in publications such as Instructional Science, Distance Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Educational Research Technology and Development, and The Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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