eLearning Training Opportunities: Spring, 2011

Washington State Board Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) 

These are professional SBCTC development opportunities are available for all faculty and college staff in our system. 

We (SBCTC) have upcoming free, face-to-face technology training, live locally coordinated webinars and online office hours, and online classes. 
You can also get future updates by following elearnwa on twitter, visiting or checking the rss feed of 
http://elearninginwa.blogspot.com or checking the State Board training calendar

ANGEL

Interest in the SBCTC eLearning  Intro and Intermediate ANGEL courses continue to be strong.  Anyone associated with our system may enroll at no cost to their institution.  Please see a listing of all ANGEL courses scheduled from now through June on the SBCTC training calendar. For more information about these online classes, please contact Boyoung Chae.  Also there will be an advanced ANGEL training day at Cascadia on May 27th. There are still three seats available.  Click here to register.  For more information about this or future sessions, contact Scott Dennis.  The schedule of ANGEL classes for summer and next fall will be published to the training calendar (see below) soon.

ELLUMINATE (eLearning Community) 

Organized by a group of eLearning professionals from within the system, there are now online weekly meetings with session topics mostly relating to core system eLearning technology such as Elluminate, Tegrity and ANGEL/Learning Management or teaching and learning best practice related to online learning or technology.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend. The same group also holds regular online open office hours where anyone is welcome to drop in and ask eLearning related questions.  More information can be found at http://elearninginwa.blogspot or by following elearnwa via twitter.

TEGRITY

All system colleges now have access to Tegrity integration and most are in the process of running pilots or full roll outs.  State Board eLearning has coordinated a series of online and on-ground training opportunities for faculty and staff over the past year.  The next round of face-to-face trainings scheduled for April 28th and 29th are now full but we have another training scheduled in Spokane on Wednesday, May 11th.  To sign up,click here.  Although there are no other face-to-face Tegrity training days currently scheduled, Tegrity is providing an ongoing series of free, live online trainings.  Find more info at: http://info.tegrity.com/tegrity-training-series2

SBCTC TRAINING CALENDAR

The State Board maintains a calendar of all faculty and staff professional development opportunities that are available within the system.  Anything widely available in our region or online and sponsored by the board or a system college (that we know about) is listed here.  If you have a likely candidate for inclusion please send the information to Scott Dennis (sdennis@sbctc.edu)or Boyoung Chae (bchae@sbctc.edu).

HOW TO TEACH ONLINE

The State Board regularly offers an online  How to Teach Online course which is open for enrollment at no cost by anyone associated with the system.  The course covers best practices and learning theory associated with online learning.  Although the course is taught using the ANGEL learning management system the materials and topics are meant to apply to any online teaching and learning experience and teachers who work with other learning management systems are invited to enroll.  This training is designed for instructors who have some experience or technical training in online instruction. State Board staff members have also offered a face-to-face version of this training opportunity and would do so again if there is interest in the future.  For more information about please contact Boyoung Chae.

QUALITY MATTERS

We have renewed the institutional contract with QM this year and paid affiliate fees.  SBCTC elearning has budgeted to pay for each college to do the following: send one person through QM Master Reviewer training, send one person through Independent Trainer training, and provide each college with QM paper workbooks and supplies.  Interest in Quality Matters has increased dramatically recently and we are working to secure additional funding for QM. We hope to have more detail very soon.  For more information about QM please contact Boyoung Chae.  Kudos to the team at Pierce College on the awesome series of QM workshops they recently offered up for instructor in the system.

SLOAN

In 2011 we were able to procure an additional 300 SLOAN-C training seats after using all that were purchased previously.  Demand for SLOAN training, particularly the SLOAN-C Certifications has been strong.  As with Quality Matters we are in the process of securing funding and hope to offer additional capacity in the very near future.  For more information, or to request additional seats for your faculty, please contact Boyoung Chae.

ATL CONFERENCE

The Assessment, Teaching and Learning Conference will be held this coming May 11 – 13 in Spokane. Although the conference is now sold outit is never too early to start thinking about attending or making a session proposal for next year.   Related to the conference; the eLearning Council will award the annual Leadership & Innovation in eLearning Award in Spokane.


For questions about any of the above, please contact

SSCC TLC Coordinator
Sara Newman
(206) 395-WEBB