Learn more about a successful course redesign effort at the University of Utah leveraging Open Education Resources. Combining free textbooks, instructional videos, on-line quizzes, electronically graded homework assignments and practice exams, ChemVantage is a learning resource that supports face-to-face, hybrid or fully on-line General Chemistry classes. ChemVantage founder Chuck Wight will demonstrate how built-in learner analytics helps instructors to identify problems quickly, keep students on track automatically, and identify specific topics where students are having difficulty mastering expected outcomes. The impact of such homework on the in-class environment will also be discussed.
Over the past four and a half years, HippoCampus.org has grown to serve, on average, a quarter million teachers and learners every month. Originally intended as a homework help site for students, it was quickly discvered that, of those quarter million users, over half were teachers projecting HippoCampus content into their classrooms.
To better meet the needs of teachers and NROC Network members, HippoCampus has been redesigned to accommodate new content collections, highlight discipline-specific resources, and enable the creation and sharing of custom “playlists”.
This brief introduction to the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) offers instructors an overview of features of this popular interface. The session focuses on orientation to the environment as an "editing teacher" as well as tips for modifying NROC materials pre-loaded into the system.
This webinar is a tour of The NROC Project's activities and offerings in new models for Open PD:
- Open PD embraces a connected learning model for educators.
- Open PD offers a variety of channels for anytime/anywhere participation.
- Open PD gives educators the support to design and drive their own PD.
- Open PD facilitates curation, sharing and social authoring of OER amongst educators.
Ruth Rominger, NROC's Director of R&D, and Claudia L'Amoreaux, Curator of NROC's Connected PD project, facilitate an engaging conversationabout Open PD and NROC's Connected PD project. Participants take an active role in sharing their own ideas and examples of Open PD to help evolve a new model of Open Professional Development.
Join a pioneering group of NROC Network members who are creating and sharing creative materials to extend the NROC courses they're using with students. You'll hear about their projects customizing Moodle, adding their own screen grabs, creating study guides, and helping students and teacher colleagues create their own video worked examples.