Students and Educators everywhere are hungry to learn. Teaching and Learning online can seem simple. As we have observed and learned, without good professional development teachers struggle and students stumble with online learning. A good foundation for applying sound pedagogy in the online environment yields amazing results, engaged students and inspired teachers. by Blackboard Inc.
The Echo 360 Active Learning Platform is the first cloud-based academic technology platform engineered to elevate student performance in the classroom and improve learning outcomes.
Come learn how Echo 360’s secret sauce helps instructors teach more effectively with real-time analytics on student behaviors, improved engagement through active learning to make teaching more joyful as well as increased study habits, comprehension, and overall scores for your students
Date: Tuesday October 20th, 2015
Time: 11 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 2 PM
Location: Milwaukee Campus, Main building room M612
MATC has begun a 1 year pilot of the Echo 360 Active Learning Platform, a tool for making instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. Echo 360 is a comprehensive tool that allows you to upload a presentation, record lecture capture video, and poll students with a built in student response system. When students view your presentations, they make take their own notes, mark confusing content, and ask questions all within one convenient location.
How to Join the Pilot
If you are interested in participating in the pilot, please use our Echo 360 Request Form and associate of the Teaching and Learning Technology department will arrange for you to have an account. In the form, please indicate what courses you would like to use with Echo 360.
Where to Learn How to Use Echo 360
Once you are given an Echo 360 account and course shell, you will be enrolled in our Echo 360 pilot training site in Blackboard. We strongly recommend reviewing the site’s comprehensive training webinars and tutorials before getting started. Additional information is provided at the Echo 360 Online Help website.
How Copyright and Fair Use Impact Third Party Captioning for Educational Video April 2, 2015 at 1pm – 1:45pm CSTOne of the great challenges of using videos that you don’t own is that accessibility laws require most educational institutions (as well as government programs and other industries) to provide closed captions for video content. This is where copyright law can interfere. Blake Reid, an Assistant Clinical Professor in Technology Policy and Telecom Law at Colorado Law, will walk you through the conflict between copyright law and captioning law, focusing on the legality of captioning videos that you don’t own. Register now!
The Future of Video Player Accessibility April 22, 2015 at 1pm – 2:00pm CSTIn this webinar, developers from YouTube/Google, JW Player, Video.js, and University of Washington will come together to discuss video player accessibility. Taking a look at their different players, we will discuss the current capabilities, known shortcomings, and plans for future development. This webinar will provide a forum for major developers to take a top-level look at the future potential of video player accessibility. Register now!
Creating Accessible PDFs with Acrobat: Requirements, Implementation, and Evaluation April 30, 2015 at 2pm – 3pm ETIn this webinar, the Chief Accessibility Officer of SSB BART Group, Jonathan Avila, will walk you through the requirements for PDF accessibility. He will provide you with implementation and evaluation techniques that you can follow to create accessible documents with Acrobat XI. You’ll learn how to provide textual alternatives for visual elements as well as how to use various Acrobat tools that will make accessibility implementation as simple as possible. Register now!
“BLENDED LEARNING: TIPS, TRICKS & BEST PRACTICES FOR YOUR CLASSROOM “
A FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS SPONSORED BY: SOFTCHALK
Wednesday, March 25th From 12pm- 3:30pm CST
Simplek12 Lead Moderator
With Featured Presenter
Using Virtual Field Trips in Your Flipped or Blended Classroom
12:00-12:3 PM CST Getting Started with Blended Learning
1:00-1:30 PM CST Design a Student-Centered Flipped Lesson That Encourages Exploration and Inquiry
2:00-2:30 PM CST How to Create Your Own Digital Content and Grow your Online Programs
3:00-3:30 PM CST
WARNING: Space is limited for the online conference, and registration always fill up quickly so be sure to sign up now to claim your spot on the registration list. Once you claim your spot, share with a friend. The Conference has 4 sessions, but come and go as you please.