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Welcome to the NISOD Webinar Series

Webinars are offered at no cost to individuals at NISOD Member Colleges and $25.00 (credit card payment only) for individuals at non-member colleges. You can check the Member College page to see if your college is a NISOD Member. Complimentary webinars are open to all individuals.

Tools That Increase Student Engagement in Online Courses

Today's students are accustomed to continuous movement and visual stimulation. This session explores free and low-cost tools that can help increase student engagement in online courses. Tools that are discussed include Powtoon, audio editing, podcasting, screen capture software, streaming videos using PowerPoint, and more. The goal when using these tools is to reach students "where they are.” The webinar facilitator demonstrates each of the tools she uses in her classes and discusses the most appropriate uses of the tools for various subject matters, audiences, and learning objectives. In addition, with an eye towards new guidelines involving accessibility (i.e., Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Section 255 of the Communications Act), the facilitator also discusses the ability to use these tools to make your courses available to all students.

Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, Associate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage - Kodiak College, has worked in the public-sector as a health care administrator for 24 years before becoming a teacher. She holds a terminal degree in educational leadership and leads two departments at the college. Distance educational development is her passion, and she continuously finds new ways to present course materials in ways that meet students’ needs.

Thursday, March 22, 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

Webinar Sign Up Form

To sign up for this webinar, enter your information below using your college email address. (* = required field)