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Bringing critical thinking into the classroom

Online Learning Presents First Fridays: Critical Thinking April 14

April 07, 2017

This webinar will cover the integration of critical thinking components across the curriculum. The concept of critical thinking will be defined and specific ways to bring critical thinking into your classroom. More specifically, the session will look at ways to include critical thinking components to the online environment. It will take place on Friday, April 14, at 9 a.m CDT. 

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News and professional activities from Webster University faculty and staff

News Around Webster: Rein Fulbright; Andrews London fellowship; Ervin leader summit; OLC on transfer students

February 28, 2017

The Library's Laura Rein has been named a Fulbright Specialist, Thailand's Tim Andrews has been appointed senior visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics, Katie Ervin served on a panel for the K.C. Executive Leadership Summit, and a team from the Online Learning Center and Advising will present in Jefferson City on how Webster serves transfer students.

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OLC First Friday Webinar March 3

February 23, 2017

Are you familiar with the Announcement feature in WorldClassRoom? Join the Online Learning Center on Friday, March 3, at 9 a.m. for the First Friday webinar, How Using Announcements can Improve Engagement, with with instructional designer Lori Kovarik. The presentation will be followed by a 30-minute discussion.

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WebNet+ allows sites to link to on-ground courses at other campus locations.

Little Rock Pilots Master of Public Administration via WebNet+

February 20, 2017

Collaboration among the Online Learning Center, the Walker School of Business and Technology, and the Little Rock Air Force Base campus location has led to a pilot to integrate WebNet+ into the on-ground Master of Public Administration program, with the opportunity to integrate WebNet+ into other programs Webster offers at Little Rock.

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The captioned videos feature Webster students sharing their online experiences in Webster degree programs.

Testimonial Videos Highlight Online Student, Blended Learning Experience

February 14, 2017

The Online Learning Center has created video testimonials featuring fully online graduate students and blended program learners discussing their experiences taking Webster University courses and programs online. The testimonials provide a range of perspectives for current and prospective students and are available for use in promotional or educational purposes.

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Faculty Workshop: How Your Course Design Can Help Prevent Cheating

December 06, 2016

Join the Online Learning Center on Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. CST for the latest session, How Your Course Design Can Help Prevent Cheating. Instructional designer and training specialist Kate Sprague will cover tips and strategies that all instructors can use to inhibit the act of academic dishonesty by thoughtfully designing activities and assignments.

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2017 Teaching Festival Call For Proposals

October 05, 2016

The Teaching Festival Committee invites proposals for presentations, posters, panels, and roundtable discussions for the 2017 Teaching Festival on the theme, “Finding and Sharing Voice: Active Learning for Inquiry, Agency, and Leadership.” The Teaching Festival will be held Feb. 13-17, 2017, and proposals will be accepted until Dec. 16.

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Michael Cottam, Sean Coleman, Janice Neal, Bill Houth and David Handrahan.

Western Region Directors Conference

August 10, 2016

Webster directors in the Western Region had their first annual conference last week, hosted by David Handrahan of the Luke Air Force Base location. The entire conference was filled with training as well as opportunities to brainstorm about new and innovative ways to reinvent extended campus operations, with participation via WebEx from key departments in St. Louis.

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The Online Learning Center provides support for faculty and students using WorldClassRoom.

Faculty Support for New WorldClassRoom Interface

May 17, 2016

The Online Learning Center will be holding open office hours and WebEx meetings over the next two weeks to provide live support for any questions faculty may have related to supporting student success, teaching online and the new user interface (UI) for WorldClassRoom (Canvas). As a reminder, all operations remain virtually the same, with the exception of the top navigation bar now appearing on a left hand menu.

tags: faculty, online learning, online learning center, webster today

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Concourse Syllabus Management Tool Expanded across Webster Network

May 12, 2016

The Office of the Provost and Office of Academic Affairs announced the expansion of the Concourse Syllabus Management Tool across the Webster University network. This effort is being led by the Faculty Development Center, Information Technology, and the Online Learning Center. "The expansion of Concourse will be beneficial in many ways,” said Vice Provost Nancy Hellerud. "It will be especially useful to leaders of programs and campuses with specialized accreditations and programs that are offered at multiple sites and online."

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