STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER 



Workshops & Training Schedule Fall 2003
To obtain a WebCT account for an initial course offering, go to http://www.westga.edu/~distance/form2.html . AllWebCT sessions are free to UWG faculty, and staff or students using WebCT at UWG. 

Open House Sessions Available On Request and All Levels

One-one-one assistance is available on the topic of your choice. Attendees may specify the time desired. Please let us know that you are coming & what type of assistance is needed, so that we will have proper resources on hand. Bring any necessary files formatted for a PC. (If a faculty member is unable to attend a workshop, the DDEC staff will do it's best to accomodate their schedule for an individual appointment). Contact distance@westga.edu to sign up.

To register for one of the workshops below: E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat. Please include specific date, time & the topics you wish to be covered. Please note, faculty teaching courses 50% or more online will have priority.


DDEC Fall 2003 Faculty Workshops
Lab 203 in the College of Education
Attendees
Tuesday, 8.19.03 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Talley)
New! Introduction to Distance Learning at UWG
As well as hands-on work with WebCT, the workshop will provide information concerning the policies and procedures for Distance Learning at the University of West Georgia. Focus is on appropriate courses and course work for distance learning. Discussion will center on the changing role of teacher in distance learning (as facilitator) and role of the student as responsible participant in his/her education is examined. The necessary communication climate of online classrooms to support these roles is also examined. Standards for distance learning courses will be included, emphasizing the necessity and proper methods of distance learning assessment and evaluation.
 
Tuesday, 8.26.03 @ 3:00 – 4:00 PM (Talley)
New! Supporting Distance Learners in the Lab (for Lab Assistants)
This session is specifically designed to provide student lab assistants and other technical support personnel with a basic understanding of WebCT and its technical requirements.  Participants will also gain enough understanding of WebCT tools to provide a first line of support to UWG distance students who are using campus labs to access their online courses.
 lab assistants

Thursday, 9.4.03 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Gubbins)
New! Introduction to WebCT Vista
UWG will migrate to a new version of WebCT, called VISTA, by Fall 2004. What is VISTA? Why are we migrating? What’s the estimated timeline when will you migrate and how? Come learn about the advantages and possibilities that VISTA offers. There will be a question and answer period for those who wish to stay after the workshop.

Handouts: - View PowerPoint presentation notes from Introduction to WebCT Vista workshop. - View flash movie demo. This movie requires installation of the Flash Player Plugin. Go here to view the demo . Go here if you need to download the required Flash plugin .

 Jan Ruskell, Shirley Lankford, Linda Wagner, Elizabeth Bennett, Kathy Kral, Blake Adams, Dawn Putney
Tuesday, 9.9.03 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Talley)
Beyond the Classroom with Horizon Live 
Learn how Horizon Live can work with WebCT to help you meet the needs of various learning styles. See how the latest version of Horizon Live can help you reach out to your distance students. 
 F. Luo
Friday, 9.19.03 @ 8:15 – 9:45 AM (Talley)
WebCT Tool Time: Quiz Workshop
This hands-on session will provide an in-depth focus on the WebCT Quiz/Survey tool.
 to be rescheduled

Thursday, 9.25.03 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Gubbins)
WebCT Vista: Getting Started in VISTA 2.0

Prerequisites:
If you did not attend the Introduction to WebCT Vista workshop
, (1) view the PowerPoint presentation notes and (2) view the Vista flash movie demo . (Go here if you need to download the required Flash plugin .)

Course Description:
Introduction to building a course in WebCT VISTA.
Participants will logon to WebCT VISTA, complete the Getting Started Tutorial (includes a review of Build options, adding tools to the Course Toolbar, adding Components to the Course Home page, adding a Chat Room and Discussions, and Editing Links). Participants will also be given access to a blank course in which they may begin re-creating their current WebCT 3.8 course in VISTA. If the participant does not have a current WebCT 3.8 course, sample files will be provided. E-Mail jgubbins@westga.edu to reserve your seat, before 10am on the scheduled workshop day.

Gary Gregg (READ 3262);

Stacey Rowland (DLC101);

Elizabeth Bennett (MEDT 8463);

Jim Bellon (MATH 1101);

Alyson Wilcox (LIBR 1101)

Bill Wiencke (MEDT 8461)

Wednesday, 10.1.03 @ 3:15 – 4:45 PM (Talley)
Designing Online Classroom Assessment Techniques
We’ll look into effectively assessing students in the online environment. This short course will focus on a range of online instructional assessment techniques. Discussion will center on a variety of assessment methods to help you match your assessment needs with the technologies that are currently available. E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.
 L. Cao (CEPD)
 F. Luo (C&I)
Tuesday, 10.7.03 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Talley)
New! Effective Advisement of Distance Students
This session is for faculty and staff who advise students who take courses at distance. Become aware of important information you should know in order to promote the success of your distance students.  E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.
 David Hulsey (EDLE)
Friday, 10.17.03 @ 8:15 – 9:45 AM (Talley)
New! Copyright Issues in Distance Learning
Learn BOR guidelines concerning copyright issues in the distance learning environment. Discuss and analyze several copyright scenarios.  E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.
 
Tuesday, 10.21.03 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Gubbins)

WebCT Vista: Migrating Course Content and Quizzes to VISTA

Prerequisites:
If you did not attend the Introduction to WebCT Vista workshop
, (1) view the PowerPoint presentation notes and (2) view the Vista flash movie demo . (Go here if you need to download the required Flash plugin .)
(3) Participants must e-Mail jgubbins@westga.edu, before 9am on the scheduled workshop day, with the course and version of the course they wish to work with (for example, "I will be working with my ABED 3100 - Spring 2002 copy of the course").

Course Description:
This session teaches faculty how to use the WebCT 4.1 CE "export to VISTA" tool, in order to more swiftly move existing WebCT course content modules and quizzes over to VISTA. Participants must already have an existing WebCT course on the current active server or the archive server, in order to complete the tasks necessary for this workshop. Participants must e-Mail jgubbins@westga.edu, before 9am on the scheduled workshop day, with the course and version of the course they wish to work with (for example, "I will be working with my ABED 3100 - Spring 2002 copy of the course").

rescheduled for 11/11
Tuesday, 10.28.03 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Talley)
Creating Interactivity in Distance Learning
Interaction is a crucial element in any course and is often the means by which students and instructors check assumptions, process information, and stay motivated. This session will show you how to build that crucial interaction mechanism into your course and how to keep from getting overwhelmed by it. E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.
 
W. Wiencke (MEDT)
Allyson Davis (LIBR)
Barbara McKenzie (MEDT)
Abbot Packard (EDLE)
Anne HAlsall (EDLE)



Friday, 11.7.03 @ 8:15 – 9:45 AM (Talley)
Synchronous Online Communication
See how you can communicate with your distance students in real-time. We'll show you all the tools we use, demonstrate them for you, and let you try them out. We’ll look at HorizonLive, Two-Way audio, and chat. Come stock your synchronous tool bucket. E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.
 Dawn Putney (MEDT)
Elizabeth Bennett (MEDT)

Tuesday, 11.11.03 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Gubbins)
WebCT Vista: Migrating Course Content and Quizzes to VISTA

Prerequisites:
If you did not attend the Introduction to WebCT Vista workshop
, (1) view the PowerPoint presentation notes and (2) view the Vista flash movie demo . (Go here if you need to download the required Flash plugin .)
(3) Participants must e-Mail jgubbins@westga.edu, before 9am on the scheduled workshop day, with the course and version of the course they wish to work with (for example, "I will be working with my ABED 3100 - Spring 2002 copy of the course").

Course Description:
This session teaches faculty how to use the WebCT 4.1 CE "export to VISTA" tool, in order to more swiftly move existing WebCT course content modules and quizzes over to VISTA. Participants must already have an existing WebCT course on the current active server or the archive server, in order to complete the tasks necessary for this workshop. Participants must e-Mail jgubbins@westga.edu, before 9am on the scheduled workshop day, with the course and version of the course they wish to work with (for example, "I will be working with my ABED 3100 - Spring 2002 copy of the course").

 Christy Talley - Christy_Vista

Betul Ozkan- MEDT 8484

Dawn Putney - MEDT 6464

Barbara McKenzie - MEDT 6462

Stacey Rowland

Bill Lankford

Abbot Packard

Wednesday, 11.19.03 @ 3:15 –4:45 PM (Talley & McCrary)
Cool Tools We Never Use
Learn how to do cool things like put animated presentations in your WebCT course, have an audio conference, and much more. You'll dazzle your colleagues with your new bag of tricks . E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

                  Allyson Davis (LIBR)
Lesley Henderson (NURS)
Li Cao (CEPD)
Frances Kennedy (BIOL)
Teri Hirlinger (DDEC)
Abbot Packard (EDLE)
Beheruz Sethna (MKTG)
Betty Morris (MEDT)
Darlene Jones-Owens (MEDT)
Anne Halsall (EDLE)

                  

Last Updated on 25 November, 2003
By DDEC, Christy Talley
Email: distance@westga.edu