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November 5-9, 2012

Distance Learning Week 2012

“A Virtual Exploration about Distance Learning” DISCOVER THE POSSIBILITIES

Possibilities=Opportunities By The Instructional Technology and Training Center

Join us this week as we celebrate National Distance Learning Week. The purpose of NDLW is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning. The Instructional Technology and Training Department is excited to offer the following activities to increase your knowledge of distance education. All of the activities are virtual, so there’s no need to leave your desk! Everything may be completed from the comfort of your own desktop, laptop, or mobile device. WEBCASTS • Monday-Coppin Students Speak: Results from the ECAR Survey • Tuesday- MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) • Thursday- SharePoint

LEARN ABOUT DISTANCE EDUCATION What is distance education? What tools and skills are needed? Are you interested in learning more? Check your email this week for our online activity that will give you a better understanding of distance education.

presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using a mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded audio file. VoiceThread runs inside your web browser. Voicethreads are a great tool to enhance distance education. Want to see it in action? We have two voicethreads for you to interact with. Click one of the links below to express yourself!


There are thousands, maybe millions, of Web 2.0 tools that can be used to enhance distance education; whether you are the instructor or learner. Click here to discover some of those tools and take the Web 2.0 challenge.

EXPRESS YOURSELF A voicethread is a web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and

7 ½ Habits of Highly Effective Lifelong Learners Experience with Web 2.0 Tools What does Distance Learning Mean to You?

DAILY GEMS Check out tips and ideas for using Coppin’s technology tools. Tuesday: Web 2.0 Tools for BB Wednesday: Tegrity Thursday: Blackboard Lesser Known Features

DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK 2012 | November 5-9, 2012


HOW TO LEAVE A COMMENT IN VOICETHREAD 1. Click the "Sign In or Register" button on the presentation. 2. Go to the slide for which you would like to make a comment. (Use the forward arrow or click the navigation icon). 3. Click the Comment button, and then click Record. (If asked to allow Voicethread to access your microphone, click Allow). 4. Start talking (Don't be nervous! You can cancel and re-record as many times as you like.) 5. Click Stop recording when you are finished. You will hear a preview of your recording. 6. Click Save (or Cancel to start over). Your comment will appear on one side of the slide.

DAILY GEMS Check your email daily for links to the Daily Gems and Webcasts.

Instructional Technology Salute

This week, the Instructional Technology and Training Department would like to salute Coppin Faculty and Staff who are making strides in the area of instructional technology. They are using Clickers, incorporating digital tools such as Avatars into their courses and more! Don’t miss the salute on Friday, November 9, 2012.

2013 National Distance Learning Week  

Let's Celebrate NDLW 2012

2013 National Distance Learning Week  

Let's Celebrate NDLW 2012