As faculty, we sometimes find it hard to find the time to engage in continuing education and professional development, which is why I love online video tutorials and courses. The following are a few courses from my affiliate sponsors that I think would be helpful for educators. By clicking on the links below you’ll have the opportunity to learn something useful while supporting this blog. These courses are offered through recognizable and respected names such as:
Outcome Based Education
Camtasia 9 Mastery - Screen Recording for the Classroom
Teaching Adult Learners
Outcome Based EducationThis powerful and 2-in-1 course on Outcome Based Education (OBE) and Academic Quality Assurance specially designed for teachers and administrators of all levels, i.e. schools, colleges and universities.
Camtasia 9 Mastery - Screen Recording for the ClassroomCamtasia 9 is for everyone who uses Camtasia 9 to make videos on their Windows PC. From beginners learning what the program is about, to experienced users who want to learn how to learn more about combining animations and using the new behaviors in version 9, this course has loads of information for learners of all experience levels. From beginners to long-time users, you WILL learn how to best use Camtasia Studio.
Teaching Adult LearnersIn this course, you'll discover how to use the newest educational methods to create a student-centered classroom that's perfectly suited for adult learners. First, we'll explore the unique needs and motivations of adult students and find out just what they're expecting from your class. After that, we'll examine your students' different learning styles and multiple intelligences and look at how you can teach to each learner's strengths. We'll also talk about ways to get misbehaving or under-achieving students back on track. Next, we'll delve into a host of innovative teaching techniques that will turn your students into active learners and set them up for success. We'll also look at high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech educational tools you can use to capture and hold your students' attention. We'll follow that up by tackling a challenging topic: how to organize your material effectively and design strong lesson plans. We'll also talk about creating a warm, welcoming classroom environment and preparing a fun orientation. In addition, we'll look at how to create effective tests and how to teach your students good study skills. We'll also check out a wide range of assessments that will help you grade anything from a hairstyle to an ESL essay. And finally, we'll talk about making your classroom accessible and enjoyable for students with disabilities.