Professional Development Workshops

HCC offers a variety of workshops to help faculty create effective online learning environments. Moodle training is available monthly, while other workshops are held twice each semester. The workshops are offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, blended, and fully online. For information or to register for a workshop, contact Mike Kowalewski at mkowalewski@hcc.edu

Moodle

This session will introduce participants to the Moodle platform and the tools available for their courses such as forums, assignments, labels, videos, etc.... This session is intended for those who have no previous experience using Moodle.

Best Practices for Online and Blended Classrooms

This workshop provides instructional design principles for developing and delivering and revamping fully online and brick and click courses.  It also provides a foundation for developing and pedagogically using multimedia-ADA compliant podcast, interactive poster, digital storytelling, and more.

Prerequisite: Moodle training. See above.

Integrating and Developing Multimedia I: Images and Text

This session provides basic instruction for developing and editing images, concept maps, interactive flash images and educational comic strips.  It also provides a foundation for pedagogically integrating images and text into the classroom.

Integrating and Developing Multimedia II: Podcasts, Digital Storytelling, and Sketching

This session provides basic instruction for creating avatars, digital stories, ADA compliant podcast, and digital sketching/writing for math and science.  It also provides a foundation for pedagogically integrating audio into the classroom.

Integrating and Developing Multimedia III: Video Sims, Assessment, and Interactive Presentations

This session provides basic instruction for creating screen cast video simulations with captions and interactive presentations.  Faculty will also create a rubric for critiquing multimedia work done by students. It also will provide a foundation for pedagogically integrating video and interactivity into the classroom.

Integrating and Developing Multimedia IV: Multimedia and Electronic Portfolios

This session provides continued instruction for developing and editing video.  It also provides basic instruction for creating interactive multimedia timelines and multimedia electronic portfolios. It also will provide a foundation for pedagogically integrating multimedia into the classroom.

Online Accessibility

This workshop is designed to provide an introduction to creating online course content that is accessible to those with disabilities. This course is not intended to be all encompassing. Projects will include an introduction to the following: creating accessible MS Word documents, podcasts, and videocasts.

Coming Soon: iTunes U

iTunes U is an exciting way to deliver course content to your students via computer or iOS (Mac) mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). iTunes U acts as a repository for multimedia components of your course. For example, a student with an appropriate mobile device can view a multimedia presentation without logging into Moodle (Learning Management System), providing them with education on the go.

Prerequisite: Online Accessibility

Our Staff

Michael Kowalewski, Coordinator of Instructional Technology

 

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303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
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