Interested in learning about E-Learning developments and how to adapt to a virtual classroom? This program provides resources for improving E-Learning, best resources for online training, and trends in the area. If you missed the live program, it has been archived and is available in the On Demand section of the ACUI Library.
Scarlett Winters is online engagement specialist for ACUI and the presenter for this webinar. She has been working in the field of E-Learning in higher education and professional development for over a decade. She has a master of science in adult education and is currently in pursuit of an Ed.D. in the Instructional Systems Technology program at Indiana University.
The webinar began with sharing useful websites that can benefit teams who are working together virtually. Websites like MindTools provide virtual ice breakers and other tips. The importance of treating student employees like adults was emphasized, along with how to seek out resources that are geared towards adults as opposed to the K-12 bracket. One preferred website is Tagoras, which has numerous resources for online training. There are even websites beneficial for creators and developers, including resources for making websites accessible.
Online Campus Resources
The importance of online libraries and how they can be activated was discussed, including how people in the department of human informatics services can be great help in adjusting to virtual education, in addition to learning design and technology departments. Though different institutions have different names for the pertinent department, it is worthwhile to seek out and make contacts in these areas with those who can help you, especially in the areas of online instructional design.
Associations for Instructional Designers
The webinar ended with a look at association websites that offer a variety of peer reviewed research helpful for instructional designers. They also have trends, information, and much more. Probably the most important aspect is that the information is easy to read for those new to this. These are organizations like the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. These websites may often have content locked behind a membership wall, your institution may already have access to publications or associations that do offer access.
To learn more about this program and associated topics, check out the On Demand Library’s version of Resources for Online Training in the ACUI Library. Included in that version is the program handout and the audience’s shared chat transcript. This program includes many details about the e-learning industry, learning solutions, and adapting to virtual classrooms, including a robust question and answer portion. You can also continue the conversation in the Student Employee Supervisors Community of Practice discussion forum.