The National Center for Academic Transformation
Webinar Series - Course Redesign
Getting Started Webinar on February 11, 2014 at 1 pm
Getting Started on Course Redesign is a webinar for those of you who are thinking about beginning a large-scale course redesign project. This two-hour-long webinar will provide participants the opportunity to learn about how redesign efforts have begun at both four- and two-year institutions. NCAT Redesign Scholar Teresa Overton from Northern Virginia Community College will describe how their redesign of developmental math, impacting almost 10,000 students, got started and how they resolved problems that arose. NCAT vice president Carolyn Jarmon will give examples of what has been experienced by four-year institutions in a variety of academic disciplines as they began their redesigns. The agenda includes plenty of time for discussion to help you think about how to get started.
Discipline-based Webinar Series: March, April and May of 2014
Each hour-long webinar will feature an NCAT Redesign Scholar, the project leader of a highly successful course redesign, describing the redesign project with a particular focus on its distinguishing characteristics. After a presentation, the lead faculty member will be available to answer questions and provide additional specifics about the redesign. The following topics and speakers are planned:
- March 11, 2014 at 1 pm EDT: Redesigning Developmental Reading at Northeast State Technical Community College presented by Xiaoping Wang, featuring the effective use of the Emporium Model (typically used in developmental math) in a developmental reading course.
- April 8, 2014 at 1 pm EDT: Redesigning General Psychology at the University of New Mexico presented by Gordon Hodge, featuring the use of mastery quizzing.
- May 13, 2014 at 1 pm EDT: Redesigning College Algebra at the University of Central Florida presented by Tammy Muhs, featuring large-scale redesign in a course of 4,000+ students.
You must register for each webinar, but there is no registration fee. Go to http://www.theNCAT.org/Webinars/2014Webinars.html to register for one or more of these webinars.