Open Textbook Workshop: Train the Trainer

A workshop for 1-2 OER champions from each community college campus Friday, March 4th, 2016 9:00 am PCC Sylvania, Oak Room (Cafeteria/College Campus/CC building) 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219 Sarah Cohen and Dave Ernst from the Open Textbook Network will lead a train-the-trainer workshop. After the workshop, you will be prepared to return to your college and offer an Open Textbook Workshop – with the support of the train-the-trainer cohort. The workshop that you will be trained to offer orients faculty to the basics of OER and then offers a $200 stipend for them to write a review of a textbook in the Open Textbook Library within 6 weeks of your workshop. You should select a date for the workshop that you will offer on your campus before you register for this session. Open Oregon funding will pay for faculty stipends. Travel reimbursement is available and lunch will be provided for the train-the-trainer session. Register now Parking at PCC Sylvania

Create, Manage Lessons for use in eLearn

Learn how you can get off-the-ground FAST and easily meet the needs of your diverse learners with SoftChalk Cloud. Create your own lessons with mobile-friendly activities, quizzes and media that engage the digital learner and improve learning outcomes. Manage your learning content and track student learning. Share content with your students or with the world—anytime, anywhere on any device, and collaborate on content development with colleagues… all from the Cloud. Register for a free demo today and learn how you can use SoftChalk Create with SoftChalk Cloud’s award-winning learning object repository to create portable, interoperable content that works with any learning management system.   Friday, January 29, 2016 11:00 AM EST Wednesday, February 3, 2016 1:00 PM EST Tuesday, February 9, 2016 12:00 PM EST   SoftChalk is the leading provider of content authoring software for educators in K-12, colleges, universities and medical programs. With SoftChalk, educators can create professional, engaging, learning content quickly and easily, which enhances their teaching and improves the learning experience for their students. Educators at institutions using SoftChalk have said, “SoftChalk has revolutionized the way that faculty teach.” Chemeketa is piloting the use of SoftChalk Cloud and there is a site license for any instructors who are interested in trying it out. For more information about using SoftChalk and to get access to the software, contact the Tech Hub at or by calling  503.399.7873

Webinar: Take Educational Video To The Next Level with Kaltura

Taking Educational Video to the Next Level December 8, 2015 Industry:Education From flipped classrooms to video assignments, video has become an essential part of teaching and learning worldwide. But as educational institutions become more proficient at using video, are they taking full advantage of video’s potential across the organization? Join this webinar to discover how to take your educational video to the next level. From marketing and admissions to campus life and libraries to community and alumni relations, video can revolutionize the entire institution. See how to use the video tools you already have to increase matriculation, grow a sense of community spirit, manage your archives, keep in touch with your graduates, and more. Panelists: Justin Beck, VP of Global Education Perry Fetterman, Director of Product Marketing

Improve Course Accessibility with Quality Matters

Deepen Your Institution’s Roots in Accessibility with QM Live! in April and May This spring, help your faculty and staff improve their courses’ accessibility by encouraging them to Spring into Action with interactive sessions featuring tools and takeaways they’ll use immediately to improve experiences for ALL learners. Recent lawsuits and rulings related to accessibility show that creating courses accessible to everyone is crucial. We’re offering two sessions — each $225 — focused on creating accessible courses. Each weekly session includes three two-hour workshops with the following themes: Preparing the Soil: April 21-23 or May 19-21 Your course’s content and instructional materials, including videos, animations and audio, should be easily navigable and incorporate design standards that ensure access for ALL learners. This session offers participants strategies and tools to provide accessible content for every learner. All sessions are 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Sowing the Seeds: April 28-30 or May 26-28 Documents, forms, and videos used in your courses should be developed with ALL users in mind. In this session, you’ll work to improve courses and learner engagement while developing accessible Word documents, PDFs and videos. All sessions are 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Get all the details and sign up for QM Live! Spring into Action