Texas Tech University

Teaching Well Online

Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning and the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center are proud to bring you the Teaching Well Online Brownbag Series. In these two sessions, we will be learning about tips, tricks and resources that are available to help you teach an online course more effectively. Bring a lunch and come learn with us!

Using NBC Learn to Add Updated, Captioned Content to Your Course
Presenter: Andrea McCourt
Friday, September 16th 12:00 to 1:00 pm
TLPDC, Room 151

Join Dr. Andrea McCourt, Program Director of Human Resource Development in University Studies, as she describes and demonstrates how she uses the resources of NBC Learn to add high- quality, timely videos to her distance and face-to-face courses. Texas Tech University has a university-wide license with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News. With over 12,000 stories in the archives dating back to 1920s, this collection is updated every day, Monday through Friday, with content from NBC Nightly News, the TODAY show, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, as well as MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo. From the faculty perspective, videos are easily added to Blackboard courses and already captioned, and from the student perspective, students can personalize their use of NBC Learn by creating cue cards and saving personalized lists of videos for projects and courses. Dr. McCourt is one of the Texas Tech's primary NBC Learn users and her experience will help you learn how to take advantage of this resource.

Using the Self and Peer Assessment Tool in Blackboard
Presenters: Dr. Nadia Flores-Yeffal and Anita Nunez
Thursday, November 17th, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
TLPDC, Room 153

Join Dr. Nadia Flores-Yeffal (Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work) and Anita Nunez (TTU Worldwide eLearning) as they discuss Dr. Flores' recent revision of her SOC 3394, Contemporary Sociological Theories online course and her use of Blackboard's Self and Peer Assessment Tool to create a peer review component for a research paper assigned in her course. The Self and Peer Assessment tool allows students to review and assess work submitted by themselves and by their peers. Using criteria provided by their instructor (or examples provided by their instructor), students can provide feedback for submitted assignments to their peers as a part of the evaluation process. Dr. Flores will share her experience with this tool and Ms. Nunez will guide participants through hands-on implementation of the Self and Peer Assessment tool in Blackboard.