NC-NET Academy Course Schedule

Spring 2017

Incorporating Active Learning Strategies in the College Classroom
January 13 – February 24, 2017
Early enrollment begins 11/28/16; open enrollment for all colleges starts 11/30/16.
Come explore ways to increase student engagement and participation in your courses. We’ll begin by examining best practices and models of active learning, including case studies, problem-based learning, and collaborative group learning. Along the way, we’ll self-assess the degree to which our current teaching strategies promote active learning. Finally, we’ll stretch beyond our comfort zones and redesign a lesson that is usually taught in a more passive manner.

Technology Bootcamp II—More Tools for Reaching Students
January 13 – February 24, 2017
Early enrollment begins 11/28/16; open enrollment for all colleges starts 11/30/16.
Don’t abandon those blogs and social networks yet! Now that you’re feeling confident from the Technology Bootcamp I experience, you’re ready for the accelerated pace of this course. You’ll learn the basics of one to two new technology tools each week. Get ready to move your lectures beyond PowerPoint presentations with Prezi, teach with word clouds and concept maps, and explore and create in Google Earth, lecture capture and distribution technologies, collaboration tools, copyrights, and more! Note: As with Bootcamp I, this course requires a significant commitment of time each week, an eagerness to interact with colleagues, and a reliable multimedia computer with high speed Internet. See other technology requirements below.

Technology Bootcamp III—Reaching Students with Video
March 10 – April 21, 2017
Course Enrollment is Closed.
If a picture is worth a 1000 words, then video is infinitely more powerful! And clearly, students pay attention to video. So, let’s get comfortable with the technical issues surrounding videos, and learn how to make them a regular part of your weekly teaching toolkit. In this course you’ll learn to find and use videos in your courses, convert your existing slide presentations to video, and create video from demonstrations and lectures to enhance your classroom delivery and even enable online delivery. Note: As with previous Bootcamps, this course requires a significant commitment of time each week, an eagerness to interact with colleagues, and a reliable multimedia computer with high speed Internet.

NC-NET Academy Practicum: Collaborative Curriculum Development for Creating Integrated Instruction
March 10 – April 24, 2017; final projects due May 1
Faculty participants must be nominated for this course. Please see the practicum page for details.

Questions? Please email academy@nc-net.info for additional information.