Mississippi College


Topic Authentic Assessment strategies For Online Learning
Webinar on demand
Presented April 12, 2013
  Central Standard Time
Panelist Information  Presenter, Dr. Denise Lowe, Instructional Design Team Lead, Center of Distributed Learning
Duration 1 hour

How can an instructor know if students have met course objectives or have achieved area competencies if tests and quizzes are not primary assessments? How can you ensure academic integrity and curb online cheating? What other forms of assessment are particularly effective in an online environment? 

This is a great opportunity for your entire faculty and design team to learn the fundamentals of developing authentic assessment and understand how to scale them to your own program, no matter the size. Our expert instructor will discuss:

  • Top five ways students cheat with technology
  • Traditional vs. alternative forms of assessment
  • Simulations, role play, learning games, collaboration, and team/group assessments
  • How to design tests in a way that measures critical thinking, relevancy, and knowledge transfer (sample questions provided)

About the Presenter
Denise became interested in the field of instructional design as an outgrowth of her online experiences—both as an educator and a student. Her desire to create varied learning environments that foster student/faculty growth and learning led her to UCF. She is now one of the instructional design team leads. Prior to coming to UCF from North Carolina, Denise maintained a private counseling agency after working for years as a counselor/supervisor in government and public agencies. This work included business consultations, seminar development, educational materials development, and teaching both traditional and online courses at two universities.

Topic turnitin
Plagiarism Spectrum Drill down
Webinar on demand
Presented April 23, 2013
  Central Standard Time
Panelist Information  Ray Huang, moderator & Renee Swenson, speaker,   Professor of English at Saddleback College
Duration 1 hour

From a forgotten footnote to wholesale copy-and-pasting, plagiarism rears its head in a variety of forms and with varied intent. It is important to identify and understand the various types of plagiarism, knowing that it's never black and white but a spectrum. Learn the top 5 types of plagiarism (both intentional and unintentional), highlighting specific examples and presenting strategies for improving student awareness.

Topic turnitin
Students and Plagiarism:
Exploring the Disconnect between morals and behavior
Webinar on demand
Presented April 22, 2013
  Central Standard Time
Panelist Information  Ray Huang, moderator & Jason Stephens, speaker
Duration 1 hour

What are the motivations behind student plagiarism? Why do students cheat even when they believe that it's morally wrong? What are some of the ways in which students rationalize their sense of responsibility--and to what end or intended outcome?

This webcast explores the disconnect between student moral understanding and motivation by looking at the problem of plagiarism and cheating from the student perspective. Drawing from research based on survey data, we specifically address the drivers that prompt students' decision to plagiarize.

Topic Copyright and Fair Use: Compliance guidelines for faculty
Session 1: Faculty use of copyright
Presented to MC faculty
Session 1: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:30 pm, Self Hall #210
Session 2: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 2:30 pm, Self Hall #210
  Central Standard Time
Panelist Information  Kevin Smith & Steve McDonald
Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes each


How copyright and fair use laws apply to teaching, research, and publications is not always clear. The increasing ease of copying and distributing digital material raises the stakes enven more. Faculty often do not have access to the resources and support they need to sort these challenges out. This pre-recorded webinar unfolds the key concepts that every faculty need to know in applying copyrigh law in the classroom (online and face-to-face), research and scholarly publications. To help you understand these concepts, exper instructors will share many secnarios throughout the webcasts.

Session 1: Faculty Use of Copyright

Session 2: Faculty Ownership of Copyright

Topic 5 Ways to Build eLearning Confidence With Low-Stakes Grading
Recording date Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:00 pm
  Central Standard Time
Panelist Information  Scott Warnock, Associate Professor (Drexel University)
Duration 1 hour

Building Communication, Confidence, and a Constructive Learning Environment
Frequent low-stakes grading is a beneficial approach in all of higher education, but it is particularly powerful in the online environment where instructors can’t see students who are texting away, drifting off, or otherwise disengaged. It also keeps students focused and on track, and it provides regular performance feedback so that students—as well as instructors—always know how they are doing in a course.
Find out how frequent low-stakes grading can help foster student-teacher communication, build student confidence, demystify assessment, and encourage a constructive learning environment in Five Ways To Build e-Learning Confidence With Low-Stakes Grading.

The links below will help you access this presentation.

Topic:  Providing Comprehensive Student Support Services Online -20120131 1801-1
Recording date:  Tuesday, January 31, 2012 1:01 pm
  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Panelist Information:   Denise Swett, EdD (Foothill College, CA); Christina Royal, PhD (Cuyahoga Community College, OH)
Duration:  1 hour 29 minutes

Providing Comprehensive Student Support Services Online
With diminishing resources and a new generation of students who have high expectations for 24/7 information availability, colleges need to identify and implement an extensive menu of online student support services. Online services assist faculty and staff with many things such as reducing repetitive inquiries, preparing students ahead of time for counseling and advising appointments, and providing detailed and consistent information.

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