Recorded Presentations and Webinars

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Check out some of the webinars and presentations I’ve done for instructional designers, librarians, higher education, and K-12! Want to attend a live webinar for free? I’m doing three more this summer for CSUF’s M.S. Instructional Design & Technology. See what’s coming!

Instructional Design

Intro to Instructional Design

This webinar covers Instructional design models, how people learn, learning theories, and memory, motivation, and feedback. Webinar presented June 12, 2020, for CSUF’s M.S. Instructional Design & Technology. Join an encore of this presentation live on June 26 at 12 pm Pacific.

Eye-Catching in a Good Way: Graphic Design Basics

This session served as a primer on effective visual design. We covered basic graphic design principles, the use of color, type, and typography, and designing effective slides, handouts, and job aids. Webinar presented June 19, 2020, for CSUF’s M.S. Instructional Design & Technology.

Learning for Everyone: Accessibility and 508 Compliance – Coming Soon!

In this session, we’ll talk about how you can create online learning experiences that are usable by everyone. We’ll define accessibility, cover common accessibility pitfalls, talk about legal requirements under Section 508, and we’ll cover strategies to analyze content for accessibility. Join live July 3 at 12 pm Pacific. Part of CSUF’s M.S. Instructional Design & Technology’s summer webinar series.

Fair Use Isn’t Everything: Copyright, Public Domain, and Creative Commons – Coming Soon!

This session will cover finding and reusing existing content for your learning experiences, and how to protect your own work. We’ll dive into copyright, fair use, Public Domain, and Creative Commons. Join live July 10 at 12 pm Pacific. Part of CSUF’s M.S. Instructional Design & Technology’s summer webinar series.

Higher Education

Technology and 21st Century Skills/Free Graphics, Audio, and Video for Education

Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean it’s free! In this hour-long webinar, you’ll learn where to find media while respecting creators’ copyright. We’ll go over the basics of “Creative Commons” licenses and what it means when something is “open.” You’ll learn how to use Google Images and other sources to find open and openly licensed images. Come and learn how the basics of media may be reused, adapted, and legal while feeling guilt-free! Webinar presented September 2017 as part of California State University’s College of Education Webinar Series, 2017-18.

Choosing to Publish OER (Open Educational Resources)

Learn the benefits of creating and sharing open educational resources. Webinar presented October 2016 for a workshop by Cal State Fullerton’s Online Education and Technology department.

K-12

Humanizing Online Teaching

We talked about how getting social can improve learning, how using Universal Design for Learning principles benefits every learner, and we introduced accessibility guidelines. Webinar presented June 9, 2020, for SchoolsFirst Center for Creativity and Critical Thinking.

Backward Design Strategies

This session introduced backward design, also known as competency-based learning. We covered the basics of lesson design and writing measurable learning objectives. Webinar presented June 2, 2020, for SchoolsFirst Center for Creativity and Critical Thinking.

Instructional Strategies for Online Learning – Coming Soon!
This session will cover strategies for teaching a variety of content and constructing active learning experiences. We’ll talk about developing your own content and assessment and adapting existing materials.

20 Free Apps for Online Teaching – Coming Soon!
I’ll share all of my favorite open and free apps and resources for teaching online.

Libraries

Free Graphics, Audio, and Video for Education

Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean it’s free! In this webinar, you’ll learn where you can find graphics, audio, and video for your teaching that you can reuse while respecting creators’ copyright. We’ll go over the basics of Creative Commons licenses and what it means when something is “open.” You’ll learn how to use Google Images and other sources to find open and licensed images, and you’ll come away with the basics of how these images may be reused and adapted, legally and guilt-free! Webinar presented March 7, 2018 ACRL’s University Libraries Section’s Professional Development Committee.

20 Apps in 60 Minutes (For Educators)

This webinar featured 20 amazing applications for educators. We covered apps that increase student engagement, apps for you (and your students!) to create your own instructional media, and productivity apps to keep you focused and organized. All of the featured apps are free and cross-platform. Webinar presented January 31, 2018 for ACRL’s University Libraries Section’s Professional Development Committee.

Conversations with Blended Librarians: Second in a Series

This session explored the role of Blended Librarians by discussing with our panel how they developed their skills, how they obtained their positions, what their work is like, what their challenges are and what they enjoy about being a Blended Librarian. Panel conversation March 2, 2017, with guests Lindsay O’Neill, Francesca Marineo, Kristin (Miller) Woodward, Julie Hartwell, and Amanda Clossen.

Conference Presentations

Note: I’ve done tons of conference presentations, but only a couple were recorded.

Online Teaching with Affordable and Open Educational Resources: Successes and Learning Experiences – ALA Annual 2018

My experience as a faculty member using library and open educational resources to teach in a graduate instructional design program. Presented as part of a panel at American Library Association’s Annual Conference 2018 in New Orleans.

Digital Badges Exposed – TCC Online Conference 2018

Our academic library’s tutorials program has dramatically scaled up the number of students that receive basic library instruction without requiring any additional librarian time beyond development and maintenance. This program gives students a thorough orientation to the library and the basics of doing library research using self-contained online tutorials with built-in assessment. For each tutorial completed with a 100% score (tutorials are repeatable), students earn a digital badge that is viewable in the learning management system by peers and faculty alike. The badges feature allows both librarians and campus instructors to confirm student completion and track who has mastered basic library and information literacy concepts. This program allows librarians to make better use of in-person time and helps to scale up library instruction on a campus of 40,000 students.