Past Events

Thinking Like a Lawyer: Practical Strategies Seamlessly Integrating Critical Thinking into Digital Learning through Social Justice

Closing the critical thinking gap in education has never been more important. Join math teacher-turned-attorney Colin Seale, the Founder and CEO of thinkLaw and author of Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students, for an interactive workshop that will give you powerful, but practical skills to incorporate critical thinking into digital learning by giving learners experiences to help them lead, innovate, and break the things that must be broken.

Colin Seale

CEO of thinkLaw

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From Design to Practice: Course Archetypes

April 2, 2021

12:00 pm

Building from Basics: Foundational Knowledge Course Design

Get practical advice about course structure and content for courses that teach foundational knowledge from someone that has designed dozens of them, in multiple subject areas, for multiple institutions. Learn to balance course objectives with engaging material. Erin Czerwinski is an experienced curriculum developer and learning engineer. Erin currently works as the Manager, Learning Engineering and TEL Product for Carnegie Mellon University’s Simon Initiative and Open Learning Initiative.

Erin Czerwinski

Manager, Learning Engineering and TEL Product for Carnegie Mellon University's Simon Initiative and Open Learning Initiative

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From Design to Practice: Course Archetypes

Webinars and Workshops 2021

March 12, 2021

12:00 pm

Very Vocabularic! Bringing Language Teaching Insights to Information-Dense Course Design

Learn how a language teacher designs courses with tons of vocabulary to be learned and then apply these techniques to other information-dense disciplines. Marsh is a teacher and researcher of the German language, specializing in language pedagogy, second language acquisition, and critical applied linguistics.

Sara Marsh

Teacher and researcher of the German language at the University of Waterloo

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From Design to Practice: Course Archetypes

March 5, 2021

12:00 pm

Connecting Course Objectives and Program Goals

Maria Andersen reviews best practices for connecting course objectives to program goals. This might be called many things in different environments, but the concept is the same. Learn how to align course goals to program outcomes.
In CourseTune and CoursePlan, this work can be accomplished by looking at CLOs (course learning objectives) and PLOs (program-level outcomes).

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

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CourseTune Education

February 23, 2021

12:00 pm

Writing Course Learning Objectives

Maria Andersen shares best practices for writing course learning objectives. These may also be called core outcomes, course goals, or competencies. In CourseTune and CoursePlan, you can design your courses with the end in mind for the students, by starting with your course learning objectives.

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

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CourseTune Education

February 23, 2021

12:00 pm

ESIL: A Lens for 21st Century Learning

Learning scales, like Bloom’s taxonomy, help classify learning objectives for students and are used to structure a course’s progression. In this workshop, Maria will introduce ESIL, an additional tool to assess the depth of learning a student needs to reach. ESIL is used to build lifelong learning in the age of information abundance and technology access.

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

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ESIL

Webinars and Workshops 2021

February 19, 2021

12:00 pm

Skill Maturity: Unpacking Pedagogical Approaches to Maximum Student Success

Martha Masters presents Skill Maturity: Unpacking Pedagogical Approaches to Maximum Student Success. Join us for a close look at designing a course that increases a student’s skill maturity. Masters shares her experience designing courses to increase skill maturity from her perspective as a guitar instructor from Loyola Marymount University and California State University Fullerton. Martha is the president of the Guitar Foundation of America, has published three books, and has released seven recordings.

Martha Masters

President of the Guitar Foundation of America

From Design to Practice: Course Archetypes

Webinars and Workshops 2021

January 22, 2021

12:00 pm

A Course Unboxing- First Look at an Imported Course

Coursetune Inc presents A Course Unboxing for Colleen M. Culley, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh. This is the first look at her course after CourseTune imported her curriculum documents. We love these moments when faculty members see opportunities and have A-ha! moments when seeing their course for the first time.

Colleen M. Culley

PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh

Kristin Powers

Director of Storytelling and Client Engagement at Coursetune

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CourseTune Education

January 5, 2021

How often should you audit your course design?

Too many credit hours? Too many readings to do? Curriculum drift and curriculum bloat are common issues that happen over time. Maria Andersen describes how to audit your course and revise it to be more streamlined and aligned. This is a clip from Course Planning is the Key to Success in Every Digital Modality for The Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

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Conference Presentations

Distance Education Accreditation Commission

December 17, 2020

2:00 pm

Why one-size-fits-all assessments don’t work

Maria Andersen describes the way to move past “one-size-fits-all” assessments to truly engage students in meaningful assessments. She introduces the CourseTune visualization of activities and assessments to be able to see the full view of alignment to objectives. This is a clip from Course Planning is the Key to Success in Every Digital Modality for The Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

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Conference Presentations

Distance Education Accreditation Commission

December 17, 2020

2:00 pm

How do you design assessments for diversity and engagement?

Students need transparency about what they will learn, how they will learn it, and how they will be assessed. In this clip, Maria Andersen talks about the best practices for designing assessments. This clip is from Course Planning is the Key to Success in Every Digital Modality for The Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

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Conference Presentations

Distance Education Accreditation Commission

December 17, 2020

2:00 pm

What does course alignment look like?

Maria Andersen explains how to use CourseTune to see what an aligned course looks like. She shows how to connect learning objectives with activities and assessments. This clip is from Course Planning is the Key to Success in Every Digital Modality for The Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

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Conference Presentations

Distance Education Accreditation Commission

December 17, 2020

2:00 pm

What do all learning modalities have in common?

Maria Andersen explains how different modalities- from asynchronous online to synchronous in-person- all share a common “course DNA.” She introduces the concept of a course nucleus and describes how it is applied in each modality change. This clip is from Course Planning is the Key to Success in Every Digital Modality for The Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

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Conference Presentations

Distance Education Accreditation Commission

December 17, 2020

2:00 pm

Tell a Better Story – Strategic Storytelling for Alignment

Our brains are pattern-seeking machines that thrive on stories. Learn why storytelling matters to get buy-in for transformational change, how to unite a team around a common narrative, and what to look out for when stories go bad.

Kristin Powers

Director of Storytelling and Client Engagement at Coursetune

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2020 Fall Webinar

November 13, 2020

12:00 pm

Tuning Your Remote Teaching

Remote teaching and learning can be every bit as effective and rewarding as in-person experiences. Learn strategies and tips that can make all the difference for you and your students.

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

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2020 Fall Webinar

October 23, 2020

12:00 pm

Sherri Parker – Level Up Your Student Learning

How does the human brain learn? In this session, we will examine cognitive learning theory strategies & principles. Then we will review how those theories influence instructional design to optimize learning.

Sherri Parker

Director of Curricular Innovation & Product Development at ECPI University

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2020 Fall Webinar

October 8, 2020

12:00 pm

Interleaving Concepts

Interleaving concepts is an important instructional design best practice. Not only can you see your learning objectives and the depth of knowledge in CourseTune; you can also see the relationship between your course level outcomes and your specific modules. So that you can see when students first encounter each concept and how often throughout the duration of the course. Turn on your activities and assessments and zoom out to complete the picture.

Diane Weaver

COO of Coursetune

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CourseTune Education

September 22, 2020

2020 Keynote: Laying a Foundation for Your Program Design

This keynote will enable you to determine, write, and assess high-value student learning outcomes/objectives for your program or curriculum, where “high-value” means what potential employers need and want from your graduates. Ensure that your students achieve your program outcomes by identifying the courses that teach the content and skills in these outcomes, and then incorporating learning activities that should prepare students to achieve these outcomes. Along the way, we will examine 1) the nature of well-formulated, assessable learning outcomes, 2) an approach to program design that lays out the students’ learning process, and 3) guidelines for selecting learning activities and designing assessments. Be prepared to reflect on your current programs and work with your program team to plan modifications

Dr. Linda Nilson

Director Emerita of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation (OTEI) at Clemson University

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Coursetune Camp 2020

July 31, 2020

1:00 pm

An “All-In-One” Platform for Curriculum Mapping and Instructional Design and Assessment Training

The Aromatherapy Program Chair and Director of Library Services and Instruction at the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) will share the benefits of Coursetune, a highly visual learner-centered instructional design tool for curriculum mapping, to the faculty and curriculum design team at ACHS.

Specifically, the presenters will expound upon the benefits of having a single platform for all outcome and assessment documents, that may also be used to train faculty on assessment implementation and curriculum design.

Amanda Lattin

BA, MAT, Dip. Aroma, MH, RA Aromatherapy & Spa Program Chair Professor at American College of Healthcare Sciences

Ashley Ehmig

BS, MLS. Director of Library Services and Instruction at American College of Healthcare Sciences

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Coursetune Camp 2020

July 31, 2020

Program Outcomes for Student Success

Students benefit from well-aligned course design. Hear how CourseTune was used for a program review with the College of Business and Management at Colorado Technical University which resulted in a 54% increase in core course improvements and impacted their direct assessment data.

Dr. Mel Williams

Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Colorado Technical University

Dr. Niccole Kopit

University Dean, College of Business and Management at Colorado Technical University

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Coursetune Camp 2020

July 31, 2020

Teaching and Learning are Different Verbs: Embrace Student-Centered Course Design

Teaching and learning are two different verbs performed by two distinct sets of actors. CourseTune helped Michele Pistone shift her mindset and look at course design from a student-centered perspective. In this session, you will learn about the value of embracing a student-centered design approach to designing my online course and hear from a student about how this approach is engaging, educational, and uplifting to students.

Erinn Smith-Delss

Educator, VIISTA Graduate

Michele Pistone

Professor of Law at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

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Coursetune Camp 2020

July 31, 2020

Check Your Alignment: A Practical Approach to Course Mapping from University of Missouri System

If you are planning a road trip, you must first have a destination and then you must plan the route. The same principle applies when teaching a class. Course mapping allows one to plan the route using course goals, lesson objectives, and lesson plans. Completing a course map first will simplify designing the Canvas site. In this session, participants will learn through an existing course map designed by the presenter. Each step in the process will be presented to demonstrate how course mapping works.

 

Diane Weaver

COO of Coursetune

Linda Lair

Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Education, Respiratory Therapy at University of Missouri

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UM's Celebration of Teaching 2020

May 27, 2020

2:00 pm

Discussion Boards: Creating Meaningful Dialog

Discussion boards have been utilized for online learning for decades, but are we using them as effectively and efficiently as we can? Do you worry that your discussion boards feel more like busy work than a community of learning? You might notice students are just going through the motions: posting questions and completing tasks for points.

In this webinar, you’ll learn best practices for creating engaging discussion board assignments and inspiring more dynamic and meaningful online learning experiences. We’ll also go over best practices for creating rubrics and grading your discussion board assignments based on what they are learning.

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

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CourseTune Education

Teaching Strategies

March 20, 2020

Strategies for Complex Skill Development

Training has a satisfactory set of options if your goal is information delivery or procedural training, but what about creating meaningful training for complex skill development or for the not-so-procedural problems that show up more and more in the workplace? What about creating learning for those situations where your SME can’t tell you what good performance looks like, except to say, “Well you know it when you see it”?

Frameworks from complexity science and the science of expertise development can help you diagnose these kinds of complex learning problems, and can help point to eLearning design strategies that can actually address and support complex skill development. You will learn how variables like frequency of use, tacitness or explicitness, and level of automaticity affect skill development. This session will address assessment strategies for complex learning as well.

Julie Dirksen

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Coursetune Camp

Coursetune Camp 2019

July 29, 2019

Online Design Panel

Coursetune Camp 2019 online design panel featuring (by alpha) Kelvin Bentley, Tyton Partners, Laurie Pulido, Ease Learning, Yianna Vovides, Georgetown University, Danna Wren, Mizzou (University of Missouri). Facilitated by Maria Andersen, Coursetune CEO

Danna Wren

Senior Director, Academic Technologies at the University of Missouri

Kelvin Bently

Tyton Partners

Laurie Pulido

Ease Learning

Maria H. Andersen

CEO of Coursetune

Yianna Vovides

Georgetown University

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Coursetune Camp

Coursetune Camp 2019

July 29, 2019

Faculty Engagement Panel

Coursetune Camp 2019 Faculty Engagement Panel featuring (by alpha) Janette Isaacson, OIT,
Grant Kirby, OIT, George Meghabghab, Roane State. Facilitated by Diane Weaver, Coursetune COO

Three faculty members discuss the pitfalls and hardships of getting other faculty buy-ins to map and align their courses and how Coursetune can help make it a more valuable experience than traditional processes and spreadsheets.

Diane Weaver

COO of Coursetune

George Meghabghab

Roane State Community College

Grant Kirby

IT Program Director at Oregon Institute of Technology

Janette Isaacson

Associate Professor, Medical Imaging Technology at Oregon Institute of Technology

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Coursetune Camp

Coursetune Camp 2019

July 29, 2019

Professional Development Resources Panel

Coursetune Camp 2019 Professional Development Resources featuring (by alpha), James Altman, Jackrabbit LX, Brenda Boyd, Quality Matters, Diane Weaver, Coursetune Co-Founder and COO.

Round up of PD resources including courses by Coursetune Services, Quality Matters, and iDesign’s LX Pathways.

Brenda Boyd

Senior Academic Director: Program Services at QM Quality Matters

Diane Weaver

COO of Coursetune

James Altman

Chief Strategy Officer at Jackrabbit Learning Experience, LLC

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Coursetune Camp

Coursetune Camp 2019

July 29, 2019

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