The SkillsCommons-MERLOT SoftChalk Webinar Series
SkillsCommons-MERLOT offered a special five-event series on how to use SoftChalk as a tool to use, revise, reuse, and share your OER. See slide decks and recorded webinars via the following link.
Join us for Awareness and Skill Development in OER including Finding, Using, Revising, Reusing, Reviewing and Vetting Processes, Sharing, Licensing, and Making Magic with Technology Partners! Whew...it's all here!
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May 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 CT - Watch for an archived version of this webinar - posted here within five business days of the event. In order to fulfill Hewlett grant deliverables, all HBCU AL$ project institutions are required to attend regularly scheduled webinars. However, Speical Sessions are considered optional, and all are welcome.
May 11th 3:30 - 4:30 CT - Download the archived version of this webinar posted here. In order to fulfill Hewlett grant deliverables, all HBCU AL$ project institutions are required to attend regularly scheduled webinars.
May 18th, 3:30 - 4:30 CT - Watch for an archived version of this webinar - posted here within five business days of the event. In order to fulfill Hewlett grant deliverables, all HBCU AL$ project institutions are required to attend regularly scheduled webinars. However, Speical Sessions are considered optional, and all are welcome.
May 25th 3:30 - 4:30 CT - Learn to use MERLOT tools and OER to create stronger courseware. Dr. Gerry Hanley and your HBCU AL$ supporting teams share the essentials of this rich, time-tested tool.
Recorded Webinar: Making Magic: Tech Tools to Improve and Use OER
June 8th, 3:30 - 4:30 CT A Deeper dive into MERLOT and the exciting world of MERLOT's Editorial Boards with Jane Moore as your guide.
Recorded Webinar: MERLOT: Getting involved in Ways That it Count!
June 15th, 3:30 - 4:30 CT We continue our deeper dive into MERLOT and the exciting world of MERLOT's Editorial Boards with Jane Moore as your guide.
Bookmark Collection as Sample: https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewBookmarkCollection.htm?id=1381257
Slide Deck: Webinar June 15.pdf
June 29th, 3:30 - 4:40 CT You are approaching MERLOT Pro Status! Led by MERLOT Editors, we continue our deeper dive into MERLOT and the signficant return in personalizing your own MERLOT collections.
Slide Deck: HBCU 6.29.2021.pdf
July 13th, 3:30 - 4:30 CT Now you can easily build your own Faculty Showcase. Let us show you how with Content Builder!
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Recorded Webinar https://1drv.ms/u/s!ApxZFPD9zEnqhZUT56a2XooQOMBLSA?e=I0jLRG
July 27th, 3:30 - 4:30 CT A deeper dive into building your own Faculty Showcase. Let us show you how with Content Builder!
Step by Step Instructions for Building your own Faculty Showcase: creating a faculty showcase.docx
A Walkthrough for Using Content Builder to create your own Fcaulty Showcase A Walkthrough the HBCU Showcase Content Builder.pdf
Get a Head Start! Register for a FREE 30 Day Trial of SoftChalk and learn more about the SoftChalk sharing site at https://www.softchalkcloud.com/
September 7th, 3:30 - 4:30 CT. Join MERLOT-SkillsCommons partners from Gooru and learn how your institution can successfully and strategically recapture math skills lost by students during and prior to the COVID pandemic. The best part? Gooru offers low and no cost options for Math Navigator. MERLOT- SkillsCommons partnerships are bringing you very smart and affordable solutions to very real challenges in higher education today.
Learn about Gooru's Math Navigator: A free, online, intelligent app for your phone or computer that will generate an individualized pathway and provide highly curated, personalized suggestions to help each learner reach their math goals.
HBCU AL$ program and Math Navigator: Incoming freshman will be more challenged in their first year college experience because of the COVID pandemic. Many students lost learning opportunities and lost some skills and knowledge that they had at the start of the senior year in high school. Math skills are one specific area where learning was lost and the Math skill area is one of the major challenges for first year students in college. The Math Navigator is a service that is already used by millions of students around the world. It has been developed by Gooru, a non-profit organization that has been a partner with MERLOT and SkillsCommons for the past 3 years.
- Review the 45 minute webinar that demonstrates Gooru's Math Navigator
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- Review the presentation slides on Gooru's Math Navigator for HBCU.pdf
- Review the memorandum of understanding with Gooru if you want to pursue an institutional strategy
- More info? Phone: +1 650-331-0219 Email: email@example.com
October 5th and November 9th, 3:30 - 4:30 CT. Our very own OER HUB Leaders share how they designed and implemented Open Educational Resources in their classrooms and how they built and use their Faculty Showcases. Hear from your peers about how OER and Faculty Showcases are enhancing the teaching and learning experience.
Start Date TBD, 3:30 - 4:30 CT. This event is the first in a series we will offer over the next several months. Each Round Table Office Hour Workshop will offer up to five breakout rooms where participants can problem solve with an expert in up to three topics each session. Here's a chance to get your questions answered regarding the HBCU AL$ project. All are welcome! Bring your colleagues and your questions about:
- Finding and Using OER in Your Courses
- OER Makeovers
- Building Your Own MERLOT Collections
- MERLOT Editorial Boards
- Developing Your Faculty Showcase
- Creating a Sustainable AL$ Program at Your Institution
- Meet with Partners like ecoText, SoftChalk, Gooru, and O'Donnell Learn