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2015 Spring/Summer Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce our Spring/Summer Webinar Series. Our plan is to offer webinars that address the challenges schools face concerning retention, best practices, first year experience courses, and proctoring issues. Join us as we share survey data, higher education market trends, spotlight best practices, and provide actionable items to begin implementing at your school today! Space is limited, so click on the webinar titles below and register today!

SmarterMeasure Best Practices – Results of the 2015 Client Implementation Survey
Thursday, May 7th – 2:00 CST, 3:00 EST, 1:00 MST, Noon PST
FREE – Sponsored by SmarterServices LLC

Putting the Pieces of a Successful Student Orientation Together
Wednesday, June 24th 2:00 CST, 3:00 EST, 1:00 MST, Noon PST
FREE – sponsored by OLN (formerly Sloan-C) & Comevo

Testing Integrity in eLearning: Tools & Techniques for Fostering a Culture of Academic Integrity
Thursday, July 16th – 2:00 CST, 3:00 EST, 1:00 MST, Noon PST
FEE BASED – sponsored by Innovative Educators


2014 Fall Webinar

Creating College Ready Students: Tips, Strategies, Examples, & Services to Ensure Student Success – October 3, 2014
RECORDED SESSION: https://vimeo.com/108121165

Getting ready for college includes more than just buying cute dorm décor, registering for classes, and buying books.  College is a time of transition that includes new ways of life for many students.  Some of which are leaving home for the first time with very little knowledge of basic skills like setting their own alarm and using a debit card.  While others are adult learners that have been out of the classroom for many years working a full time job and parenting their children. Join Dr. Mac Adkins and Terry Arndt as they discuss the challenge of college ready students and share practical solutions for students, faculty, and schools to help overcome these challenges.


2014 Summer Webinar Series

Redefining the Proctoring Process
Link to the recorded session – https://vimeo.com/99181459

WOW, I Did Not Know I Could Do That!:
Tricks for configuring and analyzing SmarterMeasure Data

Link to recorded session – https://vimeo.com/101551127


Getting the Most Out of SmarterMeasure™ – Best Practices and Case Studies

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Learn 15 ways to get the most out of your SmarterMeasure (formerly READI) data; highlighting four implementation models at Middlesex Community College, Ohio University, Houston Community College, and York Technical College. Learn how these 4 schools use the tool and the implications of the student data for their distance learning program. With shrinking budgets and dwindling grant moneys, every dollar spent on retention tools needs to count. Find out how to get the maximum value out of SmarterMeasure. The webinar is an hour jam-packed with information to help you successfully implement SmarterMeasure, increase usage, and improve retention!


Using Student Readiness Data to Improve Retention

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Sponsored by Pearson, Kate Noone discusses student retention focusing on SmarterMeasure and how Argosy University has used it in their online orientation to measure student readiness. Also highlighted is how SmarterMeasure is integrated with Pearson LearningStudio (formerly ecollege).


SmarterMeasure™ Integrated with Blackboard Building Block Webinar

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The training session is designed for current clients who use Blackboard and Blackboard users who may be interested in learning more about student readiness and SmarterMeasure.


Effective Teaching – How to Know it When You See It Three Components of Effective Teaching Presented by the University of North Texas

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Are you looking for keys to improving your teaching effectiveness? Would you like to understand the main factors in how your students view your effectiveness as an instructor? Hear Nancy Fire, Ed.D. and Mike Simmons, Ph.D. from University of North Texas and learn 12 proven items that mark an effective teacher. With Nancy’s 25 years of teaching and training and development experience and Mike’s 16 years of teaching, extensive knowledge of course design, learning enhancement and assessment, this webinar will be complete with strong take-aways and examples to begin implementing in your classroom right away.


Grit – Measuring What Matters

The webinar highlighted a report released by the U.S. Department of Education – “Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century. Panelists, Wendy Wibbens – Colorado State University and Dr. Yi Guan-Raczkowski – Middlesex Community College, shared specifics about their usage of SmarterMeasure, how they measure non-cognitive skills and use that data to help your students reach their full potential!

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Best Practices & Case Studies – SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator

Would you like to learn how to effectively implement SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator? During the webinar we will cover best practices and how to get the most from the tool. Join client schools Miami Dade College – Virtual Campus and Florida State College at Jacksonville and learn about their implementation models including orientation course, discussion forum, and a Student Life Skills course. We’ll take a close look at how they use the tool and the implications of the student data. The webinar is FREE and all participants will receive the archived sessions.

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Orienting Students to Learning Online: Why the Emphasis upon Learning Matters

Are technology skills and aptitudes the primary qualifications for online learning? Do students simply need access to appropriate online venues in order to achieve academic success? Ongoing research and analysis of student success and retention demonstrate that a host of factors impact student achievement within technology-rich learning contexts. Although technology skills are clearly essential, the central characteristics that distinguish students as college ready must also come into play within institutional conversations about online readiness. Join Dr. Ghazala Hashmi and learn how J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC) implemented these and other findings in its Quality Enhancement Plan in 2010.

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