Learning Design Community Hub Meeting, Friday November 4, 2011

Here are the slides from our meeting Friday , 11 /4/2011 along with the description of each segment.

Some Thoughts on Social Collaboration Tools & Scholarly Research, John Meier, Science Librarian
Mr. Meier will tell us about his work leveraging the power of web-based collaborative tools when doing research. Whether your doing research for a paper of goal of your own or for the design & construction of learning experiences, John's talk will help us understand how we can use these new technologies to leverage the power of our collective knowledge.

The Potential of Lynda.com for Course Design, Brett Bixler, Lead Instructional Designer, ITS Training Services
My good friend & founder of this community, Dr. Brett Bixler will talk to us about the potential of Lynda.com for enriching the online & blended learning experiences. Generally, we think of services like Lynda.com as just-in-time how-to tools. Dr. Bixler will talk to us about using the tutorials in Lynda.com to supplement & enhance the teaching & learning experience.

Update on the Accessibility Initiative, Bill Welsh, Director of Disability Services, Dept. of Educational Equity
A lots been happening across the university to improve the teaching & learning experience for all of our students. Mr. Welsh will update us on all the Penn State's been doing over the last six months to meet the needs of our students. Mr. Welsh will give us an idea of the particular challenges some students face & what we can do in our course design to assist them. He will also point us to some additional resources we can take advantage of to improve content delivery.

Bill Welsh Accessibility.ppt463.5 KB
Brett Bixler Lynda.ppt1.2 MB
John Meier Social Collaboration Tools.pdf1.51 MB