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October 25, 2017 | Maximizing Student Engagement and Collaboration Learning through Digital Education

Presented by Elizabeth Barkley, Ph.D., Foothill College

Please join us for the next Campus Conversations event where Elizabeth Barkley, Ph.D., will be presenting Maximizing Student Engagement and Collaboration Learning through Digital Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus.

In this webcast event, Barkley will share her expertise on how college faculty can improve the quality of classroom learning and the effectiveness of their teaching. She will focus on collaborative learning processes which help students integrate information through personal and active engagement with content and with others through digital education. The skills and knowledge developed through this type of learning have been shown to prepare students for careers after graduation.

Important: When registering for the event, please indicate if you would like to attend the presentation in-person or via webcast. An e-mail will be sent prior to the event with attendance information.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (CST)
University of Nebraska at Omaha

About the Speaker

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Elizabeth Barkley, Ph.D., is a professor of music at Foothill College, located in Los Altos Hills, California. She has spent her career researching and writing about classroom teaching practices that transform both face-to-face and online classes so that instructors can meet the needs of diverse learners. Barkley was named California Higher Education Teacher of the Year and her work has been recognized by the state of California and has also received a number of honors for her undergraduate and online teaching and has been named a Carnegie Scholar in music.

Barkley is the author of Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty and Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. In her books, she shares ideas for engaging students in a wide variety of disciplines. She also addresses how faculty can effectively involve students in small group work that promotes learning.


About Campus Conversations

The University of Nebraska Online, in partnership with each NU campus, co-hosts a series of talks focused on key topics related to education in the fact of rapidly changing technology.

Sessions are held on their respective host campus and streamed live on the web for those who cannot attend in person. Campus Conversations are free for NU employees.


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Date Recipient
01/30/2013 Resources

The University of Nebraska Online provides a number of resources dedicated to supporting online education. Here you will find resources for faculty and staff, from how to offer a new online program to our annual professional development symposium to our award-winning, custom-built dashboard for state authorization information.

09/08/2016 People

The University of Nebraska Online seeks to identify and support the online strengths and efforts of each individual University of Nebraska campus. We work closely with representatives from each campus, operating as an advocate for strategy in online education at NU.

01/19/2010 University of Nebraska Online

Launched in 2010, the University of Nebraska Online is a university-wide initiative with the primary goal of providing increased access to education for Nebraska residents, and to people throughout the world. NU Online brings together the online programs offered by the four campuses of the University of Nebraska into one comprehensive website and strategy.

High School
20+ Bachelors
70+ Master’s
5 Doctorates
40 + Certificates
& Endorsements

NU Online works closely with the NU campuses to:

  • Expand access to a University of Nebraska education – a credential valued by employers – to more Nebraskans
  • Address the needs of working adults seeking degree completion
  • Enhance national and international awareness of the university as a quality resource for online degrees
  • Position the university for the future by further integrating online pedagogies into existing curricula

The University of Nebraska High School (UNHS) serves Nebraska schools and students across the state.  By using UNHS courses, local schools extend their curriculum offerings while keeping students in their communities, enrolled in local schools and on the path to graduation. The University of Nebraska High School is committed to its strategic purpose and direction, which is to serve students anytime anywhere with a high quality, college prep high school curriculum.  UNHS is a special purpose school under Nebraska Rule 10.  Rule 10 governs accreditation of schools - same authority and responsibilities as public schools under Rule 10 including awarding academic credits and high school diplomas.

09/08/2016 Quality Assurance Guide
Structuring a Course for Online Delivery

The purpose of this checklist is to give a new (or veteran) faculty member a roadmap for the development of an online course. The checklist covers four main areas: Course Overview, Content, Interaction, and Navigation.

This checklist is the culmination of work done by the Online Instructional Design and Faculty Support Community of Practice. Community of Practice members represent each of the four University of Nebraska campuses. The process used to develop this tool began with a review of online course quality checklists from both national sources and our own campuses. Feedback solicited from faculty across the campuses was used to develop the instrument below (see Quality Assurance Checklist link). The Online Steering Committee has endorsed this checklist as a tool for faculty members on all campuses, and requested that the guide be made available to all U of N faculty.

The Instructional Design and Faculty Support Community of Practice intends to review this instrument on a yearly basis to ensure that it reflects current agreed upon standards of quality.

The Quality Assurance checklist does not supplant the guidance provided by campus Instructional Designers; it is intended to serve as an advanced organizer, a reference for review, etc. We encourage faculty to enlist further guidance from campus Instructional Designers, especially for anyone moving a course to a distance educational delivery for the first time.

Please contact the following for Instructional Design support:
UNK: Steve McGahan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 308.865.8341
UNO: Shelley Schafer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402.554.3457
UNL: Beverly Russell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402.472.4358
UNMC: Thomas Birk, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402.559.2105 or Melissa Diers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402.559.4688

Quality Assurance Checklist

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