Events

Forthcoming Webinars

Using Classroom Simulators: From Immersive Preparation for New Teachers to Assessment of Readiness to Teach
Wednesday, July 27, 2016  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The use of immersive flight simulators to train and assess pilots’ skills is a familiar fact of life for aviation. Now, for teachers, realistic simulation of their professional environment―the K-12 classroom―is available, providing teachers with the kinds of challenges they will face in the classroom. During this one-hour webinar you will hear about:

  • A range of ways that teacher educators are using simulated elementary, middle school and high school classrooms to allow prospective teachers to practice important skills
  • How classroom simulations are being used to present prospective teachers with known challenges and opportunities they may encounter in practice in the classroom (including communicating with parents and working with students with different profiles)
  • How ETS is collaborating with Mursion to use classroom simulation in performance assessments for prospective teachers as part of the new NOTE assessment designed to measure candidates’ ability to carry out high-leverage instructional practices in the classroom

Join representatives from ETS and Mursion for this free webinar to learn about―and see and hear―a classroom simulator that can place a teacher in an elementary classroom for practice and for assessment of classroom readiness.

 

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This webinar is sponsored by ETS and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by ETS and Mursion.

Today's Higher Education Leader: Navigating Change and Managing Expectations
Thursday, July 28, 2016  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

During peak admissions season, colleges and universities have their work cut out for them. They must review, process and reply to thousands of applications from prospective students—all within a matter of weeks.

That’s why leading institutions are taking smarter, more efficient approaches to the admissions process, leveraging technology that allows them to maximize work output and easily track applications without hiring new staff.

The University of Mary Washington (UMW)—a prestigious, century-old institution based in Fredericksburg, VA—receives about 300 applications per day at the height of admissions season. To keep pace with this influx of paperwork, the university uses Laserfiche enterprise content management (ECM) to capture application documents from multiple sources, cut down on processing time, eliminate bottlenecks and more.

Join expert panelists from UMW’s admissions department for an informative webinar to learn how the university: Reduced application processing time from three weeks to just one day; Improved accountability and reporting to easily track admissions documents throughout the process; Cultivated change within the organization by empowering administrators and faculty members to embrace new ways of working; and Identified and eliminated operational bottlenecks to improve admissions processes from the ground up.

 

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This webinar is sponsored by Laserfiche and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

Learn How Analytics Can Drive Student Success
Thursday, August 4, 2016  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Mounting pressures to increase student success and retention are driving colleges and universities to seek new ways to measure and improve student outcomes. A strong data-based learning analytics solution enables faculty and administrators to proactively identify, understand and act on student behavior and performance, empowering the right students at the right time to achieve greater success.

In this webinar, a panel of practitioners from public and private universities will help you understand the power of learning data, discuss how they are successfully implementing an analytics solution on their campuses, and share best practices to help you get started on yours.

 

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This webinar is sponsored by Barnes & Noble Education LoudCloud and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Barnes & Noble Education LoudCloud.

Archived Webinars

Moving to the Cloud: How the Big Game and a Big Idea Transformed the University of Notre Dame's IT Strategy
Originally broadcast: Thursday, June 23, 2016  

It all started with a football game. When the University of Notre Dame reached the BCS Championship Game in 2012, the team at the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) knew they needed a game plan of their own to manage the inevitable spikes in website traffic. They turned to the cloud, and their website was able to scale up to 150,000 users while reducing costs by 40%.

The OIT team dared to dream big, wondering if they could move all academic and technical workloads to the cloud. The school implemented a strategy to move 80% of their technology to the cloud, including their data center, by the end of 2018.

Attend this webinar to learn from the technology leaders who designed Notre Dame’s game plan and made the transition. Ron Kramer, CIDO, and Dr. Mike Chapple, Senior Director of Information Technology Service Delivery, will discuss the challenges, opportunities and decision points every institution should consider when starting a cloud journey. You’ll learn:

  • How to identify events and situations that should trigger an analysis of cloud technology

  • Best practices for colleges and universities just getting started in the cloud

  • Key economic factors when making a cloud decision

  • The benefits of cloud for students and instructors, including how Notre Dame students use the cloud to develop mobile apps that improve their marketability when searching for a job
  • How to coach and develop technology staff during a transition from on-premises solutions to the cloud
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    This webinar is sponsored by Amazon Web Services and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Amazon Web Services and the University of Notre Dame.

Today's Higher Education Leader: Navigating Change and Managing Expectations
Originally broadcast on Thursday, March 3, 2016   

Our expert panel will share their experiences and best practices for navigating an increasingly complex technology landscape to meet the changing demands and expectations for higher education. During this one-hour webinar you’ll learn how some higher education leaders are:

  • Providing support and playing a key role in their institutions’ Student Success and Student Outcomes initiatives

  • Influencing strategic thinking on which new innovations should be adopted by their institutions to reduce costs and improve quality campus wide

  • Rethinking the role of today’s higher education leader with an examination of the “soft skills” that are most critical for relationship building and bringing decentralized organizations together for the common good of the institution

  • Preparing to manage retirements of key personnel and filling positions with millennials who bring a different set of skills and requirements to the organization
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    This webinar is sponsored by Laserfiche and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

Adoption, Use, Implementation: Integrating Holistic Assessment at Your Institution
Originally broadcast on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Research has demonstrated the role of noncognitive skills in supporting student success. Yet the transition from research findings to effective institutional practice can be difficult. Implementing change is one of the biggest challenges for any organization, and within colleges and universities, the adoption of new strategies takes time, energy, resources and commitment—yet it may be easier than you think.

This webinar will discuss the various ways holistic assessment solutions can be integrated into institutions and student success initiatives of all shapes and sizes, ranging from targeted efforts to campus-wide adoptions. We will focus on the key points of adoption and implementation, providing success stories from existing users of the SuccessNavigator® assessment

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This webinar is sponsored by ETS, and is hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by ETS.

Digging Through or Drowning in Data? The Practical Guide to Turning Student Outcomes into Action
Originally broadcast on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Educators, administrators and policymakers are all clamoring for MORE student learning outcomes data, and most anticipate the need for data to skyrocket in the next five years. Yet, almost as quickly as the demand for data grows, institutions are feeling their staff resources get squeezed. Everyone covets the magic data that will provide evidence of learning and drive curriculum improvement, but the “Data Dilemma of the Future” means that institutions must not only collect the right data, but have efficient ways to manage the data and put it to use to close the feedback loop and drive continuous improvement efforts.

In this free, one-hour webinar, student learning assessment experts will provide practical strategies that higher education institutions can use to evaluate if they’re collecting the right data. Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of various data types and provide best practices on how to efficiently link data collection with actionable plans on campus.

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This webinar is sponsored by ETS, and is hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by ETS.

The 3 C's of Effective Enrollment Management: Communication, Collaboration, and Commitment
Originally broadcast on Thursday, October 15, 2015

With the rising competition among colleges and universities to attract students and fulfill enrollment goals, an efficient admissions process is becoming increasingly mission-critical. By implementing enterprise content management in its admissions office, the University of Mary Washington (UMW) went beyond simply getting rid of paper to transform the application review process.

Join us for an informative webinar featuring UMW’s Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, Kimberley Buster-Williams, and Associate Director of Admissions, Katherine Lister, to learn how UMW streamlined, re-engineered and revamped its admissions process. They will discuss:

  • How to leverage smart technology tools such as e-forms, workflow and records management to accelerate the admissions process while ensuring information security

  • Best practices for planning and designing a successful enterprise content management implementation

  • Tips and tricks for effective change management and achieving departmental and leadership buy-in for new technology initiatives
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    This webinar is sponsored by Laserfiche and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

The CBE Playbook: Top Tactics and Most Overlooked Strategies
Originally broadcast on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Competency-Based Education (CBE) can allow students to complete credentials in less time, at lower cost, and with a focus on real learning that leads to greater employability. Interest in CBE has grown substantially among schools serving adult learners, and we're hearing more and more success stories.

But the CBE learning model represents a radical departure from traditional instructional approaches. How can schools ensure a highly collaborative design process to create a sustainable and scalable system that will support learners and learning achievement?

The first challenge is to address the inevitable concerns, issues, and skepticism of faculty and staff alike. To successfully implement CBE, schools must create an environment in which innovation and teamwork can thrive.

This webinar will present a detailed playbook to help institutions identify the best strategy for launching a successful CBE program. In addition, we will provide an in-depth look at effective change management practices used by two different institutions in launching their CBE programs.

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This webinar is sponsored by Pearson and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Pearson, Lipscomb University, and the University of Texas System.

Overcoming the Challenges of Solution Overload & Low Adoption in Higher Education
Originally broadcast on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

We are truly in the midst of an education renaissance. The explosion of education technology has transformed the institution from classroom interactions to campus-wide operations. Yet, the sheer number of solutions needed to meet the demands of faculty and the rise of digital natives now entering college creates a fragmented infrastructure—one where solutions are not used to their full potential and are increasingly difficulty to manage.

It’s now a top priority to connect the people, content, and systems that fuel education through a platform that provides all the tools necessary to engage students and drive faculty adoption. We invite you to join Eduventures senior analyst Jeff Alderson and Schoology co-founder Ryan Hwang as they discuss how institutions are meeting the challenges of solution overload and low adoption through the Education Cloud.

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This webinar is sponsored by Schoology and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Schoology and Eduventures.

Digging Through or Drowning in Data? The Practical Guide to Turning Student Outcomes into Action
Originally broadcast on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Educators, administrators and policymakers are all clamoring for MORE student learning outcomes data, and most anticipate the need for data to skyrocket in the next five years. Yet, almost as quickly as the demand for data grows, institutions are feeling their staff resources get squeezed. Everyone covets the magic data that will provide evidence of learning and drive curriculum improvement, but the “Data Dilemma of the Future” means that institutions must not only collect the right data, but have efficient ways to manage the data and put it to use to close the feedback loop and drive continuous improvement efforts.

In this free, one-hour webinar, student learning assessment experts will provide practical strategies that higher education institutions can use to evaluate if they’re collecting the right data. Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of various data types and provide best practices on how to efficiently link data collection with actionable plans on campus.

Click here to register and view the archived recording.

This webinar is sponsored by ETS, and is hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by ETS.

Adaptive Learning: The breakthrough innovation impacting education today.
Originally broadcast on Thursday, June 4, 2015

An engaged student is a successful student. Teachers and faculty have been using personalization to engage their students since the beginning of teaching and learning, but delivering personalization at scale can be challenging. What if you could mitigate some of these challenges by supporting a student’s achievement and highlighting areas of risk? What if the topics to be taught adapted to the pace of the individual student? What if the system was able to provide content that matched the objectives they had yet to master?

These questions and more will be discussed by our group of industry innovators and experts. In this webinar, we will discuss the trends, insight, and research that has led to adaptive learning being identified as the key technology that will enable breakthrough innovation. We’ll also discuss the technology that supports a truly student-centered approach to adaptive learning. Finally, we’ll also get the perspective of a forward-thinking institution on their motivation to pursue adaptive learning.

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This webinar is sponsored by D2L, and is hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by D2L.

5 Steps for Admissions to Think Like Marketers
Originally broadcast on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Admissions and marketing should go hand-in-hand. Yet, many institutions struggle to optimize their marketing efforts to successfully drive to their enrollment goals.

In this webinar, you'll explore ways of thinking and techniques used by marketers who experience success with gaining the attention of and winning over their target audience. These 5 Steps can all be applied in an admissions setting throughout the student lifecycle – from first touch to first day on campus. You’ll discover common challenges that enrollment management professional face in finding enough of the right types of students to reach their admissions goals; marketing practices to help overcome these common enrollment management challenges; and steps you can take to help elevate your marketing sophistication, effectiveness and take your enrollment performance to the next level.

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This webinar is sponsored by Liaison, and is hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Liaison.

New Research: How Strategic Talent Decisions Impact Recruiting, Retention and Compliance on Campus
Originally broadcast on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Roughly 49% of higher education HR professionals state that their institution’s talent management function is misaligned with the goals of their institution. If you don’t find that alarming, consider that those same HR professionals estimate that an average of 17.4% of their current employees will retire in the next five years. How can an institution prevent this employee exodus from impacting the quality of the education they’re providing if they don’t have a cohesive talent management strategy?

Join industry experts for a webinar to discuss The 2014 Workforce Talent Management in Higher Education survey and learn how higher education HR leaders from across the country view recruiting, employee retention, professional development, and more.

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This webinar is sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand and Ellucian, and is hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Cornerstone OnDemand and Ellucian.