Online Classes About Videoconferencing Start Feb. 28

Just a reminder that I have two online classes starting on February 28. Hope you can join us!

Planning Interactive Curriculum Connections

(An introduction to VC)
Wondering how to integrate interactive video conference technology in your curriculum? This introduction to videoconferencing in the classroom addresses finding and preparing for virtual field trips and classroom to classroom project connections.  Learn about the great content available for your curriculum. Find out how to contact and schedule experts to visit your classroom via video conference. Learn about great classroom to classroom projects you can join and how to be prepare your students for a videoconference. Network with other participants, and learn about exciting sources of content and collaborative projects to engage your students. This class addresses both standards-based videoconference technology as well as proprietary solutions such as Skype.

Dates: February 28 – March 28, 2011 (5-7 hours/week)
Cost: $100
Credits: 1 graduate semester credits available from Andrews University, Grand Valley State University, or Western Michigan University. OR 3.0 Michigan SB-CEUs for $25. (Tuition additional).

Supporting Teachers’ Use of Videoconferencing

(For Videoconference Coordinators or Site Facilitators)
Supporting videoconferencing in your school is critical to the successful use of your videoconference system. Discover how to bring authors, experts, scientists, and global peers to the classroom to enhance student engagement. Learn about the resources available and tips for scheduling and managing the videoconferences. Strategies for encouraging teachers to use videoconferencing will be shared. Network with other VC coordinators and practice with the technology. This course is addressed to anyone who is the champion for videoconference in their school, district, or service area.

Dates: February 28 – March 28, 2011  (5-7 hours/week)
Cost: $100
Credits: 2 graduate semester credits available from Andrews University, Grand Valley State University, or Western Michigan University. OR 6.0 Michigan SB-CEUs for $25. (Tuition additional).

Questions? email me!


About Janine Lim

Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Janine has taught over 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 15 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her undergraduate teaching includes social media courses for communication and digital media majors. Janine has served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association since April 2015. Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine also served on a team of Michigan educational technology trainers providing a workshop called ATA Technology Academy. Her current online learning research interests include successful teacher behaviors, quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.
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