Event Archive

This page lists past events hosted by the e-Learning Center.

Minds Online: A Faculty Learning Symposium

Fri Mar 6, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Health and Learning Center Rm 2405

Minds Online

Join us for a conversation with NAU faculty who are successfully harnessing the unique power of technology to enhance teaching and student learning in their classes.

Fri Mar 6, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Health and Learning Center Rm 2405

NAU’s own Dr. Michelle Miller recently received national recognition for her new book,
Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology.

To get the most from this symposium, please complete the Attention Matters BbLearn self-enroll module before you attend. http://bit.ly/AttentionMatters
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Fri, Nov. 14, 2014. W. A. Franke College of Business Retreat for Learning with Technology

Faculty from WA Franke College of Business and the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management present their experiences while Teaching with Technology.

Oct. 24 Faculty Showcase: Strategies for Large Enrollment Classes

Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Health and Learning Center Room 2403

In a class of 70+ students you can't always do things the same way you do in a smaller class. Find out how your colleagues manage learning activities in large classes.


2:00 - 2:05 Welcome

2:05 - 2:35 John Tingerthal - Leveraging Textbook Website across Multiple Disciplines

2:40 - 3:10 James Rall - Using Pearson's Catalytics in an Undergraduate Large Enrollment Physics Classroom

3:15 - 3:45 Brandon Cruickshank - Encouraging Students to Re-engage with Exam Material

3:45 - 4:00 Wrap Up

Sept. 26 Faculty Showcase: Collaboration and Communication

Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am, Health and Learning Center Rm 2405

Join us for a discussion on strategies to increase collaboration and communication in your classes. We'll hear from faculty panelists who have successfully implemented active learning approaches to foster greater student engagement. After each panel discussion, you will have an opportunity to explore ways to ask panel participants your questions, so you can explore ways to apply these techniques in your own classes.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric February 21 Workshop

Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm, South Learning Resource Center, Bldg 61 - Room 141

What is course quality?

Join us as we identify the critical elements of the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) course quality assurance program. This one-day workshop will focus on the QM Rubric in order to frame a peer-to-peer conversation on some of the components of course quality.

Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology (SILT) October '13

October 24-25, 2013, Northern Arizona University

This year's Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology (SILT) will be on Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25. The registration, breakfast and KEYNOTE address is being held at NAU's Prochnow Auditorium in the North Union (next to 1899 Restaurant) on Dupont Avenue. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Chuck Dziuban from the University of Central Florida. With over 100 faculty and staff in attendance, this is a great opportunity to learn and share ideas about teaching with technology. There will be three tracks of presentations: 1) Technology Fluency, 2) Blended Learning, 3) Student Engagement. After keynote breakout sessions are being held in the Drury Hotel and lunch is at the High Country Conference Center Doyle/Rees ballrooms. �Parking at the High Country Conference Center garage; validate at front desk.�Register Now!

Quality Matters, Blended Learning, and Blackboard Learn

First Annual Conference of the Arizona Quality Matters Consortium

May 20-21, 2013

Schedule | Presenters

Health and Learning Center Bldg #25, NAU Flagstaff Campus 

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Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology February 21-22, 2013

February 21-22, 2013, North Union 1899 Ballroom

2013 Southwest Institute for Learning With Techology


Northern Arizona University President's Technology Initiative - Blended Learning Course Development.

Keynote speaker

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Norm Vaughan from Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His research is focused on maximizing educational technologies to promote engagement and measurable improvement in students.

The Institute will feature a keynote address and reception, an overview of blended learning, panel discussions, in-depth blended learning course development strategies, discussions of using technology effectively, and presentations by NAU faculty who are using blended course designs in their classrooms now!

Register early as space is limited!  Final schedule is subject to change.

This is a free event sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs.

New location  SILT will be held in the North Union 1899 Ballroom at 307 N. Dupont Avenue, across the street from the High Country Conference Center on NAU's north campus.

Emerging Technologies, Innovation, and Academic Transformation - ELI Fall Focus Session 10/2 & 10/3

October 2-3, 2012, e-Learning Conference Room

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday 10/2 and Wednesday 10/3

*How do we establish and cultivate an organizational culture that promotes innovation and transformative thinking?
*What processes are best to help us identify the innovations and opportunities that will make the most difference to student success?
*How can we construct pilots that will provide us with the information we need to decide if the innovations we’ve selected are going to address the issues we seek to solve?
*How do we know when, if, and how we should scale up our projects from the pilot stage to production and to what level?


No registration required.


Flipped Classroom ELI Webinar Sept 27 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am, Health and Learning Center Room 2402

Thanks to the availability of web-based lectures and information sources, the "flipped classroom" model is becoming increasingly popular. Students watch lectures at home at their own pace, leaving classroom time for learning activities. A lot of effort has gone into the out-of-class component, leaving the harder part―the in-class component―to the instructor.   Speaker: Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Dean of Applied Physics, Harvard University

No registration required.

Blended Learning Workshop

September 14-October 19, 2012, Cline Library Room 200

Workshop to introduce faculty to Blended Learning concepts. This is a recommended prerequisite for applying to the President's Technology Initiative. http://www7.nau.edu/blendedlearning/

To Register: http://www2.nau.edu/~d-elearn/training/scheduleDetail.php?ID=4740

2012 Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology (SILT)

May 21 & 22, 2012: Two days of informative and FREE sessions about engaging, effective, and efficient use of technology for teaching and learning. Register now! 

NOTE New Location: Health and Learning Center at Northern Arizona University, Building #25 on South San Francisco Street. See Campus Map.

NAU Health and Learning Center

Learning Analytics Focus Session 2-Day Event

April 11-12, 2012, du Bois Center, Agassiz Room

Join the NAU community for the ELI 2012 Online Spring Focus Session - a 2-day focus group discussion on Learning Analytics.  Learning Analytics is the collection and analysis of data associated with student learning.

Wednesday, April 11   8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 12      9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

10th Annual NAU Assessment Fair

Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm, High Country Conference Center

The NAU Assessment Fair is an event of poster presentations representing the assessment efforts carried out by faculty, staff and students across the university. Abstracts due March 2.

eContent Exposition

Come see academic publishers demonstrate how students can use online content across multuple devices such as laptops, notebooks, smartphones, tablets and ebook readers.

Bring your laptop, iPad or ebook readers!

Universal Design in Online and Blended Courses: Free Webinar

Tue Oct 4, 2011 8:45am - 10:30am, Cline Library Room 200



The UDI Online project at the University of Connecticut will be hosting a FREE webinar "Applying Universal Design for Instruction to Online and Blended Courses: An e-Toolbox for Faculty".  During the free webinar, the project team will

  • Produce an overview of Universal Design for Instruction (UDI);
  • Outline the needs of students and faculty in online and blended courses;
  • Explain the development of an e-toolbox for use by faculty in the planning of a course, delivery of course content, and/or assessment of student learning;
  • Discuss several e-tools (for example, Adobe Acrobat, Doodle, Voice Thread, Jing) within the e-toolbox, highlighting their strategic uses within a postsecondary course to addres the various learning needs of students.

Open Educational Content: An Online Conference Sponsored by the Educause Learning Initiative

September 14-15, 2011, Health and Learning Center Rm 2405

Wednesday September 14 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and continues Thursday September 15  8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Join your colleagues for a free online conference with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's national online teaching and learning community. The topic is open content, and the conference is designed to be highly interactive and participatory.

For a complete schedule and detailed descriptions see http://www.educause.edu/ELI117/Program/Online

2011 Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology

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Join us for the seventh annual Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology on May 23 & 24, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the W. A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University.

Spring 2011 Showcase: Mixing It Up with Blended Learning

Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Cline Library Room 200

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During the showcase on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Cline Library Room 200, faculty shared how they mixed technology into their face-to-face classes to invigorate their classes and engage their students.

If you were unable attend,  the recording is now available. 

Blended Learning: The 21st-Century Learning Environment (an EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Webinar @ The e-Learning Center Conference Room, Gammage 305)

September 15-16, 2010, e-Learning Conference Room


ELI Blended Learning Strategies Webinar, e-Learning Conference Room (Gammage Building, Room 305)
September 15, 2010, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
September 16, 2010, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

You may attend all or part of the event at either location. Register for the E-Learning Center Conference Room webinar session.

Description: The goal of this focus session is to revisit the potential of blended learning instructional models, student learning outcomes, and successful implementation practices. The maturing of online learning practices and engagements has opened new possibilities for curriculum design, including both face-to-face and online learning opportunities. The ability to design a course that uniquely blends face-to-face and distributed interaction allows institutions to address learners’ specific needs and customize the learning environment rather than rely on a “one size fits all” approach. But these options lead to a variety of questions:

  • What’s the right mix of face-to-face and online?
  • How do you decide when to employ an online activity or interaction?
  • How can you best map the mix of blended elements to student needs and requirements?
  • How can these elements be orchestrated to meet a course’s learning objectives?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of various online techniques and methods?

Join us September 15 and 16 for “Blended Learning: The 21st-Century Learning Environment,” the 2010 ELI Online Fall Focus Session. Hosted inside an Adobe Connect learning environment, this virtual event will be much more than your typical online seminar. You’ll exchange ideas and collaborate interactively with the ELI community—all without leaving your campus. You’ll also receive all the resources and guided activities you need to help frame discussions and organize team events locally in your department, college, or institution.

During this two-day online event we will

  • Revisit the status of blended learning today—what we’ve learned and how this instructional approach continues to evolve to support learning across many disciplines
  • Create a framework for the successful design and deployment of faculty development for blended learning
  • Explore successful implementations of blended learning across different types of institutions
  • Reflect on the potential for blended learning to promote critical thinking, student engagement, and success
  • Consider assessment strategies for blended learning, both at the course and program levels
  • Identify the role learning technologies—synchronous and asynchronous—can play in blended learning
  • Engage in dialogue with a community of professionals focused on how to design and deploy blended learning across the curriculum

2010 Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology

Join us for the sixth annual Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology on May 17 – 18, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the W. A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University. Faculty, course designers, technology specialists, and other educational experts will lead discussions about innovative technologies and techniques for connecting students with course content, and with each other while facilitating assessment of their learning. You'll walk away with new ideas to help you design and teach courses that will engage your students while increasing your own efficiency.

Registration is free of charge, and lunch will be provided on Monday (Tuesday will be on your own).

For more information, please give us a call at 928.523.1629, or send email to e.learning@nau.edu.

Spring Showcase 2010: Exploring Learning Management Systems (LMS): Past, Present, Future (April 8)

Thu Apr 8, 2010 9:30am - 1:30pm, Southwest Forest Science Complex, Room 17

During this showcase, we will look at how pedagogy has led the evolution from Course Management Systems (CMS) to more dynamic Learning Management Systems (LMS), Personal Learning Environments (PLE), and Open Learning Networks (OLN). By Fall 2010, the NAU community will decide on a replacement for Blackboard Vista, our current learning management system. This showcase explores some alternatives.

The morning sessions include descriptions of some new teaching resources for faculty, and Drs. Chih Tu and Michael Blocher of the College of Education will describe how they have extended a traditional CMS for an Open Learning Environment by using free and open social networks. In the afternoon, we will offer a preview of the new Blackboard Learn and Moodle, two tools being considered as possible solutions for NAU's dynamic teaching environment. Attend individual sessions, or join us for all sessions.

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2009 Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology @ Northern Arizona University

Thank you for attending the fifth annual Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology on May 18-19, 2009. Please visit tracks for links to selected recorded sessions and supplemental files (such as powerpoint presentations).

Fall 2008 e-Learning Showcase: Tools and Approaches

November 6-21, 2008, Cline Library Room 200

During Fall 2008 Showcase: Tools and Approaches, four one-hour faculty-led panel discussions will focus on incorporating some of the latest learning tools and approaches into your classes, such as podcasting through iTunes U; digital image, video and music databases through Cline Library; online evaluations; and supplementing in-person courses with online learning.

Videotaped sessions are now available (see watch videotaped sessions link). You may need to download and install the Silverlight application to view the taped sessions. Also, PC users should view these sessions with Internet Explorer. Mac users can use both Firefox and Safari.

2008 Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology @ Northern Arizona University

Thank you for participating. Podcast recordings of selected sessions will be available in August 2008.

Spring 2008 Showcase

Fri Apr 4, 2008 10:00am - 3:00pm, Cline Library Room 200

Join us for the Spring 2008 Showcase on Friday, April 4 from 10am to 3pm in Cline Library, Room 200. This e-Learning Showcase will highlight how faculty engage students beyond course centric activities. Attendees may attend all or part of the event.

Using Technology to Strengthen Learning in Large Classes

Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:30am - 1:00pm, Cline Library Room 200

In this session, faculty will talk about the ways technology is used in large classes they teach. What impact does this integration of technology have on student learning? Paul Helford (Communication), Michelle Miller (Psychology), Catherine Ueckert (Biology), Linda Neff (Anthropology, e-Learning Center).

Blackboard Vista and Beyond...

Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:00am - 3:00pm, Cline Library Room 200

You are invited to the Fall 2007 e-Learning Showcase, "Blackboard Vista and Beyond...". This e-Learning Showcase will spotlight faculty's effective use of Bb Vista and other instructional technologies not as commonly used. 

Emerging Technology/New Directions for Teaching

Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:30pm - 4:00pm, Cline Library Room 200

Come join us to see how newer technologies, such as Google Docs and Spreadsheets, Clickers, Sakai Wiki, Elluminate and more are being successfully used to create more learning centered environments in courses at NAU.

e-Learning Fellows' Findings Round Table: Teaching Practices at NAU

Come join us for the first annual e-Learning Fellows' Findings Round Table at Gardner Auditorium in The W. A. Franke College of Business on October 11th from 2:30-5:00 pm. Faculty fellows appointed by the e-Learning Center in 2006 conducted research studies that reveal teaching trends and practices at NAU. Research topics include the following:

  • Pedagogies and Practice:  Laura Umphrey, Communication
  • Implementing Technology: JeanAnn Foley, Education, and Cecilia Ojeda, Modern Languages
  • Addressing the Needs of All Learners: Bill Huffman, Education, Ann Huffman, Business and Psychology and Joyce DeVoss, Education
  • Collaborative Learning and Emerging Tools: Don Carter, Alan Lew, Geography, and Mark Manone, Geology

Register today.

Strategies for Effectively Using the Vista Shell

Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Cline Library Room 200

You now have a Vista shell for your campus course. What are the best ways to use it? See how NAU faculty members use their Vista shells to support their face to face classes.

Clicker Forum

Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Blome Building, Pattea Room
Teaching with a classroom response system, "clickers", not only engages students through interactive lectures but also helps faculty exploit just-in-time learning opportunities through individualized question answer sessions. Hear faculty perspectives on how this technology encourages student, teacher, and content interactivity in this open forum. Snacks will be provided.

Open Forum on Learning Spaces

Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:30am - 1:30pm, University Union, Havasupai C

Join us in a discussion of learning spaces. The interplay of learning activities and the spaces we embed them in is an important topic at NAU and nationally. As we construct new buildings and renovate others we need to be intentional in our design of formal, informal, and virtual learning spaces that support engaging and effective learning activities.

Sponsored by e-Learning, Faculty Development, and the Provost's Academic Computing Advisory Committtee (PACAC)

Lunch will be provided. Registration is requested to help us gauge food requirements.

e-Learning Showcase

Fri Mar 9, 2007 10:00am - 3:00pm, Cline Library Room 200

The e-Learning Center hosts the Spring 2007 e-Learning Showcase on March 9th from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Cline Library, Room 200. This e-Learning Showcase will highlight recent curricular innovations designed to involve and engage students in active learning environments using new or existing technology.

All faculty and staff are welcome at the event. Lunch is provided. See the full schedule on the Showcase page.

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