NLI Short Courses: Fall 2013 Schedule

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About

We are happy to announce that FDI has evolved into NLI (Networked Learning Initiatives). There will be more information about the transformation of FDI to NLI in the next few weeks, but in the meantime you are welcome to enroll in any of our fall 2013 events shown below.

  • All Networked Learning Initiatives NLI) Short Courses are free and open to Virginia Tech faculty, staff and graduate students.
  • Under each session, you will see a listing of the times when the course is offered. Click the “Enroll” link to the right.  You will receive an email confirmation for each enrollment.
  • To view your schedule, log in at the upper right corner of this page, and then click “View My Schedule.”
  • If a session is full, you may put yourself on a waiting list.  If a seat becomes available, you will receive an email notice letting you know that you should attend.
  • If you have any questions about the NLI Blitz Week sessions, please contact Karen Gray or Shelli Fowler at nli@vt.edu.



Engaging Learners

There are always new and exciting ways to engage students in their learning process. Whether you would like to make a minor "tweak" to a course or consider major pedagogical changes, come and participate in any of the selections below. These courses focus on interactive pedagogy and Technology-Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL).

Lunch Time Discussions with University Libraries: Great Websites for Teaching and Learning

Sections

Mon 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM 11/04/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 6/25 
completed
Lunch Time Discussions with University Libraries: Great Apps for Teaching and Learning

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Mon 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM 11/11/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 10/25 
completed
Making Learning Visible: Incorporating Integrative Learning Activities into Curriculum

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Tue 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM 11/19/13 InnovationSpace Classroom, 1120 Torgersen Hall seats
 7/25 
completed
Faculty Inquiry Group: Using Instructional Design to Improve Teaching and Learning - 4 Part Series

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Thu 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM 09/19/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 20/21 
completed
Faculty Inquiry Group: Using Instructional Design to Improve Teaching and Learning - 4 Part Series - Online Sessions

Sections

Thu 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM 09/19/13 Online Session, (Online) Online Session seats
 1/6 
completed
Department of Human Development - Teaching and Learning Session

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Mon 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 11/11/13 Wallace Hall, 407 Wallace Hall seats
 5/30 
completed
Mon 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 11/18/13 Wallace Hall, 407 Wallace Hall seats
 7/30 
cancelled
Mon 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12/02/13 Wallace Hall, 407 Wallace Hall seats
 9/30 
completed


Teaching and Learning with Scholar

Scholar is Virginia Tech's implementation of Sakai, which is currently being developed and used at MIT, Stanford, Michigan and Indiana and many other universities. Scholar enables innovative ways to teach students, assess learning, and collaborate with users at Virginia Tech and beyond. With its capabilities of project site creation and resource sharing, Scholar consolidates the functions of a course management system like Blackboard with research and collaboration features, all coupled with enhanced ePortfolio capabilities. By moving to Scholar, Virginia Tech no longer is a passive receiver of learning technologies, but rather has become an active participant in the creation of the state-of-the-art learning technology. This active engagement yields in a richer set of tools and technologies that are readily adaptable to Virginia Tech and our needs.

Scholar: Engaging Students with Lessons

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Thu 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 09/12/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/25 
cancelled
Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 10/15/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 2/25 
cancelled
Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 12/03/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 6/25 
completed
Scholar: In Person Help Session

Sections

Tue 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 11/12/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 1/4 
cancelled
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/13/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 1/4 
completed
Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/14/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 3/4 
completed
Tue 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 11/19/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/4 
cancelled
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/11/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/4 
completed
Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12/11/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 2/2 
completed
Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/12/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 1/2 
completed
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12/12/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 1/2 
completed
Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/13/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/2 
completed
Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/17/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/2 
completed
Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12/17/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/2 
completed
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/18/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 2/4 
completed
Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/19/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 2/4 
completed
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12/19/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/2 
completed
One-on-One Scholar Consultation

Sections

Mon 08:00 AM 08/26/13 - 5:00 PM 12/19/13 seats
 18 
completed
Scholar: Gradebook

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Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 09/10/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/25 
completed
Thu 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 10/17/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/25 
cancelled
Tue 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM 12/10/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 1/25 
completed
Scholar: Gradebook - Online Session

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Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 09/10/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 2/10 
completed
Thu 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 10/17/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 1/10 
completed
Tue 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM 12/10/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 0/10 
completed
Scholar: Gradebook Q & A

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Wed 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM 11/06/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/10 
cancelled
Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12/18/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/10 
completed
Scholar: Tests & Quizzes

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Thu 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/31/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 1/25 
completed
Wed 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11/20/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 1/25 
completed
Wed 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12/04/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 1/25 
completed
Scholar: Tests & Quizzes - Online Session

Sections

Wed 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 09/11/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 0/10 
cancelled
Thu 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/31/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 1/10 
completed
Wed 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11/20/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 0/10 
cancelled
Wed 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12/04/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 0/10 
completed
Scholar: Starting a New Term Using Last Semester's Materials & Instructor Checklist

Sections

Mon 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 12/09/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 4/25 
cancelled
Scholar: Starting a New Term Using Last Semester's Materials & Instructor Checklist - Online Session

Sections

Mon 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 12/09/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 2/10 
cancelled
Scholar: Engaging Students with Lessons - Online Session

Sections

Thu 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 09/12/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 0/10 
cancelled
Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 10/15/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 0/10 
cancelled
Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 12/03/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 0/10 
cancelled


Consultations

Do you need one-on-one help with an instructional technology issue? Do you have a question that might only take a few minutes, if you could just show someone what you are trying to do? By enrolling in a one-on-one session you will have the opportunity to sit down with an expert in the field who can answer your questions. Once you enroll, you will be sent an email asking you to describe your issue and a session will then be set up with the appropriate consultant.

One-on-One General Consultation

Sections

Mon 08:00 AM 08/19/13 - 5:00 PM 12/19/13 seats
 3/50 
completed
One-on-One Scholar Consultation

Sections

Mon 08:00 AM 08/26/13 - 5:00 PM 12/19/13 seats
 18 
completed
One-on-One IT Security Consultation

Sections

Mon 08:00 AM 08/26/13 - 5:00 PM 12/19/13 seats
 0/30 
completed
One-on-One Windows Tablet/Slate and/or DyKnow Consultation

Sections

Mon 08:00 AM 08/26/13 - 5:00 PM 12/19/13 seats
 4/30 
completed
One-on-One Apple Consultation: Using your Mac in an Educational Setting

Sections

Mon 08:00 AM 08/26/13 - 5:00 PM 12/19/13 seats
 1 
completed


Visual Media and Web Design

Visual media and web development constitute a critical piece in today's high-paced educational settings. In the courses listed below, we will approach web development and the use of visual media with an emphasis on creating graphical environments that serve to inspire, engage, and invite your audience to interact with your design.

Designing for the Web: New Concepts and Tactics

Sections

Thu 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM 09/05/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 12/25 
completed
Developing for the Web: Designing with CSS

Sections

Thu 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM 09/12/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 7/25 
completed
Developing for the Web: Beyond the Basics

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Thu 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM 09/19/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 4/25 
completed
Desiging for the Web: Content Structure

Sections

Thu 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM 09/26/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 6/25 
completed
NLI Studio Session: Ensemble CMS

Sections

Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/01/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 9/25 
completed
Wed 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 10/30/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 8/25 
completed
Navigation within the Ensemble CMS

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Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/08/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 11/25 
completed
Wed 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 11/06/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 10/25 
completed
Local Assets within the Ensemble CMS

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Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/15/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 6/15 
completed
Wed 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 11/13/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 7/25 
completed
Adobe Photoshop: Scanning, Cropping and Image Manipulation

Sections

Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/10/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 8/25 
completed
Adobe Photoshop Elements: Adjusting Images for the Web

Sections

Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 10/24/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 9/25 
completed
Ensemble CMS (Part 1): An Introduction to the CMS

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Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 08/23/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 3/25 
completed


Research and Discovery

From advanced research computing, to grant preparation, mapping utilization, statistical analysis, organizing your own research, and doing scholarship in the open access arena, these courses--presented in affiliation with partnering organizations here at Virginia Tech--are intended to engage and support various kinds of research and scholarly activities.

Univ. Libraries: Introduction to Cloud Computing

Sections

Tue 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM 11/12/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 7/25 
completed
Univ. Libraries: Data Management for Digital Humanities (dm4dh)

Sections

Tue 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 11/19/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/25 
cancelled
Univ. Libraries: Data Management for Digital Humanities (dm4dh) - Online Session

Sections

Tue 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 11/19/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 1/10 
cancelled
Univ. Libraries: Altmetrics and Data Publishing

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Thu 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11/21/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/25 
cancelled
LISA: Regression Methods

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Thu 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/21/13 Room G Graduate Life Center seats
 52/60 
completed
LISA: Nonparametrics Featuring the Bootstrap

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Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/12/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 30/30 
completed
Data Mining with R

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Tue 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 12/03/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 30/31 
completed
OVPR: Individual Conflicts of Interest and Commitment

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Mon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 09/16/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 15/25 
completed
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/09/13 Pamplin Hall, 1045 Pamplin Hall seats
 9/80 
completed
Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/15/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 18/25 
completed
OVPR: Individual Conflicts of Interest and Commitment - Online Session

Sections

Mon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 09/16/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 6/25 
completed
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/09/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 5/25 
completed
Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/15/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 7/25 
cancelled
OVPR: Banner and Research Administration

Sections

Fri 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM 10/11/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 12/25 
cancelled
Thu 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11/07/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 21/25 
completed
Virginia Tech Sponsored Project Administration Group

Sections

Mon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/18/13 310 Inst. for Critical Tech. and Applied Science, Stanger Street seats
 45/60 
completed
Virginia Tech Sponsored Project Administration Group - Online Session

Sections

Mon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/18/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 24/35 
completed


Programming & Software

Want to learn more about a specific software application? These courses focus on online communication, eFARs, citation management, parallel programming, SAS, and MATLAB that can assist your endeavors in research and teaching.

Promoting Quality Real-time Interaction with WebEx

Sections

Mon 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 09/16/13 InnovationSpace Classroom, 1120 Torgersen Hall seats
 13/25 
completed
Thu 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM 10/03/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 6/25 
completed
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 11/14/13 Room # TBD, . VT Newport News Center seats
 6/20 
completed
Univ Libraries: Building, Managing, and Using Citation Libraries with EndNote

Sections

Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/16/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 14/25 
completed
Tue 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM 11/19/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 8/25 
completed
LISA: Introduction to JMP

Sections

Mon 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/04/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 20/25 
completed
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/05/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 16/25 
completed
Data Mining with R

Sections

Tue 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 12/03/13 NLI Classroom, 3060 Torgersen Hall seats
 30/31 
completed
MATLAB Fundamentals Self-Paced Online Program

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Fri 08:00 AM 11/01/13 - 5:00 PM 11/30/13 Online Session, (Online) Online Session seats
 8/18 
completed
Mon 08:00 AM 12/02/13 - 5:00 PM 12/19/13 Online Session, (Online) Online Session seats
 7/18 
completed
MATLAB Programming Techniques Self-Paced Online Program

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Fri 08:00 AM 11/01/13 - 5:00 PM 11/30/13 Online Session, (Online) Online Session seats
 5/7 
completed
Mon 08:00 AM 12/02/13 - 5:00 PM 12/19/13 Online Session, (Online) Online Session seats
 6/7 
completed


Securing your Technology

In a world full of bots, worms, and "Phishing," it is important to keep your computers up-to-date with the latest security protection. Using our technology devices in a variety of ways in our teaching, research, and outreach has become a critical component to the work we do. Be sure your technology and data are protected.

One-on-One IT Security Consultation

Sections

Mon 08:00 AM 08/26/13 - 5:00 PM 12/19/13 seats
 0/30 
completed
Is your Information Safe? Current Computer Security at VT

Sections

Wed 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM 09/04/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 2/25 
completed
Is your Information Safe? Current Computer Security at VT - Online Session

Sections

Wed 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM 09/04/13 (ONLINE), Adobe Connect Session (online) seats
 0/10 
completed
Securing Your Own PC

Sections

Tue 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 09/10/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 7/25 
completed
Securing Your Own Mac

Sections

Thu 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 09/12/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 2/25 
completed
Identity Finder - Finding Sensitive Data on your PC

Sections

Tue 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 09/17/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 2/25 
cancelled
Identity Finder - Finding Sensitive Data on your Mac

Sections

Thu 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 09/19/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 0/25 
completed
Using TrueCrypt for Encryption

Sections

Wed 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM 09/25/13 NLI Classroom, 3080 Torgersen Hall seats
 2/25 
completed


For registration information, please contact:
Karen Gray
Assistant Director, Operations, Outreach, and Assessment
Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI)
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS)
nli@vt.edu, (540) 231-7636

Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.
Shelli Fowler
Senior Director, Networked Pedagogies and Professional Development
Director, Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI)
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS)
sbfowler@vt.edu, (540) 231-2176
Mary English
Director of Faculty Learning Initiatives, and Associate Director of Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI)
Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI)
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS)
menglish@vt.edu, (540) 231-4975
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