Online seminars and podcasts

Watch an online seminar or listen to an audio podcast on teaching topics—the next best thing to attending a workshop.

Online seminars

Monday Morning Teaching Resource Program: 20 minute video seminars on different topics each week – one week access only.

Topics this semester will include blended learning, capstone courses, experiential learning, constructing exams, and online communication. 

If you would like to be notified of the availability of these programs via a weekly email message, please email us at facdev@nau.edu.

Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) web seminars

These hour-long, interactive web seminars focus on technology in the classroom. Each seminar features authorities in the field of the topic covered.

Magna 20 Minute Mentor e-seminars

These brief yet intensive twenty-minute online seminars give you strategies to solve common teaching problems.

Off-campus users will first need to connect through the Northern Arizona University VPN.

The online seminars are developed by Magna Publications, publisher of the newsletter The Teaching Professor. Contact us for newsletter access information.

You may also be interested in Magna Publications’ the The Teaching Professor Blog, written by Maryellen Wiemer, a well-known college teaching authority. 

How Do I Convert a Face to Face Course to a Hybrid Course?

This program covers the process of online course conversion, from initial course review to working with technology.

How Can Objects And Analogies Improve My Teaching?

Learn how to use objects and pictures to get your students thinking more deeply and creatively about your course.

How Do I Assign Students to Groups?

Explore benefits and approaches of group work for learning course material.

How Do I Get More Students to Participate in Class?

Learn eighteen different ways to encourage more classroom participation with your students.

How Do I Get Students to Read Their Assignments Before Class?

Discover constructive, specific ways to motivate your students to come to class prepared.

How Should I Respond to Wrong (or Not Very Good) Answers?

Find out how to reply effectively to incorrect or poor answers from students.

How Flexible Should I Be With Non-Traditional Students?

Get helpful insights, techniques, and strategies to help students succeed.

What Can I Do About Feeling Tired, Stressed and Burned Out?

Recognize the signs of burnout and excessive stress and how to deal with them.

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment with Universal Design for Learning

This recording of a webinar session from Innovative Educators explores how Universal Design for Learning’s principles benefit a wide range of learners, including students with different:

  • ages
  • life experiences
  • cultural backgrounds
  • abilities and disabilities
  • learning styles

Download the PowerPoint to accompany the webinar.

Podcasts

Northern Arizona University Teaching Academy

The Northern Arizona Teaching Academy is developing a series of brief audio podcasts of Academy members discussing university teaching topics.

Subjects include:

  • Understanding and Enhancing Student Motivation (Virginia Blankenship)
  • Fostering an Ethic of Care (Laura Gray-Rosendale)
  • Purposeful Discussions and Productive Questions (Linda Shadiow)

Northern Arizona University e-Learning Center

Get weekly tips for using technology in the classroom with the T4: Tuesday Tips on Teaching with Technology podcast from the e-Learning Center.