The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising.
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Improving Instructor-to-Student Interaction using D2L Brightspace Tools (3 week start date)

Online

Description The Quality Improvement Process site provides examples of ways to to support instructor-to-student interaction in courses. Maintaining instructor presence through regular communications (announcements, updates) and specific student-instructor interactions. Engaging in heightened monitoring of student progress throughout the first few weeks and actively communicating with students when they get behind or are having difficulty with... Continue Reading →

Free

Creating Accessible Documents – 3 week short course begins

Online

This three week short course provides faculty and staff and opportunity to practice make digital materials accessible to those who use a screen reader. The course will introduce participants to basic techniques for using tools available in the Microsoft Office suite including Word and PowerPoint.  Additionally, participants will get an opportunity to updated web pages... Continue Reading →

Free

Humanizing Your Course (Start 3 Weeks)

Online

Description This course is intended for Minnesota State faculty who are either teaching or planning to teach an online or hybrid course and are interested applying evidence-based strategies for humanizing the learning experience through effective facilitation and course design. The course is online and asynchronous. Although there are no scheduled class meetings, participants may engage... Continue Reading →

Free