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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Create Rubrics to Evaluate Student Work

Online

Description Learn how to create rubrics in Brightspace to provide students with the components on which they will be evaluated prior to them submitting their work. An established rubric with initial standardized feedback helps to provide objective and consistent assessment to students. It saves you time evaluating and grading, while also providing the option of... Continue Reading →

Free

Open Education Network Webinar

Online

Open Education Network (OEN) Webinars introduce Minnesota State faculty and staff to open educational resources, creative commons licensing, and the work with the Open Textbook Library at the University of Minnesota. After the OEN Webinar, attendance will be taken. Attendees will receive a link to review an open textbook located in the Open Textbook Library... Continue Reading →

Using Existing Rubrics to Save Time Evaluating Student Work

Online

Description Learn how to make the most of Rubrics to engage learners in all stages of assignments and discussions from start to finish. Discover various ways to align grading rubrics (or rubrics for outcome evaluation) with learning activities to keep track of student achievement. Learn the ins and outs of utilizing rubrics as both an... Continue Reading →

Free

Conversations with Colleagues: September 2021

Online

Description When colleagues readied themselves for emergency remote teaching in 2020, we all received a powerful reminder in the value of social learning. Colleagues from across the system who had been separated from one another through physical distance came together online to share ideas and learn from one another.  We would like to sustain this... Continue Reading →

Free

Designing Your Course for Student Learning 2

Online

Description Spend some time creating aligned module objectives for your class! In this 1 hour webinar, we will go through a brief overview of Bloom’s Taxonomy, practice writing learning objectives and then have an open forum to get feedback on your newly written objectives. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering,... Continue Reading →

Free

Is Time an Issue? Finding Accessible Materials

Online

Description You want to teach with accessible online materials, but don't really know where to look.  Here's a chance to see some options, and to share with others something that you have found!  There are some wonderful online materials out there. We will explore just a few, and give you ideas of where you might... Continue Reading →

Free

OER FAQ: September 2021

Online

Description In this webinar, host Karen Pikula and a panel from the system office will answer questions about open educational resources, intellectual property, Creative Commons licenses, Z-degrees, and more! Time will be allotted toward the end to answer any participant questions that were not answered. View all OER Events. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool... Continue Reading →

Free

Creating an Inviting Digital Learning Space with Zoom

Online

Description Virtual spaces still provide opportunities to personalize and humanize the learning environment. When facilitating sessions outside of a traditional setting, we need to be aware of techniques to share new expectations while easing anxiety around participants’ ability to successfully engage with the technology. In this 50 minute webinar we will explore ways to support... Continue Reading →

Free

Integrating Retrieval Practice: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

September 27 - October 17, 2021 Description This course is an introduction to retrieval practice teaching methods. Retrieval practice focuses on improving long-term learning. We help students retrieve through deliberate recall of skills and knowledge, spaced out over time, and reviewed along with other concepts. More than 100 years of educational research in both the... Continue Reading →

Free

Critical Directions for Equity Professional Development

Online

In partnership with the Office of Equity and Inclusion Description Across the landscape of higher education, there is a growing need and desire for professional development in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).  This webinar engages this need by discussing fundamental considerations of EDI professional development and provides information about training opportunities offered... Continue Reading →

Librarian Workdays 2021: Ignite Affordable Education

Online

Academic librarians are critical partners in efforts to provide open educational resources (OER) for both students and faculty.   Educational Innovations is happy to announce two virtual opportunities for librarians and library staff from across Minnesota State campuses to come together for a day to network with colleagues, learn more about OER efforts across the system, and identify how librarians can... Continue Reading →

Free

Manage Course Dates to Improve Student Engagement: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

October 4 - October 22, 2021 Description  By the end of this three-week course, you will be able to use D2L Brightspace tools (including the Import/Export/Copy Components, Manage Dates, and Brightspace Pulse) to effectively course facilitation for student motivation.  You will be provided with efficient ways to offset dates from previously offered courses, tips and... Continue Reading →

Free

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