Project Based Learning versus Assigning a Project

“Doing a Project” vs. Project Based Learning –Check out the following article which describes the difference between assigning a project, which culminates the end of the course learning, and PBL (project based learning), which is an ongoing instruction and learning process. PBLs capture real-world issues, challenges, problems and encourage students to work collaboratively to design, plan and address them. Students are highly challenged to use critical thinking skills, developing their thinking processes for the future.

Learn About the Zoom Conferencing Program!

There are many training opportunities available for the start of the new semester and new year.

“Zoom for Instruction” focuses on Zoom’s integration with Canvas courses. Topics include recording sessions and posting them in the Studio, creating virtual office hours, instructional features, basic settings and ADA features. (Jan 13, 24)

“Zoom for Meetings” focuses on the application of Zoom when creating meetings, setting up virtual office hours, recording meetings. Topics include basic setup, recording sessions, sending invitations to attendees, ADA features and much more.  (Jan 21, 27)

“Zoom Special Features” demonstrates the additional features within the Zoom conference program. Topics include creating and delivering polls within a presentation, video playback, breakout rooms for groups and individuals and ADA features. (Jan 23)

Class Opportunities 2020

Have you had a chance to look at the updated online Technology Training Center? https://online.nvcc.edu/trainingcatalog/

New Year, new classes, new topics, 1:1 opportunities for training.
Online, One Hour Trainings:
Health Apps-Jan 13, 2020
Zoom for Instruction (using it with Canvas)-Jan 13, and 24, 2020
Zoom Special Features,-Jan 23, 2020
Zoom for Meetings-Jan 21, 27 2020
Introduction to Google Docs-Jan 14, 2020
Introduction to Google Slides & ADA Accessibility-Jan 16 and 30, 2020
Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark-Jan 17, 2020
Introduction to Google Forms-Jan 22, 2020
10 Useful Functions in Outlook-Jan 31, 2020
Classroom, Face to Face Trainings:
Excel Basics-Jan 15, 2020
Excel Intermediate-Jan 29, 2020
PowerPoint Basics, NOVA Branding and ADA Accessibility-Jan 28, 2020

Questions? Email the technologytrainingcenter@nvcc.edu

July 2018 WORKSHOPS

Register for workshops at http://eli.nvcc.edu/trainingcatalog

Productivity Webinars

July 10     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.     Excel Beginner’s Guide

July 11     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.     Word Tips and Tricks

July 11     4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.     Meet Online with Google Hangouts

July 17     4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.     Dig Deeper into Google Sheets & Forms

July 19     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.     ADA Accessible Flyers

July 25     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.     Useful Productivity Apps

July 26     4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.     Manage Tasks with Google Keep

Classroom Training (at 3922 Pender Drive, Fairfax)

July 26     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.     Introduction to SharePoint 2016

 

June 2018 WORKSHOPS

Register for workshops at http://eli.nvcc.edu/trainingcatalog

Productivity Webinars

June 7     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.     Excel Frequent Functions

June 13     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.     Travel Apps for the Road Trip

June 14     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.     Cybersecurity: Don’t Fall for Phishing

June 27     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.     Outlook 2016

Classroom Training (at 3922 Pender Drive, Fairfax)

June 12     10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.     Intro to Adobe Design (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)

 

May 2018 Workshops

Register for workshops at http://eli.nvcc.edu/trainingcatalog

Productivity Webinars

May 1      4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Manage Tasks Efficiently with Google Keep

May 2       10 a.m.-11 a.m.       Mindfulness Apps

May 3       10 a.m.-11 a.m.       Googling Smarter for Better Search Results

May 8       10 a.m.-11 a.m.       Hosting WebEx Meetings

May 10     10 a.m.-11 a.m.       RSS Feeds

May 17     10 a.m.-11 a.m.       Working Remotely Using VPN

Classroom Training (at 3922 Pender Drive, Fairfax)

May 16     1 p.m.-3 p.m.           Photoshop Skills Practice

May 22     10 a.m.-12 p.m.       Introduction to SharePoint 2016

 

April 2018 Workshops

Register for workshops at http://eli.nvcc.edu/trainingcatalog

Productivity Webinars

Apr 3        10 a.m.-11 a.m.       Excel Tips & Tricks

Apr 3        4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Dig Deeper into Google Docs

Apr 10      10 a.m.-11 a.m.       Introduction to MS Project

Apr 10      4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Managing Content with Google Drive

Apr 12      10 a.m.-11 a.m.       Introduction to MS Sway

Apr 17      10 a.m.-11 a.m.      MS Project: Views, Reporting, and Tracking

Apr 18      4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Collaborating with Google Hangouts

Apr 19      10 a.m.-11 a.m.       ADA Accessible Email

Apr 24      10 a.m.-11 a.m.       Google Analytics: View, Track, & Analyze Your Webpage

Apr 24      4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Dig Deeper into Google Sheets & Forms

Apr 26      10 a.m.-11 a.m.       How to Create Infographics

Beyond Blackboard Basics Webinars

Apr 4        3 p.m.-4 p.m.           Transition to a Blackboard Content Editor Power-User

Apr 11      12 p.m.-1 p.m.         Present Online with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Apr 18      3 p.m.-4 p.m.           Use and Manage Blackboard Grade Center

Classroom (at 3922 Pender Drive, Fairfax)

Apr 5   1 p.m.-3 p.m.        Excel Dashboards

Online, Self-paced Tutorial

MS Office Suite 2018 Basics

 

March 2018 Workshops

Register for workshops at http://eli.nvcc.edu/trainingcatalog

Productivity Webinars

Mar 1       10 a.m.-11 a.m.           OneNote

Mar 6       10 a.m.-11 a.m.           Hosting WebEx Meetings

Mar 6       4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.     Dig Deeper into Google Docs

Mar 8       10 a.m.-11 a.m.           Introduction to MS Project

Mar 15     10 a.m.-11 a.m.           Creative Commons

Classroom (at 3922 Pender Drive, Fairfax)

 Mar 13     10 a.m.-noon               Introduction to SharePoint 2016

Online, Self-paced Tutorial

MS Office Suite 2016 Basics