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Pearson creates client-driven education solutions for program needs – ranging from traditional on-ground classrooms to blended learning environments and fully online programs. Our webinars will give you insight into the wide range of content, technology and services that our clients use to drive their education programs forward. Learn how to select the right solutions for your needs by hearing directly from our customers and product experts about their experiences.

Join us for the webinars that are most appropriate to your interests. We look forward to speaking with you.

 

Upcoming Webinars

There are currently no webinars scheduled for the near future, please fill out the form on the right and we will be sure to invite you to our next presentation and those that follow throughout the year.

Past Webinar Recordings

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The People-Side of Change: Leveraging Culture

Duration: 60 Minutes

Deploying organizational change initiatives can be challenging, as reflected in their dismal success rate. But, the “Seven Levers of Change” are up to the challenge. These levers represent decisions and actions that leaders can take to engage employees in an initiative, while leveraging the knowledge and enthusiasm of those already engaged. They have been successfully applied by leaders around the globe in diverse change initiatives.

This seminar not only introduces the seven levers, but also focuses on the three that have the greatest effect on organizational culture — creating an environment that fosters acceptance of and commitment to a new initiative. You’ll learn about applying these environmental levers through real-life success stories and examples of what to avoid.

Join us for this TrainingIndustry.com Executive Seminar Series program, sponsored by Pearson, as Andrea Shapiro, Ph.D., author of “Creating Contagious Commitment,” shares how leveraging a culture of knowledgeable, engaged advocates can help you implement an important change initiative in your organization. 

This seminar explores:              

  • The Seven Levers of Change
  • Real-life examples of maximizing the three culture-levers to effectively implement a change initiative
  • Maximizing your actions and decisions to foster an environment to implement an initiative

Speaker:
Andrea Shapiro, Ph.D.
Founder and principal of Strategy Perspective

 

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Assessing College & Career Readiness: A More Holistic Approach

Duration: 60 Minutes

Recent studies from the Community College Research Center show that the use of a single test score for placement into Developmental Education is creating high rates of severe placement errors.  Students are being both under-placed and over-placed into Math and English developmental education courses. Furthermore, less than 25% of students assigned to remediation go on to earn a community college degree or transfer to a four-year college.

During this engaging presentation hosted by Inside Higher Ed, two well-respected academics in the fields of college & career readiness and community college effectiveness, and an instructor of college success and developmental education courses at a community college, discuss frameworks and other research-backed ways of thinking about how to effectively assess and teach true college and career readiness.

Questions Explored:

  • What is missing from the current assessment system that is causing such high rates of error in placement and the eventual lack of student success?
  • How do we define a student as being truly college and career ready? 
  • And then how do we assess, teach, and support readiness across a broader system of assessments?

Speakers:
Thomas Bailey
Director
Community College Research Center

David T. Conley
Founder and CEO
Educational Policy Improvement Center

Amy Baldwin
Chair of College Studies
Pulaski Technical College

 

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Designing Your Open Digital Badge Ecosystem

Duration: 60 Minutes

According to the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, higher education providers are producing more graduates than ever before, yet fewer than half of new graduates or employers believe that they are adequately prepared for entry-level positions. Additionally, employers are looking for assessed credentials in non-credit training and professional development achieved by potential employees.

Establishing an educational ecosystem around Open Digital Badges can be an important part of the solution to reduce these market inefficiencies, increase transparency and establish trusted communication between employers, jobseekers and education providers.

During this Chronicle of Higher Education hosted webinar, experts researching and exploring this latest trend in higher education dive into the following questions:

  • What are digital badges and their opportunity for higher education?
  • What are the findings from the MacArthur/HASTAC pilot grant projects?
  • How should an effective badging system be designed?

Speakers:
Daniel T. Hickey
Research Scientist
Indiana University

Kathleen Radionoff
Dean of Continuing Education
Madison Area Tech College

Peter Janzow
Pearson Acclaim

 

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Leading Outcomes with Leading Indicators: Improving Student & Institutional Success

Duration: 44 Minutes

We are experiencing an unprecedented level of interest and investment in education, coupled with technology advancements that allow educators to connect with students at a personalized level in real-time.

This means we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help people make better progress in their lives through learning. In today's competitive learning and workplace environments, it is important students and institutions have the tools they need to find measurable success both academically and professionally.

Join Mary Klingman Adkinson, Academic Strategist for Institutional Efficacy at Pearson North America, for this interactive webinar exploring how institutions can create and leverage actionable leading indicators to lead gains in learning outcomes, retention, and graduation rates. this session will examine:

  • Defining leading indicators and efficacy, and how they might predict the future behavior of students and success metrics
  • The power of early evaluations in helping instructors and administrators more effectively ensure students have what they need to find success
  • Exploring efficacy frameworks that help schools better report and manage the process of improving outcomes

Speaker:
Mary Klingman Adkinson
Academic Strategist for Institutional Efficacy
Pearson North America

 

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Designing Your Open Digital Badge Ecosystem

Duration: 60 Minutes

According to the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, higher education providers are producing more graduates than ever before, yet fewer than half of new graduates or employers believe that they are adequately prepared for entry-level positions. Additionally, employers are looking for assessed credentials in non-credit training and professional development achieved by potential employees.

Establishing an educational ecosystem around Open Digital Badges can be an important part of the solution to reduce these market inefficiencies, increase transparency and establish trusted communication between employers, jobseekers and education providers.

During this Chronicle of Higher Education hosted webinar, experts researching and exploring this latest trend in higher education dive into the following questions:

  • What are digital badges and their opportunity for higher education?
  • What are the findings from the MacArthur/HASTAC pilot grant projects?
  • How should an effective badging system be designed?

Speakers:
Daniel T. Hickey
Research Scientist
Indiana University

Kathleen Radionoff
Dean of Continuing Education
Madison Area Tech College

Peter Janzow
Pearson Acclaim

 

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The Time is Now: Success Strategies for Latino Students

The number of Latino college students has been on a steady climb since the mid-2000s with enrollments spiking by nearly 25% between 2009 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This growing population faces a unique set of educational challenges, many of which will require individualized diagnosis and intervention to guide each student down the path to scholastic success.

During this enlightening presentation Deborah Santiago, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research of Excelencia in Education, and Graciela Vasquez, Director of Adult Education and Diversity Programs at Cerritos College, discuss Latino student success in higher education and their experiences implementing effective practices to achieve this goal. 

Deborah covers Excelencia's dedicated work in higher education research, policy and practices to serve the growing Latino demographic. Graciela highlights successful strategies in place now at Cerritos College, serving her Los Angeles County community in terms of basic skills and assessment preparation to ease the transition into higher education for both traditional high school aged students and adult learners. 

Speakers:
Graciela Vasquez
Director of Adult Education and Diversity Programs
Cerritos College

Deborah Santiago
Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research
Excelencia in Education

David Pluviose
Executive Editor
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

Jonell Sanchez
Vice President for College & Career Readiness
Pearson

 

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Women in Leadership (Part 3 of 4): 'Extraordinize' Your Professional and Personal Life

This TrainingIndustry.com event serves as part three in a four-part series which features top women experts sharing innovative approaches to professional development.    

We all strive to be extraordinary, personally and professionally, and it's up to each of us to define our own success. 
In this one hour seminar, Diane Adams leads an insightful, thought-provoking and fun program sharing success strategies for "Living an Extraordinary...Yet Ordinary...Life."  Diane’s goal is for you to reflect and identify those few things you can do differently or strengthen to make you even better and more successful than you are today.

Presenter:
Diane Adams
Chief People Officer
Qlik Tech

 

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Joining Forces to Transform Developmental Education - Tennessee's Story

Duration: 60 Minutes

During this interactive webinar, key leaders representing Tennessee’s high schools, community colleges, and public higher education system share their experiences around transforming developmental education.  Watch, and you'll discover how Chattanooga State Community College, Cleveland State Community College, and Meigs County School District have successfully worked together to provide high school students with a personalized learning program that accelerates (and in some cases eliminates the need for) remedial math.

The pilot program, called Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS), is funded by Tennessee’s governor and focuses on preparing students for college level math and yields marked results such as improvement in student engagement, learning outcomes, and overall college readiness. Educators from Tennessee’s community colleges and high schools work together to support students in a flipped classroom style of teaching using Pearson’s MyMathLab, a personalized online learning solution. As the program continues to build momentum, support from state leaders has also grown.

The presenters cover the following key topics:

  • The inception of this unique approach to improving college readiness
  • The challenges faced throughout the process
  • The strategies implemented to drive success for the students and the program
  • The benchmarks for success for the program and future plans for SAILS

Presenters:
Carmen Andrews
Assistant Principal and College Access Coordinator
Meigs County High School

Mike Krause
Assistant Executive Director for Academic Affairs
Tennessee Higher Education Commission

John Squires
Math Department Head
Chattanooga State Community College

Karen Wyrick
Math Department Chair
Cleveland State Community College

 

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Open Badges Connect College and Careers

Duration: 42 Minutes

According to Gallup Education, 87 percent of Americans support receiving credit for skills learned outside of the classroom and 75 percent support being evaluated and receiving credit for knowledge and skills they already possess. At the same time, learning outcomes and experiences are coming under pressure to be represented in digital formats that allow for broadcasting to online destinations, increasing convenience and transparency without sacrificing verification.

Open Badges have recently begun to attract attention as a solution because they have the potential to transform the way students communicate their academic accomplishments and workplace skills to potential employers. During this engaging event, Pearson and Acclaim take a closer look at how adopting web-enabled badges can improve outcomes for you and your learners.

Key takeaways from this session include:

  • A clear understanding of Open Badges
  • How to represent learning outcomes or skills as Open Badges
  • Exploring new academic and student employment opportunities through web-enabled credentials
  • Choosing a badging and credentialing partner
     

Speaker:
Peter Janzow,
Acclaim

 

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Open Badges in the Workplace

Duration: 54 Minutes

The growing interest in open badges is transforming the way employers track and recognize the formal and informal workplace training accomplishments of their employees. In addition to creating a transparent way to represent employee talents, open badges can serve as motivators for employees to take on new learning and training tasks, building a more productive professional environment.
 
During this enlightening event, Pearson and Acclaim take a closer look at how adopting web-enabled Open Badges can improve learning and development opportunities at your organization. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore how this innovative technology is changing the way organizations manage employee talent and training.
 
Key takeaways from this session will include:

  • A clear understanding of Open Badges
  • How to represent skill demonstration or acquisition as an Open Badge
  • Exploring new workplace training opportunities through web-enabled credentials
  • Choosing a badging and credentialing partner

Speaker:
Peter Janzow,
Acclaim

 

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Jobipedia.org – Connecting Students & Graduates to Hiring Experts at Large Employers

Duration: 48 Minutes

In 2013, over 1.7 million students will graduate* and begin the daunting process of looking for a job.

During this engaging webinar with Jobipedia.org you’ll learn about their new tool designed to make the job hunt easier and more effective. Jobipedia.org was developed by HR Policy Association, in collaboration with Chief Human Resource Officers, and connects students and recent graduates with hiring experts from some of America's leading companies – helping them understand the best ways to approach their first career and get advice directly from those who hire for leading companies.

Attendees of this session will learn and see demonstrated:

  • The simple process to have personal and unique career related questions answered by hiring experts from America's leading companies
  • How career service offices around the country are already using Jobipedia as a supplemental resource
  • The impetus behind Jobipedia's creation and how it's able to be a free service

*www.naceweb.org

Speaker:
Mike McGuiness
Jobipedia.org, HR Policy Association

 

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Women in Leadership (Part 2 of 4):
Your Leadership Network - The Importance of Building and Staying Connected

This TrainingIndustry.com event serves as part two in a four-part series which features top women experts sharing innovative approaches to professional development.    

Developing and building alliances and networks both internally and externally is crucial and critical to all career and leadership growth. Networking can be thought of as a core competency for being a respected leader. And, when one wants to expand their spheres of influence, knowing the best practices of networking will help one get there.

In this seminar, Andrea R. Nierenberg, bestselling author and world-renowned business authority, discusses why strategic networking is so important to becoming a rising leader. Additionally, explains how to expand your pipeline and covers five specific everyday best practices that should be incorporated into one’s training capacity and life.

Presenter:
Andrea Nierenberg
Executive Coach, Networking Strategist, Consultant
The Nierenberg Consulting Group

 

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Women in Leadership (Part 1 of 4):
Broadcasting Happiness - Creating Success through Positive Communication

This TrainingIndustry.com event serves as part one in a four-part series which features top women experts sharing innovative approaches to professional development.    

Effective, positive communication is the single biggest driver of success for business teams. New research in the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology shows the incredible ripple effect positive communication can have on employee engagement, productivity and happiness at work.

After spending years as a national CBS News anchor broadcasting to millions and receiving an advanced degree from the University of Pennsylvania in positive psychology, Michelle Gielan developed simple, yet proven techniques for positive communication that drive individual and team success for quantifiable results.

In this seminar, she will explain how to inoculate your brain against stress and negativity, praise more effectively, and shift the culture at work to create a talent-enhancing environment.

Presenter:
Michelle Gielan
Co-Founder
Institute for Applied Positive Research

 

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CourseConnect: Online Courses with YOUR Needs in Mind

Duration: 52 Minutes

Whether you are running an entire department, teaching full time, or a first time adjunct instructor, you want your online course experience to be a direct reflection of yourself and your institution. During this event a panel of your peers discusses their experiences implementing personalized online courses that emphasize learning outcomes, while minimizing time spent on course design, setup, and preparation.

Additionally, you’ll hear how CourseConnect is driving student success, expanding accessibility and solving for the ever increasing accreditation demands. Built by subject matter experts and credentialed instructional designers, CourseConnect™  is a suite of award-winning online courses that deliver maximum engagement and efficiency, without hindering personal teaching styles.

Presenters:

Lieutenant Staci Shaffer, C.J.M., M.C.J.
Adjunct Instructor, Colorado State University

Steven Lurenz, M.S.
Associate Professor, Mesa Community College

Jodi Bolognese
Director, Digital Product Management − Online Solutions
Pearson

 

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Break Through to Education Reimagined: An Inside Look into OpenClass

Engaging students can be a challenge, especially when educators are charged with creating a more personalized and connected learning environment. Adding to that is the continuous evolution of the technologies and approaches that are used to design those learning experiences.

During this Campus Technology sponsored webinar, Dr. Kyle Dickson, Director of the Digital Media Center & Associate Professor of English, Abilene Christian University discusses how ACU enabled robust, social learning and interactive experiences for students using OpenClass™

Questions explored

  • How can social learning be leveraged to create an engaging learning environment?
  • Why is mobile learning important, and how can it enhance the student experience?
  • Can data and analytics be used to motivate individual student performance?
  • How can the best OER content be curated to design a dynamic course?

 

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Competencies, Not Credits: Perspectives from Northern Arizona University

Duration: 60 minutes

The credit hour is the lingua franca of higher education.  From graduation requirements to financial aid allocation and more, the concept has valuable uses. But is the credit hour the best way to determine student learning?  

A recent proliferation of post-secondary, competency-based, degree programs suggests that student learning should be assessed by competence rather than credit hour.  Competency-based learning is hardly a new concept. With the support of online learning platforms which enable post-secondary, competency-based learning models to flourish, the last year has given rise to a new genre in the educational landscape.  However, the road to this educational utopia (dystopia?) has not been without its challenges.

During this Inside Higher Ed hosted webinar, Dr. Corrine Gordon, Assistant Clinical Professor, Personalized Learning from Northern Arizona University, delivers an engaging discussion on NAU’s development of their competency-based programs.

Questions Explored:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges in launching a competency-based program?
  • What is the process for developing competency-based programs?
  • How do you leverage learning analytics to enable effective student dashboards and drive success?
  • How are competency-based programs transcribed?  

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A Clever Way to Support a Software Migration

Duration: 60 minutes

When you’re charged with rolling out a company-wide software migration you need to have a plan in place for sustainment after the close of the training program so you don’t break the bank. According to a study conducted by MetricNet in 2012, Tier 1 service desk support costs can be as high as $62 per ticket or $24 per minute. Can your organization incur a cost like that or is there a better way?

During this enlightening TrainingIndustry.com webinar, sponsored by Pearson, the host Debora A. Collins, Senior Education Consultant of IT Learning Consulting and Sean Stowers from Pearson, discuss how to enlist your expert end-users to ensure a successful rollout.

During this interactive webinar, Debbie walks the audience through the following steps to build a strategy to support the migration:

  • Define problematic desktop applications;
  • Identify key end-users within each department who can be elevated to a level of expert on the problematic application;
  • Learn how to implement skills-gap training and proficiency measures to certify the selected end-users as experts on the problematic application;
  • Identify ways to motivate the support team to look for opportunities to offer assistance to their co-workers.
  • Measure a company’s Return on Investment (ROI) so they can document the success of using this training strategy to reduce the volume of Tier 1 support calls to their Help Desk.

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LX Design: Using Evidence to Ignite Learner Experience

Duration: 60 minutes

Learner experience (LX) design, a key aspect of learning science, is both rooted in and relies upon evidence. In this event a panel of industry experts, including Dr. Chris Hoadley, associate professor in the Educational Communication and Technology Program and Digital Media Design for Learning Program at NYU, explores how different types of research and evaluation inform next generation learning experiences. In particular, we present a framework that highlights nine types of design research and evaluation, including next-generation forms of data collection, such as physiological and neurological research.

Questions that this session addresses:

  1. What is LX design and evaluation for course development?
  2. What 'next-generation' forms of evaluation and evidence collection are informing learning design?
  3. How can viewers design their own evidence frameworks?

For any academic executive, instructional designer, or faculty member striving for successful student outcomes, this presentation will provide you with new ideas and helpful tips and evidence frameworks from the rapidly evolving field of learning design.

Presenters:

Chris Hoadley, Ph.D.
Learning Scientist
dolceLab, New York University

Jeff Bergin, Ph.D.
Vice President, Digital Design & Development
Pearson

Shawn Mahoney, A.B.D.
Vice President, Design Research & Evaluation
Pearson

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Higher Education and Employers - Thrive Together or Perish Apart

Duration: 60 minutes

A recent survey by the Lumina Foundation and Gallup Education reported 97% of those surveyed feel that post-high school education is important to getting a good job. Despite this, few believe that those who have a post-high school credential are well-prepared for career success, and those that want to obtain a higher degree encounter barriers in accomplishing their goals. New forms of collaboration between higher education and employers are necessary to overcome these obstacles. 

Join Pearson and Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education as they discuss the ways higher education leaders and businesses can collaborate to ensure those earning college credentials are prepared for today’s jobs. During this presentation they examine current best practices in how schools can build relationships with local employers and why growing internship/externship opportunities will not only strengthen student outcomes, but improve job placement and the economic recovery. 

Meet the Speaker: 
Brandon Busteed leads the development of Gallup’s education work. His career spans a wide range of important work in education as an educational entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and university trustee. Busteed’s work involves integrating Gallup’s research and science on selection, strengths, engagement, and wellbeing to improve student success, teacher effectiveness, and education outcomes. His mission is to create a national movement to measure the education outcomes that matter most, connect education to jobs and job creation, and to promote a paradigm shift from knowledge mastery to emotional engagement in education.

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Theory To Practice: Creating A Measurable Service Learning Program

Duration: 52 minutes

Service Learning has long been a source of enhanced student learning and increased community engagement. Join members of the Pearson Service Learning Advisory Board, representing private sector and career colleges from across the country, as they discuss best practices in infusing service learning into course and curriculum development.

Learn from colleagues who have effectively launched service learning initiatives, from designing projects to building a robust service learning toolkit for instructors that help bring the experience into the classroom.

Presenters:

  • Mary Ellen Pastorino
    Director of Education, Empire College
  • Julia Rodemeier, PhD
    Associate Dean of Instruction, Bryant & Stratton College
  • Andrea Shaw
    Director of Student Programs and Partnerships, Student Relations Team, Pearson

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Online Tutoring – Improve Retention with Early Student Success

Duration: 60 minutes

Student retention and success is a key component to the growth of any private sector and career college program. Online tutoring has been proven to help students overcome academic challenges and enhance course persistence. Join Pearson, Smarthinking and Colorado Technical University as we explore how live academic support is helping students and their institutions achieve early success by utilizing data whenever possible to anticipate specific student needs.

This interactive webinar covers:

  • What exactly is online tutoring and why choose it as an intervention strategy?
  • How do you ensure students utilize online academic resources to maximize their success, both struggling and higher achieving students?
  • What kind of positive impact on success and retention do these resources promote?
  • Examples of programs who have found both student and institutional success through online tutoring

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Online Training: Top Trends Reshaping the Corporate Training Industry

Duration: 60 minutes

Doug Harward, CEO and founder of Training Industry, Inc. and Tom Darling of Pearson Workforce Education discuss today’s job training trends and their impact on workforce development opportunities. 

This session examines:

  • How the demands of business, like the need for online training opportunities, are influencing how community colleges deliver workforce development resources
  • How community colleges can best meet the needs of corporations and their employees

Speakers:

Doug Harward is the CEO and Founder of Training Industry, Inc. and is an internationally recognized leading strategist for training and outsourcing business models. He is respected as one of the industry's leading authorities on competitive analysis for training services and works with international companies and new business start-ups in building training organizations.

Tom Darling serves as the National Director of Workforce Education for Pearson Education, the world’s largest education company. In this role, Tom develops the strategic direction and oversees the development of new courseware.

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College and Career Readiness: Improving Outcomes through Personalization

Duration: 60 minutes

In this webinar, key academic leaders from Athens Technical College and Georgia Piedmont Technical College share insights into creating enhanced developmental education programs that serve students in a personalized manner to accelerate remediation.

Leveraging a partnership with Pearson, the solutions these leaders devised show early positive results, increasing student engagement, reducing time spent in remedial courses, and having a positive effect on student outcomes.

Join academic leaders and practitioners from Athens Technical College and Georgia Piedmont Technical College as they cover the following topics:

  • The unique challenges they faced that drove their redesign efforts
  • Working with Pearson to map out the strategy most appropriate for their institution
  • The processes that their administration and faculty engaged in during implementation
  • The final solution and the impact it has on college readiness within their institution

Speakers:
Eileen Olszewski
Market Development Executive

Carol Myers, Ed.D.
Dean of General Education
Athens Technical College

Daniel Smith, Ed.D.
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Athens Technical College

Larry Johnson, Ph.D.
Division Chair, General Studies & Learning Support
Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Select Faculty Members
Georgia Piedmont Technical College

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Course Design with Accreditation in Mind

Duration: 54 minutes

The growing demand for accountability in the higher education industry has created new challenges for institutions. Accrediting agencies are holding schools accountable for the implementation of learning outcomes that are evidence-based while the Federal Government adds to the pressure by taking a consumer protection viewpoint due their involvement with student loan disbursement.

Now more than ever, institutions must consider the value of meeting these emerging accreditation standards by starting with the course design process. Well written learning outcomes, the heart of course design, serve as a critical component for successfully delivering courses and programs that demonstrate student learning that satisfies the expectation of accreditors and the Federal Government.

Join Pearson and Palm Beach Atlantic University for this interactive presentation during which we will discuss:

  • The hierarchy of learning outcomes which provides a link starting from the program level to the courses within a program, communicating to the students what is expected and how it will be measured
  • How to write evidence-based learning outcomes using examples demonstrating observable behavior
  • Clarification of the issues raised by the Federal Government regarding contact hours, seat time and learning outcome equivalencies in online learning

Speakers:
Cindy Lewis, M.S.
Assistant Vice President for Academic Operations
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Rick Hubbard, M.A.
Instructional Designer
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Barbara E. Rowan, Ph.D.
Assessment & Accreditation Specialist
Pearson Learning Solutions

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Adaptive Learning: Exploring Implementation Best Practices

Duration: 64 minutes

The positive impact adaptive learning has on higher education is evident – this technology is helping students better understand what they are learning, while identifying areas in which remediation is needed and providing that guided experience through learning content. Institutions working with adaptive learning platforms like Knewton have seen significant increases in pass rates - often more than a 10% increase within the first semester of using the program. Knowing how to best use this technology in new and existing programs is an important step towards increasing remediation, enhancing retention, and improving learning outcomes.

Join us for the second webinar in our adaptive learning series. Discover how adaptive learning can be successfully integrated into your programs, whether fully online or a blended, in-person approach. We will examine a series of best practices and implementation models for Pearson MyLab and Mastering powered by Knewton’s adaptive learning platform currently used at institutions across the country.

Speakers:
Jessica Nepom
Implementation Manager, Platform Programs
Knewton

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Beyond a Single Course: Launching Complete Programs Online

Duration: 57 minutes

Join Randy Bullis, J.D., Director of Online Education at Career Point College and Pearson Learning Solutions for a discussion around the growth and development of complete online programs.

Hear first-hand how Bullis established results-driven courses in Career Point College's online and blended programs, while minimizing time spent on course design, setup, and preparation. In less than a two-year time frame, Career Point's online program has evolved from infancy to upwards of 50+ courses, utilizing Pearson's CourseConnect to create a consistent, quality experience for his online students.

CourseConnect is a two-time CODiE Award-winning suite of over 130 comprehensive, customizable online courses from Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. Rather than build a course from scratch, simply add and edit your own institutional materials, using only the modules you need, giving you the time to do what you do best – create quality programs that get results.

Presenter:
Randy Bullis, J.D.
Director of Online Education
Career Point College

Desiree Jewell
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Pearson Learning Solutions
Adjunct Faculty, University of Phoenix & Westwood College

 

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Externship Best Practices: How to Improve Employment Outcomes

Duration: 57 minutes

Pearson invites you to join Dr. Connie Johnson, Chief Academic Officer at Colorado Technical University and Ann Cross of the Sparrow Group for an interactive and engaging webinar on how to standardize and implement institutional best practices for Externship Management.

Join us to hear success stories and to learn:

  • Why it's increasingly important to help students gain practical experience through course content and experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom
  • How the use of reporting metrics in Career Services can lead to improved employment outcomes for your Graduates
  • What tools we'll introduce at APSCU which are available to help manage Internships, Employer Relationships and Graduate Employment Outcomes

Presenter:
Dr. Connie Johnson
Chief Academic Officer
Colorado Technical University

Ann Cross
Executive Partner and Co-Owner
The Sparrow Group

 

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Adaptive Learning: The Future of Education, Right Now

Duration: 60 minutes

Adaptive learning technologies offer a scalable solution that addresses remediation, increased student retention, and scheduling constraints by analyzing information about the performance and abilities of each student. Using this information, schools can develop personalized learning paths, recommend next steps and provide in-depth reporting and analytics to students and instructors to ensure success.

Pearson is working with Knewton and their Adaptive Learning Platform to bring this innovative technology to our award-winning MyLab and Mastering programs. The results are a dynamic online learning arena of customizable content and highly-personalized study paths that address learning issues at the source and offer the tools and resources students need to move forward.

Join us for the first webinar in our adaptive learning series. We will define adaptive learning in private sector and career education and examine how it is transforming higher education as a whole. Participants will see first hand how Pearson and our partners at Knewton are working with private sector and career colleges to enhance remediation, increase retention, and improve learning outcomes.

Presenter:
Jessica Nepom
Implementation Manager, Platform Programs
Knewton

 

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Tomorrow's Talent: How To Prepare A Highly-Skilled Workforce Through Partnerships

Duration: 60 minutes

Workforce education initiatives are essential for developing a highly-skilled workforce, particularly in today’s competitive global economy. There must be cooperation between the business and the college system to maximize the impact of our investment in the talent of our future.

This TrainingIndustry.com webinar, sponsored by Pearson, explores the evolving workforce training and economic development trends. Linda Head, Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce Education & Corporate Partnerships for Lone Star Corporate College and Kelly Bailey from Burning Glass Labor Analytic Group deliver an informative presentation on best practices for developing, delivering and tracking workforce development.

View the recording to gain valuable insights on:

  • How to navigate through the evolving workforce training and economic development trends
  • How to provide industry input to promote a relevancy for workforce development programs
  • How to foster closer relationships with workforce providers to inform change and communicate training needs
  • How to better understand workforce analytics and how they map to talent supply chains

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The Dream Online Course – When Brains and Beauty Collide

Duration: 60 minutes

As an educator, you are well aware of the growing demand for accountability and improved academic performance and that now, more than ever, efficient and high-quality instructional design is a priority. But so is student engagement.

Imagine if you could combine a scientifically-sound online, learning outcomes centered course experience with a stimulating world of multimedia content and rich imagery where high engagement and retention is the norm.

Join Pearson's online leadership team and Meredith Carpenter from Haywood Community College, to learn more about the science and sexiness behind CourseConnect, Pearson's Codie Award winning suite of customizable online courses, and what it could mean to your students' success.

Presenters:

Jeff Bergin
Ph.D., VP of Digital Design and Development
Pearson Learning Solutions

Jodi Bolognese
Director, Digital Product Management − Online Courseware
Pearson Learning Solutions

Meredith Carpenter
Entrepreneurship Instructor
Haywood Community College

 

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Addressing the College Readiness Crisis: Innovative Strategies for Developmental Education

Duration: 60 minutes

In this webinar, key academic leaders from Cleveland State Community College and West Virginia University at Parkersburg share their experiences in thinking outside of the box to create enhanced developmental education programs that serve students in a personalized manner to accelerate remediation.

Leveraging a partnership with Pearson, the solutions these leaders devised increase student engagement, reduce time spent in remedial courses, and have a positive effect on student outcomes.

Specific topics covered by the presenters are:

  • The unique challenges they faced that drove their redesign efforts
  • Working with Pearson to map out the strategy most appropriate for their institution
  • The processes that their administration and faculty engaged in during implementation
  • The final solution and the impact it has on college readiness within their institution

Presenters:

Dr. Carl Hite
President
Cleveland State Community College

Dr. Rhonda Tracy
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
West Virginia University at Parkersburg

 

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Workforce Education with Pearson

Duration: 38 minutes

This event will begin with a presentation covering the national workforce education environment, including legislative and educational developments, followed by a more in-depth view of workforce education in New York, integrating labor market data from our partnership with Monster.com. Lastly, the group will review recent solutions developed by Pearson, including its online, instructor-led courses in sectors such as health careers, information technology, business, and workforce readiness.

Presenter:

Tom Darling
National Director of Workforce Education
Pearson Learning Solutions

 

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Using Analytics to Increase Student Retention

Duration: 54 minutes

It's clear that analytics play a critical role driving student success – but to become actionable, data needs to be synthesized, interpreted and presented in digestible reports. The Iowa Community College Online Consortium is tackling the challenge of increasing student success by getting student activity data into the hands of the right people, in a timely manner.

By using Pearson LearningStudio's Enterprise Reporting Suite, Iowa Community College Online Consortium increased retention of at-risk students from 77% to 85%. More importantly, they are applying data-driven insights to deliver on the promise of personalized education. Providing customized and appropriate learning paths for each student, guided by performance data, each student has the opportunity to learn at their optimal pace. Under the direction of the Next Generation Learning Challenge, the consortium is sharing their scalable strategies with others.

Presenter:

Tracy Sleep
Student Services & Institutional Research Manager
Iowa Community College Online Consortium

Steve Rheinschmidt
Director
Iowa Community College Online Consortium

Brian Alexander
Director of Reporting and Analytics
Pearson eCollege

 

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Accelerating College Readiness with MyFoundationsLab

Duration: 60 minutes

Ann Voorheis, Dean of Developmental and General Education Baker College Online, will share her experience with the challenges Baker College Online was facing in college readiness, what prompted them to address the situation, how they are partnering with Pearson to meet these challenges and the results that they have seen thus far.

Baker College Online's student body includes fully online students who live all over the world, with their online program also serving the on-ground Baker College students. Baker College Online uses MyFoundationsLab, MyReadingLab, MyWritingLab and MyMathLab in partnership with Pearson.

Ann Voorheis has worked for Baker College for nearly 18 years in a variety of capacities from Advisor and Adjunct Instructor to Associate Dean, and is now Dean of Developmental and General Education for Baker College Online. Her education includes a BA in Education, an MA in Counseling, an MSA in Human Resources and PhD in Educational Leadership.

Presenter:

Ann Voorheis
Dean of Developmental and General Education
Baker College Online

 

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Self-Paced Learning and the College Completion Agenda

Duration: 50 minutes

46% of U.S. college students do not graduate on time. What is stopping them? In this webinar, we will explore the issues that prevent many students from obtaining college degrees. We will discuss one way in which students can benefit from truly flexible alternatives to traditional classes without having to leave their school of choice. We will also showcase Pearson's new and innovative self-paced learning offering, Propero.

Presenters:

Andy Gates
Executive Director
Pearson Education

Trina Poe, DBA
Assistant Vice President of Academics
Pearson Learning Solutions

 

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Improving and Personalizing Online Courseware

Duration: 48 minutes

As an educator, you know that course design can be difficult and time-consuming. Growing demand for accountability and improved academic performance means that now, more than ever, efficient and high-quality instructional design is a priority. Wouldn’t you like to have the power to develop effective, personalized courses that keep your students engaged, without having to reinvent the wheel at every turn?

Join faculty members from Baton Rouge Community College and Haywood Community College as they share how they establish strong instructor presence in their online and blended classrooms, while minimizing time spent on course design, setup, and preparation. CourseConnect is a Codie Award-winning suite of customizable online courses from Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. Rather than building a course from scratch, you simply add and edit your own materials, using only the modules you need, and free up your teaching time to do what you do best — connect with students.

Presenters:

Amy Pinero
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Baton Rouge Community College

Meredith Carpenter
Entrepreneurship Instructor
Haywood Community College

Jodi Bolognese
Director of Digital Product Management – Online Courseware
Pearson Learning Solutions

 

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Creating a Culture of Assessment to Increase Student Achievement

Duration: 34 minutes

College faculty and administrators are increasingly called upon to demonstrate the learning outcomes achieved by their students and graduates. "Proving" that learning has taken place is no simple matter, but it is possible. Embedding assessment processes into your organization’s normal activities is a key first step toward creating a culture of assessment. In this webinar we will introduce you to valuable and timely assessment consulting modules available to assist your institution. Join us as we explore how your institution can use the assessment cycle to improve learning and how we can help you create a culture of assessment.

Intended Participant Learning Outcomes

After attending this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the major steps in a typical assessment cycle
  • Take the first step in assessment planning by evaluating your current assessment process
  • Identify at least one area for improvement in your current assessment process

Intended audience:

Chief Academic Officers, Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Deans, Department Chairs, and Assessment Committee members.

Presenter:

Kimberly Thompson
Academic Trainer & Consultant
Pearson eCollege

 

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Service Learning: Improving Education and Communities

Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes

Join members of the Pearson Service Learning Advisory Board, representing career colleges across the country, for a peer-to-peer discussion on the benefits of career college service learning programs, including enhancement of student learning and impact on student / graduate retention and community engagement. Learn from colleagues who have effectively launched service learning projects including everything from designing projects to finding community partners, volunteers and bringing the learnings into the classroom.

Presenter:

Michael Cooney
Editor
Career Education Review

Vickie Savino
Director of Education, School of Business
Empire College

Michael Schafer
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Health Education
Career Education Corporation

Career college professionals will discuss service learning benefits such as:

Community level benefits

    • Develops informed and responsible "leaders of tomorrow"
    • Draws positive attention to the community
    • Builds strong and lasting partnerships with diverse institutions

Institutional level benefits

    • Promotes the institution as a force of good for the community
    • Broadens appeal of curriculum to a wider base of students
    • Assists student retention

Student level benefits

    • Extend classroom knowledge into skill application
    • Teaches civic responsibility and community awareness
    • Promotes confidence, responsibility, and motivation

 

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Target Marketing on a Tight Budget

Duration: 32 minutes

College Administration is placing increasing emphasis and pressure on workforce development professionals to generate more enrollments, generate greater profit, and do so on an increasingly smaller budget. This webinar will provide best practices for making the most out of a small budget to accomplish institutional objectives.

Concepts Addressed: profitability, target marketing, sector marketing, advertising mediums, defining and determining target market

Intended audience: Community College Executive Directors, Deans and Vice Presidents of Workforce Development and their staff

Presenter:

Tom Darling
National Director of Workforce Education
Pearson Education

 

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Introduction to Short Courses: How to Build a Short Course Business

Duration: 38 minutes

What are the key strategies to building a short course business? Why are short courses important to my business and how do they fit within my overall financial model? This webinar will explore the key strategies to building a successful short course presence to build student enrollment, generate revenue and comply with regulatory pressures.

Intended Audience: Career Colleges

Concepts Addressed: profitability, lifetime value, recruiting tool, builds on itself, convenient, targeted, valuable to students, employers, and alums.

Presenter:
Tom Darling
National Director of Workforce Education
Pearson Education

 

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Marketing Short Courses to New Students, Alums, and Employers

Duration: 22 minutes

How is marketing different for short courses than it is for degree programs? How can the two be complementary to one another? This webinar will explore key strategies for marketing short courses and capitalizing on marketing dollars already spent for lead generation.

Intended Audience: Career Colleges

Concepts Addressed: marketing avenues, specific reasons why short courses would appeal to each targeted segment, recognizing or anticipating the urgent topics, lifetime value of the student

Presenter:
Tom Darling
National Director of Workforce Education
Pearson Education

 

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A+ Exam: Examining New Testing Strategies and Preparatory Solution

Duration: 45 minutes

Join the Pearson IT Certification team for an informative look at the changes in the new CompTIA A+ Exam!

The new CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 now includes performance-based questions which will require exam candidates to perform a task or solve a problem within a simulated IT environment to demonstrate specific knowledge or skills. Hands-on simulations and test prep will be vital to your students’ success. These changes are significant and the Pearson IT Certification team can help you prepare them for the updated exam.

Join us for a live webinar as we explore the new test requirements and A+ Simulator, as well as test prep solutions that cover additions to the exam like Windows 7 Enterprise, mobile devices (i.e. the iPad), and a significant amount of security, virtualization, troubleshooting wireless.

This interactive webinar will cover:

  • A brief demonstration of Pearson’s new A+ Simulator – Learn about 216 Windows Simulations and 44 fully hardware hands-on lab activities that go beyond the operating system.
  • Real-time employment data as it relates to A+ and other CompTIA certifications – IT is back and certifications are required in many cases.
  • A brief overview of MyITCertificationLab: Take a guided tour of Pearson’s exclusive online test prep site with video and fully integrated eBook at no additional cost.

You will also receive information on:

  • How to save money by bundling our products! (CompTIA certified texts (eBook or print), Simulators, MyITCertificationLab, Exam Crams, Flash Cards, and more).
  • A detailed list of instructor and student support materials with our brand new 4-color A+ content.
  • Our online content for A+, Network+ and Security+ available for workforce education and credit courses.

Presenters:

Beth Smith
CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Simulator

Barb Donlon
Pearson Technology Group

Timothy L. Warner
Pearson Technology Group

 

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The Logistics of Implementation – Scheduling Online Workforce Courses

Duration: 29 minutes

What are recommended strategies for scheduling online short courses? What are recommended approaches to offering short courses in a blended format? How do I find and hire instructors? This webinar will provide best practices and recommendations for scheduling online workforce courses to keep your students engaged with the course and the organization, as well as increasing student success.

Intended Audience: Community Colleges and Career Colleges

Concepts Addressed: the value of asynchronous online courses, convenience to the student, length of time to allow for a given course, scheduling variety – e.g., the weekend retreat, the online employer schedule, etc.

Presenters:

Tom Darling
National Director of Workforce Education
Pearson Education

 

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