Magna Online Seminars
Magna Online Seminars have built a reputation for their quality, timeliness and relevance. Live and interactive, they feature leading educators and thought leaders delivering thought-provoking, practical presentations. Plus if you can’t make the live event, all seminars are available on-demand for a full 30 days. Our Online Seminar Package also includes a copy of the recording on CD, plus the full transcript and supplemental materials. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.
Upcoming Live Online Seminars
Designing & Teaching a Course with a Critical Thinking Focus
Critical thinking is a deeply misunderstood cognitive skill set. Although all educators can agree on its importance, views remains split on what exactly critical thinking is, or how to effectively teach this skill to students. This seminar will help dispel much of the confusion surrounding critical thinking and give you actionable strategies that you can use in your classroom to effectively teach and assess critical thinking.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes
A Framework for Managing Compliance and Accreditation Cycles
Although there are variations in state, national, and regional compliance and accreditation standards, they all support the larger goals of providing oversight, maintaining accountability, ensuring quality, and supporting innovation in higher education. Learn how to structure your efforts to maximize the benefits and minimize the burnout of compliance, accreditation, and self-study processes.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes
Course Design Strategies to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills
Learn how to deliver fundamental course concepts in a way that helps develop the skills that students need in order to think like professionals in your discipline. This seminar will help you adjust your course design and components to focus on the most important materials and concepts and use them to foster engaging interactions during class.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes
Flex Learning: Helping Students Choose Their Path to Success
Flex learning is the next evolution of blended learning. It enables students to learn in the way that works best for them. This seminar will show you how the flex model allows instructors to imaginatively redesign almost any course to better meet the needs of students and guide them toward greater academic success.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes
Changes to Copyright & Fair Use: What Faculty Need to Know
Sharing information is at the heart of what you do in higher education. Make sure you know how to do it while avoiding copyright infringement. This seminar will show you practical ways to approach the issues of copyright infringement and best practices in fair use, even while the legal interpretation of copyright law is in a state of flux.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes
Online Seminar Archives
Below you will find a few of our most recent, top-rated online seminars. To see the complete library of past seminars, visit Magna Publications.
Writing Better Multiple-Choice Questions
Multiple-choice exams continue to be a staple of college classrooms. However, there is a tendency for these exams to lack complexity and test recall rather than knowledge. After this seminar, you’ll be able to write better multiple-choice questions that test a wider range of course material at a higher level of critical thinking. You’ll also be able to achieve “proper construction” of multiple-choice exams to ensure your questions are challenging, relevant, and fair. Learn More »
Outcomes-Based Assessment for Teaching & Learning Centers
Faculty development centers rarely operate under financial models that allow them to prove that they are cost-effective. It is therefore important that faculty support centers be able to measure and communicate the value of what they do, particularly in today’s budget climate. This seminar will give you a reliable framework for measuring tangible outcomes for your center and communicating these outcomes clearly to others. Learn More »
How to Integrate Self-Regulated Learning into Your Courses
Led by Linda B. Nilson, PhD, director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University, this online seminar will prepare you to select, adapt, design, and integrate proven self-regulated learning assignments and activities into the courses you’re teaching right now. Learn More »
Team-Based Learning: Strategies for Getting Started
Team-Based Learning is a uniquely powerful and increasingly popular form of small group learning. When properly designed, it can help ensure students leave your class with conceptual and procedural learning, confident in their understanding of course content, and ready to apply it in meaningful ways. It’s also a great teaching approach for the flipped classroom. Learn More »
The Flipped Approach to Online Teaching and Learning
Much of the literature about the flipped classroom has focused on traditional face-to-face courses. That doesn’t mean that flipping doesn’t work online—it’s just a bit different. During this seminar, you will analyze current models for the flipped class and explore how to expand and adapt these models to include online learning environments. Learn More »