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
Everybody Present: Mindfulness in the Classroom
With so many easy interruptions to our concentration, it's no wonder that students can find it hard to follow a classroom discussion closely. This seminar will increase your awareness of the power of mindfulness techniques to enhance the teaching experience for you and the learning experience of your students.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 • 12:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $199
How to Improve the Learning Climate in Your Classroom
This seminar provides tools and concepts that are fundamental to creating and sustaining a positive classroom experience. Learn ideas that can be incorporated into your current classroom teaching style that will foster a better learning environment.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • 11:00 a.m. Central • 40 Minutes • $49
Below the Surface: Strategies for Deep and Lasting Learning
Learn how to identify and implement instructional strategies that hold students’ attention, bolster retention rates, and lead to deep learning. This seminar will give you the classroom-tested strategies you need to keep your courses engaging and effective.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $349
Online Discussion: Practices to Boost Learning & Engagement
Discussion board assignments play a vital role in the online classroom. Instructors who teach online need to make sure online discussion is genuinely promoting student engagement and helping reach the course’s learning goals. Learn to use common coaching techniques to improve the quality of your online discussion groups, keep students on task, and advance learning.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $199
Conversations with Students: Methods That Engage & Motivate
Students may feel awkward talking about their shortcomings with instructors and most educators feel the same way. Led by Richard L. Ogle, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington, this seminar will give you a methodology for talking with students so that you can have more productive and meaningful conversations about change.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 • 12:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $199
Understanding and Combating Resistance to Online Learning
With more than seven million students enrolled in at least one online course each year, this is one teaching trend colleges and universities need to keep up with. But there are surprisingly strong pockets of resistance, and they could be holding you back. This seminar will show you a wide range of flexible strategies to help your institution adapt to many of the challenges associated with online learning.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $199
Below you will find a few of our most recent, top-rated online seminars. They're available on-demand for just $99. To see the complete library of archived 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 »
Designing & Teaching a Course with a Critical Thinking Focus
Critical thinking is a misunderstood skill set. Although educators agree on its importance, views remains split on what exactly critical thinking is, or how to effectively teach it to students. This seminar helps dispel much of the confusion surrounding critical thinking and gives you actionable strategies that you can use in your classroom to effectively teach and assess critical thinking. Learn More »