Upcoming Live Online Seminars


Teaching Critical Thinking: How to Design Courses That Include Applicable Learning Experiences, Outcomes, and Assessments

Join Linda Nilson, PhD, as she provides practical, evidence-based advice on how to design a course infused with critical thinking. You’ll also find out about the likely misconceptions your students have about critical thinking and what you can do to dispel them as quickly as possible.

November 15, 2016 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247

Universal Design for Learning: How to Improve Satisfaction and Retention for Students at All Learning Levels

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) isn’t just for students with disabilities, but rather a way to provide all students with more choices about and control over how and when they learn. During this program you will learn how to adopt UDL principles to broaden their focus to better meet the needs of all students.

December 1, 2016 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247

Editor’s Picks

Below you will find a few of our most recent, top-rated online seminars. They’re available on-demand, starting at $99. To see the complete library of archived seminars, visit Magna Publications.


Learning Assessment Techniques: How to Integrate New Activities that Gauge What and How Well Students Learn

You can find a lot of courses these days on how to be a more effective teacher—but not so many on how to assess that effectiveness. During this seminar, you will learn active-learning techniques you can use to improve student learning and better assess and report the results. The handouts for this session include a comprehensive list of 50 learning assessment techniques that can be integrated into your teaching processes and allow you to achieve the results you need in a more efficient manner. Learn More »


Evidence-Based Teaching

Evidence-Based Teaching in Higher Education: Strategies to Improve Student Learning

What instructional methods are more likely to help students learn better and retain information longer? Listen in as Maryellen Weimer and Victor Benassi discuss what the “science of learning” has established about the way students learn. Learn More »


faculty and the law

Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education: How to Recruit, Hire, Manage, and Retain a Diverse Team of Academic Faculty

Although your institution may embrace the goal of a more diverse faculty and staff, you likely face some serious challenges—both subtle and obvious—that can make it difficult to actually reach, and maintain, a diversity that more closely reflects your students and society at large. Get strategies you can use to recruit, hire, and sustain a more diverse department and institution. Learn More »


How much content is too much content?

Taming the Monster: Rethinking the Role of Content

The amount of content in your field grows with each year. So how do you decide what to keep and what to cut? This seminar will teach you innovative ways to think about the content that is critical for your students to learn and remember. You’ll explore the mission of content and how to use it to provide high-quality instruction. Learn More »


Outcomes-Based Assessment

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 »


Self-Regulated Learning

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

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 »


Designing & Teaching a Course with a Critical Thinking Focus

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 »