Wimba Distinguished Lecture Series – Fall 2008

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The Wimba Distinguished Lecture Series turns eight-years old in September! Please join creator and host Matt Wasowski, along with fellow education professionals like yourself, for another month of these free online seminars. Register now and if you miss the event we’ll send you a link to the recorded archive which you can view at your convenience. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and colleagues. My Online … Read More

NIU FacDev is on Twitter!

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The NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center now has a Twitter feed where we’ll be posting misc. news, announcements, and links to helpful new resources. Never heard of Twitter?  Watch this 3 minute video that explains Twitter in Plain English: If you use Twitter, follow @facdev and drop us a note!

Smart Classroom Training – Fall 2008

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Media Services will offer training on the use of the audiovisual equipment in Provost-sponsored smart classrooms. Both new and returning instructors should benefit from these brief seminars. Refreshments will be provided. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20 and 21, DuSable Hall 348, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, by appointment during the day; call (815) 753-0172. The seminars are open-ended and run continually so you won’t miss a thing … Read More

Responding and Coping After Trauma

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The NIU Employee Assistance Program has created several new handouts offering tips for responding and coping following a traumatic experience.  These new handouts include: Fear, Anxiety, and Guilt After a Traumatic Event [PDF] [Word] Grief Journey Tips [PDF] [Word] Responding and Coping..After Traumatic Experiences [PDF] [Word] Stepping Stones Along Your Grief Journey…After the Death of a Loved One [PDF] [Word] Tips for Taking Care of Yourself During Stressful Times [PDF] … Read More

Wimba Classroom

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After reviewing feedback from faculty regarding the Wimba Classroom pilot, the Provost’s Office has decided to continue the Wimba Classroom license. Therefore, the Wimba Classroom tool will continue to be available in Blackboard for all NIU faculty to utilize in extending their communications with students throughout the 2008-2009 academic year. To request that Wimba Classroom be enabled in your Blackboard course(s), each semester after requesting the creation of your Blackboard … Read More

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