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College of the Canyons 7th annual online instructor retreat august 13, 2021

Hello College of the Canyons Online Instructors,
At this retreat, we rocketed into space to hear about what’s new in online ed, COC student data, and Canvas. We joined our Keynote Presenters in discussing ways to foster academic integrity and reduce plagiarism and cheating in online classrooms via strategies that include scaffolding, reverse course design and other innovative technologies. Finally, we explored the brain science behind engagement, considering ways to increase engagement and support learning that can be applied in Online, Hybrid, OnlineLIVE and HyFlex classrooms!

View the presentation recordings, slideshows, and additional resources from the retreat below. If you attended the retreat, please share your (anonymous) feedback with us by completing this Survey - Thank you!

Presentation Recordings




Ready for Liftoff!

Opening remarks by Dr. Omar Torres, VP of Instruction, as well as updates from the Online Education team and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.



Keynote: Encouraging Academic Integrity

This interactive session explores ways to foster acadeimc integrity and reduce plagiarism and cheating in the online classroom via strategies such as scafolding, reverse course design, and innovative pedagogy. This session includes examples from both an English course as well as a Math course, both taught online using these stragtegies. Presented by Dr. Marina Aminy, Dean, Online Education and Learning Resources, Jonathan Luque, Math Professory, and Dr. Bridget Hoida, English Instructor & Faculty Online Education Co-Coordinator, Saddleback College.



The Brain Science Behind Engagement

What does brain research tell us about how we learn and how that can impact - and improve - your teaching practices? Using John Medina's Brain Rules as a foundation, we'll explore how brain science can help us more effectively engage our students in the task of learning. Presented by Helen Graves, Instructional Designer, CVC/OEI & COC.


Presentation Slides and Resources

Online Instructor Retreat SlidesEncouraging Academic Honesty Slides Additional Resources

Download Agenda as a PDF

Backgrounds for Zoom


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