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“How to Research Online & Understand Journal Articles”
These webinars will be facilitated by Dr. Shannon Farris, psychology faculty, on May 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET & again at 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET. RSVP Below. Read the rest of this entry
As seen in Good Morning America Yahoo! NEWS and many other media venues, Dr. Farris’ eCOACH Online Learning presents two free webinars:
“How to use Turnitin.com and Other Online Resources”
These webinars will be facilitated by Dr. Shannon Farris, psychology faculty, on May 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET & May 24, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET & . RSVP Below.
For a complete list of webinars and registration click HERE.
5/22, 11am-12pm ET RSVP HERE no later than 6:00 a.m. ET, Tuesday, May 22.
5/24, 8pm-9pm ET RSVP HERE no later than Noon (12:00 p.m.) ET, Thursday, May 24.
Participants attending this webinar will:
These four free webinars (see below) are part of eCOACH Online Learning, a pilot program being offered by the psychology department this term. Each webinar is offered four times a term (that’s 8 daytime webinars and 8 evening webinars). The program is for ALL students,Faculty, and staff of Saint Leo University! Only students are required to complete a consent form (first question of registration link). Due to the engaging “live” format, webinars are not recorded at this time. All webinars will begin on the hour ET and last approximately one hour.
Current webinars in the series:
IMPORTANT: On the day of the webinar you’ll receive a confirmation email with the webinar’s link (URL). If you’re a first time participant, you’ll need to log onto this URL 30 minutes before webinar begins to make sure that your computer has the necessary applications for this “live” format.
For a complete list of webinars and registration visit www.saintleoinkblot.com and click on eCOACH Online Learning. If you need further assistance or have questions contact Dr. Shannon Farris, LEAD and annual contract faculty for psychology, at (352) 588-8438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and I’ll “see” you soon!
What the Participants and Media are saying about eCOACH Online Learning:
“I just wanted to thank you for a great webinar. I was so impressed with your expertise and your ease in conducting the course (and you were so gracious to me, as well). I look forward to the advanced Prezi course. Have a great summer!” ~ Gianna Russo, Instructor of English, University Campus.
“I truly loved the presenter and presentation! I thought I would walk away feeling overwhelmed because the amount of content that would be provided and because the presenter would just touch on each section not allowing for note taking…boy was I wrong! The presenter did an amazing job of covering the content at an appropriate speed and provided just the right amount of information to keep you interested. I also thought I would have an enormous amount of note taking to do, but I was wrong again. All of the slides that were covered in the presentation was provided to us along with other content that was covered. The content being supplied to us after the presentation allowed me to truly focus and listen to every word that was being said instead of trying to do some fast note taking (which is awesome because I do not know shorthand!)” ~ Staci Brooks, Junior, Psychology, Center for Online Learning.
“They are extremely helpful and especially great if you are an online student – thanks for all the useful information and backing up that knowledge with an email of the content to reinforce my experience.” ~ Jane Tyrrell, MBA Online Graduate Student.
“This is a tool that is very valuable and can assist in our learning process. I would encourage you to not take my word for it, but to try it out for yourself.” ~ Robert Mathis, Junior, Education, Saint Augustine, FL.
“The webinars are a very valuable, powerful and convenient learning tool!” ~ Fernando Lopez, Graduate, MBA Program, University Campus.
“I recommend eCOACH for anyone who needs tips or ideas for writing papers or presentations. Learning how to use the online resources has helped me tremendously. I feel like I can write academic papers now in a breeze, and I have confidence that I did it correct. I highly recommend the eCOACH webinars.” ~ Denise Houston, Sophmore, Undergrad, Business, Center for Online Learning.
“An absolute must for gaining a greater confidence in how to research and understand journal articles/essays.” ~ Charles Jones, Graduate Theology, Chesapeake Campus, VA.
“eCOACH Online Learning was a simple, fun, interactive way for me to learn. The instructor was spot on and covered exactly the information I needed and expected.” ~ Kim Stagg, Graduate Student, Weekend MBA Program.
“This webinar is a must for students that are traditional and nontraditional learners.” ~ Nusen Dorlouis, Senior, Savannah Center Distance Learning.
“eCOACH is easy, intuitive and creates value to any program here at Saint Leo!” ~ Tommy Hess, Graduate, MBA Online.
“The eCOACH Online Learning webinars are a great source for both traditional and non-traditional students alike of learning about tools to help thembe successful in college.” ~ Kevin Mills, Junior, Criminal Justice-Homeland Security Major, Langley Center in Hampton, VA.
“I just want to tell you that eCOACH Online Learning webinars are a great way to get specific information. Similar to doing research for papers…eCOACH should be cited!” ~ Michelle Strang, freshman, Ft. Eustis Campus.
“eCOACH provides a casual, comfortable environment of interactive learning.” ~ Christopher Meehan, graduate, Theology, San Pedro Center.
“The webinars are a great help with writing and presentations. Received a lot of information on using the APA format for referencing and citing sources in paragraphs.” ~ Seymour E. Ottey, Graduate Student, Chesapeake Center, Virginia.
“I will encourage everyone to attend these webinars, are very helpful in everything that we are doing in school.” ~ Cheryl Watts, sophomore, BS in Comupter Information System, Center for Online Learning.
“The online learing webinars include a wealth of information. The webinars I have attended so far have helped me tremendously in searching for information in the databases, and I now have a better understanding on how Turnitin actually works. The instructor presents the information very well, and the hour goes by very quickly.” ~ Kathy Brichacek, Sophomore, Savannah Center.
“Dr. Farris is a wonderful presenter. He answers your questions and explains why the subject is beneficial to us as students. Turnitin training was very useful to me. It made me understand how it is used by instructions for grading.” ~ Lucy Swain, graduate student, Center for Online Learning.
“Tell other students that if they would like to ensure that if they would like to earn the best possible grade and understanding, they should get as much training as possible with the resources that are offered. Participating in the webinars can only aid you and ensure that you have an understanding of what is out there for you.” ~ Lorraine Chamberlain, Junior, Health Care Management, Center for Online Learning.
“So much about attending college involves MONEY. This eCOACH is free. Take advantage of it. I’ve been away from school for a while, so I’m trying to get acclimated. Every bit helps. This is also assisting me in understanding what I know for sure and what I’m a not so comfortable with.” ~ Arthur Bryant, Sophomore, HR Management Major, South Atlanta Center.
“Try out any eCOACH Online Learning webinar is good for writing tips and references. This is an hour of your time well spent!” ~ Frank Rivero, Senior, Fort Lee Center.
“eCOACH Online Learning webinars is a fun interacting mini class that provides great information to help you succeed with confidence.” ~ Andrea Watson, North Charleston Center, Center for Online Learning.
“The eCOACH Online Learning webinars are a great way to learn, interact and digest information in a collaborative environment. If your schedule is restrictive this format will give you the classroom experience without the commute.” ~ Barbara Downes, Graduate Student, Center for Online Learning.
“The webinar was definitely worth my time to attend. I was given great resources and I was pleasantly surprised with the presentation, as it was interesting, creative, and the hour flew by. Not your normal webinar/seminar.” ~ Laura Wigglesworth, Senior, Center of Online Learning.
“I really enjoyed the webinar training. It was a quick would recommend it. I learned the information I needed without the hassle of driving to the school. The presentation and PowerPoint were useful. I felt like I was sitting in class.” ~ Cheryl Maximo, MSW Online Graduate Program.
Saint Leo University, one of the Top Universities in Florida, Offers Free Webinars For Students and Faculty About Saint Leo University Saint Leo ranks as one of the top universities in the south, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’sPilot Program Expected to Expand This Fall Due to Overwhelming Popularity
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How do you understand journal articles? What’s the best way to use Turnitin and other online resources? Can you follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide to cite sources in a research paper? Students who know the correct answers to questions like these will enjoy their classes more and earn higher grades. That’s why Saint Leo University, one of the top universities in Florida, offers the free eCOACH Online Learning webinar series.
According to Dr. Shannon Farris, member of the psychology faculty at Saint Leo and creator and presenter for the webinars, this pilot program started last year and currently includes four webinars that are given four times every eight weeks. To accommodate both traditional students and non-traditional students in various time zones, the webinars are offered during the day and then repeated again in the evenings. Students can ask questions and receive answers during the webinar thanks to the use of a live video feed and the Blackboard Collaborate platform.
“We found the live format helps the students feel connected and cared for by the university,” explains Dr. Farris. “Overall, the webinars uses a hands on approach to help students become familiar with supplemental resources that will provide the support they need to be successful from one term to the next.”
These live webinars were originally created for non-traditional, undergraduate students taking general education courses from Saint Leo’s Education Centers. The program was expanded to all 15,000 students during the 2011 Fall Semester and participation quickly grew to include graduate students, faculty members and traditional undergraduate students.One goal for the program is to provide students with the resources and tips needed to increase their skills in writing, research and presentations so faculty members have more time to teach their content and focus on their student’s learning. This goal appears to be met since, “faculty are attending right along with students and all groups want more frequent webinars,” adds Dr. Farris.
While the webinars are free for all Saint Leo students and faculty, pre-registration is necessary. All webinar participants receive a copy of the PowerPoint slides and all resources used in the presentation. The titles of the webinars that are currently offered include; How to Research Online and Understand Journal Articles, Basic Tools for Writing Papers and PowerPoint/Prezi Presentations, APA Format and Citations and How to Use Turnitin and Other Online Resources.
Plans are underway to expand the series by providing a full academic year’s worth of programming, and by making special outreach efforts to new students and faculty beginning in the Fall 2012. Unique, student-focused programs such as this one have helped Saint Leo University become known as one of the top universities in Florida.
iNKBLOT blog brings together everyone in the Saint Leo psychology program, students studying for an online psychology degree, those studying on campus and their professors. For the schedule of upcoming webinars, visit the Saint Leo University’s Psychology blog, iNKBLOT http://saintleoinkblot.com/ecoach-online-learning/.
Best Colleges” list. Saint Leo’s traditional liberal arts campus, located 30 miles north of Tampa, educates more than 1,900 students. Total enrollment across its campus, continuing education centers, and online programs exceeds 15,000. Among the oldest Catholic universities in Florida, Saint Leo is one of the nation’s 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military, and is a nationally recognized leader in online education.
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