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Talk with OLI Experts

Talk with one of our walk-in webinar hosts about your online teaching needs. Each host has particular areas of expertise, but also a lot of experience, so feel free to ask about any topic related to online literacy and writing instruction. To see each host's expertise, visit our Just-in-Time Contributor page. A list of upcoming hosts appears to the right.

We've discontinued the regular weekly sessions for now (April 11, 2020).

However, we're still available for consultations.

Just Ask: The demand for our regularly scheduled sessions has tapered off since March 2020, so they will be discontinued, and we'll refocus on our regular program development, which includes topic-based webinars, online learning resources, and other events and initiatives for members of the OLI/OWI community.

However, if you are interested in an ad hoc session for you or your group, we encourage you to request a session, as explained above.

Trending Topics for Past Weeks

Below are topics that have trended in the Walk-In Webinars. Some of these overlap with past topics covered in a our webinar series. If you'd be interested in having a walk-in webinar on a topic below--or on a topic not listed--just ask! If possible, we'll set-up a walk-in webinar session for you and others who may want to attend.

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From around the globe: Canada, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland

Topics Trending for Week 3/30-4/3

  • Working with K-12 students
  • Creating and sharing videos for classes
  • Designing accessible courses
  • Considering accessibility of async and sync coursework
  • Training online instructors
  • Setting up online tutoring sessions
  • Arranging synchronous sessions
  • Preparing for fall courses
  • Teaching foreign language courses
  • Motivating students
  • Maintaining flexibility and responsiveness for students
  • YouTube videos
  • Facebook
  • Blackboard
  • PowerPoint

Topics Trending for Week 3/23-3/27

  • Designing mini-courses for graduate students
  • Sharing academic articles among the class
  • Organizing students into synchronous and asynchronic group work
  • Integrating problem solving into course design
  • Teaching academic writing online
  • Managing heavy teaching loads
  • Zoom Whiteboards
  • Google Docs

Topics Trending for Week 3/16-3/20

  • Designing courses
  • Assessing student performance
  • Creating videos
  • Organizing course content in LMS
  • Considering sync vs. async activities
  • Supporting L2 learners
  • Facilitating group discussions
  • Supporting instructors & tutors
  • Doing online presentation assignments
  • Setting up discussions
  • Keeping sense of community
  • Doing peer reviews
  • Streaming videos/movies
  • Using breakout rooms
  • Zoom
  • Blackboard
  • FaceTime
  • Google Docs

Topics Trending for Week 3/9-3/13

  • Course design
  • Synchronous meetings
  • Peer reviews
  • Discussion boards
  • Video messages
  • Basic writing online
  • Anxieties about teaching online
  • Communicating with students
  • Accessibility
  • Institutional issues
  • Polls and breakout room
  • Zoom
  • Blackboard
  • Canvas
  • Wix
  • Google Forms

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