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July 21, 2014

Plus 50 Pre-Conference Workshop on Engaging Adult Learners

The VWCC Plus 50 Initiative and the Academic Link are co-sponsoring a free pre-conference workshop on best practices for engaging adult learners. The workshop will be held on July 24, one day prior to the 2014 Instructional Technology Mini-Conference and will run from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The workshop is open to all VWCC employees though faculty and tutors will find it especially relevant. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Instructional Technology Mini-Conference

The eLIT department and the VWCC Plus 50 Initiative are co-sponsoring the 2014 Instructional Technology Mini-Conference, a free one-day conference and professional development opportunity for all Virginia Western faculty and staff. The Mini-Conference will include a full day of sessions delivered by outside professionals on a broad range of topics: Blackboard Collaborate and Blackboard IM, Flipping the Classroom, Atomic Learning, Blackboard Learn Roadmap, and Instructional Technology for Adult Learners (Plus 50 learners). A complete conference agenda can be found here: http://vwccelit.blogspot.com/ Read the rest of this entry »

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  • July 21 - 180 squats
  • July 22 - 185 squats
  • July 23 - 190 squats
  • July 24 - REST
  • July 25 - 220 squats
  • July 26 - 225 squats
  • July 27 - 230 squats

Free Mammogram Screening

The Belk Mobile Mammography Van is coming to the Komen Virginia Blue Ridge region!

  • 7/29/2014 - 9:45a – 5:45p Lynchburg, VA River Ridge Mall
  • 7/31/2014 - 9:45a – 5:45p Roanoke, VA Valley View Mall
  • 8/2/2014 - 9:15a – 4:30p Christiansburg, VA New River Valley Mall

Belk will cover all of the costs associated with the Mobile Mammography Center as well as any out-of-pocket costs to women who are screened.

To learn more about how to receive a mammogram that day, please visit http://tinyurl.com/mbonu5v

Free Employee Chair Massages!

Stress is a very common problem. Too much stress on a continuous basis can be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Managing your stress is key to being healthy. The CommonHealth Committee wants to help you reduce your stress by sponsoring an event that will provide you a free chair massage!

Eleven (11) students from Miller-Motte Clinical Technical College will be at the college offering chair massages on:

Tuesday, July 29th

11:45 to 1:15 p.m.

Natural Science Center

The students will provide 10 minute chair massages to employees on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss your chance to unwind and de-stress!

Visit http://www.gentle-stress-relief.com/how-does-stress-affect-health.html to learn more about what causes stress, the harmful effects of stress, and a variety of possible solutions for much needed stress relief!


Please Delete Panopto Recordings!

The Panopto Lecture Capture has a limited amount of storage space, and it's running out. In order to maintain a cost-effective storage model, it was originally agreed upon that only THREE years of recordings would be maintained! Right now, there are a lot of recordings that are nearly four years old, many of which have not been viewed by a student in more than one year.

Video files more than three years old should be deleted and, if still relevant, re-recorded with the most up to date material. Yes, we know that in some cases the information is exactly the same. However, students forced to watch old videos often comment about the perceived value of those video recordings. We hear comments like "If the instructor doesn't care enough to update the recording (replace the videotape, etc.), why should I care about the material?". If you look substantially different, or the slides and information you are showing on the video don't match your current class information and textbook, you should update your recordings, even if it's been less than three years!

Remember: the use of Lecture Capture is an additional instructional tool, NOT a replacement for current, up to date, dynamic instruction!

Thanks for all your help and support!

The Media Geeks