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Upcoming webinars and events
Yellowdig Demo Webinar
Tuesday, October 11th at 1pm ET
Join us for a demo of the Yellowdig Engage platform. You'll learn about the pedagogy and technology at the core of Yellowdig, as well as see a walk through of Yellowdig Engage's community platform.
Bring any questions you have and be ready for an interactive, engaging experience!
Webinars designed for current Yellowdiggers
Whether you're a new or advanced Yellowdigger, join our client success team to learn about Yellowdig's best practices and get all your Yellowdig questions answered in our *new* monthly Level Up with Yellowdig sessions.
We encourage you to attend as many as you are able!
Past Webinars and Events
Education 3.0: Connecting the Learning Experience
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Shaunak Roy discuss pressing questions with education leaders. This is a must-watch for anyone looking to stay up to date on the latest needs of modern learners and strategies that institutions at the forefront of education are using to navigate this unpredictable future.
Integrating Real-World Relevance in Your Course
September 19, 2022
Hear from Ken Murphy from UCI about how he leveraged learning communities to tap into meaningful student experiences and real-world connections. Across the different levels he teaches from Executive MBA to undergraduate business classes, Ken has embraced the opportunity to have students facilitate their own discussions around how course material applies to the real world and their own lives. From discussing case studies to interviewing business professionals, Ken will share how he has unlocked a key to meaningful student engagement.
Using Yellowdig to Create Business Education Learning Communities
August 25th, 2022
The presenters will discuss the importance of social presence in all education settings. The presenters will also discuss how a connected learning experience helps students to succeed and improve retention. Attendees will learn how a community can be created in online, in-person, and hybrid classes by leveraging Yellowdig's technology. They'll hear stories of how Yellowdig communities have been successfully implemented to shift unenjoyable time grading for instructors to worthwhile time spent interacting with students while boosting student satisfaction and success.
The Instructional Designer Perspective: Designing Cognitive Presence Into Courses
Wednesday, July 13th, at 2PM (ET)
In this 60 minute webinar, you'll hear from Jennifer Werner Instructional Designer, and Madeline Gombis, Instructional Designer Associate. Both panelists are from the MLF Teachers College, Arizona State University. Jennifer will root the conversation in her research in cognitive presence. The designers will share their experience designing courses that are rich in cognitive presence. They'll share their techniques for faculty adoption and use of technology. As a Quality Matters (QM) school, they will discuss their experience following best practices. Debra Olberding will be moderating the panel, as a former Instructional Designer, and a current Community Success Consultant at Yellowdig.
How to Drive Online Student Engagement for Deeper Learning
September 23, 2022
In this fireside chat-style webinar, Eric and Elizabeth share their experiences effectively empowering students to engage in their online courses. Given their vastly different subject matters, each speak to the different techniques they used to drive meaningful conversations and engagement around their course topics. They also highlight how they used their Yellowdig Communities to create a connected learning experience for their students.
Empowering Learners Through Community Building in Yellowdig
August 24th, 2022
Hear directly from Julie Moss, a psychology instructor at Missouri Southern State University, who successfully created a connected learning experience for her students. Julie will share how she leveraged Yellowdig in her Blackboard-based course to create a meaningful community for students while driving positive learning outcomes. Bob Ertischek, Yellowdig's Senior Community Success Consultant moderated the webinar.
The Experience of Today's Learners: Navigating Education in an Uncertain World
Monday, March 28th at 2 PM (ET)
A chat with Five student users of Yellowdig. Listen as we gather a University of Arizona- Eller College of Management student and Yellowdig facilitator, an Arizona State University student, and a student at the University of Vermont to discuss their experiences using the Yellowdig platform. Moderated by Yellowdig's Marketing Intern & previous Yellowdig user Melissa Braun.
Driving Retention by Leveraging Student Communities and Data Insights
Wednesday, June 15th, at 4PM (ET)
a vibrant conversation between Yellowdig and Online Education Services (OES) titled “Leveraging Student Communities and Data Insights Drives Retention.” Yellowdig and OES partnered together after one of OES’s partner institution’s student survey found that student connectedness and the opportunity to network were two key components learners were looking for in their education. Together, they responded by creating an online Yellowdig welcome community and OES gathered data insights from the community and LMS. They quickly found that student connectedness also impacted persistence early in the student journey. In this webinar two OES team members, Pavan Gamage, the Director of Analytics Services, and Sacha Nouwens, the Executive Director of Student Experience and Insights will share their insights into how the actionable data models they created for their partner led to significant increases in student persistence.
Incorporating Real-World Learning with Community Simulations
Wednesday, April 20th, at 1 PM (ET)
A conversation with Benjamin Rifkin, Ph.D., a Professor of Russian at Hofstra University, and Yellowdig's Senior Community Success Consultant Bob Ertischek. The conversation will touch on Dr. Rifkin's experience in creating simulations to increase historical understanding in his Russian courses, as well as how he ties real-world examples into course topics.
Toward Resilient Teaching and Learning: Lessons Learned from COVID
Tuesday, March 1st, at 1 PM (EST)
An hour-long webinar that explores the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning, as well as the tools, techniques, and modalities that help educators achieve pedagogical objectives that suit modern learners. The webinar features Michael Feldstein, Chief Innovation Officer at Argos Education, Dr. Vicky Crittenden, Professor of Marketing at Babson College, Dr. Jess Ballenger, Clinical Professor at Drexel University, and Shaunak Roy,Yellowdig’s Founder and CEO.
Learning Communities: A Catalyst for Resilient Students & Inclusive Assessment Practices
Friday, May 26th at 4 PM (ET)
he pandemic revealed the power of learning communities and their influence on student inclusivity, resilience, and success. This interactive conversation guides participants through the benefits of a community-based approach that influences personal/professional growth, fosters resilience, and drives us towards a more inclusive model for assessing learning.
Learn to Build Community and Spark Engagement for Community College Students
Monday, March 28th at 2 PM (ET)
Effective teaching in community colleges is harder now than ever before. This webinar sheds light on how two Aims Community College faculty members found ways to effectively drive active learning in today's classroom. Participants learn how pedagogy and technology choices enable a deeper level of connection and conversation in the classroom.
The Future of Higher Education
Monday, January 24, 2022 at 1 PM (EST)
An interactive webinar on the future of higher education featuring Dr. Joshua Kim, Director of Online Programs and Strategy at Dartmouth College, Dr. Geneviene Feliú, Vice President of Innovation at Capella University, and Shaunak Roy, Founder and CEO of Yellowdig. The webinar touched on how the higher education ecosystem will look like, the potential roles of teaching faculty, and how students will learn differently in the ever-evolving higher education landscape.
All about bookstore inclusive access: Addressing the what, how, and why
Tuesday, Dec 7th at 1PM (EST)
Hear from Aaron Ochoa, Director of the UC Davis Stores, and Dr. Ivis King, an assistant professor at Clark Atlanta University! Aaron talked thoroughly about the what, why, and how of the inclusive access model and how it compares to the equitable access model. In the second half of the webinar, Ivis her experience with using Yellowdig as part of an inclusive access bundle.
Social and Experiential Learning
Monday, December 6th, at 2PM (EST)
Hear from two industry leaders, Rob Cohen, a Strategic Advisor at 2U, and Dr. Mark Milliron, a Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of the Teachers College at Western Governors University. Rob and Mark unpacked the importance of social & experiential learning by discussing research, digital transformation, challenges, and opportunities to make learning more active, engaging, and learner-driven in the rapidly evolving higher education landscape. The webinar was moderated by Yellowdig's founder and CEO, Shaunak Roy.
"It helped to know I wasn't alone" A Success Story From The University of Tampa
Friday, November 5th at 1 PM EST.
Hear a success story from Aimee Whiteside, an Associate Professor of English and Writing at The University of Tampa. The session was moderated by Jamie Snow, a Partnerships Specialist at Yellowdig.
Product demo and workshop webinars
Two webinars featuring Yellowdig's Tyler Rohrbaugh and Bob Ertischek. Click below to learn more about how Yellowdig can be leveraged to improve student engagement and retention. You can also learn about the SUNY Preferred Licensing model that the team has built out in collaboration with the SUNY Administration Office.
The Role of Faculty Presence in Modern Student Engagement
Wednesday, August 25th- 1 PM EST
An hour-long webinar on the effects of faculty presence featuring Senior Academic Liaison, Bob Ertischek, J.D, Learning Design and Success Advisor, Natalie D Murray, and Pilot Onboarding Specialist, Natalie Ramos.
ASU+GSV Summit (August 2021)
Read about Yellowdig's participation at the first in-person EdTech summit since the start of the pandemic. Don't miss out on all the lovely photos all the way from San Diego, California!
Client Office Hours (July 8th, 2021)
A monthly meeting by Client Success to showcase platform features to current and prospective clients, and encourage best practices.
Guest Webinar with Salem State University: Inclusive Community
Professor of History, Gayle Fischer, Ph.D. shares her experience building community in her various history classes. She shares stories of successes and challenges of teaching a virtual class as a deaf-spectrum professor.
Guest Webinar with University of Michigan: Gameful Learning
University of Michigan's Dr. Mika LaVaque-Mant, Director of the LSA Honors Program & Dr. Benjamin Plummer, Learning Experience Designer at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business discuss self-determination and gamification, with a focus on their role in motivating students.
Guest Webinar with University of Vermont: Using Yellowdig as a Help Forum
Dr. Vicki Hart, Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont discusses how she uses Yellowdig as a help forum for her STEM students to assist each other.
Guest Webinar with DePaul University, Future Forward: Co-Curricular
Margaret McGee-Newton (Career Education Director) and Hilarie Longnecker (Associate Director of Career Curriculum & Early Engagement) their year-long program for first-year students to explore career paths called Future Forward.
Capella University & Yellowdig at ACBSP: Improving Student Success and Retention with Yellowdig
A joint presentation with Capella University on using Yellowdig to retain students. Led by Brian Verdine, Yellowdig's Head of Client Success, Jenny Taber (Project Manager of Academic Initiatives at Capella University), and Genevieve Feliu (VP of Academic Initiatives at Capella University).
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