November 7, 2017

Today's NewU webinar to focus on continuous improvement

The fifth in the series of one-hour Purdue NewU webinars will explore the topic "Continuous Improvement in Teaching and Learning" at 1:30-2:30 p.m. today (Nov. 7).

The Purdue presenters will be Jon Harbor, director of digital education and associate vice provost; Adam Dircksen, director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; and Emily Hixon, director, Center for Faculty Development and Leadership at Purdue Northwest. Representing Kaplan University will be Matt Braslow, director of assessment and research, and Stephanie Thompson, a faculty member in the School of General Education.

The previous webinars focused on NewU's mission, rationale and timeline; online learning; curriculum design; and competency-based education. Today's webinar is the final one in the current series.

Each webinar will be limited to the first 1,000 participants, and videos of each webinar will be made available shortly after on the NewU website at

Instructions for attendees

Using the WebEx meeting tool, Purdue and Kaplan presenters will address their topic. The remaining time will be devoted to addressing questions submitted by the audience, which will include faculty and staff from both institutions.

You may join the webinars 30 minutes before their start times. If you have not used WebEx before, please use this time to for some necessary initial setup.

To join, and go to the NewU website:

Click on Faculty and Staff Webinars.

Select the link for the day's webinar topic.

Enter your name, email and the event password, which is boilers1.

Click on "Join Now."

If you have not used WebEx before, you will be promoted to download and install the Cisco WebEx add-on. After installing, quit your browser, relaunch the browser and rejoin the event.

Once in the event, click on "Quick Start" in the top left corner. Then select how you want to hear your audio -- through the computer or call in on the phone -- and then click OK. (With either option you will be able to view the presentation as well as hear the audio.)

If you select to hear it on your computer, a box labeled "Computer Audio Settings" will appear where you can make adjustments. You are now ready to see and hear the webinar.

If you elect to receive the audio through your phone, call:

US TOLL FREE: +1-855-282-6330

US TOLL: +1-415-655-0003

Access code: 645 734 870

Attendees will submit questions through the Q&A icon. A selection of these will be addressed during the last 20 minutes of the webinar.

All times are Eastern time.

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