indexNext week, Penn State will be sponsoring live streamed sessions from the Accessing Higher Ground accessibility conference. Sessions will be hosted at University Libraries, on the University Park campus, from November 16-18; remote access is not available.

Featured sessions include MathML, PDF remediation, universal design, captioning, tactiles, and many topics relating to accessibility in higher education.

Please see the list of sessions at

The cost is free, but we ask you to register so we can gauge interest in specific sessions. Registration:

Bb16_NAHE_IS_000068981631-717x359Motivation & Student Engagement

Monday, November 21 | 2-3 p.m. ET **please note date change

Adobe Connect

How do you motivate students to stay engaged with your course? What strategies do you use to help students persist and succeed? In the online environment, this is particularly important because there is a greater risk of attrition. In this webinar, we’ll look at various research-based strategies that drive motivation and discuss how they can be applied to the online or blended learning environment. We’ll also present a couple of motivational models that can be used in designing learning activities. There will be opportunities for the audience to share what they do to motivate students – what has worked for you?

Webinar presenters will be Paula Bigatel and Louise Sharrar, instructional designers.

Register here! Please choose “[11/21/16 – 11/21/16] Webinar 016: Motivation and Student Engagement” from the event drop down list.  Registration will close on Friday, November 18. At that time you will receive the Adobe link to access the meeting space. All webinars are recorded and posted on our website for future viewing.





World Campus Student Mental Health & Wellness

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET



Join us for a discussion of World Campus student mental health and wellness. How do faculty make referrals? What services are available to World Campus students? How do I know if a student is experiencing mental health issues? How are disability and mental health issues intertwined? What are the current problems we are seeing in our students?

Webinar presenters include Nadiya Tucker Mental Health Advocate/Case Manager – World Campus,  Ashley Adams, Director of Student Affairs – World Campus, Terry Watson, Disability Specialist – World Campus, and Shannon Kennan, Director of eLearning Initiatives/Senior Lecturer – College of Communications.

Register here! Please choose “[10/16/16-10/19/16] Webinar 015: Students in Crisis” from the event drop down list.  Registration will close on Monday, October 17. At that time you will receive the Zoom link to access the meeting space along with an attached document for reference. All webinars are recorded and posted on our website for future viewing.