SNHU-501 Webinars

Pre-Term Webinar:

A Quick Tour of the Classroom

January 12th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

Join us as we explore the SNHU-501 Classroom. In this webinar, we will discuss how to:

  • Access your Blackboard classroom
  • Post your first discussion post
  • Upload writing assignments
  • How to check your grades
  • How to access the Learning Communities
  • Download grading rubrics for each assignment

Week 1 Webinar:

Work Life Balance: How to Succeed as an Online Student

January 19th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

The transition back into an educational environment can be difficult. From finding your way around the classroom to meeting your instructor's expectations, these new demands on your time can be stressful. In this 30 minute webinar we will discuss:

  • 5 common misconceptions about being an online student
  • How organize your week for maximum productivity
  • Stress management
  • How to access your course materials
  • A quick tour of our Learning Communities where you can connect with other SNHU-501 students.

Week 2 Webinar

7 Habits for Highly Effective Time Management

January 26th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

This week is always a favorite among 501 students. In addition to our course reading and materials, we will engage time management in depth. Topics will include:

  • Finding a healthy work/life balance
  • How to increase productivity by eliminating emergencies
  • Tips and Tricks that the pros use to get stuff done
  • How I schedule my life as an online instructor

Week 3 Webinar

Putting Your Self-Assessment into Action: The VIM model for Change

February 2nd, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

We all enter this course with a variety of skills, experiences, and strengths. There is no one size fits all approach to education. This week we will discover how you can put your strengths to work both in the classroom and in your career. Specifically, we will highlight:

  • What it means to have a solid vision for your future
  • The difficulty of preparing for an ever-changing workforce
  • How to put your natural abilities and strengths to work
  • Tools to discover you strengths
  • The VIM (Vision, Intentions, Means) model for changing your life

Week 4 Webinar

Finding Solid Resources: How to Know When You’ve Found a Solid Resource?

February 9th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

This week we will launch into the course content by examining resources. One essential element to successful researching is the ability to find reliable and peer-reviewed material on a chosen topic. The challenge is not finding resources, it's finding good resources that will support your topic. We will be discussing:

  • How to choose a topic
  • Refining our topic down to a manageable size
  • Generating research questions that drive our research forward
  • Effectively searching databases using effective keywords

Week 5 Webinar

Acing Your Midterm: The 4 Things your Week 5 Paper Should Have

February 16th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

This week, we have our first "big" assignment due. Our webinar this week will examine all of the expectations and possible pitfalls for this assignment. I will provide you with a checklist that you can use as you begin writing your assignment. Major themes will include:

  • The top 5 things every research paper should have
  • Elements for proper formatting (MLA & APA)
  • Review of all rubric elements including background, intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy and more
  • How to cite your resources

Week 6 Webinar

5 Tools for Efficient Research

February 23rd, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

Now that we have learned about keywords, finding effective resources, and formatting, we turn our attention toward becoming efficient researchers. Included in this webinar, I will discuss:

  • My top 10 sites that I use to research
  • Using Google to automate research
  • Research strategies that will save you time
  • How to skim articles for valuable information

Week 7 - Webinar

Finishing Strong: Writing A Compelling Conclusion

March 2nd, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

Composing a strong conclusion answers the question, "Did I accomplish what I said I would accomplish in this paper?". The key to a compelling conclusion is to remember that you have experience the world and your research in a unique way. We will analyze:

  • How to write a conclusion that leaves and impression
  • Stylistic elements that every conclusion should have
  • Thinking about a conclusion as a bookend to your paper

Week 8 Webinar

Building Effective Outlines

March 9th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

An outline will give you a "big picture" of what you are going to accomplish with your writing. Further, it is a helpful tool for planning and organizing the research in your paper. In our webinar, we will cover:

  • How to develop and write a thesis that reflects your work
  • How to identify that main points that support your thesis
  • Constructing your writing assignment from your outline
  • Tips for reorganizing your work for greater clarity

Week 9 Webinar

Putting It All Together: A Checklist for Constructing and Writing Your Final Paper

March 16th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

Now that you've worked all term to gather resources, reflect on the qualitative/quantitative nature, extracted logical conclusions about their relative strengths and weaknesses - it's time to pull all of you work together. This week we will be:

  • Working through a checklist of "must haves" for your final paper
  • Answering formatting questions
  • Using our outlines to speed up the writing process
  • Re-examining time management when large projects are due.

Week 10 - Webinar

Where We Go From Here

March 23rd, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST

You made it! Let's take some time to reflect on your progress and begin strategizing about your next courses. And let's not forget - there is an assignment due this week, so let's finish strong! This week we will cover:

  • Questions about the week 10 final writing assignment
  • Suggestions about how to get a jump start in your next course(s)
  • Review time management and strength based information that will be most effective as you continue your work as an online student

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