Professional Development Opportunities
April, 2008


Overcome Everything! Streaming On Demand from April 21 – May 5.

Streaming Online from the Website this Month:

Overcome Everything!

Online ONLY from April 21 – May 5

· Why people fail

· What science breakthroughs in mind, body, and spirit reveal about staying motivated.

· How to make fear a non-issue

Patrick Combs is widely known as a best-selling author, an inspirational speaker, and humorous entertainer. He is in the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame, has been featured on ABC Nightly News, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, CNN, Phil Donahue, Montel Williams and The Late Show, and three times been nominated Speaker of the Year by event planners.

To access this streaming video*, visit: and go to the “Streaming Video” Page (until May 5th only). Password is success4u


Dr. Craig Coenen is our new Spotlighted Faculty Member. See the video profile here.


SoftChalk – Give it a try!

SoftChalk gives you the opportunity to create exciting, engaging content out of boring text documents by allowing you to create quizzes and games within the lectures. Visit to see SoftChalk in action. We’ve produced a series of 6 videos that provide a step-by-step walkthrough on how to use SoftChalk. These videos can be found at

If you’re ready to try SoftChalk, you can download a copy from the “Academic Affairs” page on MLink ( ). Don’t forget to fill in the license name and key (lower left) when you install your copy.


The B.A.T. Cave

Instructional Systems and Professional Development

Mercer County Community College