Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TGIF: Exploring Everything LMS on WEDNESDAY!

Read below for TGIF with links, or you can view TGIF on the Web...Click here



Thirtieth first issue         Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 4.15.2014           
From Group World Headquarters


Members Exchange on Wednesday
Exploring everything LMS. Join us as we explore these questions and more.
  1. What institutions are exploring, using, requiring, supporting in LMS options for  their faculty - esp faculty who teach online
  2. What non-LMS options are important for faculty to consider using INSTEAD of or in ADDITION to their institution's provided LMS - especially faculty new to teaching fully or partly online


Wondering if the MOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is right for you.   
Register Here
       
                                                

    Members Exchange
    Walled Garden a.k.a. Learning Management System (LMS)? Planning Session
    April 16, 2014 3-4 pm Eastern
    Steve Gilbert, and others

    Thanks Ilene Frank for getting us
    started!!!!! and connecting us to this phrase “a walled garden.” According to Webopedia, On the Internet, a walled garden refers to a browsing environment that controls the information and Web sites the user is able to access.

    This planning session will focus on two things:
    1. Shaping the Teaching Online for Beginners TwitterChat related to using an LMS for online teaching, and
    2. Shaping the content of the May 9th FridayLive session focusing on the issues, trends and benefits of the Walled Garden a.k.a LMS.

    Link to planning document.

    Upcoming Member Exchange events
    • April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Asynch Discussion Options
    • April 30: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl -  Participation via Different Devices

    No FridayLive! This week
    Join us next Friday for
    Competency Based Education: What Was Old is New Again

    Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
    • April 25 Competency Based Education: What Was Old is New Again
    • May 2 TBD
    • May 9 “The Walled Garden” a.k.a. The Learning Management System (LMS)?
    • May 16 MOOCOW Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) MOOCow Introduction
    • June 27 A Conversation with Tom Angelo on Assessment

      TOL4B_TLT_logo.jpg
      MOOCs Round Six
      MOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)

      MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.
          
      Join the planning and help further shape the MOOCow:

      • April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Asynch Discussion Options
      • April 30: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Participation via Different Devices
      Link to planning document



      Provide feedback on tools and strategies to be included.  Link to survey.



      MOOCow
      Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)   May 11 - June, 27, 2014
      Presenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and Others


      DescriptionTeaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is a Massive Open Online Course or Whatever (MOOCow) designed to help you, as a successful faculty member in higher education, begin to teach entirely online or include more online resources and activities in your courses. You care about your students and their learning. 

      You care about your students and their learning. You are busy and will continue to be busy. By sampling available options, benefits and drawbacks to teaching online you will cross the starting line. You will experience and experiment with a variety of easy to learn, reliable, widely accessible and least expensive tools and resources and strategies related to creating social presence and building community online.

      You will realize teaching and learning online does not necessarily mean teaching and learning alone, does not require being overworked, giving up your best teaching or losing meaningful contact with students. It can be satisfying and fun.

      The "Action" path through the MOOCow is designed to help you achieve a variety of learning outcomes and ultimately produce a self-introductory video which will become part of a more complete introductory unit in an online course, as per rubric. You may also want to chose a Design It Yourself (DIY) path to meet your own learning goals.

           #TLTGroup, #tltgFRLV, #tltgTOL4B
      Encourage. Enable. Engage.

      Tuesday, April 08, 2014

      TGIF: Let’s talk Twitter NOW, #tltgFRLV, in prep for FridayLive

      Read below for TGIF with links, or you can view TGIF on the Web...Click here



      Thirtieth issue         Volume Seven

      TLT Group TGIF 4.82014           
      From Group World Headquarters

      Storytelling Goes Digital this week on Wednesday’s Members Exchange event. View Tellagami invite. Register Here

      FridayLive! Twitter for Beginners: for Very Smart Dummies

      Let’s start the conversation with Susan before the webinar begins by using the TLT FridayLive hashtag, #tltgFRLV.
      Tweet questions you have about Twitter and ways you currently use Twitter. Register Here


      Wondering if the MOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is right for you.   
      TOL4B_TLT_logo.jpg
      May 16 - June, 27, 2014

           
                                                    

        Members Exchange
        Storytelling Goes Digital
        April 9, 2014 3-4 pm Eastern
        Steve Gilbert, Penny Kuckkahn, Beth Dailey and others

        Description
        You probably already use story as an instructional strategy in your teaching.  For example, you probably have shared stories of your experiences and have brought in current event news articles and photos. You may even encourage students to share their stories relevant to the content. In this informal session we will explore together, these examples and talk about other ways you are incorporating story in your teaching. Penny and Beth and share a few applications that may help translate these activities to the digital environment. Let’s see if there is interest in this topic and see where this leads.

        Upcoming Member Exchange events
        • April 16: Learning Management System (LMS) PLanning
        • April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Asynch Discussion Options
        • April 30: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl -  Participation via Different Devices

        FridayLive!
        Twitter for Beginners: for Very Smart Dummies
        April 11, 2014  2:00-3:00 pm ET  
        Presenter: Susan M. Beardon, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others
        - free to all. Register Here

        DESCRIPTION
        Taking advantage of Twitter takes a slight shift in thinking. Susan will walk us through those shifts in thinking so we can decide how best to leverage this social media application. You do not need a Twitter account to take part in this session, but if you would like to set up an account, this document will take you there. We will explore how to use Twitter to enhance your Personal and Professional Learning Networks by finding hashtags and customizing based on your level of interest. Faculty uses of Twitter in the classroom will also be shared.

        Let’s start the conversation with Susan before the webinar begins by using the TLT FridayLive hashtag, #tltgFRLV. Tweet questions you have about Twitter and ways you currently use Twitter.

        You are welcome to login early on Friday, 1:50 PM ET, for a hashtag scavenger hunt.

        A little bit about Susan.
        Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL. She has presented about social media in education at a number of national and state conferences including ISTE, FETC, CoSN, and the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS). A popular blogger and advocate for the use of social media in education, Bearden co-founded and moderates the #edtechchat and #digcit (Digital Citizenship) Twitter chats and participates regularly in the weekly EdTechChat Radio podcast for the BAM Radio Network. Connect with her on Twitter @s_bearden and @HTEATech or at www.susanmbearden.com.


        Seaman, J & Tinti-Kane, H (2013, October). Social media for teaching and learning: Annual survey of social media use by higher education faculty. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions and Babson Survey Research Group

        Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
        • April 18 No FridayLive
        • April 25 Competency Based Education: What Was Old is New Again
        • June 27 A Conversation with Tom Angelo on Assessment

        TOL4B_TLT_logo.jpg
        MOOCs Round Six
        MOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)

        MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.
            
        Join the planning and help further shape the MOOCow:

        • April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Asynch Discussion Options
        • April 30: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Participation via Different Devices
        Link to planning document



        Provide feedback on tools and strategies to be included.  Link to survey.



        MOOCow
        Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)   May 16 - June, 27, 2014
        Presenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and Others


        DescriptionTeaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is a Massive Open Online Course or Whatever (MOOCow) designed to help you, as a successful faculty member in higher education, begin to teach entirely online or include more online resources and activities in your courses. You care about your students and their learning. 

        You care about your students and their learning. You are busy and will continue to be busy. By sampling available options, benefits and drawbacks to teaching online you will cross the starting line. You will experience and experiment with a variety of easy to learn, reliable, widely accessible and least expensive tools and resources and strategies related to creating social presence and building community online.

        You will realize teaching and learning online does not necessarily mean teaching and learning alone, does not require being overworked, giving up your best teaching or losing meaningful contact with students. It can be satisfying and fun.

        The "Action" path through the MOOCow is designed to help you achieve a variety of learning outcomes and ultimately produce a self-introductory video which will become part of a more complete introductory unit in an online course, as per rubric. You may also want to chose a Design It Yourself (DIY) path to meet your own learning goals.

             #TLTGroup, #tltgFRLV, #tltgTOL4B
        Encourage. Enable. Engage.