Wednesday, July 02, 2014

TGIF: Happy 4th of July from the TLT Group

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Forty-second issue Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 7.2.2014           
From Group World Headquarters

Interested in a book read over the summer? Use this survey to tell us what you think.

The TLT Group is working on the schedule for next year.  Your thoughts and ideas are welcome, please e-mail them to Beth Dailey, dailey@tltgroup.org

TLT members interested in enhancing online teaching skills may be interested in viewing past FridayLive and Member Exchange events. We have two recommendations below.

TLT Membership
You can become an individual member for $75.00 (USD).
Did you know…

  • if you have participated in or registered for TOL4B you will receive a $25 discount. Enter discount code TLO4B.
  • if you have retired you will receive $40 discount. Enter discount code RETIREE.
  • if you are a current student you will receive a $50 discount. Enter discount code: STUDENT.
Join Us, Click  here to get started.


    More from the TLT-SWG Blog
    http://tlt-swg.blogspot.com/
       
                                                

    Members Exchange
    The TLT Group uses DIIGO to store resources shared during FridayLive sessions. Dale Parker is the official TLT DIIGO curator. If you are interested in learning more about DIIGO, this link will take TLT members to a  DIIGO Designated Learner session conducted on 11/6/13.
    The TLT Group DIIGO repository can be accessed here.

    FridayLive!
    TLT Members might be interested in viewing the May 10, 2013 recording, Transitioning to Online Teaching - What are 7 things a new online teacher needs to know?” Link to recording.
    Margaret Driscoll compiled what came out of a survey of TLT members and the May 10, 20120 FridayLive conversation in this document, “TLT Beginner’s Advice.”



      MOOCs Round Seven:
      Looking for  future ideas, send them our way, dailey@tltgroup.org


      TOL4B_TLT_logo.jpg

      We want to hear from you, Give us feedback on the TOL4B

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

      Thursday, June 26, 2014

      Active Learning, Concept Inventories,..T.Angelo’s Refs for online session 2pmET 6/27 REG: tlt.gs/frlv FREE TLTGroup’s FridayLive!

      References from Tom Angelo
      Background for "A Conversation with Tom Angelo 
      re: Assessment in Undergraduate Higher Education"
      Date:June 27, 2014  Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.  
      Presenters: Tom Angelo - Queens Univ of Charlotte, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, TLT Group and others.  More information and online registration:
      [Over 90 registered as of noon Thursday 6/26. 100 "seats" max.]
      This list of references re Active Learning, Concept Inventories, Conceptual Science Teaching, etc. was provided by Tom Angelo via Email to Steve Gilbert June 24, 25 2014
      Freeman, S. et al. (2014). "Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics."
             
      Hattie, J. A. C. (2009). Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. New York: Routledge. pp. 1-47 as preview available online as of 20140626 at:
      The National Academies Summer Institutes for Undergraduate Education
      • http://www.academiessummerinstitute.org/
      • “The goal of the Summer Institutes for Undergraduate Education is to transform education at colleges and universities by improving classroom education and attracting more diverse students to research. We undertake to train faculty and instructional staff in a scientific approach to teaching that reflects the way we work as researchers.”

      Websites – Organized by Session Topics

      Backward Design for STEM (The Understanding by Design model by J. McTighe)

      Concept Inventories

      Provocative?Questions re: "Conversation with Tom Angelo-Assessment" 2pmET 6/27 FREE ONLINE tlt.gs/frlv TLTGroup’s FridayLive!

      A Conversation with Tom Angelo 

      re: Assessment in Undergraduate Higher Education
      Date:June 27, 2014  Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.  
      Presenters: Tom Angelo - Queens Univ of Charlotte, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, TLT Group and others
      More information and online registration: 
      FridayLive! A Conversation with Tom Angelo re: Assessment: June 27 

      [Over 90 registered as of noon Thursday 6/26. 100 "seats" max.]

      The heart of the matter.  Even after several decades...


      1. What kinds of assessment really help improve learning and teaching?
      2. What kinds of assessment are most faculty members already using?
      3. What kinds of additional assessment are most faculty NOT predisposed to resist?
      4. Why are the answers to 1, 2, and 3 not the same?
            NOTE:  Login instructions for the session will be sent in the Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. 

      Wednesday, June 25, 2014

      Tom Angelo’s thoughtful/provocative quotes “prof. misfeasance,...” Discuss online 2pmET 6/27 REG: tlt.gs/frlv FREE TLTGroup’s FridayLive!

      Preparation for discussion online in the TLT Group's FridayLive! free online Webinar
      2pm ET June 27, 2014
      Join us. Register Here Free!   tlt.gs/frlv for 
      "A Conversation with Tom Angelo re: Assessment"
      Presenters: Tom Angelo, Queens Univ. of Charlotte; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, TLT Group, and others

      Thoughtful/Provocative Quotations from Tom Angelo:
      1. "If you're a teacher and worried primarily about whether your students are happy, then you shouldn't be  teaching." - Tom Angelo during online planning session 20140624
      2. “To ignore the research findings on effective teaching practice where those findings do exist – without evidence that one has a demonstrably better approach – should be regarded as professional misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance.

      Tuesday, June 24, 2014

      TGIF: Tom Angelo on FridayLive

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



      Forty-first issue Volume Seven

      TLT Group TGIF 6.24.2014           
      From Group World Headquarters

      Over 180 teachers, instructional designers and faculty developers joined us over the past 6 weeks to explore how to teach online. It was great fun.  Thank you!

      Your feedback will inform future offerings, click here to access a short survey.

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      TLT Membership
      You can become an individual member for $75.00 (USD).
      Did you know…
      • if you have participated in or registered for TOL4B you will receive a $25 discount. Enter discount code TLO4B.
      • if you have retired you will receive $40 discount. Enter discount code RETIREE.
      • if you are a current student you will receive a $50 discount. Enter discount code: STUDENT.
      Join Us, Click  here to get started.


        More from the TLT-SWG Blog
        http://tlt-swg.blogspot.com/
           
                                                    

        Members Exchange

        The schedule for next season is under development.

        FridayLive
        A Conversation with Tom Angelo re: Assessment
        Date: June 27, 2014  
        Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.  
        Presenter: Tom Angelo, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others

        DESCRIPTION
        More to come.........

        Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
        The schedule for next season is under development



          MOOCs Round Seven:
          Looking for  future ideas, send them our way, dailey@tltgroup.org


          TOL4B_TLT_logo.jpg

          We want to hear from you, Give us feedback on the TOL4B

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

          Tuesday, June 17, 2014

          TGIF -- Copyright & Accessibility Considerations for Self-Intro Videos: Wed & FridayLive

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



          Fortieth issue Volume Seven

          TLT Group TGIF 6.17.2014           
          From Group World Headquarters

          This is the final week of the Teaching Online for Beginners MOOCow.MOOCers will be refining their self-intro videos.  Wednesday and FridayLive webinars will focus on other video considerations such as accessibility and copyright

          TLT_TOL4B.jpg

          TLT Membership
          You can become an individual member for $75.00 (USD).
          Did you know…
          • if you have participated in or registered for TOL4B you will receive a $25 discount. Enter discount code TLO4B.
          • if you have retired you will receive $40 discount. Enter discount code RETIREE.
          • if you are a current student you will receive a $50 discount. Enter discount code: STUDENT.
          Join Us, Click  here to get started.


            More from the TLT-SWG Blog
            http://tlt-swg.blogspot.com/
               
                                                        

            Members Exchange
            Learning More about Planning, Producing, Editing and Publishing Self-Intro Videos
            (TOL4B)
            Date: June 18, 2014
            Time: 2:00 PM ET  
            Presenters; Steve Gilbert and others

            Description
            The learning about screencasting will continue to also include information on creating a written transcript.

            Resources
            Link to MOOCow Schedule

            MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.  

            Upcoming Member Exchange event
            TBD

            FridayLive
            Copyright and Accessibility Considerations for Videos Developed by Faculty and Students (TOL4B)
            Date: June 20, 2014
            Time: 2:00 PM ET
            Presenters; Steve Gilbert, and others

            Description
            This session will focus on:
            • Copyright for uploaded videos:  Creative Commons, YouTube
            • Accessibility for Videos: Captions, Tags, Transcription
            • Accessibility: Google/YouTube
            Resources: 
            Link to TOL4B Home Base website
            MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.

            Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
            June 27 A Conversation with Tom Angelo re: Assessment

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              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:

              Link to planning document



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

              Give us feedback on the MOOCOW


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

              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.