Fifteenth issue, Volume Seven
TLT Group TGIF 12.10.2013
From Group World Headquarters
Mentoring for/with Silver CloudiansDecember 11, 2013 3:00 pm Eastern TimeLeaders: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others__________________________________Our Members Exchange sessions are usually free to TLT Group Individual Members, but this one is available to TOL4B registrants and planners.
To take advantage of future TLT Member Only Events, a special discount is being offered to TOL4B registrants, see information below.
Select Individual Member and enter TOL4B as the discount code when prompted.
Up-coming Members Exchange schedule:December 18 Review, Respond and Shape Members ExchangeHOLIDAY BREAKJanuary 15 Seven Futures of American Education schMOOC orientation (part 1)January 22 Seven Futures of American Education schMOOC orientation (part 2)January 29 TBD
FridayLive!Live Online Breakout Rooms - Now possible! Why bother? Who can? And other new options technologically, pedagogically desirable!? Smart Phones & Tablets [Mobile Learning?] in CoursesDecember 13, 2013 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.Presenters: Steve Gilbert and Beth DaileyUp-coming FridayLive! schedule:December 20 Review, Respond and Shape FridayLive!HOLIDAY BREAKJanuary 10 TBDJanuary 17 Seven Futures Impact & Case StudiesJanuary 24 There's an App for that 5.0January 31 Perspectives on Quality Improvement
MOOCs Round Five
Seven Futures of American Education v2.0 (7FschMOOCv2): Perspectives, Strategies, Plans
January 17 - February 22, 2014
Presenters; Steve Gilbert and John Sener
*schMOOC = somewhat connectivist, hypothetically Massively Open Online Course -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.
The central course communication site is located at tlt.gs/7FschMOOCv2 (coming soon)
schMOOCSeven Futures of American Education v2.0 (7FschMOOCv2): Perspectives, Strategies, PlansJanuary 17 - February 22, 2014Presenters; Steve Gilbert and John SenerDescriptionGet across the starting line! Seven Futures of American Education (7F) is designed to help those who work in higher education (faculty, administrators, other professional staff) increase their ability to create positive educational change by using the ideas in Seven Futures.Perspectives -- This schMOOC will present the Seven Futures perspective on improving educational quality. Participants will discuss these perspectives and compare them with their own personal perspectives. Participants will also identify where they stand on committing to quality improvement, and identify one or more issues they face in trying to improve educational quality.Strategies -- 7F will present and discuss a wide array of strategies for re-empowering learning and teaching, revitalizing the educational enterprise, and using online learning to improve education. Participants will select one or more quality improvement strategies that address their self-identified issues, based on a combination of Seven Futures and personal perspectives.Plans -- The course will enable participants to create the outline for an action plan for implementing one or more quality improvement strategies in their course, program, or institution.This schMOOC* is based the book The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World by John Sener. We encourage participants to purchase a copy of the book to help prepare, but participants can take this course without having or using the book. This schMOOC will also offer multiple paths for participation, including a well-sequenced set of guided learning activities (“Guided Path” - WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING THIS DOABLE, USEFUL, UNLIKELY FOR PEOPLE TO FEEL FRUSTRATED/DISAPPOINTED), a supported DIY (“Design-It-Yourself”) option, and an unsupported DIY (“Do-It-Yourself”) option.Seven Futures ScheduleComing Soon
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