Tuesday, December 04, 2012

TGIF -- Online Roles for Retired Academics plus MOOCs: 2 great Events this Week

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Twenty eight issue, Volume Five

TLT Group TGIF 12.04.2012           
From TLT Group World Headquarters
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Online Workshops NEW for December!!!
1st Silver Cloud Monthly Event
Different Kinds of Roles : mentoring, volunteering, voice of the chat, etc.
This session is open to All
December 5, 2012   2:00pm EDT
Leaders: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others
Register in advance here.

In this session we will explore roles that retiring/retired academics can take in online education.  As more of these roles emerge, there are more opportunities for retired and retiring academics to share their experience and stay actively involved in learning and teaching.

We keep learning about new tools and resources from our members.  This is a session where those members will be introducing tools and resources they are currently using.

Members Only Exchange
Different Kinds of Roles : Additional roles to improve online/hybrid courses, sessions
(This session is free to TLT Group Members $75 Fee to others)
December 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Leaders: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others. Register in advance here.  

What's the least an additional person could do to be useful in contributing to the teaching/running of online/hybrid sessions
What if the person is a faculty colleague from the same academic department? What if the person is a student serving as "designated scribe"? What if the person is a retiree quite expert in the subject? A retiree from another discipline entirely? An instructional designer? A Grad TA?
How much/little authority, responsibility, tasks can/should be shared?

Also - an exploration of WHAT ROLES WOULD IMPROVE THE TLT GROUP'S ONLINE SESSIONS? "DELEGATED LEARNER" OR "VOICE OF THE LEARNER", "LEARNER REPRESENTATIVE" OR "MODEL LEARNER" "SURROGATE LEARNER" "VISIBLE LEARNER" "REPRESENTATIVE LEARNER" - Someone who has NOT already learned how to use the tool/resource who goes through the process live, in public, asking questions, showing false starts, willing to reveal mistakes,"all learning is about beginning", keeps the teacher SLOW enough so that others can also be going through the first-time learning experience and actually using the tool/resource at least once with at least some success ... asks questions that others probably want to ask... but are either reluctant or unable (can't get microphone) to ask for themselves.

Look for this workshop in 2013:
Demysifying Accreditation

Third sMOOChers Cohort Follow UP MOOCs Reconsidered
FridayLive! Dec7 2pm ET Free to all Register in advance

Colleges Doing Creative Things to Stay Alive FridayLive! Dec14 2pm ET Free to all Register in advance NOTE: date change
       Join our Experiment Members Only Experiment
      Learn in Real Time - How to Create a Google Form,
      Dec 13 2pm ET, Members Only, Register in advance
      Leaders: Gloria Hofer and Beth Dailey
      Google Forms can easily be used to collect feedback from participants in an online session. Follow along as Gloria Hofer, Instructional Technology Resource Specialist, at  Santa Clara University teaches Beth Dailey, Designated Learner or Honored Idiot, how to create a Google Form.  This is especially designed for those who have absolutely NO previous experience with this tool).  - Follow along yourself and create your own Google Form survey, etc. - ask questions as we go along live.
      Encourage. Enable. Engage.

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