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Second issue, Volume Six
TLT Group TGIF 1.15.2013
From TLT Group World Headquarters
- Become a TLT member. Click here to find out how.
- These Members Only events are described below:
- Silver Cloudians: 1/16 and 1/30
- Social Media/Networking Tools/Resources Plus Designated Learner Experimentation: 1/23 and 2/13/13
- Online Exploration Smart MOOCs Higher Education Research Subgroup (sMOOChers)
- Check out the TLT website for all 2013 events including FridayLive! Free to all.
More from the TLT-SWG Blog: Online Workshops Members Only Exchange
Social Media/Networking Tools/Resources from TLT Group Plus Designated Learner Experimentation
This session is free for TLT Group Members Fee for others Register here.
January 23, 2013 2:00 PM ET
February 13, 2013 2:00 PM ET
In this session one of our members, Irene Knokh, will teach us how to use JING in a PC environment using our newly evolving "Designated Learner" instructional strategy. This link will take you to the lessons we learned from our last session. We are looking for someone to assume the designated learner role for this session. Here are the qualifications:
- little to no experience with JING,
- headset and microphone
- willingness to learn in front of others and ask questions
Pre-session information and activities will be sent 2 days prior to the event.
More about Irene Knokh, M.A., M.Ed
Instructional Design Consultant (Instructional Learning Senior)
Professional Development and Education (PDE)
University of Michigan Health System
MERLOT Information Technology Section Editor
Members Only Exchange Silver Cloud Workshop -
Planning Session for Exploring Consulting Avenues for Silver Cloudian Consulting
(This session is free to TLT Group Members $75.00 to others) Register here.
January 16, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Leaders: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, Charles Ansorge, Ilene Frank, Michael Dabney and others
We'll be discussing how to proceed especially with respect to the January 30th session. See rough planning doc.
B. IDEA Center
C. FEW online tools for supporting collaborative consulting-like activities for TLTG Silver Cloudians' initial collaborative efforts and select one and only one for our next work
D. Identify and select purposes for our next collaborative service steps.. just 1 or 2 or 3 as we get started, and perhaps identify only ONE to pursue next. e.g., a specific area of consulting; finding ways that higher ed retirees can help similar colleagues and other retirees to take advantage of online tools to continue making meaningful contributions to society even when living in retirement facilities.
Teaching through Students' Physical and Virtual Eyes -A Comparative Look at Student Ratings of Instruction in Online and Face-to-Face Courses
January 18, 2013 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all. Register in advance
Presenters: Steve Benton, Senior Researcher the Idea Center
How do students see instruction? What do students say about what helps them learn in face to face and online environments. This presentation will summarize research based on a nationally available student ratings instrument. Using data collected through online surveys between 2002 and 2008, 5,272 on campus classes from 38 institutions will be compared with 13,416 online courses from 67 institutions.
Participants will learn about specific teaching methods and approaches that facilitate student progress on specific learning objectives in traditional and online environments regarding teaching methods, student learning, and student characteristics. A number of key questions important for faculty development and evaluation will be addressed.
Up-coming FridayLive! schedule:
January 25 Dealing with Disruptive Students
February 1 The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World
MOOCs Round Two
sMOOChers Smart MOOCs Higher Education Research Subgroup Online ExplorationJanuary 25, 2013 through March 1, 2013
PLUS FridayLive! report on March 8, 2013. 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern
This series of meetings is free to TLT Group Individual Members.$100 for non members. [Although you are welcome to become an Individual Member for $75 and attend for free. Check your institution's status here if you have your membership through an institutional subscription.] Register here.
Our second cohort will participate in a Coursera course:
E-learning and Digital Cultures and meet together to discuss the course content as well as the process
Almost weekly online synchronous sessions in the TLT Group's Adobe Connect classroom - Fridays, January 25, February 8 and 22, and March 1, 2013. 1-1:30 PM ET.
E-learning and Digital Cultures
Jeremy Knox, Sian Bayne, Hamish Macleod, Jen Ross, Christine Sinclair U Edinburgh
This course will explore how digital cultures and learning cultures connect, and what this means for e-learning theory and practice. Follow this course at #edcmooc.
Register both for the MOOC and for this TLT Group cohort
Encourage. Enable. Engage.