Fourteenth issue, Volume Six
TLT Group TGIF 4.9.2013
From TLT Group World Headquarters
How can we apply what we are learning from our MOOC experience to TLT FridayLive and to your own educational setting? On April 12th we will talk again with Amy Woodgate, University of Edinburgh’s project director.
There have been some changes to the FridayLive schedule. Check this out below along with the great Member Exchange events.
Members Only Exchange
Silver Cloudians Transitioning to Teaching Online: the planning continuesApril 10, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Time Register HereLeaders: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, Dale Parker, Charles Ansorge, Michael Dabney and othersJoin our Silver Cloudian group as we continue to explore how best to expand consulting and mentoring opportunities and roles.
Also we'll explore how to extend volunteer roles in TLT Group activities.
Experiment: Learn and Use Evernote for Educational Purposes using the Designated Learner ApproachSocial Media Tools/Designated Learner
April 17, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Time Register Here
Leaders: Featuring Irene Knokh, Steven Grinde and Celeste Smith along with Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and othersEvernote may be just the application we need to help us organize all of our digital resources. Irene Knokh will show us how using the Designated Learner instructional strategy. This link will take you to what we are learning about the Designated Learner instructional strategy. We will add to this based on your input during the session. In addition, we will explore how Evernote is being used to support learning.
In preparation for our session, you will need to create an account with Evernote and download the application. You are encouraged to have a working USB headset and/or desk USB microphone so you can participate via voice as well as chat. During the session you will have the option to watch or follow along.
Social Media Tools/Designated Learner Experiment: Online Introductions Using Animoto May 1, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Time Register HereLeaders: Featuring Lisa Star, Beth Kiggins and Denise Hyde with Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others
sMOOChers Continue Debrief on MOOCs with Amy Woodgate
April 12, 2013 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time - free to all. Register Here
Amy Woodgate, University of Edinburgh MOOC project director, rejoins "sMOOChers" who participated in THE INTENTIONALLY EXPERIMENTAL #EDCMOOC "eLearning and Digital Cultures," https://www.coursera.org/course/edc. This is one of six MOOCs offered by the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh was offering this "course" both as a MOOC and as a more traditional course simultaneously. Amy will share insights gleaned from participant feedback and you are invited to join in conversation regarding some of the questions raised during her last session. This link will take you to those questions. We will continue to add to the MOOC guidelines that are emerging.
Other questions to explore: Is TLT FridayLive a MOOC? How can TLT FridayLive learn from MOOCs and incorporate changes in form and function?For the last 15 minutes, participants will be invited to discuss emerging plans for the TLT Group to offer a MOOC-ish experience based on John Sener's recent book "Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Teaching and Learning in a Screen Captured World."Up-coming FridayLive! schedule:(NOTE: schedule changes)April 12 sMOOChers Continue Debrief on MOOCs with Amy WoodgateApril 19 When Bad Things Happen in Good Online Courses: Part 2April 26 Experience First: A Model for ActiveTeaching and Learning StrategiesMay 3 Designing Your Courses for SignificantLearning vs Covering the Content with Dee FinkMay 10 Voice & Sound
MOOCs Round Two The learning continues....
sMOOChers (Smart MOOCs Higher Education Research Subgroup)
Still thinking about MOOCs.It really helped me to establish my own learning goals before I started the MOOC. The one thing I did not do was to figure out how to assess my own learning. The need to do this became evident when I was faced with submitting an artifact, a requirement of the MOOC. This notion of MOOC assessment is carefully explored by Felicia Sullivan in this white paper, submitted to Tufts University, CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement)
Encourage. Enable. Engage.