Fifteenth issue, Volume Six
TLT Group TGIF 4.16.2013
From TLT Group World Headquarters
A basic introduction to Evernote is being offered on Wednesday during our Member Exchange and Designated Learner Experiment. Checkout how faculty are using Evernote to plan classes in this recent Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Three Applications for Planning Classes.”On Friday we will continue to explore how to help beginning teachers of online courses1. Reduce the number and pain of avoidable problems2. Avoid disasters resulting from unavoidable problems3. Survive disasters
Members Only Exchange
Silver Cloudians Transitioning to Teaching Online: the planning continues
April 24, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Time Register Here
Leaders: 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 and Steven Grindle 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 Here
Leaders: Featuring Lisa Star, Beth Kiggins and Denise Hyde with Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others
When Bad Things Happen in Good Online Courses: Part 2April 19, 2013 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.Presenters; Steve Gilbert and moreBack by popular demand, Clothing the emperor continues: examples of bad things happening in online courses - even good online courses. "Clothing the Emperor - not merely pointing out that the emperor is naked." Consider options, resources and limitations available (to those offering the course, to YOU?)We will talk together about how to resolve some common examples in depth. The goal is to help beginning teachers of online courses1. Reduce the number and pain of avoidable problems2. Avoid disasters resulting from unavoidable problems3. Survive disastersDiscussion scenarios will come from these example categories:
- Everything’s the same
- Cookie Cutter Courses
- Kitchen Sink Syndrome
- Student Behavior: terrorist, troll, thoughtful commentator, whiner, passive
- Mad Scientist (well intended and not well intended)
- Do as I Say Not as I Do
- What Were They Thinking? Egregious errorsUp-coming FridayLive! schedule:(NOTE: schedule changes)April 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 & SoundMay 17 Seven Futures of American Education - MOOCOW beginsMay 24 Putting EAT (Experience, Apply, Teach) to the Test. Trey Mireles, Psychology instructor, Madison College
MOOCs Round Two The learning continues....
sMOOChers (Smart MOOCs Higher Education Research Subgroup)
Still thinking about MOOCs.
Encourage. Enable. Engage.