Wednesday, May 01, 2013

TGIF: Designated Learner, Teaching Online, and Seven Futures MOOCOW, OH MY!

Read below for TGIF with links, or you can view TGIF on the Web...Click here

Seventeenth issue, Volume Six

TLT Group TGIF 4.30.2013           
From Group World Headquarters

Three TLT initiatives:

DESIGNATED LEARNER:  the experiment continues on May 1st.  with Animoto:  see info below.  Join in the fun as we continue to test out this instructional strategy and learn something along the way.  This time it’s Animoto.

SILVER CLOUDIANS TRANSITION TO ONLINE TEACHING:  If you’ve never taught online (much) , what are some things you most want help , preparation, reassurance?
If have have taught some online, what do you wish someone had told you before you started (and that you would have listened to)? We will explore these questions on  May 10th.  and are looking for folks willing to share their responses to these questions. Contact Beth Dailey, if you would like to help in the planning.

SEVEN FUTURES OF AMERICAN EDUCATION MOOCOW: Dee Fink will be applying his instructional design approach to our planning effort.  This will begin on May 3 and continue on May 8th.  You are welcome to be a part of the planning.  The MOOCOW begins on May 17th.

    Members Only Exchange

    Online MOOC Fishbowl Planning Session with Dee Fink

    (This session is free to TLT Group Members Fee to others)
    May 8, 2013 2:00pm Eastern Time
    Leaders: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others.  Register here.

    Social Media Tools/Designated Learner Experiment: Online Introductions Using Animoto May 1, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Time Register Here

    Leaders: Featuring Beth Kiggins and Denise Hyde with Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others

    Penny Kuckkahn introduced us to Animoto by sharing an introduction she created. Now we will learn how to create our own.
    We will use 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.

    Prior to the session, participants are asked to:
    Set up a free Animoto account
    • Navigate to the bottom of the screen, under Animoto For, click Education
    • Read the information
    • Click Apply Now
    • If you are not signed in, you will need to do so (or create a new account)
    • Complete the form
    Select a few images, text and/or a short video clip that you plan to use in your self-introduction.

    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.
    This session is free to TLT Group Individual Members.  ($75 to others)


    Designing Your Courses for Significant Learning vs Covering the Content

    May 3, 2013  2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.  
    Presenter; Dee Fink Register Here

    “Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses” was first published in 2003. A lot has happened and things have changed over the past 10 years. Dee Fink will share lessons learned, provide examples and solicit examples and input from you.

    Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
    May 10 Transitioning to Online Teaching - What are 7 things a new online teacher needs to know?
    May 17 First session of the MOOCOW
    May 24 Putting EAT (Experience, Apply, Teach) to the Test. Trey Mireles, Psychology instructor, Madison College
    June 7 Social Collaboration in the Classroom: Student Sharing Strategies

    MOOCs Round Three The learning continues....

    MOOCOW (Massive Open Online Course Or Whatever)
    The Seven Futures of American Education MOOC will begin on May 17th. The planning continues but here is where we are at at the moment.


    MOOCow based on book:  The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World, by John Sener
    During the MOOCOW, scenarios likely to shape the future of education will be explored: Free Market Rules, Free Learning Rules, Standards Rule, Cyberdystopia, Steady As She Goes. Much time will be spent in exploring how we might improve education by cyberizing it.       When describing, promoting this MOOCow, we will try to be explicit in EXCLUDING some elements from 7Fs book
    4 Synch Events ...  over what period?  


    help you and us achieve one or more of the following objectives:
    • Identify pressing challenges, develop a rationale, identify criteria, and select actionable strategies for improving educational quality.
    • Understand the major forces (foundational shifts, influential futures) that are shaping the future of education in the U.S. (and to some extent, throughout the world).
    • Use one of the course structures and/or adult learning principles to reach your objective(s).
    • Disseminate the ideas of Seven Futures to a wider audience.
    • Encourage greater use of effective strategies for improving educational quality by using cyber technologies.
    • Elevate the discussion about how to improve educational quality by enabling us to ask more incisive questions.
    • Learn more about what resonates with readers relative to Seven Futures and its ideas
    • Learn more about how to design/develop/offer MOOCows

    Offer structure for those who want it, unstructured for those who want to create their own....Offer very small number of planned paths through the MOOCow

    Encourage. Enable. Engage.

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