Seventh issue, Volume Seven
TLT Group TGIF 10.15.2013
From Group World Headquarters
Join FridayLive and engage in small groups with TOL4B participants as we explore the what and how of instructor self-introductions.MOOCOW #2 Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) for Very Smart "Dummies" - Online persona, social presence, and community
October 18, 2013 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
It’s not too late to join the MOOCOW Teaching Online for Beginners. In week 2 our focus is Online Persona, Social Presence, and Community.
A new event for TLT members! We are testing breakout rooms in Adobe Connect in preparation for the October 18th webinar. Join us as we experiment together.October 16, 2013 4:00 pm Eastern Time Register HereMembers Exchange Kicks Off withDIIGO for Beginners - Specific Uses for Very Smart Dummies(who have a sense of humor!)
November 6, 2013 3:00 pm Eastern TimeLeaders: Dale Parker, James Mansfield, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others(This session is free to TLT Group Members. Fee to others)This is the next in our Designated Learner series. Learn how you might incorporate a content curation tool such as DIIGO in your online class.
This link will take you the lessons that are emerging from our Designated Learner instructional strategy experimentation.
FridayLive! MOOCOW #2 Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) for Very Smart "Dummies" - Online persona, social presence, and community
October 18, 2013 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET - free to all. Register HerePresenters; Steve Gilbert, Vicki Hoffman, Beth Dailey, and othersTeaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is a Massive Open Online Course or Whatever (MOOCow) designed to help successful faculty members in higher education begin to teach online more comfortably, confidently, effectively, and skeptically.In this session you will experience the use of small groups in a webinar setting as you talk together about the what and why of instructor self introductions.
In preparation for the small group discussions, REVIEW and EXPLORE a few Self-Intro & Course-Intro ExamplesUp-coming FridayLive! schedule:October 25 MOOCOW#3: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Screencasting: Exploring How & WhyNovember 1 MOOCOW#4: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Building CommunityNovember 15 MOOCOW#5: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Looking Back & Looking Forward
MOOCs Round FOUR
Teaching Online for BeginnersMOOCOWOctober 4 - November 15, 2013Home Base tlt.gs/TOL4BMOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever)
-- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.
Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) MOOCOWFor Very Smart DummiesOctober 4 to November 15, 2013
How to Begin -You're NOT Late!Step one: Register [free] for this entire MOOCow (preferably before October 18, 2013 2pm ET - second live online session)Step two: Begin communicating with fellow MOOCOW participants here: tlt.gs/TOL4BforumStep three: Choose a "Participation Option": Path 1 or Path 2 or Path 3 - See below.
DescriptionTeaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is a Massive Open Online Course or Whatever (MOOCow): Designed to help successful faculty members in higher education begin to teach online more comfortably, confidently, effectively, and skeptically.This MOOCow offers a variety of brief introductory activities, tools, and materials to support participants’ first steps in this direction. Participants are also helped to develop their own plans for additional preparation for online teaching. We encourage participants to use our resources in whatever ways meet their own needs, interests, and schedules. However, for those who prefer a more course-like structure, we also offer a Path 1, a clearly specified and scheduled sequence of activities and tasks. See also, Goals, Who, How
Path 1: Guided Sequence = "Course" For those who prefer a well-sequenced guided set of learning activities - a "course". Explore the"Guided Path" syllabus and other available resources. Confirm that your own goals for this MOOCow and the likely time and effort you can commit fit well with the goals and activities scheduled in this "course." Begin to follow the scheduled sequence of activities. Request a mentorPath 2: Supported DIY = Supported "Do-It-Yourself”Define your own objectives and schedule. For those who prefer to wander through this MOOCow even more independently. Request a mentor. Work with new/old colleagues within this MOOCow.Path 3: DIY = Unsupported Do-It-YourselfDefine your own objectives and schedule. For those who prefer to wander through this MOOCow even more independently. Not eligible for mentor.
For all participants, all 3 paths:
- Explore and use available resources (both inside this MOOCow and outside) to learn what and how you wish.
- Participate in Discussion Forum (Asynchronous, Text)
- Get/give feedback to/from colleagues and leader/facilitators if you like.
- Join us Live Online 2PM ET Oct 4, 18, 25, Nov 1, 15 - You can register [free] for this entire MOOCow(includes all FridayLive! sessions)
- or register [free] for 1 or more individual synchronous online FridayLive! sessions 2PM ET Oct 4, 18, 25, Nov 1, 15Tweet! Use #tltgTOL4B Twitter hash tag
Encourage. Enable. Engage.