Fifth issue, Volume Seven
TLT Group TGIF 10.1.2013
From Group World Headquarters
MOOCOW Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)for Very Smart Dummies starts Friday, October 4thThe TLT Group would like to thank the 120+ people who have been a part of a collaborative planning process. After 16+ meetings and much work over a 5 month period, the course is about to start.Those who register for the course may chose a guided sequence or may design their own path.The synchronous sessions are open to all as part of FridayLive. A list can be found here.
Members 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.
MOOCOW* Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)for Very Smart Dummies - Check In & Orientation
Synchronous Session #1: Check In & OrientationPresenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, Charles Ansorge, Dale Parker, Rick Reo, Ilene Frank and Penny Kuckkahn.Teaching 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.1:30 PM ET Intro to Adobe Connect2:00 PM ET Meet and Greet2:10 PM ET Course Introduction, Q & A2:20 PM ET Foretaste: Essential elements of introductory units of online courses2:55 PM ET Next Steps3:00 PM ET Afterthoughts* MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.Up-coming FridayLive! schedule: October 4 MOOCOW: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Getting StartedOctober 11 The Why and How of Using Facebook to Improve Community College Student SuccessOctober 18 MOOCOW: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Establishing PresenceOctober 25 MOOCOW: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Screencasting: Exploring How & WhyNovember 1 MOOCOW: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Building CommunityNovember 15 MOOCOW: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Looking Back & Looking Forward
MOOCs Round FOUR
MOOCOW Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)October 4 - November 15, 2013
MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.
MOOCOW - Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4) for Very Smart DummiesOctober 4 - Nov 15, 2013Presenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and OthersDescriptionTeaching 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 Guided Path, a clearly specified and scheduled sequence of activities and tasks.Who?Especially, for higher education faculty who are unlikely to prepare for this transition by taking a full online course themselves and who:1. Have already been teaching successfully;2. Have little experience with online courses;3. Are pressed to teach entirely online or to include more online resources and activities in their courses;4. Are busy now and will continue to be busy;5. Care about their students and their students’ learning.How?There is a vast variety of tools and resources now available for teaching and learning online. In this MOOCow we try to select, use, and demonstrate those that are among the easiest to learn, the most reliable and widely accessible, and the least expensive. We try (and likely sometimes fail) to demonstrate several different good practices with respect to planning and implementation of online courses. We welcome participants’ constructive criticism.
Encourage. Enable. Engage.