Tuesday, October 08, 2013

TGIF: The Why & How of Facebook, Join FridayLive

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Sixth issue, Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 10.08.2013           
From Group World Headquarters

Have you wondered about the educational value of Facebook and other social media.  If yes, then you will want to attend
FridayLive The Why and How of Using Facebook to Improve Community College Student Success
October 11, 2013  2:00-3:00 pm ET

MOOCOW Teaching Online for Beginners, week 1, join us
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    More from the TLT-SWG Blog
    Members Exchange Kicks Off with
    DIIGO for Beginners - Specific Uses for Very Smart Dummies 
    (who have a sense of humor!) 
    November 6, 2013 3:00 pm Eastern Time
    Leaders: 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.

    The Why and How of Using Facebook to Improve Community College Student Success
    October 11, 2013  2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.  Register Here
    Regina Deil-Amen, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona
    Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Associate Professor, School of Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University
    Cynthia Wilson, Vice President, Learning and Research, Editor in Chief. League for Innovation in the Community College
    Loren Brock, Social Media Technologist, Phoenix College, Arizona
    Sarah Hannes, E-Recruiting/Web Specialist, Laramie County Community College, Wyoming
    Scylla Lopez, Social Media Coordinator, San Jacinto College, Texas
    Howard Kao, Uversity

    If you provided a closed college Facebook space for community college students, how would they use it? Learn how nine community colleges have implemented just such an effort; how students have chosen to use it; how colleges are handling related successes, challenges, and future plans; and how researchers have linked this effort to student success outcomes.

    With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Getting Connected Project is a collaboration between the League for Innovation in the Community College, researchers at the University of Arizona and Claremont Graduate University, and Uversity, Inc. (formerly Inigral, Inc.).

    Up-coming FridayLive! schedule:
    October 18 MOOCOW: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Establishing Presence
    October 25 MOOCOW: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Screencasting: Exploring How & Why
    November 1 MOOCOW: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) - Building Community
    November 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)
    October 4 - Nov 15, 2013
    Presenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and Others

    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.  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.
    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.
    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.

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