Thirteenth issue, Volume Seven
TLT Group TGIF 11.26.2013
From Group World Headquarters
Members Exchange:Seven Futures of American Education - Implementing an Improvement ProjectDecember 4, 2014 3:00 pm Eastern TimeLeaders: John Sener and John Prusch, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others
John Sener, author of Seven Futures of American Education, will talk with John Prusch, Director of Online Learning Design and Technologies at Excelsior College, about the improvement project he created as a result of the Seven Futures schMOOC. Lessons learned will be applied to version 2 which begins in January__________________________________Our Members Exchange sessions are usually free to TLT Group Individual Members, but this one is available to TOL4B registrants and planners.To take advantage of future TLT Member Only Events, a special discount is being offered to TOL4B registrants, see information below.Select Individual Member and enter TOL4B as the discount code when prompted.Up-coming Members Exchange schedule:December 11 Mentoring for/with Silver Cloudians
December 18 Review, Respond and Shape Members Exchange
FridayLive!"To MOOC or Not to MOOC? Is that the question?" Implications for successful experienced facultyIncluding Reviewing TOL4B1 and Planning 7Futures 2 and TOL4B2December 6, 2013 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.Presenters: Steve Gilbert and Beth Dailey
Up-coming FridayLive! schedule:December 13 Live Online Breakout Rooms -Why? How?December 20 Review, Respond and Shape FridayLive!
MOOCs Round Five
Seven Futures of American Education v2.0 (7FschMOOCv2): Perspectives, Strategies, PlansJanuary 17 - February 22, 2014Presenters; Steve Gilbert and John Sener*schMOOC = somewhat connectivist, hypothetically Massively Open Online Course -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.
The central course communication site is located at tlt.gs/7FschMOOCv2 (coming soon)
schMOOCSeven Futures of American Education v2.0 (7FschMOOCv2): Perspectives, Strategies, PlansJanuary 17 - February 22, 2014Presenters; Steve Gilbert and John SenerDescriptionGet across the starting line! Seven Futures of American Education (7F) is designed to help those who work in higher education (faculty, administrators, other professional staff) increase their ability to create positive educational change by using the ideas in Seven Futures.Perspectives -- This schMOOC will present the Seven Futures perspective on improving educational quality. Participants will discuss these perspectives and compare them with their own personal perspectives. Participants will also identify where they stand on committing to quality improvement, and identify one or more issues they face in trying to improve educational quality.Strategies -- 7F will present and discuss a wide array of strategies for re-empowering learning and teaching, revitalizing the educational enterprise, and using online learning to improve education. Participants will select one or more quality improvement strategies that address their self-identified issues, based on a combination of Seven Futures and personal perspectives.Plans -- The course will enable participants to create the outline for an action plan for implementing one or more quality improvement strategies in their course, program, or institution.This schMOOC* is based the book The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World by John Sener. We encourage participants to purchase a copy of the book to help prepare, but participants can take this course without having or using the book. This schMOOC will also offer multiple paths for participation, including a well-sequenced set of guided learning activities (“Guided Path” - WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING THIS DOABLE, USEFUL, UNLIKELY FOR PEOPLE TO FEEL FRUSTRATED/DISAPPOINTED), a supported DIY (“Design-It-Yourself”) option, and an unsupported DIY (“Do-It-Yourself”) option.Seven Futures ScheduleComing Soon
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