Twelfth issue, Volume Seven
TLT Group TGIF 11.19.2013
From Group World Headquarters
"4 Ways to Improve Higher Ed Teaching/Learning: Better than doing nothing at all?" FridayLive! from the Lilly Conference with Tom AngeloNovember 22, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Time Leaders: Steve Gilbert and Tom AngeloSteve & Sally Gilbert look forward to seeing any of you this Friday and Saturday on campus at Miami U of Ohio at 33rd Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching - esp for our concurrent session Saturday Nov 23 3:30-4:30pm ET re "Teaching Online for Beginners: MOOCs, Online Courses, Hybrids for Very Smart Dummies - Help From/for Silver Cloudians" see tlt.gs/TOL4BSeven Futures of American Education v2.0 (7FsMOOCow): Perspectives, Strategies, Plans begins in January.
Members Exchange:Debrief the TOL4B MOOCOWNovember 20, 2013 3:00 pm Eastern TimeLeaders: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and othersTeaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) planners and participants will be debriefing, providing feedback, and sharing insights with an eye toward improving this MOOCOW for the next iteration. Join in the course assessment - Fishbowl, etc.__________________________________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 4 Seven Futures of American Education - Implementing an Improvement ProjectDecember 11 Mentoring for/with Silver Cloudians
December 18 Review, Respond and Shape Members Exchange
FridayLive! from the Lilly Conference with Tom AngeloNovember 22, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Time Leaders: Steve Gilbert and Tom AngeloJoin our discussion live on location of 33rd Annual International Lilly Conference on College TeachingGuest Interviewee: Tom Angelo, co-author Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs), Assistant Provost, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE) and Professor of Higher Education, Queens University of Charlotte. 4 ways improve higher ed teaching/learning: Better than nothing?" Read more here.
Up-coming FridayLive! schedule:December 6 "To MOOC or Not to MOOC? Is that the question?" Implications for successful experienced facultyDecember 13 Live Online Breakout Rooms -Why? How?December 20 Review, Respond and Shape FridayLive!
MOOCs Round FiveschMOOCSeven 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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