Tuesday, December 03, 2013

TGIF: Improving Learning and Teaching in a Screen-Capture World

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Fourteenth issue, Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 12.3.2013           
From Group World Headquarters

Seven Futures of American Education
schMOOC version 2 with John Sener begins in January. We hope you will join us for round two, Register Here.  We will be applying the lessons we have been learning about MOOCs.

Please take a look at this “Stipple” created as a way to promote the up-coming schMOOC. Ilene Frank shared the idea of using Stipple as a tool to annotate and tag images with links, videos, comments and more. Stipple also allows others who view your photos anywhere across the web to see the attribution, so creators are cited properly.

    More from the TLT-SWG Blog


    Members Exchange:
    Seven Futures of American Education - Implementing an Improvement Project
    December 4, 2014 3:00 pm Eastern Time
    Leaders: 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


    "To MOOC or Not to MOOC? Is that the question?" Implications for successful experienced faculty

    Including Reviewing TOL4B1 and Planning 7Futures 2 and TOL4B2
    December 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, Plans

    January 17 - February 22, 2014

    Presenters; Steve Gilbert and John Sener

    The central course communication site is located at  tlt.gs/7FschMOOCv2 (coming soon)    
    *schMOOC = somewhat connectivist, hypothetically Massively Open Online Course -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.

    Seven Futures of American Education v2.0 (7FschMOOCv2): Perspectives, Strategies, Plans
    January 17 - February 22, 2014
    Presenters; Steve Gilbert and John Sener

    Get 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 Schedule
    Coming Soon

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