Tuesday, February 18, 2014

TGIF: Aim High, Improving Teaching & Learning in a Screen Captured World

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Twentythird Issue, Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 2.18.2014           
From Group World Headquarters

On Friday John Sener will be helping us aim high as we put our plans for improving teaching and learning quality into action. Join the session, free to all.  Register Here

On Wednesday, TLT Members will be exploring various learner roles in online teaching and learning. Register Here

MOOCOW Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)  May 16 - June, 27, 2014 Register Here

    More from the TLT-SWG Blog


    Members Exchange:
    Learner Voice and Roles in Online Teaching and Learning
    February 19, 2014 3:00 pm Eastern Time
    Leaders: Steve Gilbert and others
    (This session is free to TLT Group Members.  
    We invite you to become a member and join us, click here.)  

    In this session we will explore various ways the learner's voice can be included in online teaching and learning environments. The TLT Group has regularly used a Voice of Chat (VOC) and most recently a Voice of Twitter (VOT) and a Designated Learner (DL) in webinars. We have also experimented with a Designated Follower (DF), a Designated Kibitzer (DK) and a Designated List Maker (DLM).

    What learner roles have you been using? A questioner? A naysayer? An agreer? Share your experiences, learn more about these roles and help us design some new ones. In addition, let's talk about how best to weave these roles into a class session.

    This session is free to TLT Group Individual Members. We invite you to become a member and join us, click here. Check your institution's status here if you have your membership through an institutional subscription.

    Upcoming Member Exchange events
    March 5: LTAs, the Next GenerationMarch 12: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl
    March 19: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl

    April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl

    Improving Learning and Teaching in a Screen Captured World: Sharing Your Plan to Action
    February 21, 2013 2:00-3:00 pm ET
    Presenters: Steve Gilbert, John Sener, John Prusch, and Beth Dailey
    free to all.  

    This is the fourth and final live session in TLT’s schMOOC that is exploring the book "The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World.”

    In this Friday’s session, Author John Sener will talk about how to use the Seven Futures framework to put plans for improving educational quality into action. Online education is about so much more than simply providing access and reproducing the same level of quality as we’ve always had -- why aim low? Instead, the focus will be on specific examples of quality improvements in action, inspired or informed by the Seven Futures perspective, including examples provided by past and present schMOOC participants.

    Guest presenter John Prusch will share his progress on putting his plan from the first schMOOC/ MOOCOW in summer 2013 into action, including successes and obstacles encountered along the way. Other Designated Learners will also share the progress that they’ve made in creating their plans and (in some cases) already putting them into action.

    The latter part of this session and some of the afterthoughts will focus on how to finish your Action Plan for putting planned educational quality improvements into action.

    Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
    February 28 Voice Recognition & Captioning Low Threshold Applications (LTAs)
    March 7 App Smashing and Getting the Most Out of Your iPad with Two App Guys & a Gal
    March 14 Designing Your Courses for Significant earning - A New Edition

    MOOCs Round Five
    Seven Futures schMOOC*

    Central course communication site: tlt.gs/7FS2
    Twitter HashTag: #tltg&FS2

    Week 1 Learning Plan:
    Week 2 Learning Plan
    Week 3 Learning Plan
    Week 4 Learning Plan
    Week 5 Learning Plan

    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 (#tltg7FS2):
    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 highly encourage participants to purchase a copy of the book to help get the most out of this experience. (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 (“Action Path”), a Book Club Path and a DIY (“Design-It-Yourself”) option.

    Seven Futures Schedule
    The series will consist of four live synchronous sessions (Jan 17, 31, Feb 14 & 21), two Twitter Chats (Jan 22 & Feb 5) and many ways for you to chose your own path and create your own experiences over a 5 week period of time.

         #TLTGroup, #tltgFRLV, #tltg7FS2
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