Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TGIF: How do I cross the quality improvement starting line?

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Twentysecond Issue, Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 2.11.2014           
From Group World Headquarters

Ready, Set, Go! Crossing the Starting Line to Improving Quality
Date: February 14, 2014  2:00-3:00 pm ET
Presenters: John Sener and Steve Gilbert

How do I cross the quality improvement starting line? 

John Sener has shared Foundational Shifts and Influential Futures that are impacting higher education.  On Friday he will share various strategies for improving educational quality.

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    Ready, Set, Go! Crossing the Starting Line to Improving Quality
    Date: February 14, 2014  
    2:00-3:00 pm ET
    Presenters: John Sener, Steve Gilbert and Beth Dailey,
    Register Here free to all.

    This is the third 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 the first half of this Friday’s session, Author John Sener will use the Seven Futures framework to discuss the what and why of quality improvement strategies. He will make it easy to understand how to apply various quality improvement strategies in higher education courses, programs, departments, and institutions through more real-life examples from current articles about higher education.

    The second half of this session will focus on how to relate the Seven Futures perspective to quality improvement strategies. Designated Learners from the schMOOC will share the strategies they’ve selected and the reasons why they selected them, including how they relate to their challenges. Participants will also discuss their progress toward creating their action plan if appropriate.

    Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
    February 21 Improving Learning and Teaching in a Screen Captured World: Sharing Your Plan to Action
    February 28 Voice Recognition & Captioning Low Threshold Applications (LTAs)

    March 14 Designing Your Courses for Significant Learning - 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

    schMOOC = somewhat connectivist, hypothetically Massively Open Online Course -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.

    It’s not too late to join the schMOOC 
    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.

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