Tuesday, February 04, 2014

TGIF: Is Twitter Chat an LTA (Low Threshold App)?

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Twentyfirst Issue, Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 2.4.2014           
From Group World Headquarters

February Week 1 Highlights

7 Futures Twitter Chat
February 5  3 PM ET
Follow this hashtag
Use this
Tweet Chat Room
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FridayLive Low Threshold Apps (LTAs) Revisited February 7  2 PM ET Register Here

Complete the LTA Survey
Which LTAs should stay on the list? Tell us what you think and help shape FridayLive.

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    Members Exchange Easing into Twitter Chatting* February 5          2:30 - 4 pm et
    Leaders: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others

    *Twitter chats are asynchronous conversations that happen on Twitter around a unique hashtag. We will first go over the basics and then you have the option to observe or join in on a Twitter Chat scheduled for the 7 Futures schMOOCers. To participate in the Twitter chat you will need to create a  Twitter account.    
    2:30 PM ET. ORIENTATION. We will meet in the TLT Adobe Connect Room to go over Twitter chatting basics and how to log into the TweetChat room we will be using.
    3:00 - 4:00 PM ET. TWITTER CHAT #tltg7FS2. You can either observe the Twitter Chat through the Adobe Connect interface and/or join in the actual chat.  We will follow this hashtag, #tltg7FS2 and use this TweetChat room.
    PREREQUISITE: Create a Twitter account, if you do not already have one.

    NOTE: 7 Future schMOOC participants have been invited to join TLT Members for this event

    Upcoming Member Exchange events February 12: Learner Voice and Roles in Online Teaching and Learning
    March 5: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl
    March 19: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl

    April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl

    Low Threshold Applications (LTAs) Revisited
    Date: February 7, 2014 2:00 PM ET
    Presenters: Steve Gilbert, Bonnie Mullinix, Doug Eders, Ilene Frank and others
    Free to all Register Here


    "LTAs" - Low-Threshold Applications and Activities were first described by Steven W. Gilbert in an article "The Beauty of Low Threshold Applications" in Syllabus Magazine, February 12, 2002

    With the help of Charles Ansorge and many others, the TLT Group has collected about 50 LTAs over the years. During this session favorite LTAs, Oldies, Recent and New will be explored. 

    Here is your chance to shape this session. VOTE HERE for an "oldie" you think should remain on the list and a new one you would like added to the collection.

    Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
    February 14 Ready, Set, Go! Crossing the Starting Line to Improving Quality 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

    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.

         #TLTGroup, #tltgFRLV, #tltg7FS2
    Encourage. Enable. Engage.

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