Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TGIF: Nanovations, the Catalyst for Change on FridayLive

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Twentyeighth issue         Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 3.25.2014           
From Group World Headquarters

What applications and strategies do you think should be included in the next Teaching Online for Beginners MOOCow?

TLT’s next MOOC begins in May.
MOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)  May 16 - June, 27, 2014

Participate in the planning:
April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl

    More from the TLT-SWG Blog


    Members Exchange 

    Voice Transcription Planning

    Date: March 26, 2014 Time: 3-4 pm EasternPresenters: Steve Gilbert, Alexa Schriempf, Lynda Harding, Nicki Ugalde, and Jan Oliver

    Register Here

    Be a part of shaping the content of FridayLive April 4th  by joining the planning session. Link to the planning document.

    Upcoming Member Exchange events
    April 2: Exploring Screencasting Tools
    April 9: Storytelling Goes Digital
    April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl


    Date: March 28, 2014Time: 2:00-3:00 PM ET.  Presenter: Steve GilbertRegister Here free to all

    Sharing small improvements in small ways - widely, intentionally, repeatedly, collegially.
    Definition of Nanovation  [Example:  Paper Bookmarks]
    Sharing small improvements in small ways - widely, intentionally, repeatedly, collegially.

    Using resources designed to support the sharing, adaptation, and use of specific improvements in teaching and learning with technology.   
    Expanding peer-to-peer dissemination and implementation of small, important steps on a path to bigger improvements in teaching and learning with technology - to incremental exponential revolution.

    Colleagues find these improvements easy to begin using and worthwhile to use more than once.  
    Colleagues are encouraged to endorse and/or enhance the improvement before
    sharing it further.

    Resources are available to enable and encourage ‘sharing further’ of a particular improvement to additional colleagues beyond the first sharer and the first direct beneficiaries.  

    Units of Nanovation
    This idea, “nanovation,” emerged from efforts to identify the essential characteristics of the smallest units of change that could begin and sustain incremental, exponential improvements in teaching and learning with technology.  
    I.e., those units which can enable and encourage individual faculty members each to:
    • Make one low-threshold improvement in one course.
    • Get a little feedback and use that feedback to adapt and try that improvement again. [Or decide to reject this improvement - and explain why to colleagues.]
    • Help two or three colleagues make similar improvements. So that those colleagues are each similarly enabled and encouraged to try, adapt, retry, and help two more colleagues ... and so on.

    Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
    April 4 Voice Transcription
    April 11 Twitter for Beginners: for Very Smart Dummies
    April 18 No FridayLive
    April 25 Competency Based Education: What Was Old is New Again

    MOOCs Round Six
    MOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)

    MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.
    Join the planning and help further shape the MOOCow:

    April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl

    Link to planning document

    Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)   May 16 - June, 27, 2014
    Presenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and Others

    Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is a Massive Open Online Course or Whatever (MOOCow) designed to help you, as a successful faculty member in higher education, begin to teach entirely online or include more online resources and activities in your courses. You care about your students and their learning. You are busy and will continue to be busy. By sampling available options, benefits and drawbacks to teaching online you will cross the starting line. You will experience and experiment with a variety of easy to learn, reliable, widely accessible and least expensive tools and resources and strategies related to creating social presence and building community online. You will realize teaching and learning online does not necessarily mean teaching and learning alone, does not require being overworked, giving up your best teaching or losing meaningful contact with students. It can be satisfying and fun.

    The "Action" path through the MOOCow is designed to help you achieve a variety of learning outcomes and ultimately produce a self-introductory video which will become part of a more complete introductory unit in an online course, as per rubric

    You may also want to chose a Design It Yourself (DIY) path to meet your own learning goals.
    MOOCow Schedule will be available soon

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    Encourage. Enable. Engage.

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