TLT Group TGIF 3.18.2014
From Group World Headquarters
It’s all about MOOCs this week. On Wednesday we will be planning TOL4B version #2 and on FridayLive we will debrief the 7 Futures schMOOC and MOOCs in general. Join us!TLT’s next MOOC begins in May.MOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)
May 16 - June, 27, 2014
Participate in the planning:
Members ExchangeTOL4B MOOCow Planning FishbowlMarch 19, 2014 3-4 pm EasternSteve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, Nicki Ugalde and othersTeaching Online for Beginners (#TOL4B) Vs2MOOCow, (Massive Open Online Course Or Whatever) [for Very Smart Dummies]Join us as we test whether it is possible to create a mini self introduction during an Adobe Connect session. In order to participate in this experiment, you will need to do the following:
- CREATE account(s) for YouTube (use your Google Account) and Screencast-O-matic. In You-Tube, you will also need your own You Tube channel.
- DEVELOP a mini introduction script, 1 - 2 minutes. This link will help you do that.
- LOCATE 2 digital images that you will use for your introduction i.e. an image of yourself and one representing your college or discipline.Visit working draft instructional design site using Dee Fink's integrated approach to design.Please consider joining and adding to our DIIGO Teaching Online for Beginners Repository
All TLT Group Members and subscribers are welcome to attend and participate. If you are not a member, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like an invitation to participate and attend.Register for the MOOCOW HereFuture planning event: April 23
Upcoming Member Exchange eventsMarch 26: Voice Transcription Planning MeetingApril 2: Storytelling Goes DigitalApril 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl
FridayLive!Lessons from MOOCs and schMOOCsDate: March 21, 2014Time: 2:00-3:00 PM ET.Presenters: Steve Gilbert and Beth Dailey, John SenerRegister Here free to all
Description:Help us debrief the latest 7 Futures schMOOC experience as well as MOOCs in general. Let's share what we are learning so future MOOC design and our participation as a learners can be informed.Topics to be addressed:
Interesting resource suggested by TLT Member Ilene Frank, adjunct associate professor at UMUC
- Offering various learning paths
- The role of the Designated Learner
- How do or should we define success?
- Should we offer a certificate?
Steven D. Krause, S.D. & Lowe, C (2014)Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses, Parlor Press, San Francisco, CA. NOTE: there's a free PDF version of the book atUp-coming FridayLive! schedule:March 28 NANOVATION, SMALL STEPS ETCApril 4 Voice TranscriptionApril 11 Twitter for Beginners: for Very Smart Dummies
April 18 No FridayLive
MOOCs Round SixMOOCow 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:March 19: TOL4B MOOCow Planning FishbowlApril 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning FishbowlLink to planning document
MOOCowTeaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) May 16 - June, 27, 2014Presenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and Others
DescriptionTeaching 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
Encourage. Enable. Engage.