Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TGIF: Competency Based Education: What Was Old is New Again on FridayLive

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Thirty-second issue Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 4.22.2014           
From Group World Headquarters

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Presentain Experiment #3 Join us just prior to FridayLive (1:30 PM ET) and test drive the presentation application that blends the use of the web and a mobile app, Presentain. Register Here

Wondering if the MOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is right for you?  
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    Members Exchange
    TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl: Volunteers Called to Action
    Date: April 23, 2014
    Time: 3-4 pm Eastern
    Presenters: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and others

    Teaching Online for Beginners (#TOL4B)
    starts in 3 weeks and the design has really taken shape thanks to great input from TLT members, survey results. See working draft of the curriculum.

    In this planning session, volunteers will focus on 4 areas:
    • Asynch discussion options: VoiceThread, Google Community, other
    • Finalize Week 1 Learning Plan - very rough draft
    • Draft the Orientation to MOOCow Tools webinar, May 14th
    • Draft MOOCow Intro webinar, May 16

    All TLT Group Members and subscribers are welcome to attend and participate. If you are not a member, please email sallygilbert@tltgroup.org or dailey@tltgroup.org if you would like an invitation to participate and attend.  If you chose to share your expertise in this project, you will be eligible for 1 month free membership or a 50% membership discount.

    Upcoming Member Exchange events
    • April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Asynch Discussion Options
    • April 30: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl -  Participation via Different Devices
    • May 7: Digging Deeper into Voice Transcription
    • May 14: MOOCow - Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL

    Competency Based Education: What Was Old is New Again
    Date: April 25, 2014  
    Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.  
    Presenters: Terri Johnson, Steve Gilbert, and Beth Dailey

    Competency based education, a popular idea in the 1960’s, has resurfaced. What proved difficult in a classroom environment--is now possible with online learning.  Explore new efforts in competency based education in higher ed. Examine the WIDS competency based instructional design model and web based application as a tool for creating competency modules.

    More about Terri Johnson. Terri is the Associate Director, WIDS Product Development. WIDS, Worldwide Instructional Design System, offers, curriculum management software and instructional design services.Link to WIDS

    Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
    April 25 Competency Based Education: What Was Old is New Again
    May 2 How to Use Twitter for Research
    May 9 “The Walled Garden” a.k.a. The Learning Management System (LMS)?
    May 16 MOOCOW Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) MOOCow Introduction
    June 27 A Conversation with Tom Angelo on Assessment

      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 - Asynch Discussion Options
      • April 30: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Participation via Different Devices
      Link to planning document

      Provide feedback on tools and strategies to be included.  Link to survey.

      Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)   May 11 - June, 27, 2014
      Presenters; 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 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.

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      Encourage. Enable. Engage.

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