TLT Group TGIF 4.22.2014
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TLT MembershipYou can become an individual member for $75.00 (USD). Did you know…
- if you have participated in or registered for TOL4B you will receive a $25 discount. Enter discount code TLO4B.
- if you have retired you will receive $40 discount. Enter discount code RETIREE.
- if you are a current student you will receive a $50 discount. Enter discount code: STUDENT.Join Us, Click here to get started.
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Members ExchangeTOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl: Volunteers Called to ActionDate: April 23, 2014Time: 3-4 pm EasternPresenters: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and others
Description: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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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
FridayLive!Competency Based Education: What Was Old is New AgainDate: April 25, 2014Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.Presenters: Terri Johnson, Steve Gilbert, and Beth DaileyDescription: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.Read about it: Competency-Based Education: What It Is, How It’s Different, and Why It Matters to YouMore 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 WIDSUp-coming FridayLive! schedule:April 25 Competency Based Education: What Was Old is New AgainMay 2 How to Use Twitter for ResearchMay 9 “The Walled Garden” a.k.a. The Learning Management System (LMS)?May 16 MOOCOW Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) MOOCow IntroductionJune 27 A Conversation with Tom Angelo on Assessment
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:
- April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Asynch Discussion Options
- April 30: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Participation via Different DevicesLink to planning document
Provide feedback on tools and strategies to be included. Link to survey.
MOOCowTeaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) May 11 - 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 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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