Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TGIF: Twitter, not just a simple distraction on FridayLive

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Thirty-third issue Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 4.29.2014           
From Group World Headquarters

It will be a wild ride on FridayLive as we explore why Twitter is not just a simple distraction but can actually be used for Teaching, Learning & Research. Register Here and start tweeting your Twitter questions and insights now, #tltgFRLV.
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The Teaching Online for Beginners TOL4B) MOOCow     starts in two short weeks.
May 11 - June, 27, 2014
Listen to this overview to determine if it is right for you.

    More from the TLT-SWG Blog

    Members Exchange
    TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl: Participation via Different Devices
    Date: April 30, 2014
    Time: 3-4 pm Eastern
    Steve Gilbert and others

    Teaching Online for Beginners (#TOL4B)
    starts in 2 weeks and the design has really taken shape thanks to great input from TLT members, survey results. See working draft of the curriculum.

    What considerations do we need to make in TOL4B for people participating using various devices: online content, Adobe Connect, Twitter chats.

    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 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
      May 7: Digging Deeper into Voice Transcription
      May 14: Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) Orientation to MOOCow Tools
      May 28: Easing into Twitter Chatting* about LMS Features
      June 11: Easing into Twitter Chatting* about Self Intro Videos
      June 18: Learning More about Planning, Producing, Editing and Publishing Self-Intro Videos (TOL4B)

      How to use Twitter for Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Ed - It's not only a stupid distraction!
      Date: May 2, 2014  
      Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.  
      Presenters: Jeffrey Morrison, Steve Gilbert, and others

      How Twitter can actually be USEFUL to faculty, students, librarians in higher ed - not merely a trivial distraction.

      How to guide students to shift from distracting, trivial uses of Twitter toward constructive, educational uses.

      Will include demos/uses of Twitter as a research topic aggregator using Tweetbot, HootSuite, Evernote, and Flipboard.

      Will also include how to find information to tweet using Topsy and Zite

      A little bit about Jeff
      Jeffrey Morrison is the Director of Technology for Trinity School in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Adjunct Professor in the Bagwell College of Education Instructional Technology Graduate Studies Program, Kennesaw State University.

      If new to Evernote and Twitter, check out these TLT events recordings available for TLT members.  Go to the Members Only section and look for:
      • Member Exchanges Archives: Learn to Use Evernote for Educational Purposes Using the Designated Learner Approach, April 17, 2013
      • FridayLive Archives: Twitter for Beginners: for Very Smart Dummies, April 11, 2014

      Seaman, J & Tinti-Kane, H (2013, October). Social media for teaching and learning: Annual survey of social media use by higher education faculty. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions and Babson Survey Research Group  http://www.pearsonlearningsolutions.com/higher-education/social-media-survey.php

      Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
      May 9 “The Walled Garden” a.k.a. The Learning Management System (LMS)?
      May 16  Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) MOOCow Introduction
      May 23  Recommended Practices for Building Community Online for Teaching and Learning (TOL4B)
      May 30 Using Online Student Feedback (TOL4B)

        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 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.

             #TLTGroup, #tltgFRLV, #tltgTOL4B
        Encourage. Enable. Engage.

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