Tuesday, May 06, 2014

TGIF: Is the LMS, a Walled Garden? FridayLive

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Thirty-fourth issue Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 5.6.2014           
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FridayLive! “The Walled Garden” a.k.a. The Learning Management System (LMS)?
Exploring options for extending pr replacing functions within the LMS.
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May 11 - June, 27, 2014
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    Members Exchange
    Digging Deeper into Voice Transcription
    Date: May 7, 2014
    Time: 3-4 pm Eastern
    Presenters: Steve Gilbert, and others

    The exploration continues
    Link to planning document.

    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.  

    Upcoming Member Exchange events
    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) June 18: Learning More about Planning, Producing, Editing and Publishing Self-Intro Videos (TOL4B)

    “The Walled Garden” a.k.a. The Learning Management System (LMS)?
    Date: May 9, 2014
    Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
    Presenters: Steve Gilbert and others
    Register Here. free to all.  


    Many questions circulate these days regarding learning management systems (LMS). A walled garden (LMS) restricts access. There a tool shed within the garden, but is it limited?  What about tools outside the garden? Is there a gate? Who decides what can go in and out of the gate? Information? Tools? Let's talk together about these and other questions such as :
    1. CURRENT TRENDS, FEATURES OF LMS  What institutions are exploring, using, requiring, supporting in LMS options for their faculty - esp faculty who teach online.
    2. ALTERNATIVES, ENHANCEMENTS TO LMS What non-LMS options are important for faculty to consider using INSTEAD of or in ADDITION to their institution's provided LMS - especially faculty new to teaching fully or partly online.
    3. IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT PEDAGOGIES OF LMS Every LMS reflects an underlying pedagogy - whether that pedagogy is intentional and explicit or accidental and implied.  How can an institution or an individual faculty member decide how well the LMS’s underlying pedagogy fits their needs and goals?  To what extent can or should a faculty member adapt his/her own pedagogy to the LMS?  In what ways can an LMS be adapted or augmented to fit the users’ preferred pedagogy?

    Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
    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:

      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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