TLT Group TGIF 5.28.2014
From Group World Headquarters
Experimenting with Twitter Chatting on Wednesday #tltgTOL4B and taking a look at Online Student Feedback on Friday.See more information below.
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Easing into Twitter Chatting* continue Conversation with Veteran Online FacultyDate: May 28, 2014Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm ETLeaders: Steve Gilbert, Penny Kuckkahn, and others
Description*Twitter chats are asynchronous conversations that happen on Twitter around a unique hashtag. We will first go over the basics and then you have the option to observe or join in on a Twitter Chat scheduled for the TOL4B MOOCers. To participate in the Twitter chat you will need to create a Twitter account.2:30 PM ET. We will meet in the TLT Adobe Connect Room to go over Twitter chatting basics and how to log into the TweetChat room we will be using.3:00 - 4:00 PM ET. Chat with veteran online faculty regarding Learning Management System (LMS) Features. You can either observe the Twitter Chat through the Adobe Connect interface and/or join in the actual chat. We will follow this hashtag, #tltgTOL4B and use this TweetChat room.PREREQUISITE: Create a Twitter account, if you do not already have one.REFERENCESNOTE: TOL4B MOOCow participants have been invited to join TLT Members for this event.MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.Upcoming Member Exchange eventsJune 4 TBD
June 11: Easing into Twitter Chatting* about Self Intro VideosJune 18: Learning More about Planning, Producing, Editing and Publishing Self-Intro Videos (TOL4B)MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.
FridayLiveUsing Online Student Feedback (TOL4B)Date: May 30, 2014Time: 2:00 PM ETPresenters; Steve Gilbert and Bruce Ravelli Assistant Professor, University of VictoriaDescriptionBruce Ravelli, one of the creators of a free assessment summary tool, TooFast, will share a little of the history of TooFast, how he incorporates TooFast into his teaching, how transparency can change the learning environment and build community.ResourcesShort audio clip from BruceLink to MOOCow ScheduleMOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.Up-coming FridayLive! schedule:June 6 Video Self-Introductions for Teaching and Learning Part 1: Critiquing and Discussing in Small Online Groups (TOL4B)June 13 Video Self-Introductions for Teaching and Learning Part 2: Screencast-O-Matic and YouTube Demonstrations (TOL4B)June 20 Copyright and Accessibility Considerations for Videos Developed by Faculty and Students (TOL4B)June 27 A Conversation with Tom Angelo re: Assessment
MOOCs Round SixMOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)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.
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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