Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TGIF: Five Challenges for the Fourth Decade of the “IT Revolution.”

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Twelfth issue, Volume Eight
 TLT Group TGIF 11.18.14
 From TLT Group World
On FridayLive! last week John Sener helped us connect to our inner chef as we create blended learning experiences for our students. He gave us several suggestions for doing so one of which was to ask ourselves this question "What would you like to do in your course that you can’t presently do?” Check out and add to the list of ways TLT participants are blending learning via this padlet.

We know that practicing retrieval results in
increased learning especially if spaced. This set of flashcards will help you practice with content in the book “Make It Stick.”

Join us on Dec 5th as we discussion The App Generation by Gardner and Davis, register here

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TLT members have access to recordings from previous sessions.  This short video will show you how to access the archives.

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 Members Exchange
Planning Cognitive Science Book Discussion #2
Date: November 19, 2014
Time: 3-4 pm Eastern
Presenters: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and others

TLT Members are invited to help shape the book discussionplanned on December 5th.  There were great ideas offered during our Nov 7th discussion, see the chat transcript. This will be a great basis to use to figure out how to structure the synchronous conversation around the next book, The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World.

Link to planning document for series.
Link to planning document for The App Generation

Entire Cognitive Science Book Discussion Series:
Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World.

Book #3 January 9, 2015  FICTION
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Upcoming Member Exchange events
December 3, 2014 Keeping Up - Semi-Stone Soup: Share Something New, Useful

Five Challenges for the Fourth Decade of the “IT Revolution.”
Date: November 21, 2014  
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all
Presenters: Casey Green - founding director of The Campus Computing Project, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey - TLT Group.

In 1986, Steve Gilbert and Casey Green published “The New Computing in Higher Education.”  Widely read and widely cited. “The New Computing” described the promise and potential of new computing devices and the emerging (and great) aspirations for technology as a journey that academics “can no longer delay.”  

Plus ca change: the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Without question, the technologies available to students and faculty really have changed dramatically over the past three decades.  And also without question, much of higher education remains unchanged despite the ubiquity of technology as part of the college experience

Drawing in part on the results of the recently released 2014 Campus Computing Survey, Green will describe what he see as the five continuing challenges that confront higher education undefined colleges and universities and also faculty, IT leaders, and campus officials undefined  in the “fourth decade of the IT revolution” in higher education.

BIO:  Casey Green is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of eLearning and information technology in American higher education.  The project is often cited as the definitive source for data, information, and insight about IT planning and policy issues confronting US colleges and universities.   Green also writs the award-winning Digital Tweed blog for INSIDE HIGHER ED and serves as the moderator for the weekly THIS WEEK @ INSIDE HIGHER ED newscasts.

 == Gilbert and Green, “The New Computing in Higher Education.”  Change Magazine, 1986

 == Green. "The New Computing Revisited."   EDUCAUSE Review, Jan/Feb, 2003

Up-coming FridayLive! events
December 5, 2014 Book Discussion Series - The App Generation......
December 12, 2014 The Power of Presence
December 19, 2014  Review, Respond and Shape FridayLive!
January 9, 2015  Book Discussion Series - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

 Book Discussion and “How To” Series

 Cognitive Science Book Discussion Series
The Cognitive Science book discussion series continues on December 5th as we discuss: Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (2013). The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World. New Haven: Yale U. Press. Register Here

There are several ways to participate:
  1. TheAppGeneration.jpgGet your book NOW and start reading.
  2. Visit the book's website
  3. Listen to one of many YouTube videos from the authors:
    1. Katie Davis and The App Generation at Town Hall (37 min)

  4. Come without reading the book or reviews.

The 3rd and final book in our series is  
FICTION: Sloan, Robin (2013)  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Picador, New York, NY. (It's a novel, but it deals (colorfully and rivetingly) with the clash between so-called Old Knowledge (books) and New Knowledge (internet and other virtual forms of communication). Not only that, it's a great read--funny, swashbuckling, and serious by turns.)
Join us on January 9, 2015 Register Here
 Encourage. Enable. Engage.

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