Tuesday, January 20, 2015

TGIF: Supporting Technology Users with Casey Green on FridayLive!

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Twenty-first issue, Volume Eight
TLT Group TGIF 1.20.15
 From TLT Group World
2014 Favorite Apps from last weeks FridayLive!
This word cloud represents favorite apps from those who participated in last week’s FridayLive! Thank you for your participation in the session and in the survey leading up to the session.

Here is another way to get involved. We will be making a decision on the books to read in the Spring 2015 Cognitive Science Book Discussion Series.  Tell us what you would like us to include via this survey and follow our planning here.

Support the TLT Group by becoming a member or donating to the TLT Group you will help us continue this work.

You can also support us indirectly by purchasing books from Amazon via links in our recommended reading list or shop using this AmazonSmile link. Amazon will then make a donation to the TLT Group.

More from the TLT-SWG Blog

The New Media Consortium has identified the evolution of online learning: as a key trend that will accelerate the adoption of ed tech in higher education for the next one to two years. Michelle Pacansky Brock explores “Improving Faculty Attitudes about Online Teaching” in this blog post.

 Members Exchange
Exploring TLT Member Role - Senior Associate
DATE: January 21, 2015
TIME: 3-4 pm Eastern
PRESENTERS: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and others

The TLT Group and Senior Associates are meeting to further define the role of Senior Associate.

Upcoming Member Exchange events
January 28, 2015 Apps for Making it Stick, Practice Session
February 4, 2015 Keeping Up - Semi Stone Soup

February 18, 2015 Can We Influence our Student's App Dependency - Let's Explore

FridayLive! Free to all!
The Challenge of User Support
Date: January 23, 2015  
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.

Casey Green of the Campus Computing Project Campus Computing is the largest continuing study of eLearning and information technology in American higher education.  Casey’s presentation will focus on key data from the 2014 survey that highlights the continuing challenge of user support -- assisting faculty and students, leverage and exploit the potential of information technology resources for teaching and learning.returns to FridayLive! on January 23rd to discuss the results of the 2014 Campus Computing Survey.  Launched in 1990, Campus Computing

The deadline for participating in the national survey of Campus Centers for Teaching and Learning, is January 28, 2015.  If you are a Center head or director (senior officer) click the link below to participate.  If you are not the head of your institution’s Center for Teaching and Learning, please forward the survey link to the right person.

This survey is part of an effort by the University System of Maryland’s Center for Academic Innovation<http://www.usmd.edu/cai/> (with support from the Bill and Melina Gates Foundation) to better understand how colleges and universities assist faculty and students in the use of instructional support services, learning technologies, and innovative practices for improving teaching, learning, and student success.

The questionnaire, intended for Center heads and directors, is available online:

The survey is confidential: we will not release data from individual institutions.  And although this survey is sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this research is not connected to any sponsored projects or evaluation activity your institution may be participating in with the foundation. The results of the survey will be released by the USM Center for Academic Innovation in Q1, 2015.

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
January 30, 2015 Faculty Voices and the National Completion Conversation
February 6, 2015 Apps for Making it Stick
February 13, 2015 What Does Cognitive Science Say about Using Technology in the Classroom?
February 20, 2014 Adding Your Voice with Movenote


 Cognitive Science Book Discussion Series
Our Cognitive Science Book Discussion has concluded. Those who participated had this to say:
  • “The book series is great in that it offers some great titles AND the group offers some motivation for finishing the book, a deadline, if you will, and then sharing ideas.
  • “I love the practical applications, like the use of flashcards.”
  • “The selection of books to read I might never have read!”
  • “I like the metacognitive aspect - how thinking about the experience affects our sense of learning.”
As a result, we are working to answer this question. What should we read next? We hope you will weigh in by clicking on the link above, react to possible choices and add your own.
 Encourage. Enable. Engage.

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