Friday Tech Lit Hangout

Weather permitting; we’d like to do one of our rapid response Hangouts on this coming Friday, May 26 at noon. I know that there’s always the possibility of ice coating the series of tubes that is the interwebs but it’s now the third week in May, so what could happen – a snow storm?

The Tech Lit group will do a short webinar over Google Hangout on Fancy Bear & How Tech Lit and Info Lit are meeting up in the age of hacking. We’ll end with ISTE Games & Sims showing us #Hacked.

We are also continuing on work on getting the eLCC journal up and running. If you are interested in helping out, please email Kae Novak at kae.novak@frontrange.edu

Doodle for June Monthly Meeting Date

Thank you for being patient as we make arrangements for the June eLCC meeting. We are switching the location for the meeting in June from Colorado Mountain College (CMC) to Colorado State University (CSU).

We know June is vacation time, so we created this Doodle, please go in and let us know which Friday fits your schedule. We’ll close the Doodle on June 1, 2017.

Here’s the dates to chose from:
June 23 and June 30

https://beta.doodle.com/poll/h8fszn7u5b7gwu58

May eLCC Events

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to May! eLCC 2017 was fantastic! First of all, we have to thank the eLCC Conference committee and all the conference volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

Our next eLCC Monthly Meeting May 19th is at Colorado State University
It’s almost the end of the academic year. Hopefully, everyone will be finished up and be able to take up Colorado State University (Greg, Marianne, Al, Katy and Karen)’s invitation to come up to Fort Collins. RSVP to Marianne.Bauer@colostate.edu by May 15. For full details, please go to the post on the eLCC website.

Here’s what else is happening in May

Pedago.me: Instructional Design Thinking about Learning Experience Design
Twitter Chat on May 11, 2017
Topic: Dealing with Institutional Fires
We host #pedagome Twitter chats every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm MST. Mark you calendars, share your point of view, and learn something new.
Chat questions will be posted a few days in advance on http://pedago.me/.

ISTE Games & Sims Network is also inviting you to their May Book Club on Ender’s Game.

Want to get involved in some eLCC activities this summer?

The Awards and Recognition Committee will soon be working on their next recognition survey on learning environments for eLCC this summer. If you want to help contact Chris Luchs Christopher.luchs@cccs.edu

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
Robin Weber (UNC) is heading up this group with a little help from her friends and colleagues.  This group even has started its own Flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/arvr/ and blog https://elccarvr.wordpress.com/.

Technology Literacy
The Technology Literacy is planning on observing (lurking) in the Ender’s Game Book Club’s reddit this month. For more info, go to http://bit.ly/redditinfo4ender.  If you would like to be involved contact Chris Luchs at christopher.luchs@frontrange.edu

Quality in Online Learning
The subject area of this group includes but is not limited to Quality Matters. It is looking at all indicators of quality online learning especially from organizations that have created their own. Sherri Lancton (UNC) has sent out a survey to ask each institution how is looking at quality in online learning. If your institution hasn’t taken it yet, contact her at Sherri.Lancton@unco.edu If you’d like to be involved contact Sherri.

COMMUNICATIONS
Here’s our current communication channels:

Twitter @eLCColorado https://twitter.com/elccolorado – please follow us!
We are using the hashtag #elcc for year round.

Website http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/

Listserv elearningcolorado@yahoogroups.com
If you have someone at your organization who isn’t a member,  just have them send an email to eLearningColorado-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

eLCC has its own flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/elcccolorado/
Please join and also add pictures you have, we could especially use any technology related pictures and any pictures of your campus!

While you are joining the eLCC flickr, please also join the AR/VR flickr too. Pics of people in VR gear and any screenshots from your mobile AR apps would be most appreciated. https://www.flickr.com/groups/arvr/

Colorado State University Hosting eLCC Monthly Meeting on May 19, 2017

Thanks to Colorado State University – Fort Collins for hosting the upcoming meeting on May 19th, 2017 (notice it is the 3rd Friday of the month, not the usual 4th)
-Paul

Introduction: CSU is pleased to host the upcoming May eLearning Consortium meeting on our beautiful campus. We are excited to have the opportunity to host and to welcome you to Fort Collins. Specific information regarding the event is listed below.

When: Friday, May 19 (10:00 – 2:00), but we would encourage you to arrive early for coffee and refreshments (9:30).

Where: CSU Campus in Fort Collins. The event will take place in the recently remodeled Lory Student Center – Room 312

Parking: You can park close to the Lory Student Center in Lot 310. The cost is $1.00 per hour for a total of roughly $6.00 to $7.00 dollars.

Note: Fort Collins has a lot of road construction going on. We will keep you posted on the best routes to campus as we near the event.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided by CSU. We will have a Taco Bar available with choices for everyone. If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know. We will also have coffee and water available throughout the day.

Professional Development: We currently have three short presentations for you. Final details are being worked out, but we believe we have three topics that you will find useful and interesting. More details to follow.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Marianne Bauer by Monday, May 15: Marianne.Bauer@colostate.edu You can also email Marianne or myself (gregory.wells@colostate.edu) if you have specific questions related to the meeting.

Campus Map: You can access the CSU Campus map through the following link.

CSU Campus Map

Campus Tour: Following the standard meeting we are planning on providing a brief tour of a classroom that has been updated with technology. In addition, we can take a short walk to show you the new on campus football stadium which opens this fall. For those of you that would like to stay longer in Fort Collins there is also an opportunity to visit one of our many breweries in town. We can provide options for you.

We look forward to seeing you in Fort Collins. It has been a long time since CSU hosted, so please try and make it.

Sincerely,
Planning Team (Greg, Marianne, Al, Katy, and Karen)

2017 eLCC Award Winners

Hello everyone,

Thank you all for a great eLCC Annual Conference this year. We had lots of great presentations and awesome conversations and Keynotes. Barbara Truman really did a great job off expanding on what our virtual classrooms and LMS platforms could be and the value and range of simulations. Michael King provided us with an interesting walk down IBM’s Watson AI and it’s promise for adaptive learning and education.

In additional to all our speakers, keynotes and conversations, we celebrated the 2017 eLearning Consortium of Colorado’s Awards, or as the awards committee calls them… the eLCCies!!!!

First, I want to thank all the nominators, awards committee members and judges for their time and assistance in making these awards possible. I also want to thank everyone for getting out the vote and congratulate all of this year’s nominees.

Now on to our winners!

2017 eLearning Educator of the Year: Anjali Vaidya

2017 eLearning Advocate of the Year: Kae Novak

2017 Learning Technologies Team Award: TeachLive/ Mursion Project from Robin Brewer, Tracy Mueller, and Jason Robinson of University of Northern Colorado.

eLCC Activities for everyone this week (whether or not you are at the conference)

The eLearning of Consortium of Colorado conference is taking place this week. Whether or not you are attending, there are activities happening that you can take part in – even online.

1) People’s Choice Award

For the first time, we are doing a People’s Choice Award for the Learning Technologies Team Award.

Six team projects have been nominated for this award. This award is meant as a showcase of innovation, best practices in learning technologies and how eLCC members are leveraging technology to promote meaningful learning.

We have projects on learning about the Blockchain, Online Orientation for Students, Embedded Office Hours for Faculty, Virtual Reality and Teacher Prep, Role-playing games and Escape Rooms.

We had each group make a 1 minute video highlighting their project. Just click on the link for each on this Google ballot. It’s a People’s Choice Award, everyone who belongs to a member institution is eligible to cast your vote. So please take a look at all the great team projects and cast your vote.

Please also share the link to vote http://bit.ly/elccvote17 with colleagues at your institution.

2) Follow the Conference on Social Media
First of all, if you aren’t following elcc on twitter please do! https://twitter.com/elccolorado
We will be using the hashtag #elcc for the conference and year-round.

3) Participate in the #pedagome tweetchat on Thursday at 7 pm
You may have attended a presentation at the Metro conference with Pedagome.They hold an instructional designer and educator tweetchat on the second Thursday of each month using the hashtag #pedagome. All eLCCers are invited to login on twitter and participate! Their topic this week is using webinars and their tweetchat this week is called Wild Webinars!  https://twitter.com/hashtag/pedagome

2017 eLCC People’s Choice Learning Technolgies Team Award

Hello Everyone,

The eLearning Consortium of Colorado Awards committee is pleased to announce that voting for the first eLCC Learning Technologies Team Award or eLCCellence Awards is now open.  Please share this link http://bit.ly/elccvote17 with your colleagues.

In alphabetical order, here are the teams and projects:

1) Blockchain and the Future of Higher Education
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/blockchain-and-the-future-of-higher-education/
Members from CCD, CCCOnline and Front Range Community College collaborating
with educators from Minnesota, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Oregon.

2) Cleaning Up the Front Door for FRCC Online Students
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/cleaning-up-the-front-door-for-frcc-online-students/
Front Range Community College Online Student Success Team

3) Embedded Office Hours
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/embedded-office-hours/
Regis University ID & T

4) Mursion
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/mursion/
University of Northern Colorado

5) Project Outbreak
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/project-outbreak/
CCCOnline and Front Range Community College

6) Solve the Puzzle of Open Assessment: Escape (the Room) with Information and Technology Literacy (ITL) and Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/escape-room/
Front Range Community College SLO Outcome Mentors

This is a new team focused award for the eLearning Consortium of Colorado. The purpose of this award it to recognize the many initiatives, projects, and programs that support best practices, creative solutions, innovation and transformational change in eLearning and the groups that make them possible. The award reflects the complex environment of eLearning and the collaborative nature of our member organizations.

The eLearning Technologies Award recognizes staff, faculty and administrator teams engaged in communicating and sharing out exceptional experiences or projects. The team project may consist of a single instance or a broader implementation of learning technologies.

The term ‘learning technologies’ can also be interpreted widely to include all forms of online content, and may incorporate such things as synchronous learning, use of social media, or mobile technologies. The project may identify with teaching, professional development, academic technology or some combination thereof.

You can also vote using the Ballot below: