eLCC Conference Hotel and Registration Information

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The 2016 conference is held April 13 – 15 in Breckenridge, CO.  To book a hotel room at conference rates, click  http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/conference-hotel/

Registration now live!  click http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/conference-registration/

Conference pricing the same as last year

Registration Fees eLCC Member Non-Member
Early Registration Discount – through March 15th (all three days – includes most meals) $250 $300
Full Conference Registration – after March 15th (all three days – includes most meals $300 $350
One Day Registration ONLY $150 $175

U of Denver UnConference and Tech Fair February 9, 2016

eLCC Member Institutions

The University of Denver is hosting a Teaching & Learning week and as part of the week’s events we will be hosting an Unconference and Technology Fair on Tuesday, February 9, that is also open to faculty and staff from our local colleges and universities.  Events will be going on from 9-3:00.  If you were at the meeting last week, you may have received a flyer about this event and this is just a follow-up.

Please share this information with colleagues at your school who may be interested in attending this event.  Here is a link to the website and I’ve also attached an updated flyer.

http://otl.du.edu/our-programs/conferences/

The address is: 2150 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO and the building is: Anderson Academic Commons

I hope to see  you then!

Kathy Keairns Director of Web-Based Learning
Office of Teaching & Learning
303.871.4156

Meeting Friday, January 22nd, 2016 – Regis University 10am – 2pm

Regis University is looking forward to hosting the January 2016 eLCC monthly meeting. We’ve put in a special request for warm, sunny weather for your brief stay so we hope you can attend.

Stuff to know:

When: Friday, January 22nd, 10-2 pm

Where: Regis University Mountain View Room in the northwest corner of St. Peter Claver Hall at our Northwest Denver (Lowell) campus.
• Downloadable map available at
o http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/Campus-Locations/North-Denver.aspx
• St. Peter Claver Hall is located on the west side of campus just north of the Chapel. Mountain View Room has its own entrance on the northwest corner of the building and is easily accessible from Lower Lot 4.
• As an added bonus (), you now get to pay for parking. Park anywhere on campus and look for the Parking kiosk. Parking is $5. Kiosks accept cash or credit cards.

Parking:
• Option 1: Park in Lower Lot 4 and walk to the main entrance of Mountain View Room.
• Park in any of the other lots and take a leisurely stroll across campus to St. Peter Claver Hall. Exterior entrance to Mountain View Room is on the northwest corner of the building.
• Park in any of the other lots and take the Campus Shuttle. The driver will drop you off at the Mountain View Room main entrance.
• Again, look for the Parking kiosk and pay the $5 parking fee (cash or credit cards accepted).

Lunch: Box lunches provided if you RSVP to lskuba@regis.edu by January 15th. We’ll do our best to accommodate special dietary requests, if specified.

Professional development: Both Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak declined our invitation. Still waiting to hear from Kim Jong Un on a virtual walkthrough of North Korea’s new science and technology center (yes, Kathy, I’m joking). Also presenting are some of our Teaching and Learning with Technology award winning faculty discussing their technology projects. More information on the TLTM program at http://idt.regis.edu/website/resources/tltm.html

General questions: Jeff Getchell, jgetchell001@regis.edu, 303-964-5429

Hope to see you on the 22nd ! –Jeff

Meeting Friday, November 20th at UNC 10am-2pm

I hope you enjoyed the small blast of winter today.  Here is some information about our upcoming meeting at UNC.  Along with other eLCC business on Friday, here is some import and exciting information about our meeting that day!

Location and contact: Candelaria Hall, room 1375, UNC, Greeley. RSVP to Berniece Mitchell of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at cetl@unco.edu (970-351-2885). Contact her ASAP to get a parking pass sent.

Description of our presentations (40 minutes for the first one, 20 for the second):

Responsive Design 101

Responsive design is an approach to web design that allows pages to respond to the size of the user’s device (cell phones, tablets, TV’s, and smart watches). Responsive design requires a new way of thinking about the user interface, not to mention the coding behind the scenes. This session is an explanation of the basics of responsive design. You’ll leave understanding the common terms and why modern web pages look the way they do. And just a touch of what happens behind the scenes, no web developer Ph.D’s required.

Our speaker is Ronna Johnston, Director of Web Communications, who is coordinating the project to move all UNC sites to a content management system, new design, and new navigation structure.

Web conferencing through Microsoft 365

“Skype for Business” or “Lync,” is the Microsoft web conferencing tool that UNC is utilizing and that, in many cases, is overriding the current “Collaborate” associated with BlackBoard. We will demonstrate its usefulness and how it was adopted at UNC.

Our speaker is Robin Weber, Instructional Designer for the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

A 3-D printer will be on display (but not functioning) and Robin Weber can answer questions about 3-D printing.


eLCC Survey Review (30 minutes?). With the efforts of David Kendrick, Jeff Getchell, and Cheryl Comstock, the eLCC survey to the membership has been reproduced and will be presented by David and Educational Technology PhD student, Haya Albaqami, who has loaded the survey into the Qualtrics online survey tool.


During lunch, student’s from David’s UNC Ed Tech course would like to sit with their designated interviewees, some members of eLCC, to complete their interview assignment. They are all international students from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and five student scholars from the PhD Ed Tech program at Kasetsart University in Thailand. Feel free to converse with them.

MSU Denver Professional Development

Hello eLearning Consortium of Colorado
The MSU Denver Professional Development – eLCC opportunity is this week October 22-23.  There is still an opportunity to register for Friday’s presentations if you have not already. The Thursday pre-conference activities are full.
If you are interested in attending on Friday October 23, there is no charge to attendees from eLCC member schools.

You do not have to attend both days. Again, registration is still open.
http://www.msudenver.edu/tlts/attendeeregistration/

The event is held at the Metropolitan State University of Denver on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver.

Annual Retreat September 25th

The eLearning Consortium of Colorado is holding its annual planning retreat on Friday September 25th at the Penrose House in Colorado Springs. Directions and an agenda are coming soon.

It is important, however to get an RSVP from attendees soon in order to ensure appropriate space accommodations and food orders.  With your RSVP please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions by 12 noon on or before September 18, 2015.

Please respond to Paul Novak at Paul.Novak@du.edu

Hope to see you there!