Back to School and a Survey

Hello Everyone!

It’s back to school time….for the students and yes,  a new academic year for all of us! We’re also getting ready for the eLCC Retreat and would appreciate your help! After talking with many eLCC members at the last monthly meeting and individually, the Co-Chairs have created this survey to provide everyone an opportunity to share feedback that we can include in our strategic planning efforts.

Please feel free to attend and share your thoughts as we plan for the new academic year.

Thank you for your time and we are eagerly anticipating your responses. Please forward this link  to any interested colleagues at your institution.

If you’d like to chat about any of the questions or any other ideas, please let me know. I’d really like to try out Google Duo with someone!


Kae Novak

Next Meeting and eLCC Retreat

eLCC will be holding its annual retreat on Friday, September 30 at Front Range Community College in Westminster from 9 am – 3 pm.

The address is 3705 W 112th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031.
Here is a link to the google map.

The retreat will be held in the upper level of the College Hill Library in Room L211. Parking is free and you can park anywhere in the FRCC parking lots.


Please go to the library entrance on the second floor as the first floor entrance will be closed at the beginning of the retreat.
RSVP here or email Kae Novak


Meeting – July 22 MSU Denver 10am – 2pm

Hello eLCC members,

The Metropolitan State University of Denver is excited to host the July eLCC meeting which is scheduled for Friday, July 22nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Please RSVP by replying to Darlene at if you plan to attend the meeting.  The meeting will be held in Tivoli Student Union in the Tivoli Tower Adirondacks 440/540, floor 4. Click on the link below for directions and parking information.

900 Aurora Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Carpooling and public transportation is encouraged because unfortunately, there is no free parking on the Auraria campus.

Excited to see everyone!


Meeting – June 24 – Colorado Mountain College Leadville

I am excited to welcome you to the CMC Leadville Campus. We have a unique day planned!

Please RSVP to Patti at by Tuesday, June 21, for lunch count. Our Campus address, map, and driving directions can be accessed from
Meeting will be in room 201 of the New Discovery Academic Center (L-shaped building northeast corner of campus)

CMC will be hosting lunch at BBQ Days ( downtown and our professional development will be a tour of the mining district with information about mining reclamation and other interesting activities of CMC’s Natural Resource Management program.

Since our CMC professional development and lunch will be the second half of our meeting, eLCC normal agenda will be conducted in the morning.

I can’t wait to see everyone in Leadville, the highest college campus in the nation!

Karen Kaemmerling

eLCC Conference Program – 2016

Here is a PDF version of the 2016 Conference Program  eLCC2016_program_LowRes

Conference Photos

Access the conference program online through Guidebook beginning April 8! Go to in your phone number. Click to have the download link sent to you as a text OR go to your app store and search for Guidebook to download it.

  • Open the app and register (minimal information required).
  • Select “Download your first guide.”
  • Click “Redeem.”
  • Enter eLCC2016 (case sensitive) in the “Enter Code” area and click “Redeem.”

It can also be reached on a computer at: Passphrase is elcc2016

There may be adjustments to the program due to last minute changes which will be announced at the conference.

Also, if you are on Twitter please follow! “Elccolorado” @elccolorado – Use #16elcc to post links to presentations or pictures from the conference!

eLCC Conference Keynote Presenters

The 2016 Keynote Presenters are:

Wednesday, April 13
ZvacekSusan M. Zvacek, PhD, Associate Provost for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Denver
Short Bio:
Susan Zvacek is Associate Provost for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Denver, where she oversees the Office of Teaching and Learning and works closely with academic divisions, support centers, and administrative offices. Her background in educational technology helps her to provide leadership in the areas of technology adoption and implementation, while ensuring that teaching and learning remain the focus of these decisions. Dr. Zvacek has worked in higher education as a faculty member, dissertation advisor, and administrator and her publications are in the areas of distance education, instructional design, and faculty development.
Dr. Zvacek was a Fulbright Scholar at Charles University in Prague and a Fulbright Specialist appointed to the University of Porto (Portugal). Susan is co-author of Teaching and Learning at a Distance (now in its 6th edition) and Blackboard for Dummies. She has been a keynote speaker and workshop leader at conferences in the UK, Austria, Slovakia, Costa Rica, Germany, Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Portugal, and the United States.

Title and Description: Spurious Claims and Zombie Factoids: What’s the Big Deal?

Isn’t it a shame that humans only use 10% of their brain? Just think what you’d be capable of if you could put more of those lazy synapses to work! Reality check: You’re already using close to 100% of your brain every day without even trying. The bad news, however, is that myths like this one will continue to rise from the dead if we’re not vigilant about putting them to rest. Let’s explore how educators can actively challenge questionable notions and why it matters in the long run. (Pitchforks not required.)


Thursday, April 14, 2016
AndersGronstedt Pic.2016Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D., President, The Gronstedt Group, Inc.
Short Bio:
Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D. is the president of Colorado-based Gronstedt Group, which helps global companies like Microsoft, Google, Intuit, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, United Healthcare, Dell, Avaya, American Eagle Outfitters, Kimberly-Clark, and government clients like the U.S. Department of Transportation and the City of New York improve performance with innovative learning approaches, including next-generation digital simulations, gaming, transmedia storytelling, immersive 3D virtual worlds, and virtual and augmented reality. He is a former faculty member of the CU Boulder School of Journalism and his articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

Title and Description: The Future Of Elearning: Gamification, Online Video And Virtual Reality

How do you develop a new generation of learners that has spent more time with video games than in school? How do you leverage the explosion of screens and devices to change behavior among learners of all generations? Explore how leading Fortune 50 companies and governments are using new technologies to create breakthrough performance:

• Sales skills taught in a spy-themed game with live-action video
• Cyber security skills taught with a tower defense-style game
• Business skills are taught in a 3D immersive environment
• Technical skills taught with virtual and augmented reality

Learn how serious games, podcasts, simulations, short-form videos, 3D immersive experiences, mobile, and virtual reality are poised to forever change the way adults learn and organizations teach.

eLCC Conference Hotel and Registration Information

The 2016 conference is held April 13 – 15 in Breckenridge, CO.  To book a hotel room at conference rates, click

Registration now live!  click

Tentative Schedule for the conference. click 27th Annual eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference

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.

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

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
• 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.

• 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 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

General questions: Jeff Getchell,, 303-964-5429

Hope to see you on the 22nd ! –Jeff