2017 Conference Proposals Now Being Accepted!

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Greetings colleagues. On behalf on eLCC and the conference planning committee, we are pleased to announce the 28th Annual eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference set for April 12-14, 2017 at the Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO. This year’s theme reflects the dynamic world we live in which impacts our lives and those of our students.

Makers, Movers and Methods, Teaching for and Understanding Change provides an opportunity for you and others on your campus to showcase the great ideas developed by you, and by your students to deal with and understand change. The conference will also feature some new activities including a trend setter showcase, flash sessions, methods and discussion roundtables.

Submit proposals, register for the conference, and keep abreast of the conference latest developments at the eLCC website. Click on the event link and then conference to submit proposals, secure your hotel room at discounted rates including before and after rates, and obtain registration/cost information. Spread the word to your colleagues and tout the great work you and your students are doing. Deadline to submit proposals is December 16, 2016  and hotel room block release date is March 17, 2017.

Kim

eLCC Awards Now Open for Nominations

eLCC and the Awards and Recognition are extremely pleased to announce
that the eLCC awards for 2016-2017 are now open!

The nomination period will run from December 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017.

The individual awards are
1) eLCC eLearning Educator http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/elcc-educator-award-nomination/

2) eLCC eLearning Advocate http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/elcc-support-award-nomination/

We are also introducing a new award, the eLCC Learning Technologies Team Award. http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/elcc-learning-technologies-team-award/

eLCC Learning Technologies Team Award is a People’s Choice award where eLCC members will vote from Friday April 7, 2017 until a minute before midnight on Wednesday April 12, 2017. The winning team will be announced at the luncheon at the eLCC annual conference on Thursday April 13, 2017. This award gives you and your team a chance to highlight the great projects and great work you have been doing in 2016.

What Tech Are You Thankful For?

Happy Thanksgiving Week eLCC members!

In celebration of the holiday seasons, the Awards & Recognition Committee is rolling out our first Tech to Be Thankful for Poll! This poll asks you crucial questions about what tech and eLearning tools you are thankful for or would like. 😀

Here’s the direct link to the poll http://bit.ly/elccthankful or you can go fill out the embedded survey at the bottom of this post. As you’ll see, the questions are open ended. We’re asking what tech helps you collaborate, innovate, network and problem solve! The technology does not have to be specifically for education. It can be social media, project management and productivity tools, game, mobile app or website. However, we need your nominations and this is your chance to give a big shout out to a technology or tool that has really helped you this year.

We will have the survey open until December 1st. It will be the basis of the best tech of 2016 that eLCC will be compiling in December before we all leave for winter break. Yes it’s almost that time of the year! 😀

Please share with your colleagues, instructors, faculty and students. It is an informal poll just for us to have fun before the holidays.

eLCC Awards and Recognition Committee

Agenda for November 18, 2016 Meeting

Aims Community College

10 am Welcome to Aims Community College

1030 am Ray Brown, Math Faculty will present on “Expanding Your Technology Toolbox: Technology Tools to Assist with Student Engagement.”

1145 am – 12:15 pm  Lunch with presentation by Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Stacey Guney will present on “Building Learning Spaces in Unexpected Places.”

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After the lunch presentation

eLCC business meeting agenda

Here’s the link to notes from the retreat. In this part of the meeting we will be following up on the retreat.

Conference (Kim Larson Cooney)

M­­­­­­­­ission Statement (vote on proposed change)

eLCC brings together Rocky Mountain region Higher Education institutions in the spirit of collaboration, innovation, networking, and problem solving to leverage technology that promotes learning.

Interest Groups

  • Quality of Online Courses – Sherri Lancton
  • Committee Meeting Scheduling for Diversity, Technology Literacy and AR/VR

Awards (Awards Committee)

  • New Group/Team Award (finalize)
  • 2017 Best of EdTech (Poll)

Change in Professional Development Discussion (Kae Novak)

  • Topical PD sourced out to all members
  • Synchronous communication channel or back channel

Communications

  • Committee Meeting Scheduling for Listserv, LinkedIn, Social Media and Website

Institution Report (Everyone)

November 18 eLCC Meeting at Aims Community College

Hello everyone!

Aims Community College is happy to invite you to the Friday,
November 18, 2016 eLCC meeting on our Greeley campus at 5401 W. 20th
Street, Greeley, CO 80634.

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Meeting time is from 10:00 am – 2: 00 pm.

We start the meeting in the Ed Beaty Building, Room 123. (See the attached map of the Greeley campus.) We will walk over to new PE Rec Center (PERC) for a tour and then Horizon Hall for our first of two presentations. (The Weather Gods are predicting 52′ and Sunny next Friday.) 🙂

Parking: You will be coming to the Greeley campus at, 5401 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634. Park in Lot G, on the south side of the Ed Beaty building. aims-greeley-map

Ray Brown, a Math instructor will present on, “Expanding Your Technology Toolbox: Technology Tools to Assist with Student Engagement.” Next, Assistant VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Stacey Guney will present on “Building Learning Spaces in Unexpected Places.” If we have some extra time, we can tour the new PE Rec Center (PERC) on campus.

RSVP: Please email Joanne.Best@aims.edu by Wednesday, 11/16/16 at 5 pm, so we have an accurate count for lunch. Should you have any special dietary needs please include those requests at that time.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

-Cheryl Comstock

EDUCAUSE & The EDUCAUSE Hulk

The annual EDUCAUSE conference is currently taking place in Anaheim, California starting today and running until Friday, October 28, 2016.

The EDUCAUSE Conference https://events.educause.edu/annual-conference/agenda which calls itself the Hulk of EdTech conference has a very fun twitter mascot. He’s the EDUCAUSE HULK. On twitter he’s @educause_hulk. You can follow him and the rest of the EDUCAUSE conference by using the hashtag #edu16.

EdSurge even wrote up a little article on him. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-10-21-how-a-parody-twitter-account-helps-decode-the-hulking-educause-conference-and-what-to-expect-this-year

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You may not be familiar with the organization EDUCAUSE but you actually have a daily work connection to it. The .edu in your email was issued through Educause. Also  EDUCAUSE has offices located in the Rocky Mountain Region, right in Lousiville, Colorado with offices also in Washington D.C.

Since we’d been reviewing mission and vision statements for eLCC, take a look at EDUCAUSE’s trademarked motto which is Uncommon Thinking For Uncommon Good.

Its mission statement is “Educause is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.”

For any most eLCC members you might be most familiar with two of EDUCAUSE’s initiatives which are ECAR and ELI.

Here’s the link to its most recent briefs, reports, case studies and papers.
There is information and date for everyone. This includes instructional designers, educational technologists, LMS coordinators, online instructors, online Deans,
Director of Online Learning and of course all types of academic technology and Higher ED IT people. Go have fun and explore the emerging trends, data and best practices!

EDUCAUSE CENTER FOR ANALYSIS and RESEARCH (ECAR)

Digital Capabilities in Higher Education, 2015

The 2015 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education

The IT Workforce in Higher Education, 2016

Higher Education’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2016

2015 Student and Faculty Technology Research Studies

Analytics in Higher Education, 2015

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ECAR)

7 Things You Should Know About Change Management

7 Things You Should Know About Blockchain

7 Things You Should Know About Affective Computing

7 Things You Should Know About Robot Writers

7 Things You Should Know About Remote Proctoring

 

New Directions in Open Education (Keynote from Friday’s Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium)

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We had a fantastic professional development experience on Friday at Metro State University. Happily, the keynote speaker, Mike Caulfield, published his keynote on this blog, HAPGOOD

Here is the transcript, New Directions in Open Education. The blog post was also picked up Stephen Downes’ OLDaily RSS feed.

Regis University has been out in front blogging about the TLTS highlights on their ID & T Today blog. Here’s the latest post from Nicole Marcisz on her thoughts on the User Experience (UX), Learner Experience (LX) and Usability in the Online Classroom session by Baye Herald and Jennifer Panko.

Also take a look at TLTS2016 highlights by Carl Kinney from Regis University on the
ID&T Today blog.

Look for tweets about the conference using the hashtags #TLTS2016 and #ELCC.

 

Our October monthly meeting will be this Friday October 7

It’s our yearly professional development event and we are partnering with the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium at Metro State University on Auraria Campus.

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eLCC will have a table on the 2nd floor Atrium in the Student Success Building (SSB). So come talk to us about the retreat last Friday and our next steps! If anyone would like to help staff the table please email kae.novak@frontrange.edu.

We are starting to compile the documents and comment cards we collected at the eLCC retreat. This is a start http://bit.ly/elccretreat16docs so please expect more. On the google document, there are links to the survey responses and the comment cards we kept taking during the retreat.

Here’s some of things we accomplished at the retreat:

We looked at our mission statement and we worked on a new proposed mission statement.

The awards committee discussed what we could do for engagement and recognition of our members. We also looked at what type of interest groups we might want to form.

Here is a link to our schedule for the next 12 months. http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/meetings/

If you are interested in helping out

  • Contact Paul if interested in helping with website and curation (if you haven’t already). Paul.Novak@du.edu
  • Contact Kae if interested in communications or creating an academic journal (if you haven’t already). kae.novak@frontrange.edu
  • Contact Katie if interested in “Interest Groups” that includes those already proposed, new ones or if you would like to lead one. katherine.woodmansee@cccs.edu

Annual Retreat on Friday!

Hello Everyone!

We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday.  We even made a video to show you where in the library our meeting is located.

We’re calling it “Find the Door”. https://youtu.be/MBKjZcTYtE0
Look for the sequel “Hold the Door” to follow in early 2017.

The retreat is from 9 am – 3 pm on the Westminster Campus of Front Range Community College. So it is longer than the last eLCC retreat.

The address is 3705 W 112th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031.
Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/pSy5TfUqisz