We have two days until the UnConference. We have been starting to get questions.
So, let’s begin by saying it will be an actual UnConference! An UnConference is a different type of format than a conference. An UnConference has no keynote speakers, no predetermined panels and we’ll decide on the final topics in the morning at 9 am opening. You can use this link to start learning more about how to prepare for an UnConference. We have been collecting ideas and challenges on this padlet.
For other questions like parking, the actual building and the brown bag lunch, we made a FAQ. Please don’t hesitate to email me for any other questions or leave them as comments on the FAQ.
This coming Friday November 17, 2017 at the IDEA Forge on the University of Colorado Boulder campus (across from the UC Law School), we will be holding our first UnConference!
You may be asking what’s an UnConference and why is is being held in the College of Engineering’s Idea Forge?
An UnConference is a different type of format than a conference. An UnConference has no keynote speakers, no predetermined panels and we’ll decide on the final topics in the morning at 9 am session. You can use this link to start learning more about how to prepare for an UnConference.
Here are the initial idea, challenges and tools we’ve collected through our RSVP
The IDEA Forge at the University of Colorado Boulder seems like the ideal because of all the possibilities inherent in that type of open space.. We will be in the Engineering building and have two spaces reserved. We have half the Idea Forge Commons. Engineering students will have the other half. We also have the Project Based Learning Studio.
It’s not too late to join us – just RSVP and we’ll send you more information!
We’re doing an UnConference! Join us on Friday November 17 from 9 am to 3 pm on the University of Colorado’s Idea Forge.
We are collecting input for our annual retreat on September 22, 2017.
Please give us your thoughts and ideas and please feel free to forward this link http://bit.ly/elcc2017survey to any interested colleagues at your institution.
October 12 PitchLX and
October 13 Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium
Faculty and staff are invited to register for the 6th annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium (TLTS) to be held Friday, October 13, 2017, on the Auraria Campus, hosted by the MSU Denver Educational Technology Center. This year’s symposium introduces an exciting new format you won’t want to miss: instead of a traditional session and track-based event which is passive in nature, TLTS 2017 will challenge you to think critically, work collaboratively, and take an active role in shaping the event. In a single day, attendees will collaboratively Discover, Frame, Imagine, Prototype, Engage, and Reflect upon unique solution designs focused through the lens of one of three interest groups: Creativity & Design, Equity & Social Justice, or Leadership & Vision.
Additionally, the ITS Educational Technology Center (ETC) has been cultivating a collaborative network of partnerships in support of Prospective Innovations in Teaching and Learning Xperiences (PitchLX), to breed innovative thinking and cultivate ideas that meet the ever-changing expectations of students.
Open to all higher education professionals, and driven by a live pitch-off event on Thursday October 12, PitchLX will bring together a broad range of participants to deliver pitches for existing or theorized innovative ideas which have the potential to significantly shape the future of teaching and learning with technology (moonshots welcome). Following each pitch, a panel of expert judges will conduct a live Q&A/critique, and award points based on feasibility, creativity, sound pedagogy, and overall delivery. Prizes will be awarded and resources invested, so innovative thinking and preparation are critical and highly encouraged.
Space for both events is limited, so register today!
eLCC will be holding its annual retreat on Friday, September 22 at Front Range Community College in Westminster from 10 am – 3 pm.
The address is 3705 W 112th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031.
Here is a link to the google map. https://goo.gl/maps/pSy5TfUqisz
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.
RSVP here http://bit.ly/elcc2017retreatRSVP or email Kae Novak firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time to nominate the 4 year university co-chair. Please send in your nominations. We’ll take nominations up until August 15, 2017.
It’s also time to start discussing eLCC’s November Professional Development Day. Here’s a form where you send in your suggestions.
We’ll also have that open through August 15, 2017.
We won’t be having a eLCC monthly meeting in August. Our next eLCC will be our yearly retreat in September. So if you’d like to hang out with other eLCC members, your next opportunity will probably be this Wednesday August 9 or Thursday August 10 at the
Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT) at the University of Colorado -Boulder Campus.
Here’s the schedule of events. If you are attending or even better presenting, please let us know. We know already that a number of our members will be doing tech as both Tech Super Heroes on Wednesday and Web Slingers on Thursday in the Idea Forge.
If you want to follow the conference on twitter, the hashtag is #COLTT17.
Feel free to add pictures or 90 second videos you take to the eLCC Flickr group.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Laramie County Community College (LCCC) Center for Teaching Excellence for hosting our July eLCC meeting!
We had 11 Coloradans travel to Cheyenne Wyoming in the middle of Cheyenne Frontiers Days (CFD) during a community pancake breakfast!
We also learned to call it CFD like the locals do!
Along the way, we saw beautiful vistas, cattle, pronghorns, bison and even some camels as we crossed the state border into Wyoming.
The professional development was great! Brandon took us through the decision making
process and design of Daylight for Desire2Learn. He also kindly offered to be available
if anyone has further questions about it. You can contact him at email@example.com
Thanks once again to Brandon Poulliot, Rebecca Reese and Kari Brown-Herbst from the Center for Teaching Excellence at Laramie County Community College!
If you are using the learning management system, Desire2Learn and will be switching to Daylight interfacesoon ( or already have) please join for a livestream at 11 am MT/1 pm ET. If you have switched, we love to hear from you.
We will be livestreaming Laramie County Community College’s research, development, and implementation process for the Daylight aesthetic in D2L, focused on the processes we used to reshape our LMS, how we involved our design team, and the upcoming work as well as what we’ve completed thus far. Hopefully this is helpful for the D2L folks in the group, but we plan to try and make it applicable for any academic technology change management situation. Presenters will be Brandon Poulliot, Rebecca Reese (Senior Instructional Designer), and Kari Brown-Herbst (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence).
We ask for your patience in advance for any tech glitches, connectivity and everything else! Inevitably something will start later than expected.
Here’s the information for online attendace. We will be using the webinar conference system called WebEx. If it is your first time using WebEx, you will want to download it ahead of time.With WebEx make sure to plug in your head set before you download or go into WebEx.
JOIN WEBEX MEETING
Meeting number (access code): 925 605 527 Meeting password: VuTmcTx8
JOIN BY PHONE
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