eLCC Conference Program – 2016

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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 https://guidebook.com/getit/Type 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: http://guidebook.com/guide/5428. 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

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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

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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/

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.

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.