2017 Conference Proposals Deadline Extended – Feb. 17, 2017

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Proposal deadline extended to February 17th, 2017!

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 February 17th, 2017  and hotel room block release date is March 17, 2017.

Kim

Who Do You Love (Educationally Speaking…of course)?

To celebrate the season, the eLearning Consortium of Colorado is doing another collaborative poll and are asking “Who Do You Love?”  Don’t worry, we are not trying to get personal. Instead we’re asking what’s your favorite educational theory, educational theorist and of course what’s your favorite pedagogy.http://bit.ly/elccwhodoyoulove

If you think we missed anything please go ahead and add it as an option!

We’ll keep this poll open until the end of February – so vote with your heart!!!!!

Awards nominations due March 1st!

Speaking of who do you love – nominate that great Colorado educator, advocate and great learning teams who has been working so hard!!!!!  Nominations open until March 1, 2017

eLCC Learning Technologies Team Award
http://bit.ly/elccteamaward16

eLCC eLearning Educator Award
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/elcc-educator-award-nomination/

eLCC eLearning Advocate of the Year Award
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/elcc-support-award-nomination/

 

Regis University hosts eLCC Monthly Meeting for February 2017!!!!!

eLCC Agenda
Regis University
Friday February 24, 2017

Conference (Kim)

  • Updates
  • Hotel and lodgings
  • Registration options (credit card or direct bill to institution)
  • Technology and call for equipment (Kristin)
  • Keynote speakers
  • New activities

Professional Development (20-30 minutes):

Ed Johnsen (Instructional Technologist, Instructional Design & Technology) and Brian Engel (Director, University Analytics and Reporting) will present “LMS Analytics are only as good as your course design.”

Lunch

Box lunches. Please send RSVPs and dietary-specific requests to lskuba@regis.edu or jgetchell001@regis.edu

Journal

  • We’re picking the name
  • Mission 
  • Reviewers request
  • CFP for eLCC Conference

Interest Groups Report Outs

  • Online Quality Course
  • Diversity
  • Technology Literacy
  • AR/VR

Awards (Awards Committee)

  • Award Nominations Open Until March 1
  • People’s Choice Process – Voting

Institution Report (Everyone)

Discussion on Education and the impact of Fake News and Alternative Facts

Several eLCC members took part in the February 3, 2017, TLT Friday Live group http://www.tltgroup.org/. The topic last week was “Fake News” and “Alternate Facts” Undermine Education: What Can We Do?. Our fellow eLCCers were there discussing algorithms, search engine optimization, and our new Interest Groups’ (Multiculturalism and Technology Literacy) rapid responses to current events.

The TLT Friday Live group consisted of 74 educators gathering on a Zoom meeting and discussing the educational challenges and opportunities associated with Fake News. This session was more online synchronous discussion than webinar. Some of the resources produced from the TLT session are:

Info Lit Resources

Evaluating News

Fake News Lib Guide

Tech & Info Lit Resources

Fake New and Alternative Facts – A Work in Progress

TLT Fake News Full Brainstorming Record

Based on the large turnout and great discussions, The TLT Friday Live group is offering a second session Fake News and Alternate Facts: Part II on Friday February 10, 2017 at noon MT.

To register go to http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/fridaylive  “Fake News, Facts, Education, Government …and Truth” Part 2

Friday, February 10 will also be a banner day for eLCC’s Technology Literacy Interest Group.

The Technology Literacy Special Interest Group will be collaborating with the ISTE Games and Sims Network for a Rapid Response Hangout on Game Prompts for Classroom Discussion of Fake News and Alt Facts from an information and technology literacy lens. This live event will happen at 6 pm MT. The hangout is at http://bit.ly/feb11gbl. If you arrive early, the padlet http://bit.ly/2gsnfeb11 will be moderated 30 minutes prior to the hangout for any of your questions and comments and during the hangout, the moderators will share your questions with the discussants to allow for live interaction.

 

Multiculturalism Group Hangout on Friday February 3

Hello Everyone,

As part of that rapid response to current events that we discussed, the eLCC Multiculturalism Interest Group is collaborating on a Google Hangout http://bit.ly/feb3gbl Friday February 3 at 6 pm MT on interactive fiction and games on the immigrant and refugee experience. We will be reviewing and discussing:

Japanese Internment Interactive Fiction
The Migrant Interactive Fiction
Papers Please discussion

Click on the link http://bit.ly/feb3gbl and come early, there will be a padlet opened for your questions and comments.

If you’d like to be one of the discussants or know someone who would like to be discussant and actually on the Hangout, please email me at kae.novak@frontrange.edu

Please share a link to this post out!

January 27 Meeting

Quick Notes from eLCC 1/27/17 at Arapahoe Community College

CONFERENCE
Today (January 30, 2017) is the deadline for the eLCC conference proposals! You can submit your proposal by going to this link http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/elcc-conference-proposal-submit-form/

M­­­­­­­­ISSON STATEMENT Voting Results – New Mission Statement Passed!!!!!!
eLCC brings together Rocky Mountain Region Higher Education institutions in the spirit of collaboration, innovation, networking, and problem solving to leverage technology that promotes meaningful learning.

February eLCC Poll
WHO DO YOU LOVE?
To celebrate the season, we at eLCC are asking “Who Do You Love?”
Don’t worry, we are not trying to get personal. Instead we’re asking what’s your favorite educational theory, educational theorist and of course what’s your favorite pedagogy.
If you think we missed anything, please go ahead and add it as an option!
http://bit.ly/elccwhodoyoulove

AWARDS
3 eLCC Awards – Due March 1st
eLearning Educator Award
eLearning Advocate Award

New Award – Learning Technology Team
This is a new team focused award whose purpose is to recognize the many initiatives, projects, and programs that support innovation and transformational change in eLearning and the groups that make them possible. SELF NOMINATIONS are encouraged.
Please feel free to share the link with your colleagues! http://bit.ly/elccteamaward16

COMMUNICATIONS
Katie just created a LinkedIn group for us. Go ahead and login to your LinkedIn account and request membership. Then please start posting and populating! https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12028918

Website http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/
(Jinnie Chieppo from CCCOnline is looking at other design and features for us!!!!!)

Twitter @eLCColorado https://twitter.com/elccolorado – please follow us!

Listserv elearningcolorado@yahoogroups.com
If you have someone at your organization who isn’t a member,  just have them send an email to eLearningColorado-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

eLCC has its own flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/elcccolorado/
Please join and also add pictures you took – especially of the banana keyboards from the PD at ACC.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

We have four (4) special interest groups! Each of these groups would love more people who want to help actively organize, as they are all new and just forming now.

Quality in Online Learning – contact Sherri Lancton (UNC) at Sherri.Lancton@unco.edu The subject area of this group includes but is not limited to Quality Matters. It is looking at all indicators of quality online learning especially from organizations that have created their own. Might you have your own course quality guidelines that you’d like to share?

Technology Literacy – contact Chris Luchs at christopher.luchs@frontrange.edu
Look for a collaboration and book reading from Thomas Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.

Multiculturalism, Equity and Technology – contact Katie Woodmansee (CCCS) at katherine.woodmansee@cccs.edu The purpose of this group is to provide educational strategies and opportunities for multiculturalism that leverage technology and also engage educators and students to be active citizens in an increasingly digital participatory culture. This will include producing a monthly activity that educators can use in their classroom and “rapid response” tools and information based on current events. The first “rapid response” will be Friday February 3 at 6pm. eLCC Multiculturalism will collaborating with ISTE on Games and Multiculturism Hangout. Join it live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssdmV5TYuHw

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) – we have an email arvrelcc@gmail.com a few different people will be checking this. Robin Weber (UNC) will be heading up this group with a little help from her friends and colleagues.This group even has started its own Flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/arvr/ and blog https://elccarvr.wordpress.com/.

JOURNAL
We are looking for input on names, style and format.
Please go to http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/journal/
Email kae.novak@frontrange.edu with thoughts, comments or if you would like to help out!

 

eLCC 2017 Conference Keynote Speaker – Dr. Barbara Truman

We are excited to announce our first keynote speaker for the 2017 conference – April 12 – 14 at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Dr. Barbara Truman

btruman@ist.ucf.edu

@barbaratruman

Barbara Truman is a Strategic Advisor for Immersive Learning & Collaboration in the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training in Orlando, Florida. Barbara serves as a researcher, educator, social activist, and community builder whose background is in Instructional Systems Design, Human Performance Technology, and Computer Science-Emerging Media. At UCF, Barbara was a faculty administrator who founded an award-winning department responsible for creating UCF’s online programs involving faculty development, multimedia production, and web services.

Barbara currently serves as the Community Manager for the Army’s Military Open Simulation Enterprise Strategy (MOSES), a program researching means to incorporate open source, immersive learning and training into mainstream enterprises including education. Barbara also serves as an advisor to The Air University’s Integrated Learning Environment and has co-authored the book, Integrating an Awareness of Selfhood and Society into Virtual Learning. Barbara’s primary research focuses on identity development and collaboration using immersive environments and avatars across academic disciplines and domains of education, government, military, and industry to increase accessibility and inclusiveness.

January 27th eLCC Meeting at Arapahoe Community College!

Arapahoe Community College
Main Building – Half Moon Room

Please RSVP by Tuesday January 24, 2017 to Kim Larson Cooney at kim.larson-cooney@arapahoe.edu if you are attending.

Picture by Jeffrey Beall Flickr Attribution-No Derivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)

eLCC Agenda 1/27/17

10 AM

Conference (Kim and conference committee )

M­­­­­­­­ission Statement Vote Results

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. For more information please go here  http://bit.ly/2j9TGo0 We have asked that all institution representatives vote by Wednesday, January 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm MT.

Institution Report (Everyone)
Anything not covered may be moved to after lunch.

11 AM

Professional Development: Charles Haarhues, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, Music Audio Technology
Because of Technology, the music and recording industries have undergone a revolution
over the last 20 years. It is a revolution that music education has only
recently begun to recognize. Arapahoe Community College, being a leader in
higher education, created its innovative Music Audio Technology program in
order to train students for the music industry of the future. The program fuses
the arts with STEM and focuses on computer music software, audio production,
live audio engineering, and music business.

Noon Lunch

After Lunch

Awards(Awards Committee) May Go Before Lunch if we have time

  • Badges for Nominees and Winners
  • 3 Different Awards
  • 2017 Who Do You Love? (February Poll)

Interest Groups (Group Leaders)

  • Online Quality Course
  • Diversity
  • Technology Literacy
  • AR/VR

Communications (Kae)

  • Twitter
  • Flickr
  • LinkedIn

Journal may go over time (Kae)

Voting for eLCC’s Proposed Mission Statement

Hello Everyone,

We sent out proposed mission statement for a vote to the primary representative of each member institution today. Here’s our member institution list and the primary representative is listed first. So let your representative know what you want!

We are requesting all votes be in by Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm MT.

eLCC’s Proposed Mission Statement

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

If you would like to review the process we went through at the eLCC Retreat on September 30, 2016,  here’s the Mission and Vision Statement currently on the website.

Mission Statement Review

  • Posted current statement from website.
  • Historical perspective provided – Colorado Telecoop was initially founded as a cooperative to reduce costs on technology and materials as well as to hold a forum for members regarding best practices in distance learning.
  • Reviewed Mission Statements from other organizations that are related to the eLCC mission to generate ideas. Some organizations reviewed were ISTE, EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan C), USDLA, WCET, Association for Advancement of Computing in Education, Association for Educational Technology in Education, Australian Open Council of eLearning, eLearning Guild, ThinkingCap.com, Association for Learning Technology, and NUTN.
  • Threads in the statements included, but were not limited to: advocacy, learning, and students. Some had a strong intention to connect educators with vendors.

Slides of other elearning organizations reviews at the retreat http://bit.ly/elccretreat16slides

Link to bulleted eLCC notes from the transcript and a link to full eLCC transcript

If you’re catching up on some of these things, you can take a look at the eLCC retreat (agenda, information from all the comment cards and minutes included), that we held at the end of September. If you have any questions just email Kae Novak (kae.novak@frontrange.edu) and I’ll call, Skype, Hangout and catch you through whatever mode you prefer.

Thank you,

Your eLCC Officers
Kim Larson-Cooney, Paul Novak and Kae Novak

Anyone watching for the new tech coming out of CES 2017 this week?

Happy New Year Everyone!

Every new year starts out with the largest tech conference you may have never heard of! Last year 177, 393 people from around the world descended on Las Vegas not to play with slot machines but for the largest annual consumer electronics show there is. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) focuses on 20 different categories of consumer electronics products. Think about it, how many of them are we using at our colleges? or how many of them we wish we were using?

Whoa Defined – CES Conference Promotional Video

3D Printing                                                                                          Internet services
Accessories                                                                                        Online media
Audio                                                                                                    Robotics
Communications/infrastructure                                                          Sensors
Computer hardware/software/services                                              Smart home
Content creation & distribution                                                           Startups
Digital imaging/photography                                                               Vehicle Technology
Electronic gaming                                                                              Video
Fitness and sports                                                                             Wearables
Health and biotech                                                                             Wireless devices

The 2017 CES Conference  is a like a preview of what is possible. Want to learn about the newest products and trends but aren’t going to be able to get to Las Vegas this week?

Livestream, social media and lots and lots of digital articles can help fill you in. The hashtag for the conference is #CES2017. It is exploding over twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Also just google #CES2017 or CES 2017 and you can see all the articles continually popping up.

This conference runs from January 4 – 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada and CES will have several livestreams http://www.ces.tech/Events-Programs/Live-Streamed-Events and you can follow the conference at its hashtag #CES2017. The twitter feed is going fast and furious right now.

January 4
Research Summit http://www.ces.tech/Events-Programs/Live-Streamed-Events/Research-Summit-Live-Stream.aspx

Top Three Topics:

CES 2017 trends and IoT
Smart cities and the connected home
Artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR)

January 5 – 7
Innovation Policy Summit http://www.ces.tech/Events-Programs/Live-Streamed-Events/Innovation-Policy-Live-Stream.aspx

Check out the livestream page for additional Keynotes, Book Discussion even CES award.

The Verge will also be airing The Vergecast  Live on Twitter start at 730 pm Et running it through Friday January 6th. http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/2/14009150/ces-2017-live-show-stream-vergecast-twitter-day-1 and you can subscribe to @verge on twitter to get notified when it goes live.

CES also highlights several authors who have written books on tech and also entertainment for anyone who prefers print or let’s be honest the convenience of immediately getting something through Kindle.

Here’s the link to CES’ Gary’s Book Club https://www.ces.tech/Events-Programs/Garys-Book-Club including

The Tetris Effect: The Game That Hypnotized the World
Dan Ackerman

Non-Obvious: How To Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict the Future
Rohit Bhargava

EVERYDATA: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day
John Johnson

Sweat Equity: Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body
Jason Kelly

Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane
Brett King

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of the Entertainment
Michael Smith

The Great Disruption: Competing and Surviving in the Second Wave of the Industrial Revolution
Rick Smith

The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe is Tomorrow’ Mainstream
Amy Webb

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays and End of Year Wrap-up

As we are wrapping up 2016, we’d like to wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday and winter break! Please mark your calendar! The next eLCC meeting will be on Friday, January 27, at Arapahoe Community College.

eLCC CONFERENCE

The deadline for submissions for the eLCC Conference has been extended until Monday January 30, 2017. Start looking for those way-cooooool socks. (If “way cool socks” is an unfamiliar phrase for you, please contact Kim Larson-Cooney from ACC to explain).

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

The awards are now open too! We have 3 awards:
1) eLCC eLearning Educator Award

2) eLCC eLearning Advocate of the Year Award

3) eLearning Learning Technologies Team Award – which is a new People’s Choice Award
We’ll do a vote on this during the eLCC conference!

Nicole Marcisz (Regis U) has developed nomination and award badges for us! So anyone nominated will get a digital image they can add to their LinkedIn, website or wherever they want.

The Awards and Recognition Committee sent out the Tech 2 Be Thankful for Survey last month. 34 people participated in our unscientific poll! You can look at the results 3 ways – spreadsheeted responses, the wordles in the slides or read the full blog post with a list of what they think the cooler new tools are.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

We have four (4) new special interest groups! Each of these group would love more people who want to help actively organize as they are all new and just forming now.

Quality in Online Learning – contact Sherri Lancton (UNC) at Sherri.Lancton@unco.edu The subject area of this group includes but is not limited to Quality Matters. It is looking at all indicators of quality online learning especially from organizations that have created their own. Might you have your own course quality guidelines that you’d like to share? Do you have an online course that you would like to be part of a showcase during the eLCC conference? Let Sherri know.

Technology Literacy – contact Chris Luchs at christopher.luchs@frontrange.edu
Right now the group is working on a handout for twitter – yes twitter! While there has been instructional resistance to allowing students to cite twitter – what are you going to do when it might be the preferred communication tool for POTUS? The group is also looking at the definition of technology literacy, since there is no definitive version and may go through the process of coming up with an eLCC definition of technology literacy. Also group members are reading Thomas Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations to see if this would be good for an online book club this Spring or Summer. Look for this group to come up with articles, handouts and maybe even some blogging on what technology literacy means for us now.

Multiculturalism, Equity and Technology – contact Katie Woodmansee (CCCS) at katherine.woodmansee@cccs.edu The purpose of this group is to provide educational strategies and opportunities for multiculturalism that leverage technology and also engage educators and students to be active citizens in an increasingly digital participatory culture. This will include producing a monthly activity that educators can use in their classroom and “rapid response” tools and information based on current events.

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) – we have an email arvrelcc@gmail.com  and a few different people will be checking this. Robin Weber (UNC) will be heading up this group with a little help from her friends and colleagues.  This group started out of a conversation between eLCCies or eLCCer at COLTT or WCET, not sure which. This group even has started its own Flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/arvr/ and blog https://elccarvr.wordpress.com/.

Academic Journal – We’re also looking for help with starting our journal, please contact Kae Novak kae.novak@frontrange.edu. Consider this a working group whose purpose is to actively move forward. Right now we are reviewing other online journals looking at what features and attributes we would want in an online open access journal. If looking at online journals, sharing what you’ve found and discussing it with a bunch of colleagues is what you like doing – please join us!

COMMUNICATIONS

Here’s our current communication channels:

Listserv elearningcolorado@yahoogroups.com
If you have someone at your organization who isn’t a member,  just have them send an email to eLearningColorado-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Website http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/
(Jinnie Chieppo from CCCS special projects is looking at other design and features for us!!!!!)

Twitter @eLCColorado https://twitter.com/elccolorado – please follow us!

eLCC has its own flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/elcccolorado/
Please join and also add pictures you have, we could especially use any tech or snowy mountain pictures.

While you are joining the eLCC flickr, please also join the AR/VR flickr too. Pics of people in VR gear and any screenshots from your mobile AR apps would be most appreciated. https://www.flickr.com/groups/arvr/

WRAPPING UP THE YEAR

If you’re catching up on some of these things, you can take a look at the eLCC retreat (agenda, information from all the comment cards and minutes included), that we held at the end of September. Just email Kae Novak (kae.novak@frontrange.edu) and I’ll call, Skype, Hangout and catch you up if you prefer. For a quick recap, here’s what people what to change – website, monthly meeting format/PD. We wanted to have our mission statement reflect our core values. We will be using special interest groups to go a bit further in depth than we can in monthly meetings.

Happy holidays to you and your family!!!

snowman