June eLCC meeting with LCCC!

Laramie County Community College is excited to host the June 2018 eLCC meeting up here in Cheyenne, WY!

Please feel free to arrive by 8:30 AM if you want to head up early. Coffee and pastries will be provided prior to the meeting start. The address is: 1400 College Dr. If you are physically attending, please RSVP for lunch by 6/13 at noon, noting any dietary restrictions. If you wish to attend virtually, please RSVP (to let Brandon know that you’re going to be a virtual attendee) and he will share out a link to a Zoom meeting prior to 6/15.

Easiest directions are to get on I-25 North and follow it out of Colorado. Take Exit 7 once in Wyoming and take a right off the highway onto College Dr. Follow College Dr. for several miles. Once you’ve passed South Greeley Highway (US 85), look for an entrance to LCCC on the left (J.O. Reed Loop) and follow that around the campus to the right. There are two lots adjacent to the Pathfinder building, neither require a permit. See the map above for more clarity. If you are headed up US 85, go north take a right on College Dr. once you get into Cheyenne (should be the second light) and the last bit of instructions are the same.

The PD is from a faculty member on LCCC’s Virtual Cadaver. The presenter is Josh Schmerge, and his plan is to provide a tech demo/training on the platform, provide his experience with benefits to his instruction, and then offer for participants to try out the virtual cadaver. There will be folks attempting to share this PD opportunity via Google Hangout for anybody attending remotely.

Thank you to CSU!

We would like to say a big thank you to CSU for inviting us to their Rams’ football stadium for our May 2018 meeting! Thank you Greg and Al! The views were fabulous! We started with VIP view above and then moved into a room that gave us a view of the foothills and the practice stadium. There are more pictures up on our flickr site. Please add yours.

The session then continued with a welcome from Gwen Gorzelsky, the Executive Director of the The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and three session on Learning Analytics, a session on using narratives and instructional designers for Academic Integrity and the CSU eText Initiative. We also learned about CSU’s pilot project on quality assurance.

To read more about the meeting and also share anything we missed please go to our Meeting Crowd Sourced google document.

 

May eLCC Meeting @ CSU!

Announcement:

CSU is looking forward to hosting the May monthly meeting of the eLearning Consortium. Here are the details regarding the meeting. Many of you have already indicated your interesting in joining us on May 18. If you have not done so already please RSVP by Tuesday, May 15 to gregory.wells@colostate.edu

The meeting will be held at the new CSU football stadium (on campus). We will meet in Room 6053, which is on the sixth floor. You will enter the football stadium on the west side and enter the Premium Section (it is marked). The entrance is directly across from the outdoor practice field. The elevator will be to your left when you enter. Room 6053 will be down the hall on the right side. There will be WiFi available.

Directions and Parking:

http://ptsdata.colostate.edu/maps/mapside.pdf

Yes, it is road construction season again in Fort Collins. Yahoo! My current recommendation is to take I-25 to the Prospect Exit. Head west on Prospect. After crossing College Avenue (major intersection) continue heading west until you get to Center Avenue. Turn right on Center Avenue and you can park in the Lake Street Parking Garage. The parking garage will be on your right. You can also pass the garage and take a left on Lake Street. There may be some street parking available. No guarantees. From the garage you will have about a five minute walk to the stadium.

Agenda:

I (Greg) will be at the stadium early and happy to welcome people who want to arrive early.

9:30-10:00am Networking, coffee, juice, & bagels
10:00-12:00pm Presentations – topics include: Academic Integrity, OER and eTexts, and Analytics. These will be short presentations, but depending on questions we may carry over into lunch.
12:00-1:00pm Lunch and networking
1:00-2:00pm eLearning Business

2018 eLCC Conference – Presenter Materials

Hello eLCC members! Please enjoy the following presenter materials from the recent 2018 eLCC conference.

Zoom into the REALS Room, Sally Cordrey and John Ferraro, Regis University

Experience this newly-equipped interactive classroom virtually through Zoom, a video conferencing tool. We will see the features of the REALS (Regis Engaging and Adaptive Learning Space) classroom at Regis University. Features include portable furniture, interactive touch screen display monitor, camera, and mics. This room is completely ADA compliant.

Sally presented at the conference while John was standing by in the REALS classroom at Regis. Sally introduced the REALS concept and showed a few photos of the room. Then Sally linked into Zoom and John took over to showcase the room. Sally then facilitated questions and answers between the participants and John.

REALSRoom_eLCC

KEYNOTE: Is it just me? Sharing thoughts about the profession, Brent Wilson

Link to presentation

Are they really faculty? Issues of Equity and Career Support for Online Instructors, Brent Wilson

Link to presentation

Teaching and Learning with Technology Micro-Grants, Doug Emmerich, Regis University

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Learning Ethics with the Game, Fallout Shelter, Sherry Jones

Link to animated version

eLCC Announcements

eLCC Announcements for April 20, 2018

NEXT eLCC Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Friday May 18 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

The meeting will be held in their new football stadium! Greg Welles sent out an earlier notice and asked for us to RSVP by 4/20 (today). So if you haven’t RSVPed yet, please do so! Email Greg at gregory.wells@colostate.edu

Instructional Technology Council’s Leadership Academy

Darci Duran from CCCOnline  would like to share with us that applications are being taken up until May 15 for the Instructional Technology Council’s Leadership Academy.

If you are interested, you can learn more by going to https://associationdatabase.com/aws/ITCN/pt/sp/academy_home_page

eLCC Conference Presentation Material

Heather sent out a email blast last week asking all presenters who want to share their material to email her. Please do so right away so we can get that material posted for everyone! Email Heater at heather.tobin@du.edu

 

2018 eLCC Award Winners

We would like to congratulate all the 2018 award nominees and winners!

The nominations for 2018 eLCC eLearning Educator of the Year in alphabetical order are:

Diane Burtlow-Trujillo, CCCOnline
Cynthia Calongne, CCCOnline
Marcus Fowler, Front Range Community College
Nick Kallan, Regis University

And the winner is Marcus Fowler, Front Range Community College!

The eLCC eLearning Advocate of the Year  award recognizes exceptional efforts by technologists, trainers, instructional designers, instructional coaches, online student services, administrators and academic technology staff in the field of eLearning and learning with technology. The recipient of this award have demonstrated leadership and innovation in online, hybrid, blended learning, web supplement, mobile and ubiquitous learning with technology at their institution and beyond.

The nominations for  2018 eLCC eLearning Advocate of the Year in alphabetical order are:

Farah Bennani, CCCOnline
Ed Johnsen, Regis University

And the winner is Farah Bennani, CCCOnline!

We are proud to also announce the 2018 Learning Technologies Team Nominees in alphabetical order:

D2L December Daylight Upgrade
D3U (D2L December Daylight Upgrade)
Regis University

ECE Z courses: Phase 1
Early Childhood Education OER redevelopment
CCCOnline

Rapid Response to Turbulent Times and Social Issues
Rapid Response Team
Metagame Book & ISTE Games and Simulations Network

Subject Matter Expert Orientation
Colorado Community Colleges Online Instructional Design Team
CCCOnline

The runner-up for 2018 is
Rapid Response to Turbulent Times and Social Issues, Metagame Book Club

and the 2018 winner is ECE Z courses: Phase 1, CCCOnline!

More Than Just a Discussion – Hands on Session Materials

if you are attending the Hands On session More Than Just a Discussion at 8:30 am on Thursday there is some information to familiarize yourself with before attending:

It’s in the below PDF of the full magazine.

The presentation is a Google Slides and easiest would be to link to it that way so any updates/changes we make will be reflected.
Just FYI, we are not presenting this presentation. It’s information and examples attendees will use to help frame their activities, which is why having prior access will be helpful.
This session is hands on but there is some prior learning and knowledge that will be helpful. Because we will not be presenting all this information, we feel a flipped approach might be more appropriate. In that spirit, please take a few moments to read the Online Discussions as a Vehicle for Active Learning article beginning on page 25 and review the presentation – especially the sample discussions.

2018 Conference Program

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Hello!
Attached is the latest digital copy of the conference program in pdf format. eLCC2018-FINALfinal 

Also,

-We are not using Guidebook this year. Instead you can download Hello Crowd, search for eLCC and use the schedule on that app.
-Added Session – Tackling the Course Readiness Conundrum: Rethinking Placement and Remediation Thursday April 5 9am – 945am Presenter Terri Roewenhorst, The NROC Project-

-if you are attending the Hands On session More Than Just a Discussion at 8:30 am on Thursday there is some information to familiarize yourself with before attending:

It’s in the below PDF of the full magazine.

The presentation is a Google Slides and easiest would be to link to it that way so any updates/changes we make will be reflected.
Just FYI, we are not presenting this presentation. It’s information and examples attendees will use to help frame their activities, which is why having prior access will be helpful.
This session is hands on but there is some prior learning and knowledge that will be helpful. Because we will not be presenting all this information, we feel a flipped approach might be more appropriate. In that spirit, please take a few moments to read the Online Discussions as a Vehicle for Active Learning article beginning on page 25 and review the presentation – especially the sample discussions.

Voting is now open for the 2018 People’s Choice for the eLearning Team Award

Hello Everyone,

The eLearning Consortium of Colorado Awards committee is pleased to announce that voting for the first eLCC Learning Technologies Team Award or eLCCellence Awards is now open.  Please share this link http://bit.ly/eLCCvote18 with your colleagues.

In alphabetical order, here are the teams and projects:

D3U (D2L December Daylight Upgrade)
Instructional Design & Technology
Regis University
http://bit.ly/elcc18D3U

ECE Z courses: Phase 1
Early Childhood Education OER redevelopment
CCCOnline
http://bit.ly/elcc18ECEZ

Rapid Response to Turbulent Times and Social Issues
Rapid Response Team
Metagame Book & ISTE Games and Simulations Network
http://bit.ly/eLCC18Rapid

Subject Matter Expert Orientation
Colorado Community Colleges Online Instructional Design Team
CCCOnline
http://bit.ly/elcc18SME

This is a team focused award for the eLearning Consortium of Colorado. The purpose of this award it to recognize the many initiatives, projects, and programs that support best practices, creative solutions, innovation and transformational change in eLearning and the groups that make them possible. The award reflects the complex environment of eLearning and the collaborative nature of our member organizations.

The eLearning Technologies Award recognizes staff, faculty and administrator teams engaged in communicating and sharing out exceptional experiences or projects. The team project may consist of a single instance or a broader implementation of learning technologies.

The term ‘learning technologies’ can also be interpreted widely to include all forms of online content, and may incorporate such things as synchronous learning, use of social media, or mobile technologies. The project may identify with teaching, professional development, academic technology or some combination thereof.

2018 eLCC Conference Preliminary Agenda

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Hello!
The 29th Annual eLCC Conference is just a few days away!
Attached is a preliminary agenda of presentations and activities. 2018eLCCConferencePrelimAgenda
Dinner groups for Thursday night are being organized, and remember your most “interesting” socks for an opportunity to compete in the AwesomeSocks Contest!
Also please bring door prizes if you are able. They are always appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you April 4-6!