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.
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 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.
Message about eLCC members and Cheyenne Frontier Days:
Just wanted to share a little bit of information after hearing of the concerns expressed by folks who might like to come up and enjoy some of Cheyenne Frontier Days but are worried about accommodations and such. There is a site out there that provides relatively current information on available lodging during CFD which might be helpful if anybody was worried about that.
I also wanted to share that if people have questions, they are more than welcome to ask me about places to stay, things to do, etc… if they’d like to come up but are a bit wary. We have a couple of Wyoming natives on our team who would steer folks in the right direction. I would encourage anybody who needs a place to stay to try and book ASAP, as Cheyenne doubles in population during CFD and hotels will be full long before we get through July.
We’re already talking about our plans here at LCCC, so any guidance you may be able to offer is very welcome. I will be out of town (but still checking email) the two weeks prior to our meeting, so I’m hoping to get planning moving ahead on our end as quickly as possible.
Feel free to share the link and my contact info with eLCC folks and hopefully we can get a good contingent to come up this way!
Technical Support Specialist
Center for Excellence in Teaching
Here’s our Wyoming invitation from Brandon at Laramie County Community College!
Folks can arrive as early as 8:30 AM if they’d like. The address here is 1400 College Dr. and we will be having our meeting in the Clay Pathfinder Building, room PF 305 (third floor). We need folks to RSVP for lunches by 7/25 at noon, noting any dietary restrictions.
Easiest directions are to get on I-25 North and follow it to the ends of the earth. 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, 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 below for more clarity.
The PD we are going to present is on our 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 myself, Rebecca Reese (Senior Instructional Designer), and Kari Brown-Herbst (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence).
Technical Support Specialist
Center for Excellence in Teaching
307-778-1143 | firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a number of eLCCers at the International Society for Technology in Education in San Antonio. For example, we had 4 eLCCers at the AR/VR Escape the Ordinary Playground. Can you recognize the person wearing the HTC VIVE?
That’s right, it’s Heather Tobin from DU!
She willing demonstrated SnapBenchhttps://snapben.ch/ with VR/3D Printing
It’s an amazing program that let’s you create in VR using the HTC VIVE and
then lets you print out what you created using a 3D printer.
Other eLCCer presenters and participants at the playground included:
Chris Luchs, CCCOnline
Kae Novak, FRCC
Len Scrogan, University of Colorado – Denver
Randy Russell, University of Colorado, UCAR