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 (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.

MSU Denver Professional Development

Hello eLearning Consortium of Colorado
The MSU Denver Professional Development – eLCC opportunity is this week October 22-23.  There is still an opportunity to register for Friday’s presentations if you have not already. The Thursday pre-conference activities are full.
If you are interested in attending on Friday October 23, there is no charge to attendees from eLCC member schools.

You do not have to attend both days. Again, registration is still open.

The event is held at the Metropolitan State University of Denver on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver.

Annual Retreat September 25th

The eLearning Consortium of Colorado is holding its annual planning retreat on Friday September 25th at the Penrose House in Colorado Springs. Directions and an agenda are coming soon.

It is important, however to get an RSVP from attendees soon in order to ensure appropriate space accommodations and food orders.  With your RSVP please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions by 12 noon on or before September 18, 2015.

Please respond to Paul Novak at

Hope to see you there!

Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

MSU-Denver and eLCC invite you submit a proposal to present at the annual MSU-Denver Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium on October 22 – 23, 2015.
Use this link to submit your proposal.

There is no cost to present or attend the symposium for eLCC member institutions.
To determine if your institution is a member of the eLearning Consortium of Colorado, use this link

May 22 Meeting at Red Rocks Community College

Red Rocks Community College is happy to invite you to the May 22 eLCC meeting on our Lakewood campus at 13300 W 6th Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado.

Jon Johnson, RRCC’s Director of Online Learning  and Kai Savi, Instructional Designer, will present, “Ten Tips to Make Your Online Content More Accessible,” which is especially timely based on the requirements we all face in meeting this goal very soon!

More information regarding parking, etc., will follow prior to the meeting. In the meantime, please RSVP by emailing so we have an accurate count for lunch.

eLCC 2015 Awards

Each year eLCC presents the Educator of the Year and the Support Person of the Year.

These awards recognize one educator and one technologist who demonstrated outstanding achievement in eLearning to include teaching, support, innovation and influence at their institution and beyond their institution.

2015 Educator of the Year Nominations (click on link to read nomination)

Robert Cartelli

Sherry Jones

The 2015 Educator of the Year is Sherry Jones from Arapahoe Community College.

2015 Support Person of the Year (click on link to read nomination)

Marianne Bauer

Andrea Fitzsimmons

Alex McDaniel

Jon Johnson

Brandon Poulliot

Al Powell

Raja Sen

The 2015 Support Person of the Year is Alex McDaniel from Metropolitan State University of Denver.