New Directions in Open Education (Keynote from Friday’s Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium)


We had a fantastic professional development experience on Friday at Metro State University. Happily, the keynote speaker, Mike Caulfield, published his keynote on this blog, HAPGOOD

Here is the transcript, New Directions in Open Education. The blog post was also picked up Stephen Downes’ OLDaily RSS feed.

Regis University has been out in front blogging about the TLTS highlights on their ID & T Today blog. Here’s the latest post from Nicole Marcisz on her thoughts on the User Experience (UX), Learner Experience (LX) and Usability in the Online Classroom session by Baye Herald and Jennifer Panko.

Also take a look at TLTS2016 highlights by Carl Kinney from Regis University on the
ID&T Today blog.

Look for tweets about the conference using the hashtags #TLTS2016 and #ELCC.


Our October monthly meeting will be this Friday October 7

It’s our yearly professional development event and we are partnering with the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium at Metro State University on Auraria Campus.


eLCC will have a table on the 2nd floor Atrium in the Student Success Building (SSB). So come talk to us about the retreat last Friday and our next steps! If anyone would like to help staff the table please email

We are starting to compile the documents and comment cards we collected at the eLCC retreat. This is a start so please expect more. On the google document, there are links to the survey responses and the comment cards we kept taking during the retreat.

Here’s some of things we accomplished at the retreat:

We looked at our mission statement and we worked on a new proposed mission statement.

The awards committee discussed what we could do for engagement and recognition of our members. We also looked at what type of interest groups we might want to form.

Here is a link to our schedule for the next 12 months.

If you are interested in helping out

  • Contact Paul if interested in helping with website and curation (if you haven’t already).
  • Contact Kae if interested in communications or creating an academic journal (if you haven’t already).
  • Contact Katie if interested in “Interest Groups” that includes those already proposed, new ones or if you would like to lead one.

Annual Retreat on Friday!

Hello Everyone!

We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday.  We even made a video to show you where in the library our meeting is located.

We’re calling it “Find the Door”.
Look for the sequel “Hold the Door” to follow in early 2017.

The retreat is from 9 am – 3 pm on the Westminster Campus of Front Range Community College. So it is longer than the last eLCC retreat.

The address is 3705 W 112th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031.
Google Maps

Agenda for 2016 eLCC Retreat


September 30, 2016

9am – 9:30am Welcome and Ice Breaker

9:30 – 10:30am Survey Results  from
Discussion of Mission and Vision Statement

10:30 – 11am Awards Committee Presentation

11 – 11:30am Interest Groups (IG)

11:30 – 12:30pm: Lunch and Organization Preferences or Touchpoints
Talk to 2 or more people at your organization for a touchpoint.
Say: What are some quotes and defining words your user said?
Do: What actions and behaviors did you notice?
Think: Can you infer from their tone and interest what they think about eLCC?
Review 3 other elearning organizations from other states or national organizations

12:30 – 1:00pm Brainstorm
2×2 Matrix or SWOT analysis

1 pm – 2pm Organizational Logistics
Volunteer Positions

2pm- 2:30pm Professional Development Large Group Discussion

2:30pm – 3pm Conference Discussion

eLCC’s annual retreat will be held  at Front Range Community College in Westminster from 9 am – 3 pm. The address is 3705 W 112th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031.
See location on Google Maps




Back to School and a Survey

Hello Everyone!

It’s back to school time….for the students and yes,  a new academic year for all of us! We’re also getting ready for the eLCC Retreat and would appreciate your help! After talking with many eLCC members at the last monthly meeting and individually, the Co-Chairs have created this survey to provide everyone an opportunity to share feedback that we can include in our strategic planning efforts.

Please feel free to attend and share your thoughts as we plan for the new academic year.

Thank you for your time and we are eagerly anticipating your responses. Please forward this link  to any interested colleagues at your institution.

If you’d like to chat about any of the questions or any other ideas, please let me know. I’d really like to try out Google Duo with someone!


Kae Novak

Next Meeting and eLCC Retreat

eLCC will be holding its annual retreat on Friday, September 30 at Front Range Community College in Westminster from 9 am – 3 pm.

The address is 3705 W 112th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031.
Here is a link to the google map.

The retreat will be held in the upper level of the College Hill Library in Room L211. Parking is free and you can park anywhere in the FRCC parking lots.

Please go to the library entrance on the second floor as the first floor entrance will be closed at the beginning of the retreat.
RSVP here or email Kae Novak


Meeting – July 22 MSU Denver 10am – 2pm

Hello eLCC members,

The Metropolitan State University of Denver is excited to host the July eLCC meeting which is scheduled for Friday, July 22nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Please RSVP by replying to Darlene at if you plan to attend the meeting.  The meeting will be held in Tivoli Student Union in the Tivoli Tower Adirondacks 440/540, floor 4. Click on the link below for directions and parking information.

900 Aurora Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Carpooling and public transportation is encouraged because unfortunately, there is no free parking on the Auraria campus.

Excited to see everyone!


Meeting – June 24 – Colorado Mountain College Leadville

I am excited to welcome you to the CMC Leadville Campus. We have a unique day planned!

Please RSVP to Patti at by Tuesday, June 21, for lunch count. Our Campus address, map, and driving directions can be accessed from
Meeting will be in room 201 of the New Discovery Academic Center (L-shaped building northeast corner of campus)

CMC will be hosting lunch at BBQ Days ( downtown and our professional development will be a tour of the mining district with information about mining reclamation and other interesting activities of CMC’s Natural Resource Management program.

Since our CMC professional development and lunch will be the second half of our meeting, eLCC normal agenda will be conducted in the morning.

I can’t wait to see everyone in Leadville, the highest college campus in the nation!

Karen Kaemmerling

eLCC Conference Program – 2016

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 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: 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!