Feb 2018 Monthly Meeting

Hello everyone,

CCCOnline is pleased to host the Feb 23rd eLCC meeting. As we mentioned at the last meeting, this will be a virtual meeting (WebEx information is provided below), however, anyone that wants to visit in person is welcome. CCCOnline is located at 9026 E. Severn Place, Building 967, Denver, CO 880230. If you wish to attend in person, please let me know at Christopher.Luchs@cccs.edu

For this monthly meeting we will do some things different, we’ll kick things off with the business meeting and then have two professional development events. The first will be a presentation by Dr. Emily Ragan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Metro, who is the Chair of the OER Council, and Brittany Dudek, CCCO Library Coordinator, who is a member of the OER Council.

The second professional development event will be a Google Hangout presentation on Net Neutrality and the Feb 27th: Operation #OneMoreVote. The URL for this hangout is http://bit.ly/netneutralityfeb27 There is a limit of 10 seats in the hangout, so spots will be issued on a first come first admitted basis. If you plan on going into Hangout, please use the Google Chrome browser for best results.

You can also watch the hangout at the GamesMOOC Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesmooc The comments section of the YouTube will be monitored so you can ask questions of our presenters and discussants.

The Agenda is:
10:00 to 10:05am: Welcome
10:05 to 10:30am: Conference Update
10:30 to 10:40am: Awards Update
10:40 to 11:30am: Institutional Updates
11:30 to 11:45am: Other Topics
11:45 to 12:30am: OER Council Presentation
12:30 to 1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00 to 2:00pm: Google Hangout Net Neutrality Presentation: Feb 27th: Operation #OneMoreVote

Thank you to Regis Univesity for Hosting!

A big thank you to Regis University for hosting us on Friday for the eLCC Monthly meeting.Thank you Sally, Jeff, Nicole, Doug, Yvonne, Ed and anyone else we might have missed.

Regis University is truly a beautiful campus and we did get some more pictures for our eLCC flickr.

It was great – for REALS. Yes that is the actual acronym for the system setup that they showed us.

REALS (Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning Systems)

I think we also had one of our best discussions and sharings.  Lee Christopher from Arapahoe Community College is our new treasurer!
We shared out a number of edtech, professional development and art activities. (Just go into the document and add anything that you feel is missing.

Conference proposals are open! So are the eLCC awards, please nominate the outstanding people you work with.

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

eLCC eLearning Advocate http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/elcc-support-award-nomination/

The second annual eLCC Learning Technologies Team Award or eLCCellence  http://bit.ly/eLCCteam18

Here’s the meeting notes – feel free to add, we are still crowdsourcing it.

Our next meeting will be virtual and hosted by CCCOnline on Friday, February 23, 2018.

2018 Conference Proposals Now Accepted

eLearning Consortium of Colorado 2018 Conference Logo

Proposals for the 2018 eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference in Breckenridge, CO April 4 – 6, 2018 now being accepted! We look forward to having you present! Click here to fill out a presentation proposal form

Conference registration will open next week. Conference pricing is the same as last year

Registration Fees eLCC Member Non-Member
Early Registration Discount – through March 16th (all three days – includes most meals – Wed. – lunch; Thurs. -breakfast, lunch; Fri. – breakfast, lunch) $250 $300
Full Conference Registration – after March 16th (all three days – includes most meals – Wed. – lunch; Thurs. -breakfast, lunch; Fri. – breakfast, lunch) $300 $350
One Day Registration ONLY $150 $175

HOTEL INFORMATION

A link to the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center hotel room conference pricing is found here.

Regis University hosting January Monthly eLCC Meeting

Regis University looks forward to hosting the January eLCC monthly meeting on Friday, the 26th. We’ve once again put in a special request for warm, sunny weather for your brief stay so we hope you can attend.

Regis Univeristy

Stuff to know

When: Friday, January 26th, 10-2 pm

Where: Regis University, St. Peter Claver Hall (PCH), Room 306. Downloadable map available at: http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/Campus-Locations/North-Denver.aspx

Parking (All parking lots are fee-based. Kiosks take credit cards and cash):

  • Option 1 (easiest): Park in Lot 6 (always available parking) and take the free campus shuttle to Claver Hall
  • Option 2 (for walkers): Park in Lot 6 (always available parking), walk to the athletic field chain link fence and head west past Lots 7 and 5. Walk up the hill to Claver Hall.
  • Option 3 (for gamblers): Take your chances parking in Lot 5 and walk up the hill to Claver Hall.

Lunch: Box lunches provided if you RSVP to lskuba@regis.edu by January 19th. We’ll do our best to accommodate special dietary requests, if specified (and Paul, steak and lobster is not a valid “special dietary request”).

Professional development: Sally Cordrey will facilitate an introduction to two recently introduced IT projects: the Technology Training Center and the REALS (Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning Systems) classroom, including a walking tour of the new facilities, weather permitting.

General questions: Jeff Getchell, jgetchell001@regis.edu, 303-964-5429

2018 Award Nominations Are Open!

eLCC and the Awards Committee are extremely pleased to announce that the eLCC awards for 2017 -2018 are now open for nominations until March 1, 2018.

Please feel free to share these links with your colleagues!

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

eLCC eLearning Advocate http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/elcc-support-award-nomination/

The second annual eLCC Learning Technologies Team Award or eLCCellence
http://bit.ly/eLCCteam18

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.

Possible projects include (but are in no way limited to):

  • Team that worked on a new online student orientation
  • Team that developed an online faculty on-boarding program
  • Team that put on a technology conference
  • Team that did a JIT professional development series
  • Team that created a hub in LMS for student access to counseling and wellness resources
  • Team of instructional designers, SMEs and faculty that worked on an exemplary course that they would to highlight
  • Teams working on technology related grant

A team must be comprised of at least three eLCC members engaged in a project that furthers the mission of eLCC. Self-nominations and cross-institution teams are welcome.

Welcome to 2018!

Happy New Year to everyone and for anyone who is at work today – welcome back!

Have you been looking at some of this year’s wrap-ups lists and predictions for the future?

Best of 2017 and Looking to 2018
Please share with us any lists you have come across.

The New Media Consortium which produced the Horizon Report for Higher Education is closing, so here are some other articles and reports until the dust settles there.  

EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017 
Interestingly enough, the first article starts out with the person stating that in 2008 they didn’t know instructional designers existed.

Hack Education’s Stories We Were Told in 2017 about Education Technology 
As always Audrey Waters uses a critical eye to look at edtech.

25 Trends for 2018 by Meris Stansbury from eSchool News and eCampus News
There is a section for Higher Education.

Tech Trends (Non-Education) for 2018
Not an educational list yet there is overlap.

And to wrap-up here with a positive note
99 Reasons 2017 was a great year from Future Crunch

At eLCC, we have a lot planned for the new year.

Monthly Meetings 2018

Our first monthly meeting will be on January 26th at Regis University.

There is a change in date for February, our February monthly meeting will be Friday February 16th at the University of Denver.

Our March monthly meeting on Friday March 23rd will be virtual.

Breakthroughs in 2017 or 2018?

AI? We did have Michael King as our eLCC  Keynote last year.
While this isn’t Michael as our keynote, here is an interview with Michael.  
Have you tried IBM’s Watson? While it might be geared to K-12 you can still take a peek. If you have more questions, here’s another article on what you could be asking.

Blockchain?
It was listed as Number #1 Tech Trend – Blockchain
One of our Learning Technologies award nominees was covering this last year.
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/blockchain-and-the-future-of-higher-education/

OER?
EdSurge claimed 2017 was a breakthrough year for OER. Do you agree?

For eLCC this coming calendar year, we’d like to form some sub-committees or even a task force if we think this areas warrant them. Please email kae novak kae.novak@frontrange.edu if you are interested.

eLCC Conference

The eLCC Conference will be held one week earlier this year.
Wednesday April 4 – Friday April 6, 2018 at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado

The call for proposals and registration will be coming out soon from the conference committee.

eLCC Awards

The eLCC Awards are now open! Please feel free to share these links with your colleagues!

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

eLCC eLearning Advocate http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/elcc-support-award-nomination/

The second annual eLCC Learning Technologies Team Award or eLCCellence  http://bit.ly/eLCCteam18

If you are interested in helping out with the Awards committee this year, please email christopher.luchs@cccs.edu

Again, Happy New Year to Everyone!

2018 eLCC Conference – Call for Proposals

Hello!

The 2018 conference is fast approaching. We will be opening a call for proposals in the next few days. 

The conference is Wednesday April 4 through Friday April 6 2018 at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, CO. Check your email for the official opening of the call for proposals.

  This year’s theme: Here, There, Anywhere: Rethink, Engage, Empower

 What are you doing to help students learn? What has worked well for you to facilitate student success? How do you guide them to rethink an issue? Engage with information? Empower them to create a solution?

Submit a proposal for the conference which provides strategies for faculty and support staff to meet

the needs of diverse students in online, hybrid, or any technology-driven courses. Here. There. Anywhere.

Submit your proposals early and no later than January 31.

Check out the web site for important deadlines and updates. Visit our web site at http://www.elearningcolorado.org to submit your  proposal online and view conference information. More information is coming in the next few days.

Submit for a 45 minute presentation, a 110 minute hands on session where you and your participants use the software and/or technology, or a 15 minute lightning round, where 3 similar presentations are 

Grouped together to enhance a topic.

We seek proposals in the following areas:

• Interactive technologies and multi-media tools

• Free tools and gadgets

• Smart and mobile phone applications

• Pedagogy of technology

• Analytics

• Universal Design

• Project post-mortems

• Other hot elearning topics

The conference includes:

• FREE hands-on computer workshops

• Keynote presentations from elearning leaders

• Concurrent sessions featuring the latest elearning strategies

• Exhibits and demonstrations

• Excellent networking opportunities

• Most meals and breaks

• eLearning awards for faculty and support staff

Paul

Break the Internet

If you are on the Internet on Tuesday December 12th, you’re likely to see images and videos like the ones below. In fact, you are likely to see quite a few of these images and videos.

December 12, 2017 is two days before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be voting on ending Net Neutrality. The vote on Net Neutrality is also why you might have seen protesters outside your local Verizon store on Thursday.

On December 1, we were involved in a discussion (recording) over Hangout on Net Neutrality and what this means to us as online learning professionals, instructors and academics.

Because we are educators, we couldn’t help but also make slides too. We’re curating a list of articles on this Google document. They include FCC Chair Pai’s Myth vs. Fact and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s Debunking Chairman Pai’s Claims about Net Neutrality rebuttal. (Yes these are the actual titles of the documents put out from the FCC.)

Yes, this is quite the hot topic for information and technology literacy! Thanks for suggesting it in our hot topic survey.