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.

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

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.

2017 eLCC Award Winners

Hello everyone,

Thank you all for a great eLCC Annual Conference this year. We had lots of great presentations and awesome conversations and Keynotes. Barbara Truman really did a great job off expanding on what our virtual classrooms and LMS platforms could be and the value and range of simulations. Michael King provided us with an interesting walk down IBM’s Watson AI and it’s promise for adaptive learning and education.

In additional to all our speakers, keynotes and conversations, we celebrated the 2017 eLearning Consortium of Colorado’s Awards, or as the awards committee calls them… the eLCCies!!!!

First, I want to thank all the nominators, awards committee members and judges for their time and assistance in making these awards possible. I also want to thank everyone for getting out the vote and congratulate all of this year’s nominees.

Now on to our winners!

2017 eLearning Educator of the Year: Anjali Vaidya

2017 eLearning Advocate of the Year: Kae Novak

2017 Learning Technologies Team Award: TeachLive/ Mursion Project from Robin Brewer, Tracy Mueller, and Jason Robinson of University of Northern Colorado.

2017 eLCC People’s Choice Learning Technolgies 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/elccvote17 with your colleagues.

In alphabetical order, here are the teams and projects:

1) Blockchain and the Future of Higher Education
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/blockchain-and-the-future-of-higher-education/
Members from CCD, CCCOnline and Front Range Community College collaborating
with educators from Minnesota, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Oregon.

2) Cleaning Up the Front Door for FRCC Online Students
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/cleaning-up-the-front-door-for-frcc-online-students/
Front Range Community College Online Student Success Team

3) Embedded Office Hours
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/embedded-office-hours/
Regis University ID & T

4) Mursion
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/mursion/
University of Northern Colorado

5) Project Outbreak
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/project-outbreak/
CCCOnline and Front Range Community College

6) Solve the Puzzle of Open Assessment: Escape (the Room) with Information and Technology Literacy (ITL) and Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/escape-room/
Front Range Community College SLO Outcome Mentors

This is a new 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.

You can also vote using the Ballot below:

2017 eLCC Educator and Advocate of the Year Nominations

The 2017 eLCC Awards Committee is pleased to announce the nominees for the individual awards. All nominees will be recognized during the afternoon luncheon on Thursday, April 12, 2017.

The eLCC Educator of the Year award recognizes exceptional efforts by faculty and instructors in the field of learning with technology and eLearning. It honors individuals who have provided outstanding teaching to include online, hybrid, blended learning, web supplement, mobile and ubiquitous learning with technology. The winner of this award has demonstrated innovation and leadership at their institution and beyond in using technology to teach and in eLearning.

The nominations for 2017 eLCC Educator of the Year are

Melissa Brydon, Regis University
Anjali Vaidya, CCCOnline and Front Range Community College
Marge Vorndam, Colorado Mountain 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 2017 eLCC eLearning Advocate of the Year in alphabetical order are:

Amy Arnold, University of Colorado – Denver
Farah Bennani, CCCOnline
Jon Johnson, Red Rocks Community College
Kae Novak, Front Range Community College
Eric Salahub, Front Range Community College
Ling Thompson, Regis University
Daryl Yarrow, Colorado Mountain College

Who Do You Love (Educationally Speaking…of course)?

To celebrate the season, the eLearning Consortium of Colorado is doing another collaborative poll and are asking “Who Do You Love?”  Don’t worry, we are not trying to get personal. Instead we’re asking what’s your favorite educational theory, educational theorist and of course what’s your favorite pedagogy.http://bit.ly/elccwhodoyoulove

If you think we missed anything please go ahead and add it as an option!

We’ll keep this poll open until the end of February – so vote with your heart!!!!!

Awards nominations due March 1st!

Speaking of who do you love – nominate that great Colorado educator, advocate and great learning teams who has been working so hard!!!!!  Nominations open until March 1, 2017

eLCC Learning Technologies Team Award
http://bit.ly/elccteamaward16

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

eLCC eLearning Advocate of the Year Award
http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/elcc-support-award-nomination/

 

Discussion on Education and the impact of Fake News and Alternative Facts

Several eLCC members took part in the February 3, 2017, TLT Friday Live group http://www.tltgroup.org/. The topic last week was “Fake News” and “Alternate Facts” Undermine Education: What Can We Do?. Our fellow eLCCers were there discussing algorithms, search engine optimization, and our new Interest Groups’ (Multiculturalism and Technology Literacy) rapid responses to current events.

The TLT Friday Live group consisted of 74 educators gathering on a Zoom meeting and discussing the educational challenges and opportunities associated with Fake News. This session was more online synchronous discussion than webinar. Some of the resources produced from the TLT session are:

Info Lit Resources

Evaluating News

Fake News Lib Guide

Tech & Info Lit Resources

Fake New and Alternative Facts – A Work in Progress

TLT Fake News Full Brainstorming Record

Based on the large turnout and great discussions, The TLT Friday Live group is offering a second session Fake News and Alternate Facts: Part II on Friday February 10, 2017 at noon MT.

To register go to http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/fridaylive  “Fake News, Facts, Education, Government …and Truth” Part 2

Friday, February 10 will also be a banner day for eLCC’s Technology Literacy Interest Group.

The Technology Literacy Special Interest Group will be collaborating with the ISTE Games and Sims Network for a Rapid Response Hangout on Game Prompts for Classroom Discussion of Fake News and Alt Facts from an information and technology literacy lens. This live event will happen at 6 pm MT. The hangout is at http://bit.ly/feb11gbl. If you arrive early, the padlet http://bit.ly/2gsnfeb11 will be moderated 30 minutes prior to the hangout for any of your questions and comments and during the hangout, the moderators will share your questions with the discussants to allow for live interaction.

 

Tech to be Thankful for

Thank you everyone for voting and sharing the best of your tech!

The Awards and Recognition Committee sent out the Tech 2 Be Thankful for Survey last month. 34 people participated in our unscientific poll!

You can look at the results 2 ways – spreadsheeted responses or
the wordles in the
slides we made.

Some of the interesting tech that you might want to take a look at….

Voxer Walkie-talkie voice recording system

Canva Quick graphics like a baby Photoshop

Padlet Digital bulletin board

Zamzar Online file conversion

Edpuzzle Video annotation system

Blendspace Interactive lessons, projects, and presentation system

Flipgrid Video collaboration tool

AnswerGarden  feedback tool for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.

codepen.io front end design and development where students can see what code does in real time

In this survey a few of eLCC members got shout- outs like….

Amy Sorenson, ProfHelp at CCCOnline
Donna Hall, LMS Coordinator at Front Range Community College
There was also a request for someone named Nate to start up his blog again.