Colorado State University Hosting eLCC Monthly Meeting on May 19, 2017

Thanks to Colorado State University – Fort Collins for hosting the upcoming meeting on May 19th, 2017 (notice it is the 3rd Friday of the month, not the usual 4th)

Introduction: CSU is pleased to host the upcoming May eLearning Consortium meeting on our beautiful campus. We are excited to have the opportunity to host and to welcome you to Fort Collins. Specific information regarding the event is listed below.

When: Friday, May 19 (10:00 – 2:00), but we would encourage you to arrive early for coffee and refreshments (9:30).

Where: CSU Campus in Fort Collins. The event will take place in the recently remodeled Lory Student Center – Room 312

Parking: You can park close to the Lory Student Center in Lot 310. The cost is $1.00 per hour for a total of roughly $6.00 to $7.00 dollars.

Note: Fort Collins has a lot of road construction going on. We will keep you posted on the best routes to campus as we near the event.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided by CSU. We will have a Taco Bar available with choices for everyone. If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know. We will also have coffee and water available throughout the day.

Professional Development: We currently have three short presentations for you. Final details are being worked out, but we believe we have three topics that you will find useful and interesting. More details to follow.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Marianne Bauer by Monday, May 15: You can also email Marianne or myself ( if you have specific questions related to the meeting.

Campus Map: You can access the CSU Campus map through the following link.

CSU Campus Map

Campus Tour: Following the standard meeting we are planning on providing a brief tour of a classroom that has been updated with technology. In addition, we can take a short walk to show you the new on campus football stadium which opens this fall. For those of you that would like to stay longer in Fort Collins there is also an opportunity to visit one of our many breweries in town. We can provide options for you.

We look forward to seeing you in Fort Collins. It has been a long time since CSU hosted, so please try and make it.

Planning Team (Greg, Marianne, Al, Katy, and Karen)

eLCC Activities for everyone this week (whether or not you are at the conference)

The eLearning of Consortium of Colorado conference is taking place this week. Whether or not you are attending, there are activities happening that you can take part in – even online.

1) People’s Choice Award

For the first time, we are doing a People’s Choice Award for the Learning Technologies Team Award.

Six team projects have been nominated for this award. This award is meant as a showcase of innovation, best practices in learning technologies and how eLCC members are leveraging technology to promote meaningful learning.

We have projects on learning about the Blockchain, Online Orientation for Students, Embedded Office Hours for Faculty, Virtual Reality and Teacher Prep, Role-playing games and Escape Rooms.

We had each group make a 1 minute video highlighting their project. Just click on the link for each on this Google ballot. It’s a People’s Choice Award, everyone who belongs to a member institution is eligible to cast your vote. So please take a look at all the great team projects and cast your vote.

Please also share the link to vote with colleagues at your institution.

2) Follow the Conference on Social Media
First of all, if you aren’t following elcc on twitter please do!
We will be using the hashtag #elcc for the conference and year-round.

3) Participate in the #pedagome tweetchat on Thursday at 7 pm
You may have attended a presentation at the Metro conference with Pedagome.They hold an instructional designer and educator tweetchat on the second Thursday of each month using the hashtag #pedagome. All eLCCers are invited to login on twitter and participate! Their topic this week is using webinars and their tweetchat this week is called Wild Webinars!

Thank You for Being Late!

Thank You for Being Late Community Book Discussion

Julie Beggs, Manager in Community and Workforce Programs at Arapahoe Community College invited eLearning Consortium of Colorado to attend their community book discussion held on Thursday March 30. The topic was Thomas Friedman’s latest book entitled Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. Here’s the livestream  recording for the 630 pm session.

In this community discussion after a short introduction, participants divided into groups based on the three divisions of the book

  1. Climate
  2. Globalization
  3. Technology

Kim Larson-Cooney facilitated the technology portion of the discussion that included Artificial Intelligence and IBM Watson.

We was a great precursor to our having Michael D. King, Vice President,
IBM Global Education Industry discussing Watson on Thursday, April 14 at the
annual eLCC conference.

We have more pictures up in the eLCC Flickr group.


eLCC Virtual March Meeting at CCCOnline

We’d like to thank Chris Luchs, Farah Bennani and CCCOnline for hosting the eLCC virtual meeting on Friday.

The 2017 awards were announced! Click on the slideshow to see the list of all the nominees for eLCC Educator of the Year, eLCC Advocate of the Year and the nominations for the first ever eLCC

Conference Update!

This is your last call to register for the 29th annual eLCC set for Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Kim Larson-Cooney will be sending out a call for on- site conference volunteers soon.

Invitation to Book Discussion

Julie Beggs, Manager in Community and Workforce Programs invited eLCC to attend one of the community  book discussion being held on Thursday March 30.  The topic is Thomas Friedman’s latest book entitled Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. We have more information up on the eLCC blog.
Here’s the livestream to the 630 pm session we will set up for eLCC members.

People Update

We also were able to meet a new colleague who we hope who will be joining more regularly! A big welcome and hello to Tim Rasmussen, Instructional Designer/LMS administrator at Denver Seminary.

David Kendrick will be starting in July as a Associate Vice President at Chadron State College in Northwest Nebraska. We checked the distance and it would be a 4 ½ hour road trip anytime he wanted to invite eLCCers to his campus.

Who Do You Love? educationally speaking poll results in the slideshow below.

Thanks again to Chris Luchs and CCCOnline for being such gracious online hosts.



Invitation to Thank You for Being Late Book Discussion

If you can’t make the F2F event, we will be livestreaming the 630 pm session for eLCC.

“When you press the pause button on a machine, it stops.  But when you press the pause button on human beings they start.”  Dov Seidman

Hello Friends,

I hope that all is well with you.  It is an invitation to read, reflect, pause and come together in community.

 At the end of March the Community Education Department at Arapahoe Community College will be hosting a book discussion on Thomas Friedman’s latest book titled Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.  Here’s a quote from the book jacket that drew me in to read more.  “We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying.”

In this book Friedman’s thesis is that in order to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community.

The book is an informative read that I believe provides several interesting insights and recommendations for how we might be successful in the coming years both as a society and individually.  And, for those of us in the “education business” it presents some ideas and models for us to consider.  If any of this sparks your interest,  I would highly recommend taking the time to review the two following resources which will provide you with more information about the book.

An overview of the book presented by Thomas Friedman during a talk at the Brookings Institution.  (I watched this while munching on lunch the other day.)

A summary and review of the book that can be purchased from Amazon for a $2.99 or less depending on your membership with them. (It’s 40 pages long. Quick read.)

If both of these resources really get you hooked, I encourage you to read as much of the book as you can in time for the event on Thursday, March 30.

Here is a link to the program information and registration.

This event is FREE and open to the public, and if you would like to purchase a hard copy of the book, the Tattered Cover is providing a 10% discount once you register for the program. 

As always, thank you for your consideration and time.  All the best, hope to see you soon and take care,  JB

Julie Beggs, Manager
Community and Workforce Programs
Arapahoe Community College

Regis University’s 7th Annual Learning Technologies Fair

Everyone at eLCC would like to thank Regis University ID & T for inviting us to
their 7th Annual Learning Technologies Fair!

Learning Technology Fair

eLCC had a table and we had a great time talking tech and education with everyone there!

The Fair featured the 2016-2017 Teaching and Learning with Technology Mirco-grant winners. The fair was designed as a gallery walk with grant winners at their poster which was next to laptop with a monitor so that they could show people more about their projects. Attendees come into the large Mountain View Room and then walk around stopping to talk with the presenters.

For my purposes, I was able to immediately able to use 3 of the learning technologies as examples for instructors who are working on the design of their hybrid courses. Those projects were using video answer keys for a chemistry course, video capture assignment with audio feedback from the professors and the last one was screencapturing the writing process for students.

Incorporating Video Answer Keys in Organic Chemistry

Learning Technology Fair

The use of video feedback for chemistry course could help my hybrid instructors move reviewing answers on tests online. Having the video feedback would be immediate for the students and could also let the instructor focus on the questions that the students struggled with the most during their face-to-face sessions. We might not have our instructors using Camtasia and MicroSoft Surfaces but there are ideas my instructors can use.

Video Answers in Chem Course

Video Capture and Feedback with a Simulation Experience

My hybrid instructors from a number of disciplines emailed me and immediately starting brainstorming with this one. What if the student filmed themselves and then the instructors gave audio feedback. Again, we might not use Camtasia but screencast-o-matic allows for a PiP. Our instructors could take this well researched project and see what portions could help us leverage technology for meaningful learning.

Learning Technology Fair

Procedural Video Models in Writing Instruction

Learning Technology Fair

This example I think would work well with showing students the writing process but also with computer science programming courses. You could show student the process of programming.

It was quite an experience to see so many of the innovative projects that one institution is doing. We hear about certain ones during our monthly meetings but this was a rare treat to be to a gallery walk of all the amazing leveraging of technology. I wasn’t able to feature everything to my instructors but just as a suggestion, look into Using Digital Badges to Enhance Student & Faculty Development and It’s Getting Hot Out There: Using Wireless
Environmental Sensors to Investigate Microscale Heat Islands at Regis

I look forward to attending next year’s fair! (Especially to see what they are doing with their Lightboard). Thanks again Regis ID &T!

(The pictures I took at the fair are now up on the eLCC flickr site. If you took any pictures at the gallery please add them to the eLCC Flickr group.)

Also, here’s the slides I shared with the hybrid training class during their Almost the Weekend Check-in.


eLCC March 2017 Agenda

Hello everyone,

CCCOnline would cordially like to invite you to the Virtual March eLCC meeting from 10 am to 1 pm-ish over WebEx. (WebEx is the webinar platform that CCCS uses). For convenience, I’ve included the WebEx invite at the end, so you can quickly add it to your Outlook calendar. We’ve also created a Bitly Link for the meeting

We’d also like to you to invite your colleagues, friends and even students to the professional development portion we will have from 1130 am to 1 pm.

1130 am to Noon Profession Development

We will be reporting on our Who Do You Love, Educationally Speaking Poll
Come and get your educational theory and theorist love!

Noon to 1 pm

We will be doing an encore presentation from Educause on Coding, Gaming, IoT, and Wearables: New Student Success Technologies, or Chocolate-Covered Broccoli?
Even though Extreme found the results of audience poll discouraging – we will tell you why you shouldn’t be!

Join us for a spirited discussion of four current technologies. Share your perspective on whether educationally these technologies are like pouring chocolate over broccoli or if they can improve student outcomes by strategically leveraging them. Come caffeinated and opinionated, and be ready to dive in and share with peers and colleagues.

Outcomes: Identify current learning technologies and trends *discuss the affordances and constraints of each technology presented *identify common adoption issues faced by new technologies and resources to resolve those issues

We’ll do the Organizational Meeting from 10 am to 11:20 am. Here’s the full agenda.

10:00am  Welcome and Award Nomination Announcement
10:20am  Journal Update
10:30am  Conference Report
11:00am  Institutional Reports

Please RSVP to if you are planning to attend. Just let us know if it will be online or F2F. We’d like to have a headcount for the room and also virtually.

LMS Analytics, LMS Migration and More at Regis University

We’d like to thank Jeff Getchell and everyone from Regis University for hosting the eLCC meeting on Friday.

Regis University provided us with some insight (No pun intended D2L) on how their university looks at analytics for students with Brian Engel for the first half of the professional development session.

Then for the second half of professional development, Ed Johnsen discussed
“LMS Analytics are only as good as your course design”.
Ed has been doing analytics that go beyond Insights in D2L.
Someone from Regis will have to pass along his email. (He did say we could contact him!)

We also were able to meet some new people who will be joining more regularly!
A big welcome and hello to Jessica Gagnon from CCConline and Amy Ostainski from UCD.

Here’s a link to some quick notes from the session and some livestreaming from
the Google Hangout during the professional development.

Full Hangout (laptop camera facing forward on table)

Google Hangout Mp4 downloaded, split into 2 sessions and re-uploaded to YouTube

Brian Engel  “Analytics at Regis University”

Ed Johnsen “LMS Analytics are only as good as your course design”

Thanks again to Jeff and Regis University for being such gracious hosts.


Regis University hosts eLCC Monthly Meeting for February 2017!!!!!

eLCC Agenda
Regis University
Friday February 24, 2017

The order is subject to change!

Discussion Topic 10:00 am 

LMS Migration – Roundtable

Professional Development (20-30 minutes): 10:15 am 

Ed Johnsen (Instructional Technologist, Instructional Design & Technology) and Brian Engel (Director, University Analytics and Reporting) will present “LMS Analytics are only as good as your course design.”

We will try to livestream this through Google Hangout.
Here’s the link

Discussion Topic 10:45 – 11:00 am

LMS Migration Finishing up the Discussion

Reporting out and Discussion 11:00 am – Lunch 

Conference (Kim)

  • Updates
  • Hotel and lodgings
  • Registration options (credit card or direct bill to institution)
  • Keynote speakers
  • New activities


Box lunches. Please send RSVPs and dietary-specific requests to or



  • Name
  • Mission 
  • Reviewers request
  • CFP for eLCC Conference

Interest Groups Report Outs

  • Rapid Responses from Tech Lit and Multiculturalism
  • Quality in Online Courses
  • AR/VR

Awards (Awards Committee)

  • Award Nominations Open Until March 1
  • People’s Choice Process – Voting

Institution Report (Everyone)

Multiculturalism Group Hangout on Friday February 3

Hello Everyone,

As part of that rapid response to current events that we discussed, the eLCC Multiculturalism Interest Group is collaborating on a Google Hangout Friday February 3 at 6 pm MT on interactive fiction and games on the immigrant and refugee experience. We will be reviewing and discussing:

Japanese Internment Interactive Fiction
The Migrant Interactive Fiction
Papers Please discussion

Click on the link and come early, there will be a padlet opened for your questions and comments.

If you’d like to be one of the discussants or know someone who would like to be discussant and actually on the Hangout, please email me at

Please share a link to this post out!