Have a great time at CSU!

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to say have a great time at Colorado State University tomorrow! We really want to thank the CSU team for arranging great PD and the tour of the adaptive classroom. I am very sorry that I will be missing it. Myself and a few others will be traveling to San Antonio for the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. We’ll make sure that we take a lot of notes, tweet what we can out on the eLCC twitter @elccolorado and put up pictures in the eLCC flickr (like the picture below).

ISTE has gone through a number of leadership changes lately. They just hired Richard Culatta, who was the Director of Educational Technology under the Obama administration. He did an interview with the Journal of Higher Education that people might find interesting.

To Students, Many College Learning Experiences Feel Like They’re From
Another Century

Have a great time at CSU!


eLCC Monthly Meeting June 23 at CSU

Greetings All,

Thanks again for your RSVP for the May 19th eLCC Meeting in Fort Collins. As you recall we received heavy snow and tree damage and had to cancel.

The new proposed date is Friday, June 23. The weather should be much more cooperative. We are still putting together the details, meal, location, etc. so more info. to come.

Colorado State University

Go ahead and RSVP back to me if you plan to attend. We realize with summer plans, travel, etc. this may be a slightly smaller group.  Just reply to Marianne.Bauer@colostate.edu.  Hope to see some of you later this month.

Greg Wells, Marianne Bauer and the CSU planning team



Friday Tech Lit Hangout

Weather permitting; we’d like to do one of our rapid response Hangouts on this coming Friday, May 26 at noon. I know that there’s always the possibility of ice coating the series of tubes that is the interwebs but it’s now the third week in May, so what could happen – a snow storm?

The Tech Lit group will do a short webinar over Google Hangout on Fancy Bear & How Tech Lit and Info Lit are meeting up in the age of hacking. We’ll end with ISTE Games & Sims showing us #Hacked.

We are also continuing on work on getting the eLCC journal up and running. If you are interested in helping out, please email Kae Novak at kae.novak@frontrange.edu

Doodle for June Monthly Meeting Date

Thank you for being patient as we make arrangements for the June eLCC meeting. We are switching the location for the meeting in June from Colorado Mountain College (CMC) to Colorado State University (CSU).

We know June is vacation time, so we created this Doodle, please go in and let us know which Friday fits your schedule. We’ll close the Doodle on June 1, 2017.

Here’s the dates to chose from:
June 23 and June 30


May eLCC Events

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to May! eLCC 2017 was fantastic! First of all, we have to thank the eLCC Conference committee and all the conference volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

Our next eLCC Monthly Meeting May 19th is at Colorado State University
It’s almost the end of the academic year. Hopefully, everyone will be finished up and be able to take up Colorado State University (Greg, Marianne, Al, Katy and Karen)’s invitation to come up to Fort Collins. RSVP to Marianne.Bauer@colostate.edu by May 15. For full details, please go to the post on the eLCC website.

Here’s what else is happening in May

Pedago.me: Instructional Design Thinking about Learning Experience Design
Twitter Chat on May 11, 2017
Topic: Dealing with Institutional Fires
We host #pedagome Twitter chats every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm MST. Mark you calendars, share your point of view, and learn something new.
Chat questions will be posted a few days in advance on http://pedago.me/.

ISTE Games & Sims Network is also inviting you to their May Book Club on Ender’s Game.

Want to get involved in some eLCC activities this summer?

The Awards and Recognition Committee will soon be working on their next recognition survey on learning environments for eLCC this summer. If you want to help contact Chris Luchs Christopher.luchs@cccs.edu

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
Robin Weber (UNC) is heading up this group with a little help from her friends and colleagues.  This group even has started its own Flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/arvr/ and blog https://elccarvr.wordpress.com/.

Technology Literacy
The Technology Literacy is planning on observing (lurking) in the Ender’s Game Book Club’s reddit this month. For more info, go to http://bit.ly/redditinfo4ender.  If you would like to be involved contact Chris Luchs at christopher.luchs@frontrange.edu

Quality in Online Learning
The subject area of this group includes but is not limited to Quality Matters. It is looking at all indicators of quality online learning especially from organizations that have created their own. Sherri Lancton (UNC) has sent out a survey to ask each institution how is looking at quality in online learning. If your institution hasn’t taken it yet, contact her at Sherri.Lancton@unco.edu If you’d like to be involved contact Sherri.

Here’s our current communication channels:

Twitter @eLCColorado https://twitter.com/elccolorado – please follow us!
We are using the hashtag #elcc for year round.

Website http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/

Listserv elearningcolorado@yahoogroups.com
If you have someone at your organization who isn’t a member,  just have them send an email to eLearningColorado-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

eLCC has its own flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/elcccolorado/
Please join and also add pictures you have, we could especially use any technology related pictures and any pictures of your campus!

While you are joining the eLCC flickr, please also join the AR/VR flickr too. Pics of people in VR gear and any screenshots from your mobile AR apps would be most appreciated. https://www.flickr.com/groups/arvr/

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: Marianne.Bauer@colostate.edu You can also email Marianne or myself (gregory.wells@colostate.edu) 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 http://bit.ly/elccvote17 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! https://twitter.com/elccolorado
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!  https://twitter.com/hashtag/pedagome

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. http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/conference-registration/

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.