November 18 eLCC Meeting at Aims Community College

Hello everyone!

Aims Community College is happy to invite you to the Friday,
November 18, 2016 eLCC meeting on our Greeley campus at 5401 W. 20th
Street, Greeley, CO 80634.

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Meeting time is from 10:00 am – 2: 00 pm.

We start the meeting in the Ed Beaty Building, Room 123. (See the attached map of the Greeley campus.) We will walk over to new PE Rec Center (PERC) for a tour and then Horizon Hall for our first of two presentations. (The Weather Gods are predicting 52′ and Sunny next Friday.) 🙂

Parking: You will be coming to the Greeley campus at, 5401 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634. Park in Lot G, on the south side of the Ed Beaty building. aims-greeley-map

Ray Brown, a Math instructor will present on, “Expanding Your Technology Toolbox: Technology Tools to Assist with Student Engagement.” Next, Assistant VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Stacey Guney will present on “Building Learning Spaces in Unexpected Places.” If we have some extra time, we can tour the new PE Rec Center (PERC) on campus.

RSVP: Please email Joanne.Best@aims.edu by Wednesday, 11/16/16 at 5 pm, so we have an accurate count for lunch. Should you have any special dietary needs please include those requests at that time.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

-Cheryl Comstock

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.

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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 kae.novak@frontrange.edu.

We are starting to compile the documents and comment cards we collected at the eLCC retreat. This is a start http://bit.ly/elccretreat16docs 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. http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/meetings/

If you are interested in helping out

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

Meeting Friday, January 22nd, 2016 – Regis University 10am – 2pm

Regis University is looking forward to hosting the January 2016 eLCC monthly meeting. We’ve put in a special request for warm, sunny weather for your brief stay so we hope you can attend.

Stuff to know:

When: Friday, January 22nd, 10-2 pm

Where: Regis University Mountain View Room in the northwest corner of St. Peter Claver Hall at our Northwest Denver (Lowell) campus.
• Downloadable map available at
o http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/Campus-Locations/North-Denver.aspx
• St. Peter Claver Hall is located on the west side of campus just north of the Chapel. Mountain View Room has its own entrance on the northwest corner of the building and is easily accessible from Lower Lot 4.
• As an added bonus (), you now get to pay for parking. Park anywhere on campus and look for the Parking kiosk. Parking is $5. Kiosks accept cash or credit cards.

Parking:
• Option 1: Park in Lower Lot 4 and walk to the main entrance of Mountain View Room.
• Park in any of the other lots and take a leisurely stroll across campus to St. Peter Claver Hall. Exterior entrance to Mountain View Room is on the northwest corner of the building.
• Park in any of the other lots and take the Campus Shuttle. The driver will drop you off at the Mountain View Room main entrance.
• Again, look for the Parking kiosk and pay the $5 parking fee (cash or credit cards accepted).

Lunch: Box lunches provided if you RSVP to lskuba@regis.edu by January 15th. We’ll do our best to accommodate special dietary requests, if specified.

Professional development: Both Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak declined our invitation. Still waiting to hear from Kim Jong Un on a virtual walkthrough of North Korea’s new science and technology center (yes, Kathy, I’m joking). Also presenting are some of our Teaching and Learning with Technology award winning faculty discussing their technology projects. More information on the TLTM program at http://idt.regis.edu/website/resources/tltm.html

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

Hope to see you on the 22nd ! –Jeff

Meeting Friday, November 20th at UNC 10am-2pm

I hope you enjoyed the small blast of winter today.  Here is some information about our upcoming meeting at UNC.  Along with other eLCC business on Friday, here is some import and exciting information about our meeting that day!

Location and contact: Candelaria Hall, room 1375, UNC, Greeley. RSVP to Berniece Mitchell of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at cetl@unco.edu (970-351-2885). Contact her ASAP to get a parking pass sent.

Description of our presentations (40 minutes for the first one, 20 for the second):

Responsive Design 101

Responsive design is an approach to web design that allows pages to respond to the size of the user’s device (cell phones, tablets, TV’s, and smart watches). Responsive design requires a new way of thinking about the user interface, not to mention the coding behind the scenes. This session is an explanation of the basics of responsive design. You’ll leave understanding the common terms and why modern web pages look the way they do. And just a touch of what happens behind the scenes, no web developer Ph.D’s required.

Our speaker is Ronna Johnston, Director of Web Communications, who is coordinating the project to move all UNC sites to a content management system, new design, and new navigation structure.

Web conferencing through Microsoft 365

“Skype for Business” or “Lync,” is the Microsoft web conferencing tool that UNC is utilizing and that, in many cases, is overriding the current “Collaborate” associated with BlackBoard. We will demonstrate its usefulness and how it was adopted at UNC.

Our speaker is Robin Weber, Instructional Designer for the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

A 3-D printer will be on display (but not functioning) and Robin Weber can answer questions about 3-D printing.


eLCC Survey Review (30 minutes?). With the efforts of David Kendrick, Jeff Getchell, and Cheryl Comstock, the eLCC survey to the membership has been reproduced and will be presented by David and Educational Technology PhD student, Haya Albaqami, who has loaded the survey into the Qualtrics online survey tool.


During lunch, student’s from David’s UNC Ed Tech course would like to sit with their designated interviewees, some members of eLCC, to complete their interview assignment. They are all international students from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and five student scholars from the PhD Ed Tech program at Kasetsart University in Thailand. Feel free to converse with them.

Annual Retreat September 25th

The eLearning Consortium of Colorado is holding its annual planning retreat on Friday September 25th at the Penrose House in Colorado Springs. Directions and an agenda are coming soon.

It is important, however to get an RSVP from attendees soon in order to ensure appropriate space accommodations and food orders.  With your RSVP please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions by 12 noon on or before September 18, 2015.

Please respond to Paul Novak at Paul.Novak@du.edu

Hope to see you there!

May 22 Meeting at Red Rocks Community College

Red Rocks Community College is happy to invite you to the May 22 eLCC meeting on our Lakewood campus at 13300 W 6th Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado.

Jon Johnson, RRCC’s Director of Online Learning  and Kai Savi, Instructional Designer, will present, “Ten Tips to Make Your Online Content More Accessible,” which is especially timely based on the requirements we all face in meeting this goal very soon!

More information regarding parking, etc., will follow prior to the meeting. In the meantime, please RSVP by emailing elearning@rrcc.edu so we have an accurate count for lunch.