July Virtual Meeting

We were delighted that 18 of our members were able to join us for July’s virtual meeting.   Al Powell, the Director Learning Technologies, CSU OnlinePlus presented an informative and entertaining professional development presentation titled: “A Distance Room Design That Walks the Dog” abut how distance classrooms work.

Click on the link below to review the recording of the meeting. Thanks to Al Powell and Marianne Bauer from CSU for hosting the meeting! 

Meeting Recording 

June 2013 Meeting at DU

The University of Denver is pleased to host our June monthly meeting on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 10:00-2:00 pm in our newly remodeled library, Anderson Academic Commons.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Kathy (kkeairns@du.edu) by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Alex Martinez from DU’s Office of Teaching & Learning will be presenting about “Using Video for Student Assessment” which will highlight DU’s Video Management tool called Video Manager. Unfortunately, there is no free parking on the DU campus so please be prepared to pay for parking.  Our meeting will be in the Office of Teaching & Learning conference room, room 345.  Click on the link below for directions and parking options and maps.

http://otl.du.edu/about-us/our-location/

May Meeting at CMC and Inbox Zero

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) was delighted to host the monthly meeting of eLCC in Glenwood Springs.  The meeting took place at the new location for CMC’s central administration offices.  We have recently moved (one block) in downtown Glenwood.  The chamber of commerce welcome center is co-located in our building, so stop in the next time you are in Glenwood.  The college is a partner in a construction project adjacent to our new offices.  That project includes a new public library building, unfinished space for future college and library expansion, and an underground parking garage for CMC employees.  We’re sorry that the parking garage wasn’t finished for those eLCC attendees who had to hoof it a ways to avoid restricted parking downtown.  Hopefully no one received a parking ticket! It was fun to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones.

Photo from May meeting

 

Attendees: Kathy Keairns, Tim McMahon, Al Powell, Peter Jeschofnig, David Kendrick, Karen Kaemmerling, Kim Larson-Cooney, Daryl Yarrow

 

I had the chance to lead the professional development activity.  I re-visited a topic that I had presented a few months ago at a CMC gathering … email management.  This might seem like a pedestrian subject, but we had a lively discussion about how to best keep this communication method from burying us.  Most of the tips we discussed are functions in Outlook and are noted in the slide presentation.  A couple of others not on the slides are using rules to automatically file messages and editing the subject line to provide more information about a received message.  I think most everyone came away with at least one idea that was new.  An empty inbox may be a dream for most of us, but if you want to learn more about the concept of “Inbox Zero,” check out:  http://inboxzero.com/.

A May meeting in the mountains has become somewhat of a tradition.  Some members plan an extended Memorial Day getaway to follow the meeting.  We hope it will work out again next year and that we’ll see you in the mountains.  Have a great summer!  — Daryl

eLCC May 2013 minutes

Virtual Meeting Resources

Thanks to Kae Novak and Front Range Community College for hosting the March 22, 2013 eLCC virtual meeting.  We learned about their research with Information and Transmedia Fluency and the work of FRCC’s Learning Outcomes Team.  FRCC’s 5 Student Learning Outcomes are:

  1. Effective Communication
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Information Literacy
  5. Quantitative Learning

Below are a few of the resources shared during the meeting.

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century

Social Media Revolution 2013 You TubeVideo