May eLCC Meeting @ CSU!

Announcement:

CSU is looking forward to hosting the May monthly meeting of the eLearning Consortium. Here are the details regarding the meeting. Many of you have already indicated your interesting in joining us on May 18. If you have not done so already please RSVP by Tuesday, May 15 to gregory.wells@colostate.edu

The meeting will be held at the new CSU football stadium (on campus). We will meet in Room 6053, which is on the sixth floor. You will enter the football stadium on the west side and enter the Premium Section (it is marked). The entrance is directly across from the outdoor practice field. The elevator will be to your left when you enter. Room 6053 will be down the hall on the right side. There will be WiFi available.

Directions and Parking:

http://ptsdata.colostate.edu/maps/mapside.pdf

Yes, it is road construction season again in Fort Collins. Yahoo! My current recommendation is to take I-25 to the Prospect Exit. Head west on Prospect. After crossing College Avenue (major intersection) continue heading west until you get to Center Avenue. Turn right on Center Avenue and you can park in the Lake Street Parking Garage. The parking garage will be on your right. You can also pass the garage and take a left on Lake Street. There may be some street parking available. No guarantees. From the garage you will have about a five minute walk to the stadium.

Agenda:

I (Greg) will be at the stadium early and happy to welcome people who want to arrive early.

9:30-10:00am Networking, coffee, juice, & bagels
10:00-12:00pm Presentations – topics include: Academic Integrity, OER and eTexts, and Analytics. These will be short presentations, but depending on questions we may carry over into lunch.
12:00-1:00pm Lunch and networking
1:00-2:00pm eLearning Business

2018 eLCC Conference – Presenter Materials

Hello eLCC members! Please enjoy the following presenter materials from the recent 2018 eLCC conference.

Zoom into the REALS Room, Sally Cordrey and John Ferraro, Regis University

Experience this newly-equipped interactive classroom virtually through Zoom, a video conferencing tool. We will see the features of the REALS (Regis Engaging and Adaptive Learning Space) classroom at Regis University. Features include portable furniture, interactive touch screen display monitor, camera, and mics. This room is completely ADA compliant.

Sally presented at the conference while John was standing by in the REALS classroom at Regis. Sally introduced the REALS concept and showed a few photos of the room. Then Sally linked into Zoom and John took over to showcase the room. Sally then facilitated questions and answers between the participants and John.

REALSRoom_eLCC

KEYNOTE: Is it just me? Sharing thoughts about the profession, Brent Wilson

Link to presentation

Are they really faculty? Issues of Equity and Career Support for Online Instructors, Brent Wilson

Link to presentation

Teaching and Learning with Technology Micro-Grants, Doug Emmerich, Regis University

2018TLTMSatisfactionsummary

Learning Ethics with the Game, Fallout Shelter, Sherry Jones

Link to animated version

eLCC Announcements

eLCC Announcements for April 20, 2018

NEXT eLCC Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Friday May 18 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

The meeting will be held in their new football stadium! Greg Welles sent out an earlier notice and asked for us to RSVP by 4/20 (today). So if you haven’t RSVPed yet, please do so! Email Greg at gregory.wells@colostate.edu

Instructional Technology Council’s Leadership Academy

Darci Duran from CCCOnline  would like to share with us that applications are being taken up until May 15 for the Instructional Technology Council’s Leadership Academy.

If you are interested, you can learn more by going to https://associationdatabase.com/aws/ITCN/pt/sp/academy_home_page

eLCC Conference Presentation Material

Heather sent out a email blast last week asking all presenters who want to share their material to email her. Please do so right away so we can get that material posted for everyone! Email Heater at heather.tobin@du.edu

 

2018 eLCC Award Winners

We would like to congratulate all the 2018 award nominees and winners!

The nominations for 2018 eLCC eLearning Educator of the Year in alphabetical order are:

Diane Burtlow-Trujillo, CCCOnline
Cynthia Calongne, CCCOnline
Marcus Fowler, Front Range Community College
Nick Kallan, Regis University

And the winner is Marcus Fowler, Front Range Community 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  2018 eLCC eLearning Advocate of the Year in alphabetical order are:

Farah Bennani, CCCOnline
Ed Johnsen, Regis University

And the winner is Farah Bennani, CCCOnline!

We are proud to also announce the 2018 Learning Technologies Team Nominees in alphabetical order:

D2L December Daylight Upgrade
D3U (D2L December Daylight Upgrade)
Regis University

ECE Z courses: Phase 1
Early Childhood Education OER redevelopment
CCCOnline

Rapid Response to Turbulent Times and Social Issues
Rapid Response Team
Metagame Book & ISTE Games and Simulations Network

Subject Matter Expert Orientation
Colorado Community Colleges Online Instructional Design Team
CCCOnline

The runner-up for 2018 is
Rapid Response to Turbulent Times and Social Issues, Metagame Book Club

and the 2018 winner is ECE Z courses: Phase 1, CCCOnline!

More Than Just a Discussion – Hands on Session Materials

if you are attending the Hands On session More Than Just a Discussion at 8:30 am on Thursday there is some information to familiarize yourself with before attending:

It’s in the below PDF of the full magazine.

The presentation is a Google Slides and easiest would be to link to it that way so any updates/changes we make will be reflected.
Just FYI, we are not presenting this presentation. It’s information and examples attendees will use to help frame their activities, which is why having prior access will be helpful.
This session is hands on but there is some prior learning and knowledge that will be helpful. Because we will not be presenting all this information, we feel a flipped approach might be more appropriate. In that spirit, please take a few moments to read the Online Discussions as a Vehicle for Active Learning article beginning on page 25 and review the presentation – especially the sample discussions.

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.

March 23 eLCC Monthly Meeting at University of Denver

Hi All,

The University of Denver is excited to host the March 23rd eLCC meeting! The meeting will be held in the second floor “Loft” space of the Anderson Academic Commons at 2150 E. Evans Ave., Ste. 350C from 10am-2pm. After the monthly meeting, DU is also hosting a Colorado Makers panel that we would love for you all to attend. Here is a link to more information about the panel. Please be sure to register if you plan to attend the panel –  http://otl-events.du.edu/public/registration/1589 (as a non-DU member, you’ll need to be sure to click “No DU affiliation” when registering).

Please email me at heather.tobin@du.edu to RSVP for the meeting so we have an accurate lunch count. I will also need to know if you would like a parking pass. In order to obtain the pass, I’ll need you let me know no later than Monday, 3/19. Other parking information is provided below as well.

Meeting Agenda:

10:00 to 10:05am: Welcome

10:05 to 10:30am: Conference Update

10:30 to 10:45am: Awards Update

10:45 to 11:00am: Other Topics

11:00-12:00pm: Professional development session in DU’s new “Video Creation Studio” (modeled after CU Denver’s Creation Station), hosted by Rich Path, OTL Multimedia Developer

12:00-12:30pm: Lunch Break

12:30-1:30pm: Institutional Updates

1:30-2:00pm: Other Topics

3:00-4:30pm: Colorado Maker Panel!

Other Parking options:

University of Denver campus map

University of Denver parking map

University Libraries Parking Lot (Hourly) – This is the closest parking lot to the Anderson Academics Commons. This is a metered parking lot ($1.50 per hour, cash / credit cards accepted). These meters only accept payments for one hour at a time. It is lot 315 on the DU parking guide.

Directions: You must be going east on Evans Avenue between High Street and University. Take the first right after the pedestrian bridge that crosses over Evans Ave. Anderson Academic Commons is the building on the right just after the pedestrian bridge.

Evans Garage (Hourly) – This parking lot is also close to the Anderson Academics Commons. The price is $1.50 per hour and the pay stations accepts credit cards and will issue a receipt.  It is lot 301 on the DU parking  map.

Directions: From Evans Avenue turn south on High Street and take the first left. After parking, exit the garage through the northeast corner of the building and walk east on Evans Ave. Anderson Academic Commons is the building on the right just after the pedestrian bridge. 

Light Rail:

The University of Denver Light Rail station is located on the northern edge of campus.

Directions: Cross the intersection of Buchtel Boulevard and High Street. Walk south on High Street for several blocks to Evans Ave. Cross Evans Ave and walk east. Anderson Academic Commons is the building on the right just after the pedestrian bridge.  The entrance is on the south side of the building.

-Heather-

Heather Tobin
Instructional Designer & Adjunct Instructor
University of Denver
Office of Teaching and Learning & University College
303-871-2951

Ready Player One Book Club

eLCC has been invited to educator’s book club that includes games, game based learning and virtual reality from March 12 – April 8.

The ISTE Games & Sims Network (whose leadership does included a number of Coloradoans) is starting on March 12 with the Ready Player One book club.

The first hangout and livestream is on March 14 at 8 pm ET.
For Week One, you would be reading Level One in the book/kindle.

READY PLAYER ONE Signup http://bit.ly/readyplayeronesignup and the movie opens on March 29.

Open Education Week

Open Education Week is happening right now! Open Education Week is being put on by the Open Education Consortium which is a global network for Open Education.

It is truly global, there are presentations from Finland, Cuba, Canada and a plethora of sessions from the United States. The webinars are listed on the top, just scroll through and click on details for ones you’d like to see.

Our recommendations are

Anything that Millersville University is doing! Take a look at their OER guides. They are in Pennsylvania, so check the time and convert to MT! They have sessions each day.

On Wednesday, April 7 at 12 PM ET/ 10 AM MT – 5 PM ET/3 pm MT, there will be TEN OER Degree and Adoption Showcases at Community College.

They do ask for registration and will send you a confirmation email to see any of the 10 colleges and how they have done OER.

And Open Education Week will close with a 24 OER Global Web-athon from March 9 to March 10.

eLCC Facilitated Keynote on Wednesday April 4th

The eLearning Consortium of Colorado is proud to announce that we are doing a facilitated keynote for the first day of its 29th annual conference.

Is It Just Me?…Questions facing me and the field
Facilitated Keynote with Dr. Brent G. Wilson

Inspired by radio shows like Is It Just Me Friday, this facilitated keynote creates an inclusive discussion  on some critical issues facing e-learning as a field. Dr. Brent Wilson of CU Denver will set up the discussion, followed by roundtable conversation and full-group Q&A.

The focus is on Is it just me concerns – a group reality check on our experience and how the field is adapting to changing conditions of work. Starter  issues include: (1) changing roles following higher-ed investments in learning technologies; (2) the growing role of faculty persuasion and institutional change; (3) learning analytics and student success; and (4) advocacy for the profession and self-advocacy as professionals.

Brent  G. Wilson is professor of Information and Learning Technologies at CU Denver where he teaches courses in e-learning trends, professional learning, and research in learning design and technology. His research centers around foundational questions such as: What is good instruction? How can we help learners have more transformative learning experiences? How can we help faculty, students, and designers make better use of learning tools and resources?