TLT Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the eLearning Consortium of Colorado is again collaborating with Metropolitan State University of Denver in presenting the 3rd Annual Quest for Quality LogoTeaching and Learning with Technology Symposium. Faculty or staff at eLCC member institutions are invited to attend the Symposium to be held on October 24th, 2014 on the Auraria Campus in Denver.

This is a FREE faculty development event and a great opportunity for you to network with fellow educators throughout Colorado. The keynote speaker, Charles Dzuiban, is a national leader in online and blended education and we are very excited that he will be at this event. The theme for this year’s symposium is “The Quest for Quality” and session tracks include the following topics:

  • Course Quality
  • Multimedia for Learning
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Social Learning
  • Online Learning

Space is limited so register right away if you plan to attend.

Next Meeting at UNC

The University of Northern Colorado is hosting the January eLCC monthly meeting on January 24th from 10-2:00. RSVP to Berniece Mitchell at (970-351-2885) no later than Wed, 1/22/14 and by Friday, 1/17/14 to receive a mailed parking pass. Otherwise, on the day of the meeting, you will have to come in to building get a pass, then return to car (not far, parking lot outside of the building).

In addition to our regular business meeting, there will be a presentation on the flipped classroom from Jerry Overmyer, Mathematics and Science Outreach Coordinator at the UNC Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute.

Jerry Overmyer is the creator of the Flipped Learning Network’s professional learning and community of practice with over 16,000 flipping members. Jerry will use his unique insight and expertise on flipped learning to show how flipped learning has evolved immensely in just 7 years. This presentation will show how the enormous changes in technology have allowed flipped learning to become accessible and feasible to almost all teachers and students. The presentation will define the basics of flipped learning, dispel some misconceptions, and show the easiest ways to take the first-steps towards flipping. Jerry will also show how the flipped community supports itself through networks, webinars and professional development opportunities.

Directions to UNC, Candelaria Hall, room 1375

– Proceed on I-25 to the US Highway 34 exit (labeled Loveland-Greeley).
– Take the exit, going east, on Highway 34.
– After five miles, remain on the Greeley/Ft Morgan route and continue east (Don’t take the business route exit)As you reach Greeley, look for the 11th Avenue intersection.
– Turn left and proceed 8 blocks. As you drive north on 11th avenue you will see the West Campus buildings to your left. The University Center is another block farther, and on your right.
– Turn left on 20th Street and proceed 3 blocks to 14th Avenue.
– Turn left on 14th Avenue and proceed to the stop sign.  The building on your left, across the corner from where you are stopped, is Candelaria Hall, your destination.
– Enter the building through the door facing west, towards the north end of the building and proceed to the elevator.  Go up one floor and turn right when you exit the elevator.

Retreat Meeting

Picture of eLCC Members

2013 Retreat Meeting

The eLearning Consortium of Colorado held their annual retreat on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Parker Campus of Arapahoe Community College. The theme of the event, based on Lewis Carroll’s novel, Alice in Wonderland, focused the attendees “to talk of many things.” Before getting into the retreat’s primary focus, member discussed business including the eLCC-Metro State University Symposium scheduled for October 25. Several presentations will be given by eLCC member institutions and eLCC members are encouraged to have their campus faculty register soon. Another item for discussion was the WCET Consortium web site that now lists eLCC.

Additionally, within the next few months, a nominating committee will be formed to recruit nominations for eLCC co-chairs. As has been the tradition of the past few years in eLCC, there will be a co-chair from a two year and a co-chair from a 4 year college/university.  Kathy Keairns is ready to “pass the leadership torch” and Jean Otte will be retiring. The organization has thrived under the leadership of these two dynamic leaders.

Then the meeting moved into the planning activities which began with a fun filled trivia challenge focusing on Alice in Wonderland. The members present broke into two work groups: one focused on the eLCC web site and the other one focused on the Annual Report. After an extended time, the entire group reconvened to discuss strategies to improve both vital activities of eLCC. Several members volunteered to work on specific issues discussed by the members, and changes will be made within the next few months.

Additional information about the retreat will be provided in the formal meeting minutes. The retreat was very productive and hats go off to Kathy and Jean!

Submitted by Kim Larson-Cooney, Retreat Host