We won’t be having a eLCC monthly meeting in August. Our next eLCC will be our yearly retreat in September. So if you’d like to hang out with other eLCC members, your next opportunity will probably be this Wednesday August 9 or Thursday August 10 at the
Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT) at the University of Colorado -Boulder Campus.
Here’s the schedule of events. If you are attending or even better presenting, please let us know. We know already that a number of our members will be doing tech as both Tech Super Heroes on Wednesday and Web Slingers on Thursday in the Idea Forge.
If you want to follow the conference on twitter, the hashtag is #COLTT17.
Feel free to add pictures or 90 second videos you take to the eLCC Flickr group.
We had 11 Coloradans travel to Cheyenne Wyoming in the middle of Cheyenne Frontiers Days (CFD) during a community pancake breakfast! We also learned to call it CFD like the locals do!
Along the way, we saw beautiful vistas, cattle, pronghorns, bison and even some camels as we crossed the state border into Wyoming.
The professional development was great! Brandon took us through the decision making
process and design of Daylight for Desire2Learn. He also kindly offered to be available
if anyone has further questions about it. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks once again to Brandon Poulliot, Rebecca Reese and Kari Brown-Herbst from the Center for Teaching Excellence at Laramie County Community College!
If you are using the learning management system, Desire2Learn and will be switching to Daylight interfacesoon ( or already have) please join for a livestream at 11 am MT/1 pm ET. If you have switched, we love to hear from you.
We will be livestreaming Laramie County Community College’s research, development, and implementation process for the Daylight aesthetic in D2L, focused on the processes we used to reshape our LMS, how we involved our design team, and the upcoming work as well as what we’ve completed thus far. Hopefully this is helpful for the D2L folks in the group, but we plan to try and make it applicable for any academic technology change management situation. Presenters will be Brandon Poulliot, Rebecca Reese (Senior Instructional Designer), and Kari Brown-Herbst (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence).
We ask for your patience in advance for any tech glitches, connectivity and everything else! Inevitably something will start later than expected.
Here’s the information for online attendace. We will be using the webinar conference system called WebEx. If it is your first time using WebEx, you will want to download it ahead of time.With WebEx make sure to plug in your head set before you download or go into WebEx.
Message about eLCC members and Cheyenne Frontier Days:
Just wanted to share a little bit of information after hearing of the concerns expressed by folks who might like to come up and enjoy some of Cheyenne Frontier Days but are worried about accommodations and such. There is a site out there that provides relatively current information on available lodging during CFD which might be helpful if anybody was worried about that.
I also wanted to share that if people have questions, they are more than welcome to ask me about places to stay, things to do, etc… if they’d like to come up but are a bit wary. We have a couple of Wyoming natives on our team who would steer folks in the right direction. I would encourage anybody who needs a place to stay to try and book ASAP, as Cheyenne doubles in population during CFD and hotels will be full long before we get through July.
We’re already talking about our plans here at LCCC, so any guidance you may be able to offer is very welcome. I will be out of town (but still checking email) the two weeks prior to our meeting, so I’m hoping to get planning moving ahead on our end as quickly as possible.
Feel free to share the link and my contact info with eLCC folks and hopefully we can get a good contingent to come up this way!
Technical Support Specialist
Center for Excellence in Teaching
Here’s our Wyoming invitation from Brandon at Laramie County Community College!
Folks can arrive as early as 8:30 AM if they’d like. The address here is 1400 College Dr. and we will be having our meeting in the Clay Pathfinder Building, room PF 305 (third floor). We need folks to RSVP for lunches by 7/25 at noon, noting any dietary restrictions.
Easiest directions are to get on I-25 North and follow it to the ends of the earth. Take Exit 7 once in Wyoming and take a right off the highway onto College Dr. Follow College Dr. for several miles. Once you’ve passed South Greeley Highway, look for an entrance to LCCC on the left (J.O. Reed Loop) and follow that around the campus to the right. There are two lots adjacent to the Pathfinder building, neither require a permit. See the map below for more clarity.
The PD we are going to present is on our research, development, and implementation process for the Daylight aesthetic in D2L, focused on the processes we used to reshape our LMS, how we involved our design team, and the upcoming work as well as what we’ve completed thus far. Hopefully this is helpful for the D2L folks in the group, but we plan to try and make it applicable for any academic technology change management situation. Presenters will be myself, Rebecca Reese (Senior Instructional Designer), and Kari Brown-Herbst (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence).
Technical Support Specialist
Center for Excellence in Teaching
307-778-1143 | email@example.com
We had a number of eLCCers at the International Society for Technology in Education in San Antonio. For example, we had 4 eLCCers at the AR/VR Escape the Ordinary Playground. Can you recognize the person wearing the HTC VIVE?
That’s right, it’s Heather Tobin from DU!
She willing demonstrated SnapBenchhttps://snapben.ch/ with VR/3D Printing
It’s an amazing program that let’s you create in VR using the HTC VIVE and
then lets you print out what you created using a 3D printer.
Other eLCCer presenters and participants at the playground included:
Chris Luchs, CCCOnline
Kae Novak, FRCC
Len Scrogan, University of Colorado – Denver
Randy Russell, University of Colorado, UCAR
Sorry for the late post. My apologies. Please see below. ~ Paul
Hi: We are looking forward to your participation in our eLearning Consortium meeting being held this Friday, June 23 at CSU Online in Fort Collins. Here is our current agenda for the meeting.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that we are not meeting on the main CSU Campus. We are providing a map along with the address of the meeting location (see attachment). Marianne has also provided her cell phone number in case you forget the directions.
9:30 – 10:00 Coffee, Juice, and Rolls along with conversations
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome message from Mike Palmquist (Associate Provost)
10:15 – 10:45 Presentation – Best Practices (Greg, Marianne, and Sirui)
11:00 – 11:30 Presentation – TILT Application Development (Chris Geanious)
11:30 – 12:00 Presentation – APLU Grant Proposal (Tonya Buchan)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Conversation (Perhaps School Updates)
1:00 – 1:30 eLearning Consortium Business
1:30 – 2:30 Tour of Adaptive Classroom on CSU Campus
We look forward to seeing you on Friday. By the way, don’t forget the 20 breweries in Fort Collins in case you would like to contribute to the Fort Collins economy after the meeting.
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). https://www.flickr.com/groups/elcccolorado/
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.
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.
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