On Friday, November 4th from 9am – 4pm, the FLC Online Educators will host our 3rd annual FLC Innovation in Ed Tech Unconference. This is an informal, unconference-style, lunch-on-your-own, collaborative, grassroots, on-the-fly, bring-your-own-mobile-device event – basically a supportive atmosphere in which to nerd out and talk about teaching and technology. All Los Rios faculty are invited to attend – beginners and experts, adjunct and full-time.
Additional details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G1hJX1XPhtG2ZBJY_mNrhXLW-0eC0Up_cH6j5MMsp_A/edit
We talked to Bryan Alexander (NITLE) about Pearson’s and Blackboard’s flirtations with “openness.”
Pearson OpenClass – http://youtu.be/W8Bm2o-pHWQ
Blackboard’s Press Release – http://www.blackboard.com/About-Bb/Media-Center/Press-Releases.aspx?releaseid=1618654
Wed. Oct. 12, 1:30 PM
Thurs. Oct. 13, 10 AM
Fri. Oct. 14, 2:15 PM
From the comfort of your own home, or the Innovation Center
Social Media w/PISO
Fri. Oct. 14, 10:30 AM, FL1-8
FLC Online Educators
Fri. Oct. 21, 10 AM, Innovation Center
Fri. Oct. 28, 10:30 AM, FL1-35
Here is a list of the notes that I made. If I’ve forgotten anything, or if you have other ideas, please stick them in the comments and I’ll update the post.
Potential date for Unconference – November 4
Dave’s D2L Lessons for Faculty:
Jing (Cross platform)
Ideas for next meeting (Friday, September 16th):
- Show and Tell!
- Faculty Inquiry – Cell Phones in Classroom Findings
- F2F MetaTutor for Online Learning, D2L, etc.
1st and 3rd Fridays, 10 – 11:30 AM in the Innovation Center
September 2 and 16
October 7 and 21
November 4 and 18
Hope to see you there!
This is an interesting background document on the MOOC phenomenon. I find the “stages in online education evolution” particularly interesting. The MOOC instructor is no longer “sage on the stage,” nor “guide on the side,” but “snoop in the group!”
Read the rest…
Congratulations FLC Online Educators, winners of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office 2010 Technology Focus Award!
Skype in the Classroom:
Skype in the classroom is a free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration. This is a global initiative that was created in response to the growing number of teachers using Skype in their classrooms.
Check out the Projects section, a clearinghouse for various projects, to get an idea of what other educators are doing with Skype. You can sort by age group and subject area, and even search for guest speakers.
We’ve talked a lot about the boundaries between personal and professional use of social media, so I thought you would find this article interesting:
Those who use their Twitter accounts for both personal and professional purposes often find themselves wondering whether they are damaging their credibility with funny anecdotes or social tweets. According to a study published in the March issue of Learning, Media and Technology, however, the answer to that question is a resounding “no.”
Turns out that humanizing your Twitter presence makes you more credible.
Read the rest…