Tuesday, August 20, 2013

TLT Group: TGIF -- Register NOW: Teaching Online for Beginners for Very Smart Dummies

Thirty-third issue, Volume Six

TLT Group TGIF 08.20.2013           
From TLT Group World Headquarters

Two mini planning sessions have been added in preparation for the September 11 “fishbowl” planning session (NOON ET).  Join by using this link tlt.gs/login
  • Thursday, August 22nd, 4:00 PM ET. We will rough out assessments and learning activities. This link will take you to the draft course goals. Please feel free to add to this document at any time. This link will take you to the more comprehensive planning document.
  • Monday, August 26th. 4:00 PM ET. Brainstorm various entry/ OL course introductory activities, the first step in community building.
Register your faculty NOW for Teaching Online for Beginners for Very Smart Dummies The series begins on October 4, 2013 and concludes on November 15, 2013. This link takes you to the registration page

FridayLive returns on September 13th with “the app guys.”
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More from the TLT-SWG Blog

TODAY!Aug14 3pmET Open planning session for TLT Group Oct4 MOOCow: Teaching Online for Beginners[Very Smart Dummies]

MOOCow(Oct4) Teaching Online for Beginners-for Very Smart Dummies. Help plan tlt.gs/olireg See METAGOALS 1st draft here

Members Exchange Kicks Off on September 25th
DIIGO for Beginners - Specific Uses for Very Smart Dummies (who have a sense of humor!) This is the next in our Designated Learner series.
September 25, 2013 3:00 pm Eastern Time
Leaders: Dale Parker, James Mansfield, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others
(This session is free to TLT Group Members. Fee to others)

DIIGO is a content curation tool.
Dale Parker, Designated Teacher, will walk James Mansfield,  Designated Learner, through how to use DIIGO to do the following DIIGO basics:
·         Download the tool bar
·         Organize web pages
·         Share web pages
Beginning online teachers  should find this session especially useful.

In preparation for the session, create an account in DIIGO https://www.diigo.com/ and assemble some electronic resources that you would like to collect and share. This link will take you the lessons that are emerging from our Designated Learner instructional strategy experimentation.
Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
Sept. 13  There's an Ap for that 4.0
Sept. 20  Social Collaboration in the Classroom: Student Sharing Strategies with Penny Kuckkahn
Sept. 27  Change that Sticks – Sustainable Strategies for Engaging Faculty Wisdom and Growing Student Learning
October 4   MOOCow: Teaching Online for Beginners #1
Teaching Online for Beginners
October 4 - November 15, 2013
TLT MOOCow - Teaching Online for Beginners for Very Smart Dummies
October 4 - Nov 15, 2013
Presenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and Others
Demonstrate, describe, offer experience in teaching/learning online that can be accomplished with imagination, technology, patience... focusing low-threshold options … while respecting more limited, more traditional ways of teaching/learning in online courses.
The series will consist of four live synchronous sessions, three TLT Member Google Hangouts with veteran online faculty and many hands-on experiences over a 6 week period of time.
NOTE: we are looking for a group from an institution interested in participating in the MOOCow together.  Contact Steve Gilbert stevegilbert@tltgroup.org
Encourage. Enable. Engage.

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