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New To Online? Sloan-C Workshop Series for Fundamental Online Teaching Skills Development - FREE

Are you in the beginning stages of developing an online or blended class? This webinar provides an overview of the Sloan-C New to Online Workshop Series and how you can develop the skills you need to successfully design and deliver your class.

This webinar has no prerequisites and can be taken by anyone who is interested in improving the quality of their online course design and how to start teaching online.

March 26, 2014 - 2:00pm EST

Learn more and sign up HERE.

Link to recording of February 20, 2014 webinar is HERE.

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Moodle Gradebook Webinar

Are you interested in taking advantage of Moodle’s Gradebook features? Join LTOE’s Justin L'Italien as he walks you through the basic process of building your Moodle Gradebook. This exclusive web conference will take place on Tuesday October 8th at 12:30 pm EST and then again on Wednesday October 9th at 7:00 pm EST via a virtual meeting room (Adobe Connect). To access the meeting room, please click on the following link a few minutes before the start time: http://plymouthstate.adobeconnect.com/r2rzz6y48yi/ (login in as “Guest”). A recording of the session will be available on CETL’s website following the workshop. The first 30 minutes of the session will cover the basics of setting up Gradebook and the remaining time will be spent answering specific questions from attendees.

Please see CETL’s web site for a broad range of teaching and learning announcements and events!

UPDATE: The workshop can be viewed at the following site: https://plymouthstate.adobeconnect.com/_a1049596205/pzu8yyyq7g/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

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Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference

Join us for an exciting virtual conference on blended learning! It will be streamed live in Lamson 217. Come for some or all of the presentations!

Sponsored by LTOE

All of the session recordings are now available. Please contact PSU-LTOE@plymouth.edu for log in information.

July 8 - 8:30am

Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)

Tanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA)

Session Duration: 210 Minutes

Abstract: This workshop will engage participants through presentation and discussion to develop potential strategies and considerations for ensuring quality in blended courses on their campuses.

July 8 - 1:00pm

Lead Presenter: Jason Gregersen (Michigan Technological University, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: How can you strengthen your course, challenge your students, all while improving curriculum discussion and faculty development? Blended learning across multiple sections!

July 8 - 2:00pm

Lead Presenter: Paige McDonald (The George Washington University, USA)

Laurie B. Lyons (The George Washington University, USA)

Howard Straker (George Washington University, USA)

Linda Cotton (George Washington University, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: This presentation reviews faculty development initiatives and course redesign approaches that encourage adoption of blended learning in Health Science programs at The George Washington University.

July 8 - 3:00pm

Lead Presenter: Liz Ciabocchi (Long Island University, USA)

Amy Ginsberg (Long Island University, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: The presenters will provide an overview of faculty development practices for training and/or certifying blended instructors in traditional higher education institutions.

July 8 - 4:30pm

Lead Presenter: Alec Couros (University of Regina, CA)

Keynote Address

Session Duration: 60 Minutes

Abstract: The prevalence of social media & social networking tools have greatly increased over the past several years. While this has meant an enhanced toolset for educators, 'business' models inherent in these new web products threaten to reshape educational systems in ways not consistent with ideal learning environments.

July 9 - 8:00am

Lead Presenter: Marc Parry (The Chronicle of Higher Education, USA) - Panel Moderator

Charles R. Graham (Brigham Young University, USA)

Heather Staker (Clayton Christensen Institute, USA)

Anders Norberg (Skellefteå Council/Umeå University, SE)

George Mehaffy (American Association of State Colleges and Universities, USA)

Session Duration: 60 Minutes

Abstract: The blended learning experts on this panel will introduce an upcoming book, Blended Learning: Research Perspectives Volume 2, and discuss the current state of blended learning research and practice as well as the needs and challenges for future research.

July 9 - 9:10am

Lead Presenter: Chantal Levesque-Bristol (Purdue University, USA)

Tomalee Doan (Purdue University, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: IMPACT course redesign. Purdue University is flipping, blending, transforming, and reinventing the way we teach, students learn across the disciplines, and institutional change is fostered.

July 9 - 10:10am

Lead Presenter: Jon Mladic (Rasmussen College - Romeoville/Joliet, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: Many Faculty struggle with the transition from teaching purely residentially to teaching in a blended modality. Focused training can increase success rates.

July 9 - 11:20am

Lead Presenter: Hossein N Hamam (University of Massachusetts Boston and American University of Beirut, USA)

Zaimah Khan (Northern Virginia Community College, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: The presentation highlights best practices for building community in blended learning, utilizing a case study and a literature review of current trends.

July 9 - 1:30pm

Session Duration: 75 Minutes

Lead Presenter: Dawn Nordine (Cooperative Educational Service Agency 9, USA)

Michele Nickels (Cooperative Educational Service Agency 9, USA)

Janice D. Mertes (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, USA)

Concurrent Session: Unconference Session 1 & 2 (combined)

Session Duration: 165 Minutes

Abstract: Learn critical components for developing a K-12 blended learning program. Examine essential planning questions, implementation strategies, and promising practices to jumpstart your opportunities.

July 9 - 3:00pm

Session Duration: 70 Minutes

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2013 Education Calendar!

Have a look at some events you may find of interest!

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LTOE Webinars: Get LIVE Mahara Help!

Click link below to join the Adobe Connect meeting.

Login as a "Guest" around 7:20pm to test your audio.


If you've never attended an Adobe Connect meeting, you may want to:

Test your connection: http://plymouthstate.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Get a quick Connect overviewhttp://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

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Spotlight on Faculty 2013!

Learning Technologies and Online Education (LTOE) is proud to announce this year’s Spotlight on Faculty, to be held on Wednesday April 24, 2013 in the Heritage Commons. This popular event gives instructors a chance to present to their peers technologies they use at Plymouth State. Proposals to present are welcome on a variety of instructional technologies in the classroom, whether it be face to face, blended, or online. Proposals focusing on administrative, professional development, and research applications are also welcome.

Link to proposal form HERE!


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Free Resources for NH Teachers and Students!

Lots of teaching and learning resources available on the NHDRC website...

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Free OER Online Course!

Course: OER-101: Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OER
Registration Link: https://opensuny.coursesites.com/


Description: OER-101: Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing Open Educational Resources or OERs is a self-paced online community course that has been built to demonstrate how to find, adapt, and develop OERs step-by-step. These OERs may then be licensed via Creative Commons, printed and bound, and integrated into any type of learning environment. The course is organized into five “pursuits,” each of which represents one facet of the world of OERs.  Participants are encouraged to complete all of the pursuits by following the suggested course progression, but each pursuit can also be completed individually.

Read about the design team's experience creating the course.

Register Now!


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Virtual Workshop: Copyright and Fair Use Case against Georgia State University

When: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Where: Lamson 217

The workshop recording is HERE.

The primary goal of this presentation is to provide participants with the most up-to-date information available concerning the ground breaking copyright and fair use case ruling issued May 11, 2012 in Cambridge University Press et al v. Georgia State University. For the first time, a court decision painstakingly evaluates seventy-five instances of alleged infringements by analyzing and explaining the four fair use factors in relation to each alleged infringement. In addition, the court lays out the most specific guidance provided by a court to date to assist faculty members, librarians, instructional designers and others in applying fair use when using chapters or sections of books in learning management systems and e-reserves.

More info HERE.

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Try a MOOC: Learn Spanish!

Instreamia is sponsoring the first-ever language MOOC, for first-year, college-level Spanish students. The course will be a combination of recorded video instruction, conversation practice with other students, and homework assignments given and evaluated through the integrated Instreamia learning platform.  In these assignments, students will practice listening recognition, vocabulary understanding, context comprehension, and grammar usage. For the first time, adaptive learning will combine with MOOC methodology to offer an unparalleled experience to the masses.

Course runs January 21 through April 8, 2013.

Read more about the course and sign up at www.SpanishMOOC.com.

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