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March 13, 2014 | Gayle Burns
We are searching for an Educational Technology Specialist to join our Digital Teaching and Learning Team. These are exciting times at Art Center, so please encourage any interested parties to apply!

Position url: http://www.artcenter.edu/accd/employment_13678.jsp

Thank you,

Gayle

Gayle Burns | Director, Educational Technology | Digital Teaching and Learning

      1700 Lida Street| Pasadena, CA  91103

      626.396.2381 | gayle.burns@artcenter.edu

      artcenter.edu



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March 5, 2014 | Clark Shah-Nelson
Hi Blend-Onliners,

If you haven't already checked it out, you may be interested to see the new e-Literate TV series of videos as conversation starters for higher education. The first 3 episodes were filmed at #Educause13 in Anaheim. Parts 2 and 3 are about online education and MOOCs, and feature important ideas and questions for institution consideration and dialog. 

Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill also released a series of interviews from the December 2013 MOOC Resarch Initiative (#MRI13) on their YouTube Channel

This...
February 28, 2014 | Clark Shah-Nelson
Greetings!

The ELI is crowd sourcing its 2014 content anchors! To do so, we'd like to request input from the teaching and learning community. The “winning” anchors from the survey will be the topic areas we use for the year’s programs and events. These anchors also play a significant role in determining the content of the ELI annual meeting as they will guide the selection of presentations, the solicitation of presenters, and the content areas for general and featured session speakers.

The survey is super short, so please vote by March 14th:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/1415contentanchors.

Veronica Diaz, PhD
Associate Director
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

EDUCAUSE<http://www.educause.edu/...
February 25, 2014 | Listserv Anonymous User
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To whom it may concern, 

I am receiving daily emails form Blend-Online and when I try to unsubscribe I am told that the email address is unknown.  Could you please unsubsribe me from all future mailings. 

Thank you, 
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February 25, 2014 | Shannon Tucker

The definition of a credit hour (or redefinition) seems to be a hot topic.  I was wondering if anyone had guidance they would be willing to share as it relates to assigned or directed reading in hybrid and/or online courses.  Specifically, I’m wondering if any institutions are using assigned/directed reading in lieu of direct instructional time in courses.

 

Thanks,

Shannon 

 

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February 14, 2014 | Listserv Anonymous User
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February 12, 2014 | Tina Meagher

Hello,

 

I am leading a project group that is looking into a synchronous solution for student to students and faculty to student interactions. We recently started to use Canvas for our LMS and slowly moving away from Bb. Many of the faculty were using Wimba for synchronous classes and moments. Now faculty and students are using a combination of Big Blue Button, Webex, Skype and Google hangouts. We are trying to find a single solution for this. Can anyone let me know what they are using at their school for synchronous classes or moments, student group work and virtual office hours. Thanks so much for your time…

 

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February 12, 2014 | Robert Paterson

I just joined this list. Am looking for guidance for job descriptions for instructional designers for hybrid courses. Best, Rob

 

Dr. Robert Paterson

Vice President – Information Technology, Planning and Research

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

Main College number:   516-323-3000

Direct number:  516-323-4850

 

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February 6, 2014 | Clark Shah-Nelson
Dear all,

We now have 2 open positions to join us at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Teaching and Learning – in the historic Candler Building on Baltimore's Inner Harbor:

February 3, 2014 | Gretchen Schaefer
Hello,

We are currently seeking information on fee-for-service partnerships with our online programs to conduct an RFI/RFP. I am not looking for full reviews or recommendations, but perhaps the names of organizations that you may have used in your own RFP process. The services we are looking to partner for would be marketing, student support (admissions, financial aid, basic tech support), and retention.

Thank you!

Gretchen
Gretchen Schaefer, M. Ed.
Instructional Technologist
(207) 941-7152
Office: 231B Sawyer Library
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January 29, 2014 | Gayle Burns
**Apologies for any cross-posting**



Art Center College of Design seeks a versatile Educational Technology Specialist who is passionate about helping faculty select and master the appropriate technologies to enhance student learning and achieve pedagogical goals. We're very excited about this new addition to our team!


Please share widely with anyone you think might be a good candidate for this position (PDF attached). I'll be at ELI in New Orleans next week if anyone has questions or suggestions.

Thanks,

Gayle

PS: Chilly in Pasadena today. 71 degrees.


Gayle Burns | ...

January 7, 2014 | Patrice Prusko

Ellen, Is there a deadline for submission?

 

Patrice

 

 

Patrice Torcivia Prusko

Instructional Designer

Educational Technology Consultant

Cornell University

215 Computing and Communications Center

Ithaca, NY  14853

Pat68@cornell.edu

http://portfolio.cit.cornell.edu/user/view.php?id=1102

 

 

 

December 19, 2013 | Greg Ketcham
Seasons Greetings everyone!

I have a two part question regarding how "attendance" or "significant activity" by learners in online courses is defined at your institution.

In our campus, our f2f policies allow instructors to drop a student if s/he has missed 2 consecutive classes. In this scenario, attendance is clearly linked to the student being physically present in the classroom. In our online courses, we have no formal language or policy that defines attendance or significant activity.

Therefore, when working with Student Accounts at end of term to determine a student's fiscal liability in an online course s/he may have partially participated in, or never actually participated in, we have a rule of thumb based on "significant activity" (submission of graded learning activities) in tandem with the number of log ins. 

I'm seeking...
November 27, 2013 | Clark Shah-Nelson
Hi Blend-Onliners,

Are any of you registered to attend one of the Educause Connect events in Portland, Chicago, or Baltimore, who would like to spread the Blend-Online word? We've been offered to host a Blend-Online Constituent Group poster session at these. 

Please reply directly to me if you are planning to go to one and are willing to facilitate/host a poster session.

Happy Thanksgiving! 


Regards,


Clark Shah-Nelson
clarkshahnelson@gmail.com

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November 26, 2013 | Mark J.W. Lee
Dear colleagues, Vol. 9, No. 3 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at http://jolt.merlot.org/) has been published and is available online. The contents of the issue are listed below. In this issue you will find 12 articles concerned with various aspects of online learning and teaching. I hope you will find several articles of interest, and that you will take the time to forward this notice to colleagues who might also be interested in JOLT. (If they, too, would like to register to receive notification of newly published JOLT issues, they may do so here: http://grapevine.merlot.org/joltnews/joltlistserv.php?action=add .) The next issue, Vol. 9, No. 4, will be released in the coming weeks. You may also be...
November 18, 2013 | Gayle Burns
**Apologies for any cross-posting**

Art Center College of Design seeks a versatile Educational Technology Specialist who is passionate about helping faculty select and master the appropriate technologies to enhance student learning and achieve pedagogical goals. We're very excited about this new addition to our team!

The position is open until filled.

For details about the position and instructions on how to apply, please follow the link below:


Please share widely with anyone you think might be a good candidate for this positions (PDF attached).

Thanks,

Gayle

Gayle Burns | Director...

November 16, 2013 | Listserv Anonymous User
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Blend-Online colleagues,

The following books on Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Online Learning Activities will make your teaching the best in your institution. I am the editor of this series and share this information on them with.  –Charles Wankel, St. John’s University, New York, wankelc@stjohns.edu . I hope you’ll have your acquisitions librarian get them all for you and your colleagues.

Volume 6 is comprised of seven key books on the topic of ‘Increasing Student Engagement’ These titles provide international coverage on the subject with a variety of practical applications and how they can be used in real settings by students and teachers.

Volume 6A -...

November 13, 2013 | Colleen Keller

FYI – The ECAR E-Learning Study  from this past June is now public.

 

The State of E-Learning in Higher Education: An Eye Toward Growth and Increased Access

http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/state-e-learning-higher-education-eye-toward-growth-and-increased-access

Please let me know if you have any questions, thank you.

Colleen Keller Electronic Resources Librarian

 

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November 12, 2013 | Emily Foote
Hello, 

I'm facilitating a discussion on the Flipped Classroom during Blackboard's Never Stop Learning Tour in Philadelphia next month. After presenting a brief overview of the Flipped Classroom - 
  • What is it? 
  • How did it come to be?
  • What's driving people to adopt it? 
I was hoping to share real experiences.  If you are using the concept and are willing to share your experience, please email or call me sometime before Friday, December 13th.  

Many thanks, 
Emily 

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October 31, 2013 | Kent Barclay

I’d like to hear from anyone who is currently managing and supporting two (or more) learning management systems on their campus. Which ones, how many support staff, training issues,  integration with portal and SIS/Enterprise admin system, etc.

 

Thank you

 

Kent Barclay

Associate Dean of Academic Technology

Endicott College

376 Hale St.

Beverly, MA 01915

978-232-2282

kbarclay@endicott.edu

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April 30, 2013 | Kevin Donahue

We’re currently evaluating different web conference/online collaboration software platforms for distance education and hybrid online courses.  So far we’ve been looking at GoToMeeting/Training, Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, and WebEx.  Just curious what other schools are using and/or if you are using something else.

 

Thanks!

 

Kevin Donahue

 

Kevin Donahue

Assistant Director, eLearning Technologies

Villanova University • 800 Lancaster Ave • Technology Services Building • Villanova, PA 19085
t 610.519.6606 • f 610.519.5090
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February 12, 2014 | Tina Meagher

Hello,

 

I am leading a project group that is looking into a synchronous solution for student to students and faculty to student interactions. We recently started to use Canvas for our LMS and slowly moving away from Bb. Many of the faculty were using Wimba for synchronous classes and moments. Now faculty and students are using a combination of Big Blue Button, Webex, Skype and Google hangouts. We are trying to find a single solution for this. Can anyone let me know what they are using at their school for synchronous classes or moments, student group work and virtual office hours. Thanks so much for your time…

 

Tina

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Tina Meagher

Manager

Video and Digital Media Services

The Digital...

January 7, 2013 | Apostolos Koutropoulos
Happy New Year everyone!

The 2nd annual LMS unconference (a NERCOMP SIG*, an unSIG) will be held on January 25, 2013 at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center in Southbridge, MA. This is a unique opportunity to approach LMS issues in a platform neutral environment, sharing and learning strategies for system assessment, implementation, training, design and support in all relevant areas of the campus.

The unSIG format empowers participants to craft the conference program and provides opportunities for them to become the presenters. Participants, rather than event organizers, determine the topics covered in session tracks. This means that the agenda is not predetermined months in advance, but instead will include the issues and concerns that are most significant to attendees on the day of the conference.

Along with standard LMS issues such as adoption, implementation and...
February 5, 2013 | Listserv Anonymous User
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Hello everyone. 

What tools would you recommend for creating learning objects that include audio, video, and quizzing capabilities that a course developer with either a PC or Mac could use?  I am reviewing the functionality of both Adobe Captivate and Soft Chalk but I would like to know of other tools you are using.  Also, let me know what the pros and cons of each tool you describe.

Thanks!

Kelvin Bentley

November 14, 2012 | Kent Barclay

Hello,

                I’d be interested in hearing what other institutions are using for synchronous web conferencing/ teaching tools, and how they like what they have. We’ve been using Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Wimba) and it’s been a good system for us, albeit a little on the pricey side. Does anyone use a system that’s not strictly geared toward the higher ed market, such as Webex or GoToMeeting?

 

Thanks!

Kent

 

Kent Barclay

Associate Dean of Academic Technology

Endicott College

376 Hale St.

Beverly, MA 01915

978-232-2282

kbarclay@...

April 25, 2012 | Clark Shah-Nelson
Hi all,

Did you miss the Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference in Milwaukee (#blend12)? 

You can register to watch sessions on-demand via media site: 


You can also see slides for most sessions on their respective pages from the main conference site:

Lots of great sessions on implementation, course redesign, social media, faculty development, research studies, blended models, support, etc.

Best,
Clark



Clark Shah-Nelson
Sr. Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching and Learning
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...
January 16, 2013 | David Brown

Apologies for cross-postings. Please send it to interested
colleagues and students. Thanks!

CALL FOR PAPERS

**********************************************************************************
International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2013),
24-26 June, 2013
University of Toronto, Hart House, Toronto, Canada
www.i-society.eu
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The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort
that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference
covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society,
which includes technical and non-technical research areas.

The mission of i-Society 2013 conference is to provide opportunities
for collaboration of professionals...
October 30, 2012 | Scott Robison

What resources do your faculty use to “observe” instructors and their online courses, as they would observe a F2F instructor and course? Often these observations are a regular part of a program review or one’s P&T process. Some faculty feel they don’t know how to observe an online course as they haven’t taken or taught one. I’ve found a smattering of rubrics at other institutions, but would like to get feedback from this group.

 

Thanks,

Scott

 

Scott Robison, Ph.D.
Director, Learning Technologies and Online Education
105 Lamson Learning Commons, MSC #47B
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH  03264
603.535.2262

 

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April 27, 2012 | Listserv Anonymous User
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HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING & LEARNING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
JANUARY 13-15, 2013, ORLANDO

You are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation on emerging pedagogic or administrative technologies, approaches and issues in higher education. Although the meeting is structured into thematic tracks, we are open to the gamut of topics on new developments in higher education. This Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association conference is being held, January 13-15, 2013 in Orlando, in partnership with the University of Central Florida, whose campus will be its venue. A proceedings book of abstracts will be produced and best papers will be published in the HETL Review online journal.

Details are at: http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/hetl2013/ . Any...

October 15, 2013 | Patrice Prusko

Keith, Sloan defines blended as anywhere between 30-79% online, so there is a pretty wide range. (I attached a document with the reference). The following are from a Blended Workshop I attended by Dr. Norman Vaughan

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZbe8xi-ckHjkkgJzEMKDB_JC2pNA4eFt2ZY7_vlp3Q/edit

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ky_AEciMmKdbftEymD0lsZglX0uhA-DhPsMaXwvJOrI/edit

 

Patrice

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June 7, 2013 | Elizabeth Smith

Peg,

 

We use the IDEA system for all end of course student evaluations and the IDEA Center has done research on student ratings in traditional vs. online courses. It is specific to the questions on the IDEA student evaluation but they did find that student ratings for online courses are similar to that of online courses. The research report is here and it’s worth reading even if your institution doesn’t use IDEA: http://www.theideacenter.org/sites/default/files/Research%20Report%207.pdf.

 

Elizabeth Smith

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Associate Director, Center for Faculty Development

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April 10, 2013 | Steve Covello
All - 

We received a tech call from a student here at Granite State College who is taking an online course while in China (a US citizen). 

However, the course includes video and audio media streaming from our Kaltura service, and none of the media is accessible because of the Great Firewall (Chinese government) blocking this information.

It appears, too, that Dropbox service is not available – or at least not reliably available – to account holders while in China.

Any suggestions here? I suppose we could smash a video or audio file down to something that could be attached as an email, though I'm not sure if that would get us in trouble too.

Thx – Steve

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August 10, 2012 | Apostolos Koutropoulos
Good Morning everyone!

I hope this message finds everyone well :-)  Bellow is a Call for Presentations for an upcoming NERCOMP (regional Educause affiliate) SIG.  Please feel free to forward to your colleagues who might be interested :-) Thanks in advance!


Call for Presentations

for the 2013

Academic Communities of Practice: Learning and Engagement Outside the Classroom

 NERCOMP SIG


The campus is rich with opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. Up to now flyers have been posted next to elevators to let people know of some of these events, people form ad-hoc groups to support their learning, and student clubs band together for a common purpose. Communities of Practice already exist in Academia! So, the question is, how do we best leverage technology, and how do we...

February 15, 2012 | Ellen Marie Murphy
Hi Everyone,

I'm wondering what your thoughts are regarding the use of Instructional Designers in the development of Blended/Online courses: do you think they are fully utilized? For example: At your institution do faculty consult with them on the how to develop better discussions, how to write course objectives, basically: how to design an effective (or more effective) course? Or, do faculty primarily view them, and use them as technicians?

Thoughts, comments...

Ellen

Ellen Marie Murphy
Director of Online Curriculum
SUNY Empire State College
113 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-587-2100 Ext: 2961
twitter: ellen_marie
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September 6, 2012 | Listserv Anonymous User
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Hello Everyone, My College has been piloting online classes during our summer sessions. We're exploring ways that we can offer online offerings throughout the school year - but of course, we're facing the following factors (just to name a few): * Faculty Training (instructional design) * Types of Online Offerings - individual courses or programs? * IT support * Accreditation We want to make sure that our direction aligns with our mission. We'd love to have a consultant or an expert come to our campus and learn more about us, our faculty/students, and strategic plan and share other models and ideas from other schools. Since most of you may have already gone through this process - do you have any recommendations? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks! Monica Monica Lavin Director __________________ Teaching, Learning & Technology College of Charleston Charleston, SC 29424...
March 26, 2012 | Listserv Anonymous User
Message from michelle.l.chandler@lonestar.edu

Dear Colleagues,

 

Apologies for the cross posting.

 

Our institution is currently in the process of revising our faculty certification and training required for all our faculty who will teach online. Currently, our training consists of synchronous LMS tool training (delivered via webinars) and an asynchronous online portion that requires, on average, two hours to complete.

 

After reviewing feedback from faculty and administration and researching certification programs at other institutions, we see there is a need for more robust preparation and training for our online faculty. Our goal is for this revamped training to be unique and innovative but also based on best practices, research, proven models, etc.

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October 17, 2013 | Douglas Kahn

We have been wrestling with how to best define the line between a traditional face-to-face course with web assistance and the online modality of blended learning.  A number of faculty in traditional classes are leaning heavily on the LMS to handle exams, discussions, etc… beyond the scope of what we would consider a face-to-face course.

 

We would appreciate any feedback on how your institution: defines the difference in modality; delineates what activity is appropriate to a web-assisted modality as well as what is not appropriate; and how you let students know what to expect from a given course when signing up for a ‘traditional’ course that may have online components.

 

Regards,

 

Doug

 

 

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May 15, 2013 | Julianne M. Miranda

Good morning,

 

Butler University plans to launch new fully online graduate programs as well as offering select online undergraduate courses in our summer sessions.  If your institution offers online programs, would you mind sharing some information with me?

 

1.       Are tuition rates for online courses the same or different as your face to face courses? Do tuition rates differ according to the semester in which the online courses are offered? (Spring, fall, summer)

2.       Do you compensate your faculty differently for teaching an online course and/or do you adjust their teaching load in any way when offering an online course?

3.       Do you compensate or...

April 29, 2013 | Dylan Barth
Hi everyone!

In our faculty development program, several instructors have been asking about specific resources or strategies that would be helpful in designing an online or blended course for a shortened term, like in the summer. Turning a 16-week course into an 8-week (or less) course can definitely be a challenge, and even though we have some advice to offer, I'm looking for more ideas.

Do you all have any recommendations that I could pass along?

Thanks!

Dylan

***********
Dylan Barth
Learning Technology Consultant
University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
Learning Technology Center, GML E175
djbarth@uwm.edu | 414-229-4319 | @dylanbarth

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September 27, 2012 | Regina Ewing

Hello Fellow Listserv-ers,

I am seeking information on how faculty members are utilizing the dropbox feature of your current Learning Management System.

 

Our current LMS does not allow instructors to save marked up documents directly back to the LMS. Instructors like receiving and marking up papers online. However, the problem comes in returning papers to students. The process is not fluid; and has a host of issues.

·         Requires the instructor to save graded documents to their computer.

·         Graded papers need to be uploaded back into the LMS shared document library.

·         Graded work cannot be securely...

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