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First Steps Into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

This open online five week introduction to teaching in higher education aims to
* Introduce new lecturers and aspiring lecturers to teaching and professional  development in higher education
* Promote, develop and improve open academic practice within higher education
* Develop and practice skills in distributed-collaboration, social citation and professional reflection in the international educational development community.

 

This course has been designed around the key principles of autonomy, diversity, openness and interactivity, and attracts participants from across the world.

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Global Education Conference: a free week-long online event | Nov 17 - 22

Global Education Conference: a free week-long online event | Nov 17 - 22 | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

The fifth annual Global Education Conference is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world.

Monday, November 17 through Friday, November 22, 2014 (November 23rd in some time zones).

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[CIDER] Introduction to the Community of Inquiry Webinar Series | 17 Sept 10am PDT

[CIDER] Introduction to the Community of Inquiry Webinar Series | 17 Sept 10am PDT | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

Marti Cleveland-Innes, Athabasca University, Alberta
D. Randy Garrison, Alberta
Norman D. Vaughan, Mount Royal University, Alberta

This session will provide an overview of the webinar series and the Community of Inquiry framework.

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Transformative Dialogues - Volume 7 Issue 2 | Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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The theme for this issue is TA and Grad Student Experiences with SoTL.

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SCoPE seminar: Bringing the OERu strategic pieces together: 4-8 August, 2014

SCoPE seminar: Bringing the OERu strategic pieces together: 4-8 August, 2014 | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

Facilitator:  Wayne Mackintosh

The OERu is an international innovation partnership of like-minded institutions using courses based solely on OER to provide more affordable access to tertiary education with pathways to achieve formal academic credit towards credible degrees.  (See organisational FAQs for more information.)

 

True to the OERu's practice of being distinctively open, we are consulting with OERu partners and the open community in developing our 4-year strategic plan. We established a strategic planning portal and posted a draft strategic plan in May 2014 drawing on the recommendations of the 2nd meeting of OERu partners.  This scope seminar launches the synthesis phase where we will review feedback to date, propose refinements and discuss strategic targets for the OERu strategic plan. Your feedback will assist the OERu strategic planning working group to produce an integrated set of documents. These documents will be presented at the 3rd meeting of OERu partners in November to be tabled at the meeting of the OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers leading to final approval by the OER Foundation at their December board meeting. 

 

This SCoPE seminar will be structured as follows:

Planning context: Baseline and progress on the OERu 2014 operational priorities -  Monday, 4 August 2014

Strategic goals for the OERu plan - Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Calibrating targets for Strategic Goals 1 & 2 - Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Calibrating targets for Strategic Goals  3 & 4 - Thursday, 7 August 2014

Synthesis and recommendations for the OERu strategic planning working group - Friday,  8 August 2014.

 

Help us plan more sustainable education futures. Don't be missed by your absence. 

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SCoPE Webinar: See Share Create Visual E-Interviews | Monday May 12 17:00/ 10 am PDT

SCoPE Webinar: See Share Create Visual E-Interviews | Monday May 12 17:00/ 10 am PDT | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

Webinar: See Share Create Visual E-Interviews 

Monday May 12 17:00/10 am PDT, 1 pm EDT 

Must interview questions be asked and answered with words? Learn to use videoconferencing, web conferencing technologies for elicitation techniques with graphics, photos & media and collaborative methods to generate visual data within the online interview.

More information and resources here: http://bit.ly/1i7W73j. No registration, just log into Blackboard Collaborate for the webinar: 

http://urls.bccampus.ca/scopeevents

 

This is the final live event of the book launch series hosted by the SCoPE community to celebrate the release of Qualitative Online Interviews http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book241778.

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CIDER: Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry | 7 May

CIDER: Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry | 7 May | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

The May CIDER session will feature Dr. Norman Vaughan of Mount Royal University, Dr. Randy Garrison of the University of Calgary, and Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes of Athabasca University.

 

Title: Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry

 

This session, based on the book of the same title by our three presenters, will describe and discuss seven principles of practice that can be used to effectively design, facilitate, and direct a blended approach to learning and teaching.

 

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10 to 11am PDT

 

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:

https://connect.athabascau.ca/cidersession/

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TODAY! eCampus Alberta Professional Learning: Games Based Learning in Higher Ed - 13:30 PDT

This session focuses on open learning and promoting the 21st Century Skills of Communication, Creation, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.

 

Dr. Lee Graham will share experiences creating games for professional development through experts, and through collaboration with a non-profit representative and a K-12 representative.

 
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Upcoming SCoPE seminar: Qualitative Online Interviews: 1 - 16 May, 2014

Upcoming SCoPE seminar: Qualitative Online Interviews: 1 - 16 May, 2014 | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

Qualitative Online Interviews: 1-16 May, 2014

Facilitator: Janet Salmons

 

 

Description

Qualitative Online Interviews, will be released May 13 from Sage Publications. Join author Janet Salmons for a interactive, multi-platform online world book launch and seminar. SCoPE will host a lively Qualitative Online Interviews seminar from May 1 to 16, including synchronous and asynchronous exchanges. All are welcome for Tweetchats, a discussion forum, and webinars that will allow for discussion and exchange about strategies for teaching online qualitative or mixed methods, designing and conducting online interview studies, e-research ethics and topics you suggest. 

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eCampusAlberta: Iterative Online Course Design | 11 Mar @ 13:30 PDT

March 11, 2014 - 1:30 - 2:30 pm Pacific Time

Iterative Online Course Design – Improving efficiency while maintaining quality standards

Angela Viola - Instructional Design Team, Lethbridge College


The instructional design team at Lethbridge College has flipped their course development process on it’s head. We are talking big, disruptive yet oh! so exciting change! 

Join us as we walk you through our new process and discuss what led us to this big transformation. It hasn’t been without disruption and setbacks but if asked if we would go back to the old ways…. No way! Join us to find out why.

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Open Education Week 10-15 March, 2014 – A celebration of the global Open Education Movement

Open Education Week 10-15 March, 2014 – A celebration of the global Open Education Movement | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

The third annual Open Education Week takes place from March 10-15, with both online and locally hosted events around the world.

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This course begins tomorrow! P2PU | Rhizomatic Learning - The community is the curriculum

This course begins tomorrow! P2PU | Rhizomatic Learning - The community is the curriculum | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

Facilitator: Dave Cormier

Cost: None, just show up!

14 January  - 23 Feb


What happens if we let that go? What happens when we approach a learning experience and we don’t know what we are going to learn? Where each student can learn something a little bit different – together? If we decide that important learning is more like being a parent, or being a cook, and less like knowing all the counties in England in 1450? What if we decided to trust the idea that people can come together to learn given the availability of an abundance of perspective, of information and of connection?

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did think about it ... still time I suppose

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Open Course #USASK: Introduction to Learning Technologies

Jan 12, 2015 to Mar 23, 2015 
Cost per enrollment: Free

 

This short course will provide an introduction to how learning technologies may support student collaboration, reflection, creation, sharing, and other key elements of learning. It will provide an opportunity for you to consider how learning technologies support your courses as well as your own professional development and research.

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Gaming in Ed - Online Conference | 15 - 18 September, 2014

Gaming in Ed - Online Conference | 15 - 18 September, 2014 | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

This conference offers a variety of perspectives, from educators and game developers to researchers and administrators. Our goal is to have you walk away with practical information and inspiration for furthering game-based learning in class and beyond.

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Connected Courses: Active Co-Learning in Higher Ed | Sept 2-Dec 14

Connected Courses: Active Co-Learning in Higher Ed | Sept 2-Dec 14 | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

We invite you to participate in a free open online learning experience designed to get you ready to teach open, connected courses no matter what kind of institution you’re working in. We’ll explore how openness and collaboration can improve your practice and help you develop new, open approaches.

 

You can mix and match — take one unit or take them all, and go at your own pace. You’ll be joined by other participants from around the world who are looking to:

get hands-on with the tools of openness;create open educational resources, curriculum and teaching activities and get feedback from a community of your peers; andconnect with and learn alongside other faculty, educators and technologists.
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Learn about openness in “Why Open?”| 10 Aug - 5 Sept, 2014

Learn about openness in “Why Open?”| 10 Aug - 5 Sept, 2014 | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

What is openness? What are the different kinds of openness? Why engage in open activities, and what potential problems or obstacles might there be to doing so? These are some of the questions we’ll discuss in a course called “Why Open?,” at the School of Ope. This is the second iteration of this course, the first having taken place in August 2013.

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[CIDER] Open Educational Resources for Professionals | June 4, 10am PDT

[CIDER] Open Educational Resources for Professionals | June 4, 10am PDT | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

June 4, 2014 · 10am PDT
Open Educational Resources for Professionals: A new era in the training and development of legislative counsel
Dr. Dale Dewhurst, Athabasca University
John Mark Keyes, University of Ottawa
Archie Zariski, Athabasca University

In this session, Dale Dewhurst, John Mark Keyes, and Archie Zariski will discuss a current project to develop open educational resources (OER) for legislative counsel in countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The project is the latest step in a 20-year old distance education program for those professionals.

The session will explore best practices for investment in freely available OERs for use by professionals and students who are involved in open access and online learning environments. The creation and deployment of the OER raised many of the key issues faced by many current organizations, including the tension between openness and quality, and the relationship of OER to accreditation. Findings describe the importance of chunking information appropriately, tackling the separation of core knowledge from local contexts, and managing integrity while operating in the domain of open source materials.

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[eCA Professional Learning] Using MOOCs to Attract Student Interest in Programs | 6 May, 13:30 PDT

Join Jesse Schreier to learn how Brown University is using MOOCs with high school students to engage their interest in university programs. Learn some fundamentals about MOOCs and managing expectations.

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SCoPE Webinar: Fair and Good? Ethics and Quality in Online Interview Research | 5 May, 10am PDT

WHEN: May 5, 2014 @ 10:00 – 11:00 pm PDT, 17:00 GMT

 

WHERE: SCoPE Blackboard Collaborate room: http://urls.bccampus.ca/scopeevents

 

FACILITATOR: Janet Salmons

 

This webinar is part of our current SCoPE seminar running 1-16 May, 2014: Qualitative Online Interviews.

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[T.e.l.l. May ] Do you Poodll when you Moodle? May 6 at noon PDT

[T.e.l.l. May ] Do you Poodll when you Moodle? May 6 at noon PDT | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

Brought to you by the Educational Technology Users Group

 

Title: Do you Poodll when you Moodle?
When: 12 Noon (PDT) , May 6th, 2014
Where: T.E.L.L. sessions are held in the ETUG Blackboard Collaborate Room
Who:  Gina Bennett, College of the Rockies

 
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[CIDER] State of the Nation: K-12 online learning in Canada: Apr 2 10am PDT

[CIDER] State of the Nation: K-12 online learning in Canada:  Apr 2 10am PDT | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

April 2, 2014 · 10-11am

State of the Nation 2013: K-12 online learning in Canada
Michael Barbour, Isabelle Farrington College of Education, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut

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Open Educational Practices with Grant Potter | BC Open Open Ed Chats #bcooec

Open Educational Practices with Grant Potter | BC Open Open Ed Chats #bcooec | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

What: BC Open Open Ed Chat

Who: Grant Potter from University of Northern British Columbia

When: March 14, 2014 11:00 a.m. PDT

Where: Big Blue Button

 

To log in, visit http://etug.bigbluebutton.org/ and enter the following information:
Username: First Name + Last Name @ Institution
Password: welcome

Host: Frank Fucile

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Now underway! Teaching Online Open Course #TOOC14

Now underway! Teaching Online Open Course #TOOC14 | MicroSCoPE | Scoop.it

10 March - 4 May, 2014 (with a 2-week break)

Oxford Brookes University

The course has been designed around the key principles of autonomy, diversity, openness and interactivity. You can choose whether or not to be assessed and the degree to which you engage with the module. The module attracts participants from across the world, who bring with them a wide variety of resources and expertise. Learning across such a distributed group depends on connectivity and frequent interactive communication.

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