LET (Learning Educational Technology) Community will meet in Furman 405 from 10-11:50 am on the following dates: Friday, April 28; May 19th; and June 9th.

You are welcome to come for the entire time or come and go as fits your schedule. We will continue to explore and learn together surrounding learning technologies. An ongoing theme that runs through our discussions is social justice and equity surrounding learning technologies in online learning spaces. One of our meetings will include hands-on learning with WebEx and other video conferencing tools.  Have another topic or educational technology tool you wish to explore? Let Cheridy or Jennifer know. Join us for coffee, tea, snacks and good conversation. Join us online in the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook Group.

Register for the Integrated Learning Resource Center (ILRC) Colloquium in the Learning Innovation Center at Oregon State University on September 8th and 9th, 2016. Sessions will cover a variety of topics related to instructional technologies at OSU, while labs will help you implement those technologies in your pedagogy.

Join participants from OSU and beyond. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days. Take a look at the full agenda. This colloquium is presented by Academic Technology, a division of Information Services, and the Center for Teaching and Learning, a division of Academic Affairs.

hand-226708_640Mark your calendar for the Learning Educational Technology (LET) Committee Spring term dates! Join colleagues in the College of Education in community building surrounding learning technologies. Our broad plan is to focus on hands-on experience with learning technologies and to continue conversations surrounding online social justice started in our Winter All College meeting.  If you have any special requests for topics to discuss or ideas for guests, let either Cheridy or Jennifer know.

  • Fridays from 10-12 in Furman 405 on April 8th, May 13th, and June 3rd.

Can’t make a meeting? Join the conversation in the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group.

We look forward to engaging conversation and tasty snacks. Hope to see you there!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/caroslines/3233935386/sizes/q/Updated 4/20:  See recorded sessions post.

Join me and other Ecampus faculty at the Ecampus Spring Faculty Forum on April 15th.  Several College of Ed instructors will present.   At 10:00 am, Kok-Mun Ng will be on a panel entitled How Quality Matters Improved my class. I’ll be a part of a panel entitled Active learning that yields real world results.  Eric Weber will be on an Innovative teaching: A showcase of hybrid courses panel at 2:30 pm.

The forum runs from 8:00 am, starting with breakfast, to 4:15 and includes lunch.  See the complete schedule and register.  I’ve presented and attended for the past few years and have benefitted from doing so.  I’ve always walked away with new ideas for my online courses and enjoyed networking with other instructors across campus.  See you there!

Also, be sure to check out some of the Ecampus online resources: Ecampus Inspire Blog and Online Education Trends.

LET PictureCollege of Ed Instructors: Join the LET Community (Learning Educational Technologies) Wednesday, April 1 & May 6: 10-11:30 in Furman 404 . We will be sharing our experiences with Canvas and how we have set up our Canvas courses. We will also be working on templates that we hope to share across the college. Bring a laptop or let us know if you need one. We expect to have fun sharing and working together. Coffee and snacks will be provided! 

Canvas Templates: Can’t make it, but curious about the Canvas templates? Check out the OSU On-Campus Canvas template and Canvas’s own sample course templates.

Hope to see you there!

Cheridy and Jennifer


3/12 Update: Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to the Technology Across the Curriculum team! Stay tuned for upcoming workshops.

The Technology committee invites all on-campus College of Ed instructors to a series of three workshops this winter term designed to migrate your courses to Canvas.  Even if you don’t use Blackboard and don’t think you need Canvas we encourage you to migrate your course and create a presence in Canvas. We are timing these workshops to support spring term course migrations, but if you would like to migrate a summer or fall course, you are welcome to attend.

On-Campus instructors — If you teach on-campus this spring please attend and let us help you! All meetings will be in Furman 404. Bring a laptop or let us know if you need one for the workshop. 

  1. Jan 29, 11:45-1:15 — Lynn Greenough from the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) will give us an overview of Canvas and the migration process.  (This will include learning to copy courses, creating and deleting elements, checking links, etc.)  There will be time to get started in your own course with TAC staff on hand.
  2. Feb 5, 11:45-1:15 — Work on your course in a workshop style with your colleagues in the College of Ed.   At this point you may be ready to rethink and rebuild elements that did not transfer well (blogs, wikis, tests, journals, nested folders, multiple prompt discussion forums).
  3. Feb 26, 11:45-1:15  —  Technology Across the Curriculum staff will once again join us. They will be available to answer questions as we continue building our courses.  Plan to continue to rebuild your course or add new elements that were not available in BlackboardWe can share the work we’ve done and learn together. 

You can come to all sessions or drop in for any amount of time during one session. If you can’t make it, check out other hands on migration workshops TAC is offering.

Ecampus instructors —  Ecampus will do much of this work for you. Please register for an Ecampus Migration Workshop that takes place on or before Feb. 26 to initiate the Ecampus support process and to have the course ready in time for spring term. Or fill out an Exception Request. This helps Ecampus keep track of which courses are in which system and better support students, especially in that first week of class.

LET PictureWe are pleased to announce the beginning of a learning community surrounding educational technologies in the College of Ed!  Winter term, Cheridy and Jennifer worked with the Center for Teaching and Learning in planning.

We hope this will be a collaborative community where we have time to share, learn together, and have fun! Coffee and snacks will be provided! Within our first few meetings, we will collaboratively shape a direction for our community.  The initial focus will be on learning technologies in instruction and learning. As we get started, we will call this the LET Community (Learning Educational Technologies Community). Here’s a sneak peak into a Prezi that will serve as a starting place.

This is an ongoing invitation to join us. Together, we will LET Community building begin around educational technologies.

Currently, we have reserved the first Wednesday of each month from 10-11 am in Furman 303 Winter/404 Spring 

  • Wednesday, Feb 4 – Furman 303
  • Wednesday, March 4 – Furman 303
  • Wednesday, April 1 – Furman 404
  • Wednesday, May 6 – Furman 404

Jennifer and Cheridy look forward to community building with you around one of their favorite topics—learning technologies in education! Stay updated on meetings, events, etc. on this Tech’d Out Learning Site.


In efforts to continue conversations surrounding learning technologies and to inform our PD planning for next year, Jennifer and Cheridy request you complete this short survey (2 main questions).  Thank you for your participation!

This survey was created using Qualtrics. Interested in creating your own Qualtrics survey? See the Qualtrics information page on the TAC site to get started.

“spring when the world is mud-luscious”  E.E. Cummin’s poem, in Just, always comes to mind this time of year, most frequently as I’m slipping or splashing in a puddle or caught in an Oregon downpour on a walk without an umbrella.

Poetry enriches.  Join me in a collective Book Spine Poetry something-or-rather.  You can start by helping me figure out a better title for it.  This is just for fun, but it has the potential to give a visual representation of who we are as a college.

I’ve written and explored Book Spine Poetry in my own way for the past few years.  If you don’t consider yourself a poet or even want to be one, no worries.  All that is needed are the books in your office or on your nightstand and a camera. 

  1. Stack a few of your favorite books together in a way that makes sense to you.
  2. Write down the titles of your books as a poem.  Create a title for your poem.
  3. Take a picture of your books.
  4. Email the picture and your poem to me. (Let me or Jennifer B. know if you want help.)
  5. Wait and anticipate.  I will collect them and we will compile them as a representation of what we are collectively reading in the COE.

It would be nice to receive at least one from each of the programs.

Find inspiration within the work of Nina Katchadourian.  Here are a few examples I made.

CA book 1

I know this much is true…

The world is open,

The sun also rises.

Where the sidewalk ends,

Let the great world spin.

CA book 2

The Outsiders:

Little Women,

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky,

Children of the River,

Invisible Man.


CA book 3

 The Call of the Wild

Two old women


The Chocolate War.


You can’t go home again


Interested in more? Here are posts I’ve written about Book Spine Poetry:  Part 1, Part 2.

Thanks to both the Tech Committee and CLD working group for their interest and support.