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.

share and reflect giffyWhat frameworks do we use when considering technology integration to support learning? What does digital literacy mean in education? Our January Learning Educational Technologies (LET) meeting focused on discussion surrounding these types of questions. Here are some highlights and resources.

Did you know the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has new standards for K-12 students? Check out the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students (scroll to bottom) and compare them to the 2007 ISTE Standards for Students. The ISTE Standards for Teachers are due for a refresh. Compare the draft to the current ISTE Standards for Teachers. What are your thoughts?

What frameworks aid in guiding considerations surrounding learning technologies? We tapped the surface in our discussion, leaving more to explore! In my presentation, Brainstorm: Why, How, When, Which Tools, slides 3-7 explore a few such as the SAMR model, TPACK, critical pedagogy, considerations with English Learners, and more. We also had a rich discussion piggybacking off The Office of Educational Technology’s Educational Technology in Teacher Preparation Challenge (2016).

What does the term “digital literacy” mean? We began discussions and collecting related resources, while keeping in mind our ongoing conversation surrounding equity and inclusiveness in online spaces. Here are few resources promising to ignite conversation: From Written To Digital: The New Literacy in Educause Review (March/April 2016); Kathy Schrock’s Resources for the Digital Age; and sources I aggregate on my When Tech Met Ed Digital Literacies page. I highly recommend Kevin Kelly’s book, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technology Forces that will Shape our Future (2016) as food for thought in the context of education.

Let’s continue these discussions! Add to the resources and conversations by joining one of our upcoming LET meetings. Share in the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group.

LET PictureDuring Winter term, the LET (Learning Educational Technology) Community will meet in Furman 405 from 10-11:50 on the following dates: Friday, January 27; Friday, February 24; and Friday, March 17.

We look forward to another good term of exploring issues surrounding learning technologies! A sampling of potential topics include Open Educational Resources, exploring WebEx, Canvas, instructional design best practices and continuing our discussion about social justice and equity.

Join us for coffee, tea, snacks and good conversation!  Also, join our Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group.

hand-226708_640LET (Learning Educational Technology) Community will meet in Furman 405 from 10-11:50 am on the following dates: Friday, October 21; Tuesday, November 8th; and Tuesday, December 6th

You are welcome to come for the entire time or come and go as fits your schedule. On our first meeting, we will build community surrounding learning technologies and choose topics we wish to explore. One possible focus is social justice and equity surrounding learning technologies and online/hybrid teaching. We look forward to hearing your interests! Join us for coffee, tea, snacks and good conversation. Join us online in the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook Group.

LET 360A huge thank you to everyone who participated face-to-face or virtually in the Learning Educational Technologies (LET) Community this academic year! We had lively discussions surrounding social media in education, YouSeeU, hybrid/online teaching, adaptive analytics and more. As a result of our collaboration, several of us presented A Smorgasbord of Integrating Educational Learning Tools at the Spring 2016 Ecampus Faculty Forum

We rounded out the year with a celebration of accomplishments and an exploration of emerging technologies. Victor Yee shared work by the Ecampus Multimedia team. Some of it can be accessed on the Outreach and Engagement Technology presentation Canvas site. Cub Kahn showed us a hybrid poster using Aurasma, which can quickly add a virtual dimension to posters. Jennifer Bachman took a 360 picture of the group and showcased it on Google Cardboard Glasses. Cheridy Aduviri shared a few nostalgic, fun sites like Itch-A-Skitch and Star Wars Crawl Creator. She also shared some favorite online map sites and encourages K-12 educators to think creatively while browsing the When Tech Met Ed Educational Sites tab. Jennifer treated us to homemade scones! As we continue our learning technology explorations, we consider frameworks that take into consideration supporting learning, creativity, communication, collaboration, etc. in meaningful and new ways.

If you weren’t able to join us, check out some of the sites linked to in this post. Consider joining the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group over the summer.

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!

Kaltura WhiteboardIn our December LET Community meeting, Raul Burriel from OSU Media Services presented an overview of Kaltura and it’s integration with Canvas. He discussed distributing video securely and in compliance with FERPA through OSU Media Spaces. He provided us a demonstration followed by hands on practice using Capture Space on My Media and so much more. It was both informative and practical!

All instructors are encouraged to become familiar with the features of Kaltura and it’s integration with Canvas. Enter at your own comfort level. Raul extends an invitation to instructors to meet with him one-on-one to learn. The combination of his knowledge and patience makes this a win-win invitation for all skill levels.

Here are a few resources to explore as you learn about some of the technologies available to both instructors and students at the touch of our fingers.

OSU Media Spaces

The Canvas Migration site also provides useful information in one place. Here are a few informative documents on the site related to Kaltura.

The OSU WebEx, a video conferencing tool, is also integrated with Kaltura.

Give recording a video, editing, or a screen capture a try using Kaltura. Then, join us at our next meeting to let us know how it goes!

hand-226708_640Start the New Year off by sharing and learning about learning technologies with your colleagues in the College of Education. Winter term, the LET Community will meet Fridays from 10-11:50 in Furman 405 on January 15th, February 12th, and March 11th.  If you have any special requests for topics to discuss or ideas for guests, let either Cheridy or Jennifer know.

A thank you to those who join us! We look forward to meeting each month, and it’s because of those who attend! The treats help too :-)

highlighter-603992_1280Thanks to so many for joining the October 2nd LET Community meeting! Here are a few of many points we discussed.

Canvas, Canvas, Canvas for Instructors

  • The Canvas Migration Help page has the answer to many FAQs. Thanks for the reminder about this resource from Lynn Greenough of the Technology Across the Curriculum.
  • Want to add an external link to the course navigation bar? Use the Redirect Tool app. When logged into your course, access it by going to settings/apps.

OSU Learning Technology Resources

  • There are some quick links to learning technology resources at OSU on the navigational menu on the right of this site.
  • Check out the Inspire site by Ecampus. The Canvas Notifications article may be handy at the beginning of the term in drafting a reminder post to students.

2016 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community

What’s next?

These represent a few highlights. Join us for the upcoming LET Community meetings as we build community surrounding learning technologies and pave the road for learning together. Chime in or follow the conversation on the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group.

LET PictureJoin the LET Community (Learning Educational Technologies). Our goal is to share and learn together surrounding learning technologies. You are welcome to come for the entire time or come and go as fits your schedule.

We will kick off our first meeting with a welcome, community building, and planning for upcoming meetings/events surrounding learning technologies. Coffee and snacks will be provided!

Tentative meetings for Fall term are the following Fridays from 10-11:50 in Furman 404: October 2, November 6 and December 4

Also, join the conversation or follow on our Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group!

Hope to see you there!