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!

Are you new to online or hybrid teaching at OSU or want to take your skills to the next level? Ecampus, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offer trainings and workshops. Technology Across the Curriculum offers faculty support in Canvas and other learning technologies.

OnlineEcampus Online Trainings and Workshops

  • Teaching an Online Course — This is a two week online self-paced training course.  It’s designed for someone who is new to teaching online and teaching an established online course.  It gives hands-on experience and allows participants to experience online learning from the student’s experience. Contact Karen Watte to register.
  • New Instructor Training – This is a 2-hour session (live/online) approximately two weeks before the start of each term.  It is designed for new online instructors.  It devotes an hour to best practices in online teaching and an hour to Canvas basics. Contact Karen Watte.
  • Canvas Facilitator Training – This is a 50-minute training offered various times during the month before each new term. It reviews important Canvas features. It is offered both online and face-to-face.  Registration is online.

Check out all Ecampus development and training workshops. Keep your eyes open for updates and useful hints from Ecampus in their email newsletters.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snre/5114827205/CTL Hybrid Trainings, Workshops and Grant Opportunities

TAC Workshops and Canvas Updates

  • TAC Events — This is a current calendar of events. TAC frequently provides Canvas workshops and support for faculty.
  • Canvas Transition Site — Check out the many Canvas specific resources and Lynn Greenough’s Canvas support office hours on the right hand side of the Migration Help page.
  • TAC Canvas Updates mailing list is also a useful resource. Join it for brief updates and useful tips sent to your inbox.

We have some wonderful resources on Campus! Enjoy getting to know them.

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!

recommendsWant to explore some learning technology resources? In our last LET Community meeting, we shared some of our favorites. Here are a few that represent an array of topics.

  • Cub Kahn suggests Teaching in a Digital Age. It is a new open, online textbook by Tony Bates, a long-time leader in the online learning world. Here are some sample chapters titles: Ch. 7 – Pedagogical Differences between Media, Ch. 8 – Choosing and Using Media in Education, Ch. 9 – Modes of Delivery, Ch. 11 – Ensuring Quality Teaching in a Digital Age.

Asking me for my one recommendation is like asking me if I’ll take a chocolate or coffee. My response is “Yes please to both.” Here’s a variety that serve different purposes.

  • Free Technology for Teachers is a must if you are interested in online learning technology tools. Richard Byrne shares and reviews free resources that teachers can use in the classroom. His short posts often include suggestions of how to incorporate the technologies and how to guides.
  • EdSurge is a site I subscribe to and enjoy updates on everything from product reviews for education, to research, to ed tech start ups.
  • Audrey Watters writes in many places, including Hack Education. I enjoy her insight, wit and candor in reporting on ed tech.
  • Steve Hargadon is also at the top of my list. He is behind many projects such as The Learning Revolution and free online conferences like the Global Education Conference.

If this isn’t enough, check out more of my recommendations at When Tech Met Ed/Blogs, Podasts, Social Networking as PD.

Don’t get overwhelmed as you explore! Organize in a RSS reader, such as Feedly or Inoreader and return to your favorites at your leisure.  

What are a few of your favorites?  Join us in sharing at our next LET Community or on the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook Group!

Joihttp://www.flickr.com/photos/caroslines/3233935386/sizes/q/n us on June 3rd from 9-11 (note the early meeting time) in Furman 404 for our LET community meeting. Since this is our last community meeting before the summer break, we splurged and ordered Cheese Blintz’s with Warm Berry Compote & Whipped Cream plus coffee. Our topics of conversation will include final thoughts on Canvas templates, and sharing of problems and success in ed tech use over the term. Come enjoy good conversation and food!

If you can’t make it, we will meet again in the Fall.  Join our community of learners on the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group.

Check out the Brainwaves You Tube Video Anthology by Bob Greenberg.  It’s loaded with short videos that feature leaders in global education.

Here’s one with Sir Ken Robinson where he talks about his new book, Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up.

Here are a few of many others I’ve either watched or look forward to viewing soon!

Subscribe to The Brainwaves Video Anthology to stay notified of the latest uploads.  Consider ways you can use them in your courses or as a springboard for conversation.  Hey LET Community members, perhaps we can use a few of these in upcoming meetings.

Happy viewing!

*Cross-posted on When Tech Met Ed