The TeLS staff would like to welcome back all the students and faculty for the new school year! So much to do and so many things to learn! We have a few things we are excited about that are coming up in the next couple months and we share them here. You can give one a try or all three!
Connected Courses begins September 2nd
There are some great folks presenting and participating in this online course. If you are interested in seeing how the web can be used in learning, this is a great opportunity. The Mission of the Connected Courses:
- Connected Courses is a collaborative network of faculty in higher education developing online, open courses that embody the principles of connected learning and the values of the open web.
- Our goal is to build an inclusive and expansive network of teachers, students, and educational offerings that makes high quality, meaningful, and socially connected learning available to everyone.
You can see more about the class by clicking here.
The 9x9x25 begins September 22nd
You may have hear of the Challenge as it went over pretty well last year. We will be inviting all faulty to participate and coming door to door to see if you are up for the challenge next month! You can see what your colleagues wrote late year here.
We invite you to share your expertise and wonder about how we can all improve our teaching practice.
Applying the 2014 Quality Matters Rubric face-to-face workshop on September 26th
The Gift Center will be sponsoring this day-long workshop on Friday September 26th. It is a great opportunity to look at how the rubric is used and can be used to improve your online courses. Here is the short description.
You can sign up by clicking here.
Three Yavapai College faculty were highlighted in the Instructional Technology Council’s Summer Newsletter! The Instructional Technology Council (ITC) offers conferences and training to faculty and has on online newsletter that comes out quarterly. You can submit work to the newsletter by clicking here. The ITC also provided some of the gifts faculty received for participating in the 9x9x25 last year.
You can read all of the articles in the nesletter by clicking here.
You can see the shorter version of this at the 10 Best Copyright Practices for Educators.
Todd is headed down to the Learning Summit conference sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College. Todd will be sharing the story of the 9x9x25 and hopefully have some conversations about how similar experiences might be set up at other colleges. Here are the slides for the presentation.
For participants at the Learning Summit:
You can access all of the 9x9x25 faculty posts by clicking on “9x9x25 Archives” in the navigation above this post.
You can see all of the final reflections by the faculty by clicking here.
You can read the initial email sent to faculty here.
You can see the 4x4x16 writing by faculty from Northwestern Michigan College here.
The amazing March for Best Practices is the link right next to the 9x9x25.
Todd will be reporting on the event shortly here on the Webletter.
“the learning management system (LMS) — not the web — has become the default space”
This Educause article highlights some of the issues we face in higher education and some possible solutions. The article also has a few more videos that help clarify the arguments and solutions the authors make.
Jason Rhode was one of the 2014 Blackboard Exemplary Course winners for 2014. You can watch his course tour below and click here for more information about the class. You can also see the 2013 winners here and some of thier course tours.