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Posts tagged ‘Kathy Keairns’

Teaching and Learning w Technology Symposium

The eLearning Consortium of Colorado’s annual professional development day was on October 25, 2013. This year we Text Word Cloudagain partnered with MSU Denver to co-sponsor the Symposium for Teaching & Learning with Technology. I served on the planning committee along with Jean Otte, Director of Online Learning at Aims and eLCC co-Chair, Ben Zastrocky, Director of the Educational Technology Center at MSU and eLCC member.  Jane Chapman-Vigil, MSU’s Director of Faculty Development and James Lyall, MSU’s CIO also served on the planning committee. We were thrilled that so many people submitted proposals and attended the event! My colleague, Bridget Arend, provided the keynote presentation and representatives from several colleges and universities presented at the symposium.

Check out the blogs below for some nice summaries of the event:

eLCC Blog Post

DU Blog Post

Regis Blog Post

EdTechTools Wiki

I’ve been tracking Web 2.0 tools for the past several years on my Educational Technology Tools wiki and via Twitter @EdTechTools.

Wordle is a FREE tool for creating “word clouds.” Below is the word cloud I created for my Educational Technology Tools wiki.

Tech Tools Word Cloud

EDC MOOC

The E-Learning and Digital Cultures MOOC doesn’t begin for another week but there is already a lot of activity in the course.  Many of the participants in this class have already set up several social media sites and have started tweeting about the class.  This is the 3rd MOOC I’ve taken and the first hosted on Coursera.

Both of the other MOOCs I participated in were hosted on Blackboard’s Coursesites.  The first was Curt Bonk’s “Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success” and the 2nd was “Designing an Exemplary Course.” Unfortunately I didn’t complete either of these MOOCs.  I’m a bit skeptical and wonder if MOOCs are just a passing fad but I hope to complete the EDC MOOC so I can get a better sense of the full MOOC experience.

Check out some of the activity about this course on Twitter #EDCMOOC. You can find me on Twitter @kkeairns.