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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

TGIF -- Explore the Screen Captured World with John Sener, FridayLive


Eight issue, Volume Six

TLT Group TGIF 2.26.2013           
From TLT Group World Headquarters
Digital Archive.  Full recordings of FridayLive, which includes audio, slides, and text chat are available If you are a member of the TLT group.  Use this link to access the full  collection of available archived sessions.

Another benefit of membership is the Member Exchange Events.
  • Silver Cloudians: Issues for Caregivers of Aging Parents, 2/27, 3/13
  • sMOOChers (Smart MOOCs Higher Education Research Subgroup) Friday, 3/1 1:00 PM ET
  • Social Networking/Designated Learner: JING, March 20th

What are your thoughts on MOOC applications in undergraduate education?
Please consider filling out this survey.

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More from the TLT-SWG Blog:

If you can't walk the walk, is it OK to limp the limp and talk the talk? Or better to do/say nothing?


Can you predict or change the future? Do you really want to? See short story "6 Months, 3 days" by C. J. Anders

What's in your Annual Campus Security [Crime] Report? Complying with Clery Act? join FridayLive! Feb 22!

Members Only Exchange
Issues for Caregivers of Aging Parents
(This session is free to TLT Group Members Fee to others)
February 27, 2013 2:00pm ET
Leaders: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, Charles Ansorge, Dale Parker, Michael Dabney and others

Sharing experience and wisdom (?) as caregivers and caregetters.

Brainstorm: future topics.  Our Members Exchange is evolving through the ideas, energy and generosity of Members.  All Members are welcome to attend and shape future sessions and offer future sessions.

This session is free to TLT Group Individual Members.  ($75 to others)
Check your institution's status here
if you have your membership through an institutional subscription.

John Sener Returns!
March 1, 2013  2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time - free to all.

Steve Gilbert talks with John Sener, author of Seven Futures of American Education:  Improving Teaching and Learning in a Screen Captured World who offers the perspectives of author and parent; of observation, theory, and immersion.  Sener is the author of this thoughtful book about the influence of technology on the future of higher education AND  the parent of a son who is now half-way through his freshman year of college.
Excerpts from book description:
"... digital technologies....are...redefining knowledge, redistributing access, and renegotiating authority -- while education's growing importance is changing expectations about its performance. This combination offers a spectacular opportunity to improve various scenarios -- Free Market Rules, Free Learning Rules, Standards Rule, Cyberdystopia, Steady As She Goes -- whose influences would be disastrous in the extreme but can be beneficial in moderation. ...Online learning ...can also lead the way ...Strategies for re-empowering learning and teaching, such as learning-centered engagement, learner-generated content, and sensible assessment can enhance the value of the interpersonal interactions which are at the heart of learning and teaching."

Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
March 8  sMOOChers Debrief with Amy Woodgate
March 15  There's an App for That 3.0
March 22  Building Connections through Social Collaboration

MOOCs Round Two Week Five, Last Week

sMOOChers (Smart MOOCs Higher Education Research Subgroup) meets this week Friday, 3/1 1:00 PM ET

We have been participating in the EDCMOOC, eLearning & Digital Cultures MOOC sponsored by the University of Edinborough.  Maybe you completed the MOOC or dip your toe in ever so slightly, or had some experience in between, please come and share your story.  Use this link to access the TLT Adobe Room,

Some interesting bits and pieces:

  • "Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Check out this SlideRocket presentation!  I love it!!!!... Made by Ary Aranguiz @trending teacher.
  • This link was shared by Ilene Frank. 
  • Looking for examples of using MOOC like resources in undergraduate education, please consider filling out this survey.
Encourage. Enable. Engage.



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Reminder: 2013 POD Conference Call for Proposals

Dear POD members and friends,

We hope this email finds you well!  This is just a reminder to submit your POD 2013 proposals – the online submission portal is now alive and well and accepting proposals at  

The deadline for online proposal submission is Monday, March 4, 2013, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. 

You can see the full call for proposals including the conference theme, the new review rubric and a sample proposal, and detailed session-type descriptions at  

Don’t hesitate to contact the conference team or your session coordinators (listed in the call for proposals) with questions. 


Warm wishes from your conference team,

Victoria Bhavsar, Patty Payette, Allison Boye, Jake Glover, Hoag Holmgren