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MicroSCoPE: November, 2007 Issue

 
 
 
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MicroSCoPE: November, 2007 Issue
by Sylvia Currie - Monday, 12 November 2007, 4:54 PM
 
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MicroSCoPE: A Close Look at What's Happening in the SCoPE Community
November, 2007
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In This Issue
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1. Social Media in Education
2. Mark Your Calendars
3. Activity Recap
4. PeriSCoPE
5. Tips to Improve Your SCoPE Experience
6. About SCoPE
7. About MicroSCoPE

1. Social Media in Education
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* Seminar: Social Media in Education
Facilitators & Presenters: Tia-Carr Williams, Ian MacLeod, Therese Weel
Presenters: Brian Lamb, Jason Toal, Truls Henriksen
Live Session Moderators: Paul Stacey, Sandy Hirtz
November 12 - December 2, 2007
Description: What are the implications for educators and learners as they move towards greater use of social media? In this seminar we will seek to define exactly what social media is, its uses in education, and the implications for educators, learners, and administrators. This 3 weeks is jam-packed with activities organized by SCoPE and BCcampus Online Learning Communities. Be sure to attend the first live session November 13 at 18:00 GMT: The Social Media in Education Landscape, featuring Truls Henriksen, CEO of Ectolearning.com.
...access the seminar and further details http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=668
...access and contribute to the Social Media wiki http://social-media-in-education.wikispaces.com/

2. Mark Your Calendars
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* Seminar: Collaborate Online
Facilitator: Janet Salmons
December 5 - 16, 2007
Collaborative advantage refers to the synergistic outcomes that could not have been achieved by any player acting alone. To achieve collaborative advantage, participants need to do more than work together-they need to think together. This seminar discussion is organized into 2 themes, each accompanied by a live session hosted by Elluminate.

Collaborate Online Part 1: Laying the Foundation
Collaborate Online Part 2: Thinking Together
...more http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=750

* Seminar: Intellectual Property
Facilitator: Dan McGuire
January, 2007 (dates TBD)
The questions related to intellectual property are endless, and the answers can be unclear. Who owns online courses? What materials can be used, and how can they be used? What are the risks of 'cut and paste' when designing your course? This seminar is for everyone!

* If you would like an event to be listed, please contact Sylvia Currie scurrie@sfu.ca. Check the SCoPE calendar for a full list of online events that will be of interest to members.
...more http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/calendar/view.php?view=upcoming

3. Activity Recap
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* Seminar: eLearning in Developing Countries
Facilitators: Nellie Deutsch and Nalin Abeysekera
October 2 - 22, 2007
What started as a fairly quiet suggestion for a seminar discussion topic certainly did fan out into some great opportunities for sharing and for new connections and possibilities. Many new participants joined us over the course of the seminar, adding several new countries to our membership profile. The conversations continue in the Facebook group of over 400 members, and growing!
...access the archive http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=722
...join the Facebook group http://sfu.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12471635541

* Seminar: Active Learning Strategies for Online Learning
Facilitator: Deirdre Bonnycastle
September 10 - 30, 2007
This Active Learning seminar certainly was active! We gathered together such a diverse and resourceful group. There is a great deal to revisit in this discussion, and the Wiki is chock full of resources to explore. Of course the forum remains open for afterthoughts, we can continue to build the wiki resource collection. Also, Deirdre has created a new Active Learning group in Facebook, and launched the Active Learning Blog Carnival!
...access the archive http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=544
...add to the seminar wiki http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/wiki/view.php?id=703
...join the Facebook group http://sfu.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12256460391
...learn more and contribute to the Blog Carnival http://activelearningcarnival.blogspot.com/

SCoPE seminars are always available for reading and afterthoughts. Access all past seminar discussions
... http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/course/view.php?id=8#section-3

4. PeriSCoPE
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* SCoPE extends a special welcome to members of the Red Virtual de Turores (RVT), the Colombian Online Tutoring Network. RVT members have been exploring and discussing SCoPE and other communities to learn about nurturing successful virtual communities in education as part of a 12-week workshop.

* SCoPE is now a Cooperating Organization with the Development Gateway Foundation eLearning Communities, a collaborative space for professionals working to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development worldwide. Share knowledge, tools, contacts, and more with members in 200 countries. Each online community is centered on specific themes and guided by experts in the field. Thousands of information resource links are included, plus valuable member services.

* The SCoPE Facebook group and member networking is proving to be an interesting way to keep up with members' activities and to discuss our work together. Tia Carr Williams and Heather Ross are the resident community moderators for the SCoPE Facebook group. Stop by to write on the wall or start a discussion topic.
...http://sfu.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2380299880

* Check what SCoPE members are blogging about and subscribe to our SCoPE Bloggers feed.
...more http://www.technorati.com/faves/Community

* Have you added your name and location to our Frappr Map?
...http://www.frappr.com/?a=constellation_map&mapid=137440135642

5. Tips to Improve Your SCoPE Experience
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The Scheduled Seminars can be very active, and by enroling in that group you may find that your current settings for receiving forum posts by email need to be adjusted. There are several ways to manage your participation. Here are two options:

Unsubscribe from a forum that may not fit your current interests or schedule.
- Go to http://scope.lidc.ca and login
- Click on Scheduled Seminar Discussions under "My groups"
- Click on "Forums" on the left sidebar. In this view you can see at a glance and change which current and upcoming seminars you're subscribed to. You may also choose RSS as an option for reading discussions.

Change your email preferences in your profile:
- Click on your name anywhere it appears in SCoPE (On the main page it will appear at the upper right.) This takes you to your personal profile.
- Click the "edit profile" tab and check the various email and forum options in the General section.

6. About SCoPE
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SCoPE, supported by the Learning and Instructional Development Centre at Simon Fraser University, brings together individuals who share an interest in education research and practice, and offers opportunities for dialogue across disciplines, geographical borders, professions, levels of expertise, and education sectors. We organize seminars, events, and ways for practitioners to connect. Membership is free and open to everyone.

Self-register at http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca

7. About MicroSCoPE
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SCoPE members receive MicroSCoPE issues automatically. If you prefer to read MicroSCoPE on the website or via RSS, manage your subscription here:
http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?f=5

MicroSCoPE is prepared by Sylvia Currie, Community Coordinator (scurrie@sfu.ca).

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