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MicroSCoPE: December, 2007 Issue

 
 
 
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MicroSCoPE: December, 2007 Issue
by Sylvia Currie - Thursday, 6 December 2007, 7:29 AM
 
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MicroSCoPE: A Close Look at What's Happening in the SCoPE Community
December, 2007
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In This Issue
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1. Collaborate Online
2. Mark Your Calendars
3. Activity Recap
4. PeriSCoPE
5. Tips to Improve Your SCoPE Experience
6. About SCoPE
7. About MicroSCoPE

1. Collaborate Online
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* Seminar: Collaborate Online
Facilitator: Janet Salmons
December 5 - 16, 2007
We're just getting started! 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.com.

Collaborate Online Part 1: Laying the Foundation -December 6
Collaborate Online Part 2: Thinking Together - December 13
...more http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=750

2. Mark Your Calendars
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* Seminar: Intellectual Property
Facilitator: Dan McGuire
January 9 - 29, 2008
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!
...more http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=749

*Knowplace Open Weekend: Digital Photo-stories: Enhancing Creativity
December 7-9, 2007
...more http://knowplace.ca

* Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2008
January 14 - February 24, 2008
You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate in these free 6-week online sessions
...more http://evo08sessionscfp.pbwiki.com/

* 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: 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
These 3 weeks were jam-packed with activities organized by SCoPE and BCcampus Online Learning Communities. We're left with heaps of resources, an incredible archive, and new networking opportunities, including a chapter for a collaborative book project. As with most SCoPE seminars, we're also left knowing that we need to organize a part 2 for this topic!
...access the seminar archive and list of accompanying resources 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/
...contribute to the Social Media in Education book chapter http://socialmediachapter.wikispaces.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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* Curtis Bonk from Indiana University invites you to participate in his research project: What Makes YouTube so Motivational and Inspiring? Bonk and his colleagues are looking for 1000 respondents by the new year.
...http://trainingshare.com/video/

* Moira Hunter announces that The Call for Participation is open for the 2008 TESOL Electronic Village Online (EVO) event, January 14 - February 24, 2008.
...http://evo08sessionscfp.pbwiki.com/

* Deirdre Bonnycastle has launched the Active Learning Blog Carnival, bringing in 39 submissions with 24 accepted for the 2nd edition.
...http://activelearningcarnival.blogspot.com/

* 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. 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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Would you like to see at a glance which of your SCoPE groups have had activity since your last login? Check out My SCoPE: http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/my

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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