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MicroSCoPE: May 2010 Issue

 
 
 
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MicroSCoPE: May 2010 Issue
by Sylvia Currie - Monday, 31 May 2010, 10:18 PM
 

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MicroSCoPE: A Close Look at What's Happening in the SCoPE Community
May, 2010
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In This Issue
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1. Starts Today! ePortfolios
2. Quarterly Field Trip: Visiting the Global Talent Network
3. Professional Learning Series: BYOVLC
4. Learn Together Collaboratory
5. Activity Recap
6. Collaborating Partnerships
7. PeriSCoPE
8. About SCoPE
9. About MicroSCoPE

1. Starts Today! ePortfolios
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May 31 - June 13, 2010
Web conference June 1 at 13:00 PDT, 20:00 GMT
Facilitators: Catherine Paul and Roselynn Verwoord
During this 2-week seminar Catherine and Roselynn will introduce us to University of British Columbia's Portfolio Community of Practice. They have invited members of the CoP to share their teaching and course eportfolios and encourage all seminar participants to discuss their experiences with portfolio projects. This seminar will be of interest to those involved in or curious about portfolio projects, as well as to those interested in building and facilitating faculty communities of practice.

2. Quarterly Field Trip: Visiting the Global Talent Network
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June 1, 2010 - 10:00 PDT, 17:00 GMT
It's time for our next Quarterly Field Trip! This excursion will be to the Global Talent Network community with host Lauren Klein. Field Trips - visits to living communities - are organized in collaboration with CPSquare, the community of practice on communities of practice.

3. Professional Learning Series: BYOVLC
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June 1, 2010 - 13:30 PDT, 20:30 GMT
eCampusAlberta, ABNorth, and BCCampus invite you to attend the last joint professional development web conference of the 2009/10 academic year. BYOVLC (bring your own virtual lawn chair!) and join us to discuss the year's highlights and topics and speakers for next year's professional development series. This will be an informal wind up of the year's activities and a chance to say goodbye for the summer to others in our online community.

4. Learn Together Collaboratory
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We're making progress on the Learn Together Collaboratory! The goal is to use this site to centralise information about people, events, opportunities, and quality teaching and learning resources in higher education. It's simple; the more you contribute the more we all benefit.

5. Activity Recap
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* The 2nd annual Gathering of Online Community Enthusiasts, facilitated by Nancy White and Alice MacGillivray, took place in Vancouver on May 6, 2010. We're gradually collecting our notes and artefacts.

* In anticipation of the upcoming book Education for a Digital World - Edition 2.0, we held a webinar series with chapter authors

* All videos and session archives for the April Culturally Diverse Learners seminar are available

* Our summary for the March seminar: Tools for Collaborating Online is a collection of images

Past SCoPE seminar discussions are always available for reading and afterthoughts.

6. Collaborating Partnerships
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SCoPE forms collaborating partnerships with many organizations to implement and promote community activities and products. This is a mutual exchange of support and services. We're happy to be working with CoroWare to host events and showcase products to the educational community. Coroware delivers HiDef videoconferencing solutions, including its CoroCall monthly subscription service, desktop audio and video conferencing equipment, and affordable videoconferencing room systems from Vidyo.

7. PeriSCoPE
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* Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning is a free monthly discussion, hosted by AACE and facilitated by George Siemens and David Cormier. The next session is June 17, 2010.

* In Education is looking for quality papers for consideration for the Autumn 2010 issue.

* The next CIDER Session is Exploring Distance Education Research, June 2, 2010. CIDER sessions are targeted at distance education researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Each session features an active researcher talking about their project, methodologies used, and their results.

The Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER) is seeking presenters for the fall series of online CIDER Sessions. These sessions are targeted at distance education researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Each session features an active researcher talking about their project, including methodology, observations, results and research implications. You are invited to share your research related work with our community in one of our upcoming CIDER sessions. If you have a current study that you are willing to present, please submit a brief proposal of your presentation to Lynn Anderson atlynnlo@cogeco.ca

8. About SCoPE
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SCoPE 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. Our activities are facilitated by volunteers in the community and membership is free and open to everyone.

SCoPE forms collaborating partnerships with many organizations to implement and promote community activities and products. This is a mutual exchange of support and services.

Self-register at http://scope.bccampus.ca

* Join the SCoPE group at Linkedin to connect with others who are interested in employment in education or in connecting professionally on projects, follow SCoPE on Twitter and check out the SCoPE Facebook group and page to keep in the loop.

* Do you blog? Add it to our SCoPE member blogs database.

* We gather our seminar resources in Diigo.

9. About MicroSCoPE
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MicroSCoPE is prepared by Sylvia Currie, Community Steward (scurrie@bccampus.ca).

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