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MicroSCoPE: September, 2008 Issue

 
 
 
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MicroSCoPE: September, 2008 Issue
by Sylvia Currie - Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 7:28 AM
 

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MicroSCoPE: A Close Look at What's Happening in the SCoPE Community
September, 2008
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In This Issue
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1. SCoPE Next Steps
2. SCoPE Seminar: Building a Virtual Museum
3. Activity Recap
4. PeriSCoPE
5. About SCoPE
6. About MicroSCoPE

1. SCoPE Next Steps
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September 17-28, 2008
Facilitator: Sylvia Currie
SCoPE is 3 years old! It's time for our annual "Next Steps" discussion to reflect on past SCoPE activities and to generate some ideas for the future. Your input is important!
* What have you liked about SCoPE?
* What would you change?
* Do you have ideas for future activities?

2. SCoPE Seminar: Building a Virtual Museum
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October 1-21, 2008
Facilitator: Richard Schwier
We have a big project starting up in October! This 3-week seminar will launch the design phase of the Living History of Educational Technology project, a freely accessible and collaborative museum of educational technology. Join us in October to begin a conversation about our history, to gather historical accounts of the field's development, key contributors, and important successes and failures, and to shape this living and growing resource together. We extend a special welcome to the graduate students enrolled in University of Saskatchewan's Educational Communication and Technology program who are considering innovative ways to populate the museum with content.

3. Activity Recap
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* SCoPE Seminar: Developing a Professional Development Collaboratory
August 18-31, 2008
Facilitator: Nancy Randall
What better way to inform the design of online PD Collaboratory than to engage educators from around the world in a conversation about what we would like to see in such a service. During this 2-week discussion we gathered information about exemplary online professional development websites, what makes them effective, why we seek out PD outside of our own institutions, and what factors encourage us to contribute to online service. The wiki reflects our main questions, findings, and design ideas. Nancy Randall's design team is now busy creating a beta website and will invite further feedback.

* SCoPE Seminar: R2D2 - Empowering Online Learning
July 21 - August 3, 2008
Facilitators: Curt Bonk and Ke Zhang
There was something for everyone in the summer book discussion: "Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing" by Curt Bonk and Ke Zhang. The SCoPE seminar marked the launch of this book and Jossey-Bass is offering SCoPE members a 20% discount by using this code: HAE20. Several chapters are available for download, and evaluation copies may be requested if you are an instructor at an accredited institution.

* Shaping Our Future Online Conference
We are busy preparing a outcome document representing our work together in this 3-week conference. It will be available soon!

4. PeriSCoPE
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* Are you an educational leader involved in student assessment? Nellie Deutch would like to hear about your background and experiences, and has some key questions to ask you for a research project. Please send email to nellie.muller.deutsch@gmail.com.

* Volume 2, Issue 1 of Transformative Dialogues published by Kwantlen Polytechnic University is now available. The theme is Scholarly Activity in Relation to Teaching and Learning. The submission deadline for the next issue, "My Classroom: Reflections on Practise and Practices Personal SoTL about real learning by current educators", is September 30, 2008

* The theme for this month's Active Learning Carnival is "Hope for the Future".

* SCoPE member Parker Owens will be co-presenting Web 2.0: Learn. Connect. Share in the Wimba Distinguished Lecture Series September 23th.

* Join the SCoPE group at Linkedin to connect with others who are interested in employment in education or in connecting professionally on projects. Our member list is growing!

* Follow SCoPE on Twitter

* The SCoPE Facebook group and member networking is proving to be an effective way to keep up with members' activities.

* Check what SCoPE members are blogging about and subscribe to our SCoPE Bloggers feed. Do you have a blog? Add it to our SCoPE member blogs database.

* Have you added your name and location to our Frappr Map?

* Leave a message on the SCoPE Voicethread

5. 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. 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.lidc.sfu.ca

Check the SCoPE upcoming events or add your own that you think will be of interest to members.

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

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

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