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MicroSCoPE: October 2010 Issue

 
 
 
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MicroSCoPE: October 2010 Issue
by Sylvia Currie - Monday, 18 October 2010, 11:04 AM
 

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MicroSCoPE: A Close Look at What's Happening in the SCoPE Community
October, 2010
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In This Issue
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1. Starts Today! Educational Uses of iPads
2. Rapid Course Design
3. Open Access Week
4. Mark Your Calendars
5. PeriSCoPE
6. About SCoPE
7. About MicroSCoPE

1. Starts Today! Educational Uses of iPads
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October 18 - 29, 2010
Web Conferences each Wednesday: October 20, 27 at 19:00 GMT
Facilitator: Brent Lee
Web Conference Moderator: Gina Bennett
In lecture halls and libraries, on the bus or at the beach, what makes the iPad a good fit for teaching and learning? This 2-week seminar discussion will be combined with 2 one-hour sessions in Elluminate.

2. Rapid Course Design
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November 2, 20:30 - 22:00 GMT
Facilitator: Karen Harker
Moderator: Randy LaBonte
Join us online to learn about rapid course design This session is part of the Professional Learning Series organized by BCcampus, eCampusAlberta, and Alberta North.

3. Open Access Week
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October 18-22, 2010
Open Access Week is a global event promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. You will recognize individuals from the SCoPE community presenting as part of OAWeek at the OER Foundation and Athabasca University.

4. Mark Your Calendars
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* SCoPE Seminar: Using Blogs as Learning Hubs, facilitated by Glenn Groulx: November 8-26, 2010

* The next Quarterly Field Trip is tentatively scheduled for November 15, 2010. Field Trips are visits to living communities organized in collaboration with CPSquare, the community of practice on communities of practice.

Check upcoming seminars for updates to the seminar schedule.

5. PeriSCoPE
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* Thompson Rivers University's Faculty of Education is seeking a PHD graduate to work as a postdoctoral fellow in a project directed by Dr. Norm Friesen: Discursive Psychology and Social Technology: Investigating Web 2.0 in Education.

* The Online Teaching and Learning Conference runs October 19-21, 2010

* Join host Steve Hargadon for a web conference with Nancy White on Networks, Communities, and the Role of Facilitators October 19, 2010, 00:00 GMT

* Taking OER beyond the OER Community is a free, online seminar series to raise awareness and promote informed discussion and debate. The next 2 seminars are:
20 - 26 October What works, what does not and under what conditions?
10 - 16 November Copyright and the development and re-use of OER

* The next CIDER Session is Students Perceptions of Effective Teaching in Higher Education: Face-to-Face and at a Distance, November 3, 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.

* IntegratingTechnology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) offers online workshops and web talks on a variety of topics.

6. About SCoPE
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SCoPE brings together individuals who share an interest in educational 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. Past SCoPE seminar discussions are always available for reading and afterthoughts.

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.

* We gather our seminar resources in Diigo.

7. About MicroSCoPE
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MicroSCoPE is prepared by Sylvia Currie (scurrie@bccampus.ca).

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