MicroSCoPE: May 2012 Issue

MicroSCoPE: May 2012 Issue

by Sylvia Currie -
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MicroSCoPE: A closer look at what's happening in SCoPE

May Activities

First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC
21 May - 22 June, 2012
This massive open online course is underway! It's never too late to join in. A good place to start would be to attend the first live session with Rhona Sharpe: Welcome to the course and an introduction to open academic practice, Wednesday 23 May at 7am PDT.

Campus Based Educational Development
15-31 May, 2012
Facilitator: Nancy Randall
This series of weekly web conferences aims to engage faculty, educational developers, and administrators in conversations about educational structures and practices for professional development in higher education. 

June/July Activities

4th Annual Gathering of Online Community Enthusiasts
14 June, 2012
This one-day gathering in Vancouver, British Columbia is open to anyone interested in community of practice work. Add your name to the RSVP list even if you're not able to attend and you'll be notified about upcoming events. This year's theme is facilitation.

Revisiting the Community of Inquiry Framework
9-22 July, 2012
Facilitators: Cindy Xin and Sarah Haavind 
During this seminar we will re-examine the three main aspects of the COL framework (cognitive presence, social presence, and teaching presence) as applied to online discussion forums.

Activity Recap

Engaging Students in Inquiry Learning
2-20 April, 2012
Thanks to Neil Smith's excellent facilitation we experienced inquiry learning first hand as we gathered each week to discuss selected vignettes from the video series.

New Groups

Welcome to members of two new private groups at SCoPE:

1. A Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference planning committees.

2. The 2012 3M National Student Fellows and coordinators. 

About SCoPE

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.

SCoPE members receive these email updates automatically. If you prefer to read MicroSCoPE on the web or via RSS, login and go to forum administration. Professional learning events, resources, and member highlights are captured via Scoop.it. Open educational opportunities and reflections are posted on the Opening Education blog.

We welcome requests to host or promote professional development activities and projects related to teaching and learning. SCoPE is supported by BCcampus. Contact: Sylvia Currie (scurrie@bccampus.ca)

Please spread the word about SCoPE!