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MicroSCoPE: March, 2009 Issue

 
 
 
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MicroSCoPE: March, 2009 Issue
by Sylvia Currie - Monday, 2 March 2009, 7:53 PM
 
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MicroSCoPE: A Close Look at What's Happening in the SCoPE Community
March, 2009
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In This Issue
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1. SCoPE Seminar: Developing a National Framework of Teaching Expectations
2. Activity Recap
3. PeriSCoPE
4. About SCoPE
5. About MicroSCoPE

1. SCoPE Seminar: Developing a National Framework of Teaching Expectations in Higher Education
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March 2 - 22, 2009
Facilitators: Gary Hunt and Vivian Neal
Has the time come for a made-in-Canada accreditation program for post-secondary teaching? During this seminar, we invite you to share your experiences from all countries - those that have developed standards and credentialing requirements for teaching in higher education, and those who are considering them. Through the exploration of the theoretical and pragmatic issues of implementing credentialing programmes, we hope to come up with a set of best practices and a framework design that may be suitable for a wide range of programmes with similar goals.

Live Session: This seminar will kick off with a presentation and discussion in Elluminate on Tuesday, March 3 at 11:00 PST, 19:00 GMT (see world clock).

2. Activity Recap
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SCoPE Seminar: Open Educational Resources
January 19 - February 8, 2009
Facilitator: Scott Leslie
The 3-week seminar on Open Educational Resources was very well attended and lively. The seminar was loosely organized around finding, creating, and sharing OERs, with ample room for interesting tangents and questions. It wrapped up with our imagined ideal future for OERs. The forum archive includes a link to the Elluminate session in various formats and the seminar wiki.

3. PeriSCoPE
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* This week's CIDER Session is Using Second Life to Promote Students’ Engagement with Martha Burkle, March 4, 2009

* University of Northern British Columbia extends an invitation to Curriculum Development Process: Data-Informed and Faculty Driven, a webcast with Peter Wolf, Associate Director of Teaching support Services, University of Guelph. Use this form to indicate your interest in attending. Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 14:00 PST, 21:00 GMT

* Several SCoPE members will be attending the 2009 Canadian Moodle Moot conference to be held in Edmonton, Alberta April 1 - 4, 2009.

* The Canadian e-Learning Conference takes place at University of British Columbia June 17-19, 2009. The call for proposals is open until March 16.

* 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 member networking as a way to keep in the loop.

* 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

4. 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.bccampus.ca

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

5. About MicroSCoPE
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http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?f=5

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

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