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MicroSCoPE: July, 2009 Issue

 
 
 
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MicroSCoPE: July, 2009 Issue
by Sylvia Currie - Sunday, 5 July 2009, 10:49 PM
 
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MicroSCoPE: A Close Look at What's Happening in the SCoPE Community
July, 2009
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In This Issue
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1. SCoPE Seminar: Exploring Networks of Communities
2. Mark Your Calendars
3. Activity Recap
4. Shaping Our Future Conference: One Year Later
5. PeriSCoPE
6. About SCoPE
7. About MicroSCoPE

1. SCoPE Seminar: Exploring Networks of Communities
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July 6 - 24, 2009
Facilitators: Diego Leal and John Smith
When does it make sense to have a network of communities? How do you go about supporting a network of communities? These are questions many of us are grappling with we are finding there are many issues and challenges to consider! This 3-week seminar will be combined with weekly live "case study" sessions where we will hear from community leaders in higher education. Together we will explore the aspects and issues that can lead to a need for a network of communities based on these study cases and the practices of the participants. This is an initial exploration around this topic and we will identify new tasks, opportunities, and actions that emerge from the seminar. Discussions will be in both English and Spanish!

The first case study presentations will be held Monday, July 6 in Elluminate.
10:00 PDT (your time zone)
The Learn Together Collaboratory (English)
Paul Stacey and Andrew Marchand

12:00 PDT (your time zone)
Colombia Ministry of Education Project (Spanish)
Diego Leal

Check the seminar forum description for up-to-date details of all live sessions.

2. Mark Your Calendars
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* Collaborative Projects on WikiEducator, facilitated by Nellie Deutsch and Gladys Gahona, August 10 - 28, 2009
* Re-Thinking E-Learning Research, facilitated by Norm Friesen, October 5 - 25, 2009

Check upcoming seminars for any changes to the seminar schedule. The Learn Together Collaboratory has a full list of events of interest to educators.

3. Activity Recap
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* SCoPE Seminar: Humanizing the Online Experience
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May 25 - June 7, 2009
Facilitator: Jesai Jayhmes
How do you come across in the online classroom? What are some strategies for making real-time sessions engaging and interactive? Thanks to Jesai who gave us the tools and confidence, we engaged in what we would call very active learning by trying out different platforms and equipment to use our voices and show our faces online. Our videos were springing up in YouTube, Facebook, Blip.tv, 12seconds...attracting a lot of curious visitors! Anybody wish to continue to practice? This video call from Alan Levine might appeal to you.

* Check seminar archives, as well as the recordings of live sessions organized through BCcampus Online Communities.

4. Shaping Our Future Conference: One Year Later
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It is now a year since we talked, typed, and listened to each other during our online consultation - Shaping Our Future: Toward a Pan-Canadian E-leaning Research Agenda. The final report on the conference is available
(PDF 1.4 MB). If you have suggestions about next steps for continuing our dialogue together, contact the facilitators or drop a note in the "One year later" forum
SOF2008 conference facilitators: Terry Anderson, terrya@athabascau.ca, George Siemens, george_siemens@umanitoba.ca, Sylvia Currie, scurrie@bccampus.ca, Paul Stacey, pstacey@bccampus.ca

5. PeriSCoPE
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* Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning
This is a free monthly discussion, hosted by AACE, held every 2nd Tuesday at 12:00 PDT (19:00 GMT)
Facilitators: George Siemens and David Cormier

* 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. If you are interested in presenting your research in a future CIDER session, please contact Lynn Anderson: lynnlo@cogeco.ca.

* The Open Education Conference will be held at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, August 12-14, 2009.

* The Connectivism and Connected Knowledge course, facilitated by George Siemens and Stephen Downes, begins September 14, 2009

* 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

6. 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.

7. 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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