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MicroSCoPE: May, 2007 Issue

 
 
 
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MicroSCoPE: May, 2007 Issue
by Sylvia Currie - Monday, 7 May 2007, 2:56 PM
 
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MicroSCoPE: A Close Look at What's Happening in the SCoPE Community
May, 2007
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In This Issue
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1. The Supporting and Advancing Online Dialogue seminar begins today!
2. Mark Your Calendars
3. Activity Recap
4. 2007 BC Innovation Award in Educational Technology
5. Blogging to Enhance Learning Experiences Book Project
6. PeriSCoPE
7. Under Construction
8. About SCoPE
9. About MicroSCoPE

1. The Supporting and Advancing Online Dialogue seminar begins today!
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* Seminar: Supporting and Advancing Online Dialogue
Facilitator: Cindy Xin
May 7-27, 2007
In this three-week seminar, we will reflect on the nature, characteristics, and practices of online dialogue. How is online dialogue different from or the same as face-to-face dialogue? What are the particular challenges and opportunities we face when engaging in online dialogue in an educational context? What are some tools and strategies we can use to sustain and advance online dialogue?
...access the seminar http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=165

2. Mark Your Calendars
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* Facilitating Online Interaction Workshop
Facilitator: Nancy White
Begins today!
...more http://fullcirc.com/ws/onfaccourse.htm

* CADE/AMTEC International Conference: Connecting the Global Village
May 12-16, 2007 in Winnipeg, Maniboba
Many SCoPE members will be attending!
...more http://www.cade-aced.ca/conferences/2007/

*SANTEC: Blogs for quality learning in developing contexts
Facilitator: Tony Carr
May 16 -23, 2007
...more http://santec.uwc.ac.za/

* SCoPE Seminar: Personal Learning Environments
Facilitators: Derek Chirnside and Derek Wenmoth
June 4-24, 2007
What is a PLE? How do you organize your PLE? This seminar will be both practical and thought provoking.

* SCoPE Seminar: Teaching and Learning Centres
Facilitator: Vivian Neal
June 25-July 8, 2007
During this two-week seminar we will compare notes about Teaching and Learning Centres at our institutions.

* If you would like your event to be listed, please contact Sylvia Currie scurrie@sfu.ca. Check the SCoPE calendar for a full list of online events that will be of interest to members.
...more http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/calendar/view.php?view=upcoming

3. Activity Recap
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SCoPE seminars are always available for reading and afterthoughts. Here are direct links to the seminars and some reources from the past few months:
* Serious Games and Virtual Worlds, facilitated by Therese Weel and Tia Carr Williams
...archive http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=428
...summary http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/resource/view.php?id=584 (PDF 472 KB)

* Learning the Art of Online Facilitation, facilitated by Nick Noakes
...archive http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=453
...discussion mindmap http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/resource/view.php?id=512

* Blogging to Enhance Learning Experiences, facilitated by Michael Griffith
...archive http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=400
...wiki http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/wiki/view.php?id=471
...discussion mindmap http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/resource/view.php?id=489

* Knowing Knowledge, facilitated by George Siemens
...archive http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=375
Webinar archives
... http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/resource/view.php?id=424
... http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/resource/view.php?id=451

Access all past seminar discussions
... http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/course/view.php?id=8#section-3

4. 2007 BC Innovation Award in Educational Technology
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SCoPE is the recipient of the 2007 BC Innovation Award in Educational Technology. This award honours and recognizes outstanding leadership shown in community building, and knowledge and resource sharing. We are thrilled!
...more http://www.bccampus.ca/EducatorServices/ETUG/InnovationAwards.htm

5. Blogging to Enhance Learning Experiences Book Project
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During the February Blogging to Enhance Learning Experiences seminar many participants expressed interest in writing a book together. Then things started to move very quickly! To date 34 members have joined the project by responding to a quick poll or enrolling in the book project space. We set up a wiki and began to carve out a table of contents and identify lead writers for chapters. We also have a forum for ongoing discussion about milestones, publishing options, copyright, and everything else that crops up with collaborative writing projects. You are welcome to join us! Choose your role: observer, editor, lead writer, contributer, reviewer, cheerleader... Any way you would like to contribute is appreciated as we write this book together!
...more http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/course/view.php?id=36

6. PeriSCoPE
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SCoPE members are busy elsewhere...

* Ken Udas is organizing the Terra Incognita project where international authors post and discuss articles related to open source software in education. The content from the discussion is then reformatted and made available on WikiEducator as Open Educational Resources.
...more http://www.wikieducator.org/Open_Source_Software_in_Education_Series_on_Terra_Incognita

* Frances Long has just wrapped up the 1st Canadian Moodlemoot, a combined f2f and online conference. Many familiar names were seen on the name tags for presenters, moderators, technicians, and virtual delegates. As key organizer for this very successful event, Frances has much to be proud of!
...more http://moodlemoot.ca

* At the 2007 CADE/AMTEC conference Heather Ross and Sylvia Currie will be meeting in person for the first time and presenting "SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning", Rob McTavish is co-presenting "Bridging the digital divide: new educational opportunities in the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia", George Siemens is co-presenting more than one session and is leading a workshop on PLEs, Stephanie Chu is giving a demonstration and gathering feedback on the CNIE-RCIE website, and Tracy Roberts is presenting "Crossing the Bridge before you come to it: building essential trust online".

* Check what SCoPE members are blogging about and subscribe to our SCoPE Bloggers feed.
...more http://www.technorati.com/faves/Community

7. Under Construction
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SCoPE will always be under construction (hopefully!) smile However, recently we put up a "Please bear with us" sign as we changed over to a new look for our community. Many SCoPE members were instrumental in guiding the design work, but a special thanks goes to Jonathan Nodrick for his outstanding work on the graphics and colour scheme, to Kate Britt for her keen eye and reports on issues, and to Corinne Brooks for her interface suggestions.
...The SCoPE suggestion box is always open http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=131

8. About SCoPE
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SCoPE, supported by the Learning and Instructional Development Centre at Simon Fraser University, 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. We organize seminars, events, and ways for practitioners to connect. Membership is free and open to everyone.

Self-register at http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca

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

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