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MicroSCoPE: December, 2009 Issue

 
 
 
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MicroSCoPE: December, 2009 Issue
by Sylvia Currie - Friday, 11 December 2009, 8:37 AM
 
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MicroSCoPE: A Close Look at What's Happening in the SCoPE Community
December, 2009
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In This Issue
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1. Today! Digital Tattoo Project
2. World is Open Q&A
3. Authentic Assessment
4. Instructional Skills Workshop
5. Mark Your Calendars
6. Activity Recap
7. PeriSCoPE
8. About SCoPE
9. About MicroSCoPE

1. Today! Digital Tattoo Project
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December 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. PST | your time zone
Facilitators: Trish Rosseel and Cindy Underhill
Moderator: Bonnie Johnston
Join us for a tour and discussion of University of British Columbia's Digital Tattoo project today in Elluminate. The project’s goal is to help students become aware of their rights and responsibilities as creators and consumers of digital information in their personal, academic and professional lives. This web conference is part of the 3-week seminar on Digital Identity which runs until December 18, 2009. Latecomers welcome and expected!

2. World is Open Q&A
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December 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. PST | your time zone
Have you dipped into The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education, by Curtis Bonk? Here's you chance to ask the author YOUR questions! Drop into the forum in the days leading up to the World is Open Q&A.

3. Authentic Assessment
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January 5, 2010
Facilitators: Doug Hamilton and Sandra Rogers
We will kick of the 2010 Professional Learning Series with an interactive session on authentic assessment, including a look at a special project under development at Royal Roads University. BCcampus, eCampus Alberta, and Alberta-North are teaming together to organize this series focusing on emerging topics in elearning.

4. Instructional Skills Workshop
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January 25 - February 19, 2010
Facilitator: Doug Kerr
Royal Roads University
This course is designed to help new and experienced instructors achieve success in facilitating learning in an online environment. Watch SCoPE for more online courses and workshops offered by British Columbia post-secondary institutions.

5. Mark Your Calendars
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* Guiding the E-Researcher, facilitated by Janet Salmons, January 18 - 29, 2010. This seminar will explore ways that educators can guide learners through a few key e-research steps needed to use synchronous tools for scholarly interviews. The seminar is part of our Professional Reading Group Series, and will draw on Janet's new book: Online Interviews in Real Time.
* Culturally Diverse Learners: February 1-19, 2010

Check upcoming seminars for an updates to the seminar schedule. The Learn Together Collaboratory has a list of events of interest to educators. Feel free to contribute to the list!

6. Activity Recap
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* Course Design Principles for Engagement
December 8, 2009
Sheila Whitmore, Quality Manager for eCampusAlbertaDuring invited course developers to take us on a tour of six great courses! The recording has been posted and the forum remains open for participants to pose questions and give feedback.

* Re-Thinking E-Learning Research
November 9 - 27, 2009,
This book discussion was facilitated by Norm Friesen, Canada Research Chair in E-Learning Practices. Visit the seminar wiki for links to book chapters and related resources.

* Virtual Field Trip: Cloudworks
November 16, 2009
During this Field Trip, organized in partnership with CPSquare, Grainne Conole took us to Cloudworks, an evolving, dynamic community for learning design developed and hosted by the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University. Naturally, we created a Field Trip Cloud!

* The Art of Teaching
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October 19 - November 6, 2009
This seminar, faciliated by Neil Smith, Nancy Randall and Andrew Marchand, was organized around Vancouver Island University's Art of Teaching video series. The 8-part series is now available on YouTube.

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

7. PeriSCoPE
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* The nominations are up and voting is now open in the 2009 Edublog Awards.

* Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning is a free monthly discussion, hosted by AACE and facilitated by George Siemens and David Cormier.

* The next Learning4Content online workshop is December 14-18, 2009

* The next CIDER Session is Blended Online Learning Design: Shaken not Stirred, January 5, 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.

8. 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. Our activities are faciliated by volunteers in the communitiy and 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

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9. About MicroSCoPE
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