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MicroSCoPE: September, 2007 Issue

 
 
 
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MicroSCoPE: September, 2007 Issue
by Sylvia Currie - Sunday, 23 September 2007, 9:39 PM
 
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MicroSCoPE: A Close Look at What's Happening in the SCoPE Community
September, 2007
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In This Issue
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1. Final week for Active Learning Strategies seminar
2. Copyright/Copyleft: Issues for Education
3. Mark Your Calendars
4. Activity Recap
5. New SIGs
6. PeriSCoPE
7. About SCoPE
8. About MicroSCoPE

1. Final week for Active Learning Strategies seminar
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* Seminar: Active Learning Strategies for Online Learning
Facilitator: Deirdre Bonnycastle
September 10 - 30, 2007
Description: Active Learning means finding ways for students to engage in interacting with course content. During the past two weeks we have been exploring how online instructors can implement active learning strategies to improve student learning. Through the organized topic threads and wiki, Deirdre has made it easy to pop in for the final week to review what we have discussed and collected so far. Newcomers and latecomers are always welcome!
...access the seminar http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=544
...access and contribute to the Active Learning Strategies wiki http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/wiki/view.php?id=703

2. Copyright/Copyleft: Issues for Education
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September 24, 2007 (soon!)
This free online symposium organized through the Learning Technologies Centre at University of Maniboba brings together two of Canada’s foremost experts on digital copyright – Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa and Marcus Bornfreund, Creative Commons Canada. The symposium will explore current issues in copyright and potential trends and directions for educators. Advance registration is required.
...more http://www.umanitoba.ca/learning_technologies/conferences/copyright/

3. Mark Your Calendars
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* Seminar: eLearning in Developing Countries
Facilitators: Nellie Deutsch and Nalin Abeysekera
October 2 - 22, 2007
What are some of the challenges developing countries face in implementing elearning programs? How can we work together to overcome barriers? What are the success stories? Join us for this 3-week seminar to better understand the realities and to propose solutions.

* Seminar: Social Media in Education
Facilitator: Tia Carr Williams
November 5 - 18, 2007
The timing feels right for this topic! So many new technologies, new ways of interacting, and new questions from educators about how to integrate social media into the curriculum. SCoPE and BCcampus Online Communities are co-hosting this event on social media in education.

* If you would like an 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

4. Activity Recap
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* SCoPE: Next Steps
Facilitator: Sylvia Currie
August 20 - September 2, 2007
This annual discussion was scheduled for two weeks, but continued past the end date as members continued to come forward with excellent suggestions for seminar discussion topics and ways to enhance our community experience. What a perfect was to get back into the swing of things after a summer hiatus!
...access the archive http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=636

* Seminar: Teaching and Learning Centres
Facilitator: Vivian Neal
June 25-July 8, 2007
This seminar combine reports via Vivian's blog on her journey to Universities of Sussex, Dundee and Strathclyde with other stories from the field to learn about the compliment of services various teaching and learning centres provide and how their organizational structures impact the way we go about doing our work.
...access the archive http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=537

SCoPE seminars are always available for reading and afterthoughts. Access all past seminar discussions
... http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/course/view.php?id=8#section-3

5. New SIGs
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Two new special interest groups will be opening soon.
* Faculty members from Queensland Technical University are exploring the possibilities of online communities of practice for advancing their work and invite all SCoPE members to participate in their project.

* What is obvious in one culture may not be obvious to another. Cross Cultural Collaboration will explore the many facets of communication and sharing across cultures.

6. PeriSCoPE
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* The SCoPE Facebook group and member networking is proving to be an interesting way to keep up with members' activities and to discuss our work together. Tia Carr Williams and Heather Ross are the resident community moderators for the SCoPE Facebook group. Stop by to write on the wall or start a discussion topic.
...http://sfu.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2380299880

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

7. 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

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

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

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