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Great OER Resource

February 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Sue Kennedy:

There is so much out there, having some expert guidance on where to look is much appreciated! Yay, librarians!

Originally posted on SPSCC Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning:

[sent via Boyoung Chae from the SBCTC]

Just wanted to share a great OER resource. Margaret Mickibben, a librarian at North Seattle College has recently created an excellent search guide for quality OER.

http://libguides.northseattle.edu/oer

It doesn’t simply list a bunch of OER sites – it describes and rates them  for size, ease of searching and quality controls.  It also sorts OERs by subject areas and  format of materials offered:  textbooks, simulations, lectures, images, articles, or complete courses. It stands out from the usual run of OER lists in that it aims to be selective and judgmental, in the spirit of Consumer Reports.

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Educator’s 2.0 Manifesto

February 5, 2014 Leave a comment

I unexpectedly took a trip down memory lane as I was searching in a drawer for something this morning.  Years ago I happened across a lovely blog post by librarian Laura Cohen (2006) called “A librarian’s 2.0 manifesto.”  (Read about it here:  http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/tag/laura-cohen/”.

Hard to believe that the “2.0″ tag is soon approaching ten years!  2.0 was a term used to indicate that proverbial paradigm shift – that space between our roots and our wide-open future.  It conveyed with simplicity the notion that while we are still passionate about our core mission (our 1.0 calling) we recognize and embrace the shifting ways we meet that mission, both challenged and propelled by technological advancement.

Finding this manifesto reminded me again of what I so admire in the wonderful people around me, in our librarians, our elearning staff, and our creative faculty who spend every day in this awesome place, well beyond 2.0. 

With sincerest appreciation of Laura Cohen’s wonderful manifesto for librarians, I submit to you the Educator’s 2.0 Manifesto (a slight re-rendering of Cohen’s piece):

  • I will recognize that the universe of educational culture and technology is changing fast and that we need to respond positively to these changes to provide resources and services that students need and want.
  • I will educate myself about our students and look for ways to incorporate what I learn into classrooms and services.
  • I will not be defensive about my classroom or college, but will look clearly at our situation and make an honest assessment about what can be accomplished.
  • I will become an active participant in moving my college forward.
  • I will recognize that colleges change slowly, and will work with my colleagues to expedite our responsiveness to change.
  • I will be courageous about proposing new services and new ways of providing services, even though some of my colleagues will be resistant.
  • I will enjoy the excitement and fun of positive change and will convey this to colleagues and students.
  • I will let go of previous practices if there is a better way to do things now, even if these practices once seemed so great.
  • I will take an experimental approach to change and be willing to make mistakes.
  • I will not wait until something is perfect before I release it, and I’ll modify it based on student and faculty feedback.
  • I will not fear open educational resources and open learning, but rather will take advantage of these to benefit students while also providing excellent learning experiences that students need.
  • I will avoid requiring students to see things in our terms but rather will shape services and instruction to reflect students’ needs.
  • I will be willing to go where our students are, both online and in physical spaces, to provide educational experiences and services.

Thank you, Laura!

Categories: eLearning

Welcome Erin Baker to eLearning!

January 29, 2014 2 comments

We are thrilled to announce that our final vacancy in eLearning is filled, and I can’t think of a more suitable person than Centralia College’s own Erin Baker to fill this position.

Erin is our eLearning Support Tech and will serve as our point person for support requests for both faculty and students.  She can be reached at ebaker@centralia.edu or x374.

Erin has been teaching adjunct in ABE and has extensive experience with Canvas.  She is also currently pursuing her M.Ed  in Learning & Technology through WGU.  Her enthusiasm, tech-savvy, and student-centeredness is apparent with the success of the iPad Skills class she developed and taught here at CC.

Please come by, say hello, and congratulate Erin!  We are super excited to have her on board.

Erin Baker with Carrie Powell and Tyler Kaut

Erin starts her first day, with Carrie and Tyler.

Categories: News

Adding Content to Modules Made A Bit Easier

January 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Carrie reported this last month in email, but worth a look again!

Good news for Canvas Instructors!

Thanks to script provided by a user in the Canvas Community and uploaded by your CC webmaster Cindy Lawrence, we now enjoy greatly expanded real estate in the Add Content window in Modules.

In order to see and appreciate the change, please do the following:

  1. Open any Canvas course >from the course navigation bar, open Modules > click the gear symbol to Add Content
  2. The “Add Item to Module” window will open
  3. Reload the web page by clicking the “refresh” icon in your browser’s address bar
  4. Click the gear to Add Content again, and you’ll see a much larger window that displays multiple rows of files!
  5. Clap!

 

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Spring 2014 eLearning Dates

January 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Here’s a heads-up on important dates for online classes this spring:

CENTRALIA COLLEGE ONLINE CLASSES

  • Classrooms open starting on March 24
  • Instruction begins March 31
  • Instruction ends June 13

WAOL SHARED ONLINE CLASSES

  • Classrooms open starting on March 20
  • Instruction begins March 27
  • Instruction ends June 4
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Looking to Manage Your Canvas Inbox?

January 23, 2014 Leave a comment
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Linda Foss, English department and eLearning faculty liaison, recently put together this great guide (with screenshots) on how to manage your Canvas inbox.  Check it out!

Linda says:  If you’re anything like me, you may be overwhelmed by the accumulation of old messages in your CANVAS Inbox. I’ve found several ways to deal with that, either with filtering by course or acting on original conversation (starring/deleting/archiving).

Get the guide here:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/201812705/Canvas-Inbox-Management#fullscreen=1

 

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Canvas Conversations – Upcoming Topics

January 23, 2014 Leave a comment

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Please join your colleagues for a weekly “Canvas Conversation” facilitated by Linda Foss and Carrie Powell.

Fridays, 12-1 in eLearning Office

 A chance for faculty to gather in a small group around a common interest and further their understanding and application of our LMS.

Winter quarter topics:

1/17:  Conferencing

1/31:  Managing Student Access

2/7:     Show & Tell, a Good Ideas Exchange

2/14:   “Elmo” Visual Presenters and Smartboards

2/21:   Building & Managing Quizzes

2/28:   Intro to Homepages

3/7:     Homepage Workshop

 If you have other ideas for sessions or workshops, please let us know!

2013 in review

January 7, 2014 Leave a comment

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

 

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Online Tutoring Schedule through Sunday, Jan 12

January 7, 2014 Leave a comment

 

Here is the ONLINE tutoring schedule for today (Jan. 7)  through Sunday (Jan. 12).

Centralia College students access FREE online tutoring here:  Etutoring though Centralia College

Accounting
01/07/2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: K. Grah
01/08/2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: K. Grah
01/09/2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: K. Grah
01/10/2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: K. Grah
01/12/2014 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: D. Hawkins
01/12/2014 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: D. Henning
01/12/2014 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM: D. Henning
Anatomy and Physiology
01/08/2014 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM: G. DeVore
01/11/2014 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM: J. Blake
Biology
01/08/2014 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM: S. Bakeman
01/09/2014 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM: S. Bakeman
Calculus
01/10/2014 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: B. Watkins
01/12/2014 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: J. Rosenberg
01/12/2014 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: J. Brown
01/12/2014 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: J. Rosenberg
Chemistry
01/08/2014 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM: E. Young
01/10/2014 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM: D. Mackay
01/11/2014 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: D. Mackay
01/11/2014 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: P. Paulson
01/12/2014 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: J. Brown
01/12/2014 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: P. Paulson
Economics
01/07/2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: K. Grah
01/07/2014 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM: E. Crowley
01/08/2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: K. Grah
01/09/2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: K. Grah
01/10/2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: K. Grah
01/11/2014 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: E. Crowley
Engineering (Circuits & Digital Systems)
01/08/2014 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: J. Jankowski
01/10/2014 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: J. Jankowski
01/12/2014 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM: K. Johnson
Introduction to Psychology
01/07/2014 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: A. Delibera
01/08/2014 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: A. Delibera
01/10/2014 D. Testerman
01/11/2014 D. Testerman
Math
01/07/2014 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: A. Delibera
01/07/2014 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM: E. Crowley
01/07/2014 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM: M. DiPietro
01/08/2014 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: M. DiPietro
01/08/2014 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: K. Katsinis
01/08/2014 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: J. Jankowski
01/08/2014 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: A. Delibera
01/09/2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: C. Rodrigues
01/10/2014 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM: N. Luu
01/10/2014 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: B. Watkins
01/10/2014 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: J. Jankowski
01/10/2014 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM: M. DiPietro
01/10/2014 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM: D. Mackay
01/10/2014 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM: H. Li
01/11/2014 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: D. Mackay
01/11/2014 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: E. Crowley
01/11/2014 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: P. Paulson
01/11/2014 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM: H. Li
01/12/2014 6:30 AM – 11:30 AM: C. Klemke
01/12/2014 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: D. Hawkins
01/12/2014 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM: C. Rodrigues
01/12/2014 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: J. Rosenberg
01/12/2014 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: P. Paulson
01/12/2014 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: J. Rosenberg
01/12/2014 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM: B. Bacaycay
Microsoft Office
01/08/2014 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: W. Mahoney-Watson
01/09/2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: C. Rodrigues
01/10/2014 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: W. Mahoney-Watson
01/12/2014 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM: C. Rodrigues
Physics
01/10/2014 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM: D. Mackay
01/11/2014 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: D. Mackay
01/11/2014 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: P. Paulson
01/12/2014 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: J. Rosenberg
01/12/2014 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: P. Paulson
01/12/2014 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: J. Brown
01/12/2014 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: J. Rosenberg
Spanish
01/08/2014 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: L. Lavoie
01/08/2014 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: S. Simmons
01/09/2014 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: S. Simmons
01/10/2014 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: L. Lavoie
Statistics
01/07/2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: K. Grah
01/08/2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: K. Grah
01/09/2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: K. Grah
01/10/2014 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: B. Watkins
01/10/2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: K. Grah
Web Development
01/08/2014 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: W. Mahoney-Watson
01/10/2014 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: W. Mahoney-Watson
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Using Tegrity App with Android, iPhone, or Other Device

October 4, 2013 3 comments

Okay, so we LOVE that Tegrity has an app for use on Android devices.  However, we found it’s a bit tricky to get things set up, so here’s the low down:

1)  In your web browser on your regular computer, login using your Canvas credentials to Tegrity at:  http://centralia.tegrity.com (see the bottom of this post if you can’t login)

You’ll see something like this when you get logged in:

Screenshot of Tegrity Course Listing

Tegrity Course Listing

2) Click on the course for which you want to access your course Tegrity videos with your Android

3) In the upper right corner, click on the My Account link

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Image of the upper right corner of the Tegrity screen

4)  You’ll see a button that says “Generate Code” – Click on the button and then write down the 6 letter code that appears.

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5)  Install the Tegrity App onto your device.  It is downloadable via the Play Store or the App Store.

6)  Once installed and you open it, a box will appear asking you to enter the connection code.  Enter the code you got from Tegrity.

7)  Here’s the tricky part.  You may see a message that says no recordings.  That could be because the wrong course is showing in your app.  At the top of your app you will see the course name.  You will want to swipe across the course name until the correct course appears.

O Tegrity y u no show my recordings booo!

Me: O Tegrity y u no show my recordings booo!Tegrity: Swipe your finger across the course name at the top to switch courses. Easy as pie, yo! 

8)  Once you have the correct course selected, the recordings will show up. Simply click on one to download and play it.  WARNING:  This will use data!  Be sure you have enough data in your plan, or that you are connected to WiFi.

Questions?  Let us know in eLearning at elearning@centralia.edu or 360-736-9391 x672.

If you cannot log into Tegrity at the above website in Step 1, please complete this form and we will send your connection code within one business day.

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