Professional e-Learning Community Program 2013-2014
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and Division of Digital Teaching and Learning
Facilitated by Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab
Connected to Learning: Technology for Engagement and Retention
Faculty and staff selected for the program will work together in an interdisciplinary collegial setting to explore and implement strategies and activities that promote student engagement particularly through the use of technology tools for teaching. Collaboration will take place through on-campus and online sessions with national and international leaders in educational technology. Participants will have the opportunity to funnel their experiences and insights gained back to their colleagues locally by presentations and discussions through mini conferences and workshops. Potential themes include building online communities, MOOCs, video conferencing, tools through Black Board, social media, and mobile learning.
Expectations for Participants
- Engage in on-campus and online meetings (consult calendar)5-6 meetings (either F2F or virtual) per semester
- Participate in group attendance and collaboration at a conference in the spring and fall semesters
- Collaborate and share ideas and experience with PLC colleagues
- Select a focus course or project related to technology
- Present project progress to PLC group
- Contribute written reflections regularly on PLC activities
- Present information and insight gained to the campus community and/or at national conferences
Benefits for Participants
- Individual and group technical and pedagogical support and training
- Interaction with national leaders in the field of educational technology
- Designated conference travel costs covered (transportation, hotel, registration, food )
- Opportunity to experiment among supportive colleagues
- Connected conversation across disciplines about creating meaningful learning experiences
- Stipend for purchase of hardware or software related to program participation
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the PLC by the dean or director of their school, college, or division.
For additional information contact Laurel Mayo in the LINK Lab.