Dipity Schedule

Thursday, December 15, 2011

ETC647 Final Grade Posted

Dear ETC647 Students,

 

The final grades have been posted in the grade book on BBLearn.  Please check your grade ASAP.  If you have questions about your grade, please contact me by 5pm, Monday, December 19, 2011.  I will assume that you agree with your grade if I don't hear from you.

 

I highly recommend that you print a copy of your grade book and save it in your records.  For now on, please forward your correspondence to my NAU e-mail account at Chih.Tu@Nau.Edu. 

 

If you have not completed the Course Evaluation, please visit this URL to complete the evaluation.  http://www.nau.edu/course_evals

 

During the semester we have joined various Web 2.0 groups, please free to leave the groups, such as ETC647 Wetpaint, ETC647 Twitter or ETC647 Facebook Group etc.  We will use the same groups for upcoming ETC647 instructions.  If you would like to get update on educational technology trends and news and ETC Community events, I encourage you to join

 

It has been a wonderful experience to work with you.  If there is anything that I can be helpful professionally or personally, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

I wish all of you wonderful and safe holiday season.

 

Best wishes,

Chih

 

 

READ: Big Change in ETC Program

Announcing Big Changes

In

Northern Arizona University’s Educational Technology Graduate Program

 

Course Number Changes

500 Level Course Changes

ETC 547 Theory & Strategies in Technology Integration WILL REMAIN THE SAME

ETC 567 Technology, Society, and Education WILL REMAIN THE SAME

Will be condensed into one new course ETC 585 Technology Integration in the PK-16 Classroom

·         ETC 548 Assistive Technology AND

·         ETC 557                Tech Integration in the Elementary Classroom AND

·         ETC 558 Tech Integration in the Secondary Classroom AND

·         ETC 559 Tech Integration in the ESL Classroom

Students who’ve already taken one of the previous courses can use it in their Program of Studies. 

600 Level Course Number Changes

·         ETC 666: Designing Instruction WILL BECOME ETC 625: Designing Instruction

·         ETC 657: Tech Planning and Professional Development WILL BECOME ETC 635: Tech Planning and Professional Development

·         ETC 677: Distributed Learning Delivery Systems WILL BECOME ETC 645: Distributed Learning Delivery Systems

·         ETC 647: Creating Learning Environments WILL BECOME ETC 655: Creating Learning Environments

Students will be able to use the either course number to complete the degree.  In other words, if you already took ETC 677, you will not have to take ETC 645.

 

Ability to Complete the M.Ed. Degree program in One Year

Starting in the Fall of 2012 ETC graduate courses will be scheduled for 7 week sessions. There will be two 7 week sessions during the regular 16 week traditional semester.   This would mean that you could take two ETC courses during a regular semester, but not at the same time. For example, working professionals who normally take two courses per semester could take one course the first seven weeks and another the second seven weeks of the regular semester – allowing you to still take two courses per semester, but only have to work on one course at a time.   For those who wish a faster track, you could take two courses each seven week session, completing four courses per semester, but still only working on two at any one time. 

One Year Fast Track Starting in the Fall

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer I

Summer II

1st 7 Week Session

2nd 7  Week Session

4 Week Session

1st 7 Week Session

2nd 7  Week Session

5 Week Session

5 Week Session

ETC 547

ETC 567

(Non-ETC Core?)

 

 

(Non-ETC Core?)

(Non-ETC Core?)

ETC 585

ETC 666/625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ETC 657/635

 

 

 

 

 

 

ETC 677/645

ETC 647/655

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Year Fast Track Starting in the Spring

Spring

Summer I

Summer II

Fall

Winter

1st 7 Week Session

2nd 7  Week Session

5 Week Session

5 Week Session

1st 7 Week Session

2nd 7  Week Session

4 Week Session

ETC 547

ETC 567

(Non-ETC Core?)

(Non-ETC Core?)

 

 

(Non-ETC Core?)

ETC 585

ETC 666/625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ETC 657/635

 

 

 

 

 

 

ETC 677/645

ETC 647/655

 

 

One Year Fast Track Starting in the Summer

Summer I

Summer II

Fall

Winter

Spring

5 Week Session

5 Week Session

1st 7 Week Session

2nd 7  Week Session

4 Week Session

1st 7 Week Session

2nd 7  Week Session

ETC 547

ETC 585

 

 

 

(Non-ETC Core?)

(Non-ETC Core?)

ETC 567

 

 

 

 

(Non-ETC Core?)

 

 

 

ETC 657/635

ETC 666/625

 

 

 

 

 

ETC 677/645

ETC 647/655

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Attending Fridya's Graduation

Be sure to check the weather.  Do attend the College of Education’s reception before the graduation ceremony. See the posting from the Dean of COE. ETC faculties will participate COE receptions. I will see you at the COE reception & the graduation ceremony.

… we will have a Commencement reception in the main lobby of the College of Education at 3:00 pm following the undergraduate graduation ceremony.  As noted below, there will be an all university reception immediately following the graduation ceremony for graduate students.  We hope you can join us for one or both of the receptions to congratulate our students and their family members.  Thank you, Gypsy”

 

ETC647 Best Final Unit Winners

Congratulations these community members honored with ETC647 BEST ONLE/PLE Units.

 

Best ONLE/PLE Content

Dan Ciernia

Barb Miroballi

 

Best ONLE/PLE Technology

Dan Ciernia

Barb Miroballi

 

Best ONLE/PLE Instructional Strategy

Barb Miroballi

 

Best ONLE/PLE Assessment

Barb Miroballi

 

Best PLE Design

Barb Miroballi

 

(These community members received at least 3 votes.)

ETC647 Peer-2-Peer Community Badge Winners

Congratulations our community supporters!!

 

Peer-2-Peer Communicator Badge

Max Atwell

Denilya Barrett

Dan Ciernia

Barb Miroballi

 

Peer-2-Peer Community Builder Badge

Dan Ciernia

Roman Graff

Barb Miroballi

 

Peer-2-Peer Innovator Badge

John Acedo

Dan Ciernia

Barb Miroballi

 

Peer-2-Peer Mentor Badge

Max Atwell

Dan Ciernia

Barb Miroballi

 

(These community members received at least 3 votes.)

 

Did you participating P2P badge & best unit polls?

If you use the secret code, cbca, 22248, and 245, please contact me ASAP so the badge can be awarded to you.

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A9 Unit Presentation Grades Posted

See BBLearn grade book. Questions? Contact me within 2 days!

Monday, December 12, 2011

A10 Collaborative Evaluation grades posted

See BBLearn grade book. Questions? Contact me within 2 days!

Lesson 7 discussion grade posted

See BBLearn gradebook for the grade. Questions? Contact me within 2 days.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Checklist for L7 Activities: Due 12/11

  • L7 discussions: Respond to 3 surveys/KEY survey. Total 4 postings at least.

 

Recognize Community Peer-2-Peer Supporters

Many classmates support ETC647 community & community members. Let’s recognize their great passions to the community. Vote at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dEdPTXJRalduSlMySjZWZksxeHNNTVE6MQ#gid=0 Vote closed on 12/13, Tuesday.

Vote Best Units to earn one Community Enthusiast Badge

Many classmates’ final units have demonstrated outstanding ONLE/PLE Design/Development. Vote at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dEUwN1lsOW9ael9kcFlCOWdDVmJBZnc6MQ#gid=0 Vote closed on 12/13, Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

L6 Discussion Grades & Feedback posted

See your e-mail & BBLearn grade book.

Congratulations to L7 Super Early Bird Badge Receipents

Denilya Barrett; Roman Graff

Congratulations to Lesson 6 TOP 3 Leaders

1. Dan Ciernie. 2. Barb Miroballi. 3. Todd Luther

Monday, December 5, 2011

L7 Summary

12/11, Sunday
  • Due: Lesson 7 discussions : At least four postings to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings. Respond to ALL KEY discussion questions.

Instructor's 3 questions to your unit posted

via Diigo Floating Sticky Notes on your unit home page. Be sure to respond to them. Be sure to log on your Diigo account to view & respond.

Would you like to earn A Swarm Badge for L7?

Please to have more than FIVE people to earn L7 Early Bird Badge or Super Early Bird Badge.

L7 Early Bird Badge

Want to earn a Early Bird Badge? Respond to at least one survey & post at 1 posting to L7 discussion by Midnight Tuesday 12/6.

Super Early Bird Badge

Want to earn a super early badge? Please respond to at least one survey & post at 1 posting to L7 discussion by Midnight Monday 12/5.

 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Notes for Unit & Unit Presentation

It was very good to speak to some of you on Thursday nights.  Here are a few reminders to help you complete your final unit and unit presentation.

 

Final Unit

·      Use "Evaluation criteria" as a checklist to ensure your unit meets all the requirements (http://etc647.wetpaint.com/page/Lesson+6).

·      Be sure to have clear understanding on UGC, Participatory Web, Community-Community Interaction, InfoViz. Frequently, people misunderstand them (https://sites.google.com/site/etcnle/ple-nle-instructional-strategies).

Unit Presentation on Elluminate

·      Be sure you have a working microphone

·      Go through Elluminate video tutorials: https://sites.google.com/site/etccommunity/elluminate-tutorials

·      PowerPoint is not required.

·      Using  "Start a Web Tour"   feature to provide a grand tour for your final unit on the web by following the required presentation instructions is considered the easiest way to complete your presentation.

·      How to locate my presentation recording? Please see Elluminate video tutorials.

·      Be sure to go over the recording to make sure the AV working properly.

·      Diigo: Which commenting method is better?  Generally, highlighting with a floating note is the best so it precisely indicates where your comments referring to.  Sticky notes are appropriately for commenting the whole site as well.

·      Share you unit information & presentation URL at: http://etc647.wetpaint.com/page/Unit+List+Fa11

 

 

Don't forget to participate in Lesson 6 discussions!!

Don't' forget we still have a chance to earn Global Digital Citizen Badge by actively engaging in Lesson 6 & 7 instructions.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ETC647 Grade Consolidation

Check your BBLearn Grade Book to make sure all received grades are correct.  Questions? Contact me by Sunday, 12/04/11. Posted grades: Assignment 1-6, & 12. L1-5 Blogs & Discussions.Total possible points: 64.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Do you have enough badges to earn GDC Badge?


Do you have Delicious bookmark for L6 Discussion? Don't forget to contribute.


L6 Discussions

Do you have at least one posting for each tool, Nabble, Twitter, & Delicious? ETC647L6D Have you responded to the question raised on Nabble or Twitter?  Don't forget to use your PLE skills to organize multiple tools discussions in L6.

Lesson5 Discussion Grades & Feedback Posted

See your E-mail & BBLearn gradebook. Questions? Contact me within 2 days!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Break (11/21-27): Happy Thanksgiving!!

No required course instructions.  The class will resume on 11/28, Monday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Elluminate Microphone

Be sure to test your microphone on Elluminate so you can record your Elluminate presentation. http://elluminate.uark.edu/2011/03/21/audio-problems/

Monday, November 14, 2011

L6 Highlight: 11/14-20; 11/28-12/04

11/21-11/27: Thanksgiving Week; No Required instructions
Lesson Discussions (2 points)

11/16, Wednesday

  • Due: Team 5's Lesson 5 discussion grade sheet

11/17, Thursday

  • Due: 1st posting period for Lesson 6 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question. Each posting should at least two tags.

11/20, Sunday

  • Due: 2nd posting period for Lesson 6 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings. Each posting should at least two tags.
  • Lesson 6 Moderators post Lesson 6 discussion question on discussion board.


11/21-11/27: Thanksgiving Week: No Required Instructions12/01, Thursday

  • Due: 3rd posting period for Lesson 6 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings. Each posting should at least two tags.

12/04, Sunday

  • Due: 4th posting period for Lesson 6 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings. Each posting should at least two tags.
  • Assignment 7: Network Learning Unit
  • Due: Assignment 11: Lesson 6 Team Blog Reflections (All Groups)
  • Due Assignment 12: Lesson 6 Content Development (Team 6 Only)
  • Lesson 7 readings