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Screenshot from online resources developed by MIT and ETLO MIT and ETLO Collaborate on Innovative Resource
posted 11/4/14

Two new online resources were developed by MIT and with the support of EdTech Leaders Online through the MCCWDTA grant to the fifteen community colleges in Massachusetts. 

Introduction to Problem Solving Skills and Improving Observation Skills are contextualized to advanced manufacturing and designed to support blended learning implementation in community colleges and beyond.

ETLO October Newsletter Screenshot Read ETLO's Latest Newsletter
posted 11/4/14

We're celebrating fifteen years of EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO), sending best wishes to Barbara Treacy as she moves on from ETLO and talking about our upcoming webinar and conference presentations in our October ETLO Update newsletter.

TERC Partners with ETLO to Create Online PD
posted 9/22/14

This fall, ETLO continues an ongoing partnership with TERC to develop media-rich online professional development courses for TERC’s national elementary math curriculum, Investigations.

Three courses (Making Sense of Fractions, Implementing Investigations, and Computational Fluency and the Common Core) have been developed over the last two years and are currently being offered to educators around the country.

A fourth course will be developed this fall, focusing on supporting math learning, and two more will be developed in 2015. For more information about the courses currently being offered, please visit http://investigations-workshops.terc.edu/pd_offerings_online/index.cfm.

 

Free Webinar Series
posted 9/22/14

Looking to provide more engaging experiences in online and blended learning environments?

 

Join us on December 9th from 3 - 4 PM ET for a collaborative webinar led by experienced online facilitator and course developer for ETLO, Lesley Reilly. This webinar will explore tools and techniques that can be used by course facilitators and course developers to provide learners with more effective and engaging learning experiences.

 

To access ETLO's Collaborate Webinar Room for the December 9th webinar:

  • Visit: http://go.edc.org/Dec9webinar at the scheduled time.
  • Type your name in the text box and select "Log In." 
  • You may be prompted to download the software required for Collaborate and you will need the most recent version of Java.

You can add this event to your calender HERE.

 

Pre-registration is not required for this webinar and the webinar will be recorded and posted on the ETLO Webinar Series website. To review any previous recordings, visit the ETLO Webinar Series website.

 

If you have suggestions for topics or speakers you would like to see in future webinars, please contact Erin Earnst at eearnst@edc.org.

Read Our Latest Newsletter
posted 9/22/14

Learn about ETLO's upcoming conference presentations and webinars, partnership with TERC, development of open educational resources (OER) repository and more in our September ETLO Update newsletter.

Free Webinar Free Webinar on Using Google Docs in Online Course Design
posted 7/29/14

Join ETLO on Tuesday, August 12th at 3 PM Eastern Time (Time Zone Converter) for a webinar focusing on Designing an Online Course with the Help of Google Docs. During this interactive webinar, Leesa Potts and Diana Garrison from Virtual Arkansas will share how they used Google Docs and Google Drive as they developed content for a personal finance online course designed for high school students.

While participating in ETLO's Online Course Design online course facilitated by Lesley Reilly, Leesa and Diana maintained an organized system of folders in Google Drive for each module of the course which allowed for seamless collaboration during course development and allowed additional contributors to provide them with feedback on their work in progress.

Each module of their course creatively presents content through a mix of text, Voki (audio enhanced) scenarios, and other multimedia. A variety of assignments throughout the course allow students to apply what they learn in ways that meet a variety of learning styles.

Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience with using Google Docs for online course development and collaboration.

To access ETLO's Collaborate Webinar Room for the August 12th webinar:

  • Visit: http://go.edc.org/Aug12webinar at the scheduled time.
  • Type your name in the text box and select "Log In." 
  • You may be prompted to download the software required for Collaborate and you will need the most recent version of Java.

Pre-registration is not required for this free webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the ETLO Webinar page.

 

Hope you can join us!

ETLO Director Speaking at BLC14 Conference
posted 7/14/14

Join ETLO Director, Barbara Treacy, at the innovative Building Learning Communities (BLC) Education Conference. Hosted by Alan November, an international leader in education technology, the BLC Conference is being held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.

Barbara will be leading the following sessions:

For registration information and more details about the BLC14 Conference, visit http://novemberlearning.com/blc-education-conference-2014/.

 

iNACOL Logo ETLO Director Discusses Blended Learning During iNACOL Webinar
posted 6/19/14

ETLO Director, Barbara Treacy, will be a featured speaker during the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Teacher Talk Webinar on Educator Competencies for the Blended Learning Classroom. This free webinar is taking place on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 PM ET. For more details and registration information, please visit http://www.inacol.org/events/webinars/teacher-talk.

Join Us for a Free Webinar on Tips for New Facilitators
posted 6/9/14

Join us on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET (Time Zone Converter) as we explore Tips and Strategies for New Online Facilitators. During this live interactive webinar, hear from a panel of educators who have recently started facilitating online courses as they share their tips and strategies for effective online facilitation. Panelists will discuss time management tips, favorite facilitation tools and advice on how to keep participants engaged in the course. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own facilitation advice.

To join the webinar, visit http://go.edc.org/june10webinar at 3:00 PM ET. Type your name in the text box and select "Log In." You may be prompted to download the software required for Collaborate and you will need the most recent version of Java.

Pre-registration is not required for this free webinar and the webinar will be recorded and posted in on the ETLO Webinar Page.

We hope you can join us for this exciting conversation about how to be an effective online facilitator even if it's your first time facilitating!

Read Our Latest Newsletter
posted 6/3/14

We're celebrating blended learning success, preparing for the Online Learning Institute at ISTE, partnering with an art museum on an online course and lots more! Visit the link below to read all about what's new with ETLO in our latest newsletter.

ETLO Newsletter: June 2014

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