User:Vtaylor/TSL Feb2011

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  • Workshop collaboration - write to page Technology Supported Learning/TSL - Ideas worth sharing
    [link to technology - tool, application] - description of how this technology can be used to support learning with specific reference to one of the Seven Principles --your WE signature and date

Getting started

The course is set up as a series of topics - one for each of the Seven Principles.

Within each topic, there is a "lecture" - notes about the principle topic and technologies that can be used to support the principle.

The Activities link in each topic lists a number of tasks or activities for learning about the principle topic.

There are usually a couple of other links in each principle topic. The directions for what to do here are listed in the Activities resource.

For the facilitated course, we will focus on a different principle each week. The information section at the top of the course main page will have notes about the current topic to guide you.

  • The News forum and the Questions forums are discussions for course related information, not specific to a particular topic. The News forum is one way - facilitator (instructor) to participants (students). I encourage participants to post questions in the Questions forum so everyone can see the questions and answers. There is a Messages feature for quick notes, as well.

The material is set up so that you can complete it as a self-study course - not as much fun (I think) but useful for someone who wants to learn some new tricks. In self-study mode, the discussion activities aren't as relevant, but I encourage participants to make postings. I have left discussion postings from previous workshops to give you a sense of the interactions that can take place.

The principle topics are listed from most specific to more conceptual, so there is some value in working through the topics sequentially. The Catalyst related tasks build as you gain experience using the tools.

So start at the top and work your way down through the Seven Principles. Read the notes for the principle topic and work through the activities. Participate in the discussions. Work on adding technology to your course to support student learning. Enjoy!

Please let me know if you have further questions.


  • overview - format, expectations, suggestions, schedule
  • principles
  • personal learning outcomes, support, collaboration
  • group project - collaboration, open, legacy

1. encourage student-faculty contact - Fri Feb 4 - Tues Feb 8

  • moodle accounts, login
  • email, messages, CCC Confer, discussion forums - news, questions, open / cafe

2. encourage cooperation among students - Wed Feb 9 - Fri Feb 11

  • introductions - post in discussion, ice-breakers, model

3. encourage active/engaged learning - Sat Feb 12 - Tues Feb 15

4. give prompt feedback - Wed Feb 16 - Fri Feb 18

  • poll - experience
  • quiz - basics

5. emphasize time on task - Sat Feb 19 - Tues Feb 22

  • activities - reading, research, discussions
  • wikieducator, blogs

6. communicate high expectations - Wed Feb 23 - Fri Feb 25

  • assignment - reflection
  • skills, tools to be successful

7. respect diverse talents and ways of learning - Sat Feb 26 - Tues Mar 1

  • resources - links, media - images, audio, video


  • - resource, technology, learning support


  • personal learning, guidance
  • privacy, publication
  • assessment, engagement
  • technology, learning support
  • open - wikipedia, open college textbooks
  • communications, expectations


  • College Open Textbooks - a collection of colleges, governmental agencies, education non-profits, and other education-related organizations focused on the mission of driving the awareness and advocacy for open textbooks. This includes providing training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, and mentoring online professional networks that provide support to authors who open their resources.
  • mini conference - interview with Dr. Marcia Johnson on distance learning expectations - audio, blog post with comments