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Need to get situated in the world of online teaching and distance learning in all its variations (hybrid, blended, etc.)? Would like to know “best practices” and get ideas for successful online learning initiatives? See below some helpful resources: http://online.ucf.edu/teach-online/professional-development/faculty-seminars/ http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eq/a002/eqm0023.pdf http://www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/publications/online_handbooks/Teaching_and_Learning_Online_Handbook.pdf http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AGlanceatInstitutionalSupportf/213685 http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/winter144/lackey144.pdf http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no4/brinthaupt_1211.pdf http://blended.online.ucf.edu/

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Beginning Spring Semester 2016, ATC’s courses are moving from ANGEL to Blackboard Learn. If you’re taking an online course or a course with an online component, follow the steps belowto access Blackboard.   Download (PDF, 3.83MB)        

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MAKING IT HAPPEN BLOG INSTRUCTIONS QUICK CHEATSHEET (DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOW) Google/GMAIL account Check to make sure your name  appears under “Contributors” Blog weekly (see calendar) following instructions: Title post as follows Reflections on Finance: (Module you completed) by Your Name , e.g., Reflections on Finance: Basics of Finance by Robin Fay Tag (“label”) with week no. and topic, e.g., week 2, finance NOTE: You will need to use the Google account you are using for your tablet to post to the Blog.   Review your user name example of blogger participant list http://mihbootcamp.blogspot.com/ Make sure your name (Google Login) is listed under Contributors.    Is it ok? If so, you are ready to get started blogging.         Writing your first reflection: Week 2: Finance See calendar for dates and make sure to follow the Discussion Guidelines Log in and click on New Post. Title post as follows Reflections on Finance: (Module you completed) by Your Name , e.g., Reflections on Finance: Basics of Finance by Robin Fay Write your post following the Discussion Guidelines Tag (“label”) with week no. and topic, e.g., week 2, finance    You can save your work and continue to work on it…

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Discussion Guidelines (Synchronous and Asynchronous) Your active participation in during discussion is essential to your overall success this bootcamp. Discussion questions are designed to help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts and goals of the bootcamp. These discussions offer you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses and facilitators’ guidance. Requirements for Discussion Board Assignments  Campers are required to post one (1) initial post and to follow up with at least two (2) response posts for each discussion board assignment. For your initial post (1), you must do the following: Compose a post of one to two paragraphs. Complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of the module week. Take into consideration material such as course content and other discussion boards from the current module and previous modules, when appropriate. Reference scholarly or peer-reviewed sources to support your discussion points, as appropriate (using proper citation methods for your discipline). For your response posts (2), you must do the following: Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread. Complete the two response posts by…

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Bootcamp Weekly Checklist Note: See Discussion Guidelines for detailed instructions about writing reflections and participation Week 1 (9/6 – 9/12) September 11: Kickoff at the CTL : 10 AM __ Tablet pickup & kickoff event __ Setup tablet & required apps Instructions : http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu/initiatives/making-it-happen-bootcamp/making-it-happen-instructions-getting-started-with-your-device/ __  Review Bootcamp calendar and HPLife E-Learn review courses (follow instructions above to set up account) __ Complete survey (will be sent via email)   Week 2: Finance (9/13-9/19) __ Complete at least one mini-course from the HP LIFE E-Learn Finance section (Basics of finance,Profit and loss, Finding funding, Cash flow and/or Sales Forecasting) __ Write your weekly reflection on your topic from the Finance section focusing on application to your “pitch” __ Participate in weekly discussion – Video Conference – Google Hangout Discussion Prompt: After reading through the Finance module, discuss what you have learned from this training. Share your thoughts about how you can integrate what you’ve learned into a learning experience for your students. What are you excited and nervous about in regards to integrating this content to your course? What difficulties can you see in integrating these topics into a lesson? What can you do to help alleviate these difficulties? Explore your classmates’ ideas and join an…

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