Quality Matters and Hybrid and Online Education: Discussion

If you missed our discussion today on Quality Matters and Hybrid and Online Education, here is a short outline of the topics covered:

  • QM – how can we go through the process
    The Center for Continuing Studies  is going through QM headq/rs, but MnSCU has also its own review process.
  • how does the library fit in Hybrid and Online Education
  • compensation for faculty to prepare and lead Hybrid and Online Education

Please login your ideas, suggestions, and comments!…

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Technology Instruction Week: Hybrid and Distributive Learning

February 25-March 1

MC 205 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm

  •   Monday
    transition from From F2F to distant learning: how does transition happen?…
  • Tuesday
    MOOC: what, how and why?…
  • Wednesday
    QM (Quality Matters): why and how…
  • Thursday
    participation and retention in online class
  • Friday
    synchronous and asynchronous methods in online education

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next week D2L sessions: CourseBuilder, Competencies, Dropbox and Discussion List

Please consider the following D2L sessions next week:

D2L Course Builder

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM until Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Location: MC 205 also http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/d2lworkshop
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff

Discussion will include the use and efficacy of the tool. CourseBuilder as the focus of other tools: e.g. Content, Manage Files, Discussions, Dropbox, Quizzes, Grades, Competencies

Drag and drop interface and faster organization of the D2L course

D2L Competencies
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM until Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Location: MC 205 also http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/d2lworkshop
Instructor:  Plamen Miltenoff

The Competencies tool enables you to assess learning outcomes and determine whether users have really acquired the knowledge, skills or abilities a learning experience is supposed to provide. Competencies track information about the knowledge, skills and abilities the people in your organization acquire as they participate in courses or other learning experiences.

D2L Discussions
Friday, March 01, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Friday, March 01, 2013 at 10:45 AM 
Location: MC 205 also http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/d2lworkshop 
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff

D2L Dropbox
Friday, March 01, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Friday, March 01, 2013 at 11:45 AM 
Location: MC 205 also http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/d2lworkshop 
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff

Bring your D2L questions!



Please share at d2L@stcloudstate.edu days and times when you would like additional appointments.
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Mobile Devices for Teaching and Learning: A Discussion

For those of you, who missed the discussion on the use of Mobile Devices today, Thursday, Feb. 21, please have links to the presentations of Laurie Crane and Annette Lee.

Here is link to the information presented by Annette Lee: http://web.stcloudstate.edu/aslee/VIDEOPROJECT/home.html

Here is a link to the information presented by Laurie Crane:


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Social Media for Learning: Feb 19, 2PM MC 205 discussion

social media on mobile devices (Twitter and Facebook) to accommodate and enhance learning – and audio and video applications to enhance your presentations and projects.

-          What is social media

–          What are mobile devices

–          Why social media on mobile devices?

–          How they intersect in learning and teaching


–          Describe your mobile device and determine its OS
what is OS and what kinds there are. Why is it important

–          What social media applications are you familiar with





social media: Tweeting is about Branding

link to article

Branding messages do three things: 1) create awareness, 2) try to convince consumers that a product or service is a solution to their problem, and 3) create a feeling of familiarity and relationship with the consumer, commonly known as “brand affinity.” That’s why most SMB TV commercials show the owner, staff, and premises onscreen or are narrated by the owner. Twenty years ago, advertising provided the same kind of social edge that good social media reviews do today. A typical broadcast media pitch to an advertiser would suggest that commercial messaging was subliminally greeted by consumers as if it was a referral from friends. (My first job was selling radio time, and frankly this pitch was well-enough accepted to justify repetitive spot buys.)

Instead of commercials, develop a content marketing strategy that reinforces the brand message without being pushy. Get customers and allies to define their brands for and with them via social media, and supplement call to action media buys with online loyalty and deals programs that drive immediate business.

D2L issues: Dropbox in Google Chrome does not display correctly…

MnSCU technicians are working on the D2L issue of Dropbox not displaying correctly in Google Chrome. After opening a file (student’s paper) in Dropbox and visiting D2L’ s Dropbox again later, the opened file is still in bold (as if not being opened). According to the discussion, it happens to .RTF (Rich Text Format) and .works (Microsoft Works) files but not to Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) files.
Please open D2L in Internet Explorer, if possible…