Version 10.1 of D2L coming this June: please consider orientations sessions

D2L version 10.1 will be rolled out at the end of this month. D2L will be unavailable from 10:00 PM on Friday, May 31, 2013 until 10:00 PM on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

Training videos highlighting the changes in version 10.1 are available for both faculty and students at: http://mnscuims.mnscu.edu/training.html

Brief training sessions outlining the changes in version 10.1 are also being offered this week. Please register for a session using the STARS system: http://lrts.stcloudstate.edu/library/general/ims/default.asp

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM until Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM until Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM until Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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For additional information regarding D2L, please visit the HuskyNet D2L site at https://stcloudstate.ims.mnscu.edu/d2l/home

 

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Online Learning: TUITION AND COMPENSATION FOR ONLINE COURSES

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TUITION AND COMPENSATION FOR ONLINE COURSES

Useful discussion on the Educause Listserv “Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group

http://www.educause.edu/discuss/teaching-and-learning/blended-and-online-learning-constituent-group/tuition-and-compensation-online-courses

Per Ann Hamilton from Penn State and Linda Futch with U of Central FL, it is obvious that compensation varies all across the board.

Steve Covello’s comment most probably will resonate with any faculty, who had taught online.

What are your thoughts as a faculty about how you need to be compensated for teaching online, versus F2F course?

your q/s our answers: feature within D2L that may be exploited by students to cheat on quizzes and exams

This email is in regard to a feature within D2L that may be exploited by students to cheat on quizzes and exams.SUMMARY

D2L allows students to re-enter a quiz after leaving the quiz for any reason.  This feature is useful for recovering from internet connection problems or other disruptions.  This feature can be exploited by two students, one in the classroom and one outside of the classroom, to enter a quiz or exam in quick succession.  The second student (the re-entrant student) can then take the quiz on behalf of the student in the classroom while both are connected to the same quiz. The instructor can make such collaboration difficult but cannot completely prevent it.

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ACTIONS

We are actively investigating along with D2L methods of addressing this issue.  We don’t expect to be able to completely prevent such behavior due to undesirable consequences for other students, but we are working on detecting it so appropriate notifications can be made and action can be taken quickly.

If you need more information on the issue, prevention, and possible solutions, please contact your local D2L System Administrator or Dick McMullen at dick.mcmullen@so.mnscu.edu or Chuck Morris at Chuck.Morris@so.mnscu.edu.

Sheri Steinke, Ph.D.
Director of Online Learning
Adjunct Faculty CIM & BUSN, CSCI
Certified Quality Matters™ Online Trainer and Peer Reviewer

(952)358-8802
Sheri.Steinke@normandale.edu

 

Mastery Learning: the middle ground between individual tutoring and a lecture

5 Tips: Learn more effectively in class with Mastery Learning

http://blog.coursera.org/post/50352075945/5-tips-learn-more-effectively-in-class-with-mastery

In traditional classrooms, students progress through the class regardless of their level of achievement.  In mastery learning classrooms, students must fully understand (demonstrate mastery of) the material before moving on to the next topic.  Mastery learning is about how students navigate through exercises and assignments.

In the SCSU case, particularly D2L, technique can be applied by creating training, versus assessment D2L quizzes for students and allow unlimited number of takes, but condition the quizzes to allow the student to pass to the next chapter in D2L content only after reaching a certain quiz score.

 

Live Preview of the Virtual Attendee Option/Live Webcast for the 10th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop

Live Preview of the Virtual Attendee Option/Live Webcast  for the 10th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop (July 8-9, Milwaukee) which will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, 2013 at 2 pm ET.

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announcement for conference

MOOCOW (Massive Open Online Course Or Whatever) to explore John Sener’s book “ The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World.

announcement for conference http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/ViewEvent.ashx?eventId=677435

FridayLive!

First Session of MOOCOW

May 17, 2013  2:00-3:00 pm ET – free to all.                 Presenter; John Sener

This MOOCOW (Massive Open Online Course Or Whatever) to explore John Sener’s book “ The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World.”

NOTE:  Login instructions for the session will be sent in the Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. We will also send an additional login reminder 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

D2L Upgrade: May 31-June 1, 2013

D2L Production Upgrade from Version 10.0 to Version 10.1 is May 31-June 1, 2013

The D2L upgrade to version 10.1 is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, May 31 to June 1 2013. More on information on exact times the system will be unavailable will be forthcoming. The new D2L version is currently available to at  https://stcloudstateqa.ims.mnscu.edu/

Version 10.1 Training and Support

There are some changes to the D2L interface due to the upgrade, most notably in the content area. A number of training videos highlighting these changes are available for both faculty and students at: http://mnscuims.mnscu.edu/training.html. Workshops for faculty will be offered both this summer and again during fall convocation and fall semester.  Summer workshop dates will be announced shortly.

Please share your suggestions and ideas for training and workshops, as well as questions or concerns, please contact d2l@stcloudstate.edu.
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