Proposal deadline today: Conference on HigherEd Pedagogy

The 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy,  hosted by Virginia Tech’s Center for Instructional Development and (pant, pant…let me take a breath) Educational Research (mercifully shortened to the refreshingly delicious acronym CIDER) is, according to the CIDER website, “focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research […]

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Distance Education Peer Group: Call for Proposals Closes August 28!

The Distance Education peer group conference is scheduled for October 9-10, 2015 at Reynolds Community College’s Parham Campus. Proposals are due on Friday, August 28. Get together with your peers and bridge the distance to superior teaching and learning online. If you have an innovative idea, suggestions for best practices for distance education and/or hybrid classrooms, new research, or other information you want to share […]

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Bb Collaborate Ultra Webinar Recordings

 If you missed the recent webinars on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra,  you can view any of the session recordings below to see what you missed. Click a date below to launch and view the recording.     ​VCCS Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Webinar Recordings Friday, August 7, 11:00am-12:00pm (Audio only due to processing issue) Friday, August 7, 12:00-1:00pm (Audio only due to processing issue) Friday, August 14 11:00am-12:00pm […]

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New training series! Atomic Learning

Did you know that 19 VCCS colleges* and the System Office subscribe to Atomic Learning and have access to online training on over 250 applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Apps, and Blackboard Learn, as well as a series of student-focused workshops on the effective use of technology? Atomic Learning also offers training on assistive technology and 508 compliance […]

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This week’s events

Wow, it’s been a busy summer, with a lot going on. Here are a few events happening this week that may be of interest to you. Take advantage of them now before the busy semester gets underway! Keep track of all upcoming EdTech@VCCS events here: http://edtech.vccs.edu/upcoming-events/ [events_show type=”week” amount=”5″]

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Exciting Week of New Webinars: Adopt, Adapt and Build!

Just a reminder that we are offering three exciting new cross-disciplinary, virtual webinars this week, M-W-Th – no matter what course you are teaching, this can benefit your adventures in OER and Zx23 Grant programs!  If you would like specific instructions and how-to’s for adopting, adapting, and building your own courses with OER materials, join us in the Adopt/Adapt/Build webinars […]

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NMC Summer Conference Correspondent

I am heading up to Alexandria tomorrow for the New Media Consortium (NMC) Summer Conference. The NMC is best known for producing the Horizon Report, several annual publications that for the past decade or so have charted trends in educational technology and–although the organization has always distanced itself from this word–predicted the level of adoption these technologies may see in various educational […]

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What the Best College Teachers Do

During the scenic two-hour shuttle ride from the Calgary Airport to Banff on my way to the Open Education Global conference I managed to plow through the slim little bestseller, What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain. Dr. Bain was one of the keynote speakers at this year’s VCCS New Horizons conference and I was really captivated by his […]

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OpenVA 2.1: Powdered Wig Version

OpenVA is putting on its breeches and tri-cornered hat, hopping on its pony,  and heading to Williamsburg, VA. OpenVA is evolving from a centrally-organized, annual summit to more of an umbrella term for a collection of institution or group-sponsored gatherings focused on all forms of openness. This is a good thing, I think, and was the goal anyway, shared at the […]

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