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Agenda for the Learning Design Community Meeting, Friday, November 1, 2013

10/30/2013 10:48
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Subject: Agenda for the Learning Design Community Meeting, Friday, November 1, 2013

Topic:
Change (or resistance to) in the IT Field

Guest:
Dr. Nathan Culmer

Date:
Friday, November 1, 2013

Time:
9:00 - 10:00 am EDT

Location:
In person at 210B Rider, UP (note the room change)
Via the ether at: https://meeting.psu.edu/PSULDC

Summary:

Agenda for the Learning Design Community Meeting, Friday, August 30, 2013

08/21/2013 09:26
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Topic:
Deep Listening and Learning Design

Guest:
Pauline Oliveros

Date:
Friday, August 30, 2013

Time:
9:00 - 10:00 am EDT

Location:
In person at 202K Rider, UP
Via the ether at: https://meeting.psu.edu/PSULDC

Summary:
This month's meeting is an extension of a topic we discussed at my session at this year's Learning Design Summer Camp--Zen and instructional design. Deep Listening is a practice developed by Pauline Oliveros. Ms. Oliveros, is a Distinguished Research Professor of Music at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and a world renowned composer and performer. According to her faculty bio on the RPI site Ms. Oliveros describes Deep Listening as "listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing. Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, or one's own thoughts as well as musical sounds. Deep Listening represents a heightened state of awareness and connects to all that there is."

I stumbled upon Ms. Oliveros and her work in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The article describes how teachers are incorporating the practice of Deep Listening into their course design. Deep Listening appears to have potential across disciplines and I thought it an interesting topic for us to explore at our meeting. Ms. Oliveros will be joining us via Adobe Connect from upstate New York where in addition to teaching at RTI she operates the Deep Listening Institute, and institution she founded and this is devoted to the practice of Deep Listening. Please join me when I interview Ms. Oliveros.

Resources:
Deep Listening Institute (http://deeplistening.org/site/content/home)
Website for Pauline Oliveros (http://www.paulineoliveros.us/index.html)
Biography of Pauline Oliveros taken from the RTI website (http://www.arts.rpi.edu/pl/faculty-staff/pauline-oliveros)

Regards,
Jeff

Recording of Today's Program

Hi Everyone,

This is the link to the recording of today's session https://meeting.psu.edu/p3jlya4pa24/, MOOCs! Huh! What are they good for? (With apologies to Edwin Star).

This past year Penn State entered the MOOC world when it took several traditional courses and piloted them in Coursera, a platform designed for instruction developed by Stanford professors, Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng. Today we’re fortunate to have two of the instructional designers who worked on a course, two different courses, that were part of Penn State’s MOOC pilot-- Angie Dick and Megan Kohler.

Thank you everyone who attended and a special thank you to Angie Dick and Megan Kohler for sharing their MOOC experience with us.

Regards,
Jeff

Learning Design Community Meeting Topic for Friday, July 25, 2012: Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs)

07/25/2013 09:00
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Hi Everyone,

The June meeting will take place tomorrow, July 25, from 9:00-10am. We'll meet in person at University Park in 202K Rider and over the ether at https://breeze.psu.edu/PSULDC.

Tomorrow's topic is on Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). MOOCs are college courses offered for free over the internet that are open to anyone who cares to enroll. Those who advocate MOOCs see them as a way to bring quality learning experiences to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity. Others see MOOCs as a marketing tool that can be used to lure potential students by giving them a sample of what the university is like. Still others see MOOCs as a potential cost-saving option whereby different campuses and colleges under one university can offer a single general education course across disciplines. And there are those who see this going to the next level and see MOOCs being shared across universities.

We have a really cool program in store. I'll be interviewing Angie Dick and Megan Kohler, instructional designers who worked on two courses that were part of Penn State's first foray into MOOCs. Please join us to learn about the experience of designing in this kind of environment.

Looking forward to talking with you tomorrow.

Regards,
Jeff

Recording of Today's Learning Design Community Meeting (October 12, 2012)

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who made it today. I thought we had some great conversation around Austin Kleon's notion of how to steal like an artist. Below is the recording of today's discussion. Also attached is a poster created by Nick Rossi's mother. Nick's mom is a graphic artist. This poster is an example of 1970s style poster art. Nick discusses the technique involved to get the clean printing effect later in the recording. Mrs. Rossi's poster is intended for an exhibit at a gallery in Washington. It's a proprietary work so please view responsibly. Thanks for sharing Nick :-).

Learning Design Community Meting On Friday, October 12, 2012

10/09/2012 16:19
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Hi Everyone,

Great resource for After Effects if anyone is interested

This is a great resource I found for After Effects.

After Effects Templates

Does anyone have a good source for Drupal training?

I love drupal, but I haven't found any solid resources yet. I'm hoping somebody can provide some information for a beginner.

After Effects Templates

Perspective is Everything. A recording of the Learning Design Community Gathering Friday, May 11, 2012

Hi All,

Here is the recording of the Learning Design Community Gathering Friday, May 11, 2012.

"Perspective is Everything" a Ted Talk by Rory Sutherland This month we discussed perception. Specifically, student perceptions of their learning experience and how the learning designer's perception shapes it. This was an interesting conversation with lots of contributions. Thanks everyone. See you in June. Jeff

https://meeting.psu.edu/p8r4hdb8ev3/

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