Kudos to Eric Stoller for kicking of 2010 with NACADA Region 8 Technology Seminar in Seattle, WA. It’s been a while since the 1st #NACADAtech seminar, and it was good to be part of the technology in advising action. Here are just a few things that Eric spoke about last week:
Eric asked if I would like to contribute, and I gladly wanted to join in the fun. Last Sunday, I presented (virtually) a session for academic advisors interested in collaborating with wikis. Skype’s screen sharing application made getting involved in this session cost-effective and simple.
There was a lot of information packed into this day & 1/2 seminar, but I could tell by the Twitter feed & comments in the session that many ideas were sparked & I could tell the wheels were spinning. It’s great to connect with other advisors to get some inspiration and share thoughts about best technological practices for the advising profession.
AACE Global U will be hosting a series of seminars around “Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning.” I was able to listen to the archived seminar for July, however I hope to participate in a future monthly online seminar:
August 10, 2009, 9:00 PM Eastern USA
September 8, 2009: 3:00 PM Eastern USA
October 13, 2009: 9:00 PM Eastern USA
November 10, 2009: 3:00 PM Eastern USA
December 8, 2009: 9:00 PM Eastern USA
The seminar series, led by George Siemens and David Cormier, is without fee and will include live interactive sessions, in addition to discussions with guest speakers and participants. All sessions are co-sponsored by and will be archived in the Education & Information Technology Library (EdITLib). And you can join in the discussion on AACE Connect.
During these Elluminate sessions, the conversations will be active in the webinar and recorded for those who cannot participate at these specific times. By using the #SMTI hash tag you can find conversations on Twitter, archives in blogs and resources in Delicious.
Here were a few key discussion pieces I found useful from the first social media seminar:
This question was posed as the central topic of today’s EDUCAUSE web seminar (May 19, 2009) – Where Is the Open Education Movement Going? hosted by Brian Lamb & David Wiley.
Much of the session focused around:
- Open Educational Resources
- Open Content
- Open Access
For those of you who missed the presentation, you are able to access the Educause web seminar archive for the slides or recording of the online event. This session was also a good prelude for the Open Education Conference which will be held in Vancouver, BC August 12-14, 2009.
Great comments from the online chat in the session today. Here are a few messages that resonated with me:
- Can’t we set up private areas as well as shareable areas in our online learning environments? Both can be useful.
- Many faculty are online and don’t realize the extent possibly
- Old School Traditional Professors Unite–you have nothing to lose but your chains.
- A lot depends on the way the activities are integrated, and whether the teacher walks the walk him- or herself.
More converstations to follow on Twitter – #opened09
Hello #nacadatech09 Participants,
How are you? I just thought I would check in to find out what has been happening at your home institutions. Be sure to post a comment with your updates & news since you left the seminar on the NACADA Tech website.
Looking forward to hearing your updates & news.
Thanks for sharing some NACADA Technology Seminar stats with us, Eric.
I also think it’s great to see that there is some regular updates & Twitter action with the #nacadatech09 tag on the backchannel. Well done, everyone.
Just a quick note to say thanks & wish you all a safe journey home. It was great meeting you all, and learning more about your ideas around technology in advising. I am sure that you will keep pondering this topic beyond nacadatech.
I will be sure to send out updates to let you know more about resources, presentations & how to best stay in touch with everyone. Thanks for your participation in the seminar.
Today was a pretty exciting for NACADA as they host their 1st NACADA Technology Seminar with 118 participants in Clearwater Beach, FL. The sessions were filled with lots online tools & resources. It was great to follow up these sessions with discussions at lunch & in Learning Communities on how to use these mediums for advising. I enjoyed the sharing, questions, & thoughts about the future face of advising & technology. There is definitely room and space for this discussion to continue tomorrow – and onwards!
Be sure to stay connected to the many resources & presentations that are being shared at NACADA Tech, to help you work on you plans & development for technology:
- NACADA Presentation Archive (this will be updated as they are posted)
- The NACADA Tech Hub
- Faculty Wiki & Pages: Karen, George, Eric & Laura
Happy sleeps to all! We shall continue this tomorrow…and beyond.
Great first meeting with the Learning Community (LC)! It sounds like many of you have different ideas, goals & reasons to attend. I hope that you are able to connect with others in our LC to brainstorm & share ideas on what sort of technologies you might take back to your home campuses. Here are a few that were mentioned from our first LC Session:
- Contact & connect with more students
- Retention & recruitment
- Orientation & First Year students
- First Generation students & limited web value
- Grants (Title 3) & deciding how to best utilize resources/plans
- Student Readiness Inventory
- Online Advising Booking System & Database
- Optimize limited resources due to fiscal cut backs
- Adult online education programs
- Online university models & online advising
- Web-based surveys
- Geography & isolation – need to connect
- Degree audit programs
- Technical support & talking to IT
- Limited internet connection & experience (the students)
- Costs of implementation
PHEW! Those are just a few, and I am sure that more will arise from our LC discussions. Please post any questions or discussion topics that you would like to address below. See you at 4:30 pm!
Hello NACADA Tech Participants,
Welcome to the NACADA Technology Seminar!
Along with the other seminar faculty – Eric, George & Karen – I am looking forward to meeting & working with all of you this week in Clearwater, FL. We have been adding information to the NACADA Tech website, and will continue to use this as our central “hub” for all resources, handouts & presentations.
As the faculty for our Learning Community (LC), I would like to introduce everyone to the TechKNOW Tools Wiki. This wiki will house seminar information, resources, projects & provide us with a work space specifically for our LC.
Please take a moment to introduce yourself to the group, so we can get to know one another. Just leave a comment after this blog post that includes:
- Your Name & Professional Role
- Institution Name & Location
- Goals for the Tech Seminar
- Other interesting information or any personal web pages
Speaking of hot, new & exciting (see previous post)… Did you know that 1 month from now the NACADA Tech team will be hosting an interactive & engaging seminar on working with technology & advising?
Check out it out & get linked to the NACADA Technology Seminar TODAY!
February 12-13th will not just be about sun n’ fun in Clearwater, Florida. This innovative seminar is breaking the institute frontier with its new style & format. The NACADA Technology Seminar is designed to immerse participants in web 2.0 technologies, explore practical uses for advising, and encourage collaboration amongst colleagues.
For more details about the NACADA Tech Seminar, registration & more be sure to go visit the Winter seminars on the NACADA website. Hope to see you there!