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The 2017 Leeward CC Innovative Online Teaching Award Winner

Wed, 2017-04-19 13:52
Congratulations Meredith J. Lee! The 2017 Leeward CC Innovative Online Teaching Award Winner

English 200 OnlineThe “Leeward CC Innovative Online Teaching Award” (formerly, “The Outstanding Teaching with Laulima Innovation Award”) seeks to recognize a Leeward Community College faculty or lecturer who teaches an online course that recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement.

Create Your Online Course- FREE registration until April 14, 2017!

Wed, 2017-03-22 11:42

Want to create your online course? You have a wealth of experience!
  • You teach with clear student learning outcomes.
  • You create and assemble content that supports those outcomes.
  • You create activities, interactions and assessments that help your learners meet those outcomes.

When you teach online you use the same learning process. However, you create your entire online learning environment before the course begins.

Create Your Online Course is a week long working lab. Creating an online course is a lot of work. This workshop will give you the head start you need.
​Sign up today for free*. Seats are limited!

  1. Register to reserve your seat at the conference.
  2. Send a $50 check payable to Leeward Community College for the required returnable deposit. Please make it Attention to Educational Media Center. Or you may drop off cash payment.
  3. Your seat will be reserved once we receive your payment.

*Deposit will be returned on Thurs. May 18, 2017 for those who attended during the week. (Leeward CC only)

eCAFE- instructors can make changes and enable surveys now!

Mon, 2017-03-06 13:21

The online Course and Faculty Evaluation System (eCAFE) is open now, through Apr 13, 2017.  To use the system, please log in to eCAFE at http://www.hawaii.edu/ecafe using your UH username and password.

If you enable any of your surveys for courses that follow the normal academic calendar, your students will start using the system on Apr 17, 2017, and eCAFE will remain open to them through May 4, 2017.  On Apr 17, 2017, you will receive an email providing instructions for the eCAFE system which you should forward to your students. The email will introduce eCAFE and provide instructions on using the system.

If you would like to use eCAFE for courses that do not follow the normal academic calendar, log on to eCAFE, select questions and open the survey when you want your students to complete evaluations.  The survey will close after the last day of instruction.

Please direct all questions and comments to the appropriate contact for your campus, found at http://www.hawaii.edu/ecafe/contact.jsp

Mahalo,

eCAFE Project Team
Information Technology Services

Ecafe Basics

  • What is eCAFE?
    • eCAFE is the official application for Course And Faculty Evaluations at the University of Hawaii. It is a UH system wide tool for faculty across all campuses to gather feedback from the students at the end of a course.
  • Who can use eCAFE?
    • UH instructors teaching one or more classes and students enrolled in one or more classes can use eCAFE. eCAFE can also be set up for staff members from the different campuses, colleges, divisions, departments and subjects to administer eCAFE for their organization.
  • How do I get access to eCAFE?
    • UH instructors and students login with their regular UH username and password. Staff members must be set up before they have access. If your organization would like to set up an administrative eCAFE account, please contact your campus coordinator.
  • How does eCAFE work?

The LMS market glacier is melting

Mon, 2017-02-13 16:22
Posted Sep 2, 2016 by (@philonedtech). The LMS market glacier is melting

 

Phil Hill is a partner at MindWires Consulting, co-publisher of the e-Literate blog and co-producer of e-Literate TV.

The world of edtech is strange and full of apparent contradictions. Venture capital investment has exploded since 2010, hitting an all-time high of $3.1 billion in 2015, with private equity and strategic acquisitions pushing this number even higher.

Dozens of startups, if not more, vie for the attention of presidents and provosts. If you look at adoption rates by schools, just one category continues to consume the majority of edtech attention and budgets in higher education: the much-maligned learning management system (LMS). But the glacier may be melting.

It would be easy to look at the market trends today for higher ed and think that nothing much has changed over the last decade. Despite the success of more recent entrants like Instructure and Schoology, Blackboard has, by far, the greatest market share, with companies like D2L, Sakai and open-source alternatives like Moodle far behind. The LMS oligopoly is nothing if not resilient, historically leaving little space for competition.

But this view by itself would be misleading. Higher education moves at glacial speeds, and judging the market based on the surface issues misses some important recent dynamics.

It’s true that Blackboard still has greater market share than any other technology player in higher education. But Instructure’s Canvas LMS won almost 80 percent of new higher education implementations this year — a shift that may reflect the growing influence of faculty, rather than institutional, priorities in LMS purchasing. Consider this: While the LMS reached a saturation point among colleges and universities around 2003, it is only in the past 3-4 years that the vast majority of courses or faculty members routinely used an LMS.

The challenges to higher education’s tech-enabled transformation are multifaceted.

The established legacy providers (e.g. Blackboard and D2L) are, in turn, investing millions of dollars in re-architecting their platforms to reside in the cloud and enable a new approach to the user experience. And while platform switching was historically driven by forced migrations (Blackboard buying competitors and terminating product lines), today’s selections are most often rooted in involuntary reasons, such as moving to the cloud or improving the end users’ experience.

Perhaps most significantly, most schools are no longer looking for just one system to manage the virtual classroom. We are now seeing entire institutions, such as Southern New Hampshire University and University of Maryland University College, designing new architectures where the LMS is but one core component. This move is enabling broader adoption of pedagogical approaches, such as competency-based education and personalized learning.

Once we get broader adoption of new pedagogies and new student support models, such as institution-wide or discipline-specific adoption, we may see longer-lasting trends and business models for the technologies outside the LMS. Technologies that generate analytics-driven feedback for faculty, provide targeted coaching or advising support for students or enable new learning modalities, such as flipped and blended classrooms, may very well be the beneficiaries of redirected spending and mind share.

Of course, the challenges to higher education’s tech-enabled transformation are multifaceted. Initiative fatigue abounds. Venture-backed apps and solutions are, all too often, reflective of dystopian fantasies about higher education’s mass disruption more so than the real-world needs of faculty — and students.

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning 2017

Mon, 2017-02-13 16:10

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning 2017 1. Faculty Development 2. Academic Transformation 3. Digital & Informational Literacies 4. Accessibility & Universal Design for Learning 5. CBE & Assessment for Student Learning 6. Open Education 7. Online & Blended Teaching & Learning 8. Learning Space Designs 9. Evolution of the Profession 10. Learning Analytics 11. Working with Emerging Technology 12. Evaluating Tech-Based Instructional Innovations 13. NGDLE and LMS services 14. Privacy and Security 15. Adaptive Teaching and Learning 16. iPASS

Want $500? The Leeward CC Innovative Online Teaching Award- APPLY NOW!

Mon, 2017-02-13 14:36

2015 – Christina Keaulana  ED 285  Associate of Arts in Teaching, Social Sciences

Purpose

The “Leeward CC Innovative Online Teaching Award” (formerly, “The Outstanding Teaching with Laulima Innovation Award”) seeks to recognize a Leeward Community College faculty or lecturer who teaches an online course that recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement.

Eligibility

Any faculty or lecturer who teaches an online course at Leeward CC (no hybrid courses, please). (A faculty or lecturer who previously applied may re-apply provided he/she has not been chosen as a recipient of this award within the last five (5) years.)

Award Information

  • Application form  Due Feb 28, 2017 3pm. Chancellors Office.
  • Evaluation rubric
  • The value of the award is $500.00
  • After the applications get processed, the applicants will be asked to schedule a date/time to record a 15-minute (maximum) showcase video of their course by demonstrating and verbally describing how their course meets or exceeds the criteria described in the Leeward CC Innovative Online Teaching Award 2016 Rubric.
  • The award committee may require access to the applicants’ courses as part of the selection process.
  • The winner and selected finalists will be showcased on the Innovative Online Teaching Award website following presentation of the award.

Applications are due to the Chancellor’s Office by Monday, February 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

APPLY HERE

 

Past Innovation Award Recipients 2016 – Warren Kawano BUSN 158 Business Division 2015 – Christina Keaulana ED 285 Associate of Arts in Teaching, Social Sciences 2014 – Jeff Judd ED 290 Associate of Arts in Teaching, Social Sciences 2013 – Michael Cawdery ED 285 Associate of Arts in Teaching, Social Sciences 2012 – Helmut Kae MICR 130 Microbiology, Math and Sciences 2011 – Lani Uyeno ENG 211 English, Language Arts 2010 – Pat Hurley LING102 English, Language Arts 2009 – Brent Hirata ED 279 Associate of Arts in Teaching, Social Sciences

 

APPLY NOW! The Leeward CC Innovative Online Teaching Award $500

Mon, 2017-02-06 15:33

2016 IOTA Winner Warren Kawano’s Online Course

Purpose

The “Leeward CC Innovative Online Teaching Award” (formerly, “The Outstanding Teaching with Laulima Innovation Award”) seeks to recognize a Leeward Community College faculty or lecturer who teaches an online course that recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement.

Eligibility

Any faculty or lecturer who teaches an online course at Leeward CC (no hybrid courses, please). (A faculty or lecturer who previously applied may re-apply provided he/she has not been chosen as a recipient of this award within the last five (5) years.)

Award Information

  • Application form  Due Feb 28, 2017 3pm. Chancellors Office.
  • Evaluation rubric
  • The value of the award is $500.00
  • After the applications get processed, the applicants will be asked to schedule a date/time to record a 15-minute (maximum) showcase video of their course by demonstrating and verbally describing how their course meets or exceeds the criteria described in the Leeward CC Innovative Online Teaching Award 2016 Rubric.
  • The award committee may require access to the applicants’ courses as part of the selection process.
  • The winner and selected finalists will be showcased on the Innovative Online Teaching Award website following presentation of the award.

Applications are due to the Chancellor’s Office by Monday, February 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

APPLY HERE