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Fall 2013 Mobile Learning Showcase Brown Bag*
*Lunches are not provided - Just good company
Want to talk about a cool new technology tool? Need to catch up on the latest news from the Distance Education and Online Learning Group? Like donuts?
If you answered yes to one or more of those questions, please join us for some learning technology chit-chat.
Present: Doug Worsham, Sarah McDaniel, Andy Speth, John Thomson, Catherine Stephens, Rosemary Bodolay, Ron Cramer
Guests: Alan Ng, Lisa Jansen
- 12:00 - 12:05: Agenda Overview
- 12:05 - 12:10: Welcome and introductions
- 12:10 - 12:15: Questions and comments on updates
Just a note that the ComETS GAME DESIGN group will be meeting regularly this semester to improve teaching and learning by decosntructing the engagement/appeal/learning in good games, and applying it to teaching.
These are fun meetings, and they challenge participants to approach education in innovative ways.
We invite you to play.
Visualizing the Future: Virtual Reality Leads to Better Reality in Home CareJoin the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s Patricia Brennan as she discusses the Living Environments Laboratory, which is aimed at facilitating the steady shift of health care from hospital to home by accelerating the development and deployment of care and diagnostic technologies that meet evolving expectations for access and personalization and are rugged and unobtrusive enough to survive (and even encourage) use in a new venue. Using virtual reality, computer modeling and modular, information-collecting “intelligent” surroundings, the Living Environments Laboratory can simulate home, work, community or almost any place patients may need care.
When designing a website, do you consider all your potential audience, including people who cannot see well or at all, people who cannot use a mouse, and others? Accessible design is about reaching all of our audience—eliminating barriers and making content available to as many people as possible. Please join us on Thursday, April 28, for a presentation on the "why" and "how" of web accessibility requirements by Shawn Lawton Henry. Shawn leads worldwide education and outreach promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
- Overview of the difference between Communities (SIGs) and Working Groups.
- Active groups: website might not be an indicator, could be a means to find activity in other related groups (even though it seems like duplicating efforts)... group leaders as aggregators of what's happening on campus re their subject;
- Want to encourage leaders to pull activity into the site for current and future other members to track
- Conversation on the site, list, group lists
- Do we need a marketing campaign? What do members know about ComETS?
- What are our demographics like? (do we need lightweight polls on the ComETS site?)
- Need to summarize/distribute survey results... need another survey?
- Let members know what groups are out there, what are they all about, what to add, how to get involved (periodic e-mail?)... group, mission, next activity, how to get involved and/or subscribe (update group subscriptions)
- Find out who members are, who should be in ComETS but are not, what do they want out of ComETS ("why are they here" "what's the reward" ...motivators), where is the interest today/what's an event that would bring members out, what could the group do to help you do your work
- Create an outline of things to go over with Community Captains. Schedule f2f check-in meetings with each Community Captain to discuss their goals, share ideas on building community, share best practices. (Doug added this one in after the meeting)