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Summit 2011 A collaborative users conference with The MN Learning Commons, eFolio MN/World and Northwestern College

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Welcome to Summit 2011! On behalf of the Minnesota Learning Commons and eFolio Minnesota/World welcome to the 2011 Summit - Connect the Dots! As in prior years, the Summit provides a unique opportunity to interact with professionals from across the education (K-20), library, and workforce communities on all things “e”. The 2011 Summit also exemplifies the continuing evolution of the collaboration of members of the eFolioMinnesota and eFolioWorld communities with Minnesota Learning Commons. These organizations and their sponsors (the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the Minnesota Department of Education) are committed to seeking and promoting best and promising practices among our community. Once again, as with the 2010 eFolio Summit, we have been fortunate to partner with Northwestern College. Their contribution to the success of this event has been invaluable! The event also provides the College an opportunity to showcase their new Community Life Commons building. Thanks and welcome!!!! We hope you have a great learning and networking experience at eSummit 2011. Gary Langer, Executive Director Minnesota Learning Commons

Paul Wasko, Director eFolio Minnesota/World

Minnesota Learning Commons

Welcome to our campus! We are delighted to host you as we come together to learn, gather resources, network with one another, and to “connect the dots” with technology. The Northwestern Host Team is available to help you throughout the Summit. Please give treat yourself to a walk by Lake Johanna or take time to relax on a lakeside bench. We hope the Summit experience will serve to rejuvenate and refresh each person through the setting, the sessions, and the services available. Overall, we consider it a privilege to once again host this event and partner with the Minnesota Learning Commons and eFolio Minnesota/World. We are glad you are here and welcome the opportunity to extend Northwestern hospitality and service in every way possible! Enjoy the Summit! Monica Groves Michael Wilder 2011 Summit Coordinator 2011 Summit Program Coordinator


Summit Keynote Speaker We are pleased to welcome Dr. Linda Baer as our eLearning Summit keynote speaker. Her address, “As the Future Catches You ....”, effectively launches our Summit adventure! We thank Dr. Baer for being with us in this capacity for Summit 2011 by helping us, as educators and leaders, consider the challenges and opportunities for learning in the 21st Century. Linda L. Baer currently serves as the Senior Program Officer, Postsecondary Success for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Baer received her Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Washington State University, Masters in Sociology from Colorado State University and her Ph.D. in Sociology from South Dakota State University. Linda provides leadership throughout the State of Minnesota and presents nationally in academic innovations, e-learning and services, bridging higher education with the workplace, assessment and accountability, educational transformation, the development of alliances and partnerships, the campus of the future and most recently on action analytics. Her publications and presentations include work in the challenge of change, myths and realities of technology-enhanced education, the blueprint for building strong partnerships, and principles for smart change. Linda co-authored a book entitled, Partnering in the Learning Marketspace. She published articles on “Higher Education and Technology: Bridging the Generation Gap,” as well as in the inaugural issue of the Rural Minnesota Journal titled “Trends and Tsunamis: Rural Higher Education.” She has made numerous national presentations and workshops on Smart Change, A Toolkit for Higher Education, Action Analytics as well as in the areas of global learning initiatives and partnerships. Her most recent published articles include “Smart Change” published in Educause and “Action Analytics: Measuring and Improving Performance That Matters in Higher Education” in Planning for Higher Education. Under Dr. Baer’s leadership, Minnesota Online, the gateway to programs and courses offered via the Internet by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, has received the 2006 Institutional Service Award from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and the 2006 Tekne Award recognizing Minnesota’s technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management of technology in Minnesota. This award is presented each year by the Minnesota High Tech Association and Minnesota Technology, Inc., in partnership with LifeScience Alley.

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Read more about our Summit keynote speaker at lindabaer.efoliomn.com


Summit Program Information Check-In and Information Table in the Graham Community Life Commons Throughout the Summit you are welcome to stop here with your questions, to inform the Summit staff of a need, or to verify information. We are here to serve you and make your experience an enjoyable one!

Hours of Operation The Check-In/Information Table (Graham Community Life Commons) will be available on Wednesday, July 27 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 28 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; and Friday, July 29 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Refreshment Breaks and Lunches – All breaks and lunches are served in the Graham Commons except the FOCUS lunch on Thursday, July 28. Summit guests attend one of two Focus Lunches provided. Information for each FOCUS lunch is provided in the program.

How to Select a Breakout Session – Summit attendees may attend any breakout session held on Wednesday and Thursday. Please identify the category track and the level of expertise that best fits your interest. There are over 40 sessions available and six break-out sessions provided during the Summit. Dining Out Options (Wednesday and Thursday evenings) Many great places to dine are in the immediate Roseville area (check out the Roseville Visitors Guide in your Summit materials) as well as in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Meet at the Summit Check-In/ Information Desk by 5:30 p.m. to connect with others for the evening meal and, perhaps, to enjoy some Minnesota attractions. Sign up for planned activities at the Information Desk during the day on Wednesday or Thursday. Transportation will be coordinated as needed. (Wednesday Special: A guided tour of historic Nazareth Hall at 5 p.m.)

Summit Vendors and Sponsors The Summit experience is enhanced by resources, information and services provided by vendors and sponsors. Vendors are available during the day on Thursday, July 28 in the Graham Commons to meet, discuss, and demonstrate their tools and services. Stop by to gain information and to register for Summit Giveaways.

Interested in attending summitPLUS? If you did not register for summitPLUS! before the Summit, you may register with payment for this extended learning opportunity until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. The listing of available summitPLUS! sessions will be provided at the Summit Information Desk.

Certificates of Attendance Certificates of Attendance are available for Summit 2011 and summitPLUS! at the close of each day’s event at the Summit Information Desk in the Graham Commons.

Summit Giveaways Don’t miss the opportunity to leave the Summit with something extra special! Attendees must be present at the closing Italian Soda Bar reception to win a giveaway prize.

Summit Evaluations Forms are included in Summit materials for your feedback and assessment. Please complete the evaluation form and place in the Evaluation Box at the Summit Information Desk before you leave. Your comments and suggestions are important. Thanks!

Technical Support and Technology Access Northwestern Campus Technology assistants are available to help with technology questions you may have regarding internet access through the Northwestern network. Please contact the Summit Information Desk (Graham Commons) or the Technology Help Area (Riley Hall). Instructions for WiFi access are also posted at http://Summit2011.project.mnscu.edu/wifi. 2


Northwestern Campus Information Summit Host Team Northwestern College, MN Learning Commons, and eFolioMinnesota/World Summit™ host team members are wearing blue Summit shirts. Please allow us to assist you throughout the Summit. We wish to extend Northwestern’s hospitality and hope you will relax on the Northwestern campus as you enjoy the Summit! Computer Labs* for breakout sessions are located in the following buildings

o Riley Hall: First Floor (R1340, R1344, R1332; Second Floor (R2316)

o Berntsen Library: Basement

o Totino Fine Arts: Second Floor (F3315)

Rest Rooms*

o Graham Community Life Commons: First and second floor rest rooms are available for use.

o Riley Hall: Two women’s rest rooms located on 1st floor and two men’s rest rooms (one on first and one on second floor).

o Nazareth Hall: Rest rooms on first floor are available for use.

Nazareth Hall Blue Room* is located on the 2nd floor of Nazareth Hall and is accessible by foot or vehicle. Nazareth Hall is located on the north end of the campus, next to the Graham Community Life Commons building. Elevator access is available in each campus building. Please ask at the Summit Check-In/ Information desk (Graham Commons) for directions. Vending machines are available on first floor of Riley Hall and first floor of Nazareth Hall. ATM service is available in Nazareth Hall, 1st floor. Northwestern is an alcohol and smoke-free campus. There is no smoking allowed in any of our buildings or on the campus grounds. Thank you for your consideration of others. Lost and Found The Summit Check-In/Information table is the spot to bring unclaimed items or to claim lost items. Contact Numbers In the event that you need to contact someone at the Summit or at the College, please use the following numbers:

o The Summit Check-In/Information Desk: 651-286-7422

o The Northwestern College Receptionist: 651-631-5100

o Campus Safety: 651-631-5310

o Ticket Office: 651-631-5151

*Signs are provided to direct guests to these locations.

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More Ways to Connect the Dots Summit 2011 Photo Moments Summit photographs will be linked through Summit the website following the conference. Book Signing Opportunity Dr. Robert Pratt (Cook County Higher Education) will sign his new book The Academic Warrior: Becoming a Purposeful Learner in the vendor display area (Graham Commons) during the Thursday morning break (10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) The book is designed to as a resource for staff training and student support. Looking Forward to Summit 2012 The Minnesota eLearning and eFolio Summit 2011 will join forces once again to provide Summit 2012. Watch for dates and location to be announced in early January. The Minnesota eLearning Summit is sponsored by the Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC) and eFolio Minnesota/World™.

Thursday, July 28 – Focus Lunch Descriptions eLearning Focus Lunch | (Nazareth Hall Blue Room, 11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m.) Luncheon, updates, and conversation with the Minnesota Learning Commons™ Join three high-level public educators for a challenging dialogue on the current state and future direction of online learning in Minnesota. Our distinguished guests are Dr. Rose Chu, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education; Dr. Manuel Lopez, Senior Fellow-Academic Affairs, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; and Dr. Billie Wahlstrom, Vice Provost, University of Minnesota Moderated by: Jeralyn Jargo; Vice President , Century College

eFolio Focus Lunch | (Riley Hall – 2300, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Luncheon, updates and conversation with eFolioMN™ and eFolioWorld™ As a celebration of “all things eFolio,” this session will encompass and address the eFolio journey as we acknowledge the past, recognize the present, and envision the future. Presenters Paul Wasko, Lynne Groves, and other eFolio leaders will provide insights and lead a conversation on the direction of eFolio – the challenges and opportunities – and what eFolio might be in the future. In addition, this session will include the annual presentation of the “Friends of eFolio Award” and an opportunity for “Q & A” with the audience.

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Summit 2011 Schedule at a Glance Get Conference updates and changes on Twitter (Search for #ctd11)

Wednesday, July 27 10:00 – 11:30 am Check in, Appetizers, Meet and Greet | Graham Commons 12:00 – 1:00 pm 1:00 – 2:00 pm 2:15 – 3:15 pm 3:15 – 3:45 pm 3:45 – 4:45 pm 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Lunch on the Green | Campus Green/ Graham Commons Keynote Speaker: Linda Baer, “As The Future Catches You...” | Totino Fine Arts Breakout Session 1 Coffee Bar Reception | Graham Commons Breakout Session 2 Dining Out Options and Evening Entertainment (See Summit notes & Information)

Thursday, July 28 8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast | Graham Commons 9:00 – 10:00 am 10:00 – 10:30 am 10:30 – 11:30 am 11:30 – 1:00 pm

Breakout Session 3 Coffee Bar Reception | Graham Commons Breakout Session 4 Focus Group Lunches (See pg. 4 for complete information) (eLearning | Nazareth Hall, Blue Room) (eFolio | Riley Hall 2300)

1:00 – 2:00 pm 2:15 – 3:15 pm 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Breakout Session 5 Breakout Session 6 Italian Soda Bar Reception | Graham Commons Summit Closing Assembly and Give-Away. (Must be present to win.)

5:00 – 9:00 pm

Dining Out Options and Evening Entertainment (See Summit notes & Information)

Friday, July 29

7:30 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast | Graham Commons

8:30 –10:00 am 10:00 – 10:30 am 10:30 – 12:00 pm 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Extended Learning Sessions Morning Break | Graham Commons Extended Learning Sessions continued Grab ‘N Go Lunches | Graham Commons Opportunities to debrief or network with others

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Workshop Schedule (See Complete Descriptions – pages 11–33) Breakout Session One | Wednesday, 2:15-3:15pm eLearning

eServices

eFolios

eResources & Tools

Welcome to the Emerging World of Social Teaching Basic Riley 2300

MnKNOWS: Bringing the Library into the Classroom Intermediate Graham 140

eFolio Primer 1: Sign Up for an eFolio Account & Take the Tour Basic LAB Riley 1332

eLearning Strategies that Work Basic Graham 227

K-12 Blended Training, Curriculum Integration and Online & Hybrid Delivery Intermediate Riley 2308

Navigating Student Success with the GPS LifePlan and eFolio * Basic LAB Riley 2316

sing eFolio to Integrate U Learning Outcome Assessment, Program Review, and Institutional Accreditation * Intermediate Riley 1204

oodleShare: Finding & M Sharing Free Moodle Content* Basic Graham 115

Utilizing feedback on college students eFolios from alumni and industry professionals Basic Riley 1209

Breakout Session Two | Wednesday, 3:45 – 4:45 pm eLearning

eServices

eFolios

eResources & Tools

A Case Study of Blending Learning with Virtual Worlds and Facebook Basic Riley 2300

90% Success Rate: A Model that Works* Basic Graham 115

eFolio Primer 2: Add Content to Your eFolio Site Basic LAB Riley 1332

MN Learning Commons– what can it do for me? Basic Graham 140

What’s your blend? Approaching the research and practice of blended learning. Intermediate Riley 2308

Using ELM to Engage Students In the Online Research Process Intermediate LAB Riley 1344

Let’s Talk about eFolio: eFolio Basic Interface Basic Riley 1209

Personal vs. Professional Online Reputations: Teaching Your Students the Difference* Intermediate Graham 227

Global Portfolios: Showcasing Programs of International Education with EFolio Intermediate Riley 1204

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Breakout Session Three | Thursday, 9:00 – 10:00 am eLearning

eServices

eFolios

eResources & Tools

K-12 Blended Training, Curriculum Integration and Online & Hybrid Delivery* Intermediate Riley 2308

Showcasing the Success of Your Students with GPS LifePlan Profile of eFolio* Basic LAB Riley 2316

eFolio Primer 3: Control Pages, Content, and Layout Basic LAB Riley 1332

Meet Sophia! Basic Graham 115

Knowledge is Power: The Semantic Web and Learner Analytics Basic Riley 2300

A Virtual Tour of Innovative Student Services Basic Graham 140

Tailoring the eFolio Experience to Meet Assessment Needs! Basic Riley 1204

Thinkfinity and Beyond Basic LAB Riley 1340

eFolio Boot Camp: Basic Training Basic Riley 1344

Breakout Session Four | Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30 am eLearning

eServices

eFolios

eResources & Tools

The Servant Leader and Functional Learner Autonomy In e-learning Instruction Advanced Riley 2300

Impact of Online Learning on Summer Session Intermediate Graham 227

eFolio Primer 4: Add Special Content to Your eFolio Basic LAB Riley 1332

MoodleShare: Finding & Sharing Free Moodle Content* Basic Graham 115

Learn (Mostly) Online Intermediate Riley 2308

Navigating Student Success with the GPS LifePlan and eFolio* Basic LAB Riley 2316

Connect with the User Experience: Craft the eFolio to “Do it Your Way!” Intermediate LAB Riley 1344

Bidding Adieu to Textbooks Basic Graham 140

* Workshop offered in multiple sessions

eFolioMinnesota™ for Talent Development: Preparing Your Workforce for Today & Tomorrow Advanced Riley 1204

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Workshop Schedule (See Complete Descriptions – pages 11–33) Breakout Session Five | Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm eLearning

eServices

eFolios

eResources & Tools

What’s your blend? Approaching the research and practice of blended learning.* Intermediate Riley 2308

Online Education, Career and Training Tools Intermediate LAB Riley 1340

Assessing Adult Prior Learning for Credit Using eFolio: A Developmental Introduction Basic Riley 1204

Building a Social Network of Faculty Development Professionals Basic Riley 2316

Course Design Strategies That Work Intermediate Riley 2300

90% Success Rate: A Model that Works* Basic Graham 115

eFolio Boot Camp: Take it up a NOTCH! Intermediate LAB Riley 1344 Let’s Talk about eFolio: eFolio Advanced Features Advanced LAB Riley 1344

Differentiated Instruction through a Touch of Technology Intermediate Graham 227

Breakout Session Six | Thursday, 2:15 – 3:15 pm eLearning

eServices

eFolios

eResources & Tools

Shifting Paradigms: Alternative Delivery Methods for NA/HHA Curriculum Intermediate Riley 2300

Competitive Advantage: Key Factors From an Employers View Intermediate Graham 140

Licensure via Portfolio in Minnesota Basic Riley 1204

I nnovate with Free Digital Content Basic Graham 115

Diverse Learning Styles: New Needs & New Challenges Basic Riley 2308

Showcasing the Success of Your Students with GPS LifePlan Profile of eFolio* Basic LAB Riley 2316

The Implementation of ePortfolio Programs in Transformational Change: A Case Study Intermediate Riley 1209

Personal vs. Professional Online Reputations: Teaching Your Students the Difference* Intermediate Graham 227

* Workshop offered in multiple sessions

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SummitPLUS Extended Learning Sessions | Friday, 8:30 – 12:00 pm (See Complete Descriptions – pages 35–40) Choose between a 3 hour Extended Learning Sessions OR two shorter 90 minute sessions.

eLearning Session

Presenter Room Time

Web Conferencing for Distance Learners

Karen Matthes & Susan McKinnell

Riley 1332

3 hours

Getting Started with iPads in the K12 Classroom Troy Cherry (iPads will be provided during workshop)

Riley 2308

3 hours

Web Tools for Innovative Instruction Jon Fila & Jon Voss (bring your own laptop or mobile device)

Totino Art Lab F3315

3 hours

Using the Quality Matters Rubric

Amanda Rondeau & Deborah W. Proctor

LAB Riley 1340 3 hours

Operate in the Cloud with Web-based Tools

Barry Dahl

LAB Riley 1344 3 hours

Bootcamp for Online Learning

Sheri Steinke

Riley 2300

3 hours

BREATHE Life-Online Into Your Course Peter K Johnson & Wanda Ortmann

Bernsten Computer Lab

90 minutes

eTools, eCurriculum, and eIntegrations Todd Digby & Chris Scruton Moodle and Enterprise Management Matthew Vernon

Bernsten 90 minutes Computer Lab Riley 1204

90 minutes

eFolios Session

Presenter Room Time

Using eFolio with Elementary and Middle School Students

Thomas Odermatt & Mike Farrell

TBD

Connecting Content with Context: eMedia, eLearning & eFolio

Lynne Groves

LAB Riley 2316 3 hours

eAccreditation? Creating Accreditation Portfolios w/ eFolios

Barbara Lee Schueppert

Riley 1204

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Breakout Session One Descriptions Wednesday, 2:15 – 3:15

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eLearning

K-12 Blended Training, Curriculum Integration, and Online & Hybrid Delivery

Welcome to the Emerging World of Social Teaching Riley 2300

Riley 2308

Steve Anastasi, Chief Operating Officer – Sophia Learning

Michelle Christopherson, Director – University of Minnesota, Crookston

Dr. Angie Eilers, Vice President, Academic Outcomes – Sophia Learning

High School Instructors, in Win-E-Mac, MN (northwestern Minnesota) will be trained to offer blended college level coursework in respective disciplines to students by 2015. To reach the goal, the school district will strengthen a partnership with the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC). Specifically, the initiative will:

We know students are using technology… the question is how do we meet them where they are and provide organized, credible and interesting content that excites them about learning? And in the process, how do we make it easier for everyone — teachers, professors, parents, tutors, students and experts — to share what they know for the benefit of all students and educators? Welcome to the emerging world of social teaching. Sophia is a social teaching platform that has been described as a mash–up of Facebook, Wikipedia and YouTube focused solely on education. At its core, Sophia connects people who want to learn, with people willing to teach by offering a place where information can be shared. Sophia is a community outside the traditional classroom where everyone has access to information taught in a way that makes sense to them.

Provide each high school student with an iPAD or similar technology for use in their liberal education coursework.

Provide training and online orientation for District instructors, in course development, online best practices and guidance with Moodle. UMC may also utilize its 3-D (Instructional Technology Informatic Laboratory) lab.

Utilize existing enrollment structures and technology intergration plans to guide the transition from on campus and in classroom to virtual - online instruction

eServices

Our presentation will include a look at the evolution of the “social web,” its impact on teaching and learning, and how sophia can ehance the process.

MnKNOWS: Bringing the Library into the Classroom Graham 140 Matt Lee, Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarian – Minitex In this session, learn about the educational resources you can access though the MnKnows portal. The Electronic Library for Minnesota lets you access peer-reviewed articles on a vast array of topics and get specific tools for faculty,

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eFolio

eFolio Primer 1: Sign Up for an eFolio Account & Take the Tour

teachers, and students. Search historic images and documents from Minnesota’s past via Minnesota Reflections. Get real-time answers from a librarian 24/7 at AskMN. And, plan a research project with the Research Project Calculator.

LAB Riley 1332 Linda Thompson, Director of Technology & Operations – MnOnline Support Center Kristi Karels, Online Technologist – MnOnline Support Center

Navigating Student Success with the GPS LifePlan and eFolio

In this session new users will create their account, select a design and become familiar with what is in eFolio, where it is, and how to navigate the interface.

LAB Riley 2316 Robert Jersak, Communication Faculty – Century College

Utilizing Feedback on College Students eFolios From Alumni and Industry Professionals

Michele Jersak, Counselor and GPS LifePlan Outreach Coordinator – Century College and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Riley 1209

The GPS LifePlan, an award winning program developed collaboratively between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, helps students connect to services, faculty, and resources in order to help them achieve their personal and educational goals. Learn more about the program, including a tour of the website. Group discussion will include how institutions or programs can integrate elements of this holistic approach into their work with students. The session will include examples of versions from our military, secondary and workforce channels.

Dean Beckman, Associate Professor, Mass Communication Program – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Chris Higgins, Director – Padilla Spear Beardsley Laura Gutierrez, Communications Coordinator – Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. Samantha Traxler, Student – Saint Mary’s University

Goals:

This session will examine how alumni at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, who are professionals in the field of public relations, are utilized to provide feedback to eFolios created by students in the Mass Communication program at Saint Mary’s.

To familiarize participants with the GPS LifePlan and how it can be used with eFolio to enhance student success Have participants explore the GPS LifePlan website and apply what they learn to their work with students

Participants will: Learn how professionals were recruited

To demonstrate how the GPS LifePlan can help users build an electronic portfolio that will help them plan more effectively

Highlight some examples of how the GPS LifePlan can be used with various audiences

Discuss the many benefits that result from this kind of mentoring relationship Hear from the perspectives of alumni professionals, faculty and students

Brainstorm how they can utilize professionals in their field to enact a similar evaluation tool

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Using eFolio to Integrate Learning Outcome Assessment, Program Review, and Institutional Accreditation

Participants will learn about methods that engage students, support the storage and retrieval of information, scaffold learning, promote critical thinking, and help students apply their learning in meaningful contexts.

Riley 1204 Jeanne Thomas, Faculty Intern, Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Accountability – Eastern Michigan University

Participants will come away from the session with concrete ideas that they can implement immediately in their online and hybrid courses and they will learn about resources that will help inform and enrich their practice.

Eastern Michigan University has integrated the use of eFolio for institutional accreditation with outreach to faculty members concerning assessment of student learning outcomes and academic program review. This integration has enabled the university not only to meet related objectives in an effective and efficient manner, but it has also increased the campus visibility of our eFolio and made explicit the connections among assessment, program evaluation, and accreditation. The session will focus on the processes through which this integration was accomplished, the resources needed, and the problems and areas of resistance that we encountered. We will also address what we have learned—about both process integration and applications of eFolio—and how those lessons can be transplanted to other institutions.

MoodleShare: Finding & Sharing Free Moodle Content Graham 115 Jon Fila, Moodle Strategist/Co-creator of MoodleShare – MoodleShare As many districts seek to save money, Moodle has become a very popular Learning Management System. There is a growing demand for Moodle resources and content. MoodleShare seeks to provide free resources via links, hosted content and easily downloadable files that can be restored in your own Moodle environment. Content can be searched by keywords, subject area and grade level. Come and learn about how to access this content and find out more about various Moodle communities online that you’ll definitely want to follow if you’re using Moodle. Participants will see examples of hosted Moodle content, they will learn how to share their own resources as well as learn how to install shared Moodle content to their own courses.

eResources & Tools

eLearning Strategies That Work Graham 227 Dr. Robert Bilyk, President – LodeStar Learning Choosing the right instructional strategy for the job increases the probability that student learning will take place. Join Robert Bilyk as he explores a range of instructional challenges and discusses strategies to overcome them. He will sample online learning created with the newly released LodeStar 6.2, an authoring tool that helps instructors engage students with videos, podcasts, integrated web applications, games, scenarios, case studies and more. Much more!

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Breakout Session Two Descriptions Wednesday, 3:45 – 4:45

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eLearning

eServices

A Case Study of Blending Learning with Virtual Worlds and Facebook

90% Success Rate: A Model that Works Graham 115

Riley 2300

Paula Sundet Wolf, Executive Director – Cook County Higher Education;

C. Candace Chou, Associate Professor – University of St. Thomas

Kirstin van den Berg, Program Coordinator – Cook County Higher Education;

Dr. Rama Kaye Hart Assistant Professor, School of Education – University of St. Thomas

Dr. Robert Pratt, CCHE board member, Professor Emeritus – Minnesota State University, Moorhead;

The goal of this workshop is to present a case study on the pedagogical design, implementation, and evaluation of a blended learning course that was conducted via Second Life and Facebook. This study examines student perceptions of interactive learning activities that were based on the Experiential Learning model. Student experiences of the learning tasks are predominately positive with some challenges. Positive views include excitement, enhanced confidence, motivation for learning, and increased knowledge. Challenges were mostly due to technical issues. Instructor interventions were important in minimizing barriers to student learning.

Douglas Bruce, CCHE board member, former Continuing Education & Contract Training Program Director – Normandale College Cook County Higher Education’s (CCHE) 90% average success rate indicates that the services we are providing are making a tangible difference to students and the institutions benefiting from their enrollment. Our student base encompasses high school PSEO students, returning adults, at-risk learners, and professionals. Our unique nonprofit model enables CCHE to collaborate with area colleges and universities using a blend of eLearning technologies and local professionals to bring high quality degree and certificate programs to a community that would otherwise not be served.

What’s Your Blend? Approaching the Research and Practice of Blended Learning Riley 2308

Our goal is to share some of our success strategies, including information regarding our recent publication by Dr. Robert Pratt, The Academic Warrior: Becoming a Purposeful Learner. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, share their experiences in the eLearning environment, and consider next steps for higher education in Minnesota.

Dr. Cynthia L. B. Digby, Lecturer – University of Minnesota-St. Paul This presentation highlights blended learning environments in post-secondary education. Attendees will receive a questionnaire to identify, create a model, and discuss blended learning in various settings. The research and practice presentation and discussion portion will focus on blended learning in the health sciences and in the University of Minnesota’s adult education program.

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Using ELM to Engage Students In the Online Research Process

Let’s Talk about eFolio: eFolio Basic Interface

LAB Riley 1344

Riley 1209

Carla Phahl, Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarian – Minitex

Paul Wasko, Executive Director – eFolioMinnesota™ & eFolioWorld™ Lynne Groves, Director of Instructional Strategies – eFolioMinnesota™ & eFolioWorld™

Using online resources for research, whether for educational, career, or personal enrichment purposes, is a growing part of life for students in the U.S. However, many learners aren’t sure where to go to locate accurate, current, and authoritative information online, and they may struggle to make sense of it once the information is found. This session will introduce you to some of the databases available at no cost to Minnesota residents in ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) and will highlight features, tools, and materials that will engage students whether they are novices or experts in online research.

Take time to talk about a topic that you want to learn more about with people who have guided the development of eFolioMinnesota/ eFolioWorld and can advise toward changes in the future.

Global Portfolios: Showcasing Programs of International Education With eFolio Riley 1204 Scott Johnson International Student Advisor – North Hennepin Community College

eFolio

This session will look at how eFolio is being used to showcase programs of international education. Sample portofolio sites, both individual and institutional, from higher education in Minnesota, will be examined. Ample time will be devoted to responding to participant questions and feedback.

eFolio Primer 2: Add Content to Your eFolio Site LAB Riley 1332 Linda Thompson, Director of Technology & Operations – MnOnline Support Center

eResources & Tools

Kristi Karels, Online Technologist – MnOnline Support Center

MN Learning Commons - What Can It Do For Me?

In this session, new users will add content using “To Do” items, the data object types (such as activities, courses taken, or employment), and upload files.

Graham 140 Dr. Gary Langer, Executive Director – MN Learning Commons

MnOnline Support Center Staff: Kristi Karels, Online Technologist and Linda Thompson, Director of Technology & Operations

Find out more about the resources and support provided by the Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC), a joint powers organization founded by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education. MnLC is a gateway to public K–12 and higher education online courses/programs and digital resources for students, educators, parents and citizens of the state. MnLC goals include one-stop

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and seamless access, shareable resources, collaboration of faculty and learners, quality learning and digital resources and online support.

Personal vs. Professional Online Reputations: Teaching Students the Difference Graham 227 Emily Werschay, Program Coordinator – eFolioMN Program How many of your students have Facebook accounts? Do they understand the impact of social media on their future job search? Let’s talk about YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, eFolio, Facebook, and even MySpace. This session will feature group discussion on the various trends and even unique situations in your experience. How does your region relate to national and worldwide data? How can you incorporate social media in your classroom and educate students on the possibilities, but also the dangers of the Internet. Your online reputation continues from high school to college and into your career, but many people, especially students, don’t worry about future ramifications when posting a comment or liking a group seems as simple as one click of the mouse. How do you distinguish personal and professional reputations for yourself and your students?

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Breakout Session Three Descriptions Thursday, 9:00 – 10:00

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eLearning

K-12 Blended Training, Curriculum Integration, and Online & Hybrid Delivery

Knowledge is Power: The Semantic Web and Learner Analytics Riley 2300

Riley 2308

Michael Amick, Dean of Academic and Technology Services – Central Lakes College

Michelle Christopherson, Director – University of Minnesota, Crookston

Jenni Swenson, Dean of Educational Services for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – Anoka Ramsey Community College

High School Instructors, in Win-E-Mac, MN (northwestern Minnesota) will be trained to offer blended college level coursework in respective disciplines to students by 2015. To reach the goal, the school district will strengthen a partnership with the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC). Specifically, the initiative will:

Provide each high school student with an iPAD or similar technology for use in their liberal education coursework.

Provide training and online orientation for District instructors, in course development, online best practices and guidance with Moodle. UMC may also utilize its 3-D (Instructional Technology Informatic Laboratory) lab.

Utilize existing enrollment structures and technology intergration plans to guide the transition from on campus and in classroom to virtual - online instruction

Kim Lynch, Dean of Innovative Teaching and Learning – Anoka Ramsey Community College Many of us have dabbled in and assimilated tools offered by the Web 2.0 landscape, but did you know that the data available within web apps can be used for gain, awareness, and pride? We will explore the wealth of data at our fingertips and examine a few easy to use analytical tools for teaching and learning. From sharing documents, to reading messages, to how much time is spent on learner activities, analytics can help us increase value for students and effectiveness for teachers by providing a way to visualize behavior patterns including levels of engagement, information hubs, and disconnected students.

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Showcasing the Success of Your Students With GPS LifePlan Profile of eFolio LAB Riley 2316 Michele Jersak, Counselor and GPS LifePlan Outreach Coordinator – Century College and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities The GPS LifePlan (Goals + Plans = Success) program utilizes the eFolio profile function to track the work of students as they complete activities and assignments related to career, education, finance, leadership, and personal goals. Century College holds an Annual eFolio Showcase to recognize the work of students, faculty, and others in our campus community

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Tailoring the eFolio Experience To Meet Assessment Needs

culminating in student eFolio awards. This session will include a discussion of the importance of GPS LifePlan and eFolio on student planning, learning, motivation, and communication in an online environment, as well as the practical steps to hosting showcase events.

Riley 1204 Dr. Sheri Ross, Assistant Professor – MLIS Program, St. Catherine University Dr. Heidi Hammond, Assistant Professor – St. Catherine University

Goals: Discuss how the GPS LifePlan and eFolio can impact student planning, learning, motivation, and communication in an online environment. Highlight some exemplary examples of eFolios from the Century College community. Demonstrate how an institution or organization can hold an event to recognize the work of their students, faculty, and other related to eFolio and GPS LifePlan.

Sean Casey, and Derek Johnson, students – St. Catherine University eFolio is an expansive tool that serves many communities in a multitude of ways. However, organizations may find that they only require their members to use eFolio for a specific purpose. In these cases, the particular functions and structures of eFolio that meet the organization’s needs must be identified, documented, and prototyped. Further, so that members of the organization can better focus on the organization’s requirements when building their portfolios, help sheets and tutorials must be customized to this end. The MLIS program at St. Catherine University uses eFolios to meet two specific objectives: to track competencies for the School Library Media Specialist certification and to evaluate student learning outcomes for the Master of Library and Information Science Program. This session will detail how faculty members and students have collaborated to develop a customized approach to using eFolio for assessment purposes.

A Virtual Tour of Innovative Student Services Graham 140 Vicky Frank, President – Seward Inc. CENTSS (the Center for Transforming Student Services) has been providing educational institutions with the tools and training they need to develop and deliver high-quality student services online since 2005. The goal of this session is to introduce/refresh attendees awareness of CENTSS and to share real-life examples of innovations in online student services from around the country.

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LAB Riley 1344 Angie Portacio, Instructional Designer, Academic Technology - San Francisco State University

eFolio Primer 3: Control Pages, Content and Layout LAB Riley 1332

WELCOME to eFolio Basic Training! The hardest part about using a new tool is always the beginning. You sit in front of your monitor and have no idea where to start. This session is designed for new users and beginners who will learn the basic tools to get you started using eFolio to build your ePortfolio. We will cover a complete overview of the tool, how to manage your page structure, create content, and finally begin to build a page. So report to boot camp and be prepared to learn the drill. COLLECT! BUILD! PUBLISH!

Linda Thompson, Director of Technology & Operations – MnOnline Support Center Kristi Karels, Online Technologist – MnOnline Support Center In this session, new users will add and delete pages, control where the pages are listed, add content to the site pages and explore the purpose of the sidebars, main page space and the property settings. 21

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Meet Sophia! Graham 115 Peter Johnson, Instructor – South Central College This workshop will introduce Sophia.org as a learning and teaching tool. Participants will learn how to build a learning packet and several scenarios will be presented showing how they can adapt this site as a part of the classroom experience.

Thinkfinity and Beyond LAB Riley 1340 Mary Mehsikomer, Technology Integration Development & Outreach Specialist – TIES Participants will learn about the high quality online learning resources available on Verizon Foundation’s Thinkfinity data base. Presenter will provide an overview of resources, ideas for using them, and the advantages of becoming a member of the Thinkfinity Community. There is absolutely no cost associated with Thinkfinity - resources are created for educators by educators.

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Impact of Online Learning on Summer Session

The Servant Leader and Functional Learner Autonomy in eLearning Instruction

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Robert J. Griggs, Associate Vice President, Extended Learning and Library – Bemidji State University

Dr. Dale R. Hutchcraft, Visiting Assistant Professor – Northwestern College

In recent years, the growth of online learning in higher education has been impressive. However, online learning growth during summer session has been even more dramatic.

This session places principles of servant leadership in the classroom within the context of e-learning. The presenter will delineate possible ways that various servant leadership models might promote effective, independent learning online by connecting these models to the self-directed learning constructs of desire, resourcefulness, initiative, and persistence (Confessore & Confessore, 1992) specifically in an e-learning environment.

Participants will discuss the impact of online learning on summer session, including unintended consequences and repercussions of that growth on a traditional campus. Come and share your perspective on this emerging trend, and learn how some Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are adjusting to the rapid growth of online learning during the summer.

Learn (Mostly) Online Riley 2308

Navigating Student Success with the GPS LifePlan and eFolio

Larry Coyle, Coordinator for Distance Education – University of Minnesota Extension

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Janet Shanedling, Director, Learning Commons – Academic Health Center, U of M

Robert Jersak, Communication Faculty – Century College

This session will describe a faculty development workshop, currently being piloted, that is intended to provide a firsthand immersion experience for educators to learn about and practice each of the steps in the systematic design, development, evaluation, and continuous improvement of a hybrid or online course. It is also intended to develop a cadre of educators who will serve as peers and mentors for subsequent groups of educators who wish to complete the workshop and/or for other faculty who wish to develop their own online or hybrid educational programs. Participants will experience a demonstration of the Learn (Mostly) Online Workshop’s online modules, and face-to-face learning activities. Participants will also interact with designers and facilitators of the workshop and share additional models from their own institutions.

Michele Jersak, Counselor and GPS LifePlan Outreach Coordinator – Century College and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities The GPS LifePlan, an award winning program developed collaboratively between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, helps students connect to services, faculty, and resources in order to help them achieve their personal and educational goals. Learn more about the program, including a tour of the website. Group discussion will include how institutions or programs can integrate elements of this holistic approach into their work with students. The session will include examples of versions from our military, secondary and workforce channels.

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users and enhancing the strength of personal ownership. You will leave this fast-paced session with ideas, answers and step-by-step references.

To familiarize participants with the GPS LifePlan and how it can be used with eFolio to enhance student success

eFolioMN™ for Talent Development: Preparing Your Workforce for Today & Tomorrow

Have participants explore the GPS LifePlan website and apply what they learn to their work with students

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To demonstrate how the GPS LifePlan can help users build an electronic portfolio that will help them plan more effectively

Rothanak Chhoun, Business & Industry Coordinator – eFolioMN Program

Highlight some examples of how the GPS LifePlan can be used with various audiences

How are you as an organization working to improve your human capital? Are your annual reviews productive and insightful? Do you have a measure of your current talent pool or what skills gaps exist in it? Learn how eFolioMN can help answer those questions and improve the hiring, retention and general improvement of your workforce.

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eFolio Primer 4: Add Special Content to Your eFolio Riley 1332

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Linda Thompson, Director of Technology & Operations – MnOnline Support Center

MoodleShare: Finding & Sharing Free Moodle Content

Kristi Karels, Online Technologist – MnOnline Support Center

Graham 115 Jon Fila, Moodle Strategist/Co-creator of MoodleShare – MoodleShare

In this session, new users will learn how to add photos, video, audio and other HTML content. In addition, they will learn for to create collections, add an image gallery and create a calendar of events.

As many districts seek to save money, Moodle has become a very popular Learning Management System. There is a growing demand for Moodle resources and content. MoodleShare seeks to provide free resources via links, hosted content and easily downloadable files that can be restored in your own Moodle environment. Content can be searched by keywords, subject area and grade level.

Connect With the User Experience: Craft the eFolio to “Do it Your Way!” LAB Riley 1344 Lynn Groves, Director of Instructional Strategies – eFolioWorld/eFolioMN

Come and learn about how to access this content and find out more about various Moodle communities online that you’ll definitely want to follow if you’re using Moodle. Participants will see examples of hosted Moodle content, they will learn how to share their own resources as well as learn how to install shared Moodle content to their own courses.

Dr. Tim Kowalik, Professor of Communication – Northwestern College Did you ever wonder if you could do the “cool stuff” within eFolio? Yes, you can! You can make the portfolio experience engaging (even fun!) while providing clear benefits to students/

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Bidding Adieu to Textbooks Graham 140 Jen Hegna, Director of Information and Learning Technologies – Byron Public Schools Jen Green, Math and English Teacher – Byron High School Rob Warneke, Math Teacher and Data Coach – Byron High School Troy Faulkner, Math Teacher and Data Coach – Byron High School Jeremy Baumbach, 8th Grade Teacher and Data Coach – Byron Middle School In 2010, the Byron High School Math Department decided to discontinue using expensive textbooks and develop their own curriculum with a blend of open education resources and teacher-created content. This session will describe the successes and challenges of their journey as well as share a wealth of technology resources.

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What’s Your Blend? Approaching the Research and Practice of Blended Learning

Online Education and Training Tools LAB Riley 1340 Shirley Fenlason, Maketing Coordinator – iSeek Solutions (ISEEK)/CareerOneStop

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Marcia Bay, Outreach & Training Director – iSeek Solutions (ISEEK)/CareerOneStop

Course Design Strategies that Work

ISEEK continuously partners with DEED to create new tools and functionalities to meet new and emerging challenges of workforce development. Client loads are diverse and large in number creating a demand for unique approaches to finding work in a difficult economy. Learn about My Account and how your clients can save/share personal assessment results, searches, and specific career, education, and job content into their own profile. This session will highlight other resources for working learners as well. Learn about mySkills, myFuture created by the U.S. Department of Labor and hosted at www.CareerOneStop.org. These tools and skills can be readily adapted and implemented by attendees in this hands-on/interactive presentation.

Riley 2300 Joel T. Johnson, Continuous Improvement Director – The College of St. Scholastica With the need to continue to improve, and in some cases justify, the quality of online programs and courses, measures must be taken to provide a consistently high-quality education experience for students. This session will explore the practices recently established at The College of St. Scholastica surrounding online course development. These practices include the use of Content Expert Reviewers, Key Performance Indicators, Technical Reviews, StandardsBased Design Approaches, and Continuous Improvement Planning. Each area will be reviewed in the session and participants will learn about the value added by each component. Time will be given at the end for questions.

90% Success Rate: A Model that Works Graham 115 Paula Sundet Wolf, Executive Director – Cook County Higher Education; Kirstin van den Berg, Program Coordinator – Cook County Higher Education; Dr. Robert Pratt, CCHE board member, Professor Emeritus – Minnesota State University, Moorhead Douglas Bruce, CCHE board member, former Continuing Education & Contract Training Program Director – Normandale College (See pg. 16 for complete information)

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Let’s Talk About eFolio: eFolio Advanced Features

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Assessing Adult Prior Learning for Credit Using eFolio: A Developmental Introduction

Paul Wasko, Executive Director – eFolioMinnesota™ & eFolioWorld™

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Lynne Groves, Director of Instructional Strategies – eFolioMinnesota™ & eFolioWorld™

Geoffrey J. Grudzinski, Adjunct Professor – Northwestern College/St. Mary’s University

Take time to talk about a topic that you want to learn more about with people who have guided the development of eFolioMinnesota/ eFolioWorld and can advise toward changes in the future.

This workshop is designed to demonstrate how the use of eFolio can assist higher education institutions in assessing adult’s prior learning as they petition for credit. Participants in this basic development workshop will examine how theories of experiential learning and learning styles provide the framework for adult students to analyze, reflect on, and narrate their learning experiences using an eFolio while analyzing their experiential learning background as well. The participants will also see how the adult students’ use of the eFolio should demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and experience commensurate with college-level learning. College level learning is explained and a template is examined for eFolio presentation and requirements.

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Building a Social Network of Faculty Development Professionals LAB Riley 2316 Dr. Ken Graetz, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Services – Winona State University Dr. Chad Kjorlien, Faculty Professional Support Coordinator – Winona State University

eFolio Boot Camp: Take it up a NOTCH!

Elissa Hall, Learning Systems and Services Coordinator – Winona State University

LAB Riley 1344 Angie Portacio, Instructional Technology/ Academic Technology – San Francisco State University

A statewide, online, decentralized, and open social network of instructional designers, faculty development professionals, and others who help educators learn to use technology effectively would reduce professional development and training costs, facilitate resource and idea sharing, and help staff keep abreast of emerging tools and practices. This network would also allow schools without extensive professional development resources to access knowledge and expertise at other institutions. Participants in this hands-on workshop will join a private Ning network designed to serve this purpose. They will learn basic Ning features and functions, review good practices for facilitating online learning communities, and discuss how this particular network might be developed, promoted, and managed. Participants will also learn how to integrate other, supplemental social media tools,

SOUND OFF! COLLECT! BUILD! PUBLISH! Once you’ve learned the basics, you wonder what else can you do with this tool? This session is designed for advance users who will learn more tools to create a dynamic ePortfolio. We will cover how to manage content, add a calendar, a photo gallery, a video, a Google translator, and adding Google analytics to track the frequency of visits to your eFolio site. You learned the drill... now learn to take it up a notch! (Must know basic skills or have gone through Basic Training)

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including Diigo and Twitter, into Ning. Finally, the group will review open educational resources focused on helping educators learn to use technology and explore tools for building such resources.

Differentiated Instruction through a Touch of Technology Graham 227 Dr. Julie Jochum Gartrell, Professor Emeritus – Concordia University-St. Paul Web 2.0 provides a multitude of resources for teachers to differentiate instruction, both face-to-face and through distance learning. This presentation will present an array of internet tools and their related uses with students at all levels. Additional resources for extending ideas, regardless of the format, will be shared.

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Breakout Session Six Descriptions Thursday, 2:15 – 3:15

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Shifting Paradigms: Alternative Delivery Methods for NA/HHA Curriculum

Competitive Advantage: Key Factors From an Employers View

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Lorrie MacGillivray, Director of Online Learning for CECT – Century College

Faleshia Pines, Business Analyst/Management (FT Student) – Hennepin Technical College

Kathy Richie, BSN, RN, Director of Allied Health Continuing Education – Rochester Community and Technical College

I’m a previous 4 year staffing supervisor and CRM for a local agency working with Xcel Energy, US Bank, Medtronic, VA etc.

Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide roles continue to be in high demand. Educational credentials need to be quick and easy to accomplish to meet staffing needs of health care facilities and agencies across the state. However, since many colleges have limited lab space/time for these programs, what can be done to make the most effective use of lab time for highest skill attainment and learning outcomes for students?

Participants are expected to leave with the following knowledge:

Rochester Community and Technical College in collaboration with Century College have utilized web-based, asynchronous instruction blended with lab based practice to begin shifting this process paradigm. The colleges also worked with Minnesota Department of Health to pilot the first class in Minnesota featuring online didactic training in place of lecture combined with intense lab based practice. Join us to learn the benefits of utilizing e-learning to improve skill based learning outcomes for students.

4) Behavioral vs. General interview (Do & Don’t)

Diverse Learning Styles: New Needs & New Challenges

(See pg. 20 for complete information)

1) Resume Format (chronological, functional, job specific, situational) 2) Power words, sentence structure and fonts for resume effectiveness 3) Common questions asked by employers

Showcasing the Success of Your Students With GPS LifePlan Profile of eFolio LAB Riley 2316 Michele Jersak, Counselor and GPS LifePlan Outreach Coordinator – Century College and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Riley 2308 Dr. Yvonne RB-Banks, Dean of Academic Support Services & Professor of Education – Northwestern College This session will focus on the learning needs of students entering college today, and the various learning styles they display while striving toward academic success. We will discuss what new interventions are required, what new challenges are faced and how to plan for the future. What role does technology play in aiding their success?

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change at three two-year colleges from different geographic areas across the state of Minnesota – urban, sub-urban, and rural. Findings from the study include themes across institutions; lessons learners; and recommendations for research, policy, and practice. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying lessons learned for facilitating the implementation of ePortfolio programs in transformational change at two-year colleges.

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Licensure via Portfolio in Minnesota Riley 1204 Erin Doan, Alternative Assessment Specialist – Minnesota Department of Education Licensure via Portfolio became Minnesota’s first alternative pathway to a full PreK – 12 teaching license in 2004. Electronic portfolios are now compiled with the use of eFolio and allow a more efficient means of submitting important documentation for review. Attendees will learn more about how both candidates and reviewers use eFolio to look at professional work, in detail, to demonstrate attainment of knowledge, and pedagogical competency. We’ll explore the unique way in which credentials and experience are reviewed, for those adding a teaching license or for those making a midcareer change from industry.

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Innovate with Free Digital Content Graham 115 Jon Fila, Online Learning Facilitator/Innovation Coach – District 287 Learn about new online curriculum resources developed through District 287’s EdTech/ ARRA grant. We’ll cover and share content resources, tools used for training, development opportunities and a new model of on-demand staff development.

The Implementation of ePortfolio Programs in Transformational Change (A Case Study of Three Two-Year Colleges in the MnSCU System)

Participants will learn how to access Online/ Moodle content created through this grant available through MoodleShare, NROC (access provided through the MN Learning Commons). Participants will also learn about the importance of creating context and support for online content as well as learn about the District 287 movement toward on-demand professional development.

Riley 1209 Dr. Marcos Montero-Lares, Instructional Developer – Hamline University The deployment of eFolioMN by the MnSCU System is considered a unique case in the U.S. and around the world because of its support for developing ePortfolios for life-wide and lifelong learning by residents of the state of Minnesota. Individual institutions have adopted and implemented eFolioMN to serve highlevel institutional goals such as (1) advancing student success; (2) improving institutional effectiveness, accountability, and transparency; and (3) contributing to regional and statewide workforce and economic development. This presentation will discuss findings from a dissertation research that investigated the implementation of ePortfolio programs and explored implications for transformational

Personal vs. Professional Online Reputations: Teaching Students the Difference Graham 227 Emily Werschay, Program Coordinator – eFolioMN Program (See pg. 18 for complete information)

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SummitPLUS Extended Learning Session Descriptions Friday, 8:30 – 12:00 pm

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Web Conferencing for Distance Learners LAB Riley 2316

Karen Matthes, Technology, Trainer – University of Minnesota Extension Susan McKinnell, Technology Trainer – University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use web conferencing software to conduct meetings, training or instruction for users anywhere, anytime. We will use interactive features such as audio and video, whiteboard, polling, content and screen sharing. We will share best practices for hosting meetings, keeping participants engaged and managing meeting room content. Adobe Connect Pro 7 will be used in the workshop, but many web conferencing tools have similar features and function. eLearning

Getting Started with iPads in the K12 Classroom Riley 2308

Troy Cherry, Education Technology Consultant – TIES Welcome to the world of mobile computing! In this workshop we will look at the use of iPads in the K12 Classroom. Come discover the possibilities this platform has to offer including a brief introduction to iTunes, the iPad Operating System (iOS), a demo and discussion of the syncing process, as well as exploring what APPS are out there for the K12 classroom. (iPads will be provided during workshop, or bring your own.)

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Web Tools for Innovative Instruction Bernsten Computer LAB

Jon Fila, Online Learning Facilitator and Innovation Coach – District 287 Jon Voss, Supervisor of Academic Programs and Northern Star Online Coordinator – District 287 Learn how to improve student engagement with free digital content. This session is broken down into two parts: Web Tools Introduction, in which presenters and participants will discuss and use the tools and curriculum already available; and Web Tools Design, where participants will learn how to organize, introduce, facilitate and support digital content in a way that will engage learners. Participants will have time to experiment with their own content under the guidance of District 287 Online Learning Facilitators/Innovation Coaches, as well as learn how to access previously developed content from MoodleShare and NROC. Participants will learn strategies that will save time and make content more widely available to students and other instructors.

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Using eFolio with Elementary and Middle School Students TBD

Thomas Odermatt, 5th Grade Teacher – Peter Hobart Elementary School, St. Louis Park, MN Mike Farrell, 5th Grade Teacher – Susan Lindgren Elementary School, St. Louis Park, MN The goals for this session are to:

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Review a model for using eFolio in an upper elementary classroom

Analyze components of a successful eFolio implementation

Examine function and use of content types, sub-sites, questionnaires, reflection tools, etc.

Plan and create a model site based on workshop attendants’ specific grade level and school needs

Create a plan for a gradual implementation of eFolio starting at lower grade levels

Connecting Content with Context: eMedia, eLearning & eFolio LAB Riley 1332

Lynne Groves, Director of Instructional Strategies – eFolioMinnesota™ & eFolioWorld™ Learn how to invite more reflective learning through simple tips and advanced techniques. In business there is a prevailing mantra that “if content is king, context surely is queen.” Borrowing that principle, if you have ever struggled with creating an authentic “outcomes-based” personal learning environment, this session is one to consider. In this “Plus” workshop, you will explore the benefits of getting outside the “text” trap as you use media and content organizers to connect with a portfolio user’s learning pathway. Participants will actually work through processes and get into the reflective mindset as they engage in a “could-be-real” case scenario to experience the thinking behind the practice. Presented in focused segments, each participant will work with audio, video, images, artifacts and guided response prompts that directly relate to relevant assessment strategies you can implement within the portfolio. We will be working in the eFolio interface so you will want to have your site log-in information available. Pre-requisite experience using eFolioMinnesota™ or eFolioWorld™ is necessary as we will not have time review basic tasks. The session promises multi-dimensional strategies that you can put to use in your classroom. Be prepared to learn more than you think you will!

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eTools, eCurriculum, and eIntegrations Bernsten Library Computer LAB

Todd Digby, System Directory of Libraries – Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Dr. Chris Scruton, Director, Academic Technology for Faculty Education – University of Minnesota There are many great online curriculum resources available for Minnesota educators to use. This session will focus on using and integrating these resources into your learning management systems, including Moodle and Desire2Learn. A focus of this session will be on using the high quality resources located in the MnCommons learning object repository. This session will explore the content from the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) and MERLOT. Examples will be shown from both higher education and K12 perspectives and will help you learn firsthand how to find and utilize these resource for a richer learning experience for your students.

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Moodle and Enterprise Management Riley 1204

Matthew Vernon, Minneapolis Public Schools Enterprise management practices and tools for Moodle will focus on best practices for scaling up Moodle from a few users and courses to tens of thousands of students. We will look how to use Moodle’s core systems for curriculum organizational practices, creating a flexible assessment system, designing courses to leverage site-wide knowledge capital, and course construction for a wide range of technologies. In addition this course will look at Remote Learner’s solution called ELIS. Their integration provides a repository, ad hoc reporting capability and reporting as well as an integrated SIS.

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Bootcamp for Online Learning Riley 2300

Sheri Steinke, Director of Online Learning – Normandale Community College In this three-hour session, participants will learn the foundations of operating an effective Online Learning Department. New Online Learning Directors would benefit from understanding what it takes to manage and strategically align online learning with their institutional goals. Participants will learn: 1) Developing a strategic plan. 2) Using research and data to drive planning. 3) Gaining stakeholder support. 4) Finding dedicated faculty support. 5) Establishing team members. 6) Knowing key online issues. 7) Creating community support.

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Using the Quality Matters Rubric LAB Riley 1340

Amanda Rondeau, Director, Emerging Academic Technologies – University of Minnesota Dr. Deborah W. Proctor, Dean of Academic Affairs – Anoka Technical College Quality Matters is a rubric designed to help assess the quality of online and hybrid courses. The Quality Matters rubric was developed from research and best practices in online learning, and is a useful tool for instructors developing or revising online courses. Participants will learn about the 40 standards in the Quality Matters rubric and learn how Quality Matters is being used formally and informally at several institutions. In addition, participants will leave with ideas and best practices for improving the design of their own courses. eLearning

Operate in the Cloud with Web-based Tools LAB Riley 1344

Barry Dahl, Owner/Consultant – Excellence in e-Education Participants will get hands-on exposure to many useful web-based tools that they can use to make their work easier and their assignments more engaging for students. By learning to operate in the cloud, attendees will find increased flexibility and functionality for using technology in their work and play.

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eAccreditation? Creating Accreditation Portfolios with eFolio Riley 1204

Barbara Lee Schueppert, Director of Institutional Effectiveness (retired) – Northwest Technical College Maintaining accreditation—whether institutional or programmatic—is crucial for higher education institutions and vital to ongoing survival. This typically requires the creation of a self-study or portfolio. Participants at this session will examine examples of eFolios created for accreditation purposes and analyze ways in which institutions can use eFolio to support accreditation processes and provide added value to the institution and its constituents. Knowledge of eFolio and accreditation criteria is helpful but not required. While the examples will be primarily drawn from institutions with NCA Higher Learning Commission accreditation, the techniques and concepts can be applied to other regional and programmatic accreditation. In addition to examination of portfolios, the session will include discussion and demonstration of specific techniques designed to make eFolios as meaningful and user-friendly as possible, not only for reviewers, but also for other institutional constituents. Participants should leave this session inspired with ideas on how to use eFolio to support accreditation processes at their own institution. eLearning

BREATHE Life-Online Into Your Course Totino Art LAB F3315

Peter K. Johnson, Instructor – South Central College Wanda Ortmann, Former Vice President– Inver Hills Community College Phi Theta Kappa Discover the free Life-Online materials that are available for you to use in your courses, helping your students improve their online learning. In a hands-on lab you will learn how to get the learning objects and incorporate them into a course. There will be demonstration Moodle accounts for each team (or you can use your own Moodle account if you have one.) At the end of this workshop you will be able to access the Life-Online materials from the Minnesota Learning Commons as well as know how to incorporate these modules into a LMS such as Moodle.

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Welcome Summit 2011 Sponsors and Vendors As the Summit experience grows, we are pleased to develop effective partnerships with those providing innovative technology services and resources.

We thank Adobe Connect for providing a vendor exhibit and workshops.

We thank Sophia University for providing a vendor exhibit and workshops.

 

On behalf of Summit attendees, we wish to thank Avenet Web Solutions for covering the expense of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter services during eLearning Summit 2011 and SummitPLUS! sessions.

 

We thank Wolfram/Mathematica for providing resources and workshops.

We thank Comcast for providing a vendor exhibit and presentations.

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The partners of the Minnesota Learning Commons (Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the University of Minnesota) are equal opportunity employers and educators.

eFolioWorld™ and eFolioMinnesota™ are registered trademarks and products of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


About Northwestern College Northwestern College is a Christian liberal arts college offering more than 50 undergraduate majors, Early College/PSEO, graduate degrees, adult degree completion and distance education. Located on a beautiful lakeside campus in St. Paul, Minnesota, Northwestern enrolls about 3,000 students, including 1,800 traditional undergraduates. Northwestern College does not discriminate with regard to national origin, race, color, age, sex or disability.

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