eLearn Course Archive and Deletion

You may have noticed that old course shells accumulate in your eLearn course list. Chemeketa Online has a regular process to remove older courses from the system and in response to faculty requests we now maintain five terms of available courses on the eLearn server. On the morning of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, courses from SP14 will be deleted from eLearn. You will no longer be able to access these courses through your eLearn course list. All courses will be archived, and development shells will not be affected If you wish to keep material from spring 2014 on the eLearn server, you must request a development shell to be based on that content. You can request a development shell at http://techhub.chemeketa.edu/support/request-forms/ If more than five terms will elapse before you need to use a course again, or if you plan to make major edits to a shell that contains student work and grade history, you should create an archive copy of the course to be stored on your computer. An archived course can be restored to an empty eLearn shell at any time. Full instructions for creating an archive copy of a course are available at http://connect.chemeketa.edu/bb9tutcoursearchive/ (Note that it is not necessary to archive every course. In the event of a grade challenge or similar emergency, any deleted course can be restored even if you have not made an archive copy.) Please contact us with any questions by calling 503.399.7399 Option

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NW eLearn Conference – Call for Proposals

Where Teaching, Learning & Technology Converge Call for Proposals The call for proposals has been extended to June 21. 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the Northwest eLearn Conference. This year’s event will be held in Olympia, WA, Thursday, October 22 through Friday, October 23. We have two exceptional keynotes lined up: Jessie Stommel of Hybrid Pedagogy and Audrey Watters of Hack Education. “And this is where things get really interesting…” NWeLC is a unique conference that provides an opportunity for higher ed and K-12 faculty, administrators, instructional designers and technologists to come together to discuss best practices, collaborations and ideas in integrating technology in learning. Whether you are new to the field or an experienced veteran, we invite you to share at this year’s conference! ·         Submit a proposal ·         Register Revised deadline to submit is Sunday, June 21. Possible topics for presentation include: Collaboration of faculty, staff, and administrators Best practices in eLearning Student engagement and retention Emerging trends in eLearning K-12 Presenters will be notified by email of acceptance and session details. A presentation schedule will be available no later than mid-September.

eLearn Course Archive and Deletion

You may have noticed that old course shells accumulate in your eLearn course list. Chemeketa Online has a regular process to remove older courses from the system and in response to faculty requests we now maintain five terms of available courses on the eLearn server. On the morning of Wednesday, March 25, 2015, courses from W14 will be deleted from eLearn. You will no longer be able to access these courses through your eLearn course list. All courses will have been archived prior to deletion. Development shells will not be affected. If you wish to keep material from winter 2014 on the eLearn server, you must request a development shell to be based on that content. You can request a development shell at http://techhub.chemeketa.edu/support/request-forms/ If more than five terms will elapse before you need to use a course again, or if you plan to make major edits to a shell that contains student work and grade history, you should create an archive copy of the course to be stored on your computer. An archived course can be restored to an empty eLearn shell at any time. Full instructions for creating an archive copy of a course are available at http://connect.chemeketa.edu/bb9tutcoursearchive/ (Note that it is not necessary to archive every course. In the event of a grade challenge or similar emergency, any deleted course can be restored even if you have not made an archive copy.) Please contact us with any questions by

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Open Education Keynote with Cable Green – event recording

We had the privilege of having Cable Green, of Creative Commons, on campus March 4, to discuss Open Educational Resources. While he was here, Cable met with administrators, and faculty, gave a keynote address, and even joined a Chemeketa delegation who testified before the Oregon Legislature, about Open Educational Resources and textbook pricing. You can watch his keynote session: Open Education:  The Moral, Business and Policy Case for Open Educational Resources.   Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons, works with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, open educational resources, and open policies to significantly improve access to quality education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain the education they desire. Cable has 15 years of academic technology, online learning and open education experience and recently led a project to build and share a general education curriculum under the CC BY license. Cable holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University and tweets *@cgreen*