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The Future Is Now: Harvard's Teaching and Learning Technologies Program (243998335)

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Join Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, as they moderate this webinar with Kristin Lofblad Sullivan, program director, Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) at Harvard University. Learn more about Harvard's vision for leveraging technology to transform teaching and learning in residential, hybrid, and online courses and programs. We will discuss our migration from a custom course platform to Canvas learning management system, our plans to extend core platform functionality through LTI tools, our engagement strategy and partnership with Harvard's teaching and learning community, our initial work cultivating an open-source developer community, and more. Please note: We experienced technical issues during the live session and slides may not be available for brief moments of time in the recording. If needed, please download the slides and follow the recording's audio. http://www.educause.edu/events/eli-webinar-future-now-harvards-teaching-and-learning-technologies-program/2014/future-now-harvards-teaching-and-learn
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    Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™  educause.edu EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Webinar - Participant Chat: Links and Abbreviated Transcript The Future Is Now: Harvard's Teaching and Learning Technologies Program  October 20, 2014: 1:00 p.m. ET (UTC-4; 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT) Abbreviated Chat Transcript: Sherry Clouser - UGA: (13:08) Lunching now! University of Groningen [Ine Hans Koos]: (13:08) Just finished dinner! DePauw University: (13:08) fac/staff Dana Bodewes - Pacific Lutheran University: (13:08) Instructional Designer Adrienne Gauthier: (13:08) Instructional Designer Matt Kaplan: (13:08) Teaching/Learning Center Komal Gandhi: (13:08) Instructional Designer Chris: (13:08) Active Learning Kyle Johnson (Chaminade Univ): (13:09) no love for the CIO in the poll '-) Kevin Wiliarty -- Smith College: (13:13) not to my knowledge AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:13) Not that I know of Dave: (13:13) no Randy Jackson: (13:13) No Noel Radomski: (13:13) no Pj Grana - Georgetown University: (13:13) No Elizabeth Hodas - HMC: (13:13) no David Kerven: (13:13) no Chi Thai: (13:13) no Marion Wielgosz, Loyola University Maryland 2: (13:13) No    Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™  educause.edu Farah: (13:13) no Jennifer Smith, UF: (13:13) Yes, mandated timeline was problematic University of Mississippi: (13:13) no Kelly: (13:14) Does surge = previously unfunded? Kyle Johnson (Chaminade Univ): (13:14) We don't have surge funding, but we do use federal grants for many of our transformational projects. Chris: (13:14) above our pay grade University of Groningen [Ine Hans Koos]: (13:14) what is surge funding? Lynn Greenough: (13:14) not familiar with it. Different from project funding? Michael Kubit - Case Western Reserve University: (13:14) yes, need to insure that we're working wth faculty who are known to be innovators before we embark in transformational efforts Notre Dame - Teaching & Learning Tech: (13:16) which administrators are key for you? Kelly: (13:17) Direct conversation, participation in committees UMMS: (13:17) set up meetings with specific topics Kyle Johnson (Chaminade Univ): (13:17) For one we fund things like the ELI short courses and focus sessions.'-) Dale Johnson 2: (13:17) We try to work with small groups of 2-3 faculty leaders to prevent gridlock conversations Sherry Clouser - UGA: (13:17) Committees and working groups are helpful - also just one-one networking. Peter Wallis - University of Washington: (13:18) Combining technologies with pedagogies - the technologies make more sense within a teaching and learning context University of Groningen [Ine Hans Koos]: (13:18) courses, individual support, projects, personal contacts Chris: (13:18) Workshops general email blasts =, targeted meetings Notre Dame - Teaching & Learning Tech: (13:18) we are also part of central IT AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:18) I consult with faculty on academic technology issues.I've found setting up 30-minute consulting sessions with them using Scheduler in Canvas.We have over 250 full-time and close to the same number of part time instructors.This has been VERY well received.    Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™  educause.edu Michael Kubit - Case Western Reserve University: (13:18) We offer faculty fellowship programs during the summer to help them plan for innovation.Each fellowship includes a stipend Kyle Johnson (Chaminade Univ): (13:18) We have a small amount of funding available for faculty to request to try new technologies, that generates lots of conversations even if we don't fund everything University of Groningen [Ine Hans Koos]: (13:18) informal meetings University of Groningen [Ine Hans Koos]: (13:18) study trips Adrienne Gauthier: (13:18) we recently/are going through a transition to Canvas which has allowed us increased access and engagement to all of our faculty through newsletters, trainings, and one-one consultations in the context of Canvas but it's been great networking and has led to numerous other projects. AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:18) I shoudl say, I work for ONE of our FIVE academic units AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:18) /me waves at Kyle Kyle Johnson (Chaminade Univ): (13:18) Hey AJ Kevin Wiliarty -- Smith College: (13:19) moodle University at Buffalo: (13:19) Blackboard Veronica Diaz: (13:19) Hi Kyle and AJ! AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:19) /me waves at VEronica also Adrienne Gauthier: (13:19) Our transition to Canvas has been a phenomenal outreach tool to faculty. Chris: (13:19) at Cal we are migrating from sakai to canvas Lynn Greenough: (13:19) we are migrating from Bb to Canvas at Oregon State U. Kyle Johnson (Chaminade Univ): (13:19) Pearson Learning Studio, but we are in process of selecting a new platform AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:20) Agree with ADrienne - going to Canvas has been exceptional in MANY ways AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:21) we just took up campus this last year, a two-lms year the last year and shut down Bb on 9/1 AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:21) campus = canvas    Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™  educause.edu Adrienne Gauthier: (13:21) We're doing a 1 year transition (yikes!) and will be all in Canvas for Jan 2015 term.w00t! and PHEW! AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:22) Adrienne - we were pleasantly and happily surprised at how easy the transition has been so far Carleton College: (13:22) are any of you smaller/LA schools moving to Canvas? University of Groningen [Ine Hans Koos]: (13:22) Maybe we missed this, but why the move over to canvas? UMMS: (13:23) what are you using it for? AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:23) What prompted you to pick Canvas? Peter Wallis - University of Washington: (13:23) How is support going? Matt Kaplan: (13:23) how responsive have they been to requests for customization? Elizabeth Hodas - HMC: (13:23) I'd still be interested in your definition of surge funding. Peter Wallis - University of Washington: (13:23) *and how are you supporting it? Internal or Canvas? DePauw University: (13:23) Carleton, Wabash did a couple of years ago Randy Jackson: (13:23) Do you require faculty to start from scratch or import content from a different LMS? Patrick Crispen (USC): (13:23) How many people are on your development team? AJ Kelton / Montclair State University: (13:23) Has ALL of Harvard gone over to Canvas, or are some of your distributed schools/unit (law, medicine, etc..) making different decisions? Kim Edelman, Harvard University: (13:24) Hi Randy, we're able to export content from our older, custom LMS, that can then be imported into Canvas, but we've found that starting from scratch is a great opportunity! Patrick Crispen (USC): (13:24) Is this Harvard-wide? Does it include the B-school, the med school, and the law schoolas well? Karrie Peterson, Penn: (13:25) How does Canvas support your goal for educational research? Kim Edelman, Harvard University: (13:25) AJ, all of the schools are experimenting with Canvas now, including schools that previously didn't use the central LMS offering.

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