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Quoted in... new articles on MOOCs.

posted Aug 14, 2013, 6:04 AM by Sasha Thackaberry

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I've been quoted in several articles about Tri-C and MOOCs.  Check it out here:  https://sites.google.com/site/asashathackaberry/accomplishments

Tri-C's First MOOC Goes Live Monday!

posted Mar 1, 2013, 7:58 AM by Sasha Thackaberry

Thrilled!  Check out this link on Tri-C's website for more info.  Lots of hard work from lots of talented, passionate folks to make this happen!  In partnership with CourseSites, from a Gates Foundation Grant!

Free On-Demand Presentations for NDLWeek!

posted Nov 7, 2012, 8:36 AM by Sasha Thackaberry

Group of students playing gamesHow are YOU celebrating NDLWeek?  Check out our free, on demand presentations on the eLi blog here:  eli1.wordpress.com.  

Students were loving it!  Check out the engagement with edugames - 


The eLi Blog

posted Oct 24, 2012, 12:12 PM by Sasha Thackaberry

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Have you checked out the eLi blog lately?  It's the blog I write for our department - the Office of eLearning and Orientation at Tri-C.  There's info on everything from Open Educational Resources to Massively Open Online Courses to what's going on for National Distance Learning Week.  Check it out HERE.

This image is from the HIV spacial game called FoldIt.  Want to learn more about how actual gamers helped solve this scientific puzzle that eluded researchers for years?  Check out this presentation on New Learning Models for more info.

National Distance Learning Week

posted Oct 23, 2012, 10:05 AM by Sasha Thackaberry

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What are you doing November 5 - 9?  Celebrating National Distance Learning Week of course!  Check out the blog for the Office of eLearning and Innovation at Cuyahoga Community College to find out more!

We’ll have gaming at every campus on Monday, November 5 from 10 AM – 1 PM!  Tuesday, we’ll kick off the Virtual Scavenger Hunt with prizes announced on Friday, November 9!  

Learnist - loving it!

posted Jul 31, 2012, 7:11 AM by Sasha Thackaberry

Interested in edugaming?

posted Jul 24, 2012, 6:11 AM by Sasha Thackaberry

So am I!  I'm currently reading Jane McGonigal's book - "Reality is Broken" - and am LOVING it.  It intersects with so much about positive psychology and the psychology of human experience that I've been traveling through my whole life - from reading "Flow" and anything I could get my hands on by Joseph Campbell in high school, to my continuing efforts to retrain my own brain.  Check out this blog post from the blog I write for eLi that shares more on Jane McGonigal.  

Register now for the eMerge Conference!

posted Feb 15, 2012, 7:51 AM by Sasha Thackaberry   [ updated Mar 14, 2012, 7:17 PM ]


Register today for the eMerge Conference on Wednesday, March 14th!  I'm presenting a session!   

Even Da Vinci Loves Hybrid:  A Character Driven Faculty Tutorial
Presenter: Sasha Thackaberry
Co-Presenters: Gillian McKnight-Tutein and Cynthia Potteiger
Cuyahoga Community College

Tri-C faced a scaling issue for faculty training on instructional design in hybrid courses.  As a result, an interactive tutorial was created to train faculty on instructional design in hybrid/blended learning environments.  Guided by an animated Da Vinci, the tutorial is also a tool, providing the faculty member with a make-and-take instructional design alignment map that they have created.   

Presenting a Webinar on Intuitive ID in Moodle

posted Dec 9, 2011, 10:16 AM by Sasha Thackaberry

Check it out:  I'm presenting a webinar for the Instructional Technology Council on January 24. 

Designing Moodle Mania: Making Moodle Courses Intuitive and Effective
Jan. 24, 2012 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Register Online
 (questions call 202/293-3132 or e-mail Amy Weinfurter)
Presenter: A. Sasha Thackaberry, Senior Instructional Designer, eLearning and Innovation, Cuyahoga Community College, and Michael Zaletel, Technology Integration Coach, Bedford City School District

Discover methods for creating course sites in Moodle that are engaging, interactive, and intuitive.  Explore different types of effective instructional organization in Moodle courses.  See how audio and visual cues can be used to create a learner-friendly environment.  This live webinar tours a course in Moodle 2.0 on Instructional Design in online environments, focusing on best practices for simplicity of user experience.  Make your Moodle site a seamless and effective learning environment.

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