Our Purpose

Community of Practice for E-Learning at the University of Illinois-Springfield

Spring 2014:

March 5th: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. UHB 2021
What do online students want?  Student panel shares questions, concerns, suggestions with faculty and staff.

March 11th 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  UHB 2020 (rescheduled)
APP Share - Come to hear about favorite productivity apps and web based tools.  Choose to share about your own favorite or come to find a mentor who will help you learn a new tool.  Apps for classroom use as well as personal productivity will be included.

April 17th:  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. UHB 2020 
Online Course Design for the Future - What should/could future online courses be like?  How can UIS continue to lead in online learning and meet student needs for the future?



Past Meetings:

Spring 2013

March 5, 2013 at 11:30 to 1:00pm  - All About MOOCs!  UHB 2034.

NY Times calls this "The Year of the MOOC" (http://nyti.ms/SFQ5x7).  MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses.  Hear about this disruptive innovation in higher education and what it might mean for UIS.  Learn first-hand about the MOOC experience from faculty who have offered MOOCs.  Matthew Holden, Gwen Jordan and Ray Schroeder are our featured guests.


April 12, 2013 at 11:30 - 1:00 pm - COLRS Fellows Research - Pecha Kucha Stye UHB 2024.

Come hear our own UIS COLRS Faculty Fellows present their research-in-progress using the Pecha Kucha presentation style 
(20 slides, 20 seconds each.)




Spring 2012:  Online Assessment




March 23 at 1:00 to 2:30 pm:  UHB 1005 Online Proctoring Services 

Continuing Cope-l's theme about assessment in the online environment this spring, we will meet on Friday, March 23rd from 1-2:30  pm in UHB 1005 to participate in webinar presentations from two online proctoring services: Kryterion and Proctorcam.


Retreat!  Open to Faculty and Staff involved with Online Teaching and Learning.  
Please RSVP - Enrollment Limited. Click on http://go.uis.edu/copel_retreat to RSVP.

When:  April 27th: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 pm
Where:  Erin's Pavilion at Southwind Park.  
(See http://southwindpark.org/ for directions and further information about our location.)
Keynote Speaker: Selma Vonderwell*  Associate Professor of Educational Technology, Cleveland State University

*Dr. Vonderwell is known for her research on student assessment, particularly in asynchronous discussions.  An example of her work can be found at http://www.fp.ucalgary.ca/maclachlan/EDER_679.06_Fall_2009/Assessment_Discussions.pdf

Check back for additional details and a full agenda of the day's events.


There is so much we can learn from each other.