easy-Speak facilitated online course 2015!

Are you interested in learning more about easy-Speak?

Do you want to learn collaboratively with others who are new to easy-Speak?

Do you have a group of new club officers at your club who need training in using easy-Speak tools and strategies effectively?

Do you want to earn your easy-Speak Badges?

Then why not commit some quality learning time in June/July 2015 and join others who are enrolling in easy-Speak Made Easy!

The easy-Speak Made Easy course is available at any time for self-paced learning through self-enrolment, however, a facilitated version will also be available for those who wish to collaborate with others as they access, learn and complete the course. This will be just in time for the Club Officer Changeover period.

easy-Speak facilitated online course 2015!

Groups of Toastmaster Club Officers whose clubs already use easy-Speak for club management, and who are new to their roles, would benefit from participating in the facilitated course in June/July 2015.

Individuals who wish to learn more about how to use easy-Speak effectively as members, club officers or web masters would also benefit from participating in the facilitated course in June/July 2015.

You can self-enrol here (password = easyspeak)

Registrations for next year’s facilitated course will be posted here in February.

Coming up! More video How To’s will be provided soon on YouTube – be sure to subscribe to: easy-Speak Support Team – YouTube.

More news on easy-Speak webinars scheduled for February 2015, soon.

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Toastmasters online course: easy-Speak Made Easy!

This week brings the launch of the new easy-Speak Made Easy free course for Toastmasters at CoachCarole.net. This is a course just right for those who are using or planning to use the easy-Speak system to manage their club meetings, member achievements and to easily monitor member progress through the Competent Communicator and Competent Leader programs and beyond.

Registrations to join are available in the easy-Speak Made Easy page where you will find a registration form to fill in online.

Already we have a group of eager participants from many countries of the world waiting to be enrolled! You could be among them!

This is a great opportunity to focus on developing your skills in easy-Speak, and discussing with others how best to implement it for your club or district.

Throughout the course we will feature guest presenters who are skilled in the implementation of easy-Speak in their districts in our weekly online webinars.

The course is set in a MOODLE learning management service – an easy to use learning site where you can access learning materials in ebook, video and downloadable print based formats. What is Moodle?

This pilot version of the course will be facilitated for enrolled participants during March/April 2014 – and will remain open for guests to view and learn from. There are no fees or hidden costs – it just requires a commitment of your time.

Acknowledgements: Thank you to Malcolm Warden, UK, designer of easy-Speak, for his support in this initiative, along with Bill Monsour, EU, advocate and leading trainer in easy-Speak for the Netherlands.

Note: This pilot course was developed as the key project in my High Performance Leadership program. I am happy to share my easy-Speak Made Easy! journey with other clubs in my Monaro Division of District 70.

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OZeLive 22-23 February

2014 OZeLIVE – ED TECH DOWN UNDER
February 22-23 2014

The volunteer teams from Australia e-Series in collaboration with The Learning Revolution, are very excited about our first online conference in 2014.

We invite you to join our network and consider participating and/or presenting on any of the strands for this event.

Call for proposals open until February 15!

We’ve streamlined the proposal submission process for you and look forward to receiving them here.

All presentations will be scheduled in Blackboard Collaborate virtual classrooms and moderated by volunteers. The 45 minute sessions will be recorded and converted to MP4 format, then made available in our OZeLive You Tube channel.

Backchannelling and promotions will appear in Twitter under #ozelive and we will keep you informed through Social Media such as Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Strands will include:

Web 3.0 / social media

Educator 3.0* eLearning/ Blended learning/ LMS* Networking

Collaborative learning / learning theory / pedagogy

Use of technology in the classroom/learning environment

PLEs / PLNs/PLCs

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2014 Moodle-Mahara Meetup – 30 September 2014

Save the Date – 2014 Moodle-Mahara Meetup – 30 September 2014

“2014 Moodle-Mahara Meetup” will be held in Melbourne on 30 September 2014 at Box Hill Institute.

“2014 Moodle-Mahara Meetup” (#MMMup) will help us ‘think outside the box’ when using open source software systems Moodle learning management system and Mahara eportfolio system in education and training.

Keynote presentations and case studies through posters, short presentations and workshop break-out sessions will enable a variety of perspectives to be shared.

“2014 Moodle-Mahara Meetup” aims to attract educators, educational designers, and learning and development managers interested in moving out of the box through better integration of Moodle and Mahara.

Other technical integrations which support effective online learning and assessment through Moodle and Mahara, such as Open Badges, learning analytics, and the Experience API (xAPI), will also be showcased.

Call for proposals to present or to facilitate a workshop will be announced early in 2014. Registrations to attend this event will open shortly thereafter.

“2014 Moodle-Mahara Meetup” will be held in the same week as the 2014 Eportfolio Forum and Workshops on 1-2 October 2014 at La Trobe University.

Want to know more about Moodle-Mahara or Mahoodle
Please let us know if you would be interested in being on the Organising Group for this event by emailing moodlemaharameetup@gmail.com

Join Moodle-Mahara Meetup on:
Twitter
Facebook
Google+

Hashtag: #MMMup

For further information contact Allison Miller: 0400 732 270, email: moodlemaharameetup@gmail.com

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More information:
“Moodle-Mahara Meetup” is as not-for-profit event which aims to raise the profile of the connection between Moodle and Mahara, also known as Mahoodle, to lower the barriers of online learning.
moodlemaharameetup.org
moodlemaharameetup@gmail.com
0400 732 270

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Tales from the Underworld!

#CRIG2013

My Keynote for next Wednesday November 27 for the Caval Reference Interest Group is called:

Tales from the Underworld

For details of this presentation and workshop, please make your way to the CRIG2013 page.

If you’d like to join the group of blended librarians in a mini mooc in their Undercover C.o.Ps Google + group, please join us there.

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Revisit the deMOOC experience!

On Friday 22 November I will present

MOODLE for MOOC: Unpacking After an Unexpected Journey

This is just one workshop scheduled in the eWorks ConVerge13 held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. I will discuss the pros and cons of using Moodle for a MOOC and use the 2013 deMOOC experience to illustrate.

Delegates and other interested educators can access the deMOOC course and delve into the content and view the structure of this professional development opportunity. Please make your way to the deMOOC page here.

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Are you interested in easy-Speak for TM club management?

easy-Speak Made Easy
Free any-time course online, coming soon in February 2014.

Overview of the benefits of using easy-Speak!

Toastmasters if you would like to learn how to implement the easy-Speak software for your Toastmaster club management please complete the registration form below.

Keep scrolling to the end of the posts for this registration form.

Alternatively click here to use the form live online.

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Area 43 Toastmasters Online Meeting

In the spirit of supporting community among the club members of Area 43 I am planning an online meeting to which you are all invited. Some online Toastmasters have already indicated that they will provide a speech or evaluation for that event, we welcome others to take on a role. Yes, we will run the meeting in true TM style, even Table Topics. So mark the date in your diaries and calendars and prepare to join me online in this virtual meeting room http://tinyurl.com/29tyznz

Speakers:

Georgia Ladmore, ACB (Wagga Wagga Toastmasters) (NSW)

David Nicholas, Area Governor WA, (Netmasters)

Malcolm Warden, Author of easy-Speak Toastmasters Autmation (UK)

Evaluators:

Chele Hartrick, Past Division Governor, District 70 (NSW)

Helen Doyle, (Armidale Toastmasters) (NSW)

Manhal Shukayr, President at River Cities Software, Inc., Dallas (Online Toastmasters Club) (USA)

This meeting is sponsored by the Australia E Series team who run frequent educationals. Details here: http://australiaseries.wordpress.com/

Please use the comments area to let me know if you will attend.
If you need any help in accessing the virtual meeting room on your computer please let me know.

SAS System Notices sas.elluminate.com

Blackboard Collaborate software solutions offer a social, interactive learning experience with virtual classrooms, online conferencing, instant messaging and more collaboration tools.

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Toastmasters Easy Speak training here soon!

Do you want to learn about Easy Speak
- the Toastmasters Club Management automation system?

I am currently working on the development of ‘Easy Speak Made Easy’
- a new online course for Toastmasters in using Easy Speak, the Toastmasters Club Management Automation system online.

Please register your interest by completing the online form below!

This course would be suitable for Toastmaster members, VP Educators and IT support!

The course will feature e-books, screen capture videos (screencasts) and live webinars.

Starting in February 2014!

Note: live webinars from Toastmasters will feature in the upcoming OzELive conference scheduled for late January 2014!

2014 OZeLIVE – ED TECH DOWN UNDER
February 2014
http://www.ozelive.com (coming)
We’re in our early planning stages for an Australia / New Zealand time-zone friendly educational technology virtual conference. There some definite excitement building. More information to come.


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deMOOC is ready!

Designing E-learning Moodle Open Online Course (deMOOC)

Open for Self-enrolment!

What is the purpose of deMOOC?

  1. to provide a professional learning experience for educators who are new to designing for e-learning or those who are currently mentoring other educators to make the shift to teaching online
  2. to provide a free Moodle/Mahara course blended with Google and Blackboard Collaborate where the webinars are scheduled in Australia time zones

Who would benefit from participating?

  1. teachers in the VET system
  2. teachers in the Learn Local environment
  3. teachers in Schools
  4. trainers in Industry

How do I sign up and do the projects ? Can I just participate in the webinars? Could I just join the learners in a network community?

  1. Self-enrol at the deMOOC course in Moodle
  2. Access the webinars live or as recordings from the Australia eSeries Webinar Schedule
  3. Join the Google+ network community

Who is facilitating the deMOOC?

Coach Carole and a team of designers/facilitators from 4 states of Australia have collaborated on the design of deMOOC and have volunteered their time to provide a comprehensive experience for the teachers they support in their states.

How was the course put together?

You can read about the history of the development of this deMOOC in our E-portfolio.

How can I get a flyer to distribute to my colleagues?

deMOOC flyer is available for downloading and printing.

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