Engaging the Next 10%
TLT Group Online Summer Symposium 2010 (3rd Annual)
Session 1 - Background, Visions, Framework

Shareworthy & Shareable Improvements; Challenges;  Successes

2-3pm EDT Monday August 2, 2010
Frugal Innovations for Student Engagement 

If you have trouble with audio via the Internet during this session,
with luck you can participate via telephone.
Telephone 1-605-715-4900  then enter code:  
Slides "published version"  <http://bit.ly/TLTG-Sym2010-1> 

Purpose - A Vision Worth Working Toward

  • Continue to improve teaching and learning with technology in colleges and universities when money and time are scarce without sacrificing what matters most.  Improve student engagement in undergraduate courses - without adding unrealistic workloads for their students or themselves.  
  • Take advantage of over-abundant,  under-utilized, "low-threshold" resources for improving teaching and learning with technology.
  • Advance collegial sharing as a way to frugally engage and support the next 10% of faculty and other academic professionals in improving teaching and learning.  
  • Focus even more on how to share than on what to share.  
  • Exchange ideas, references, and resources.  Make a difference soon.
  • "Walk the Walk": Demonstrate some ideas, resources we identify or develop DURING this symposium!   Return often to this central question:   
  • "How/when will we share symposium results with other colleagues?"
  • Refine, Commit to Visions Worth Working Toward - Next Steps


Conditions: Times are different; needs, challenges, opportunities are different


Summary/Update of TLT Group's work
2009 Online Symposium
"Frugal Innovations for Student Engagement" (FISE)
Workshops, Nanovation, Bookmarks, Interviews
FISE Resources already available - intro
<Please take a look at some of the nanovation paper bookmark templates!>

Framework for Symposium - Sharing Better the Shareworthy Shareable

Principles: Develop, confirm, apply emerging principles of Frugal Innovation
  • It must work
  • Start with smallest meaningful....
  • Don’t wait
  • Help a few colleagues
  • Can’t ignore or deny obsession with collections
  • Emphasize “helping faculty to help students learn better” rather than helping faculty improve their own teaching or their own courses - sounds more respectful.  Saundra McGuire
  • Be careful about making PPT, archives so easily available that students/participants convince themselves that they don’t need the “live” session because they can “watch”/”play”/”listen” at more convenient time - and then they do NEITHER!  - SWG   
  • Focus on “2nd 10%” -  not the last 10% (most resistant 10%), not the 1st 10% (most self-motivated IN THIS AREA 10%);  at most colleges, univs, getting up to 20 or 25% of the faculty actively trying and using some course-improving LTA would be a big gain...  One year?

Exclude:  We can focus on only a FEW strategies and techniques among the many ways of teaching well <link - personalizing pedagogies>.  We must l
eave to others at least two important-to-acknowledge shareworthy but not so shareable categories:  
1.  Understanding of and commitment to the subject
2.  Charisma and character

Include:  Categories for Discussion 
Shareworthy improvements
Shareable improvements
Challenges to sharing improvements that are both Shareworthy and Shareable
Successes for sharing improvements that are both Shareworthy and Shareable

(5-10 Mins)  Paper Bookmarks - Method, Model, Metaphor

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Instructions for editing, printing paper bookmark templates

(5-10 Mins)  Shareworthy & Shareable Improvements; Challenges 

Saundra McGuire LSU Baton Rouge - Applying ideas from metacognition to helping faculty help students learn more effectively
[Refer to: Diane Hagni Mo. S&T - How can we demonstrate the impact of engaging the 2nd 10% of the faculty in course improvements - so that supportive resources will be continued? How do we know that course improvements made by the 1st 10% are worth the effort?]

(5-10 Mins)  Successes

Excerpts from Application Form:
"We invite applications from faculty who will serve as mentors to three faculty colleagues.  The application form is attached.
"Program Design: Mentors with knowledge of and experience with instructional technology will recruit three colleagues from their school or college to enter a mentoring relationship on teaching, learning and technology. The mentors will receive support from members of TLTR 2, as well as formal training from TLC and ISC.  Mentors also have access to support from units represented on TLTR 2, such as the library and online learning.  Mentors are then responsible for disseminating what they know and what they have learned to their mentees.  Mentors will receive a $2,000 stipend upon completion of project. Mentors can also apply for additional technology funds. (See application form attached)."
"Expectations and Outcomes:
Faculty mentors will be expected to teach the new technology and mentees will be expected to apply the new knowledge to their teaching practice.  The deliverables for this project include an assessment report on this faculty development model, an assessment report on the teaching and technology project, and a webpage describing the project to Temple community.  Mentor/mentee groups are also encouraged to present their work through the TLTR faculty development workshop series and/or other venues.
"Mentors would commit to: 1) Participate in relevant training in best practices from TLTR representatives: TLC, ISC, Paley Library, and Online Learning. 2) Research the technology to be taught to mentees. 3) Meet with mentee(s) monthly to mentor them to learn the new technology and ways to apply it to teaching.  4) Work with mentees to develop a representation of project for TLTR website. 5) Author a report on a) how the faculty development model impacted mentor’s knowledge and practices with instructional technology, b) how this model for faculty development could be leveraged, generalized or revised to be helpful for other Temple faculty. This report should reference the data represented in the mentees’ assessment report (described below).?
[Refer to: Jane Harris UNCG - Faculty Cracker Barrels and 1-1 Conversations]

(5-15 Mins) Extermission

Use online polling tool(s) to invite participants to exchange and rank questions/ideas/statements
Invite colleagues to session and respond to questions on GetSatisfaction

Focus on shareworthy, shareable improvement introduced by Saundra McGuire
What % of faculty at your institution already use this improvement? (as per your best wild guess)
What obstacles are preventing more people from using this improvement?

What are some of the challenges you often encounter at your own institution that might be impeding colleagial sharing of shareworthy, shareable improvements?

What are some shareworthy improvements that are not very shareable?
What are some shareable improvements that are also shareworthy?
Who are the next 10% and how can we engage and support them?

NEXT TIME Successful ways for sharing shareworthy shareable improvements - REPORTS
NEXT TIME Ways for sharing shareworthy shareable improvements - UNTRIED IDEAS

(10  Mins) Next Steps

How your colleagues can participate in the "real" Symposium sessions
What can you and the TLT Group do to increase the likelihood that 2 or 3 of your colleagues will participate in the next sessions of this symposium - August 9, 16 2-3pm EDT? - Sally Gilbert
Rebecca Kurtz, TLT Group - Interview follow-up as "Action Research"?
What do you want? What can you offer?
From/to this symposium?  Who else should you/we invite?  Who will help bake this bread?  
Who can help prepare for the Symposium sessions and related activities?  
How/when will we share symposium results with other colleagues?

Last Few Minutes of Text Chat Transcript July 23, 2010 Pre-Session:

Steve Gilbert, TLT Group: (15:21) How can we enable and encourage likely symposium paritcipants to invite each 1 otgher colleague to aprticipate who is NOT ins the 1st 10%;  and how do we engage those 2nd 10% folks in helping to explain how to reach them and what they need to share with collegaues too.  as
Steve Gilbert, TLT Group: (15:22) Beyond just inviting the next 5%....
John Munro, Univ of Virgin Island: (15:22) learn how to share as you learn what/things to share
Steve Gilbert, TLT Group: (15:22) Deal directly, overtly with such colleagues about BOTH the imporvement(s) in T/L  AND helping us figure out how better to support this kind of sharing!
John Munro, Univ of Virgin Island: (15:23) ur welcome    
John Munro, Univ of Virgin Island: (15:23) glad I lurked

Chat Transcript (sans private msgs)

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