Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC)
LTDC Meeting Minutes from April 17, 2000
Kathy Christoph, UW-Madison
Pat Fellows, UW-Colleges
Margy Ingram, UW-Stout
Bob Kaleta, UW-Milwaukee
Anne Marie Paulukonis, UW Oshkosh
Patricia Ploetz, UW-Stevens Point
April Reed, UW-Green Bay
Donna Raleigh, UW-Eau Claire
M. Kayt Sunwood, UW-Superior
Anthony Valentine, UW-Platteville
Katherine Gromm, UW-Milwaukee
Carolyn Douglas, UW-Milwaukee
Hal Schlais, OLIT, UW System
Glenda Morgan, OLIT, UW System
Introductions - Those present introduced themselves to the group
Distance Education Study Group Update
- The committee has expanded its focus to include more than just distance education issues within the UW System.
- Technology is used in a variety of ways, not just for online learning.
- There is a need to communicate with stakeholders outside the UW System; representatives of those organizations have been invited to attend meetings.
- Stevens Point and the Colleges are experimenting with Burstware
- Campuses not represented on DE Study Group should refer to the website
- Learning Bias Presentation is tomorrow morning
Distributed Knowledge Base - AnnMarie Paulukonis
- AnnMarie and Jane are working to populate a Blackboard site with information.
- Updating could become a headache
- Questions include:
- Who will be responsible for maintaining the site?
- Should those who have information to contribute be trained to upload their shared information?
- Should this "course" be moved to a separate server and all LTDC-ers be registered as coursebuilders?
- Should we set aside money to develop learning modules that can be shared with each other and used to leverage money from the Co-Lab?
- The Ideas Database (www.ideas.wisconsin.edu) is primarily for K-12. Maybe it could be reworked to fit our needs for $$.
- We will make decisions about continuing the Blackboard Knowledge Base at the summer conference
LTDC Summer Conference
It was determined that the summer conference should be held in July at UW-Eau Claire and be one day in length. An alternate format could be an online conference.
We will make decisions about continuing the Blackboard Knowledge Base at the conference.
Colleges - Curriculum Redesign Grant received to establish a Learning Technology Lab on each campus. Faculty and staff will be trained in June. Money will come from the Deans to maintain the labs.
Green Bay - April Reed will be leaving. Andy Speth will take over as the WebCT Administrator. At this time, everything else is unknown.
Stevens Point - The first student multimedia lab was opened in January, 2000, for streaming video, etc. There are College Support Team Members (CSTM), located in each College that are the first ones to respond when a faculty/staff member has a question. Patricia helps when the CSTM can't help with the situation.
Platteville - Seven faculty will be developing materials on WebCT and Blackboard and will be the "web utility experts" in their colleges.
Eau Claire - CITI is currently staffed on an interim basis. Five faculty are developing on-line courses to be up and running by June 1, 2000. One trainer is retiring; they would like to hire an instructional developer. Will be doing joint programs with their MET (Computer Mediated .) and the CITI.
Superior - Kayt now reports to the new Dean of Faculty and there is better communication. They have been conducting teaching/learning roundtables with the UTIC representatives. There are extended degree courses developed in all three utilities; the faculty are very excited.
Oshkosh - Have been holding Brown Bag sessions on various subjects to a standing-room-only crowd! They will have a new director within the next few weeks.
Madison - Doing a pilot with 18 faculty called "How Can Technology Really Transform Learning?". School of Human Ecology is conducting a Web Camp. The student training program may be offered for credit.
Stout - Have completed two Web Camps for teaching faculty/staff. One week long during self-directed activity weeks. Will be offered in May, August, and January. New building well underway. The new Nakatani Lab will have 30 workstations - with NEW equipment. Learning Technology Services, of which the Nakatani Center is a part, has been incorporated into a new unit named "Stout Solutions."
Milwaukee - Hybrid Web Project (Curricular Redesign Grant) ramping up - to be online in January 2001. Will be conducting a Summer Institute at the end of the semester. Also holding shorter workshops, 50 minutes-90minutes in length, that cover basics.
Kathy Christoph (Madison) continues as Co-chair
Margy Ingram (Stout) elected new Co-chair (replacing April Reed who was chair-elect)
M. Kayt Sunwood (Superior), Pat Fellows (Colleges), AnnMarie Paulukonis (Oshkosh) elected as the 3 members at-large.
Pat Fellows elected chair-elect
AnnMarie Paulukonis elected secretary
Flashlight - Glenda
It was decided at the March Instructional Design Conference that we would buy a system license for the Flashlight program. Currently only the Student Evaluation piece is completed. If the Faculty Evaluation piece is completed, we will get that one also. The information will be sent to each campus as soon as we get the license.
Potential Conference - Glenda
There is a conference being discussed that would focus on pedagogy and involve campus representatives of EMTC, LTDC, and UTIC. It will most likely be held in February/March. More information as it becomes available.