National Educational Technology Plan (NETP)

When: Thursday, November 5, 2009 6pm Second Life Time
Where: Second Life at ISTE Island Events
Event support is coming from ISTE, Metanomics and the University of Michigan.

The federal government of the United States of America has assembled an 18 person team to update and revise the National Education Technology Plan. Their report deadline is November 11, 2009. There will be a community meeting in Second Life for educational technology stakeholders to provide input into the planning process. Currently, we expect that a representative of the national team will be present as an observer at the SL event.

The event coordinator is Perplexity Peccable (RL: Patricia F. Anderson, Perplexity is the University of Michigan Emerging Technologies Librarian for the Health Sciences, and the community manager for Wolverine Island in SL. Contact Perplexity for more information or to volunteer support or services for this event.

Information on prior versions of the plan is available here:
National Educational Technology Plan: http ://

Information on the current planning process is available here:
National Educational Technology Plan: https ://

The team is seeking input from the public. You can join the conversation on their website here.
Opportunities for Input: https ://

“If you had five minutes to talk with President Obama about educational technology, what would you say?”

The key topic discussion points are these.

* Learning: Providing unprecedented access to high-quality learning experiences.
* Assessment: Measuring what really matters and providing the information that enables continuous improvement at all levels of the education system.
* Teaching: New ways to support those who support learning.
* Productivity: Redesigning systems and processes to free up education system resources to support learning.

4 Sims allocated for this meeting, all at the ISTE site:





If any CSU Chico faculty or staff would like to attend this virtual conference, please contact Ann Steckel in the Technology & Learning Program at X6780.

TILT: Assessment Strategies for Vista

Learn how Rovane Younger of the CSU, Chico Construction Management Department has used Blackboard Vista to assess student learning.
This presentation was given on Wednesday, October 28
Presenter: Rovane Younger

In this TILT session, Rovane Younger details the process his department has gone through to assess student learning using Blackboard Vista. His presentation includes examples of test questions, testing scenarios, setting changes and recommendations, as well as what his department hopes to accomplish in the future.

View the Archive of the Presentation

Strategies and Implications for Open Access

Educause Live! offered a free session today, and you can watch the archive!
What it’s about:
In the past decade, the proliferation of Web 2.0 tools for sharing and creating knowledge, coupled with the creation of open-access journals, databases, and archives across the web, has begun to redefine the concept of “openness” in higher education. Advocates of the open-access campaign argue that free, virtual access to scholarly works and research advance scientific discovery and lead to faster knowledge dissemination and richer research collaborations, throwing open the doors that once restricted knowledge sharing and exploration. Critics of the movement have doubted its economic sustainability and raised concerns about its impact on peer review. Regardless, open access requires a new examination of campus copyright and publishing policy. Join us as we discuss the strategies and definitions behind open access and its implications for campus IT, librarians, administrators, and policy offices. To view the archive, click on this link.

TILT: Getting Student Feedback with Bb Vista Surveys

TILT logoWednesday, October 14 POSTPONED – DATE TBA
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Presenter: Dr. Janja Lalich, CSU, Chico Sociology Professor

In this TILT session, Janja Lalich will show participants a survey she has created in Vista to obtain feedback about text selections, course curriculum, and class procedures. This session will include examples of survey questions, the basics of survey setup, as well as interpreting the results.

Three Ways To Attend:

Live – Come to MLIB 31 and participate in the audience
Online – Log in via the Guest Access Link
After The Fact – View the Archive