“Textbook Cost: $0” classes are classes with zero out of pocket costs for textbooks, supplemental course materials, access codes, etc. can be designated Textbook Cost: $0.
Textbook Cost: $0 classes may incorporate Open Educational Resources (OERs), online resources, library resources, faculty-authored materials, or any combination of no-cost resources. Therefore, it is required to have Internet access to use these course materials.
Welcome to Open Education Week at Leeward CC! The Leeward CC OER Committee is excited to promote Open Education Week and we hope you join us in raising awareness about free and open educational resources (OER). Look for our posters around campus!
This week, you will receive a daily email highlighting how OER are benefiting students and instructors at Leeward CC. “Open Education seeks to scale up educational opportunities by taking advantage of the power of the internet, allowing rapid and essentially free dissemination, and enabling people around the world to access knowledge, connect and collaborate” (Open Education Week).
Hear from one of our Leeward CC instructors, Ross Higa, Assistant Professor of Management, share how using OER has benefited his students and how he has become an advocate of OER by encouraging his peers and colleagues to use OER.
Join the Leeward CC OER Committee in celebrating Open Education Week from March 20-24, 2017! (We’re celebrating a week early due to Spring Break that week.) In the spirit of Open Education Week, on March 20-24, you’ll receive a daily email featuring an open education related story to promote and inform you about being open in education.
Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.
The idea of free and open sharing in education is not new. In fact, sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built.
Open is key; open allows not just access, but the freedom to modify and use materials, information and networks so education can be personalized to individual users or woven together in new ways for diverse audiences, large and small.
Please help to spread the word and raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities during Open Education Week. You can also share on social media using #openeducationwk and #book$0. If you have something to share or would like to leave us a comment, please do so on our posts. Mahalo!
Leeward CC continues to provide our students with high quality course materials with zero out of pocket costs, saving our students hundreds and thousands of dollars. We wanted to share this semester’s statistics with you in this fun, and easy to understand infographic.
255 “Textbook Cost: $0” CRN (sections) or 21% of all CRNs (up from 217 last semester)
4739 students enrolled in “Textbook Cost: $0” classes (up from 4194 last semester)
For more information on the overall Open Educational Resources initiative, please visit the project website.
As announced earlier, Learning Management Presentations will be this week and next. If you plan to view the presentations using the live streaming option, it is highly recommended you test your device prior to the scheduled presentation time. You will need to enable Flash to view the live stream.
Last week, you were invited to attend presentations by Learning Management System (LMS) Vendors (refer to original blog post). In addition to live presentation at UH Manoa, via HITS in LC-108A at Leeward, it will also be streamed in real-time. Use your desktop computer or mobile device to access the livestream via this link.
In December, a blog post announced the University of Hawaii System has started the process of reviewing Learning Management System (LMS). As part of the process, LMS Vendors have been invited to present and answer questions. If you are interested in learning more about each of the LMS platforms, you are invited to the following sessions: Note: sessions for most vendors are being offered more than once.
Monday, Feb 13 @ 12:30 pm – Desire2Learn (D2L)
Monday, Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – Schoology
Tuesday, Feb 14 @ 12:30 pm – Desire2Learn (D2L)
Tuesday, Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – Blackboard
Wednesday, Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – Blackboard
Thursday, Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – Sakai (Longsite)
Tuesday, Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – Canvas
Wednesday, Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – Canvas
Presentations will be at UH Manoa Campus, Kuykendall. We are planning to have these presentations available via HITS in the Educational Media Center, LC-108B. The most current schedule is posted at https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/lms/.
New in Laulima Forums – profile photo and grading and statistics!
Forums now has the ability for everyone to show their profile photo next to the posts you authored. To add your photo, go to Laulima > My Workspace > Profile and upload your photo there. This adds a personal touch to online synchronous discussions when you can see the person’s photo of who you’re conversing with.
Add profile photo
Statistics & Grading
The Statistics & Grading feature allows the instructor to see activity statistics such as how many posts a student authored and read. (Although, I’m not too sure how accurate the “read”/”unread” statistic is since you have to manually click the “Mark all as read” button when you open a thread to mark it as “read”.) With this feature, you can view statistics for each student/user or by topic. It also makes grading easier because there’s a link to input the grade right there, too, that’s connected to the Gradebook tool. (Note: You must add a gradebook item for your discussions in the Gradebook tool before you’re able to input grades from the Forums tool.)
Forums stats view by User
Forums stats view by “Topic”
Click here to learn more (complete with screenshots) and check it out in your Laulima sites!
Are you looking for a simple way to record attendance in your face-to-face or online course? The Laulima Attendance tool might be just the tool for you. Did you know that for every course section you teach (face-to-face or online) a Laulima course shell (with roster) is created?
With the Attendance tool enabled you can:
Quickly print a functional sign-in sheet that you can use to check people in (without technology).
Quickly take attendance on the fly without paper by clicking “Take Attendance Now”.
You may wish to customize the tool to your situation by:
Customizing the criteria (example: Present, Absent, Excused, Late, Left Early, Comment).
Setting up your Attendance Items in advance (vs. on the fly) by clicking on “Attendance Items” and entering a Name, Date & Time (repeat for each planned class meeting).
Grade Attendance and send it to Laulima Gradebook
Lastly once you begin using the tool you can view statistics by Attendance Item (ex. by class meeting) or by Student (ex. student’s record of attendance)
Over the 2016 winter break, ITS Laulima Support ugraded Laulima to v10.7. There are subtle interface changes and some bigger changes like new features added. Check out the list of changes here. Some highlights include:
Peer assessment on submissions
Ability to send email notification to students when their grade is released and re-submission is available
Last Date of Attendance can be added to Course Grades which can then upload directly to MyUH when you publish grades from Laulima