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March 28, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – March 27, 2017

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March 27, 2017
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NEWS&NOTESThe purpose of each weekly issue is to provide information and to engage members in the diverse opportunities and activities of your association.

MEMBER INPUT SURVEY 2017. At this time the AECT Leadership is interested in hearing member feedback and input to consider adjustments to our organizational actions and activities. This survey will remain available until March 31, 2017. Your responses will be aggregated with all others and will not be individually identified.Please help us out!

AECT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION. We are pleased to announce the 2017 AECT Design and Development Competition for promising instructional design research by graduate students working with mentors in the Design and Development Division. AECT is specifically interested in promoting collaboration and mentoring within the professional community. Review the guidelines and the 2017 Problem Statement to prepare your Team’s Submission.

FOUNDATION NEWS. The Foundation has received the final articles of incorporation for our name change to: Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Foundation. We believe this better represents the purpose of the non-profit organization for charitable and educational purposes that has made a substantial commitment in support of AECT.  In addition to awarding scholarships, internships, and fellowships, the Foundation funds leadership-training programs for AECT for all of our members.

SUMMER SYMPOSIUM. A symposium is planned to allow interested writers to participate in a peer-review process related to submissions to the new Journal of Formative Design in Learning. The journal has issued a call for papers, with a deadline for abstracts of March 30, 2017. The symposium will be held July 22-23 at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida (room rate starting at $79). Details can be found on the AECT website. Of course, the journal is open to receive manuscript submissions at any time. Instructions for authors, aims and scope, editorial board, and other information is provided on the journal homepage.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The AECT Summer Board & Leadership Meeting will be held July 24-25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida, with a great room rate starting at $79. Details regarding registration will follow soon. To make your hotel reservation click here. If you need additional assistance booking your room, please call 888-421-1442.

REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE! The 2017 AECT International Convention early-bird registration is now available. Member registrations and nonmember registrations can save $150. Deadline is May 31, 2017.  See the AECT website for registration and hotel information.

AECT/SPRINGER BOOKS & BRIEFS. Creating Reusable Learning Objects, by Joseph Frantiska, Jr. This brief examines and explores the reuse of learning objects to enhance students’ learning experiences. The author details the difficulties of reusing learning objects, or the Reusability Paradox, and how to create more flexible learning objects. The brief also proposes a methodology to minimize limitations and therefore maximize a learning object’s utility across a number of fields. Check out all the AECT/Springer Books & Briefs titles available.

Bookmark the AECT website and make it your go-to place for information about your professional association. Check in often. There’s always something new!


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Distance-Educator.com Free e-Newsletter 3/27/17

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Teachers participate in social networking sites to share knowledge and collaborate with other teachers to create education-related content. In this study we selected several communities in order to better understand the networks that these participants establish in Twitter and the role that the social network plays in their activity within the community, especially related with […]

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Kansas State University’s Selection of Mediasite Leads to Explosive Growth in Campus Video Usage

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Millions of tweets analyzed to measure perceived trustworthiness By scanning 66 million tweets linked to nearly 1,400 real-world events, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have built a language model that identifies words and phrases that lead to strong or weak perceived levels of credibility on Twitter. Their findings suggest that the words of millions of […]

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LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At Adobe Summit, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) will reveal its latest innovations in areas including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and the Internet of Things (IoT) during the annual “Summit Sneaks.” Hosted bySaturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon, attendees will get a sneak peek at new technologies designed to dramatically improve customer experience. Fueling […]

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March 27, 2017

Would You Rather…The Dentist Or A DBA?

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NCVPS E-lert – March 23, 2017 – Spring Edition VIII (Progress Reports Posted Today!) –

A newsletter from yesterday.

Districts and Charter Schools,
Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district’s and school’s e-learning efforts. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
NCVPS E-lert – March 23, 2017 – Spring Edition VIII (Progress Reports Posted Today!)

CalendarCheckCalendar Check
Spring 2017
 
Start Dates
Early Calendar: Jan. 4
Traditional Calendar:  Jan. 23
Last Day to Drop and Add
Early Calendar: Jan. 18
Traditional Calendar: Feb. 8
This is the last day districts and schools can drop students with no penalty for the student and no cost for the district or charter.
See our calendar for progress report dates. We post updates every two weeks throughout the semester.
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Current E-lert News

Greetings!

The last day to register for credit recovery courses and to transfer in students is Friday, March 24.
We posted our latest progress reports in the registration system today. This is for all classes.
We hope to open registration in late March or early April. We are still working on some final details for registration.
Updated This Week
Important From Last Week!
In addition, be sure to check out all of our tips and reminders in this week’s e-lert.

ELAYeaerELA of the Year Nominees Announced

Our search for this year’s E-Learning Advisor of the Year is underway!

NCVPS teachers and staff members have nominated educators at the school or district level who have a positive impact on their NCVPS students.

Nominations have included individuals working in various roles such as the e-learning advisor, lab facilitator, EC coordinator, data manager, principal, and even the district e-learning coordinator.

We are proud to announce the following names of educators who were nominated

Kendra Hargett-Chamblee – Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools – Carrboro High School
Robin Lamb – Orange County Schools – Cedar Ridge High School

Katy Bradley – Rutherford County Schools – Rutherford Co Early College

Neal Dorow – New Hanover County Schools – Eugene Ashley High School

Debra Almanza – Jones County Schools – Jones Middle School

Nartarshia Sharpe – Wake County Public School System – Crossroads Flex

Brenda Drye – Union County Public Schools UCPS District Office

Deborah Dishman – Caldwell County Schools – Oak Hill Elementary School

Deborah Ellis – Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools – East Chapel Hill High School

Todd Cardwell – Caldwell County Schools – Gamewell Middle School

Aileen Will – Carteret County Public Schools – East Carteret High School

Matthew French – Guilford County Schools – Early Middle College at Guilford Tech Community College Jamestown

Amanda Housand – Union Academy Charter School – Union Academy Charter School

EarlyCalendarOCSEarly Calendar Phase Out / OCS Update

As you may know, NCVPS will be phasing out all Early Calendar course offerings during the 2017-2018 school year.  Please know that throughout this transitional period, NCVPS remains committed to partnering with our districts and schools to meet the needs of students.
Fall 2017: OCS courses will continue to be offered in both the Early Calendar and Traditional Calendar formats. No other courses will be offered in the Fall Early Calendar.
Spring 2018: Beginning with the Spring 2018 semester, OCS courses (and all other NCVPS courses) will only be available in the Traditional Calendar format.  However, our NCVPS teachers are prepared to work closely with your school’s co-teachers to provide “lesson plans” for students who may be online and ready to go before our Traditional Calendar OCS courses begin.  Additionally, we are able to adjust pacing as needed to ensure course end dates meet the needs of your specific school.
Yearlong 2017-2018: Fall 2017 will be the last time that schools will have the option to enroll into Yearlong OCS courses in both the Early Calendar or Traditional Calendar format. Moving forward, Yearlong OCS courses will only be available in the Traditional Calendar format.

Why is NCVPS Making This Change?

Over the past several years, we have seen a steady decline in Early Calendar enrollments, including Early Calendar OCS enrollments. While the Early Calendar offerings have been welcomed by some of our district partners, managing the set up and implementation of these separate calendar courses has proven to be extremely taxing to NCVPS resources for the few students impacted. By consolidating our calendars, we are able to more effectively serve students across the state.

Again, please know that NCVPS remains committed to working with each of our schools to make this transition smooth.
For questions or concerns, please contact Wendy Kraft, Director of OCS, at wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.gov

NCVPSAPCodeNCVPS Code for AP Tests

We would like to request that ELAs contact their school’s AP testing coordinator to remind them about the NCVPS school code when students take their AP tests.
Please have students input the NCVPS code (045) into the ‘Online Provider Code’ found on page 1, item G, of the student’s AP answer sheet during administration of the exam. This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of their May 2017 test scores for our records. These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS.

calendarandcatalogNCVPS Calendars and Catalog

Be sure to check out our Summer School Guide at this link.
We have a new format for our course catalog. Please view our new catalog at this link.

Early Calendar Courses

Please note that we are phasing out our early calendar. We will only offer early calendar courses in the fall of 2017, and that will only be for OCS courses. We typically have low enrollment numbers for early calendar, and this puts a strain on our teacher pool as teachers have a limit in the number of sections they can teach. An early calendar section of a course may only have seven students in it, but a traditional calendar section may have 25-30 students in it. So the early calendar offering greatly impacts the number of students we can serve.
We are sorry for this inconvenience, but our teachers, of course, will work with early calendar students to help them finish their courses early if they need to.

Spring2017Spring 2017 Updates

CurrentEnrollOptionsCurrent Enrollment Options

Our Spring 2017 enrollment has closed. However, we still have a number of options for schools.
Credit Recovery: Credit recovery enrollment will remain open until March 24, 2017 Schools can continue to enroll in credit recovery courses that have open seats.

OCS: Schools can continue to enroll in existing OCS sections throughout the semester. We cannot open new sections at this time.
1/2 Credit Health and 1/2 Credit PE Courses: Registration for our 2nd 9-week health courses will remain open until March 21.
Transfer Students: We are now accepting transfers for students who meet our transfer criteria. Transfer students must already be enrolled in a traditional course at the school with an instructor AND have a grade to transfer in with. If a student has a grade to transfer in with, open a ticket with our virtual support center, and include this information:
Student’s Name:
Course Needed:
Is course Year long or Block?
Grade Level:
Numeric Transfer Grade:
The school’s support plan if student does not have a passing transfer grade:
Reason for Transfer:
Student’s School:
Student’s PowerSchool Number:
Student’s Email: (do not use ELA’s email address)
Student’s Phone Number:
Does the student have an IEP? (yes/no):
Does the student have a 504 Plan? (yes/no):
Is the student an English Language (EL) learner? (yes/no):
Parent Contact information:
We are able to accept transfer students through March 24, 2017, for traditional calendar courses.
Flex Learning (formerly Mastery Learning): Our Flex Learning program will help students who have a special or hardship situation. If any of the above options work for a student, you will need to use those options, but when you are out of options, check out the details here for Flex Learning enrollment.

GradeReportUpdatesGrade Report Updates
Report Card

 CurrentGradesWhat Grades Are Currently Posted?
March 23: Progress Reports Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
March 30: Final Grades for 9-week Health and 9-week PE Courses Posted in the NCVPS Registration System

ReportOverviewReporting Overview

See how your students are progressing! We post progress reports every two weeks in the registration system. These are unweighted grades.
Only our final grade report is a weighted grade report.
NCVPS posts student status reports after the third and seventh days of class. These reports indicate if students have logged in or not to their NCVPS courses. These reports are early warning indicators for schools.

CanvasAppCanvas App for Parents

Canvas App for Parents
Parents and facilitators can now download the CanvasParent app in both the iTunes and  Google Play stores.

Parents and facilitators will need student login information to set up their parent accounts. This will have to come from the school. NCVPS cannot supply login credentials to parents or facilitators. Check with your school’s e-learning advisor (ELA).
The Canvas Parent app is designed to provide visibility into a student’s progress at a glance. Canvas Parent allows both parents and facilitators to:

  • View assignment descriptions and due dates
  • Set reminders for assignments
  • View assignment grades
  • View course grades
  • Set grade alerts
  • View course announcements
Here are several helpful links:
Parents and facilitators can also use the Parent Portal online. Directions on how to use the portal are here.

NCFETEstingNCFE Testing Update
Please remember that districts and charter schools must test all students enrolled in NCVPS courses that have a North Carolina Final Exam. This includes OCS courses that are taught jointly between the LEA and NCVPS.

Twenty-eight courses have NCFEs:
English 1, 3, 4
American History: Civics, World History, American History 1 and 2
Physical Science, Earth/Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics
Math 2, Math 3, Advanced Functions and Modeling, Pre-Calculus
Please check your rosters to see if you have students enrolled in these courses with NCVPS. You will need to administer the NCFE test to them. You do not need to report the scores back to NCVPS, but you will need it to determine the final grade for students in those courses.
DPI’s Accountability Services will communicate with districts and charters about the testing windows.

RepordcardUpdateNCVPS Report Card Update
Beginning Fall 2016, NCVPS will no longer report two grading period averages for students. Instead, NCVPS will report cumulative progress reports every two weeks. At the end of the semester, we will report a Final Course Work grade.
In the past, our weighted grades for report cards looked like this:
First Grading Period: 37.5%
Second Grading Period: 37.5%
Final Exam/Project: 25%
*Schools administered EOC and CTE Exams and averaged in those scores with our two grading period averages.
Now, our weighted grades will look like this:
Final Course Work Grade: 75%
Final Exam/Project: 25%
*Schools now administer EOC, NCFE, and CTE Exams and average in those scores with our Final Course Work grade.
As always, schools may recalculate grades if the district policy has different weights for the final exams.
NOTE: NCVPS progress report grades are not weighted grades. Therefore, our progress report grades would not be accurate for schools to use when they are generating their weighted Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 or Midterm and End term (or whatever variation a district might use) report card grades. The school’s final averages and NCVPS’s final course work grade will not match each other when districts do this.
A number of districts are only entering NCVPS grades at the end of the term. Districts use a similar method when students take courses at the local community college. These districts are sending home separate NCVPS progress reports when they mail home progress reports, Quarter 1, or Midterm grades.

NCVPS Resources
OnlineSuccessTips

NCVPS teachers have a lot of great tips to share with online students and the support crews who facilitate their learning. “They know a thing or two because they’ve seen a thing or two.”
Having students save their work is an important step in protecting hours of hard work and the effort they have made in their NCVPS course. We have a plan for them, which utilizes sound internet backup and security procedures. Read the details on our website here.

Tech Updates
ChromebookUpdateChromebook Update
Google Chromebooks are currently supported for NCVPS Courses.
Google Chromebook and Chrome OS are possible options for you to consider to support your learning at NCVPS. While NCVPS learning environments are fully compatible with Google Chromebooks, some third party content within your courses may not yet be updated to meet the requirements set forth within the Chrome Operating System. If you experience an interruption in your learning, please open a help desk ticket at help.ncvps.com and we will make reasonable accommodations to support your learning experience.
Students are able to open a help ticket with our Virtual Support Center when they are logged into Canvas.
When “Page Not Found” appears users should open a Virtual Support tickets by clicking on the ? Help button then clicking on “Enter a NCVPS Help Desk Ticket.”
Password Reset
If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket to access the new password or click on “Forgot Password”.
When requesting help regarding a course it always easier for tech support to respond quickly if we have the specific section name, for example:
CourseSec01Sum16
When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:
  • Student’s first & last name
  • PowerSchool ID number (This will help ensure we have the correct student)
  • School name (full name, i.e. Eastern Mills High School, not EMHS)
  • Course name – if the student is already enrolled,  include specific section, i.e. CourseSec01Sum16.
If you need a new student account for a student who is new to PowerSchool (not just transferring schools), include the following:
  • Your full school name (i.e. Eastern Mills High School, not EMHS)
  • The student’s first and last name
  • The student’s PowerSchool ID number
  • The student’s email address
  • The student’s phone number (the contact number this will be in PowerSchool)
  • Does the student have an IEP? Yes/No
  • Does the student have a 504 Plan? Yes/No
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 
After you submit a ticket to the Virtual Support Center, you will receive a ticket confirmation and resolution via email. To expedite your resolution, please do not reply to the email. The email will have a link in it for your response. Please click on that link (see below).
This will put the ticket right back in the queue of the person who is working on your ticket. If you reply to the email, then that will have to be manually put into the ticket, and that can delay the process by several hours.
In Canvas:
Click on “settings” on your name in the upper right side of your course.
Click on “Add Email Address” under Ways to Contact on the right of screen.
Add your correct email if Canvas is not displaying your correct email.
Click on “Register email.”
Click the star next to your correct email address.
javaflashUpdatesJAVA and Flash Updates
Please update your Java to Version Java 8, Update 111.
Head to http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp and follow the instructions from there.

Please go to the following link to update Adobe Flash Player to the latest Version 23.0.0.207

 
Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for Canvas. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following page:  https://ncvps.instructure.com/login/canvas/
In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:
Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/
 
 
For additional information, please see our Tech Requirements:
http://ncvps.org/technology-requirements

Course Catalogues
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.
VendorApprovedUpdatesVendor Approved Courses

In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.

Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title – Vendor)

Courses – Vendor
American History 1 – Florida Virtual
Biology – Florida Virtual
Chemistry – Florida Virtual
Exploring Career Decisions – OdysseyWare
Latin 1 – Florida Virtual
Math 1 – Florida Virtual
Spanish 4 – Florida Virtual
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CIDER Session March 29, 2017

Note this webinar next week.

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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to our upcoming CIDER session on March 29, 2017. This free, online session will feature Connie Blomgren of Athabasca University, Verena Roberts of Rocky View, and additional project contributors, in the launch of a new series of podcasts and videos on open educational resources in K-12 education.

Title: Multiply K-12 OER

For various reasons including costs, it is expected that the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) within K-12 is likely to take hold rapidly. Educating in-service teachers through the Multiply K-12 OER podcasts and video series thereby addresses an identified need of higher educational institutions and of the teaching profession.

The thirteen podcasts and three videos from the Multiply K-12 OER project include interviews with TJ Bliss, Michael Canuel, Beatriz de los Arcos, Bill Fitzgerald, Bronwyn Hegarty, Royce Kimmons, Randy LaBonte, Rory McGreal, David Porter, James Swanson, and Sarah Weston.

This session will be the official launch of these podcasts and videos, providing an opportunity to hear the design team describe their process in creating these media and discuss key aspects of the project such as accessibility and Universal Design. It is anticipated that a number of project contributors will be in attendance.

When: Wednesday, March 29, 201711am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:
https://athabascau.adobeconnect.com/cider

Registration is not required; all are welcome. For more information on CIDER and our Sessions, please visit our website:
http://cider.athabascau.ca

Pre-configuration:
Please note that it is important to set up your system prior to the event. Make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the conferencing software. The Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Flash Player; allow time for this update by joining the session 10 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.

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