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Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying an amazing summer (or winter) and are ready to get things really moving in a couple short weeks.

It was recently brought to my attention by someone in the community that posts were being made here that appeared to be educationally motivated but were in fact thinly veiled attempts to drum up business.

There is nothing wrong with that, under the appropriate circumstances. This specific forum is not one of those circumstances.

Over the last year, the ELD Executive Board, and our Communications and Social Media Committee, have been working on community guidelines for interaction. The Executive Board approved those guidelines recently and they'll be posted to our web site shortly. A link to that page will be available in all of our social media channels and other platforms.

As Executive Director of ELD, I can't tell you how much is means to me, and the other Executive Board members, that you have chosen to be part of this community. Our goal is to ensure you have the best experience and I encourage you to reach out to me personally with any concerns, questions, thoughts or ideas. Without the community, there is no ELD.

To our Emerging Learning Design community,

It is with great sadness that we inform our community of the passing of Megan McNally Nacy one of ELD’s Executive Board members. Megan was an exceptional leader who was an active, integral and highly respected member of our Executive Board and the ELD community.

Her work as Director of the ADP center at Montclair State University made a real difference for educators, both in higher education and K-12. Anyone who attended ELD in the last few years knew Megan because she supported ELDc with the well-run space our sessions were held in, her talented and attentive staff, and her ever-willingness to help.

Those of us who had the honor and privilege of working with her are at a loss for words and profoundly saddened. She was a experienced and self-motivated education technology professional whose impact will continue to be felt.

The College of Education and Human Services, for whom Megan worked, has established The Megan Nacy ADP Center Fund to honor Megan's impact on and dedication to the ADP Center for Learning Technologies. Her family has suggested that donations to this fund would be a good way for people to make a gesture to honor Megan's life.

Anyone who wishes to donate can write a check made payable to the Montclair State Foundation and put The Megan Nacy ADP Fund in the memo line. Checks can be sent to Montclair State University Foundation 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. For credit card payments, call 973-655-3060.

With deepest sympathy,

The Emerging Learning Design Executive Board

AJ Kelton
Veronica Armour
Catherine Baird
Jeff Bergin
Michelle Brannen
Michael Dixon
C.L. Eddins
Charles Elliott
Jerry Alan Fails
Kirk McDermid
Karen Schrier
Teresa Slobuski
Ralph Vacca

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Keep updated with #OLCwELD on social media this week!

We understand that not everyone is able to attend #OLCwELD, but we still want you to be a part of the experience!

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for live updates on what’s happening at OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design!

Don’t forget to use and search for our hashtag #OLCwELD to keep up and engage in conversation!

You can find our social media pages at @ELDConf on Twitter and Emerging Learning Design on Facebook

If you’re still interested in last minute registration, you can follow the link at bit.ly/olcweld or register at the door. Only credit card or check is accepted for registration payment.


Join our digital community Google Group at bit.ly/eldcommunity
Join us on Facebook for ELDc and ELDj, Google+, and Twitter!
Use the hashtag #OLCwELD for the conference, #eldj for the journal.

ELDc believes that when innovative and intellectual practices stimulate a students and educators ability to learn, the learning environment is enhanced. When teaching, learning, and technology converge we find the potential for an inclusive learning experience that is both engaging and connected to curricular needs, without being dated.


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It’s not too late to register for #OLCwELD

There’s still time to register for OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design. Not only can you register and pay online at bit.ly/olcweld, you are also able to register and pay at the door! However, we can only accept credit card or check through either registration method.

Can’t make #OLCwELD? That’s not a problem! We’ll be posting material from the event online after the conference is over. In order to stay updated, follow our social media pages and google group!

So what are you waiting for? Register for OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design today! Click below on ‘Register Today’ or follow the link at bit.ly/olcweld. See you in 6 days!




Join our digital community Google Group at bit.ly/eldcommunity
Join us on Facebook for ELDc and ELDj, Google+, and Twitter!
Use the hashtag #OLCwELD for the conference, #eldj for the journal.

ELDc believes that when innovative and intellectual practices stimulate a students and educators ability to learn, the learning environment is enhanced. When teaching, learning, and technology converge we find the potential for an inclusive learning experience that is both engaging and connected to curricular needs, without being dated.

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Active Learning Presentations at #OLCwELD

Our list of active learning presentations is the most diverse yet! Presentation styles with this keyword include workshops, concurrents, Sparks! and even our keynote! Get the most out of active learning at OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design May 31st to June 2nd.

Level Up Your Instruction: Creative Approaches to Designing Classroom Games by Camille Chesley and Tarida Anantachai

Civic Engagement and Design: Connecting Students with the Local Community by Karen Schrier

Applying the Principles of Learning Science to Online and Hybrid Course Design by Elliott King

Turning Homework on its Head-Deeper Learning by Putting Students in Charge by Michael Bieber and Jeffrey Hsu

Teaching EFL Pronunciation Through Audiovisual Remixes of Children’s Tales by Maria Dolores Orta Gonzàlez

Social Network of Early English Drama by Adam Rzepka


To register for #OLCwELD, click on “Register Today” above or below, or follow the link at bit.ly/olcweld. Time is ticking! There’s only 9 days left until the event so secure your spot today!


Join our digital community Google Group at bit.ly/eldcommunity
Join us on Facebook for ELDc and ELDj, Google+, and Twitter!
Use the hashtag #OLCwELD for the conference, #eldj for the journal.

ELDc believes that when innovative and intellectual practices stimulate a students and educators ability to learn, the learning environment is enhanced. When teaching, learning, and technology converge we find the potential for an inclusive learning experience that is both engaging and connected to curricular needs, without being dated.


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Find Personalized Learning Options at #OLCwELD

At OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design, we have 5 concurrent sessions all centered around personalized learning. Take a look at them below!

Students’ Choice: Personalized Learning in Online Courses by Deborah Nagler
Too hot, cold or just right: Technology for numeracy in the non-STEM class by Jonathan Howell
Beyond the Text: Converging Current Events and Digital Technology by Frank Longo and Lisa Johnston
Learning in Commons: Developing a Social Network as a Learning Environment by Gerald Ardito
Look Mum! No Courses! Reimagining a Games Development Education by Robert Grigg

To see these awesome presentations for yourself, click “Register Today” above or follow the link at bit.ly/olcweld.


Join our digital community Google Group at bit.ly/eldcommunity
Join us on Facebook for ELDc and ELDj, Google+, and Twitter!
Use the hashtag #OLCwELD for the conference, #eldj for the journal.

ELDc believes that when innovative and intellectual practices stimulate a students and educators ability to learn, the learning environment is enhanced. When teaching, learning, and technology converge we find the potential for an inclusive learning experience that is both engaging and connected to curricular needs, without being dated.






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ELD and NMC Digital Humanities Options

Digital Humanities (DH) is not just a buzzword recently created to bolster flagging interest in the humanities. Branching off of humanities computing, changes in technology over the last few decades has opened the door for bold and interesting new research, scholarship, and pedagogy.

With collaboration being a key theme of the Digital Humanities, the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Emerging Learning Design (ELD) are working together to start our own conversation in this area. Below find detailed information on:

May 30: Free Digital Humanities Workshop (Montclair, NJ)
For those directing or coordinating digital humanities centers or efforts.
May 31-June 2: OLC Collaborate with ELD (Montclair, NJ)
A 3-day event where DH presentations make up 20% of the program
June 2: The Emerging Learning Design Journal
Publishes its special issue, focused on the digital humanities
June 13-15: NMC Summer Conference (Boston, MA)
20 presentations focused on digital humanities
November 8: (12:30 - 1:30 ET) NMC Beyond the Horizon > Digital Humanities Today
An online panel discussion hosted by NMC and ELD, designed around defining digital humanities in today’s higher education environment. Moderated by AJ Kelton. (Virtual Event)

> Learn more and register
http://www.nmc.org/category/eld-nmc-digital-humanities/



Join our digital community Google Group at bit.ly/eldcommunity
Join us on Facebook for ELDc and ELDj, Google+, and Twitter!
Use the hashtag #OLCwELD for the conference, #eldj for the journal.

ELDc believes that when innovative and intellectual practices stimulate a students and educators ability to learn, the learning environment is enhanced. When teaching, learning, and technology converge we find the potential for an inclusive learning experience that is both engaging and connected to curricular needs, without being dated.




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Join the ELD Digital Community in our New Google Group!

Emerging Learning Design is excited to announce our brand new Google Group! We’re expanding our digital community and we want you to be a part of it!

To join our group, follow the link at bit.ly/eldcommunity. Click “Apply for Membership” and your request will be sent for approval. We are so excited to have you join us!



Join our digital community Google Group at bit.ly/eldcommunity
Join us on Facebook for ELDc and ELDj, Google+, and Twitter!
Use the hashtag #OLCwELD for the conference, #eldj for the journal.

ELDc believes that when innovative and intellectual practices stimulate a students and educators ability to learn, the learning environment is enhanced. When teaching, learning, and technology converge we find the potential for an inclusive learning experience that is both engaging and connected to curricular needs, without being dated.




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