National University Technology Network (NUTN) Membership for SLN & CPD Campuses

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National University Technology Network

We’re delighted to announce a new benefit of membership in the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) and/or the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD).  All campuses who are SLN and/or CPD members are now part of the SUNY system membership in the National University Technology Network (NUTN)  The NUTN Network is a professional association for higher education leaders involved in the use of technology in education.

NUTN Network members represent a widely diverse group of innovative leaders in the advancement of teaching and learning. NUTN recognizes that our member institutions are at many different points along the continuum of the implementation of educational technologies. The organization provides member institutions the opportunity for networking and collaboration to face the challenges for successful implementation of these technologies.

Through your membership in SLN and/or CPD, your institution is now a NUTN member institution.  Benefits of membership include:

·        Ability to identify up to five institutional contacts to receive NUTN listserv announcements and communications about NUTN activities and events.

·        Eligibility to be nominated to serve on the NUTN Network Advisory Board (one campus representative from a SUNY campus is eligible at any time).

·        NUTN Member rates at all NUTN sponsored conferences and events.

·        Participation in NUTN Committees and events sponsored by NUTN.

·        Information sharing and networking with NUTN colleagues.

·        Link to your institution’s website from the NUTN website.

·        Opportunity to be highlighted in one annual newsletter article to focus on a distance education project or breakthrough at your institution (one article from one SUNY campus per year).

·        Access to two STARLINK professional development programs annually.  STARLINK is The State of Texas Academic Resource Link (STARLINK), a video-based, higher education professional development network.

·        Promotion on the NUTN Network website of published works or activity of employees of your institution.

·        Access to the NUTN Institutional Profile database.

·        Receive NUTN’s weekly “NUTN Network News Digest.

For information on NUTN activities and upcoming events, please visit the NUTN website at http:///

The NUTN advisory board will be coordinating a NUTN/SUNY colloquy at the SLN SOLsummit 2012 to meet the new SUNY members and to demonstrate the benefits of membership in NUTN. Stay tuned for details: #SLNSOLSUMMIT @SLNSOLSUMMIT

eduMOOC 2011

Ray Schroeder emailed me on June 15 and said, ” We are launching a MOOC on Online Learning Today… and Tomorrow.  It is beginning to come together: We are hoping you will join this Elluminate (Blackboard Collaborate) session on July 14, 2:00 eastern.” I said Yes – because it was Ray, and i thought a MOOC sounds cool, never done that before.  : ) He also called me the “heart of SLN” and said I would be on a panel of Online Learning Tech leaders including @tektrekker @npb_est1979 @emmcee

Just a few of the panelists are Cable Green (Creative Commons and keynote speaker for the annual November conference in Orlando), Bruce Chaloux (SREB / immediate past president of Sloan-C), Bob Hansen (UPCEA CEO), Karen Swan (UIS / Sloan-C  Fellow and board member), George Siemens (Father of Connectivism and co-originator of MOOC), Curt Bonk (IU, author of “The World is Open” and recent keynote speaker at the ALN conference), Larry Ragan (co-founder of the PSU/Sloan-C Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning), Karen Vignare (co-director of the ETO4 conference), Alexandra Pickett (the heart of the SUNY Learning Network), Tektrekker Bethany Bovard.

Not bad company to be on panels with. Then came the stats! WOW!

  • 2,629 people registered from 70 countries on six continents
  • 8,199 visitors to home site from 113 countries Google Map of participants in eduMOOC/
  • 15,171 visits to home site
  • 28,574 page visits to home site
  • 3:04 average time on site
  • Google Search for eduMOOC renders 24,200 results (a month ago there was one)
  • Google Group eduMOOC has 1,420 registered members and 1,232 open invitations
  • Google Group eduMOOC has 86 discussion threads with exactly 800 posts at this hour
  • Wikispaces eduMOOC has 125 members and more than 3,500 page views

And, much buzz and more in tweets, blogs, moodle, online newspapers, Delicious, Diigo, live Skypes, Facebook, circles, hangouts, etc.

Here is the eduMOOC3 panel and the week 3 recording:

When: Registration is Free and Open now!  The course runs 6/27 – 8/20, 2011
Resource site is open today: you can see where we are going, the course will evolve
Live Webinar panel discussions every Thursday 2p EDT, 1p CDT, Noon MDT, 11a PDT beginning with the first session on June 30

Where: is the home/resource site
Discussions for those who register will be hosted by Google Group eduMOOC
Twitter hashtag is #edumooc
Diigo tag is edumooc to share additional resources

Why: To learn, collaborate and network with interesting and knowledgeable colleagues

One of the hundred posts that reflects well on the experience – this on by Benjamin Stewart: .

eduMOOC blog

SLN SOLSummit 2010

The SLN SOLSummit 2010 was held last week in Syracuse, NY (February 24-26, 2010)

See summit links for more info:

If you attended, please don’t forget to fill out the summit evaluation !! Click Here to take survey

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