Monday, January 16, 2017

Empowering Stakeholder Leaders: #INeLearn Chat 1/19

Join our Digital Leadership strand moderator, Amy Heavin, this Thursday at 9 p.m. EST. This is the final chat in the series Empowering Digital Leaders. Our focus is on Stakeholders. With that in mind, there is still time to ask your school's stakeholders to complete the Speak Up Survey! They have surveys designed specifically for community members and they can be completed by individuals or a group. Learn more at 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Using Design to Empower Learners

Using Design to Empower Learners is the topic for this week's #INeLearn Chat Takeover. Join us Thursday, January 12th at 9 p.m. EST on the hashtag.

Before joining our chat, be sure to check out what our Takeover guests shared on Instagram last week.

And while we're on the topic of design, we encourage you to reserve a spot at next Tuesday's 4 p.m. EST webinar when the IU School of Education at IUPUI and IU Online eLearning Design & Services will be joining us in the eLearning Lab.
You'll learn about adjustments you can make in your online learning environments that make a big impact in how your students access instructional resources. Register for the webinar here.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

#GoOpen Takeover of #INeLearn Chat 1/5/17

Did you know that at least one Indiana district is part of that 100 count? And that as a #GoOpen state, we suspect that there are others preparing to declare the same. In fact, next month MSD of Warren Township will be hosting the first Indiana #GoOpen Summit! That exclamation point means we are truly excited.  We hope you are too. More details and registration will be announced this month so follow @NeLearn for updates.  Until then, we have a great opportunity for you! #INeLearn Chat is hosting the first official #GoOpen Twitter Chat on the fifth.

You are encouraged to join us on the #INeLearn hashtag Thursday night to find out more about the #GoOpen movement. All are welcome. In fact, we'll give you the answer to part of the first are a #GoOpen state. Unless you are from Noblesville, and then you may want to share that you are part of a #GoOpen district!

Can't wait until Thursday to learn more? You can visit, but make sure to join us on the #INeLearn hashtag Thursday at 9 p.m. EST.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wrapping Up 2016 with #INeLearn

Fifth Thursdays are that one week in the month when we don't have an assigned moderator planning #INeLearn Chat. I typically use the opportunity for guest takeovers, collaborations, or to fit in a requested topic that didn't get picked up in one of our regular strands. This December provides us with a fifth Thursday.

When I realized December had a fifth Thursday, two thoughts crossed my mind. We'll be smack in the middle of winter break and I haven't got anyone or anything lined up to fill in. Naturally, I had two options (1) cancel chat this week or (2) plan something.

In truth, planning something was really the only option. So here goes...

Beginning at 9 a.m. EST on Thursday, December 29th, we will post the first question for the slow chat. There will be 12 questions so one will be posted each hour through 8 p.m. EST. Participants can join the chat at any time. We encourage you to take part in all 12 questions if you can, but don't feel like you can't just pop in and interact whenever and however it best suits you.

I'm looking forward to seeing you on the hashtag,
Michelle Green @mrg_3 @INeLearn

You can find all the questions that have been posted here for easy reference.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Blended Learning: Measuring Impact and Planning for the Future

Blended learning is defined by the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation as “a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through the online delivery of content and instruction, with some element of student control over time, place, path and/ or pace,” and “at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home.” 

Every second Thursday of the month, Michele Eaton takes the #INeLearn PLN through a guided discussion on blended or online learning. This week's topic is the final in a series: Deep Dive into Blended Learning.  We have opted to share the questions in advance this week with the goal of providing potential participants more time to prepare their responses. We hope to see you on the hashtag at 9pm EST.

Q1: What gains (academic or otherwise) are you/your school district hoping to see through a blended learning initiative?

Q2: Picture a “model” blended learning program. What characteristics make it great or successful? What would you see, hear…?

Q3: What are the risks in rolling out a blended learning initiative?

Q4: What metrics are available to help you determine the success of a blended learning program?

Q5: How do you identify that “blended learning” is the cause of success that you see and not some other factor?

Q6: How do data collection and analysis drive classroom instruction in a blended environment?

Q7: What tips do you have for teachers when trying to make effective and efficient decisions using student data?

Q8: What do administrators need to know or understand when evaluating a blended lesson or classroom? 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Our First December Chat Is Tonight!

Join #INeLearn Chat on December 1st at 9 p.m. EST for this discussion with our eLearning Coach moderator team. 

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