Our schedule of topics and dates of weekly live Google Hangouts. You can watch from here or see the archives of past events
August 26-Sept 1
Where do I start?
You will get connected to the Dilo discussion space, reconnect with your triads, and say hello. You will begin reviewing and planning.
Question of the Week: What do you remember from the F2F in June? What were one or two challenges that you thought you would like to implement with your students? Post in Dilo Noticias http://dilo.theagoraonline.net/c/noticias-2016
There will be a Google Hangout on How to Navigate and Use Dilo on Wednesday August 31 at 12:00 noon Guadalajara time (10am PDT) Watch all Agora live streams at http://bit.ly/udgagora-live (the archive will appear below after the event)
Sept 2-Sept 8
Last week we asked you “What were one or two challenges that you thought you would like to implement with your students?”
Where do I get my ideas? How do I make them happen?
You need to think about putting those thoughts into an actionable plan. You will prepare an implementation plan and begin getting feedback from your triad and your Dilo group.
Question of the Week: What is one thing that surprised or challenged you about putting your ideas into an implementation plan?
There was a Google Hangout on your Questions and Answers about Student feedback on your implementations on Friday, Sept 2 at 12:00 noon Guadalajara time (10am PDT).
Sept 9-Sept 15
How can we support each other?
Some of you will still be preparing your implementation plans. Some of you will be ready to submit them to your Dilo group for sharing after your triad has reviewed them.
Question of the Week: How has your triad feedback helped you to shape your implementation plans?
There was a Google Hangout on How I planned my challenges (last year cohort) Google Hangout on Friday, Sept 9 at 12:00 noon Guadalajara time (10am PDT). Our guests include 2015 UDGAGORA participant Sara Carolina @SaraCarolinaGM and UDG professor Pedro Gudiño @DrGudinho
Dr Gudiño (Pedro's blog with all of the examples he showed in the hangout)
Sept 16-Sept 22
What did your students say?
Some of you will have already implemented a challenge. You will share your implementation framework with student feedback to your Dilo group.
Question of the Week: If you have already implemented a challenge with your students, what was one thing that surprised you the most?
If you haven’t yet implemented a challenge, what is your biggest fear about implementing your challenge?
NOTE: This week's hangout is cancelled in honor of Mexico's Independence Day.
Sept 23 - Sept 29
What can you can you teach/share with other professors based on what you are learning?
You continue to work with your triads and Dilo group for support and feedback for your implementations. We will also ask if there is anybody who would like to do an Online Studio on a relevant learner centred learning topic or mobile technology.
Question of the Week: How is working with a triad helping you in the Agora?
There was a Google Hangout on Friday, Sept 23 at 12:00 noon Guadalajara time (10am PDT). We were fortunate to have @Gaviotanice and her students speak with us. Also @cogdog provided demos of 3 twitter curation tools.
See how @nancyw used one of the tools to create this summary of the hangout;
Links Alan shared:
Sept 30 - Oct 6
How am I doing?
Continue to work with your triads a for support and feedback for your implementations/experiments.
Thought for the Week: just trying something new is an important step, and if it doesn't work, you've still accomplished a goal in this Diploma. So don't be afraid to try, and look to the Hangouts, to Dilo, and to Comparte for inspiration.
There was a Google Hangout on Friday, Sept 30 at 12:00 noon Guadalajara time (10am PDT). Our guest was @roger and his students plus @lauryaguilar and @luis.gguevara We did have about 30 minutes of fiddling to get the sound working- if you want to start watching there use this link https://youtu.be/y8IVzoDKh6o?t=33m28s or watch all of it
We heard from about five architecture students talking about their experience of sharing their work via twitter -- see the #arqconcept tag. There was also some really powerful messages at the end by all three professors.
Oct 7 - Oct 13
What have you learned?
Most of you will be close to having completed your 2 challenge implementations.
Question of the Week: What is Flipped Learning
There was a Google Hangout on Friday, Oct 7 at 12:00 noon Guadalajara time (10am PDT).
Ken Bauer was our guest (@ken_bauer on twitter.
See also UDG Agora Studio on Flipped Learning
Engage the Heart and Mind Through the Connected Classroom (podcast)
Teaching Evaluation Comments: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Ken Bauer blog)
Oct 14- Oct 20
How will/has your teaching change as a result of the Agora experience?
Question of the Week: Now that you’ve completed your challenges, what do you think you will be doing in one year? Will you still be doing challenges? Will your teaching have changed?
There was a Google Hangout on What will be Happening in the Final F2F in December on Friday, Oct 14 at 12:00 noon Guadalajara time (10am PDT). On this last hangout, Nancy, Tannis and Alan talked about sharing your projects in the Comparte site