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 Subject : Distance Learning 2018.. 09/26/2018 02:10:20 PM 
Art Frenz
Posts: 21
Location: Young Harris GA
Does anyone have experience with using distance learning for a LLI course?

We are a small org with limited resources (established in 1991). One class room that seats 24. So we obviously run only one track of courses on a quarterly basis, usually 12-16 courses each term. We have a ten year computer (now on Windows 10) connected to the Internet (100 mbps) and an overhead projector. In the process of adding camera & microphone.

So if anyone has brought 'distance learning' into their classroom:
• Has this been a positive experience?
• What kind of software used?
• What would you change?
• What would you recommend for a small org like us?
• How can we find sources for D/L?

Thanks for your input!

Art
In the Top of Georgia!
Young Harris GA
ICL at Young Harris College
 Subject : Re:Distance Learning 2018.. 09/28/2018 09:58:36 AM 
Claire McGurn
Posts: 73
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Hi Art- Sharing this article posted in the OLLI August newsletter by OLLI at West Virginia University. I know the Network featured a pieceon distance learning with Smithsonian in a past newsletter. Let us know if you would like the contact info.

OLLI at West Virginia University
Distance Learning with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Study Group Host, Ralph Kidder
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has offered interactive distance learning opportunities to OLLIs since 2013. Each June, for the past two years, OLLI at WVU has taken advantage of SAAM's offer and hosted a four-part videoconference with study group leaders from the Museum.

Twenty-seven OLLI members attended the class, entitled Beyond the Frame: American History through Artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Drawing from a collection of more than 7,000 artists, the study group leaders chose representative works of art for discussions on the language of art, choices made by artists (Seeing Is Thinking), and contrasting art produced in three eras of America history; Early America, Wars At Home and Abroad, and Contemporary Life. Participants were encouraged to share their thoughts on what they saw and how they felt when looking at a work of art, including how the work was organized. Other discussions delved into what viewers believed to be the message of the artist in a particular piece and how artists communicate with their audience through subject, media, and presentation.

Although some OLLI members who participated had visited SAAM in the past, many others had not. Participants were introduced to art and artists that they did not know and were encouraged to see familiar works in a new light. The class was well-received, inspiring some members to plan a trip to see the actual works at the Smithsonian.

Submitted by: Jascenna Haislet, director, OLLI at West Virginia University
 Subject : Re:Distance Learning 2018.. 10/07/2018 06:59:27 AM 
Art Frenz
Posts: 21
Location: Young Harris GA
Hi Claire,

Thanks so much for the reply I just saw. Been out of town. I think I can write a msg here to OLLIatWVU or I can contact someone via their web site. However, do you have a more direct contact, like 'Study Group Host, Ralph Kidder' or 'Jascenna Haislet, director'?

Cheers,
Art
In the Top of Georgia!
Young Harris GA
ICL at Young Harris College
 Subject : Re:Distance Learning 2018.. 10/22/2018 02:57:03 PM 
Claire McGurn
Posts: 73
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I looked Jascenna email up online - jascenna.haislet@hsc.wvu.edu.The article I posted came from the August 2018 Osher Institutes Newsletter from the Osher NRC.
 Subject : Re:Distance Learning 2018.. 10/23/2018 02:57:37 PM 
Art Frenz
Posts: 21
Location: Young Harris GA
Thank you so much!
In the Top of Georgia!
Young Harris GA
ICL at Young Harris College
 
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