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Community of Practice
The UO Conference is an excellent opportunity for us to connect and learn with each other. We hope to stay connected more frequently through other learning options. Please join us in our discussion groups and Twitter chats year round!

Twitter Chats

Once a month we will be holding chats on Twitter focusing on educational technology in adult basic education and adult upgrading programs.

Hashtag: #uochat
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (MT)
Date: Third Tuesday of the month

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 September 16  @deannajager @TheNerdyPenny Digital Literacy

1. What is your interpretation of digital literacy? What does it mean to you?

How do you incorporate digital literacy into your class(es) currently?

What resources do you use/need for digital literacy?

What are some challenges you have with incorporating digital literacy? Can you offer solutions or troubleshooting for someone else’s problem?

 October 21 @deannajager @TheNerdyPennyWriting Across the Curriculum

1. What defines good writing in your discipline?

How do you explicitly teach good writing? (Or demonstrate it, if you don’t teach?)

Please recommend resources that help define good writing in your discipline (websites, videos, articles, etc.)

How do you use social media and other online tools to support teaching/learning writing?
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Background on this Community

In 2010 we had our first conference; it was a collaborative project between the Academic Upgrading departments in Bow Valley College and NorQuest College. As everyone involved worked with learners in online upgrading courses, we took our name from there and the Upgrading Online Conference was started. Since then we have seen the value in expanding to include other departments in community colleges. As such, we have re-branded ourselves as the UO Conference to take the emphasis off of the upgrading component; that being said, we still focus on this group of practitioners and try to ensure that at least half of our conference sessions target the needs of this group.