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1. Why should my institution subscribe to the
If any of the following are pressing needs at your institution,
TLT Group subscriber materials and
services can provide help:
Improving teaching and learning with technology in large
numbers of courses; getting beyond the early adopters
Needing a humane, thoughtful perspective on teaching,
learning and technology which is also practical. Being connected with
others at other institutions with similar attitudes.
Using evaluative evidence to improve technology-related
teaching and services (e.g., distance learning, accreditation
self-studies, scholarship of teaching and learning, student course
Using a TLT Roundtable to help assure that
institutional policies and practices support mainstream faculty uses of
technology, that conflict is confronted and reduced, and that the chief
academic officer gets better advice on TLT issues.
Supporting us so that we can support you (and other
institutions). The TLT Group is a non-profit. If you think we’re
providing great free services, an additional reason to subscribe is to
help that continue. We have no government or corporate grants to provide
these services – just institutional subscriptions.
2. Does subscription to
TLT-SWG or to TGIF entitle my
institution to a discount of any sort?
No. Those two email distributions are free
to anyone and do not count towards membership to the TLT Group. However, we
are very glad you have joined these listservs!
3. If my institution's account has lapsed and we want to renew,
can we still get the renewal rate?
Yes, the renewal rate is a permanent
benefit of TLT Group
subscription. We recently had a subscriber return after five years, and
we were pleased to provide the renewal rate for them. There is an
archive of subscribers on our website if you are not sure whether your
institution is eligible. (Click
here to access link to the
4. Can The TLT Group help me to build a case with my
institution for subscribing?
Some of this will depend on the needs of
your institution, but we will be happy to send you samples
of appropriate materials, offer a free demo account to Flashlight
Online, and/or have one of the Steves visit with the decision makers
or a committee.
The TLT Group feels very strongly about collaboration and we will do all
we can to help you build your case. Please contact
Sally Gilbert specifying
your needs and she can help get the ball rolling.
5. Can The TLT Group help me to make a grant proposal which
would include a subscription?
Give us a call. We'd be happy to help. If
you have a specific idea of what you might want from us, whether it's
training or evaluation or consulting, we can assist you with the
proposal. One example is an institution wanting to launch a major
initiative for which they know they will need an assessment component.
A Comprehensive or Network subscription includes Flashlight Online,
and we would be happy to help you write that part of the proposal.
6. Our institution has lost funding for subscribing. What options
are there for staying connected to the TLT Group?
If you still have a small amount of
funding, our least expensive subscription is an Alliance Membership.
This allows for continued access to our website, subscriber mailings,
copies of new publications as they are printed, and discounts to
offerings through the Online Institute.
If you have completely lost funding,
consider joining our listservs:
TLT-SWG and/or TGIF. (Together they provide
announcements and invitations to free events and thought provoking
discussions on intriguing topics.) Please remember that as a former
subscriber you will always be able to rejoin at the renewal rate.
1. What's the advantage of getting
Online is built
to make it easier for authors to build on the work of
others (our staff, other institutions, other staff at
your institution) because any author can make his or her
surveys or forms available to any other authors.
Use Flashlight Online to create matrix surveys: response
forms tailored to different subgroups. You can
also reduce survey fatigue by using matrix surveys:
different people and units can each contribute questions
to the same survey, each addressing their questions to
different subsets of respondents.
here for more information.
It’s easy to learn to use.
No special charges for extra authors
or extra surveys. Accounts for your whole
institution are simply part of the flat fee for a Comprehensive or
2. How can I get a Flashlight Online demo?
firstname.lastname@example.org with "Flashlight demo" in the subject line. We will need your name, email address and
phone number; we will not be able to set up the account without this
information. We will send you a log-in which will give full access to
our system for up to a month.
For much more detailed
information about Flashlight Online, click
1. How can I use my complimentary
Institute (OLI) seats?
You can register as usual and indicate that you are using subscriber
If you need to talk with anyone about this,
contacting Lisa Star is the best bet.
2. How many Online
Institute seats does
my institution have?
Everyone starts out with 5 session seats to use each year.
3. Is everyone at my institution entitled to the subscriber
discount on OLI seats
Yes, absolutely! We want them to participate and want to make it as
easy as possible.
We also offer discounted group rates for a group
using a single login.
1. What kinds of consulting does
TLT Group offer?
We’re very flexible about consulting
delivery. Although many subscribers want on site visits, others have
used their consulting hours in a combination of phone conferences and
hybrid workshops. Others solicit guidance in grant writing.
Others need evaluation services, sometimes connected with accreditation,
just to name a few alternatives. Take a look at
this page for some specifics.
2. My institution would like to have Steve Gilbert or Steve Ehrmann
come to give a talk or run a workshop. Is that considered consulting?
How might a subscription fit with that?
It can be considered consulting, although
it doesn't have to be. Some institutions choose to offer an honorarium
or pay for straight time in addition to travel expenses. Often however,
the expense is less to subscribe at the Network level, receive two days
of consulting that can be applied to a talk or workshop, and be eligible
for subscriber discounts to our Online Institute events.
Either Steve or a TLT Group
senior consultant can come to your campus for a variety of events or
design a combination of online and face to face activities with you.
3. How can I take advantage of my consulting hours?
The best first step is to make an
appointment to chat with Steve Gilbert or Steve Ehrmann about your
institution's needs, and they will help craft the best service for you.
Call Sally Gilbert 301.270.8312 to make that appointment.
4. Does my institution have to be a current subscriber in order to
use consulting hours?
Yes, consulting is a benefit of your
subscription. If your subscription has lapsed, you may be eligible to
retain your last year's unused hours if you renew your subscription.
Please visit with
Sally Gilbert about this.
5. What happens to unused consulting hours?
As a courtesy,
the TLT Group allows you to keep a
revolving two years worth of consulting hours on the books (max 36
hours) for as long as you remain an active subscriber. Unused hours get
dropped off the books after two years.
1. I've forgotten my
password to log on to the website. What do I
email@example.com with a request
for the home page log-in and we will send you instructions. We often
include it in our subscriber email messages, too.
2. I've forgotten my password to log on to
Flashlight Online. What do I do?
firstname.lastname@example.org and request the
log-in for Flashlight Online. We will do our best to help you--the
system was designed so we do not have full access to accounts, but we
can see your log-in and your password hint. If you to not yet have a
FLO account, we will give you the name and email of the contact at your
institution who can create the account for you.
I have questions other than these. Who should I
Sally Gilbert who will be
able to direct you to the proper person.