Learning2gether Episode 185
SUNDAY Oct 27 – EVO moderator training Week 1 wrapup and prequel to Week 2
Where: BbC Elluminate thanks to http://learningtimes.com
This is the synchronous session linked to from here: http://evo-training.pbworks.com/w/page/5965199/Week1
Who: Elizabeth Anne and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and EVO moderators for Week 1 training
Session summary here:
- direct link to text chat: http://evo-training.pbworks.com/w/page/70388667/2014_chat_text_session1
Also online this week …
Mon Oct 21 through Oct 27 George Siemens and colleagues host Open Access Week
Athabasca University will present a series of free noon hour webcasts exploring major issues and opportunities of Open Access and Open Educational Resources. Each session will feature an internationally known promoter and developer of open access and open educational resources research or ideas. Topics will include the state of the art in the distribution of e-textbooks; a look at the situation of open access books in the K12 area of Brazil, the open access situation in Canada; MOOCs and the open access movement; the OER university initiative and other issues relating to open access internationally.
Note: This event is free and registration is not required. There is more information at George’s blog:
All sessions are noon to 1 pm Canadian Mountain time (which I presume is CST)
Monday, October 21
What are MOOCs doing to the Open Education?
Higher education is now entering its second year of MOOC hype. The stream of almost daily pronouncements of additional universities joining existing MOOC providers, new funding, new MOOC offerings, and new reports continues unabated. The term “open” in the most contested in the MOOC acronym. What does it mean to be open? Is it sufficient that learners can join a course without cost? Or without pre-requisites? This presentation will explore the impact of MOOCs, mostly negative, through the lens of openness.
Tuesday, October 22 Tel Amiel
Why think about culture in remix?
Wednesday, October 23 Wayne Mackintosh
OERu: Blending more affordable education futures
Thursday, October 24 John Hilton III
Cost Savings and User Perceptions of OER
Friday, October 25 Elaine Fabbro, Colin Elliott, and Rachel Conroy
Libraries, OERs, and Open Access
Wed-Fri Oct 23-25 Facilitation Across Time and Space: How to Create Change Through Virtual Environments
an online event during International Facilitation Week to focus on facilitation in virtual environments.