[IAEP] Online Classes... Have you heard from Stanford Venture Lab?
uli at spalthoff-web.de
Wed Oct 10 05:37:55 EDT 2012
I received this, too and signed in. Not much additional information
received since via email.
More about this course: iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org
I am currently looking for co-learners in this course, as there will be
some group projects to do.
With kind regards
Am 10.10.2012 06:20, schrieb Zachary Charles Clifton:
> No problem!
> The originating email address was a nice generic info at venture-lab.org
> <mailto:info at venture-lab.org>
> On Oct 9, 2012, at 11:16 PM, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
>> Thanks Zachary...
>> Perhaps it went in my junk mail and accidentally got deleted. Did
>> others get this email as well? What was the originating email address?
>> Subject: Re: [IAEP] Online Classes... Have you heard from Stanford
>> Venture Lab?
>> From:Zachary.Clifton at Colorado.EDU <mailto:Zachary.Clifton at Colorado.EDU>
>> Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:42:37 -0500
>> CC:support-gang at lists.laptop.org
>> <mailto:support-gang at lists.laptop.org>;iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org
>> <mailto:iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>;olpc-socal at laptop.org
>> <mailto:olpc-socal at laptop.org>;yamaplos at gmail.com
>> <mailto:yamaplos at gmail.com>
>> To:cbigenho at hotmail.com <mailto:cbigenho at hotmail.com>
>> I've only received the following on 9/22/12
>> Welcome edu-preneurs!
>> I am very excited to connect with you and work together to design
>> new, effective learning environments!
>> *The course officially starts on October 15 and will run for 10
>> weeks.* During the course period, you will watch a series of short
>> lecture videos, work on individual and team assignments, evaluate
>> your peers' individual and team assignments, and ultimately design
>> and pitch a new learning environment as your final team project.
>> Examples include learning management systems that do more or are
>> better than existing tools, mobile learning models or e learning
>> pedagogies, a technology that supports learning and assessment, new
>> school system models, or a blended learning program. The strongest
>> designs will trigger and facilitate active, constructive, real-world
>> problem solving and collaborative learning, and will leverage the
>> 21st century communication media.
>> During the first two weeks, you will focus on individual assignments
>> and *learning about and connecting with your classmates*. There are
>> already 6,000 students enrolled, and I expect more over the next
>> weeks leading up to the course, so make your presence known in the
>> discussion forum! It is very important to share about your
>> background, skills, interests, philosophies, and experiences during
>> the early course period because by the 3rd week, you will use these
>> connections to form project teams. You will form your own
>> teams---they are not assigned---so make sure people in the course
>> know your project ideas and work style. You may only belong to one
>> team at a time and you are encouraged to create or join a team that
>> consists of classmates who share a similar interests or beliefs about
>> education, but with a broad range of experience and skills
>> (particularly any skills or experience you don't possess that would
>> help your work).
>> *There are no quizzes multiple choice questions in this course*.
>> Learning here is not memorizing--- it is creating, designing,
>> negotiating, presenting, evaluating, and building the working
>> relationships and being the active contributor that it takes to do
>> all of this on a team. Instead of exams, you will be evaluated by
>> your classmates on the level of quality and originality of your work,
>> as well as on your level of active participation and contribution in
>> the class. Your course "rank" is on a 0-5 scale. Completing only your
>> individual assignment will not earn you enough points to complete
>> this course. You need to earn a ranking of at least 3 out of 5 to
>> have successfully completed this course. Your active engagement
>> throughout the course will be crucial. I estimate that you will need
>> to spend about 4 hours each week, though actual time needed may vary
>> depending on individual experiences and team effectiveness.
>> *Those highly ranked teams presenting excellent solutions will be
>> featured on a Stanford website* so the world beyond this course may
>> learn about your work and perhaps help your team make its design a
>> I am glad to see so many people from all over the world interested in
>> this course, and in our shared vision of helping every student reach
>> his or her full potential regardless of age, color, or nationality.
>> We are here to cause a paradigm shift in education settings around
>> the world.
>> Once again, welcome my fellow innovators! Let's design a new learning
>> environment. If we imagine it together, we can make it happen.
>> Thanks for your passion.
>> Paul Kim
>> Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Dean
>> Graduate School of Education
>> Stanford University
>> P.S. If you know of someone who might be a good teammate for your
>> project idea, don't be shy to have her or him join!
>> On Oct 9, 2012, at 10:37 PM, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
>> Has anyone received any communication for the online class
>> offered by the Stanford Venture lab? It is supposed to start on
>> October 15 and I haven't heard anything yet. I know several of
>> you signed up too, so I thought I would check to see if you have
>> had any communications from them. Yama... you took it before, did
>> they send out anything before the actual start date when you took it?
>> In contrast, the MOOC "Gentle Introduction Python" class has sent
>> emails almost daily for the past week or so with instructions for
>> signing up on the multiple sites they will using. It also starts
>> on the 15th.
>> You can still sign up for these classes at:
>> Caryl (SweetXOGrannie for the classes)
>> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
>> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org <mailto:IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org>
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
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