[IAEP] [support-gang] FW: Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Wed Sep 26 17:05:59 EDT 2012

Hi Caryl,

thanks a lot for the heads-up.

I'm too tired to watch the live session today but will keep an eye on the
Web site to grab the recording when it becomes available.


On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com>wrote:

>  Hi...
> If you have signed up for the MOOC class "A Gentle Intro to Python" you
> might find this online interactive seminar this evening interesting. Sorry
> I didn't send this sooner, but I just got the email this afternoon.
> Caryl
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 19:32:38 +0000
> From: mail at classroom20.com
> To: cbigenho at hotmail.com
> Subject: Tonight - A True History of the MOOC
> <http://youtu.be/eW3gMGqcZQc>Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th,
> for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com<http://futureofeducation.com/>webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
> with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard,
> and Carol Yeager. While a wave of courses from prominent universities are
> now labeled as MOOCs, we'll drill down on the constructivist roots of the
> early MOOC offerings and discuss the importance of the differences between
> them and the current breed.
> See you online!
> Steve
> Steve Hargadon
> http://www.stevehargadon.com
> *Date*: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
> *Time*: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here<http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=9&day=26&year=2012&hour=17&min=0&sec=0&p1=217>
> )
> *Duration*: 1 hour
> *Location*: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at
> http://futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up
> to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure
> that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the
> support and configuration page<http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=1473>
> .
> *Recordings*: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording and a portable
> .mp3 recording will be available shortly after the show at
> http://www.futureofeducation.com.
> *Mightybell Space*: Resources, videos, links, and conversation about the
> interview can be found *HERE*<https://mightybell.com/spaces/9533999d6158d467>
> .
> <http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--brCCIPgs2Y/UGNOecoGduI/AAAAAAAAOoY/TDEwo3h9uDM/s1600/davecormier.jpg>
> *Dave Cormier* is an educational activist, researcher, online community
> advocate and the Manager of Web Communications and Innovations at the
> University of Prince Edward Island. He has published on open education,
> Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Digital Identity,
> and practical classroom uses of virtual worlds.
> His educational journey started in 1998 teaching little children to speak
> English. The pivotal moment of his career happened when he was teaching at
> Hannam University in South Korea in 2003 surrounded by the papers of 275
> writing students and wondering if he had them all. That winter he started
> using discussion forums to bring all of his students together in a writing
> community (and to digitally keep track of their work) and he hasn’t looked
> back. He’s since helped organize online communities of teachers, spoken at
> events around the world and worked to understand how internet changes what
> it means to know. His educational exploration partners have included
> faculty and researchers from well-known universities, and lone teachers in
> small town classrooms. Some of them are even still talking to him.
> Dave’s keynotes in the last couple of years have centred around how coming
> to know is a messy, imprecise process at once intensely individual and
> necessarily embedded in a community - Rhizomatic Learning. You can follow
> him on twitter at http://twitter.com/davecormier or follow his thoughts
> at http://davecormier.com
> <http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VZb5MCjVLeY/UGNO0wIOE7I/AAAAAAAAOog/WMYse4WGV48/s1600/aleccouros2.jpg>
> *Dr. Alec Couros* is a Professor of educational technology and media at
> the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He has given hundreds of
> workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such
> as openness in education, networked learning, social media in education,
> digital citizenship, and critical media literacy. His graduate and
> undergraduate courses help current and future educators understand how to
> use and take advantage of the educational potential offered by the tools of
> connectivity.
> <http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j9VIhVODFP8/UGNPL-si9OI/AAAAAAAAOoo/rcBsc9pPvNs/s1600/stephendownesnew.jpg>
> *Stephen Downes* works for the National Research Council of Canada where
> he has served as a Senior Researcher, based in Moncton, New Brunswick,
> since 2001. Affiliated with the Learning and Collaborative Technologies
> Group, Institute for Information Technology, Downes specializes in the
> fields of online learning, new media, pedagogy and philosophy.
> Downes is perhaps best known for his daily nesletter, OLDaily<http://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm>,
> which is distributed by web, email and RSS to thousands of subscribers
> around the world. He has published numerous articles both online and in
> print, including The Future of Online Learning (1998), Learning Objects
> (2000), Resource Profiles (2003), and E-Learning 2.0 (2005). He is a
> popular speaker, appearing at hundreds of events around the world over the
> last fifteen years.
> Prior to joining the NRC, Downes worked for the University of Alberta as
> an information architect, and prior to that, as a distance education and
> new media design specialist for Assiniboine Community College in Brandon,
> Manitoba. This followed a decade of teaching experience both in person and
> by distance with Athabasca University, the University of Alberta, and
> Grande Prairie regional college.
> <http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zPIANGryB08/UGNRlmtjxPI/AAAAAAAAOo0/8Dd7_OaLZAg/s1600/ritakop2.jpg>
> *Rita Kop:* I currently work as an Associate Dean of Education at
> Yorkville University. I am involved in the design, development and
> maintainance of online educational programs, and in teaching and research
> of the learning experiences. I am also currently carrying out research of
> open educational practices, such as Massive Open Online Courses and am
> involved in research in learning analytics. The research entails the use of
> qualitative measures and data mining. A virtual ethnography was one of the
> recent methods I used, and the data analyses involved qualitative data
> mining and social network analysis of large amounts of learner data and
> research in the ethics of using ‘Big Data’ in research.
> Till August 2012 I worked as a researcher at the National Research council
> of Canada on their Personal Learning environment Project. I left Swansea
> University in the UK for three years to work on the research and
> development of these PLEs. In Swansea I was assistant professor in the
> Department of Adult Continuing Education. Apart from research and teaching
> my remit there was to widen access to Higher Education through 'reaching
> in' activities of working with University departments in developing
> progression routes for non-traditional students. Prior to this I managed a
> number of large Widening Access outreach projects in South West Wales and
> the Valleys. These projects were dynamic collaborations between the
> department and community partners in South West Wales and often involved
> the use of technology. I developed their MA in Lifelong Learning programme.
> My career in education started as a teacher and head teacher of an infant
> school in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands. I am interested in
> lifelong learning from early years to old age and am a bit of a nomad; I
> enjoy travelling and learning about people and cultures, not only in an
> educational context.
> <http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wlWSB_Gc03w/UGNSkvCi9JI/AAAAAAAAOo8/yBUH-tsiaSg/s1600/Ignatia_Inge_de_Waard.jpg>
> *Inge Ignatia de Waard: *At the moment I work as the elearning
> coordinator at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerpen (ITM), Belgium
> and I am involved in educational research with Athabasca University in
> Canada. I have been immersed in eLearning from 1999 onward, with ever
> increasing passion. After a rocky learning start right up to late twenties,
> I managed to end up with a background in IT and pedagogy. Thanks to many
> wonderful people and institutes I have had the privilege to speak on the
> subject of TELearning, MOOCs and mLearning across different continents. I
> am a firm believer in connecting with each other, so feel free to get into
> a conversation. For me MOOCs are an ideal way for organizing expert
> knowledge exchange, community strengthening and train-the-trainer
> options. Online resources: MobiMOOC course: http://mobimooc.wikispaces.com eLearning
> blog: http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.com Twitter: @ignatia
> LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ingedewaard Presentations:
> http://www.slideshare.net/ignatia/presentations Publications:
> http://www.ingedewaard.net/pubconsulpres.htm
> <http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dkJ3wHVefB0/UGNUHdd2DCI/AAAAAAAAOpE/ssrzxRMe978/s1600/carolyeager.jpg>
> *Carol Yeager: *I am a practicing artist as well as a life long learner.
> I have been associated with SUNY since 1989. For 8 years I was traveling
> and teaching for ESC's International Programs in Europe, Greece and
> Lebanon. In addition to my life and travel as an artist, and my work with
> SUNY, I can also be found working on Broadway shows in Manhattan from time
> to time. I discovered long ago that moving targets are hard to hit - so I
> keep moving!! In my spare time I have been, to name a few other pursuits, a
> magazine editor, a designer, real estate agent, writer, paralegal, painter,
> carpenter and a farmer ... I have recently completed another graduate
> degree, an MS, through the ICSC program in Creativity and Change Leadership
> at SUNY/Buffalo State. Expanding my horizons as a life long learner offers
> great adventure now and for the future.
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Christoph Derndorfer

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contributor, TechnikBasteln [www.technikbasteln.net]

e-mail: christoph at derndorfer.eu
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