We were nearly sold with the title alone. These two have much to say about online instruction and it is well worth your time to listen in. We recommend you sign up sign up for eLearning Guild and innovateonline, and find the two articles mentioned in the podcast.
The author of this blog said, “It was interesting and reassuring how “learning” was the largest word in the cloud and not “education.” I was interested. Check out this article (and the comments it has inspired) by the same fellow. The author wonders, “Why limit students to one teacher when a large number of them exist outside the institution? Why limit students to a truncated classroom conversation when a much larger one is taking place all over the world?” I have to wonder too.
Here is an inspired article from the New York Times about the challenges and benefits we all face in the world of communication, especially “Social Networking” and some history of the whole darn thing to boot.
The author of this blog posting, Mark Pesce, is best known for his early work in Virtual Reality Modeling Language or VRML. He has long been on the cutting edge of technology and his insights into the future of education and the web should be noted. Should we capture everything? Where do you think open courseware will take us?
I remember thinking that they explained the concept so well. I have watched several over the last year, never being linked from any one place, just lots of references to them. So here is the website they all live at. Totally cool husband and wife production!
During lunch and in the halls at the Winter Institute I was blessed with wonderful conversation about education. There is so much to wonder about and learn! Here is an invitation to share some of those thoughts and ideas with colleagues. Take a look.
20 may not be a milestone, but they have come out every week! As a resource, the 57 Blackboard Tips are available to you anytime on the faculty tab in the portal. Keep an eye on them every Monday morning. Please take a moment to comment on any of the webletter items below. Maybe you could add what you would like to see in the next 57 Second Blackboard Tip.
This inspiring article is likely to have a few commenting on the current state of educational practices. Was John Dewey right all along? Is all of this true? Is there really something called “learning 2.0.” Does this impact today’s educator?
This video shows what can happen in Second Life right now. Is this added potential for learning in a course? Is it worth investigating as an instructor? Much like the CDs that come with so many textbooks, this might be the next step?