8. Online Learning Tomorrow 2011-2021

It has been a most interesting journey from the earliest days of online learning to today. As we have discussed in earlier weeks, we are now poised at a moment of significant change - changes in technology, economics, societal needs, etc. are converging today. How will these changes play out in the near future? How will they play out in a decade. Ubiquity, diversity, and virtuality all are characteristics that may be applied to online learning in the coming decade. Ray Schroeder returns to lead us through this look ahead in online learning.

Live presentation
Recording of August 18 Live Presentation

On Thursday, August 18, at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, noon Mountain; 11:00 am Pacific time in the U.S. - 7:00 pm London time, we will host a live Web conference on the weekly topic. We plan to provide hundreds of streams of the "live" Thursday sessions in both flash format and non-flash (mobile) format so that participants can view the panels.  A Twitter back channel will also be encouraged for ongoing discussion of the panel.   The hour-long conversation will be recorded and the URL for the recording will be made available the following day, August 19.

Joining us for the live session will be:
Ray Schroeder, Moderator, Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield
Ray Schroeder is Professor Emeritus of Communication, and founding director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield. Ray has published the popular Online Learning Updateand Educational Technology blogs for the past decade. He was a Sloan Consortium Distinguished Scholar in Online Learning 2002-2003, recipient of the 2002 Sloan-C award for the “Most Outstanding Achievement in ALN by an Individual,” University of Southern Maine “Visiting Scholar in Online Learning” 2006-2009, and co-founder of the New Century Learning Consortium. Most recently, Ray was named the inaugural 2010 recipient of the Sloan Consortium's highest Individual award - the A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award. Schroeder is an inaugural Sloan Consortium Fellow.
Cable Green, Director Global Learning, Creative Commons
As Director of Global Learning, Cable Green  leads the Education projects at Creative Commons. He mixes digital technologies, open licensing, standards and policies to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, open educational resources. Cable is a strong advocate for open policies that ensure publicly funded education materials are freely and openly available to the public that paid for them. Previously, as Director of eLearning & Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, he led a project to build and share highest enrolled courses under a CC BY license. They call it the “Open Course Library.”
Curt Bonk, Indiana University Professor and author:
Curt Bonk is affiliated with the cognitive sciences program and is adjunct in the School of Informatics at IU. In addition, he is president and founder ofCourseShare, LLC. Before coming to IU in 1992, Curt taught at West Virginia University for three years. In the early 1980s, he was a CPA and corporate controller in Wisconsin, while in the late 80s, he obtained his Master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (see his bio for more detailed information). Professor Bonk firmly believes in distance learning since he is a product of it. Curt Bonk is listed in the Who's Who in Instructional Technology. Dr. Bonk has been filmed in Dallas for a STARLINK program on blended learning, the Web 2.0, and best practices for teaching online. Curt is a popular conference speaker with several books in the area of emerging technologies for learning. (see also Amazon author profile).  Curt Bonk's blog is TravelinEdMan.
Seb Schmoller, UK Association for Learning Technology
Seb Schmoller is chief executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a small UK based professional and scholarly association whose mission is to ensure that use of learning technology is effective and efficient, informed by research and practice, and grounded in an understanding of the underlying technologies, their capabilities, and the situations into which they are placed. Seb has worked for ALT since 2003. Prior to that he worked for The Sheffield College, a large further education college, where he was responsible for the college's use of technology for learning and teaching. He is now a member of the college's board of governors. Seb's personal blog is at http://fm.schmoller.net/. ALT's web site is http://www.alt.ac.uk/.
Bruce ChalouxDirector, Southern Regional Education Board Electronic Campus and Student Access Programs and Services; 2008-2010 President of the Sloan Consortium
Dr. Bruce Chaloux is director of Student Access Programs and Services at the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, he oversees a number of programs designed to help students start or continue their education, from the Academic Common Market and Regional Contract Program for Health Professions to adult learning and degree-completion programs. He founded and continues to direct the sixteen-state Electronic Campus initiative of the SREB. The Electronic Campus, the South’s “electronic marketplace” for online learning courses, programs, and services, has grown to include more than 28,000 credit courses and 800 degree programs from 300 colleges and universities in the region.
Slides for edumooc8 Live Session: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4016482/OLOpen.ppt

Live Sessions

Live panel discussion sessions will be held each Thursday at 2:00 pm eastern daylight, 1:00 pm central daylight, noon mountain daylight, 11:00 am pacific daylight and 7:00 pm London time. They may be viewed live online at:

Your screen will look like this:  

The audio of the panel and slides will appear on the left of the screen
For this session, we will be using the Twitter hashtag #edumooc8.  The #edumooc8 twitter back channel feed will appear center screen
A Twitter compose gadget will appear on the right for those with Twitter accounts to upload tweets

The session will be recorded and be made available online for those who wish to view later.

You are encouraged to visit these resources as we examine the topic of the week. Our weekly lists are not comprehensive, but rather they are a sampling of the range of resources available for each weekly topic. All of the sites we list are open; that is, they do not require paid subscriptions. Please take advantage of your eduMOOC Google Group to discuss these sites and recommend additions.



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