Is higher education "worth it." Online public, private, profit and open learning initiatives are all impacted by the public perception that higher education is over-priced and less relevant than it should be to today's job markets. What role does online learning play in this continuum of opportunities to learn? Can online learning save higher education from bursting the bubble? Ray Schroeder will lead a panel from diverse institutions in discussing the new realities in higher education.
On Thursday, July 28, 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, July 29.
Joining us for the live session will be:
Ray Schroeder, Moderator, Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield
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, the "Open Course Library."
Larry Ragan, Director of Faculty Development, the Penn State World Campus
Jeff Newell, Director for Distance Education at the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)
Recording of Live Session: http://goo.gl/Ue7yR
Slides from Live Session: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4016482/OLOpen.ppt
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 #edumooc5. The #edumooc5 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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