We begin the week with an orientation to where online learning fits into higher education today. Online learning can be traced to the early days of computer assisted instruction. In the late 1960's and early 1970's the advent of widespread terminal-based learning systems such as the early PLATO system created foundations for what has evolved over the intervening half century. Online learning as we recognize it today emerged shortly after the advent of the Web in the early 1990's.
Join the discussions on online learning today. Discussions will continue in the days after the panel discussion.
PDF of the slides prepared for the Online Learning Today presentation: http://goo.gl/VJy4c
On Thursday, June 30, 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 1st.
RECORDING of the session: http://goo.gl/CzfLO
Joining us for the session:
Ray Schroeder, Moderator, Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield
Bob Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
Bruce Chaloux, Director, Southern Regional Education Board Electronic Campus and Student Access Programs and Services; 2008-2010 President of the Sloan Consortium
Witt Salley, Director, Ozark Technical Community College System Online and 2010-2011 President of the Missouri Distance Learning Association
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
The #edumooc 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.
Wikispaces Study Groups
Disrupting Trends - Online Learning
Ezines, Journals and Articles