Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Live Tuesday March 27th - Alec Couros Talks "Open Teaching"

Join me tonight, Tuesday, March 27th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com conversation with Alec Couros on open teaching: the "facilitation of learning experiences that are open, transparent, collaborative, and social. Open teachers are advocates of a free and open knowledge society, and support their students in the critical consumption, production, connection, and synthesis of knowledge through the shared development of learning networks." For Alec, the end goals of open teaching are "social, collaborative, self-determined, and sustained, life-long learning." The "Open Course" he has run since 2007 incorporates both formal and informal aspects of social learning within its very loose structure, and has been credited as being one of the inspirations of some prominent MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offerings (although he describes the Open Course as a "Small Open Online Course").

Date: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 01:00 GMT next day (international times here)
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.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-03-27.1704.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 and a portable .mp3 audio recording is at http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/aleccouros.mp3.

Dr. Alec Couros is an Associate 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. Alec blogs at http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros.
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