Tuesday, July 03, 2012

David Preston and Students Tonight: The High School Class as an Open Learning Community

Join me tonight, Tuesday, July 3rd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with David Preston, who teaches high school in California, and a group of his students. This year David and his students engaged online thought leaders and used open source principles and tools to create: 
  • a microfinance operation
  • a hackspace
  • a venture incubator
  • an online art dealership
  • a P2P digital consulting practice
  • a game lab
  • an international digital research partnership
  • an alumni/friends community designed to evolve into a massively multiplayer open source learning environment that translates knowledge capital directly to the marketplace
Several students documented the experience in the following work-in-progress video, "We Are Superman."





Date: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (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=2012-07-03.1743.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 and a portable .mp3 audio recording will be available after the show at http://www.futureofeducation.com.
Mightybell Discussion and Resource Space:  https://mightybell.com/spaces/429fbde1ccab885b

David Preston holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Science. He has taught at universities and graduate institutes and consulted on matters of learning and organizational development for 20 years. For the past seven years David has also taught English for students of all ability levels in grades 9-12 at America’s fourth largest high school (in Los Angeles) and at a comprehensive high school on California’s central coast. More on David and his work at http://www.prestonlearning.com.
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