Thursday, September 20, 2012

“Mock MOOCS?” Where do we fit in? TLTGroup's FridayLive! online free Sept21 2pmET #TLTGfrlv

“Mock MOOCS?” [MOOC = Massive Open Online Course]  
Where do we fit in?
TLT Group's FridayLive!  online free Register in advance for Sept 21 2pmET.  #TLTGfrlv TLTGroup  

How to decide about and begin to use very large mostly-online courses to improve teaching and learning.  
We'll introduce terms and ideas, provide some references, describe alternatives, and form a TLT Group cohort to explore one MOOC together - and report back to FridayLive! in a month or two.
Not about how to produce or lead MOOCs or other very large online courses.  Not for people who intend to use MOOCs  PRIMARILY to reduce costs,  eliminate faculty, drastically reduce workload, or close colleges.  Not for lazy teachers or greedy administrators.  
Leaders (who have already helped prepare this session): Charles Ansorge, Ilene Frank, Penny Kuckkahn, Kyle Songer, Akesha Horton,  Jane Marcus, Beth Dailey,  Steven Gilbert  
1.  Intro to Big Online Courses & MOOCs  

  • Why we won’t address these important, relevant policy issues today (maybe later...)
  • Key elements of definitions of Big Online Open Courses and MOOCs
  • Metaphors and Options
  • Here we go (again)?     The (Re)Learning Cycle - Steve Gilbert

2.  Stories of first experiences with MOOCs
Help newbies comprehend why they might want to participate in one, how to do so more comfortably, what they might hope to get from it, …

3.  Preparing to explore a MOOC together
What do we want to learn from this shared experience?
Who, when, how, what...?

4.  Selecting our MOOC
For the TLT Group FridayLive! cohort

5.  Closing
Review what we’ve settled! and what we have not...
6.  Resources, References

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IMAGE selected by Steve Gilbert 20120920
"This infrared picture highlights the contrast between the hot, supernova-heated dust (green) and the cooler dust making up the Eagle Nebula's dusty star-forming clouds and towers (red, blue and purple).The image includes longer infrared wavelengths, and is a composite of light of 4.5 to 8.0 microns (blue); 24 microns (green); and 70 microns (red).  Date 9 January 2007... Author NASA/JPL-Caltech/N. Flagey (IAS/SSC) & A. Noriega-Crespo (SSC/Caltech)"
Image use policy:
Licensing "This file is in the public domain because it was solely created by NASA. NASA copyright policy states that 'NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted'. (See Template:PD-USGov, NASA copyright policy page or JPL Image Use Policy.)
By NASA/JPL-Caltech/N. Flagey (IAS/SSC) & A. Noriega-Crespo (SSC/Caltech) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons"

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