Eighteenth Issue, Volume Seven
TLT Group TGIF 1.14.2014
From Group World Headquarters
There are multiple ways to participate in the Seven Futures of American Education schMOOC.
- Action Path
- Book Club Path
- Design It Yourself (DIY)
- Designated LearnerWhatever path you chose the schMOOC will help you get started creating positive educational change in your course, program or college.For those interested in giving Knowledge Forum a test drive, you will have an opportunity to do so as well, thanks to Excelsior College.Join the TLT schMOOC, Jan 14 - Feb 21, 2014. Participate as an individual or as a group. Register for the event
John Sener shares “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a MOOC.”
Seven Futures TwitterChats:January 22 Committing to Quality Improvement. 4 pm ETFebruary 5 Strategies for Quality Improvement: What & Why.3 PM ET
FridayLive!The Seven Futures: Big Ideas and Plan to ActionDate 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.Presenters: Steve Gilbert and Beth Dailey, John SenerDescription:This first live session will launch a schMOOC that will explore John Sener's book "The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World.”This first half of this session will discuss the Big Ideas of Seven Futures -- the foundational shifts, the influential futures, and the most important future: our spectacular opportunity to improve education.The second half of this session will explain how to put Seven Futures into action by participating in the course, including the different participation paths, course materials and resources, course schedule, and other basics of participation.Learn more about the Seven Futures schMOOC and to register here.Up-coming FridayLive! schedule:January 24 There's an App for that 5.0January 31 Setting the Scenario: The Seven Futures Perspective on Quality Improvement
MOOCs Round Five
Seven Futures of American Education v2.0 (7FschMOOC): Perspectives, Strategies, Plans
January 17 - February 22, 2014
Presenters; Steve Gilbert and John Sener
*schMOOC = somewhat connectivist, hypothetically Massively Open Online Course -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.
The central course communication site is located at tlt.gs/7FS2 (coming soon)
schMOOCSeven Futures of American Education v2.0 (7FschMOOCv2): Perspectives, Strategies, PlansJanuary 17 - February 22, 2014Presenters; Steve Gilbert and John SenerDescriptionGet across the starting line! Seven Futures of American Education (7F) is designed to help those who work in higher education (faculty, administrators, other professional staff) increase their ability to create positive educational change by using the ideas in Seven Futures.Perspectives -- This schMOOC will present the Seven Futures perspective on improving educational quality. Participants will discuss these perspectives and compare them with their own personal perspectives. Participants will also identify where they stand on committing to quality improvement, and identify one or more issues they face in trying to improve educational quality.Strategies -- 7F will present and discuss a wide array of strategies for re-empowering learning and teaching, revitalizing the educational enterprise, and using online learning to improve education. Participants will select one or more quality improvement strategies that address their self-identified issues, based on a combination of Seven Futures and personal perspectives.Plans -- The course will enable participants to create the outline for an action plan for implementing one or more quality improvement strategies in their course, program, or institution.
This schMOOC* is based the book The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World by John Sener. We highly encourage participants to purchase a copy of the book to help get the most out of this experience. (Participants can take this course without having or using the book.) This schMOOC will also offer multiple paths for participation, including a well-sequenced set of guided learning activities (“Action Path”), a Book Club Path and a DIY (“Design-It-Yourself”) option.Seven Futures ScheduleThe series will consist of four live synchronous sessions (Jan 17, 31, Feb 14 & 21), two Twitter Chats (Jan 22 & Feb 5) and many ways for you to chose your own path and create your own experiences over a 5 week period of time.
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