Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.). I hoped to move on from there to what I called “approaches”, ways of using tech that didn’t depend on a specific platform – i.e., gaming and gamification, blended learning, distance learning, MOOCs, mobile, and digital literacy.

Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

One example: eportfolios dropped in one case because doing them decently was seen as too onerous. Anya asked us instead to see eportfolios as integrated into learning, and saving time from testing. This works in a low-stakes settings, like a MOOC. Anya Kamenetz was our Future Trends Forum guest on March 15th , and she sparked one of our most energetic discussions to date, focused on testing. Questions and comments raced over Shindig, and live tweeting was vigorous.

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Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months. Each is free to attend, and each has an emphasis on encouraging participation and presentations--even if you''ve never done so before. They are part of my Web 2.0 Labs projects, designed to provide spaces for great conversations around education. Everyone is encouraged to participate--you can present, attend, and/or volunteer to help! Learning 2.0 ( [link] ) August 20 - 24, 2012 Just announced!

Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

Edsurge

At the height of the buzz around MOOCs and flipped classrooms three years ago, Bridget Ford worried that administrators might try to replace her introductory history course with a batch of videos. It’s the largest portfolio initiative for teaching eportfolios in higher education that’s focused on what am I doing to improve student learning,” says Gerry Hanley, assistant vice chancellor at California State University’s chancellor's office.

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ). We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers and some GREAT practitioner sessions--AND there is still time for you to sign up to present (we hope you will do so)! Learning 2.0 is a free conference and is held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of five days. It is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet.

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

Universities buy digital repositories, collaboration tools, eportfolios, lecture capture tools, anti-plagiarism tools and all manner of online stuff that promises a beautiful user interface that will allow content to be created quickly and easily. It was only when the large MOOCS arrived and shook up the university administrators that they collectively lifted their heads from the sand.

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2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Amanda Coolidge instructional designer Students as Creators or Makers: Tools to foster Higher-order Thinking Skills - Jeff Hoffart (@JeffHoffart) - TEDxYouth@BIS Team Teaching in a school which sometimes becomes a hostile environment for a teacher or how to teach in an ex-conflict area - Attila Nagy, LLM International Business Law 2:00pm Can MOOCs Really Make an Impact in the Developing World? From the 2012 GlobalEdCon attendees: "This conference is a great example on what global means.

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

Universities buy digital repositories, collaboration tools, eportfolios, lecture capture tools, anti-plagiarism tools and all manner of online stuff that promises a beautiful user interface that will allow content to be created quickly and easily. It was only when the large MOOCS arrived and shook up the university administrators that they collectively lifted their heads from the sand.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers.

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