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

It’s not easy to assign resources for this. 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. Community colleges are working with comparatively few resource. This works in a low-stakes settings, like a MOOC.

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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!

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. Not withstanding the clear resource implications of this approach it remains a difficult change to get right. Initiatives appear to more focused and well resourced.

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Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

How to move and draw with Scratch -The different types of Scratch blocks -How to find resources for Scratch. link] The 2011 Worldwide Virtual Library Conference November 2 - 3, All Free, All Online in Blackboard Collaborate Submit to present or to be kept informed at [link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Wed 31 Aug 06:00AM New York / Wed 31 Aug 10:00AM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 08:00PM Sydney Coach Carole.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our Twitter hashtag is #stemx13, and we have some resources for publicizing at [link]. Director, Online Professional Development Finding the Fun of It - Bernard De Koven From the CyberWorld to the RealWorld (Classroom) - Dahlia Shaewitz, Principal Research Analyst STEM Education and Social Activism: Creating a New South Bronx - Jessica Chung, Digital Learning Programs Associate 24/7 Math Support: Crowdsourcing Solutions and Crowdfunding Resources - Torrey Trust, Ph.D.

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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. Not withstanding the clear resource implications of this approach it remains a difficult change to get right. Initiatives appear to more focused and well resourced.

LMS 32