Week 35: Terry Anderson

Change in formal education systems


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Week 35: Terry Anderson

Live Session Today

This is the last week of the Change11 course and we are pleased to welcome Terry Anderson. Our live session is TODAY.

This week's live online session with Terry Anderson on Change in formal education systems, Wednesday May 9 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (Check your time zone) The session will be held here in Blackboard Collaborate.

We will focus on change in formal education systems by talking about two issues:

1. Interaction - The various types and methods by which interaction is supported in formal education, especially student-student, student-content and student-teacher interactions. We look especially at the capacity to substitute one form of interaction for another based on funding, time subject and context. As background reading please read:

2. Finally, the presentation will look at the various challenges associated with outsourcing and/or decoupling some of the many services (including interaction options) that define typical "full meal deal" higher education institutions  of the current and traditional higher education  model. week35


About this Course

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Being connected changes learning. When those connections are global, the experience of knowledge development is dramatically altered as well. Over the past four years, a growing number of educators have started experimenting with the teaching and learning process in order to answer critical questions: "How does learning change when formal boundaries are reduced? What is the future of learning? What role with educators play in this future? What types of institutions does society need to respond to hyper-growth of knowledge and rapid dissemination of information? How do the roles of learners and educators change when knowledge is ubiquitous?"

Experimenting with answers to these questions has produced what is now called "massive open online courses" or MOOCs. Three of us - George Siemens, Stephen Downes, and Dave Cormier - have had over 10,000 participants in the various courses we've run since 2008. The learning experience has been terrific. We've refined our pedagogical approaches, improved the software (well, actually, just Stephen did that), and developed a research agenda around learning in networks in open online courses.

We've always been a bit uncomfortable being the sole facilitators of open courses - knowledge, after all, is networked. To grow knowledge is to grow connectedness and diversity.

So we decided to lean on a few colleagues to help run a unique course experience. End result: a MOOC with each week being facilitated by an innovative thinker, researcher, and scholar. Over 30 of them. From 11 different countries. The draft schedule is available here. We're excited about the prospect of a global learning experience. We encourage participants to "write themselves into the course" by setting up sub-group, networks, and personal spaces for interaction and dialogue.

If you are interested in joining, please register for the course. We will be posting more information over the next few months.