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EduMOOC. Edumooc.wikispaces. EduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. Program and Resources Expanding Daily! Visit Often for Updates! The gadget spec URL could not be found The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield welcomes you to a Massive Open Online Class (MOOC) on “Online Learning Today...and Tomorrow.” It will continue through August 19. You are invited to register (see right column) with only your name and email address so you can be given access to all materials, panels and discussions. Enrollment Update! We are elated to see enormous interest in this topic! We will add all who register to the Google Group in daily uploads. Some Media Mentions elarnspace blog by George Siemens: eduMOOC News by myweb2learn Columbia Teacher's College blog edLab: OLLI Online - University of Virginia Eagle Dawg Blog Views, dreams & creative writings, Anil Prasad CollabOERate Blog, Wayne Mackintosh adVancEducation Decision Doc UIC News Techknow Tools Learner Weblog eduMOOC 4 All Before we begin ... and "What is 'success' in a MOOC?

" 1. Online Learning Today - eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. We begin the week with an orientation to where online learning fits into higher education today. Online learning can be traced to the early days of computer assisted instruction. In the late 1960's and early 1970's the advent of widespread terminal-based learning systems such as the early PLATO system created foundations for what has evolved over the intervening half century. Online learning as we recognize it today emerged shortly after the advent of the Web in the early 1990's. Live Presentation On Thursday, June 30, at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, noon Mountain; 11:00 am Pacific time in the U.S. - 7:00 pm London time, we will host a live Web conference on the weekly topic. Joining us for the session: Ray Schroeder, Moderator, Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield Bob Hansen is the Chief Executive Office of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

Dr. Live Sessions Your screen will look like this: Blogs. 2. What the Research Tells Us - eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. Research on online learning effectiveness, student satisfaction, faculty satisfaction and access dates back more than a decade and a half at this point. Professor Karen Swan leads the discussions this week as we delve into what we know, how we know it, and what we hope to yetstill need to learn about online learning. Professor Swan is the James J. Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield. She is known for her research in learning effectiveness, and most recently, the Community of Inquiry (CoI).

Karen will be joined on the panel by two other CoI (among many other things) researchers, Phil Ice, VP of Research at American Public University System, and Ben Arbaugh, Professor of Business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Discussions in the What the Research Tells Us Study Group (wiki) at: in Google Groups at: or in Moodle at: Live presentation View the recording of the live session. Joining us for the live session will be: Resources. 3. Online Technologies Today and Tomorrow - eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. During this week, we will focus on the various online technologies are being used in Online Learning, the current best practices for each, and challenges and issues that should be considered in adopting any of these technologies.

We will also review issues of accessibility with these technologies. Live Presentation On Thursday, July 14, at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, noon Mountain; 11:00 am Pacific time in the U.S. - 7:00 pm London time, we will host a live Web conference on the weekly topic. We plan to provide hundreds of streams of the "live" Thursday sessions in both flash format and non-flash (mobile) format so that participants can view the panels. Joining us for the live session will be:Michael Cheney, Moderator, University of Illinois is Professor Communication and affiliated with the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service.

Bethany Bovard, Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer, New Mexico State University. She is well-known internationally as @tektrekker. 4. Online Learning Apps and Mobile Learning - eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. Have the technologies once again changed the way we teach and learn? Is the Learning Management System dead - replaced by apps and mobile access? This week we'll examine the new and emerging technologies in online learning; how they are changing the way we teach and learn; and where they are leading us. Live presentation On Thursday, July 21, at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, noon Mountain; 11:00 am Pacific time in the U.S. - 7:00 pm London time, we will host a live Web conference on the weekly topic. We plan to provide hundreds of streams of the "live" Thursday sessions in both flash format and non-flash (mobile) format so that participants can view the panels.

A Twitter back channel will also be encouraged for ongoing discussion of the panel. Joining us for the live session will be: Glenda Morgan, Moderator, E-Learning Strategist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign David W. Patricia McGee, Associate Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio Your screen will look like this: 5. Public, Private & Open - Online Learning - eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow.

Is higher education "worth it. " Online public, private, profit and open learning initiatives are all impacted by the public perception that higher education is over-priced and less relevant than it should be to today's job markets. What role does online learning play in this continuum of opportunities to learn? Can online learning save higher education from bursting the bubble? Ray Schroeder will lead a panel from diverse institutions in discussing the new realities in higher education. Live presentation On Thursday, July 28, at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, noon Mountain; 11:00 am Pacific time in the U.S. - 7:00 pm London time, we will host a live Web conference on the weekly topic.

Joining us for the live session will be: Ray Schroeder, Moderator, Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield As Director of Global Learning, Cable Green leads the Education projects at Creative Commons. Live Sessions Your screen will look like this: Blogs. 6. Personal Online Learning Networks - eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. Learning is lifelong. Online learning facilitates lifelong learning in ways not possible even three years ago. With two billion people online; a host of open resources; and a rapidly growing online specialized and continuing education segment, the sky is the limit. University of Illinois Springfield Center for Online Learning, Research and Service Associate Director Shari Smith leads this week's discussion of ways in which personal online learning networks are changing the world and how we learn!

Live presentation On Thursday, August 4, at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, noon Mountain; 11:00 am Pacific time in the U.S. - 7:00 pm London time, we will host a live Web conference on the weekly topic. Joining us for the live session will be: Shari Smith, Moderator, Associate Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield George Siemens, Founder and President of Complexive Systems Inc., Athabasca University Your screen will look like this: Twitter. 7. Collaboratives, Collectives and Clouds - eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. Online learning is disruptive - in the "Clayton Christensen" sense. It changes the field for all, just as the personal computer changed the world of mainframe and mini-computers of the 1970s. University of Illinois Center for Online Research and Service Associate Director Shari Smith has studied, presented and published in the area of online learning for inter-institutional collaborations over the past half dozen years.

She will lead our discussion this week. Live presentation On Thursday, August 11, at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, noon Mountain; 11:00 am Pacific time in the U.S. - 7:00 pm London time, we will host a live Web conference on the weekly topic. Joining us for the live session will be: Shari McCurdy Smith, Moderator, Associate Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield Karen Vignare, Director , Project Design and Implementation, Michigan State University Linda C.

Your screen will look like this: Resources Blogs and Wikis. 8. Online Learning Tomorrow 2011-2021 - eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. It has been a most interesting journey from the earliest days of online learning to today. As we have discussed in earlier weeks, we are now poised at a moment of significant change - changes in technology, economics, societal needs, etc. are converging today. How will these changes play out in the near future? How will they play out in a decade. Ubiquity, diversity, and virtuality all are characteristics that may be applied to online learning in the coming decade. Ray Schroeder returns to lead us through this look ahead in online learning.

Live presentation Recording of August 18 Live Presentation On Thursday, August 18, at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, noon Mountain; 11:00 am Pacific time in the U.S. - 7:00 pm London time, we will host a live Web conference on the weekly topic. Joining us for the live session will be: Ray Schroeder, Moderator, Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield Dr. Live Sessions Resources Blogs Twitter Sites.