Dr. Bryan Alexander will talk about MOOCs & Ubiquitous Computing: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1233816-week-4-wiziq-on-moodle
How does learning change as we enter the era of ubiquitous computing? What does the MOOC furor tell us about emerging education? It is possible that we will have to rethink many aspects of schooling, from information architecture to academic labor. Institutional learning may suffer a classic economic disruption, or it may transform into a new, networked entity.
In the presentation, Dr. Alexander and the participants will examine drivers of change, along with several possible futures.
Teaching with Moodle is a self-paced and paced 4-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for teachers and anyone interested in teaching online using Moodle, WizIQ, and other web technologies. The course will take place in the month of June 2013. The MOOC is in the spirt of open education and is completely free.
Participants will become acquainted with Moodle as a course and learning management system. They will learn how Moodle can be used in fully online, blended learning, and the flipped class. The course will include both asynchronous (not dependent on time) and synchronous (time dependent) elements. The course is self-paced with ongoing discussions (facilitator and technical support available), live online classes (recordings), videos, and other relevant content.
Participants will be able to ask questions in advance and throughout the course through the following google drive document. The live online classes will be recorded for future reference, so don't worry if you cannot attend or if you'd like to review the content.
Live Online Classes on WizIQ
There will be 5 live online classes. The live online synchronous classes will take place on WizIQ on Saturdays at 10 AM (EST). Please check your time zone (June 1) for the exact time. Recordings will be available.
Participants will engage with the facilitator, each other, and the content. For further information, please contact Dr. Nellie Deutsch.
About the Host
Doctor of Education
Nellie Deutsch is a Canadian English teacher, researcher, writer, speaker, and e-learning specialist. Nellie is faculty member at the University of Phoenix and Atlantic University where she teaches leadership in the MA transpersonal studies.
Nellie earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. Her dissertation research (available on Amazon and ProQuest) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning courses in higher education around the world. Nellie provides teacher training on how to use Moodle and WizIQ. She is also an academic writing coach and a mentor to teachers around the globe.
Dr. Deutsch has written chapters on the use of technology and research (Sage) in textbooks and peer reviews articles and books. Nellie is on the AACE EdMedia executive and program committee, IATEFL YLTSIG committee, and on TESOL HEIS committee.