Seven Futures of American Education schMOOC/MOOCOW
The series will begin on May 17th and conclude on June 21, 2013. It will consist of four live synchronous sessions (see schedule below) and four modules. The Central Course Communication page is now available.
Presenters; John Sener and Steve Gilbert
The schMOOC/MOOCOW* (Massive Open Online Course Or Whatever) will explore John Sener's book "The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World."
The series will include these participation options ("paths"):
guided sequence to enable participants to create an action plan for implementing one or more quality improvement strategies in their course, program, or institution.
“do-it-yourself” (DIY) approach which allows participants to learn what they wish by defining their own objectives and using available resources (both inside and outside the course) to attain them as desired.
Friday, May 17, 2 - 3pm ET:
Live Session; Getting Started: Getting to Know You, Us, the Seven Futures
May 17 - June 7:
Module 1: Identifying Your Challenge
Module 2: Defining Quality Improvement: the Seven Futures Framework & You
Friday, June 7, 2 - 3pm ET:
Live Session; The Seven Futures Approach to IEQ: A Dialogue
June 7 - 14:
Module 3: Selecting Your IEQ Strategy
Friday, June 14, 2 - 3pm ET:
Live Session; Modeling the IEQ Planning Process
June 14 - 21:
Module 4: Preparing Your IEQ Action Plan
Friday, June 21, 2 - 3pm ET
Live Session; Sharing Your Plans, Reflecting on Your Experience
The series will also model several of the key strategies described in Seven Futures, including:
learner-generated content (create an action plan and other content that you can use),
event-anchored learning (participate in TLT Group's FridayLive! synchronous events to S‘anchor’ course activities), and
impact assessment (opportunities to reflect on what you’re learning, mine insights, and assess their impact on you, your students, your colleagues...).
NOTE: *a “schMOOC/MOOCOW” is our version of a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course):
schMOOC” = “somewhat connectivist, hypothetically Massive Open Online Course” --
“somewhat connectivist” because the course offers DIY and other connectivist options but also offers more structure than a typical cMOOC. “hypothetically” Massive because the course is open to all but not likely to be huge.
MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.