Michael and I will be participating in two upcoming EDUCAUSE webinars.
Massive and Open: A Flipped Webinar about What We Are Learning
On Thursday, December 4th from 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET we will be joined by George Siemens for an EDUCAUSE Live! webinar:
In 2012, MOOCs burst into public consciousness with course rosters large enough to fill a stadium and grand promises that they would disrupt higher education. Two years later, after some disappointments, setbacks, and not a small amount of schadenfreude, MOOCs seem almost passé. And yet, away from the sound and the fury, researchers and teachers have been busy finding answers to some basic questions: What are MOOCs good for, and what can we learn from them? Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein will talk about what we're learning so far.
This will be a flipped webinar. We strongly encourage you to watch the 14-minute video interview film of MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) grantees before the webinar begins. If you would like more background on MOOCs, feel free to watch the other two videos (parts 2 and 3) in the series as well.
More information on this page. Registration is free.
UPDATE: The recording is now available, both the Adobe Connect and the chat transcript.
Teaching and Learning: 2014 in Retrospect, 2015 in Prospect
On Monday, December 8th from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET we will be joined by Audrey Watters for an EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) webinar:
Join Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, as they moderate this webinar with Phil Hill, Michael Feldstein, and Audrey Watters.
The past year has been an eventful one for teaching and learning in higher education. There have been developments in all areas, including analytics, the LMS, online education, and learning spaces. What were the key developments in 2014, and what do they portend for us in 2015? For this ELI webinar, we will welcome a trio of thought leaders to help us understand the past year and what it portends for the coming year. Come and share your own insights, and join the discussion.
More information on this page. This webinar is available for ELI member institutions, but it will be publicly available 90 days later.
We hope you can join us for these discussions.