online learning

I am very excited to be convening the Passion-Driven Learning strand of the K12 Online Conference this year. This is an approach I believe deeply in. We have an all-star line up covering vital topics such as genius hour, connected learning, and more. Several of these projects are ones I've been proud to be associated with this year. Here is the schedule for the week. (Links will be added as the...
(Originally published by CUE in OnCUE, Winter, 2013, Vol. 35, No. 4. Republished with permission.) Making a MOOC: What we learned in #CLMOOC Making a MOOC: What we learned in #CLMOOC MOOCs—massive open online courses—are undeniably popular in educational circles, and predictions are that they might just revolutionize how learning takes place. Gathering considerable media attention and investor...
CLMOOC is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience that is open to anyone who is interested in making, creativity, and learning. In it, we designed and engaged in "makes"—creative projects—that tap into our personal (and professional) interests.
A series of three webinars, entitled Maker Bridge, was kicked off yesterday. The series is supported by the Nominet Trust - in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation, as part of their involvement in Make Things Do Stuff. Below is the video archive of that first webinar. From the Maker Bridge site: "The series asks: what is new about digital making now? Why is it important? How does digital...
The Alliance for Excellent EducationInvites You to Attend a Webinar on A Dive Into Connected Learning Wednesday, May 29, 2013 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET) PanelistsElyse Eidman-Aadahl, PhD, Director of National Programs and Site Development,National Writing ProjectMizuko “Mimi” Ito, PhD, Chair of Digital Media and Learning, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation;Research...
Philipp Schmidt, of Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), closed the Connected Learning webinar in which he and P2PU were featured last week, with a thank you and a challenge. He thanked both facilitators and participants for creating an opportunity that was itself a “flexible, engaging, and welcoming opportunity for us to conceptualize how learning works” and then he challenged us all to do something...
I know that Connected Learning spaces exist at the college level. The best example I’ve ever been in was the Center for Computer-Assisted Language Instruction  (CCLI, now the HDMZ) at Michigan Tech. Students and teachers alike could enter that space and pursue whatever they wanted. I had access to a dream array of digital software and hardware, and the space was filled with helpful people willing...
This was originally posted on my blog: My Squirrelly View of Education and on the NWP eAnthology 2010. I don’t know about you, but I am continually amazed at our world of instant collaboration and communication. The tool doesn’t seem to matter, be it Twitter, Facebook, or Skype. What matters are the people. Over the last couple of years, online I have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of...
Come SCUBA with us in WhyReef—a virtual coral reef—and discover the splendors of coral reefs and the creatures that make reefs their homes! Observe amazing reef species from the Harlequin Shrimp and the Giant Triton Snail to the White-Tip Reef Shark, count and identify species to monitor reef populations just like scientists do, or play the Food Web Game to figure out how these creatures depend...

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