Role of Educator w/ Stephen Downes – November 8, 2011

Stephen Downes was our guest tonight in #eci831 and he shared with us a “live-slides” style presentation on the topic, “The Role of Educator in a Networked World“. You can find the Blackboard Collaborate recording here, or if you want an alternate method of catching the session, Stephen has shared the slides and the recorded audio on his site. Slides for the session are also available below.

I want to give a special thanks to Dave Cormier who stood in for me tonight to moderate the session (as I’m currently in Australia). I am lucky to be connected to such good people like Stephen and Dave who are passionate about open learning that they are willing to donate their valuable time to support the learning of my students.

Networked Learning & Digital Identity – Oct. 18, 2011

Tonight, I gave a presentation on networked learning and digital identity. The presentation began as a personal history of how I became first interested in the idea of networked learning and openness, moved into our current context, and then gave some examples of how individuals and groups are using our new digital affordances to teach, learn, and collaborate on projects of shared interest

A recording of the session is available here and the slides are available below: