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.

Personal Learning Networks w/ Shelly Terrell – Oct. 4/11

Tonight, our guest was Shelly Terrell, a very well-known name in educational, social networking communities. Among other activities, Shelly has been involved in organizing projects such as #edchat, The Reform Symposium, and The Virtual Roundtable Conference. Shelly bases much of her work on the leveraging and development of Personal Learning Networks, and thus, she was a great guest to have with us tonight.

There were a few technical difficulties, as you’ll notice in the recording, as Shelly joined us tonight from Bangkok (it still amazes me that we are able to do that sort of thing). Shelly has graciously shared her slides with us (found below) and you can catch tonight’s session here.

Notes for this session are available at our evolving Google Document found here (scroll down to the appropriate date) – it provides the context and links for the rest of the class after Shelly’s presentation.