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.
Tonight, we were very fortunate to have Dave Cormier as our guest in EC&I 831. The topic was Rhizomatic Learning, a concept that Cormier has been expanding upon for some time (at least since this post in 2008). Dave gave a wonderful overview of the topic, and was able to fully engage the participants in using his ‘live slides’ method (creating a slide deck on the fly through user feedback).
If you missed the conversation, there are two ways to view it. First, the entire Blackboard Collaborate session is available here. Also, Cormier saved his own copy of the presentation using a great tool called Screenflow. The resulting recording has been uploaded to Youtube and is available here and embedded below.
If you want to learn more about the topic, check out Cormier’s more recent post, “Workers, soldiers or nomads – what does the Gates Foundation want from our education system?“.
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.