Exploring the Future of Courses: From Course to Dis/Course is a short, online (FREE) conference May 14 & 15, 2009. Anyone is able to join in the session presentations & discussions that delve into the topic of online learning and course content that is shared in Elluminate & in Moodle.
Current course models of development, creation and sharing is in question for our learners. Many challenges and changes to digital technologies will impact how to best design course content.
Today’s presentations included:
- How digital technologies are impacting higher education (Martin Weller) – Digital Implications for Universities by @mweller
- Connected and disconnected learners (Josie Fraser
- Messing with Data (Tony Hirst)
- Future Course Models (George Siemens)
Most of the sessions discussed how educators are managing the challenges new technology presents and its effect on current course models, data-driven material and learner needs in a digital.
For those of you who could not attend today, be sure to join in online tomorrow OR catch up with the conversation online. If are not able to tune in live, be sure to follow along in Twitter, Delicious or blogs with the hash tag – #disc09
[The sessions in Elluminate will be recorded and archived shortly.]
Great question posed by George Siemens, towards the end of his presentation, to further ponder:
“What is the vital currency of education in a world where the information cycle is no longer controllable?”