As difficult as we make it sound, self-improvement can be a straightforward thing. It’s relatively easy to become more fit (diet and exercise) or even to become smarter (read more and attend classes on a topic).
Yes. That’s right. It’s not a misspelling. “Tweaching” is on the rise. A term coined by our very own Brian Salerno at QU Online, “tweaching” refers to the use of Twitter for instruction in both online and on ground settings. According to the Faculty Focus Report (2009) on Twitter in Higher Education, up to 71.8% of college faculty expect that their use of Twitter will increase in the coming school year. Will you be “tweaching” with them?
In celebration of the 125th year of the Proceedings, we are proud to announce the start of the first ever Online Conference of the Aristotelian Society: a weeklong event featuring classic papers from our back catalogue, commentaries on these papers delivered by contemporary philosophers, and an online-based discussion forum that is open to everyone. We hope that you’ll enjoy participating in the discussion.
Curtis Bonk led a session about MOOCs at Learning 2012. His slides are available at TrainingShare (this is the direct link). His presentation must have been one of the most insanely paced sessions ...
Via Ana Cristina Pratas
The challenges faced by higher education around the world are daunting and cannot be met by the traditional institution-based education system. For the current model to meet the needs of future generations, we would need to build and fund thousands of new universities. And yet the past ten years have demonstrated that there is another way. Scalable education on the web is increasingly possible, largely through the use of commodity software that is easy to use and available freely or at low cost to anyone.