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FridayLive! February 15 Live from Lilly Greensboro. "sMOOChing as Teaching; Teaching as sMOOChing"

  • 15 Feb 2013
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online meeting info in Registration Confirmation Email [also check your Junk folder] and via email 24 hours prior to event start


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LIVE From Lilly Greensboro: sMOOChing as Teaching;  Teaching as sMOOChing 
February 15, 2013
  2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all. 
Steven W. Gilbert, President, TLT Group

Flipped classrooms, MOOCs,  
Good New Answers for Good Old Questions

Background, Description

sMOOChing:  Facilitating the most effective integration of MOOCs and similar new resources into undergraduate programs of colleges and universities that are NOT producing or hosting the MOOCs.  And thereby increase the variety, quality, and quantity of undergraduate instruction available to  students and alumni.

FQ3:  3rd Fundamental Question:
How can we help people learn from an available information resource?
          [NEW info resource:  like a MOOC?]   
          [OLD info resource:  like a book?]
More, better, faster, easier, ...?
  • Without the participation of the author/publisher/lecturer?
  • Without the awareness of the author/publisher/lecturer?
  • Without the permission of the author/publisher/lecturer
Deep Background
  • New technologies almost always enable the production of new information resources much sooner than humanity can figure out how to use them for educational purposes.  
  • Entrepreneurs and innovators outside of education almost always figure out how to begin using the new resources before educators do. 
  • Independent self-motivated learners almost always figure out how to begin using the new resources before teachers and other professional educators do.  
  • There aren't many independent self-motivated learners.
  • Some of the better ways of using the new resources may not emerge for a long time - may wait until some people begin thinking in new ways, perceiving new kinds of possibilities for using them.
Support Roles Developed by TLT Group
In the TLT Group's online activities during the past several years, especially in FridayLive!, we have developed some practices and roles that both improve the quality of the sessions and the sense of community for those who participate often.  Please help us adapt these valuable roles and practices to enhance the educational benefits of rapidly emerging new resources like MOOCs, especially for learners who are NOT affiliated with the institutions that are producing and hosting the MOOCs et al.  
  • Voice of the Chat (VoC)
  • Extermission
  • DIIGO project
  • Designated Learner
  • Designated Kibitzer
Local Facilitators
Those who take on some of the roles listed above and other roles to be developed for helping undergraduates learn more effectively from MOOCs and similar resources integrated with undergraduate courses.  
Potential "local facilitators" of undergraduate learning via MOOCs and similar resources include: faculty (full-time, part-time, current, retired) and other academic professionals, current undergraduates and graduate students, alumni.

sMOOChers cohort's foci:  content, method, roles

    NOTE:  Login instructions for the session will be sent in the Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. We will also send an additional login reminder 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

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