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schMOOC/MOOCOW Seven Futures of American Education May 17 - June 21

  • 17 May 2013
  • 2:00 PM
  • 21 Jun 2013
  • 3:00 PM
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Seven Futures of American Education schMOOC/MOOCOW

The series will begin on May 17th and conclude on June 21, 2013. It will consist of four live synchronous sessions (see schedule below) and four modules. The Central Course Communication page is now available.

Presenters; John Sener and Steve Gilbert

The schMOOC/MOOCOW* (Massive Open Online Course Or Whatever) will explore John Sener's book "The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World."

The series will include these participation options ("paths"):

  • guided sequence to enable participants to create an action plan for implementing one or more quality improvement strategies in their course, program, or institution.

  • “do-it-yourself” (DIY)   approach which allows participants to learn what they wish by defining their own objectives and using available resources (both inside and outside the course) to attain them as desired.

Course Schedule:

Time Frame


Friday, May 17, 2 - 3pm ET:

Live Session; Getting Started: Getting to Know You, Us, the Seven Futures

May 17 - June 7:

Module 1: Identifying Your Challenge


Module 2: Defining Quality Improvement: the Seven Futures Framework & You

Friday, June 7, 2 - 3pm ET:

Live Session; The Seven Futures Approach to IEQ: A Dialogue

June 7 - 14:

Module 3: Selecting Your IEQ Strategy

Friday, June 14, 2 - 3pm ET:

Live Session; Modeling the IEQ Planning Process  

June 14 - 21:  

Module 4: Preparing Your IEQ Action Plan

Friday, June 21, 2 - 3pm ET

Live Session; Sharing Your Plans, Reflecting on Your Experience



The series will also model several of the key strategies described in Seven Futures, including:

  • learner-generated content (create an action plan and other content that you can use),

  • event-anchored learning (participate in TLT Group's FridayLive! synchronous events to S‘anchor’ course activities), and

  • impact assessment (opportunities to reflect on what you’re learning, mine insights, and assess their impact on you, your students, your colleagues...).

NOTE:  *a “schMOOC/MOOCOW” is our version of a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course):

schMOOC”  = “somewhat connectivist, hypothetically Massive Open Online Course” --
“somewhat connectivist” because the course offers DIY and other connectivist options but also offers more structure than a typical cMOOC. “hypothetically” Massive because the course is open to all but not likely to be huge.

MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.

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