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Seven Futures of American Education schMOOC v2.0 (#tltg7FS2) January 17 - February 22, 2014

  • 24 Jan 2014
  • 2:00 PM
  • 27 Feb 2014
  • 3:00 PM
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Seven Futures of American Education v2.0 (#tltg7FS2): Perspectives, Strategies, Plans

January 17 - February 22, 2014

Presenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and John Sener


Get across the starting line! Seven Futures of American Education (7F) is designed to help those who work in higher education (faculty, administrators, other professional staff) increase their ability to create positive educational change by using the ideas in Seven Futures.

Perspectives -- This schMOOC will present the Seven Futures perspective on improving educational quality. Participants will discuss these perspectives and compare them with their own personal perspectives. Participants will also identify where they stand on committing to quality improvement, and identify one or more issues they face in trying to improve educational quality.

Strategies -- 7F will present and discuss a wide array of strategies for re-empowering learning and teaching, revitalizing the educational enterprise, and using online learning to improve education. Participants will select one or more quality improvement strategies that address their self-identified issues, based on a combination of Seven Futures and personal perspectives.

Plans -- The course will enable participants to create the outline for an action plan for implementing one or more quality improvement strategies in their course, program, or institution.

This schMOOC* is based the book The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World by John Sener.  We highly encourage participants to purchase a copy of the book to help you get the most out of this experience. (Participants can take this course without having or using the book.)  This schMOOC will also offer multiple paths for participation, including a well-sequenced set of guided learning activities (“Action Path”), a Book Club Path and a DIY (“Design-It-Yourself”) option

Seven Futures schMOOC Schedule

Time Frame Name of the Module Live Session Schedule: FridayLive! session
Module 0  Designated Learner Orientation Thursday, January 16 
4 - 5 pm ET
Module 0 
Adobe Connect Orientation Friday, January 17 1:15 - 1:45 pm ET  
Module 0 

Friday, January 17 2 - 3 pm ET

The Seven Futures: Big Ideas and Plan to Action

Module 0  Google+ Orientation Friday, January 17 3 - 3:30 pm ET  
Module 0 
 schMOOC Orientation Wednesday, January 22 
3 - 4 pm ET
Module 1 1/19 -1/25 Committing to Quality Improvement Twitter Chat, 1/22, 4 - 5 pm ET  
Module 2 1/26 - 2/1 Perspectives on Quality Improvement
Friday, January 31 2 - 3 pm ET  

Setting the Scenario: The Seven Futures Perspective on Quality Improvement

Module 3 2/2 - 2/8 Strategies for Quality Improvement: What & Why Twitter Chat 2/5, 3 - 4 pm ET  
Module 4  2/9 - 2/15 Selecting Your Quality Improvement Strategy(ies) Friday, February 14 2 - 3 pm ET

Ready, Set, Go! Crossing the Starting Line to Improving Quality

Module 4 (cont) 2/16 - 2/22 Capstone Project: Completing Your Action Plan Friday, February 21 2 - 3 pm ET

Improving Learning and Teaching in a Screen Captured World: Sharing Your Plan to Action

The central course communication site is located at 
*schMOOC = somewhat connectivist, hypothetically Massively Open Online Course -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.       

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