WWHO HAS PARTICIPATED IN: ELCOME! QUESTION #1• open online courses• open online webinars• open online conferences
WHO HAS CREATED: QUESTION #2• blogs• wikis• RSS feeds• online courses• other open online content options?
WHAT AUDIENCE ARE YOU LOOKINGTO CREATE AN "OPEN" ENVIRONMENT• Staff• Community of Practice• Administrators• Students• Parents• Others?
TAKEAWAYS….WHAT IS OPEN LEARNING?Open Learning wiki:http://openlearningk12.wikispaces.comGoogleDoc: http://bit.ly/R7BM3k
Rather than thinking of public education as a burden that schools mustshoulder on their own, what would it mean to think of public education as a responsibility of a more distributed network of people and institutions...
....what would it mean to enlist help in this endeavour from an engaged and diverse set of publics that are broader than what we traditionally think of as educational and civic institutions? In addition to publics that are dominated by adult interests, these publics should include those that are relevant and accessible to kids now, where they canfind role models, recognition, friends, and collaborators who are co participants inthe journey of growing up in a digital age. Mimi Ito, 2010
Have you used it?Have you edited it? Have you created anything for it?
WHAT IGNITED THE IDEA EVEN MORE...Personally: Retrieved from: http://edudemic.com/wp- content/uploads/2012/04/cartoon.jpg
#CHANGE11 MOOC - MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSEAlec Couros led week 29 - Understanding Digital Citizenship
MY PERCEPTIONS OF A MOOCAs I listened and participated in Alecs session - I wondered how come I had never experienced this kind of "online" learning before? How could I apply it to k-12 audience? Is there a k-12 MOOC? What does it look like? Would others want to help me create a MOOC for k-12?
WHAT MADE THE EXPERIENCE UNIQUE?ONLINE COURSES• Everyone was there to learn together (no hierarchy)• Teachers gave contact information• Teachers encouraged you to connect with them• "Nodes" (Digital Learning areas) to interact and connect with others• Flipped Learning• Content given in Digital Format• Choice of Activities• Activities presented in open forum for feedback• No formal assessment• All activities presented using social media
TRADITIONAL ONLINE LEARNING ATTEMPTS.....T O C O N N E C T A N D N E T WO R K
OEROER AND CC -OER- Open Educational Resources FREE OPEN ONLINE!!!! For k12! -CC- Creative CommonsThe licensing you LOOK for when attributing course content AND what you consider when creating course content
ASSESSMENT Assessment:Created by: Jeremy Macdonald @MrMacnologyI chose a "Badge" System of Assessment
WILL RICHARDSON -ASSESSMENT GRAPH http://willrichardson.com/post/2 8626310240/the- immeasurable-part-2
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED…..EARNING....#1• I can create an environment where all participants felt "included“in some way • We all like to be the examples
VERENAS LEARNING #2 Participants can be beginners to advanced - I could to scaffold options for new learners while challenging my advanced learners. Open Learning naturally offer personalized learning optionsParticipant mentors were asked to volunteer to MODEL, to write comments anytime they saw something unanswered, to help me moderate Blackboard sessions, Twitter, Netvibes, Google.docs and various other tools. I encouraged others to lead in order to help make the course sustainable for me.
VEVERENA’S LEARNING #3LEARNING #3Student questions and teacher feedback seemed "amplified" in an open online forumI learned to accept that failure was possible, learn from my mistakes and do my best.Being authentic got me through and accepting that I am a learner too!
WHAT DO YOU FINISH WITH?WHAT WILL YOU END WITH?Collection of Learning Artifacts• You will have a collection of resources based on a collaborative effort• You will have developed leadership skills among your peers and ensured that everyone is identified by their strengths• You will have created the foundations for autonomous learning for all participants which will offer them the opportunities outside of the school and/or district
HOW OPEN ONLINE LEARNING "COULD” BE USED IN K-12An online Module or Course (Students, Teachers, Admin, Districts, Govt)• Using an open or closed wiki, you could use the MOOC model to create an online course or module of your own based on this PPT presentation
AS A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPTIONOpen Courses can be offered on any topic and can be a "course" or way to connect and learn.Pick one topic - then pick various subtopics for your "experts" to focus on.You dont have to ask others to be "experts" you could be the lead facilitator the whole way through....However, asking others to "lead" a week based on their "strength" is a great way to connect and network.You can choose to keep the course within a school, district or consider opening your "course" to others.