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Oct 19th, 2011
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Meeting Room 114
Eastern Time
Open content, blended learning, prior learning assessment, and personal learning networks and paths are all shaping the future of higher education. The common threads are technology, social media, unbundling of services, and increased personalization. In this time of disruptive innovation, hear success stories of institutions that are collaborating to respond positively to the challenges of securing funding, providing access, and ensuring quality teaching and learning.


RT @anya1anya: About to start my session at #E11_FS04 #EDU11 livestream podcast comes out in a month w/slides.

Here's an excellent infograph on the student loan problem: @scoopit #E11_FS04 #EDU11

-The EduPunks' Guide to a DIY Credential-, ebook by @anya1anya #edu11 #E11_FS04

Check out links to "Mozilla Open Badge Project Controversy" half-way down here: #edu11 #E11_FS04

RT @GeorgeOnline: "Student Loan Racket Enables Higher Education Bubble" via @Smithstorian #E11_FS04 #EDU11

@judithtabron: Don't you think that's just a factor of the prototypical nature of badges at this point? #E11_FS04 #EDU11

-DIY U- by @anya1anya #edu11 #E11_FS04

RT @judithtabron: #E11_FS04 So tired of people making the error of saying that "MIT put all their courses online" when talking about their OCW project. #edu11

@Smithstorian #E11_FS04 #EDU11 Maybe I don't know what "badge" could be. Since the 90s it's been "Here's what I know"; "the level I reached"

@judithtabron So true. They put some course materials online. That's not the same as an entire course experience. #E11_FS04 #edu11

RT @markgr: RT @Smithstorian: Kamenetz: 73% of adult learning happens outside of higher ed #E11_FS04 #EDU11

Can't get out to the mic or I'd ask Kamenetz what advice she'd give an 18-year-old with a B avg and low/no $ resources. #E11_FS04 #EDU11

@MatthewKSeibert Why? Because (in part) of this attitude: #E11_FS04

@Smithstorian Yes! Like my son for example!! #E11_FS04 #EDU11

RT @derekbruff: @GeorgeOnline Which is why class sessions should be more like performances than recordings. That is, interactive. #edu11 #E11_FS04

Totally get it @judithtabron ..your point re 'what "badge" could be' might be the can we make them meaningful? #E11_FS04 #EDU11

#E11_FS04 #EDU11 "This is real quick, but what do we do about academic freedom?" Yeah, real quick. :-)

We don't DVR the Super Bowl do we? Why not have class sessions that are similarly "unskippable"? #edu11 #E11_FS04

@derekbruff Agreed. It should matter whether or not there is an "audience" there, together. #edu11 #E11_FS04

@Smithstorian #E11_FS04 #EDU11 Personally I'm big on the skills & abilities AND knowledge certified by these things we call "degrees"

Now at #edu11 online: DIY U: Edupunks and the Future of Higher Education #E11_FS04

@MatthewKSeibert #E11_FS04

RT @GeorgeOnline: "Student Loan Racket Enables Higher Education Bubble" via @Smithstorian #E11_FS04 #EDU11

New-to-me term: "Open Washing"-using buzz word w/o embracing philosophy. *cough* @blackboard *cough* #edu11 #E11_FS04

Kamenetz: It's NOT only the content that makes education/learning work...the interface just as important #E11_FS04 #EDU11

People aren't paying money for recordings of music any more. They're paying to see performances, though. + #edu11 #E11_FS04

#E11_FS04 I'm glad she mentioned the occupy movement, as many of them are disenfranchised college students or new grads.

What we're providing in higher ed that isn't otherwise available is akin to that. - #edu11 #E11_FS04

New to me too! @GeorgeOnline: New-to-me term: "Open Washing" ... lots of potential for it though! #edu11 #E11_FS04

Using the word "open" too often from vendors reminds me of this - #edu11 #E11_FS04

#E11_FS04 Peer based collaborative learning seems to be a common theme today, and according to the experts, it is the best way we learn

Personal, Peer-based, Collaborative, factors for evaluating curriculum? or even accreditation? #E11_FS04 #EDU11

RT @kevinoshea: Using the word "open" too often from vendors reminds me of this - #edu11 #E11_FS04

#E11_FS04 Massively open online course @ Stanford - 100,000+ students in one course

#E11_FS04 Do students want to come learn at our campuses as much as they want to attend rock concerts? Offering exciting group experiences?

#E11_FS04 So tired of people making the error of saying that "MIT put all their courses online" when talking about their OCW project. #edu11

Interested in Open Content, then you might be interested in "Openness" as well...
From critical IT services to educational content, distributed models based on openness are challenging higher education's traditional approaches. The Openness Constituent Group ( focuses on the emergence and adoption of open technologies, practices, policies, and initiatives, and how they affect the delivery and support of education. Topics include but are not limited to free and open source software, open content, open educational resources, open courseware, open standards, and management practices such as open business and enterprise 2.0


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