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February 3-5, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana, and Online
Connected Learning: Opening Pathways,
ELI 2014 Leadership Seminar: Using MOOCs to Spur Innovation
What Is the Leadership Seminar?
The Leadership Seminar is designed as a deeper learning session threaded throughout the annual meeting program. The goals for this learning opportunity are
- To enable participants to network with peers focused on leading online teaching and learning innovations, like MOOCs,
- To understand different online innovation strategic models and how institutions are using such innovations, like the MOOC to achieve their goals, and
- To collect ideas and tools to provide support and leadership for their institution on online teaching and learning innovations
Participants, both new and experienced, will benefit from peer interaction and the opportunity to network and engage with leaders on MOOCs and other online innovations during small group discussions and one-on-one networking. Participants will meet, share with, and learn from a cohort of peers from a wide range of positions supporting teaching and learning from different types of higher education institutions.
The leadership seminar requires separate registration and includes all sessions listed below and a hosted seminar lunch on Tuesday. To register for the Leadership Seminar, you must also register for the ELI Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
January 16 at 2:00 PM ET
Online Information Session (online information session, open to all). Join us in the ELI Adobe Connect Room, http://educause.acms.com/eliweb for this live, open-to-all, 30-minute online information session designed to provide individuals with a general overview of the program covering details regarding the schedule, activities, and goals. The co-directors will also discuss suggested readings to be completed prior to attending the seminar in New Orleans and answer any questions about the program.
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:00 - 11:00am CT
Participants will have a chance to discuss strategies for spurring innovation on their campuses as leaders in a time of change.
Monday’s agenda will include
- Overview of leadership seminar goals
- Review MOOCS as the context with which to explore some of the broader leadership issues that inform campus change efforts
- Leadership challenges in online innovation
- Review of literature on innovation in online and blended learning contexts
- Discussion on how to be a leader in a time of change
- Building a leadership toolset
- Review of examples from practitioners on ways to take technology opportunities and build consensus/direction
- Consider ways to coach and align institutional teams to support innovation
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:30am - 1:30pm CT
After discussing innovation and change in the online learning context, participants will consider ways in which MOOCs or other teaching and learning online innovations could be implemented at their institutions. Participants will have an opportunity to hear multiple institutional perspectives on MOOCs and will also meet with several of the presenters over lunch to discuss potential strategies.
Tuesday’s agenda will include
- Exploring the MOOC’s evolution and how the various models address student needs
- Considering what can be transferred from what we know of the online learning environment to the MOOC learning model and vice versa
- Understanding what can be learned from large-scale innovations through research and learning analytics
- Examining the MOOC as a new way to think about how we teach (i.e., the flipped classroom)
- Considering emerging and unaddressed issues in the online innovation context
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 8:30 - 9:30am CT
During the closing session, leadership seminar participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas, concerns, and potential action steps to consider implementation of innovations like the MOOC at their institutions. They’ll also clarify the potential goals for adopting/launching innovations in teaching and learning.
A selected list of MOOC, online innovation, and leadership related readings and resources will be shared to help participants prepare for the seminar and to serve as recommendations for their personal libraries.