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Thursday 14th March 2013
8pm Melbourne time (GMT+11)
The Australia e-Series Room in Blackboard Collaborate
Rob Sbaglia is an innovative teacher working in Victoria, Australia. He’s passionate about pushing his students to think creatively, to be self directed learners and global collaborators. Rob’s initiative, The Global School, “provides the opportunity for schools to connect with each other around the world – authentically”. Come along and listen to Rob as he takes us through his journey of developing The Writers Club, Global Maths and Global Science…The Global School.
What makes a good online community? There are plenty of them to join, but is there something common to the Communities of Practice that people keep returning to for conversation? Is it the topics discussed, the platform format, an obscure “feeling”, the people that drop in, leadership, etiquette…?
Nothing special in terms of e-bling tonight as I’ve been away, but it’s an interesting topic that I’d love to throw out there for debate.
Please join us for the Australia e-Series Community Connect session at 8pm tonight (GMT + 11) and share your ideas.
The link to our Blackboard Collaborate Room:http://tinyurl.com/29tyznz
Here’s a great reference: The Online Community Guide
I’ve never been in this situation before, in a Google Hangout Convergence Session with academics from afar. Participating in #oldsmooc has broadened my experience of Connected Learning and opened my eyes to it’s effectiveness.
I was nervous.
OLDS MOOC Week 2: Inquire
This week focuses on context. What is learner context? How does learner context affect ways learners interpret and enact learning designs? How can we use context in learning design? How can we personalise designs to individual learner’s needs and contexts?
OLDS MOOC Week 3: Ideate
This week will focus on design representations and their value in enabling design thinking, discourse and sharing. Understanding the form of design thinking will build upon your previous work in this MOOC, namely the vision for your Learning Design, your project (group or individual) and way in which learner context may impact upon design. Throughout the week you will be introduced to a number of conceptual learning designs that will help you to develop your own design ideas and representations, and enable you to consider Pedagogical Patterns, the focus of week 4 activities.
Thank you to the @oldsmooc team for inviting me into these Convergence Sessions.
COMMUNITY CONNECT 2013….yes, we’re back and ready for a year of discovery, conversation and professional development.
I’m proud to be the “face” of Community Connect this year, I have huge shoes to fill. Thank you Junita Lyon for helping find my place in the world of “online webinar facilitation”. You have made Community Connect what it is and I hope to continue with your belief that we are here to teach, learn, support, collaborate and above all, have fun while we learn.
I have huge shoes to fill.
TONIGHT at 8pm Melbourne Australia time (GMT + 11) we will kick off the season with an open discussion about your best experiences from 2012, followed by what your plans and aspirations are for 2013.
I look forward to seeing you online in The Australia e-Series Webinar Room tonight.
Note: To join this webinar you need Java installed on your computer/laptop and a headset is recommended.