Fundamentals of Online Education Course: Jan. 28th

Are you a faculty member interested in teaching online, or an experienced online instructor who wants to brush up on your online teaching skills? Beginning January 28th, 2013, Georgia Tech, through their partnership with Coursera, will be offering a free, six-week class called the Fundamentals of Online Education. Here’s the course description from the class’s webpage on Coursera: In this […]

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Deadline Extended: Open & Digital Learning Resources Conference

Procrastinators, Johnny-come-latelies, and busy people: the proposal deadline for the Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference has been extended.  You now have until January 18th, 2013 to submit your brilliant proposal. Don’t dawdle. The online proposal form is fairly simple and should take you only a few minutes to complete. To review the proposal guidelines for the conference, go to http://openva.org/proposals/.

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MOOC to the Future

Yesterday was the kickoff of the newest MOOC on the block, The Current/Future State of Higher Education, or #CFHE12 for you folks who speak #hashtag. It is divided into six, weeklong sections, and includes readings, discussions, assignments, and creative challenges. It being a MOOC, this structure is inherently loose and liable to loosen even more as the course gets cranking. […]

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MOOCs: A New Way to Train Your Cat

MOOC fever has broken out,  infecting the insular and sheltered world of academia and spreading to the vulnerable population at large. Symptoms include a feeling of generalized urgency (Audrey Watters calls this FOMO), a paradoxical desire to monetize free and open content, and a susceptibility to buzzwords and confident-sounding prognostication. It won’t be long until we’ll begin to see articles […]

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Retreat To the Future

On Tuesday and Wednesday August 7-8, from noon to noon, the VCCS held its Chancellor’s Retreat. This annual event brings together the 23 presidents of the Virginia Community College System, members of the State Board of Higher Education, Virginia legislators, higher education administrators, and others to reflect on our collective work, plan for the future, and kick off the  beginning […]

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