The World is Open: December 21, 2009

Recording from today's session

 
 
 
photo of me taken by a short person :-)
Recording from today's session
by Sylvia Currie - Monday, 21 December 2009, 7:51 PM
 
Thanks everyone who came out to our Q&A with Curtis Bonk today. We had a nice gathering of about 20 or so, and heaps of interesting questions! As mentioned in the session, if you would like to carry on the conversation here, share some resources, or even ask more questions feel free to do that. Curt is on a pretty hectic schedule but he might be able to check in.

Snapshot form Curt's webcam

I took a snap of Curt's nice hat. smile Here is Elluminate recording. I'll post the text chat as a separate message.
photo of me taken by a short person :-)
Text chat transcript from December 21 World is Open
by Sylvia Currie - Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 9:52 AM
 
World is Open with Curtis Bonk December 21, 2009
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Heather Ross: Hi Sylvia!
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Sylvia Currie: Hi Heather!
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Sylvia Currie: Nice kitchen, Curt
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Heather Ross: The fact that he is doing this from his kitchen is an example of how open the world is.
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Moderator (Curt Bonk): Hi Heather
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Heather Ross: Hi Curt.
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Sylvia Currie: Welcome Terrie!
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Pam V: I am hoping to see you there.
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Heather Ross: Coming back to Saskatoon some time?
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Sylvia Currie: Welcome April!
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April Hayman: Hello!
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Moderator (Curt Bonk): I guess so
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Moderator (Curt Bonk): Hi April.
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Moderator (Curt Bonk): See you there in Ok City Pam.
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Nellie Deutsch: Hi
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Cristina Costa: I still havent managed to put it there
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Peter Rawsthorne: Hey Nellie!
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Nellie Deutsch: Hi Peter and Critina
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Nellie Deutsch: Hi Curt
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Cristina Costa: Hi Nellie
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Nellie Deutsch: I finally got the book, Curt It went around the world.
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Sylvia Currie: Right - and SCoPE sort of carries on from the Global Educators Network
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Nellie Deutsch: sound is not very clear
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Heather Ross: Need to get a copy of the book.
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Cristina Costa: I bought it - need to read it
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Cristina Costa: in my list for Xmas
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Sylvia Currie: http://trainingshare.com
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Sylvia Currie: I think that was 2005
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Nellie Deutsch: Just wondering about the audience for the book, Curt?
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Sylvia Currie: http://worldisopen.com
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Bron: Hi peeps - Had to come and hear why Curt opened the world
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Sylvia Currie: Hey Bron, nice to see you!
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Bron: hiya Sylvia
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caren 1: Hi, everyone! Happy to be here!
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Bron: Hiya Caren
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Bron: Hiya Cristina and Nellie
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Nellie Deutsch: Hi Bron, how are you?
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Bron: Cool people hanging out here
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April Hayman: My boys keep knocking on my office door too. All three are home for the holidays.
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Bron: audiobooks too
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Cristina Costa: love audiobooks
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Sylvia Currie: Yes, starting to really appreciate audiobooks
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Nellie Deutsch: what about the wikis?
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Cristina Costa: my 'company' on the way to work...makes the walking more interesting
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Nellie Deutsch: right
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Bron: sure Curt will have wikis in there - given his assoc with wikibooks
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Bron: hiya Curt
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Nellie Deutsch: Cristina, are you still in the UK?
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Bron: excellent!
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Nellie Deutsch: I have the book on my desk, Bron.
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caren 1: Hi, Bron!
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Bron: WE ALL LEARN!
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Sylvia Currie: WE ALL LEARN!
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Bron: Hiya Caren
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Bron: Minds on Fire - Seely Brown
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Sylvia Currie: I yelled WE ALL LEARN. Woke up the dog
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Bron: he he
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GinaB-COTR:
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Heather Ross: Sylvia, go easy on Skippy.
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Nellie Deutsch: too bad K-12 schools are not going on fire.
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Bron: burn them down and start again
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April Hayman: Why is Korea pursuing this initiative?
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Nellie Deutsch: Google are doing a great job with the books.
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Sylvia Currie: surrounded by law suits
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Heather Ross: Nellie,
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Sylvia Currie: just made the polling tools active
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Pam V: fully online
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Heather Ross: Ooops, Nellie, it does bother me that Google is the ONE who is doing it. What would the world do in 5-10 years if Google decided to suddenly start charging for everything we've been getting free.
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GinaB-COTR: i meant to click on B
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Nellie Deutsch: and the winner is C!!
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Nellie Deutsch: but I prefer BOL
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Nellie Deutsch: blended online learning
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Cristina Costa:
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Sylvia Currie: Hope she's also getting outside to play
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Sylvia Currie: (sorry, no G - you'll have to use chat for that)
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April Hayman: A, despite there not being much research on it
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Nellie Deutsch: Heather, do you remember a while back when google was off for a few hours. People went nuts on facebook without their gmails
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Bron: no F either
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caren 1: Informal lifelong learning (not just adults)
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April Hayman: Nellie, I remember that. It was a very long day.
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Bron: I nwant to vote for F
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GinaB-COTR: i'm thinking G -- the biggest growth will be in what we call prior learning assessment &recognition
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Sylvia Currie: Oh! I pick F
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Bron: Bron for FFFFFFFFFF
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Pam V: isn't B always right?
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Heather Ross: I know elementary teachers doing way more interesting stuff than we are in post-sec.
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Nellie Deutsch: F
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Pam V: I really wanted all of the above
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GinaB-COTR: (speak for yourself
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Bron: Yeah Pam - most happens in elementary and most SHOULD happen in University/college
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Sylvia Currie: If we have any more long polls we'll just put our answers on the whiteboard!
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Nellie Deutsch: not this year, Curt
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Sylvia Currie: Lucifer's story is just amazing
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Bron: very cool
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Sylvia Currie: I was there! I think I have some crazy photos somewhere
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Nellie Deutsch: and now Wikipedia is asking for donnations on their site
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Bron: donations?
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Nellie Deutsch: sorry, typo, yes, have you seen it, Bron. It's on all their pages
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Sylvia Currie: We can put blobs on the whiteboard to indicate our choices
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Heather Ross: Don't forget Ustream
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Bron: yes - not good
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Nellie Deutsch: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Support_Wikipedia/en
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Nellie Deutsch: what do you think?
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Bron: scribd
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Nellie Deutsch: and now there's supercool school: http://supercoolschool.com/
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Bron: good free tools like Dimdim
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Nellie Deutsch: up to 10
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April Hayman: DimDim rocks
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Nellie Deutsch: wiziq is free
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Bron: Grab Etherpad while the source code is out from Google
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Nellie Deutsch: wiziq is free for up to 500
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April Hayman: did if finally go OS?
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Sylvia Currie: Really like Etherpad
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Bron: Intellagirl rocks!!!
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Sylvia Currie: In India
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Bron: Xmas present from Google - release of open source code 4 Etherpad. http://tinyurl.com/yexqmh2
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April Hayman: thanks Bron grabbing it now!
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Nellie Deutsch: India is providing online support for everyone around the world
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Nellie Deutsch: the world is open for all but schools
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Bron: so right Nellie
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caren 1: http://publicationshare.com
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Nellie Deutsch: when is the world going to be open for school K-18
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Bron: How to open schools? - firewalls, blocks, policy etc
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Heather Ross: Will change be too fast for those currently without the tech to ever catch up (devices and delivery methods will change too fast so they'll always be at least one step behind)?
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Peter Rawsthorne: I like the idea of the super-mentor... could you elaborate on how these people will monetize this skill
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Nellie Deutsch:
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Nellie Deutsch: I knew that
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Nellie Deutsch: Peter ask Google
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Nellie Deutsch: Google is a super mentor
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GinaB-COTR: the learning has been open for quite a while. getting credit for what you've learned... that's another story
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Nellie Deutsch: nice point GinaB
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Nellie Deutsch: so who are you speaking to about the book?
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Terrie: Right on Gina - PLAR has had problems with moving forward
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Peter Rawsthorne: Ok... I see google ads and related approaches declining and wondering about other methods to monetize the super-mentor without working for academia
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Bron: how many people in my PLN have higher qualifications and do I care - the answer is no - I look at their practice and networked rep and my experience of them - learning hierarchies are being crushed
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Sui Fai John Mak: What would you be expecting to achieve most from the book?
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Randall F.: QUESTION: Hi Curt, what economic model will need to arise to allow instructional designers and other professionals to create OER (and be able to make a living)?
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Nellie Deutsch: money is not in the academia, in fact online faculty are receiving less pay
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Bron: The new term sweeeping academe/education is "next practice" - they mouth the words but do not understand the practice and its implications
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Sylvia Currie: @Randall - appreciate that protocol -- typing QUESTION
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Bron: so they pay less to people with the "next practice" skills
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Terrie: if faculty do not change students will force them to - by not taking their classes and going elsewhere
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Heather Ross: The interesting thing is that there are still kids in North America that don't have access to some of the technology they do in "poorer" countries.
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Terrie: and funding models do not fit these changes...
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April Hayman: will that make the instructors responsible for their own marketing then?
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Peter Rawsthorne: like your learning therapist
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Peter Rawsthorne:
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GinaB-COTR: you can easily hire a private tutor for just about anything on wiziq...
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Nellie Deutsch: Have you heard of supercool school: http://supercoolschool.com/
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Bron: gtg thx everyone - another gr8 session. Merry Thingo everyone!!!
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Nellie Deutsch: where learners make requests to learn certain content and teachers request to teach
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Peter Rawsthorne: Thanks Curt
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GinaB-COTR: me too, gotta go, but thanks & happy holidays everybody
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Randall F.: somewhat
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Randall F.: there's more to it tho
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Nellie Deutsch: Happy holidays, Gina
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April Hayman: Maybe take the course and pay for the certification?
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Nellie Deutsch: don't take the course and pay for the certification
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Randall F.: Yes, thx - good ideas
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Sui Fai John Mak: Thanks very much
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Nellie Deutsch: Curt, how do you view higher ed 10 years from now?
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Sui Fai John Mak: What do you think would be the best way to connect?
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Ian: The current learning model is one of institutions and faculty determing what needs to be learned and passing it one. With everything opening up, do you see that paradigm shifting to learners asking for what they want to learn or even demanding it?
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Nellie Deutsch: so will higher ed faculty be making less money?
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Nellie Deutsch: online?
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Sylvia Currie: Good questions rolling in. I fear we won't get to them all!
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Moderator (Curt Bonk): I can take a couple more quick ones perhaps.
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Sui Fai John Mak: What do you think would be the role of an educator in online HE?
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Pam V to Sylvia Currie, Curt Bonk: Thanks, Curt! Great to hear your thoughts, as always! See you in March.
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Randall F.: @Ian I see it shifting already. For example, there was so much demand for learning about video games at UC Irvine that they are now starting a new academic program for it next year.
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Nellie Deutsch: only on supercool school, Ian!!!
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April Hayman: How will open source and social learning affect the school system in the United States within the next five years?
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Ian: I'm starting to see that shift here in Nova Scotia, slowly - but lots of resistance from faculty...
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Nellie Deutsch: online learning demands a lot more from faculty and students; not everyone is happy about that
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Sui Fai John Mak: What are the most pressing issues to resolve in HE in coming years?
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Ian: What does this do to the current system of undergrad, masters, PhD - seems to go against it (a closed system vs. an open one)?
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Peter Rawsthorne: going to get the kids... thanks for your time Curtis...
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Ian: It is a fun time to be an educator...
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Nellie Deutsch: Bye Peter
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Nellie Deutsch: nice "seeng" you again
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Sui Fai John Mak: A juggler?
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Terrie: Ian I agree lots of resistence in the college faculty I work with
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Nellie Deutsch: hours and hours for learners and instructors
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Nellie Deutsch: yessss
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Sui Fai John Mak: I like that
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Terrie: how do we change faculty thinking??
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Nellie Deutsch: popping in to K-12 classes via virtual classes
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Sui Fai John Mak: Global professorship
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Nellie Deutsch: global learning is here, it's time professor joined in, too
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Sui Fai John Mak: Thanks, that's wonderful
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Nellie Deutsch: so learning is open but the teachers are not out there
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Nellie Deutsch: me, too
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Sui Fai John Mak: t
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Sui Fai John Mak: That's the ambition?
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Nellie Deutsch: that was a great answer, Curt
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Sui Fai John Mak: And vision!
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Nellie Deutsch: thank you
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April Hayman: Thank you, Curt & Sylvia!
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Sylvia Currie: http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=5471
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Moderator (Curt Bonk): Can I have the mic to say a final word?
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caren 1: Thank you, Curt and Sylvia! I love how SCoPE exmeplifies open learning
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Ian: Thanks very much Curt and Sylvia - great session
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Moderator (Curt Bonk): curt@worldisopen.com
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Nellie Deutsch: Thank you, Sylvia
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Terrie: Thank you Curt and Sylvia
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Nellie Deutsch: I loved the personal touch, Curt
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Sylvia Currie: I plan to blog more, share more resources
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Sui Fai John Mak: Thanks for this open sharing
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Sylvia Currie: WE ALL LEARN
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Nellie Deutsch: Open kitchen
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Ian: WE ALL LEARN!!!
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Terrie: Continue to use the Open World ideas in the work I am doing... with faculty and administrators
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Sui Fai John Mak: Yes, we all learn with everyone
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Nellie Deutsch: enjoy your dinner
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Nellie Deutsch: come to Israel or Toronto
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Sylvia Currie: Thanks everyone
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Terrie: WE ALL LEARN
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Sui Fai John Mak: Merry Christmas
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April Hayman: Merry Christmas
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Moderator (Curt Bonk): Merry Christmas
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Nellie Deutsch: Merry Christmas
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Ian: Merry Christmas all