2011 SCoPE Seminars Summary

2011 SCoPE Seminars Summary 

2011 SCoPE Seminars Summary

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SCoPE Seminars Summary [edit]

A Framework for Academic Volunteers International: Forum | Summary

  • How do we encourage informal credentials to be accepted by institutions?
  • Is there some way we can get an idea of these needs from prospective learners? Build in a feedback system for learners? Have educators engaged as learners?
  • So, does it follow that an avi "mentor" would be a resource that a learner could contact after beginning a course of studies? Or would an avi mentor provide assistance before a learner begins.
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Designing OERu Credentials: Forum | Summary

  • How would it work? What are OER making possible that wasn't possible before and how would an OERu help make that happen?
  • Can we describe an affordable business model that will attract actual students? There is a movement in the US to build a $10K baccalaureate. What is the cost threshold that OERu seeks to achieve?
  • What do you consider to be the major innovations of the OERu? What are the possible innovations the OERu should consider for the future? 
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Automating Instructional Design: Forum | Summary

  • In an age of increasing collaborative technologies for learning, is ISD still relevant? Learning technologies have emphasized community learning as a new model (wikis, forums, blogs, etc.). But is ISD dead?
  • Given all of your experience with online learning and facilitation, what best practices have you seen in higher education for online teaching and facilitation?
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Online Conferences: Professional Development for a Networked Era:  Forum | Summary

  • How does having all of the recordings and content available online impact the level of participation during the event?
  • Any ideas for how to create, capture, and share back channel conversations using simple cell phones (not smart phones)?
  • I would love to hear about online conferences that you have participated in. What strategies and technologies were used to make it a worthwhile event?


OER University: Forum | Summary

  • Children and young teens, and moreover most motivated and successful learners among them, are very poorly served by the existing college education system. Can OER university help?
  • What mechanisms or processes should the OER university use for articulation of course credits?
  • To what extent is OERs really going to contribute to the decrease of tuition fee to make education more affordable, especially in the developing world?
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Facilitators:

  1. Bill Thimmesch
  2. Vasi Doncheva
  3. Wayne Mackintosh 
  4. Paul Stacey 

Moderator:


Participants:

  1. Joyce McKnight
  2. David Porter 
  3. Dick Heller 
  4. Maria Droujkova
  5. Nicholas Bowskill
  6. Pheo Martin
  7. Bernard Nkuyubwatsi
  8. Betty Hurley-Dasgupta
  9. Christine Horgan 
  10. Hemlata chari
  11. Mary Pringle
  12. Dr. Nellie Deutsch
  13. Paul Stacey