Register for Wednesday Workshops on MOOCs and instructional design....
Wednesday, August 7, 8:30-11:30 am
AM-2: Embracing connectivism: Incorporating MOOC culture into mainstream educationYou don't need to be teaching a MOOC to benefit from MOOCs’ unique advantages. Attend this workshop to learn how MOOC culture, e.g., connectivism (Siemens, 2008) can be incorporated into "traditional" online...
Roz Hussin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Paul Kim, Stanford University
Wednesday, August 7, 1:30-4:30 pm
PM-4: Using the agile manifesto to drive quality instructional design
Penny Ralston-Berg, Penn State World Campus; Jaime Henderson & Jon Aleckson, Web Courseworks
Designers from industry and academe discuss how the principles of agile development can improve quality in distance learning. You will explore...
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Unable to join us face-to-face this year? Sign up for the Virtual Conference for Administrators. The virtual option includes live streaming of selected conference sessions (listed below), plus archived access to these recordings for 90 days. In addition to the individual rate ($195), we also offer a group rate ($350) for you and your team to participate virtually.
2013 Keynote Speakers
Thursday, August 8, 8:00 am—Dr. Richard Baraniuk, Rice UniversityDisruptive innovation via open educational resources
An “open access” movement is sweeping the world. This movement is based on intuitions shared by professional educators: (1) knowledge should be open to re-use... More
Friday, August 9, 1:00 pm—Dr. Sally Johnstone, Western Governors UniversityEnvisioning a competency-based future
The explosion of online courseware in the past year has focused the spotlight on curricular integrity for institutions adopting these resources. How can degree integrity be conserved when learning resources are produced externally? More
2013 Conference Forums: Thursday, August 8
10:30 am-12:15 pm More>Forum 1: Open Educational Resources (OERs): Potential and pitfallsModerator: David Carr, Editor, InformationWeek EducationPanelists: Rich Baraniuk, Gerry Hanley, Barbara Illowsky, Mark Morvant, and Ray Schroeder
2:00-3:45 pm More>Forum 2: Competency-based assessment: How and why to get startedModerator: Rovy Branon, Associate Dean, Continuing Ed, Outreach, & E-Learning, UW–ExtensionPanelists: Sally Johnstone, Tai Arnold, Aaron Brower, Dana Offerman, and Mike Offerman
Conference Venue and Madison Area