Conversations Episode 78 – A Balancing Act

 This week we continued a conversation that began on Twitter when Alec Couros went to his daughter’s Back to School Night.  Along with Will Richardson, Lee Kolbert, and Angela Maiers, we discussed the issues we face as parents when walking into our own children’s classrooms.  Alec could not join us but was with us in spirit….we hope.

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K12Online09 LAN Party With Alec Couros



453:30 Open, Social, Connected
Dr. Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. This presentation unravels a recent open graduate course offering titled “Open, Connected, Social” that was offered at the University of Regina, Winter 2008. The presentation describes the theories influencing the course, types of open practice, reflections and outcomes, and goes on to describe the emergence of “open teaching”.

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Conversations Show 15 – 2008 11 02

What would you do with a magic wand to change education? That was the
topic for our conversation this week. It was from a question posed to
Lisa by David Warlick. Alec Couros and Paul Bogush joined us. Although
we didn’t stick to this topic per se, there was much conversation
around change in education and school. The folks in the chat room kept
thing going as well.

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21st Century Learning #81 Alec Couros on Teacher Education and Open Course Design

21st Century Learning #81
Alec Couros on Teacher Education and Open Course Design
October 24, 2008

This week Alec Couros joined us to discuss teacher education and creating an open course for pre and in-service K-12
teachers.  This course would be similar to his Open, Social, Connected course. 

Interested?  Contact Alec via Twitter or his Blog.  Alex check out his K12 Online presentation.

Not passionate about this, but know someone who might be?  Send them Alec’s contact info.

See you next week with a preview of the NEIT 2008 Conference.  


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