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JeffThis is the personal site of Jeff Lebow. I am not a very active 'blogger', but do spend a lot of time online building Worldbridges communities, teaching at BUFS, and LearningCall.  Currently, my 'bridge building' is focused on keeping Koreabridge chugging along and bringing Englishbridges back to life, but I also spend time webcasting at EdTechTalk, talking about webcasting at the Academy, MOOC'ing, and lately hanging out a lot with Google+.  Most of my content will posted elsewhere in the Worldbridgosphere, but I will sometimes post significant webcasts and project updates here. 

 

Conference Conversations @ KOTESOL 2011

Conference Conversations
From the 2011 KOTESOL International Conference
October 15~16, 2011
KoreaTesol.org
Koreabridge.net/kotesol
2011 Conference Info & Presenter Bios 


Stephen Krashen


Gavin Dudeney


Chuck Sandy

COOLCast - October 5, 2011

 
 
 
 
Topics: platform options for course events, central cores and threads in MOOCs, designed around the loudest shouters, continuity in open learning topics, 'distributed' teacher goals vs. learner centralized desires, city tour bus vs. independent roaming, and lots more meandering...





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KOTESOL Discussions 2011 - Candidates & Conference Preview


KOTESOL Discussions


2011 International Conference Preview Roundtable Discussion

Candidates for President
Mijae Lee Julien McNulty

Candidates for 1st Vice President
Jamie Carson David Shaffer

 

EdTechWeekly#201 - Dave's real life issue

EdTechWeekly#201
October 2, 2011

Participants Jeff Lebow,  dave cormierJohn Schinker
Topics:  Dave's real life issue -  MOOC-ish Professional Development experiment involving faculty learning about online learning and prospective students learning about university life.


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COOLCast - September 28, 2011

 
 
COOLCast
Collaborative Open Online Learning
 Sept. 28, 2011

Participants:  Kate RobbinsLisa M Lanecarol yeagerLynne HandStephen Dame,  Vance StevensBernie DeKovenmonika hardyOsvaldo Rodriguez, Jeff Lebow

Topics: Alternatives to Elluminate large group meetings, CMC MOOC Overview,  Lack of a MOOC hub, taking the MOOC to the people, and all sorts of other COOL Stuff.

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Links of Note:
Change11 MOOC: http://change.mooc.ca/
CMC MOOC: http://www.cdlprojects.com/cmc11blog/
Stanford AI MOOC: http://www.ai-class.com/
Monika's Innovation Lab: http://labconnections.blogspot.com/
Lisa's Pedagogy First Open Course:  Course:http://pedagogyfirst.org/wppf
Vance's Learning2gether: http://learning2gether.posterous.com/
Jeff's Change11 page: http://jefflebow.net/change11
Junto: http://junto.cc/
Big Marker: http://www.bigmarker.com/
HostBBB: http://hostbbb.com/

EdTechWeekly#200 - Google+ Update, Orchestrating Tech Meetings & E-Books

EdTechWeekly#200
September 25, 2011

Participants:  Jeff Lebow,  dave cormierJohn Schinker
Topics:  Google+'s latest features (including Hangout 'with extras'), John asks how to make school tech committee meetings more efficient/on-topic, and Dave contemplates how to orchestrate the efforts of those writing the Change11 E-Book


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COOLCast#2 - Sept. 21, 2011

COOLCast#2
Collaborative Open Online Learning
Sept. 21, 2011
ParticipantsVance StevensKate RobbinsJeff Lebow, Lynn Hand, & Stephen Downes

EdTechWeekly#199 - Google+ Overview and Education Potential

 

EdTechWeekly#199
September 18, 2011

Participants:   Jennifer MaddrellJeff Lebow,  dave cormierJohn SchinkerPaul Allison

Featured Topic: Google+ - Overview, Reaction, and Potential in Eduation

 

COOLCast#1 - September 14, 2011

 
 
COOLCast#1 
Collaborative Open Online Learning
Sept. 14, 2011
Participants: Lisa M LaneVance StevensKate RobbinsSanford Arbogast, Jeff Lebow



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Next Scheduled COOLCast - Sept. 21 1400GMT global times
 
Some links mentioned: 

MOOCast name change > Launch of COOLCast

 

This past summer, I experimented with several different webcast topics and formats. One of the most enjoyable was 'MOOCast'. It was done in conjunction with EduMOOC 2011 and was "an open-ended opportunity for EduMOOC'ers to share resources, ideas, and feedback about assorted eduMOOC topics and/or the MOOC itself".  Despite that fact that it was a 'no-prep' show (or perhaps because of it),  a diverse parade of talented educators showed up to participate and we had some really interesting conversations.  

I think MOOC's are great, but as we discussed on the final MOOCast, I'm not a fan of the name itself. Aside from just not liking the sound of the word, I see MOOC's as part of a larger movement toward educators and learners working together and sharing resources online.  'Massive' learning events like Change,  MobiMOOC , & Stanford's AI  have a valuable impact on those that participate and play an important role the evolution of instructional design. I see these as the 'big hit' portion of the long tail of open education. I think the truly 'massive' potential of open education happens when courses of whatever size are opened up online. Of course this is already happening in variety of ways, but continuing to figure out ways to share and remix resources, collaborate with other educators, and help our learners connect with each other, is essential to reaching the truly massive potential of open learning. 

 
With this kind of 'Collaborative Open Online Learning' in mind, I'm happy to announce the launch of COOLCast. Much like MOOCast, this will be an open ended discussion that will include feedback about about current MOOC's. It will also be an opportunity for educators to explore how to work together to open up their own courses. All are welcome.  
 
  The first show is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 1400GMT (global times at:  http://bit.ly/pxnqB3 ). The show will be streamed at http://edtechtalk.com/live . Those who just want to 'lurk' and participate via text chat can tune in there. For those who'd like to join the conversation, we'll be using Google+ Hangout to connect.  This basic hangout guide provides some info for those who have not 'hung out' before.

Looking forward to some 'cool' conversations...

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