SPOC as the cousin of smartmobs (
http://www.smartmobs.com/author/bryan/) and swarming ( http://bwatwood.edublogs.org/2010/08/05/learning-swarms/)?… as per Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander forwarded the idea of swarming in education some 10 years go: synchronous online communication will break the brick-and-mortar classroom and must lead to offering a f2f class on a specific subject to “swarming” of interested students all around the globe around the specific subject. It was in an Educause article, which, of course, I cannot find now. The term comes from the 1999 riots in Seattle when protesters where calling each other on cells after the police hits them and were “swarming” to a different rally point.
Ah, there it is:
Plamen Miltenoff, Ph.D., MLIS
From: Ewing, M Keith
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 11:55 AM
Subject: First MOOCs, now SPOCs
“Harvard plans to boldly go with ‘Spocs’”
SPOC = Small Private Online Course
Well, not so small and private—still large, but not thousands.
“The smaller class size will allow “much more rigorous assessment and greater validation of identity and that will be more closely tied to what kind of certification might be possible,” he [Prof Robert Lue] says.”
Looking to attend and/or present at appropriate event regarding technology in education?
Please have a tentative list below.
Do you know an event, which is worth presenting/attending? Please contribute!
by Barry Dahl (Greg Jorgensen) - link to a list of conferences regarding e-learning:
http://www.scoop.it/t/e-learning-conferences campus technology conf. - boston -
http://events.campustechnology.com/Events/CT-Summer-Educational-Technology-Conference/Home.aspx educause - anaheim – October -
http://www.educause.edu/annual-conference devlearn las vegas – October -
http://www.elearningguild.com/DevLearn/content/2825/devlearn-2013-conference-and-expo---home/?gclid=CJj7usLCy7gCFdBaMgodeR8AoQ dist. learning - ann arbor -- ??
iste (intl soc. tech ed) july – Atlanta -
http://www.isteconference.org/2014/ aect (assoc education communications and tech) - oct 29 - 2 nov, Anaheim -
http://aectorg.yourwebhosting.com/events/Louisville/default.asp ascd (assoc of supervision and curricular dev) - november 1 - 3, las vegas -
http://www.ascd.org/conferences/conference-on-educational-leadership/2013-registration.aspx#payment salt (soc. of applied learning and tech) - august 14 - 16, reston, VA -
http://www.salt.org/dc/washingtonR.asp?pn=wPrices National Forum on Active Learning Classrooms - august - u of m -
http://www.cce.umn.edu/National-Forum-on-Active-Learning-Classrooms/index.html D2L Fusion - july – Nashville –
http://fusion.desire2learn.com Sloan c - november disney world, florida -
http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/aln/registration QM - october 1-4, Nashville -
https://www.qualitymatters.org/5th-annual-conference-2013-0 distance teaching and learning - madison - august 7 – 9 -
http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/2013_Registration.cfm LERN - san fran. - nov. 21 – 23 -
CCUMC – october 9-13 – Chicago –
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) http://www.usdla.org/2014_national_conference/home.html
Grunwald Associates and the Learning First Alliance with support from AT&T, found that, according to data from a representative nationwide sample of nearly 2,400 parents, more than four in five K-12 students at least occasionally use some sort of computing device, including mobile devices like tablets or smartphones, or laptop computers.
Should Schools Subsidize Mobile Phones for Kids?
Cell Phones in Schools Get Thumbs Up By the Department of Ed
For those of you, who missed the discussion on the use of Mobile Devices today, Thursday, Feb. 21, please have links to the presentations of Laurie Crane and Annette Lee.
Here is link to the information presented by Annette Lee:
Here is a link to the information presented by Laurie Crane:
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social media on mobile devices (Twitter and Facebook) to accommodate and enhance learning – and audio and video applications to enhance your presentations and projects.
– What is social media
– What are mobile devices
– Why social media on mobile devices?
– How they intersect in learning and teaching
– Describe your mobile device and determine its OS
what is OS and what kinds there are. Why is it important
– What social media applications are you familiar with
Very short video of Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, discussing the issues and opportunities facing mobile technology, badges, flipped classrooms, and learning analytics:
do you have a list of fav apps for your mobile devices you would like to “double-check” with others?
Pls let us know, so we can compile a comprehensive list of apps for the entire campus