Saturday, May 18, 2013

MOOCs with Books, 8 July, CSIRO Seminar Room, ANU, Canberra

Tom Worthington

Tom Worthington will speak on MOOCs with Books: Syncronisation of large scale asynchronous e-learning, 4pm to 5pm, Monday, 8 July 2013, in the CSIRO Seminar Room, CSIT building, on the ANU Campus, North Road, Canberra.

A quiet revolution is taking place in Australia's schools, TAFEs and universities, with education moving on-line. Award winning education designer Tom Worthington will provide an overview of the trends and its implications for education:
  1. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
  2. Social media for education
  3. Open Source e-Portfolio software
  4. Cloud based Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  5. e-Book textbooks
  6. Portable course-ware formats
Tom Worthington is an independent ICT consultant and an adjunct lecturer in computer science at the Australian National University.
Tom designed the on-line sustainability courses for both the ACS certification program and the ANU Master of IT. In 1999 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society for his contribution to the development of public Internet policy.   Tom is a Past President of the Australian Computer Society, Fellow, Honorary Life Member and Certified Computer Professional, as well as a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
See also:
  1. Synchronizing Asynchronous Learning: Combining Synchronous and Asynchronous Techniques
  2. A Green Computing Professional Education Course Online
  3. On-line Professional Education For Australian Research-Intensive Universities in the Asian Century
About the Host
IR and Friends is a discussion group for people working in information retrieval, data mining and document computing fields. Everyone is welcome. We meet every second Monday, from 4-5pm, in the CSIRO seminar room in the ANU CS&IT building. CSIRO are kind enough to provide wine (and soft drinks) and cheese.
"IR and friends" aims to encourage discussion between people working in similar fields; to provide a venue for feedback on work in progress; and to get people from different groups talking to each other.

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