Ray Schroeder emailed me on June 15 and said, ” We are launching a MOOC on Online Learning Today… and Tomorrow. It is beginning to come together: http://sites.google.com/site/edumooc/ We are hoping you will join this Elluminate (Blackboard Collaborate) session on July 14, 2:00 eastern.” I said Yes – because it was Ray, and i thought a MOOC sounds cool, never done that before. : ) He also called me the “heart of SLN” and said I would be on a panel of Online Learning Tech leaders including @tektrekker @npb_est1979 @emmcee
Just a few of the panelists are Cable Green (Creative Commons and keynote speaker for the annual November conference in Orlando), Bruce Chaloux (SREB / immediate past president of Sloan-C), Bob Hansen (UPCEA CEO), Karen Swan (UIS / Sloan-C Fellow and board member), George Siemens (Father of Connectivism and co-originator of MOOC), Curt Bonk (IU, author of “The World is Open” and recent keynote speaker at the ALN conference), Larry Ragan (co-founder of the PSU/Sloan-C Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning), Karen Vignare (co-director of the ETO4 conference), Alexandra Pickett (the heart of the SUNY Learning Network), Tektrekker Bethany Bovard.
Not bad company to be on panels with. Then came the stats! WOW!
- 2,629 people registered from 70 countries on six continents
- 8,199 visitors to home site from 113 countries Google Map of participants in eduMOOC/
- 15,171 visits to home site
- 28,574 page visits to home site
- 3:04 average time on site
- Google Search for eduMOOC renders 24,200 results (a month ago there was one)
- Google Group eduMOOC has 1,420 registered members and 1,232 open invitations
- Google Group eduMOOC has 86 discussion threads with exactly 800 posts at this hour
- Wikispaces eduMOOC has 125 members and more than 3,500 page views
And, much buzz and more in tweets, blogs, moodle, online newspapers, Delicious, Diigo, live Skypes, Facebook, circles, hangouts, etc.
When: Registration is Free and Open now! The course runs 6/27 – 8/20, 2011
Resource site is open today: you can see where we are going, the course will evolve
Live Webinar panel discussions every Thursday 2p EDT, 1p CDT, Noon MDT, 11a PDT beginning with the first session on June 30
Where: http://sites.google.com/site/edumooc/ is the home/resource site
Discussions for those who register will be hosted by Google Group eduMOOC
Twitter hashtag is #edumooc
Diigo tag is edumooc to share additional resources
Why: To learn, collaborate and network with interesting and knowledgeable colleagues
One of the hundred posts that reflects well on the experience – this on by Benjamin Stewart: http://www.edukwest.com/edumooc-2011-and-blended-learning/ .
eduMOOC blog http://edumooc.blogspot.com