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Open Course on Future(s) in Education – sponsored by AACE

Open Course on Future(s) in Education          Open online course (no fee) begins April 19, 2010   Facilitators: Dave Cormier (UPEI) and George Siemens (Athabasca University)   Sponsors: Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University                 GlobalU of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education                        EdITLib-Education and Information Technology Digital Library Background: Discussions and proclamations of the future of education, learning, training, and development are popular topics at conferences and in publications. For educators, leaders, and administrators, it's easy to "get lost" in the numerous predictions. What is the next wave of technological change? Are learners really different today? Is our current model of education unsustainable? What can educators do to anticipate and respond to trends?   This course will utilize methods of futures thinking to explore a variety of trends and statistics and provide a series of potential scenarios and future directions. Participants will be actively involved in tracking critical trends, exploring their educational impact, and plan for ways to prepare for important changes. Course Schedule: http://edfutures.com/courseschedule Week 1: An introduction to trends
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Social Media Seminar 03/18/10 – Online & No Fee!

AACE Global U is pleased to organize the newest free monthly online seminar! Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning When: March 18, 2010: 2:00 PM Eastern USA (World Clock Calculator) Where: http://aace.org/connect/socialmedia The seminar series, led by George Siemens and David Cormier, is without fee and will include live interactive sessions, in addition to discussions with guest speakers and participants. Social media and emerging technologies are gaining increased attention for use in education. The list of tools grows daily. Examples: blogs, wikis, Ning, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, cloud computing, surface computing, mobile learning, and so on. "Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning" will explore the impact of new technologies, research, and related projects. Finding coherence in the midst of rapid changes is increasingly difficult. This monthly session will create a forum for educators to gather, present, and discuss the future impact of today's trends. All sessions are co-sponsored by and will be archived in the Education & Information Technology Library (EdITLib).
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Social Media Seminar 01/21/10 – Online & No Fee!

AACE Global U is pleased to organize the newest free monthly online seminar! Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning When: January 21, 2010: 2:00 PM Eastern USA (World Clock Calculator) Where: http://aace.org/connect/socialmedia The seminar series, led by George Siemens and David Cormier, is without fee and will include live interactive sessions, in addition to discussions with guest speakers and participants. Social media and emerging technologies are gaining increased attention for use in education. The list of tools grows daily. Examples: blogs, wikis, Ning, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, cloud computing, surface computing, mobile learning, and so on. "Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning" will explore the impact of new technologies, research, and related projects. Finding coherence in the midst of rapid changes is increasingly difficult. This monthly session will create a forum for educators to gather, present, and discuss the future impact of today's trends. All sessions are co-sponsored by and will be archived in the Education & Information Technology Library (EdITLib).
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September Social Media for Learning Seminar Recording Available

Approximatley 175 attendees joined us Tuesday for the third Social Media Seminar presented by AACE Global U. This was the third in the monthly seminar series, Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning, hosted by George Siemens and Dave Cormier. Learn more and sign up for updates on the seminar's home page. The seminars are co-sponsored and archived by the EdITLib Digital Library and yesterday's seminar is now available for viewing. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning is a monthly seminar. The next show will air live on October 13, 2009 at 9:00 PM Eastern USA. For more details, see the seminar home page. -- Stay up-to-date with everything AACE by following us on Twitter, connecting with us on Facebook, subscribing to the Blog, and joining AACE Connect!
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Social Media Seminar 9/08/09 – Online & No Fee!

AACE Global U is pleased to organize the third free monthly online seminar series! Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning When: September 8, 2009: 3:00 PM Eastern USA (World Clock Calculator) Where: http://aace.org/connect/socialmedia The seminar series, led by George Siemens and David Cormier, is without fee and will include live interactive sessions, in addition to discussions with guest speakers and participants. Social media and emerging technologies are gaining increased attention for use in education. The list of tools grows daily. Examples: blogs, wikis, Ning, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, cloud computing, surface computing, mobile learning, and so on. "Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning" will explore the impact of new technologies, research, and related projects. Finding coherence in the midst of rapid changes is increasingly difficult. This monthly session will create a forum for educators to gather, present, and discuss the future impact of today's trends. All sessions are co-sponsored by and will be archived in the Education & Information Technology Library (EdITLib).
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August Social Media for Learning Seminar Recording Available

Over 200 attendees joined us yesterday for the second Social Media Seminar presented by AACE Global U. This was the second in the monthly seminar series, Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning, hosted by George Siemens and Dave Cormier. Learn more and sign up for updates on the seminar's home page. The seminars are co-sponsored and archived by the EdITLib Digital Library and yesterday's seminar is now available for viewing. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning is a monthly seminar. The next show will air live on September 8, 2009 at 3:00 PM Eastern USA. For more details, see the seminar home page. -- Stay up-to-date with everything AACE by following us on Twitter, connecting with us on Facebook, subscribing to the Blog, and joining AACE Connect!
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Social Media Seminar 8/10/09 – Online & No Fee!

Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning Monday, August 10, 2009; 9PM (Easter US) World Clock Faculty: » George Siemens - Learning Technologies Centre, Univ. of Manitoba, Canada » David Cormier - Univ. of Prince Edward Island, Canada Organized by: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Co-Sponsored by: Education & Information Technology Library (EdITLib) SOCIAL MEDIA SEMINAR SERIES AACE Global U is please to announce the 2nd seminar in its already successful series, "Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning." The 1st seminar had nearly 300 participants! The seminar series, led by George Siemens and David Cormier, is without fee and will include live interactive sessions, in addition to discussions with guest speakers and participants. All sessions are co-sponsored by and archived in the Educations & Information Technology Library (EdITLib). Social media and emerging technology are gaining increased attention for use in education. The list of tools grows daily. Examples: blogs, wikis, Ning, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, cloud computing, surface computing, mobile learning, and so on. "Social Media" seminars explore the impact of new technologies, research, and related
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First Social Media for Learning Seminar a Success!

In what can only be described as spectacular, nearly 300 attendees joined us yesterday for the first ever Social Media Seminar presented by AACE's brand new Global U. This was the premiere of a monthly seminar series, Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning, hosted by George Siemens and Dave Cormier. Learn more about it on the seminar's home page. As George mentioned in the AACE Connect Social Media Group, yesterday’s seminar is now available in the Digital Library for viewing. If you’re not yet a member of AACE Connect, we encourage you to sign up today! -- Stay up-to-date with everything AACE by following us on Twitter, connecting with us on Facebook, subscribing to the Blog, and joining AACE Connect!
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Social Media for Learning Online Seminar

The first Online Seminar from AACE's brand new Global U will take place July 7th at 3:00 PM Eastern US time. This will be a monthly seminar series and future dates will be announced soon! The seminar series, led by George Siemens and David Cormier, is without fee and will include live interactive sessions, in addition to discussions with guest speakers and participants. All sessions are co-sponsored by and will be archived in the Education & Information Technology Library (EdITLib). For more information on the Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning Seminar Series, Click Here.
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