LearnTel Events announces the upcoming video conference entitled “Extending the Classroom: Open Content and Open Teaching” by George Siemens, and invites all interested to take part in the online discussion forum before and after the conference. Excerpt:
Information and communication technology has fundamentally changed the relationship between teacher and learner. The teacher is no longer the sole provider and mediator of educational resources. High quality content – often produced by prominent institutions and renowned academics – is at the finger tips of anyone with an internet connection. Additionally, learners can participate in learning networks and online communities, also reducing the central role educators have in the conversation around curriculum.
How do these two trends change the roles of teacher and learner? This session will explore how trends in ICT impact education through the lens of social learning theory. Discussion will focus on emerging metaphors and models for learning in a globally networked world.
Date: 10 November 2008
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm AEDST (Sydney time)
Cost: $495 AUD per site (You may have as many participants as you like at your site but we recommend no more than 20 for best interaction)
Join via ISDN or IP