Open Access Course: Social Media & Open Education (Fall 2009)

I will be facilitating an open access graduate course this Fall titled EC&I 831: Social Media & Open Education. I expect about 15-20 registered (for credit) students, but I am opening up the experience to all other interested not-for-credit participants. This will be the third time I have run the course, and it has been quite successful in the past. I have rethought a few pieces, and I am hoping that this offering will be the best yet.

The course wiki is available here: The “synchronous sessions” page is slowly being filled out as I work to schedule presenters and appropriate weekly topics. Additionally, I have set up a Google Form to gather information about those who would like to participate as not-for-credit students. Quite a few people have already signed up, and we’d love to have you participate as well!

Participation is quite flexible. This can mean simply joining in on the weekly synchronous sessions (these run every Tuesday from Sept 15/09 to December 08/09, 7 p.m. Saskatchewan time). You could also help inform our reading list by tagging relevant articles & media as ‘eci831readings‘. You could respond to the weekly lectures through your blog, or whatever media/site you choose, and tag these as ‘eci831responses‘. Or, you could comment on student blog posts (feed/links will be available after Sept 8) and expect other participants to engage you in your writing spaces. And, I am sure there are many other ways to participate, create, and collaborate that we have yet to discover.

If you have any questions about the course, feel free to contact me. And if you are interested, we would love you to join us in this upcoming, collaborative learning experience.

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  5. Hi Lois,
    Everything will be recorded, and likely in multiple formats for accessibility. No worries there. Additionally, I assume that even more will happen between the live sessions than during the sessions themselves. There will be many ways to participate.

  6. Hi Alec

    I followed your students and course blog last year and will hope to follow as much as I can this year. I don’t think I can commit to the timing and regularity as I am doing a post grad course over here. However I am very interested and will endeavour to comment on students blogs etc. I’m also happy to contribute in other ways if it would be of any help.

    All the best

  7. Hi Hilary,
    Thanks for the comment. Thanks for supporting the class in the past, and of course, we’d love to have you aboard. I will be posting more information here as we proceed, and of course, more information about the course can be found at the course wiki. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    All the best!

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