Thoughts from a reflective educator.
I've decided to participate a MOOC on the future of higher education. The MOOC is being faciliated by George Siemens and Rory McGreal, and seems like it will be a vastly different experience than the MOOC on Mathematical Thinking I'm currently exploring being run by Keith Devlin. My primary objective will be to explore the difference in format between these two MOOCs and see which of them I think is a more productive learning environment, specifically focused on the needs of my students.
Hopefully I'll also get a chance to meet some people who are involved in coordinating these types of learning experiences for their universities.
David is a mathematics teacher and a learning specialist for technology at Stratford Hall in Vancouver, BC. He has been teaching since 2002, and has worked in Brooklyn, London, and Bangkok before moving back to Canada. He has his Masters degree in Educational Technology from UBC, and is the co-author of a mathematics textbook. He has been published in ISTE's Leading and Learning, Educational Technology Solutions, The Software Developers Journal, The Bangkok Post and Edutopia. He blogs with the Cooperative Catalyst, and is the Assessment group facilitator for Edutopia. He has also helped organize the first Edcamp in Canada, and TEDxKIDS@BC.