The SUNY wide Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT 2014) recently published the presentation videos from this year’s event at Cornell University. We developed a presentation with colleagues from the University at Albany and Empire State College based on last year’s Metaliteracy MOOC. This video features Michele Forte, Nicola Allain, Jenna Pitera and Tom Mackey (Trudi Jacobson was presenting a keynote at the Cornell University Library the same week). Here’s the link to the video now available via the CIT2014 site: Metaliteracy in Practice: Strengthening Learning Through a Connectivist MOOC. Tom Mackey was also part of a featured panel presentation about MOOCs with SUNY colleagues from Stony Brook who developed a Coursera MOOC. This was an excellent chance to discuss our connectivist MOOC in comparison with a Coursera MOOC. The video for this panel presentation is also available: Beyond the Front Row Experience: Blending a University Course with a MOOC. The keynote speaker for the conference was Daphe Koller from Coursera: The Online Revolution: Learning without Limits. Toward the end of Daphne Koller’s keynote, look for questions from Betty Hurley and Nicola Allain from Empire State College and Jenna Pitera from the University at Albany.
In June we presented a webinar on metaliteracy for the ALA Editions eLearning series. The slides are now available on Slideshare. This presentation features several new pieces in support of our new book Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners.
In June we presented the keynote address at the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association. Thanks to the conference organizers for sending us several pictures from that event! We really enjoyed the opportunity to connect with everyone at the conference. Click on any image to see the full gallery.
As part of Tom Mackey’s workshop at NELIG 2013, this short :30 video was created on the fly using the Animoto app on a smartphone. This was a quick and easy demo that showed the possibility of producing and sharing information in creative ways, either in the classroom or online. It is based on one of the tools used in the course Digital Storytelling at Empire State College. Workshop participants explored several questions in teams related to the challenges applying technology in Designing Learning Activities to Promote Metaliteracy.