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There's an exciting speaker who is an expert in online learning. See email below.
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---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: All-Staff/All-Student Email Distribution Date: Friday, 16 August 2013 Subject: Dave Cormier - coined the term MOOC - Keynote speaker at VC's Learning and Teaching Forum October 3-4 To: all-staff email@example.com, all-students_forward firstname.lastname@example.org
I am very excited to announce that Dave Cormier has agreed to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Learning and Teaching Forum which has the theme of, “Transformative pedagogies”
Dave Cormier is an engaging speaker and an international leader in e-Learning, open source software and open education. Some years ago, in a skype conversation with his friend and colleague, Professor George Siemens of the University of Athabasca, he coined the term MOOC (Massive Online Open Course). Together, Siemens and Cormier were the first to offer any form of MOOC. Their approach to MOOCs is very much grounded in pedagogy and learner-centredness, making him ideal to provoke and lead the discussion on transformative pedagogies and USP’s quest for excellence.
Mr Cormier is a faculty member at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. He is also President of Edactive Technologies which specializes in using content management systems and virtual worlds to make friendly and efficient places for people to work, collaborate and build knowledge communities.
The dates of the L&T Forum have been moved to Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th to accommodate his busy schedule.
NOTE: The date for submission of papers and symposia has been extended to September Friday September 6th.
To express your interest in presenting a paper or organising a symposium, please contact Karyn Gibson email@example.com and provide an abstract of 150 words of your proposed presentation by Friday 6th September.
Professor Susan A. Kelly, FAPS
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Learning, Teaching and Student Services