Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Networked Learning with Alec Couros

Our class had the privilege of listening to Alec Couros talk about Networked Learning and openness in terms of sharing and teaching. This has been a recurring theme in this course, and hopefully we have all received a good understanding of the huge benefits of forming teaching and learning networks with colleagues from all over the world.

Alec presented to us using an online tool called Elluminate. This is similar to skype, but allows for more interaction between multiple users, and also allows users to post presentations and other material on a shared white board screen for further information trasnsmission. If you haven't taken a look at Elluminate, here's a link for you check it out: http://www.elluminate.com

For anyone who was unable to attend the class where Alec shared with us, here is a video I came across of a presentation he did last year. This presentation goes farther in depth into the kinds of stuff he was showing us. Take a look and see what you think:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the embedded video Jesse, I missed the talk due to work, so I was able to check out your video, thanks.

    Elluminate was rather illuminating, sounds like a good improvement on Skype, which is still great. I think that we are starting to take for granted just how much information sharing technology has been changing our lives lately! If I think back to even just 2005, when I graduated from high school, there have been HUGE advances since then.

    Best of luck in Virden Jesse,