EdTechTalk21 #159: Richard Kassissieh joins us to Discuss the NAIS Online Learning Guide
Richard Kassissieh joins us to Discuss the NAIS Online Learning Guide
October 12, 2011
1:43 PM Welcome to the 'ett' room.
1:43 PM Alex: hello
1:44 PM jramsden: Hello..
1:46 PM vvrotny: Welcome, Jason
1:48 PM Alex: Hi Jason -- Here's the link: http://sss.nais.org/files/OnlineLearningGuide10-5-11.pdf
1:48 PM Alex: http://sss.nais.org/files/OnlineLearningGuide10-5-11.pdf
1:52 PM matt montagne: matt montagne
1:53 PM matt montagne: hey all
1:53 PM jramsden: Thanks...on mute for the moment....what's the topic around the guide?
1:56 PM Alex: just a conversation about how it came to be...
1:56 PM jramsden: Back from mute...thanks Alex.
1:56 PM Alex: And the relationship between online learning and 21st century skills.
1:57 PM Susan Carter Morgan: And so many different companies $$
1:57 PM matt montagne: that replication model of online learning exists-I think it is the one tht beueacrats look at in terms of cost savings
1:57 PM matt montagne: I don't feel as though a good learning experience, online or not, should cost less
1:58 PM jramsden: I agree... anyone want to talk about F2F learning, online learning, and tuition indexing? Now that's are interesting makeup.
1:58 PM matt montagne: I do think that content-centric courses could very easily be shifted online using replication
1:58 PM Susan Carter Morgan: Agree Matt. $$ shouldn't be the reason for change
2:00 PM Susan Carter Morgan: That's key for online learning--creating community, inviting participation
2:01 PM matt montagne: back when the earth was cooling :)
2:01 PM matt montagne: replication of the old in the new medium might very well be part of our evolutionary nature
2:02 PM matt montagne: teaching the old way in the new medium might lead you to try some new techniques that your wouldn't otherwise try
2:02 PM Susan Carter Morgan: I'm taking an onine course right now throught p2pu. It's working!
2:05 PM jramsden: Is that Richard, as in Richard Kassissieh from Catlin Gabel School?
2:05 PM matt montagne: yep
2:06 PM Alex: http://globalonlineacademy.org/
2:06 PM Susan Carter Morgan: And how does the teacher prepare that online space for students
2:07 PM Alex: We have Michael Nachbar, Director of The Global Online Academy next week.
2:08 PM jramsden: And it looks like the Global Online Academy is using Haiku for the backend, yes?
2:08 PM Alex: Not sure, Jason.
2:09 PM Susan Carter Morgan: @Alex great..look forward to that
2:09 PM matt montagne: we met with a teacher from Stanford Online school last year...they do have a compelling model with synchronous as a main part. Tuition is pricey
2:10 PM vvrotny: Got to go folks. This has been a great conversation. thank you
2:10 PM Alex: We also spoke with Barbara Brueggemann, Head of School at the GWU Online High School a few shows ago: http://edtechtalk.com/ETT21_150
2:10 PM Richard: Hi, Jason. Yes.
2:10 PM Alex: Thanks, Vinnie!
2:10 PM Richard: Haiku, yes.
2:10 PM Richard: Bye, Vinnie.
2:11 PM jramsden: Thanks Richard... look fwd to connecting with you at NAIS
2:12 PM Susan Carter Morgan: Richard, are courses available to participating schools only?
2:13 PM Susan Carter Morgan: thx, sorry have to run
2:14 PM matt montagne: great anecdote, Richard.
2:14 PM Alex: Thanks, Susan!
2:14 PM Alex: Great to see you here.
2:14 PM matt montagne: chow susan
2:16 PM arvindgrover: thanks for being here everyone
2:17 PM Richard: Susan, GOA has had courses just since this September. Yes, courses are only available to member institutions so far. Conversations within GOA are ongoing about plans to increase membership and access.
2:18 PM Richard: Matt, a good learning experience could be free. Cost and quality do not always correlate. IS courses cost a lot primarily due to personnel costs and low student:teacher ratios.