George Siemens

Dr. George Siemens (with Stephen Downes) offered what is considered by most to be the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). He is currently serving as Professor and Executive Director of the “Learning Innovation & Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab” at the University of Texas Arlington, and is Co-founder and President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research.

Dr. Dragan Gasevic… Read more »

Originally Held: January 9, 2015

ProSolo harnesses the transformative power of adaptive and personalized learning to unbundle degrees, programs and courses and re-aggregate in new ways that better match each student’s learning needs, interests and career goals. Arguably, ProSolo is the first integrated platform to provide learners the opportunity to customize, modify and personalize their learning journey.

In this session we… Read more »

Is this another “inconvenient truth?”

Perhaps the best way to dramatically improve the quality and effectiveness of learnING is to dramatically improve the quality of learnERS!

Wait, wait…  I’m not blaming learners or trying to shirk our responsibilities as professional educators.  I’m simply acknowledging a point made by our two thoughtful, articulate COIL guest speakers George Siemens and Dragan Gasevic… Read more »

Originally Held: January 9, 2015

This is an exciting time for learning, teaching, and the technologies that will support learning and teaching. Learning through and with online tools is growing and evolving rapidly. New tools that support learners, content providers, credentialing organizations, instructional designers, and others educational professionals are emerging and under development, and the financial support for innovations in… Read more »

As part of our COIL Perspectives series George Siemens, Executive Director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab at The University of Texas at Arlington, sat down with host Lawrence C. Ragan.

Each year we ask our participants a set of three questions intended to explore their thoughts related to online innovations and their impacts on learning…. Read more »