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Presenting at the 2015 Coursera Partner’s Conference

I just thought I would leave a note here that I will be doing a poster presentation at the beginning of March in Irvine at the 2015 Coursera Partner’s Conference.  I have never done a poster presentation before, but I am looking forward to the informal method of talking to other Coursera users.  My title will be “Is MOOCwork Ephemeral?” and will focus on how we used Digication portfolios to create a more permanent repository for the assignments within our Introduction to Computational Arts course (led by Dr. Margaret Schedel).

Here is a complete list of the presenters:


Coursera Partner’s Conference

Dr. Meg Schedel is over in London presenting for Stony Brook University at the Coursera Partner’s Conference.

Meg's selfie at our poster.
Meg’s selfie at our poster.

31 March – 1 April, 2014   |   London, England
Co-hosted by the University of Edinburgh and the University of London

The second annual Coursera Partners’ Conference brings together university officials, faculty members, instructional designers, program managers, technology specialists, and teaching support staff from across our partner organizations for two days of lively discussion about MOOCs, online and blended pedagogy, and emerging trends in higher education. It is intended to provide an opportunity for members of the Coursera community to learn from each other and share their experiences in designing, creating, and delivering MOOCs, and to discuss the rapidly transforming landscape in higher education.


TEDActive 2014 “The Next Chapter”

As the principal license holder for TEDxSBU, I had to attend a full blown TED event in order to raise our attendee and sponsorship caps at our own event. So – I went to TEDActive in Canada. TEDActive is kind of like a regular TED conference wrapped in a makerish package — but more than anything else, it’s a younger and far more of a social crowd. I, myself, am not all that terribly social – so that part was largely lost on me.  (Plus, I’m getting older – but let’s not go there.) Also, I’m not looking to network to find a new job and some of that was happening as well.

However, I did benefit from Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman being lured to the satellite location based on the promise of it being more fun – so WIN!



Some other things that I learned about TED…  one never goes to TED.com and then searches for a talk about juggling or magic tricks (at least I can’t imagine many people doing this sort of thing, without also picturing them piling out on mass from a VW bug while wearing funny shoes).  BUT IF YOU WERE TO DO SO…  you would find many talks, including some from these fellows who have been invited to TED 6 times now:


There were however the standard talks of “ideas worth spreading” and I certainly enjoyed those.  Some of them have been released into the wild now including:




I’ll post more of my favorites as they are released.

Meetup in the City! SLN SOLsummit 2014

I’ll be presenting along with Meg Schedel at the SLN SOLsummit as an invited speaker.  We’ll be talking about the MOOC “Introduction to Computational Arts”, which was the first official SUNY MOOC.

February 26-28, 2014 . SUNY Global Center .  NY, NY .

The SLN SOLSummit, sponsored by the SUNY Learning Network (SLN), is an annual SUNY-wide conference specifically for online instructional designers, directors of online learning, and those interested in online learning environment support, services, and best practices.

The first Summit was held in 1998 as an annual face to face meeting of the SLN faculty developmentand instructional design team and the online campus-based SUNY instructional designers (also known at that time as MIDs) whose campuses participated in the SLN program.

Today, the SLN SOLSummit is open to anyone regardless of their CMS, SUNY, or SLN affiliation.

Click on the general info link on the left for Summit posts. Check http://twitter.com/slnsolsummitfor Summit news, status, and updates.


The SLN SOLsummit has a 3-day agenda.

Day 1 (2.26.14)
Open to all regardless of affiliation with SLN or SUNY.

Day 2 (2.27.14)
Open to all regardless of affiliation with SLN or SUNY.

Day 3 (2.28.14) Special Event: Networking with NUTN
Open to all regardless of SUNY or SLN/CPD affiliation.  Enthusiastic participation from SLN, CPD, and DOODLE members is invited.