August 21, 2014

7th Annual International Online Conference (IOC) for Teaching and Learning

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The 7th Annual International Online Conference (IOC) for Teaching and Learning on March 30 and 31, 2009, features wonderful speakers, an exciting new format, and a truly global program. The emphasis is on sharing, networking and generating a universe of ideas that everyone can use immediately in their practice.

The event will take place entirely over the Internet on March 30 & 31, 2009 – with live sessions conveniently scheduled for participants around the world.

For more information visit: http://www.internationalonlineconference.org/

IOC 2009 includes a variety of ways to connect with and learn from colleagues. Each day will feature live online presentations during which you interact with panelists and peers. All sessions will be recorded and posted immediately for those who cannot attend live. Keynotes include:

*** Dr. Stephen D. Brookfield, best-selling author, will explore “Learning as a Way of Leading: Lessons from the Struggle for Social Justice”, a presentation based on a book by the same name (co-authored by Stephen Preskill). Dr. Brookfield’s session is sponsored by Jossey-Bass.

*** Stephanie Norby of Smithsonian Education joins us live online for a tour of the many free teaching resources available online from the Smithsonian museums. Regardless of the discipline you teach, Norby’s guided exploration will undoubtedly yield treasures that will engage your learners.

*** Michael Coghlan, E-learning Facilitator for TAFE South Australia and independent E-learning Consultant, will offer his keen insights on online learning and his hands-on and innovative approach to connected education.

The complete program and schedule is found here:

The cost to participate in this unique learning experience is only $99 USD, with discounts available for groups of  5 or more.

Register now at: http://www.internationalonlineconference.org/

The sponsors of IOC 2009 include LearningTimes, Illinois Online Network (ION), Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO), Lake Land College, and Jossey-Bass. There are several opportunities available for organizations to interact with participants and exhibit their products and services during IOC. Write to ioc@learningtimes.net for details.

Critical Thinking in the Online Classroom – An Interview with Stephen Brookfield, Rena Palloff & Keith Pratt

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In this podcast, Stephen D. Brookfield joins fellow Jossey-Bass authors Rena Palloff, Keith Pratt and Jonathan Finkelstein to discuss fostering critical thinking in the online classroom.

Developing Critical Thinkers: Challenging Adults to Explore Alternative Ways of Thinking and Acting

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Brookfield, S. (1987) Developing Critical Thinkers: Challenging Adults to Explore Alternative Ways of Thinking and Acting San Francisco: Jossey-Bass