A Countdown to the DML Competition Showcase would not be complete without Howard Rheingold, a 2008 DML Competition winner for SocialMediaClassroom.com. I spent some time following Howard around the Web today, and found him over here writing about this intriguing new way to learn from Rheingold U:
Rheingold U: potential courses & master classes
How courses work:
Each cohort is limited to 30 students. Tuition varies, $100-$300. Synchronous sessions involve streaming audio, video, text chat, slides. Asynchronous discussion uses Social Media Classroom forums, blogs, wikis, mindmaps. Length of course varies, 5-8 weeks. Method of participative learning collaborative inquiry is detailed here. I ask my students at Berkeley and Stanford to make this commitment in writing before they are admitted to the course. Here are the teaching and learning goals I strive to achieve.
Check Howard Rheingold's Teaching Notes to see what's being offered, including the book-in-progress he's working on for MIT: Social Media Literacies: Attention, Participation, Collaboration, Crap Detection, and Network Awareness.
Countdown to the 2010 DML Competition Showcase features Where Are They Now? updates on the 2008, 2009, and 2010 winners. The 2010 DML Competition winners will showcase their projects at the Designing Learning Futures DML Conference on March 4, 2011 in Long Beach, California.
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