"Connected Courses" Webinars Feature Internet, Web Literacy

Web makers and university educators will discuss the World Wide Web and online literacy in two webinars - Oct. 13 and 17 - that are part of the free online course, “Connected Courses.”

Irvine, CA, October 12, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Web makers and university educators will discuss the World Wide Web and online literacy in two upcoming webinars that are part of the free online course, “Connected Courses.” The live webinars will take place Oct. 13 and 17.

The course is being taught by open-learning pioneers who developed the curriculum for fellow college and university professors to learn to teach their own open courses. It launched in September and runs through Dec. 14.


Oct. 13, 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT, “Web Imperatives: Four Lightning Talks from Four Web Makers”


This webinar features:
* W. Gardner Campbell, vice provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success and associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University
* Laura Hilliger, training and curriculum lead at Mozilla Foundation
* Kim Jaxon, assistant professor of English at Chico State
* Howard Rheingold, digital media expert and educator

Oct. 17, 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT, “What is Web Literacy? Threshold Concepts and the Possibilities of the Open Web”


This webinar features:
* Patrick Berry, product manager at Build.com
* Campbell
* Hilliger
* Jaxon
* Mark Surman, Mozilla Foundation’s executive director
* Rheingold

Viewers are welcome to post questions and comments during the live webinars via Twitter using the hashtag, #CCourses.

The webinars will explore the history and future of the open web and its importance in teaching and learning, said Campbell and Jaxon, the events’ hosts. Campbell and Jaxon are teaching with Hilliger, Rheingold and Chris Mattia, director of academic technology at Cal State Channel Islands, Unit 3 — “The World Wide Web From Concept to Platform to Culture” — of the six-unit Connected Courses class.

More Information:
Connected Courses is a free online course. It is supported by the University of CaliforniaHumanities Research Institute, Digital Media and Learning Research Hub and MacArthur Foundation. For lessons, instructor bios and more details, visit connectedcourses.net.

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