Connecting Online Conferences

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We all connect for instruction and learning on a daily basis. We share information about things we have experienced, suggest, indicate, or offer advice on how to do things, where to go, and so much more. We spend most of our waking hours communicating our experiences to strangers, acquaintances, friends, colleagues, and family through conversations (see Contagious by Jonah Berger).

Technology is facilitating the process by making the daily task of the conversations more efficient and more effective. We connect using programs and apps installed in smart devices and computers via the Internet. We connect online for instruction and learning. Connecting online conferences allow people to share those experiences in numbers unheard of through Massive Open Online Conferences (MOOCs).

Connecting Online Conferences (CO09-CO15) have been the highlight of many educators for the past 5 years. Connecting Online brings educators from around the globe learn together in a  live online class called WizIQ. The event takes place on the first full weekend of February. You’re invited to join the 6th annual Connecting Online (CO15) conference on WizIQ. The presentations focus on instruction and learning. They given by educators for educators.

The conference focuses on how educators are connecting online for instruction and learning. Connecting Online is a 3-day conference that started in 2009 as CO09. One very special highlight of connecting online conference of CO13 is a book called Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning.

Connecting Online Book

Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning provides readers with the opportunity to learn how educators connect with their students for learning. The book is a collection of articles written by educators for educators. The chapters are based on the authors’ presentations at the annual Connecting Online (CO12)) conference on WizIQ in February 2012.

Connecting Online MOOC

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Connecting Online for 2015 is a massive open online conference or a MOOC. You’re invited to join the conference area to get the latest updates, get the content, access the live online classes, watch the recordings, and participate in discussions:

Topics and Highlights of CO15

    • Connecting online to improve instruction and learning
    • Online learning and instructional experiences
    • Experiences with technology in face-to-face and online classes.
    • Best practices: What worked and what didn’t work?
    • Challenges involved in teaching and/or learning online
    • How do you use technology to promote your online workshops, consultation, and communities?
    • Research conducted on e-learning
    • Books written on e-learning
    • Collaborative online learning
    • Research on collaborative learning
    • Conducting collaborative research
    • Collaborative book writing
    • Collaborative online teamwork

Past Recordings

CO15 will also publish a book based on the presentations for those interested. Here’s the book from CO12 in printed form and in a Kindle version

Organizer of CO15

Dr. Nellie Deutsch (click for bio)


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Presenters of CO15

Live Presentations | WizIQ Course Area | About the Presenters | Add the Calendar

CO15 Online Conference

Live Presentations | WizIQ Course Area | About the Presenters | Add the Calendar

About the Presenters

CO15 includes 36 presenters from 17 countries. The presenters are educators who have volunteered to share how they connect online for instruction and learning. Click on the following link to learn more about the Presenters.

Jason R. LevineDr. Revathi ViswanathanJanet BianchiniDr. Bob DiotaleviCharles Goodger
Jennifer D. KleinAndreas MolanderRobin Stevens PayesStephan HughesAlejandro Phelts
Susan HillyardJustin HuntDr. Fahriye AltınayDr. Zehra AltınayDr. Phil Harris
Dr. Antonio TovarDr. Cheryl LentzDr. Ebba OssiannilssoDr. Rachel A. SaleNives Torresi
Tom HodgersDr. Arkady ZilbermanTalila YehielDr. Nancy L. ZingroneBrian C. Steinberg
Dr. Anitha Devi VJeff KuhnVance StevensSteve TuffillRosmery Ribera Ferrier
Dolly BhasinDr. Ludmila SmirnovaShelly Sanchez TerrellDr. Janet SalmonsDr. Christel Broady

Presentations for CO15 MOOC

Massive Open Online Conferences (MOOCs) are the future. Let’s connect on CO15 and learn online for 3 day, 33 hours, 36 presenters from February 6-8, 2015 on WizIQ. Click to enrol. Recordings will be available for those who join. Add the webinars to your Calendar.

Friday February 6Saturday February 7Sunday February 8
 Opening CeremonyPoodLL on MoodleDigital Literacy and Higher Education
Collaborative Teamwork in an Online Learning Environment- Possibilities and ChallengesOrganizational aspects in e-learning: the issue of knowledge managementEVO Minecraft MOOC
The EVOlution of JanConnecting Online to Improve Instructional Learning©Our Peer-Reviewed World: where Evaluation by Peers Becomes the World of Social Media Overnight
Copyrighting Cyberspace: Teaching Old Dogs New ClicksBooks on E-learning: Technology That TutorsToo many tools, too little time
Music, performance and creativity in language learning. Use the internet to run your own edutainment business!Collaborative Online LearningProfessional Learning Networks for Longlife Learners
Meeting in the Middle: Avoiding the Exploitative Pitfalls of Global LearningUsing Student Feedback for Continual Improvement of Your Online CourseEnglish Teacher’s  Technology Toolbox
How digital Marking and Flashcards Can Engage and Motivate Students Understanding Pair Work in Micro Teaching OnlineReaching All Learners in the Digital Age
Out of Time: Can Story Inspire Deeper Learning?The End of Online Learning – the Beginning of Mobile Acquiring Language SkillsByte Sized Possibilities That Transform Our Teaching
From tech crappy to tech savvyLearning Based on Location- thewanderingDesigning and Evaluating Online Collaborative Projects
Learning Facilitation and hands onuse of Internet applications for Virtual Education for Teachers   Setting Up and Running a MOOC on WizIQ: Lessons Learned and in ProgressTeaching Technology Tools for Collaboration in K-20
PLCs Forever!Dealing with difficult  students in the online classroomListening to Learners in Social MediaClosing Ceremony
Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch is an education technology and curriculum consultant, faculty at Atlantic University in the MA transpersonal and leadership studies, teacher trainer, researcher, and writer. She organizes Moodle MOOCs and online conferences. She earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest & Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Nellie offers free teacher training courses on teaching with technology, action research and Moodle for teacher courses to new, veteran, and future teachers who wish to teach online, face-to-face or in blended learning formats. She also provides online courses to teachers and ICT people on how to be administrators of Moodle websites. She integrates Moodle and WizIQ live virtual classes in all her courses.

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