The Center for Online Learning Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield has created a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC), running June 27 - August 20, 2011. It is titled "Online Learning Today...and Tomorrow." Weekly panel discussions, wikis, blogs, and a bewildering array of technology new to me will be employed in this open, collaborative learning experience. I believe over 2300 people have signed up so far.
Today I added my virtual pin to the world map showing locations of participants, posted an intro, and shared my contact info on the participant networking site. I've also compiled links for the home page, the wiki study group page, and the resources page. I still need to figure out how to plug into an RSS feed for the MOOC, visit the link to prep for Thursday's first live panel discussion, learn how to use Twitter, check out the resources page, and read the intros of others. Whew.
By the way, a big THANK YOU to EDAE 692 classmate Sarah Veltkamp for alerting me to this MOOC!