Please note: This is a work in progress. We will be updating it as the course unfolds.

Week 1 - Sep/4 Intro

Week 2 - Sep/11 IDEO - Human centered design &  brainstorming processes

Homework -> Your assignment for week 2 (Due 9/16)

Week 3 - Sep/18 Fundamentals: Learning Communities, Webs and Networks

Homework -> Your assignment for week 3 (Due 9/24)

Week 4 - Sep/25 Fundamentals: Creative Learning; Learning through co-design

Homework -> Create a short video and share it with your classmates. Watch their videos.

Week 5 - 10/2  Project Team - Discuss initial Ideas, logistics

Week 6 / Week of 10/9 - Project teams meet with coaches

Week 7 - 10/16 Project Updates / Seminar: MOOCs (with guests)

Guests: Justin Reich (edX), Howard Rheingold, Amin Saberi (Novoed)

Required readings:

Optional (mostly critical responses from the institutions):

MOOC related blog posts by Justin Reich:

John Seely Brown, A New Culture of Learning (Amazon, Interview with JSB)

Week 8 - Week of 10/23 - Project teams meet with coaches

10/23 - Members Event - No seminar

Week 9 - 10/30 IDEO Coaching Session

Week 10 - Week of 11/6 - Project teams meet with coaches

Week 11 - 11/13 Seminar: Citizen Science

Week 12 - Week of 11/20 - Project teams meet with coaches

Week 13 - 11/27 TBD - Project team review (prepare for last week)

Week 14 - 12/11 (Last day of class) - Final project showcase and review

List of Seminar Topics

MOOCs (and other OOCs) - A constructive critique

Examples: edX, Coursera, Learning Creative Learning, DS106

Guests: Justin Reich (edX), Howard Rheingold, Amin Saberi (Novoed)

Critical responses (open letters mainly) from the academy:

Citizen Science and Crowdsourced learning

Examples: Public Lab, Duolingo

Guests (TBD): Jeff Warren/ Shannon Dosemagen (Public Lab), Sean Bonner (Safecast), Francois Grey (Cern Citizen Cyberscience Center / NYU), Luis van Ahn

Emerging learning communities

Examples: StackOverflow

Guests (TBD): Jeff Attwood (Stack Overflow cofounder)

Offline/ Online

Examples: Boston X, Skillshare

Guests (TBD): Boston X representative

Finding Expertise in Online Networks

Examples: Karma, Aardvark

Guests (TBD): Sep Kamvar