Responding to the Coronavirus Emergency with e-Learning Registration
Session 2: Time: August 4, 4-5 pm MDT

Title: Open Content for e-Learning in Response to the Coronavirus

by Tom Worthington MEd FHEA FACS CP IP3P
Honorary Lecturer, Computer Science, Australian National University

Description: In this second of six talks on responding to the
coronavirus with e-learning, Tom Worthington talks about openness
content and open learning. Openness in education can apply to the way
education is provided as well as the course materials. This is not just
about using free stuff to save money. The Open Source movement in
computing and the Wikipedia show a way of contributing, as well as
using, content. This is based on the chapter "Use of Open Education
Resources" in Tom's free e-book "Digital Teaching In Higher Education".
He will also cover some participant requests from the first talk.

Session 1: Time: July 28, 4-5 pm MDT Edmonton

Title: Responding to the Coronavirus Emergency with e-Learning

Description: In this first of a series of six weekly webinars, Tom
Worthington will take participants on his personal journey discovering
how e-learning could be used in response to COVID-19 and beyond. Like
thousands of staff at universities around the world, Tom had
only a few weeks to move his teaching online at the Australian National
University in Canberra. But he had two advantages: a degree in distance
education from Athabasca University Canada, and a background in
emergency management at the Australian Department of Defence. Hear about
what Tom did, and discuss your own experience: what worked, what didn't
and what we do next.

Presenter: Tom Worthington is an independent computer professional,
educational design consultant and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the
Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University.

In 2015 Tom received a national gold Digital Disruptors Award for ICT
Education and in 2010 was Canberra ICT Educator of the Year. He
previously worked on IT policy for the Australian Government and in 1999
he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society for his
contribution to the development of public Internet policy. He is a Past
President, Honorary Life Member (2002), Certified Professional and a
Certified Computer Professional of the society as well as a Fellow of
the Higher Education Academy, a voting member of the Association for
Computing Machinery, a member of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers and the Sahana Foundation for Open Source Disaster
Management Solutions.

Tom has a Masters of Education (specializing in Distance Education) from
Athabasca University, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from
the Australian National University and a Certificate IV in Training and
Assessment from the Canberra Institute of Technology. He blogs as The
Higher Education Whisperer".

Cost: Free.

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