There is a nice opportunity for some online professional development coming up shortly.
The Education Futures Open Course will be starting on 19th April 2010 and will run for 8 weeks. Dave Cormier and George Siemens, who are running the course as part of the Certificate in Emerging Technology for the University of Manitoba, explain what it is all about:
What is the next wave of technological change? What can educators do to prepare and anticipate trends? Using a method called “future thinking,” this course will look at a variety of trends and provide a series of potential scenarios and future directions. Participants will be actively involved in tracking critical trends, exploring their educational impact, and plan for ways to prepare for important changes.
Being an Open Course anyone can join in as Dave and George examine the possible futures for education! Time permitting, count me in. :-) How about you????