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Connecting Online MOOC (CO15)

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Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning is a free 3-day Massive Open Online Conference (MOOC) on the first weekend of February. The conference started in 2009 with CO09. CO15 is the 6th annual event from February 6-8, 2015.

Friday February 6Saturday February 7Sunday February 8
OOpening 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
Listening to Learners in Social MediaCollaborative 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
Friday February 6Saturday February 7Sunday February 8
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 classroomClosing Ceremony

WizIq has been sponsoring the event since 2009. Participants will be able to access the webinars using the WizIQ desktop on a Windows Operating System and the WizIQ, Inc apps on their iPads and iPhones. Get the Apps for free.

The theme of the current free conference is connecting online for collaborative work. The topics will include learning, research, instruction, book authoring, and online teaching and learning in the public and the private sector.

Past Recordings 
1. CO14
2. CO13
3. CO12
4. CO11

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

The organizer of CO15 is Dr. Nellie Deutsch ( learn more about her ).

About the Instructor

Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning
Toronto, Canada

Join the 6th annual connecting online (CO09-CO15) on February 6-8 on WizIQ Live Class.

You are cordially invited to join the live online conference on the weekend of Feb 6-8, 2015. Each presentation will be for 45 min with 10 min for questions and answers. Please enroll in CO15 conference area (copy and paste link) for learning that goes beyond the classroom.

Dr. Nellie Deutsch @IT4ALL

Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning or IT4ALL is an organization that provides free to low cost programs on how to integrate technology into blended, fully online, and face-to-face learning environments. IT4ALL has a WizIQ organization account. IT4ALL hosts all their free programs such as Moodle MOOCs, Healthy Living and Sustainable MOOCs, Second Life MOOCs, Connecting Online conferences (2009-15), Moodle MOOTs (2011-2015), Spring and Fall Blog Festivals (SBF/FBF), webinars, and online courses on WizIQ and on Moodle for Teachers (website).

IT4ALL is run by Dr. Nellie Deutsch an education technology & marketing consultant.

Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) combines teaching as a way to learn, education technology, and mindfulness. She’s internationally known as a relationship-based coach, mentor, consultant, researcher, author, speaker, community builder, expert in educational technology for fully online and blended learning programs using Moodle, WizIQ, Google drive and active learning presentation tools that focus on teaching as a way to learn.

Her speaking engagements include technology for instruction and learning, collaborative learning, mindfulness, self-compassion, and authenticity. She organizes MOOCs, free online conferences, webinars, and courses for educators worldwide. She’s been teaching English as a foreign language in high school and higher education for 35 years. She is faculty at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in transpersonal leadership studies fully online .

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) is internationally known as a relationship-based mentor, researcher, writer, speaker, community builder, expert in teaching with technology, Moodle, and WizIQ live classes. She teaches subjects related to mindfulness practice, online personal and professional development, and action research to educators worldwide. She’s been teaching English as a foreign language in high school and higher education for over 35 years. She’s an instructor at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in Transpersonal and leadership studies, speaks at online and face-to-face conferences, and organizes informal MOOCs and free online courses and webinars on WizIQ education online and Moodle for Teachers.

Dr. Deutsch follows a relationship-based collaborative active learning approach to instruction and learning and teaching as a way to learn. Her experiential humanitarian approach to instruction and learning has earned her the respect of educators around the globe and attracted her to healthy living and healing. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner. She practices and teaches Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

Nellie provides consultation on teaching with technology, mobile devices in the classroom, Moodle (course and learning management system), Google Drive, and WizIQ. She is the founder and owner of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) community of educators, Moodle for Teachers (M4T) network, Connecting Online and MoodleMoot annual virtual conferences, and Moodle MOOCs on WizIQ (bi- annual). She is currently on the steering committee of TESOL CALL-IS, community manager on the TESOL Secondary School Interest Section, program coordinator at WAOE (World Association of Online Education), on the program committee and executive committee of EdMedia at AACE (Advancement of Computing in Education), on IATEFL YLT SIG committee, and on the coordinating team of Electronic Village Online (EVO) TESOL.



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Janet Bianchini

Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity to view recordings and learn from the sessions. Many congratulations to Dr Nellie Deutsch for her tireless efforts in organizing this exciting free professional development and educational event!

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Bhoom Reddy Narahari

I attended three courses of online conference(CO15)It is first time to me to this program.Really it is very thrilling to me.I learned several techniques on online education.I congratulate Dr.Nellie Dustsch.

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Bhoom Reddy Narahari

In India at what time (IST)does the course start?Please inform.

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Thomas Jones

These classes say CST, which is Central Mountain Time. I'm in Eastern Standard Time. What do I have to do? Figure out what time it will be here for a class?

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