I’m pleased to announce that Medici University is now accepting applications for Student, Faculty, Staff, and Retail for Spring Semester, 2015!
At the MU Virtual Campus at LEA we will offer educational and collaborative opportunities in the arts. Faculty and students will collaborate on new work and exhibit it at the MU Art Galleries. A full virtual campus will include artist’s studios and other facilities.
MOOC Magazine is the place to publish the great work in many forms that peeps have created in the many Arts MOOCs.
I’ve taken a few MOOCs now. All great. All different. Here’s what I think works best. MOOCs are progressive! Their openness offers knowledge to a wide range of students. MOOCs are regressive! We’ve been trying to move from Sage on the Stage education to more active experiences. Yet MOOCs reprivilege …
Comments about my salon from Donna Cardamone and Gabrielle Langdon. That salon of so long ago was the initial seed now blossoming into Medici University.
This week we look at Pedagogy & Assessment with particular emphasis on digital Badges as tools to support & document learning and make it portable. Unlike a line in a resume that leaves the content at the university, a badge carries the content with the student.
A letter to ArtTrav editor Alexandra Korey talking about my sister Bia and the origins of Medici University.
After 438 years underground, my brain is thinking new thoughts. How do I shake all the worms out of the synapses of my brain? How do I know what is authentically me in this unexpected 35th year of life, here in this unimaginable 21st century?
I joined the FutureED meetup at Virtual Tufts in SL today and discussed the course with Roland Legrand, Robin Heyden, Stylianos Ling, and Beth Ghostraven.
For the 2nd 3 weeks of FutureED we turn from the history to the future of Higher Ed and begin our list of 10+1 ways to shift the paradigm of higher ed.
In our current “knowledge hoarding” educational model, we learn many things that we might not use for a long time, if ever. What if we switched to “Just in Time”, or “Project Based” learning, where you learn the tools you need to complete the projects you care about?
A beautiful, forward looking document, the Draft of our Course Constitution is still saddled with vestiges of 20th century baggage. Here are 5 suggestions to make it a living document for the 21st century.
FutureEd constitutes an experiment in collaborative learning. Together, we commit ourselves to iteratively identifying, evaluating, creating, rethinking, and building solutions to [mostly] higher educational challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for all of us in the 21st century.
For me the day it all changed was 6 August 1991 when Tim Berners-Lee posted the 1st web page. Course instructor Cathy N. Davidson seems paradoxically uninterested in Berners-Lee’s insight and prefers to focus on 22 April 1993, the day the Mosaic web browser was released. Either way, for about 22 years the world has been a different place, and we’re taking this course today to think about how education can catch up.
I’m taking a MOOC from educational visionary Cathy N. Davidson, former Duke University Vice-Provost and co-founder of HASTAC. Wk 1: 4 Information Ages: Writing,
Moveable Type, Mass Printing, Internet. Wk 2: Industrial Revolution & education as we know it today.
Today’s bored student is tomorrow’s unfulfilled worker. 24/7 media has eliminated boredom from all aspects of life. Except the classroom. And the workplace. At Medici University we believe there’s another way
So there I was minding my own, royal, business, when that impertinent woman Ysidora Pico (who’s still bitter about losing her land [try losing your life]) says to me, Izzy, why don’t you stop writing unsigned love letters to your boyfriend Troilo Orsini who will have his butt on a …
Past lives are rising again on the Internet and they need your keyboard! Join us in the #1850charla project!
Today I opened “Izzy’s Gym”, a new kind of Gym with Treadmill Desks. A place where you can walk and work at the same time. We have Virtual Treadmill Desks for avatars, and I also encourage “typists” to use RL treadmill desks at the same time.
You might have heard I was a princess…