Rheingold U. is a totally online learning community, offering courses that usually run for five weeks, with five live sessions and ongoing asynchronous discussions through forums, blogs, wikis, mindmaps, and social bookmarks. In my thirty years of experience online and my eight years teaching students face to face and online at University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, I've learned that magic can happen when a skilled facilitator works collaboratively with a group of motivated students. Live sessions include streaming audio and video from me and from students, shared text chat and whiteboard, and my ability to push slides and lead tours of websites. Future classes will cover advanced use of personal knowledge tools, social media for educators, participatory media/collective action, social media issues, introduction to cooperation studies, network and social network literacy, social media literacies, attention skills in an always-on world. See for yourself what I've done in the past, what students and thought leaders have to say about me and my courses. Contact me if you want to be on a notification list for new classes.
Current course: Intro to Mind Amplifiers: Infotention, Curation, Augmentation, Cooperation ($300 individuals, $250 if you have taken Intro to Mind Amplifiers, $500 if employer reimburses - limited to 30 learners; registration closes May 10, 2013)