The Connected Educators Book Club is an opportunity to read books about or related to online communities, then discuss them with your peers and the author, through asynchronous (self-paced) dialog (in a Book Club Ning) and weekly real-time multimedia discussions in this room on Blackboard Collaborate. You’ll also receive weekly emails from the club highlighting the latest book-related discussions and events.
Our first book is, appropriately, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach’s The Connected Educator, which compellingly lays out a step-by-step path to using online connected communities to become a connected learner engaged in do-it- yourself professional development. Even if you think you know it all, we promise this book’s club sessions will be engaging and thought-provoking. You can buy a copy of The Connected Educator here.
The Book Club will start with our first real-time/webinar meeting on August 8th and last ten weeks, covering a chapter/week. Real-time discussions will be on Wednesdays at 9 PM ET, but the club will be structured such that you do not need to attend the real-time sessions in order to participate (we’ll also make it easy for you to get caught up if you can’t be involved in all ten weeks).
Even though the book club officially starts August 8, 2012 you can jump in at anytime. Just register below and then join the Book Club NING where our asynchronous conversations are taking place. All the archives for the synchronous sessions are linked inside the Book Club Space.