‘Connected Courses’ Presents Sept. 29 Webinar on Social Capital

Educator-scholars, practitioners and educational designers will share their perspectives and practices in uncovering, building and cultivating social capital and networks of learners during a Sept. 29 online webinar. The questions they will tackle include: What is social capital? How does it shape educational contexts and experiences? How can educators be strategic in developing social capital and professional learning networks to support connections and learning?

The webinar is part of the free online course, “Connected Courses,” which is being taught by open-learning pioneers who developed the curriculum for fellow college and university professors to learn to teach their own open courses.


Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m. PDT/6:30 p.m. CST/7:30 p.m.EDT, http://connectedcourses.net/event/social-capital-and-plns-discovering-building-and-cultivating-networks-of-learners/?instance_id=61

Viewers are welcome to post questions and comments via Twitter using the hashtag, #CCourses.


The webinar features:

    • Kira Baker-Doyle, assistant professor of education at Arcadia University and author of “The Networked Teacher”;
    • Christina Cantrill, program associate of the National Writing Project and director of the Digital Is project;
    • Meenoo Rami, teacher at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia and author of “Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching”;
    • Howard Rheingold, educator and author of several books on technology and education; and
    • Shelly Sanchez Terrell, teacher trainer, instructional designer and author of “The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers & Learning to Go”

More Information:

Connected Courses is a free online course. It is supported by the University of California Humanities Research Institute, Digital Media and Learning Research Hub and MacArthur Foundation, and runs through Dec. 14. For lessons, instructor bios and more details, visit connectedcourses.net. Other Connected Courses webinars include:

Media Contact:

Mimi Ko Cruz, 949-824-4587

Banner photos, from left: Kira Baker-Doyle, Christina Cantrill, Meenoo Rami, Howard Rheingold and Shelly Sanchez Terrell