teacher-mentors must confront to find their
learning path and to achieve personal mas-
tery. He is a former member of California
Governor's Commission on the Uses of IT for
K-12 Instruction while he was the AT&T Re-
gional VP and during which period he was
also assigned oversight review of the Los An-
geles Unified School District.
company that enabled the development of
instructional and interactive development
tools and practices for K-12 learning commu-
nities (AOL was a key partner). He sold his in-
terest in Edulink to become the chief
information officer for Cal Poly in the Cal
State University System.
five" transformations, online learning's place,
MOOCs, and the transformation of teaching
and learning paradigms. With his tongue
American Democracy and the essential imper-
ative of having an educated, and discerning
electorate, you have to ask yourself, Are we
unthinkingly subscribing to the Joseph
Goebbels school of the Big Truth (or Lie?) and
the media cum Twitter feeds that follow? Or
is it Google who now becomes its guardian
and purveyor. And what will be the inevitable
outcomes of this march?"
vision of the transformed learning environ-
1, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
edition of Bonaventure: The Magazine
of St. Bonaventure University.
consultant to Franciscan Institute Publications, Dr. Daniel
"Danny" Michaels, St. Bonaventure will launch its first
MOOC on the edX platform this fall. The lead faculty for the
course are Dr. Jay Hammond of the Department of Theologi-
cal Studies at Saint Louis University in cooperation with
renowned Franciscan scholar Dr. J.A. Wayne Hellmann,
the technology firm KEYPOPPY, LLC.
learning and that you are an innovative, forward-thinking in-
stitution of higher learning," said Sheehan. "Alumni are
hearing about online education and interested in this newest
development in education, and they really appreciate institu-
tions that are investigating future learning methods and cut-
ting-edge technologies. MOOCs help engage alumni, further
connect them with their alma mater and allow them to inter-
act with current students and the learning process."
the university stands for and highlighting its commitment to
while helping to transform lives around the globe through
content and instruction," he said.
line journal Educating Modern Learn-
ers, asserts there are five major ways in
which learning is being transformed:
sources of learning are everywhere;
knowledge is readily available through
ise is king.
wide distribution of sources of learn-
ing and types of teachers, learning will
become more personalized.
-- Learning environments are created
with networks of people with com-
mon interests, unconstrained by time
will still occur in formally bounded
schools and classrooms, but this is no
longer a requirement.
anity at Saint Louis University. His editorial work has included serving as a
senior editor of the Franciscan Institute's scholarly journal Franciscan Stud-
ies. For additional information on St. Bonaventure's MOOC, "The Gospel
Life of St. Francis," visit www.sbu.edu/MOOC.