The term 'online learning' is often used in its broadest sense to reflect any form of learning using the internet, but what form can learning take when moved into a barrier free, online environment? What are the possibilities for connected forms of learning over the next ten years? Join Steve Wheeler in an exploration of 'Connected Pedagogy'.
Steve's presentation will kick off the first National Hui for NEX, the Network of Expertise for online teachers. The Hui is free for members and still available for registration here.
Steve will be blogging on this topic leading into the National Hui. Follow his blog here. A sample on connected pedagogies here.
The need to connect is greater than ever before, particularly in educational contexts, where students may be separated by geographical distance. Educators now have a large and growing array of sophisticated technology to hand, including video, audio and text based tools online. Online forms of education have been evolving since the inception of the Web, but questions always arise around their best and most effective use in supporting students as they learn. In this session I will trace a brief history of these developments, and pose several questions for delegates to consider, including: What skills and knowledge do online teachers need to develop? Which formats of online content are the most successful in supporting learning? And which pedagogical methods are the most effective at engaging students who are studying online. I will also speculate on the future of online learning with particular emphasis on new and emerging technologies and pedagogical theories and practices
When: 9.30 am - 10.30 am, Tuesday 8 October
How: Video Conference https://vlnprimary.zoom.us/j/229363812
Who: Steve Wheeler is a Learning Innovations Consultant and former Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the Plymouth Institute of Education where he chaired the Learning Futures group and led the Computing and Science education teams. He continues to research into technology supported learning and distance education, with particular emphasis on the pedagogy underlying the use of social media and Web 2.0 technologies, and also has research interests in mobile learning and cybercultures. He has given keynotes to audiences in more than 35 countries and is author of over 150 scholarly articles, with more than 7000 academic citations. An active and prolific edublogger, his blog Learning with ‘e’s is a regular online commentary on the social and cultural impact of disruptive technologies, and the application of digital media in education, learning and development. In the last few years it has attracted in excess of 8 million unique visitors.