DescriptionOpen Online Education is something great. You can reach thousands of students, you can share ideas quickly whenever and wherever. Right now, for example, I am giving this live presentation about my PhD project and I can easily share my presentation with you who I otherwise probably would never meet. You, on the other hand, can easily watch, share and even rewatch this video whenever and wherever you want. So, from a scale perspective, online presentations and videos are great tools when you want to reach lots of people. In addition, there are low one-off costs of this video by preparing and filming it. After that, this video can be watched several times by lots of people. Nevertheless this video presentation is nothing more than online information transmission. I am telling you things and you are listening - or maybe not. In some cases you may write down notes but that’s it. So, if my goal was to provide you with information one could say that I have managed to do so. However, if my goal was to provide you with a meaningful learning experience - I failed. Meaningful learning experiences depend on meaningful interactions between students, the learning material and/or the teachers. They depend on meaningful and complex learning activities in which you are asked to apply your knowledge and gain skills. Yet, with 30 or more people watching this video, how can I interact with you in a meaningful way? How can I engage you in meaningful learning activities that ask more of you than merely watching a video?
|Period||8 Mar 2016|
|Event title||Open Education Week 2016: Towards open educational processes and practices|