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Friday noon: Managing the shift to e-learning

Cornelie Crous

Academic management and governance -> conducive to development of e-learning?

Middle management facing cross-pressures (a bit different in the Danish system where management is a career) -> teachers, senior management, students

Accountability, transparency Autonomy

Specific dilemmas triggered by e-learning? Technology vs. institutions as defining factor?

Wilson Iramina

Distance courses in engineering, issue of on-site delivery
Supporting teams -> professor, converter, tutor, technological support, administrative support

Demands on online students: Work discipline (difference on-site, online), level of knowledge (differentiation of teaching)

Who are necessary for the course, what are their relationship with teachers, students?

Undergraduate courses as a specific field, decoupled from research?

Margaret Korosec

Emergent forces of change in education, “change facilitators”

How does an institution capture initiative? Cultural gap – reculturing, “being off-balance is/can be a learning moment”

Facilitators (can change culture) Tools (cannot change culture)

@mdkorosec

Maria Pannatier

Clash between formal/informal technological infrastructure. Formal structure used for assessment purposes, but not necessarily useful for communication

Nina Rung Hoch

Student-centric vs departemental frames? Specific strategies?

A bit too many presenters in this session. I would have preferred fewer cases in greater detail – the Brazilian case in particular

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Friday morning: Education’s Reality Check

Patricia Manson European Commission

Contrast between people’s online life (proactive, creating, sharing) and behaviour in learning situations.

The idea of learners as citizens, consumers, producers of information.

Stephen Downs: Reclaiming Personal Learning

LMS parallel to Facebook: Students are not the customers but the product (should be education)

Interaction as the essential feature

Www.downes.ca -> The personal website as reclaiming ownership of information (I’ve had my own site since 2005)

LMS – as the giant silos of learning, students and teachers give away information

Personal (for and by me) Personalized (sold to me)

Learning as becoming rather than acquiring

This is on a high abstraction level but useful when we consider where our students are and how they develop their knowledge of the field of social work. Finally, consider how the connections between an institutional setting, students and future employers could and should be organised

Lpss.me

Platform Connector

Dan Peters

@danspeters

US – “talk about students as consumers” Point?

Selfie as image: Ease of production and sharing (also: Images vs text, context vs. universal) -> the desire to produce

Expectations and availability of technology (but technology vs functionality -> eg. the PowerPoint as overhead)

(Fellow) Students rather than materials as incentive to participate -> Students as change agents/co-creators Can this fit with our national curriculum

Ola Rosling, Gapminder

Unlearning – human intuition

Visualization as tool for communicating data
Open data – ability to track and assess the quality of data

Fact-based world view most things improve
“Rich and poor” -> Normal distribution
“First rich, then social” -> First social, then rich (eg girls’ education)
“Sharks are dangerous” -> poverty is dangerous

“How intuition fools us” as an issue in education

take-home coming later

Note: Anne-Sofie and Anders were at the “Less Talk, More Action” session

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Thursday afternoon: MOOCs

Jeremy Knox

Video -> from filmed lectures to open-domain films as starting-point for discussions

Blog aggregation

Teacher as “fellow node” – the power aspect of learning in groups
Broadcast pedagogy – Industrialised countries transferring education to developing countries

Not online version of existing courses
Teacher role not reduced to facilitation

Note the issue with enrollment and completion rates

Online teaching manifesto

“Mooc space” – marketed with traditional symbols of prestige universities vs the human element in the mooc (video as symbol for human)

Note the criticism of the “broadcast prestige institution” image of Moocs (popular w politicians)

Definition of “human interaction” – human/technology

Teacherbot

Wilfred Rubens

Presentation

Factors influencing completion rates

Note discussion about activities outside the Mooc, but also workload and structure of student work (group work/assignments) Remember we are talking moocs here – size of “classes”/groups

Justin Beck

Hidden (technological) benefits of Moocs

Adaptive learning focus -> personalized learning toolkits – no clear leader

Collaborative technologies – small group collaboration

Big data about learning processes (open courses more attractive for experiments?)

Definition of success rates of moocs – comparison with campus-based programmes/courses, moocs as content marketing This is less relevant to people in public higher education where we are paid per graduation

Take-home: The discussions about the teacher role and human interaction. Lecturer/facilitator/feedback. Students’ expectation of feedback/interaction

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