Tag: online-education

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medium.com > David J. Malan
Teaching from Home via Zoom
6 jul. 2020 - CS50 is Harvard University’s introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming, a course that can be taken both on campus and off. The course is unusual, perhaps, for its “production value,” which is part of its pedagogy, so that students watching videos asynchronously online feel no less a part of the classroom than students on campus. With all students now off campus, though, and all classes online, the course has aspired to optimize students’ synchronous experiences via Zoom as well. In this post, a look at the hardware and software with which we have experimented at home, including links so that others might adopt a solution like ours in whole or in part.
 · education · educational-technology · obs-studio · online-education · zoom

darcynorman.net > D'Arcy Norman
Zoom Features Wishlist
16 sep. 2020 - We’ve been using Zoom at scale since March, and have learned how to use it well for everything from 1:1 meetings up to classes of 500+ students. Since we launched in March 2020, to prepare for the COVID Rapid Pivot to Remote Teaching™, we’ve hosted 304,776 meetings in our campus Zoom environment. We’ve held 379 webinars. We’ve created over 4 TB of recordings. In that time, we’ve realized there are a few features that would make life simpler for instructors, especially in these large-enrolment classes. What we’ve seen, again and again, is that hosts lacking these tools results in harassment, bullying, and racism. And results in a learning environment where participants don’t feel safe, where hosts feel under attack, and learning can be much more challenging than it needs to be.
 · online-education · zoom

www.academia.edu > Lin Muilenburg and Zane L. Berge
A Framework for Designing Questions for Online Learning
9 sep. 2006 - The discussion method is one of the most commonly used pedagogical techniques inthe online classroom. Discussion is widely used because it can promote several types of thinking -and certain types of thinking especially those characterized as constructivist, are important in education. Proper attention to the design, facilitation, and maintenance of an online instructional discussion is critical to promote students' constructive thinking. Questioning is a significant instructional design element for the promotion of effective discussion. This article describes a theoretical framework for designing questions for starting online discussion and follow-up questions to maintain the discussion. This framework is placed within a broader context of discussion within a constructivist, online environment. Numerous examples of discussion questions which were gathered from experienced online instructors are presented with the goal of preparing students and teachers to participate effectively in online discussions.
 · discussion-forums · online-education · project-iis

www.gardnercampbell.net > Gardner Campbell
Reflections on digital learning environments, part one
23 aug. 2020 - Over the summer I corresponded frequently with a colleague at another school who was intrigued by my use of a phpBB discussion forum platform for my online classes. I’ve come to rely on the discussion forums as the primary community builders and hubs for these classes. (I still use blogs and Hypothesis and often Wikipedia as well, but that’s for another post.) Along the way I thought aloud about my conceptual frameworks for these learning spaces. My frameworks seem in some respects radically different from the frameworks I see in other discussions about online learning. Perhaps they’re not so different as I think, but then again, I’ve been to enough conferences and heard enough talk about uber-LMS next-gen “learning engineered” approaches that I suspect my frameworks are indeed atypical. At any rate, some thoughts on discussion forums as learning environments.
 · discussion-forums · online-education · project-iis

www.tonybates.ca > Tony Bates
Lessons from Stanford University's move to remote learning
30 aug. 2020 - Stanford University received responses from 6,000 of their students (response rate just under 40%) to identify the main obstacles students encountered during the spring quarter, when it moved its classes to remote learning. The article describes not only the main issues that needed to be addressed as a result of the survey responses, but the steps it has taken to mitigate these for the upcoming fall quarter (semester), since undergraduates will not be on campus in the fall. Although Stanford is not a typical university – through its endowments, it is one of the wealthiest universities in the world – there are nevertheless important lessons for the fall semester that will apply to many other higher education institutions.
 · covid-19 · online-education · project-iis

autumm.edtech.fm > Autumn Caines
The Zoom Gaze
20 aug. 2020 - I’ve been doing video conferencing pretty intently since 2016 in connection with my Virtually Connecting work. This work has been technical, social, and critical. It has compelled me to ask questions around power, voice, and visibility. As the whole world distances from one another physically in fear of a sickness which could be nothing or could be death, those who have the means use this technology as a way to simulate normality. But all of this is anything but normal.
 · online-education · power · project-iis · webcams · zoom

acreelman.blogspot.com > Alastair Creelman
Visibility in online meetings
22 aug. 2020 - What do you look at during all those video meetings? Many of us spend a lot of time watching ourselves and becoming very aware of what we look like on the screen. That's a major difference between physical and digital meetings; we become much more self-aware and concerned with our appearance and gestures. We are also unaware of who is watching us Since we can all choose gallery view or speaker view you never know who is watching you, even if you are not actively involved. Many people forget that they are visible and will behave in a less than focused manner. Some check out physically but are still digitally present: an empty chair, camera pointing at the ceiling etc. I imagine most of us have done this at least once. The point is that if your camera is on you should probably assume that someone is looking at you.
 · online-education · project-iis · webcams

jeffreymoro.com > Jeffrey Moro
On Refusal
10 aug. 2020 - Every academic’s favorite short story is Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener.” Or at least, every academic’s favorite line is that famous one from “Bartleby”: “I would prefer not to.” Sure, Bartleby is probably clinically depressed (I’m not the hugest fan of psychoanalytical literary analysis but this one seems pretty straightforward), but in those five words Melville concretizes one of the great desires of all those who struggle under wage labor: the desire to simply not.
 · covid-19 · learning · online-education · project-iis · resistance

www.youtube.com > Coöperatie SURF
Webinar 26 juni: Het onderwijs van 2020 is hybride onderwijs
26 jun. 2020 - Op 26 juni 2020 organiseerden SURF, het ComeniusNetwerk, ECIO en het Versnellingsplan een webinar over het hybride onderwijs. Onder grote tijdsdruk hebben we de afgelopen maanden al het campus-onderwijs omgevormd tot online onderwijs. Als we nu terugblikken, wat zijn dan de belangrijkste nieuwe inzichten die we hebben opgedaan en wat kunnen we daarvan leren? Wat nemen we mee naar volgend studiejaar? Docenten en studenten zijn ondervraagd en in dit webinar doen we verslag.
 · online-education · project-iis

asianjde.org > Abel Jr. Alvarez, Alejandra Ambrosino, Angelica Pazurek, Aras Bozkurt, Ben Janssen, Bertrand Mocquet, Chrysoula Lazou, Don Olcott, Ebba Ossiannilsson, Emma Barrios Ipenza, Gennady Egorov, Ignacio Aranciaga, Insung Jung, Jennifer Roberts, Josephine Tumwesige, Jr., Judith Pete, Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli, Junhong Xiao, Kamel Belhamel, Maha Al-Freih, Maha Bali, Mark Brown, Mattias Mano, Melissa Bond, Michael Paskevicius, Nicoleta Olcott, Nikos Panagiotou, Perrine de Coëtlogon, Ramesh C. Sharma, Robert Schuwer, Sadik Shahadu, Sarah Lambert, Taskeen Adam, Tatiana Sklyarova, Tutaleni I. Asino, Tzinti Ramírez Reyes, Valerie Irvine, Virginia Rodes and Viviane Vladimirschi
A global outlook to the interruption of education due to COVID-19 pandemic: Navigating in a time of uncertainty and crisis
6 jun. 2020 - Uncertain times require prompt reflexes to survive and this study is a collaborative reflex to better understand uncertainty and navigate through it. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic hit hard and interrupted many dimensions of our lives, particularly education. As a response to interruption of education due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this study is a collaborative reaction that narrates the overall view, reflections from the K-12 and higher educational landscape, lessons learned and suggestions from a total of 31 countries across the world with a representation of 62,7% of the whole world population. In addition to the value of each case by country, the synthesis of this research suggests that the current practices can be defined as emergency remote education and this practice is different from planned practices such as distance education, online learning or other derivations. Above all, this study points out how social injustice, inequity and the digital divide have been exacerbated during the pandemic and need unique and targeted measures if they are to be addressed. While there are support communities and mechanisms, parents are overburdened between regular daily/professional duties and emerging educational roles, and all parties are experiencing trauma, psychological pressure and anxiety to various degrees, which necessitates a pedagogy of care, affection and empathy. In terms of educational processes, the interruption of education signifies the importance of openness in education and highlights issues that should be taken into consideration such as using alternative assessment and evaluation methods as well as concerns about surveillance, ethics, and data privacy resulting from nearly exclusive dependency on online solutions.
 · online-education · project-iis