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BCcampus, May 28, 2020

This is a quick and breezy sampling of views related to the new online reality. Some of the best bits:

  • From Sarah Van Borek: "For the past decade, as I’ve been moving between Canada and South Africa for my work and studies, I’ve imagined a north–south dialogue. Now, due to COVID-19, it’s happening organically."
  • From Derek Turner: "Now there’s an opportunity for institutions to let the reins go and encourage creative and new approaches. It’s scary, but it’s also inspiring."
  • From Clint Lalonde: "What surprised me was the resurgence of many of the...
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Danielle McLean, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 28, 2020
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It would obviously be really irresponsible to open college campuses in the U.S. this fall, particularly given the expected second wave of the pandemic. But many colleges are announcing that they're going to do it anyways. So of course they are taking the utmost...

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Pedagogy of Care: Covid-19 Edition

Publicado en OLDaily el 28/05/2020

Maha Bali, May 28, 2020

Some aspects of care, which I would argue can be practiced both online and off. From Maha Bali (quoted):

  • Take time to know your students, face and name, individually or in small groups if the numbers allow it.
  • Create a hospitable environment and open relationship that makes it easier for students to share with you.
  • Empathize with students and imagine how those with preexisting depression and anxiety must be taking it harder.
  • Respond. ... taking time to listen and finding ways to help out.

All of these are ways to behave better generally, not just as teachers,...

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Kyungmee Lee, The Conversation, May 28, 2020

Here are the five ways (quoted):

  • Accessibility - Online learning is free from a range of physical restrictions that impede face-to-face teaching.
  • Personalisation - it is possible to present multiple learning paths with different sets of resources and activities, allowing students to choose their own learning content and pace.
  • Clarity - Every single idea and task, large or small, is explicitly and repeatedly explained in online settings.
  • Flexibility - students will have diverse...
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Let me let you on a little secrete. No two words mean exactly the same thing. You might, at first glance, think that the adjectives “hard” and “difficult” are perfect synonyms, but they’re not. I know you don’t believe this but a little example will help. Can we swap these adjectives in an example like … Continue reading "21 Words That People Think Mean The Same Thing, But They Actually Don’t." Leer más
Stephen Downes, May 27, 2020
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From my perspective, criticizing the employment of online learning for failing to be perfect during a global pandemic, and using this as an opportunity to reinforce and reinvigorate the imperatives of existing institutions, is pernicious and unjustified. The criticisms of educational technology to be found in this article serve only to mask the glaring inadequacies of the...

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Open Pedagogy and the Trades

Publicado en OLDaily el 27/05/2020

Chad Flinn, BCcampus, May 27, 2020
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"As a trades instructor, it never made sense to me that we were training future tradespeople in how to construct, troubleshoot, maintain, and collaborate by putting them in classes," writes Chad Flinn. So he decided to look more deeply into open pedagogy. Then, "Two years ago, I adopted a...

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The Revisability Paradox

Publicado en OLDaily el 27/05/2020

David Wiley, iterating toward openness, May 27, 2020

We'll grant David Wiley his assumptions, if only because they lead to such a fun conclusion:

  1. The more research-based instructional design is embedded within an open educational resource is, the more (and the more easily) a learner can learn from it.
  2. The more research-based the instructional design of a OER is, the harder it is to revise and remix without hurting its effectiveness.

Lovely. Wiley asks - and it's a great question - "What is the role of instructional design /...

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David Kent, University Affairs, May 27, 2020
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I work in a research lab. We recently (before the pandemic) had some workers in to renovate and paint the walls. I recall one of them saying to the other "I can't believe how quiet it is in here." He wasn't wrong. Quiet is the order of the day in pretty much every...

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Parece que actualmente ya nadie duda de que la enseñanza-aprendizaje de una lengua está estrechamente relacionada con su cultura. Sin embargo, en múltiples ocasiones seguimos planteando la docencia de la lengua desvinculada de su cultura. Tal vez sea porque no nos detenemos a reflexionar en profundidad sobre lo que esto significa.

¿Qué es la cultura? ¿Es la pragmática cultural? ¿Es la literatura, la historia, el arte, el cine vinculados a la lengua que se está enseñando o aprendiendo? ¿Cómo marca la lengua y la cultura la forma en la que comprendemos el mundo? Todas ellas son preguntas de difícil respuesta que han dado y siguen dado mucho de qué hablar. Pero no es el objetivo de esta entrada detenerse en su...

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Muslim women praying in a Minquan mosque

While everyone knows...

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Nick Statt, The Verge, May 27, 2020
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I'm wondering whether the same story is playing out in education. Here's the story: "according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal......

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Referencia: Huang, R., Liu, D., Tlili, A., Knyazeva, S., Chang, T. W., Zhang, X., Burgos, D., Jemni, M., Zhang, M., Zhuang, R., & Holotescu, C. Guidance on Open Educational Practices during School Closures: Utilizing OER under COVID-19 Pandemic in line with UNESCO OER Recommendation. Beijing: Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University, May 2020.   https://iite.unesco.org/
Matt Webb, Interconnected, May 26, 2020
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Yes, a month long conference is a neat concept. And yes, it's about rethinking the underlying purpose of conferences, as Web Directions co-founder John Allsopp writes...

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The mindset of a lifelong learner

Publicado en OLDaily el 26/05/2020

Keith Keating, Chief Learning Officer, May 26, 2020
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I looked at the image that accompanied this article, a graph of lifelong learning and unlearning, and I asked myself as a lifelong learner whether I actually ever unlearn anything? I don't think I do. I mean, sure, it's possible to forget, but that's not what is...

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