Dear Commons Community,
OLC’s ACCELERATE Conference is in full swing. Yesterday I attended sessions on adaptive learning, blended learning, and gamification. The keynote given by game designer and author Jane McGonigal was a provocative look at gaming and its proliferation in the not-too-distant future. Twelve of us went out for dinner at a Japanese restaurant and congratulated Peter Shea who had just received word from his provost that he was promoted to full professor. Congratulations, Peter.
I will be doing a session today entitled, Theories and Frameworks for Online Education: Seeking an Integrated Model. Below is the abstract, time and place. Please stop by if you are at the conference. I would love to see you!
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
The purpose of this presentation is to examine theoretical frameworks relevant to the pedagogical aspects of online education. It starts with a consideration of learning theories and funnels down to their specific application to online education. The presentation concludes with a proposal for an integrated model for online education based on pedagogical purpose.
This presentation is based on an article published in the Online Learning Journal in September 2017 and was named the 4th most important article on online education published that year by the National Institute for Digital Learning. See: https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/1225