Firstly, for the record, I am not a Dropout. Not in the MOOC sense anyway.
Because of recent life events (e.g. Eurovision), time has become even more precious recently, so here’s a summarised summary of #ocTEL Week 2.
(Week 1: Failed.)
Week 2 focuses on ‘approaches to learning’ and asks:
- Has my ‘approach’ to ocTEL used a variety of these ‘approaches’ or
leaned on one?
This has depended on my Moment of Need. If you asked me last week,
I would have said ‘Surface’/’Deep’. But something has happened at work recently. People have started to show signs of lis-te-ning. I can’t be absolutely sure, but there is a meeting
this Thursday to talk about TEL. For me, this has triggered all five Moments and refocused my approach to this MOOC.
- Are learners who tend to take a ‘surface’ approach likely to learn
more or less effectively online versus face-to-face?
Oooooh! Ooooh! Me! Me! I know this one!
The answer is: ‘What’s in it for me’, ‘MoN’ and ‘Design’.
(You’re shaking your head.)
- How might we encourage ‘deep learning’ in online contexts?
Under ‘AOB’. I’ll come back to you.
That was deep. Dizzy now.