Effective Online Learning in the 21st Century
Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Professor Liz Bacon, President of the BCS.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.
Joint meeting with BCSWomen
Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.
This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration required - just turn up.
As the demand for online education grows, both in distance mode, and in support of face-to-face delivery, learners expect technology to support their learning. However, most learners, having been taught using 19th century teaching techniques, are ill-prepared for 21st century online learning and the success rates of online learners are often very poor. This talk will discuss some of the critical factors for successful online learning from both from the learner and educator perspectives. It will also discuss how technological and pedagogical changes are expected to transform online education in the future.
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