Recording of week 2 webinar

May 14, 2014 in Course Information

This week’s webinar feature Dr Panos Vlachopoulos from Macquarie University in Australia talking about ‘Learning design for student-directed learning – opportunities and challenges’. Panos opened his session sharing some of the books that have influenced his own understanding and direction of research in this area:

One of these is ‘Teaching as a Design Science‘ which is authored by ALT’s current chair Diana Laurillard. Given Diana’s association with ALT it is perhaps not surprising that she has joined the conversation responding to @c.collis’ post in response to one of this week’s activities. I’m sure you will all be interested to see how the ‘InDegree and OutDegree‘ develops in that thread.

If you missed Panos’ session which touches on Social Network Analysis measures such as degree you can view the live session recording using Blackboard Collaborate or if you have problems accessing this the YouTube recording of the session. Panos has also kindly made his slides available and can be downloaded as pdf.

Vlachopoulos, Panos and Cowan, John (2010) Reconceptualising moderation in asynchronous online discussions using grounded theory. Distance Education, 31 (1). pp. 23-36. ISSN 0158-7919

1 response to The open course you cannot fail…

  1. Dear Maren

    “Lurkers” vs “Silent participants”?

    Here are a few other terms that could be used:

    vicarious learners?
    silent participants?
    Non-public user?
    legitimate peripheral participator?
    virtual participant?
    marginal participant?
    passive observer?
    cognitive apprentices?
    potential member?
    proximate member?
    tacit member?

    See Let’s get more positive about the term ‘lurker’

    Which term best reflects the degree/ style/ of learning? If you read a book, but never talk about it, have you learned any less?

    Best wishes


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