Resistance to live online learning – webinar links

I delivered a webinar for the LPI about why there is resistance to online learning, and some tips of how to overcome them. Here are all the links to the research I mentioned: LPI certifications, COLF and CDOL: https://www.thelpi.org/certification/ An Exploratory Study Comparing Two Modes of Preparation for Online Teaching: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21532974.2012.10784695#preview Virtual Spaces: Employing a... Continue Reading →

Relationships not robots – Flight Hospitality Annual Conference

I was invited to speak at the Flight Hospitality 2016 annual conference in Dublin, where the theme is Relationships not Robots. My session was discussing whether the virtual classroom, or live online delivery, is friend or foe. https://twitter.com/LightbulbJo/status/743397035475369984 https://twitter.com/EdwardGallier/status/743426315974488064 https://twitter.com/LightbulbJo/status/743398115529547776 From the session This post is a summary of some of the key points and quotes with... Continue Reading →

Engagement in virtual classrooms video

It was an honour to be interviewed by Issy Nancarrow, of Nancarrow Partnerships, at the Learning Technologies 2016 conference. I spoke about how important engagement is in virtual classrooms, as well as the importance of good design for live online sessions and that online facilitation is a new skill to master.  

Outstanding MOOC – initial thoughts

I've dipped in and out of the "How to Create an Outstanding MOOC" online course today and am enjoying and learning from the content and interactions so far. Don't worry, I probably won't blog after every time I've jumped into the contents, but I think the first effort gives some of the freshest thinking: The word "MOOC"  It's an... Continue Reading →

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