I posted this short piece on the collaborative #OSSEMOOC blog this morning. Throughout June, the OSAPAC team is encouraging educators to share their thinking by taking a screenshot of something that resonated with them, and sharing it with a few comments. It’s a great way to get started, especially if you are thinking about starting your own blog.
Of course I think a lot about online learning, particularly in Ontario. We have to get past the idea that eLearning is a solution to a problem (timetable issues, can’t get the right course, etc.). eLearning is always in a 1:1 environment, and it transcends the structural learning boundaries of place and time. Imagine the possibilities!
Many of our conversations around eLearning in Ontario involve the idea of online course “content”. As schools make plans for online learning next year, teachers want to know, “Is there a course?”.
Years ago, when I was teaching full time online, my principal often said, “We are not in the business of content delivery, we are in the business of learning!”.
In one conversation about content this year, a teacher said to me, “Well, wouldn’t you just have the students build their own content?”.
This article in my zite feed caught my attention this morning:
As we think about how our students learn, how does it impact our thinking about what online learning should look like?
Shared by Donna Miller Fry (@fryed)