A New Pedagogy is Emerging... And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

Contact North, Nov 14, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good article summarizing the key drivers leading to a 'new pedagogy' - the sort of pedagogy, for example, being embraced by MOOCs, identifying some major underlying trends (such as opening learning, sharing power, and new technology) and outlining the major ways the new pedagogy is changing learning through a series of case studies, from hybrid learning, collaborative knowledge creation, use of open educational resources, increased learner control, distributed learning, self-directed learning, and new forms of assessment. The 'further reading' list could be a lot better. For people new to the field, this is a textbook example of how to write a report.

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