Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is a good common-sense set of lessons learned offered by Dave Cormier after two months helping more than 100 faculty at his institution move online and through 16 episodes of his Online Learning in a Hurry webcast. The tech, for example, is not a problem unless you make it one; "Just set aside enough time over successive days to use the tech repeatedly and it will come to you." Also, "your students already have access to all of the precious information you were planning to give them in class." So, "add some complexity. Something that personalizes the issue to the student." What's important? Things like care and online presence. Keeping it engaging. And telling them "why they need to do what you’re talking to them about."

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