Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Today's educators are looking (desperately!) for strategies that will work online. For people new to online learning the default setting is 'control', but as you become more experienced you find that control is difficult on many levels to achieve, and has the opposite of the desired effect. Hence, say, Eric Sheninger's approach: "There are many strategies that educators were implementing well before the pandemic that hold more value now. Regardless of the terminology used, these represent more personalized pathways that focus on student agency leading to empowerment and more ownership of the learning experience." I use the term 'personal' as an alternative to (control-based) 'personalized' learning, but the intent here I think is the same.

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2020 01:36 a.m.