Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is yet another 'how we responded to Covid' article. But I want to include it here to demonstrate how much more useful it is posted as a blog post than published in a $169 textbook few will read. We also find it reflects some understanding of online learning prior to 2020. "Rather than simply recording his existing lectures, David opted for a more compressed format inspired by podcasts. He broke the material into 15-25 minute tightly scripted chunks that students could consume in whatever way suited them." Also worth noting: "the focus group found that requiring a raised hand to speak, whether real or virtual, gave the meeting more structure than an in-person, organic discussion, and made space for everybody to express their view." I've always preferred that approach for any group more than a few people

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