Keynote – Getting the Right Mix: Open Content, Quality Teaching and Supportive Community
Recorded: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm HST
Duration: 60 minutes
Decreases in the cost of production and distribution of teaching and learning content have opened the doors to new modes and models of learning: massive open online courses or MOOCs, open educational resources, and open scholarship. Learning is a profoundly social experience. As a result, providers are challenged to incorporate enough teaching and peer interaction to maintain interest. They must also allow for the development of social and networked learning skills and provide for scalability and cost control. This presentation provides both theoretical and practical examples of getting the mix of content, teacher and student interaction right (and wrong). It also highlights the need for each of us to develop our web presence in order to contribute and extract value from this expanding field.
Terry Anderson, Ph.D. is Professor and researcher in the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Centre at Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University. He has published widely in the area of distance education and educational technology and has co-authored or edited eight books and numerous papers.