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LTDF Exploring Options for Remote and Online Learning, October 4th 2013



This session started with a brief overview of remote courses that are currently being delivered by staff at Victoria. This includes presentations about/ by

Science in Context - Rhian Salmon
Modern Korean Society - Stephen Epstein
Chemistry - Suzanne Boniface
Marketing - Lachlan McLaren
Linguistics - Irina Elgort
Information Studies - Brenda Chawner
Masters in Geographical Information Systems - Mairead de Roiste
Diploma of Clinical Research - Sandra Taylor

slides about VUW online courses

It was followed by a presentation by Dr Jennie Swann, from AUT University.

Abstract
There are many ways in which a student may be distanced from their university campus: geography, work demands, family commitments, community obligations etc. In this session we will explore some options for helping such students to feel connected to their learning and to each other, using Blackboard and free tools. Some examples are: Mahara for BEd and work placement Blackboard Collaborate (or a free alternative) for interpreting, and for post-grad supervision Mobile devices – apps for teaching Youtube for mobile learning and off-campus oral presentations Google communities for staff support and teaching

About Dr Jennie Swann
Before coming to New Zealand in 2003 I spent 30 years working as a university lecturer, distance educator and instructional designer in six countries in East Asia, Central Africa, Europe, and the South Pacific. I am currently working with academic staff at AUT University to develop mobile and digital approaches to learning and teaching at university level. My PhD, Dialogic inquiry: From theory to practice, involved the development and testing of a theory-based online community support tool http://www.dialogicinquiry.net


Both sections of this seminar can be viewed within the:
Learning and Teaching Collection VStream presentations


Apologies for the poor use of the camera - previous seminars recorded voice only so we were accustomed to that mode and walking all over the place!

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