New Education Normal Webinar Series: Pedagogy-informed Design of New Education at Scale

New Education Normal Webinar Series: Pedagogy-informed Design of New Education at Scale

Date
Wednesday, 18 November 2020

On 28 October 2020, Prof Mike Sharples, Professor Emeritus of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK, spoke on “Pedagogy-informed Design of New Education at Scale” at the fourth webinar in the New Education Normal Webinar Series.

The Open University, UK is the world pioneer in distance learning and offers flexible online learning courses. However, these courses are costly to run. In the “New Education Normal” where a worldwide shift to online and blended learning approaches has become necessary, the important question to ask is: how do we make this move at scale?

To provide some inspiration for new innovations of pedagogy-informed design in digital learning, Prof Sharples detailed two examples of cost-effective methods of online teaching, learning, and assessment he has helped design to support innovative learning at scale for schools: the Social Learning for the FutureLearn Massive Open Online Course platform and the Citizen Inquiry for the nQuire platform developed in collaboration with the BBC. During the course of the webinar, participants enthusiastically asked for clarifications and sought advice from Prof Sharples.

The session saw almost 90 attendees from across the world and was moderated by Dr Wong Lung Hsiang, Co-Programme Director (Learning Sciences and Innovation) and Senior Research Scientist at the Office of Education Research.  

Watch the recording of "Pedagogy-informed Design of New Education at Scale" here: