Online Learning is Not a Spectator Sport
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 11:45am to 1:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Online Learning is Not a Spectator Sport Workshop
Presenter: Dr. Maria Anderson, Principal Consultant at Edge of Learning, former Director of Learning Design at Western Governor’s University
Tuesday March 7, 2017 SUB 233 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch will be served at 11:45 and the program will begin at 12:00
The goal of the workshop is to help faculty to connect with research around effective online learning experiences in a way that helps them shift the paradigm between what they have experienced themselves as students and what they actually need to do in the online classroom. Spoon-feeding of content is what students tend to desire but it is not good for long-term retention or transferability of skills. In particular, we'll consider the question: How can we improve the depth of learning and interaction between students in digital online learning spaces?
The workshop will focus on three areas:
- Research on interaction and impasse and the practical applications of this research to online teaching pedagogy
- Research on productive failure and best practices from the game design industry around creating challenge and curiosity in online learning
- Principles from cognitive science around durable learning practices including spaced repetition, interleaving of concepts, varied practice, and schema formation when applied to online course design and learning experiences
Bio: Dr. Andersen has spent 14 years teaching at the college level, 16 years writing curriculum, and 6 years developing digital products for learning. She built iPad games to teach algebra, launched the Canvas Network MOOC platform, taught a MOOC on Social Media, built adaptive learning platforms used by McGraw Hill, and worked as the Director of Learning Design for WGU. Maria is a software developer (and CEO of a startup), a consultant, an instructor, an author, a speaker, and a learning futurist. She holds degrees in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Business Administration, and Higher Education Leadership.
Questions about this workshop should be directed to Julia Tietz, Admin Associate in the Center, at CFE@montana.edu or 406-994-4371.