(OLC) Amy Schoenrock
Hello everyone! Welcome to our OLC Live session with Martin Weller!
Hello all from Cardiff in Wales
hello from Maryland
Ira Winston from University of Pennsylvania
Hello from Univ Maryland Global Campus
Susan Adams from Achieving the Dream
Hey y'all from Central Methodist University
Hey everyone, from Cape Town, South Africa
I’m settling into the new normal
Mark from Pittsburgh here! Instructional Designer.
Maha from Cairo
hot here in Chicago -- I haven't been sleeping well either but I think it has to do with not getting out except to walk the dog
one of the best bloggers in edtech, is Martin
here’s the schedule for Martin’s keynote: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2020/innovate/martin-weller-keynote/
here is his blog http://blog.edtechie.net
(and i just now noticed he mentioned me in his latest post hehe)
i have a question for Martin whe n there is time
if folks have questions for Martin, feel free to put them in chat here and we’ll try to answer
oooh love the "weak point" comment!! tweeting this out
here’s the cover remix I made a while back: https://remixer.visualthinkery.com/a/xrayspecs/uzgKvVoY5rtxJsfeJW0V
James "Art" Beveridge
Hello everyone. I am the Director of Distance Learning at Columbus Technical College in Columbus, GA.
Is there no space for exams in fields like accounting or anatomy and physiology? Those aren’t my fields, and I don’t give any proctored exams, but in working with programs like these, they seem annoyed at people outside of their field telling them what their assessment should be...
Not only final projects but a more robust learning experience can can consist of many individualized smaller projects.
yes exactly... if you interact often you know their voice and their work
like with accounting ... u can do an exam with DIFFERENT figures each person
@Matt I have the same experience for Engineers. Professors want to see the formulas and work on the exam.
Thanks for the response. Good way to think about having that conversation with them.
so they can't cheat that
my experience is more upper level sciences can tolerate open book or take home exams... but not first years
Other than "rediscovering" online learning periodically, what other lessons do we keep relearning or rediscovering from the history of edtech?
A large question bank, randomly presented and frequent quizzing also works. Questions can be written to build on previous knowledge. Also we write small projects that build on content from previous weeks weeks c
i like Stephanie's Q
A paradigm shift for higher education institutions that still needs in some ways to occur is a move away from “digitizing” the traditional classroom approach (.pdf versions of textbooks, 1 hours taped lectures, etc.) - have you seen a technology in particular in the last 25 years that has allowed us to move into a new paradigm for more student-centric, interactive, dynamic opportunities in this visual 21st century classroom?
Yay! I can't wait!
nice @Debra. what do you teach?
*virtual (not visual)
lol re AI.... not speaking to educators lol
Yes first year faculty in STEM seem to value basic knowledge.
If I can answer my own question, one thing I think comes up again and again is programmed instruction. Started with special textbooks, Skinner machines, now adaptive learning
if anyone wants to ask a voice question, raise your hand
Thank you Martin.
@Maha —I teach physics, chemistry, biology, psychology
Talking about wikis. I’ve seen cases of educators setting an assessment where students edit and ‘correct’ wikipedia articles.
i mean annotation existed before Hypothes.is but they were clunky. Hypothes.is has a superior UI I think
yessss i love Wikipedia editing as an assignment
@Carl, yeah there's a partnership with Wikipedia. I wish we could get that approved at my institution
Online learning arguably allows a more “choose your own adventure” approach vs a linear approach to achieving success for the same learning objectives for the collective.
we just got Hypothes.is, I'm super excited for that this fall!
That’s great Bethany. What institution are you at?
San Jose State University, CA
ah yes! welcome
@Bethany, me too. Wikipedia is seen as so ‘evil’ that we can’t even constructively use it.
@Carl -that's so outdate thinking!
Tricky edtech…maybe that’s a category
more questions for Martin from you all?
I think the Trickster is a useful metaphor for us!
Are there any experiments that show humans preferring to work with AI over working with a human?
That’s a great Q David. Would you like to unmute and ask it in the next pause?
Yes, STEM needs basic foundational knowledge, a blend of facts and language, logic and critical thinking skills
Someone I know somewhere has created a virtual public speaking simulation with AI bots in audience giving reactions.
That's interesting. Wonder how we could apply that to education.
This is kind of like AI pets in Japan
little robot pets.
If proctors were AI would humans feel safer taking a test? Hmmm.
thank you sharon!
(OLC) Amy Schoenrock
Here is the link to the session evaluation for this session:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYF5GwczFWqemgZM_s0R0k3EurmMysomIzxsALTuv1mJG-EA/viewform?entry.1952643545&entry.1303143111&entry.1961758182=9382&entry.598587566&entry.965164067&entry.1431947991=8032
If I were an AI bot, I wouldn't tell you.
Thank you Martin!
anyone remember that Twitter incident?! Where they had to take the bot down because it became a racist horrible nightmare?!
yessss i remember that one Bethany
Martin u can play GOOD COP
i played bad cop hehe
@Bethany I remember that Twitter incident
@Bethany Yes! It "learned" from what it read...unfortunately.
analogue is still good
well some ppl said grades ... a few said desks actually
when is your keynote?
(OLC) Amy Schoenrock
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(OLC) Amy Schoenrock
June 22, 1:15 US EDT
Thank you, thoughtful insights.
Dr. Priscilla Hammond
He said on his blog that it’s live streamed...
Thanks everyone. This was so much fun!
Thank you Martin and Nate.
Thank you all!
Thank you, great session!
Enjoyed the interactions.