Build Your Own Makerspace
September 16, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presenter: Pat Wagner
Learning online has many benefits as compared to a traditional in-person classroom, which meets only at one time and one physical place. You can attend a live or recorded webcast with your feet up, in your pajamas, with a cat on your lap, and a handy bowl of hot, buttered popcorn nearby. You can complete your class requirements at 2 am, easily visit with classmates all over the world, and finish the assignments at your convenience. Depending on the platform, if you don’t want to compete for an instructor's attention in a face-to-face class, you can interact via text without being judged on how you look or sound, or how assertively you speak up.
However, a digital course, even with videoconferencing, has limitations. Since most people have spent years in traditional classrooms, the digital version can feel at times like a second-rate experience. The need for structured presentations can reduce the spontaneity–and serendipity–of an in-person meeting. And, sometimes, even with interactive components, it is easier for students to disengage online. Multi-tasking is a common practice during live and recording virtual presentations.
The best solutions might be combining what we know works best from both virtual and in-person educational strategies, with an appropriate mix of technology. Learn several models that can work with both adults and children. (And you don’t necessarily need an expensive computer platform to make it work!)
Pat has been using blended, hybrid, and “flipped” education approaches since 1990.
Register now for this online event: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5615876580541/WN_Sa_4ZLPtSNCy8TNW7TNDTA