Blended and Online Learning: Prof Karen Swan
By Lynette Nagel
Posted on 30 August 2010
Blended and Online Learning: how do we distinguish best practice from bells and whistles?
Blended and Online Learning
Blended and Online Learning: how do we distinguish best practice from bells and whistles? By using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework to guide the design of teaching and learning events, and assessing the quality of student learning. The CoI has been refined and validated over more than a decade in all levels of teaching and learning involving more than half a million learners. Most recently, researchers in the field have created a survey instrument designed to measure student perceptions of the three presences seen as essential to the development of communities of inquiry in online environments.
Come and join Prof Karen Swan, a Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois at Springfield in a practical workshop on the CoI. She is recognized as a leading researcher in the USA when it comes to the effectiveness of online teaching and learning. Her work with the Community of Inquiry framework as well as a host of aspects of cultivating and assessing quality in the online teaching and learning process is leading the emerging best practices in the field.
Prof Swan will be conducting an informal workshop on the Community of Inquiry and the corresponding survey on Friday afternoon, 10 September at the Department for Education Innovation.
Who should attend? Decision-makers, researchers and lecturers concerned with the design and quality control of Blended and Online e-learning for Distance and Campus students.
When: Friday 10 September 2010 from 14:00 to 15:30 at the Department for Education Innovation.
Where: Seminar Room 2 at the Department for Education Innovation, IT building, Room 3.58, Main Campus.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 012 420 2080 before the 3rd of September.
Make sure to furnish your contact details in the event that we have to change the venue.
For more information, contact Dr Lynette Nagel at 012 420 2131 or email@example.com