Ural Institute of Humanities’s Updates

1. The Big Picture: A Course Map

This learning module is an introduction to innovative approaches to learning and teaching, with a focus on the use of e-learning and social web technologies. Here, in a single graphic, is an overview of the ideas we will be addressing:

 Or framing our case another way, here are the differences between didactic pedagogy and a new learning that we call 'reflexive pedagogy'.

 Now, for some readings, some videos, then a question for discussion:

Readings:

Assessment and Pedagogy in the Era of Machine-Mediated Learning

Cope, Bill and Mary Kalantzis. 2015. "Assessment and Pedagogy in the Era of Machine-Mediated Learning." Pp. 350-374 in Education as Social Construction: Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice, edited by T. Dragonas, K. J. Gergen, and S. McNamee. Chagrin Falls OH: Worldshare Books.

Learning and New Media

Kalantzis, Mary and Bill Cope. 2015. "Learning and New Media." Pp. 373-387 in The Sage Handbook of Learning, edited by D. Scott and E. Hargreaves. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.

Videos:

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Scholar itself also aims to exemplify the affordances of e-learning ecologies outlined in this learning module. The following article explores the ways in which we attempt to realize each of the seven affordances in Scholar.

Conceptualizing e-Learning

Comment: What do you think? When does technology in education have a progressive, and when a regressive role? What does this say about technology? (... and education!)

Post an Upate: Find an example of an educational "reform" or technology which appears to make change, but in fact changes nothing, or even represents a step back. How and why does this happen?

  • Charles Medley