Technology-enabled peer-to-peer sharing of goods and services has created significant disruption in the business world, and there are already hints about how it might affect education.
However there is also a myriad of questions: What technology is needed ? What kinds of new learning interactions could be enabled ? How would it work with existing learning and teaching practices ? What kinds of effects might it have on the education status quo ?
This lecture begins with a case study of remote mentoring applied to a second-year electrical engineering course, and reflects on nearer-term insights into how students can be assisted in a context where much of their formative self-directed learning occurs. It then progresses to a wider exploration of the learning modes that might be unleashed by peer-to-peer education, an area that is overflowing with opportunities for innovation.
Learn more about Julien Epps
Dr Julien Epps is an Associate Professor in Signal Processing with the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.
Since joining UNSW in 2007, Julien has mainly taught large first and second year courses, and has experimented extensively with how to effectively integrate digitally recorded learning resources with live classes in the context of analytical engineering courses. He has served in several education-related administrative roles, including most recently Deputy Head of School (Education).
Among his significant innovations was a major project on novel high definition multi-view video guidance for self-directed laboratory learning, supported by the Strategic Education Fund (SEF2), which is in active use by more than 1000 students per year. Read more here...
Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building