Beyond eLearning 2.0: Creating Active Online Learning Environments for the Flipped Model Using the OpenLearning Platform
Common criticisms abound of flipped learning as being “passive video lectures that students are required to engage with before class”. But, by moving from an eLearning 2.0 model to a more student-centred, active, collaborative, and participatory one, we can address such criticisms, and foster greater student engagement along the way.
Using the OpenLearning platform is one way to do this as it is designed around “empowering and motivating students, enabling active learning experiences and creating a community of connected students who provide support, encouragement, knowledge sharing and a sense of engagement”, to explore the possibilities of third wave ed-tech where learners build and co-construct their knowledge as they learn by doing, creating, and sharing with others online.
In 2017, the UNSW signed an agreement with OpenLearning to allow academics to deliver more engaging and active learning experiences to students. Co-founders and UNSW alumni, Adam Brimo and David Collien, will present the educational philosophy behind the OpenLearning platform, and project examples that reflect different stages of active online learning environment from passive to socially constructive. Complementing their presentation is Dr Alan Blair, a UNSW academic from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, who will discuss his experiences of using the OpenLearning platform to build his course.
UNSW Library Seminar Room 208