PSU Distance Learning Series
Webinar #1 highlights
Whether or not you were able to attend, the first installment of the PSU Distance Learning Series provided plenty of resources to unpack as we strive to support learning in a variety of models throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Common Language Is Needed to Support a Model
Distance Learning Is Not New, but this scale is
Scholars Moore and Kearsley (2011) have defined distance education as “Planned Learning that normally occurs in a different place from teaching, requiring special techniques of course design and instruction, communication through various technologies, and special organizational and administrative arrangements.”
We Must Adhere to the Guiding Principles
Good teaching is important: it may overcome poor use of technology, but technology can never save bad teaching
Designing effective learning experiences requires teachers as instructional designers who understand technology
Each medium has its own design characteristics and context
Make all mediums (face to face, print, audio, video, interactive multimedia) available to learners
Interaction is essential
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Nov 19 – 10am
a blueprint to lead past the pandemic
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