24 October 2012

Open and Networked Learning presentation

I've been asked to give a brief and initial presentation to people within the Faculty of Health at La Trobe: 

24 October 2012 between 1-2 in HS1 115 to give a presentation on open and networked learning processes, relating to the Internet. 

 If there's facility to project slides, here's what I'll use.. and this is still in development...

I'll try and record audio and add it here later...

The blurb I sent through:
Leigh is interested in open and networked learning, including academic practices. He will briefly talk about projects he's been involved in, that illustrate an approach to community engagement, research, teaching and assessment that is open and networked. Leigh hopes to stimulate discussion around ideas and projects that tend to challenge, inspire, and confront traditional university based practice.
Leigh has recently joined La Trobe as the Educational Designer with the Faculty of Health Science. His family have come down from Darwin where he directed eLearning at the Centre for School Leadership, Learning and Development. Leigh also worked as the Learning Commons Coordinator at the University of Canberra's National Institute of Sport Studies where he developed many of the practices he talks about today. Although he is not a New Zealander, he spent a significant amount of time as an Educational Developer with Otago Polytechnic helping them establish leadership for open educational practices in the New Zealand sector. Leigh documents his work on http://leighblackall.com

1 comment:

Richard Olsen said...

In regards to "situated and convivial" I've been thinking about this a lot lately. As communities of practice move online whether it be a site eg photographers on flickr or google plus, programmers to stack overflow and git hub and teachers to twitter, situated in practice learning suddenly becomes available not just to the professionals and experts but also to students, beginners and passionate amateurs. No longer do students need to be provided simulated (read fake and contrived) learning experiences as the barriers to learning situated in real practice are no longer there.

Thanks for sharing the slides.