Learning in Our Digital World
Welcome to the information site for the 2014 OLFM Workshop, Learning in Our Digital World!
You will notice that this year's workshop will have a different structure from past years. Our focus in 2014 will be on harnessing our collective insights and wisdom in a few key areas and producing resources that will support your work as an OLFM. As such, it will be less of a conference, and much more of a workshop, where we will be researching ideas, generating strategies and knowledge related to our context, and presenting an overview of our findings.
Please take some time to reflect on the four tracks that are outlined below and consider where you would like to contribute. When you register, you will register for one track which will run all day Saturday.
The four areas of focus for the workshop are:
- The Theory and Practice of Feedback in Distance Learning - Facilitated by John O'Brien (OLFM), Kelly Warnock, and Ken Monroe (Instructional Designers), participants in this track will investigate and recommend strategies to ensure that OL students are adequately supported in their learning through the effective use of feedback in a distance learning environment.
- Open Education Resources
- Encouraging Deeper Approaches to Learning
- Sound/Video Camp
Participants in each track will record their recommendations in the Distance Technologies section of the Teaching and Learning Portal of the wiki, which will remain open to the public as a resource, and will make a brief 10 minute presentation at the final plenary session of the workshop on Saturday afternoon.
We are very grateful to be able to host two keynote speakers for this year's workshop, both of whom are accomplished and well-regarded researchers and writers in the area of teaching and learning via distance technologies. Please follow the links below to learn more.