What is Online Learning?
Online learning can be asynchronous (e.g. self-paced online courses) or synchronous (e.g. Zoom workshops). The COVID-19 pandemic gave a boost to the advantages of both kinds but revealed the weaknesses in each: online learning offers huge opportunities to design engaging experiences with far greater geographical and temporal reach, but also risks replicating poor face to face practice on screen.
Ruben Puetendura’s SAMR model (Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redefinition) provides a framework to ensure we exploit the potential of technology. And Diana Laurillard’s online principles guide Thinking Classroom to design digital experiences informed by effective face to face learning.
Thinking Classroom Online Learning and Zoom School
Thinking Classroom helped many educators to navigate the pandemic and transition their work into effective online products. We established a regular, free training session called Zoom School to do this. Check our Eventbrite page for the next Zoom School.
The learning gained since early 2020 has transformed our own work into a fully blended offer. However, our core principles and approach remain. Good learning design is independent of platform. Pedagogy leads technology, not the other way around.
Consider online training if you want a cost-effective, flexible and dynamic learning experience that endures long after the session has ended – whether this is through a live session, video recording of the input, materials created online by delegates or through the ongoing access to an e-learning package.
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Have a conversation with Mike about how to take your work online or how Thinking Classroom can work with you remotely.
Book an online meeting or make an enquiry here.