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  • Jon,

    Thanks for sharing the information about the webinar. I will try to attend.

    And, I agree that there is something inherently problematic about trying to work around conditions that are remnants of an old, out of date model.

    Gerald Ardito August 8, 2018 - 11:40am

  • ps - I will try to remember to record it. It can be followed online 11:30am-12:20pm PDT today (8th August 2018) at

    Jon Dron August 8, 2018 - 11:01am

  • Thanks Gerald

    Part of my point is exactly that - in both physical and online classrooms we can and do find ways to largely restore that lost autonomy (especially) and we try to cater for different levels and needs for competence.  Maybe not totally, but in a very large part, that's pretty much what we mean by 'good pedagogy'. I guess my really big question is really whether such pedagogies are necessary, sufficient, or appropriate when we take the hobbles away. They solve problems that we shouldn't actually have any more, but that we recreate for ourselves when we replicate the form and dynamics of traditional in-person teaching online. It's really hard to shake off that mindset completely!


    Jon Dron August 8, 2018 - 10:59am

  • Jon,

    Thanks for sharing the slides. If there is a video (or even audio) of your talk, please share that as well.

    Obviously, I am sympathetic to and in agreement with what you are saying. Although, I am also engaged in finding ways to make the physical classroom learning environment as autonomous as possible.


    Gerald Ardito August 8, 2018 - 9:25am