Greetings from the TEAL Room at the Inspire Center at University of Canberra, where Helen Keegan, University of Salford, is speaking on Open: Social: Mobile: Connected. She will be speaking at ANU College of Law, Liz Allen Room (135), 12:30 pm, Friday 15 November 2013, or you can read her blog.
One valuable suggestion to bridge conventional and on-line education is to use the university course codes as hashtags (I guess mine would be #COMP7310). This then allows what the student does on-line outside the course website to be identified.
Dr Keegan makes the point that boundaries are blurring between education and social activities on-line. She suggests that first year university students are not read to perform on-line and leaving it until their last year is too late. She suggests students be encouraged to present themselves as a whole rounded person on-line, not hiding behind a formal professional persona. I am not so sure this is a good idea. There are different levels of formality in different cultures. Students and clients may not feel that they are getting a professional service if there is too much informality.
Helen suggests leaving space in the curriculum for creative developments. I suggest that the plans would have to at least a place-marker to say what was to be done, in general.
Title: UK academic, Helen Keegan
Location: ANU College of Law Liz Allen Room. (Room 135)
When: Fri 15 Nov 2013 12:30 – 13:30
Description: Dear all Interested in learning through gaming, sims and innovative media ? Safe and risky spaces for learning ? Digital identities and relationships and how they can form part of authentic learning experiences (online)? I’d like to invite you to join us for an informal “brown bag lunch” seminar this Friday, with visiting UK academic, Helen Keegan. We are fortunate to have Helen with us as part of her visit to Australia and to hear about some of her ventures into Alternate Reality Gaming. ...
Cheers Aliya Steed