I will presenting on "Responding to the Coronavirus Emergency with e-Learning" as part of the Microlearning Series curated by Manisha Khetarpal at Maskwacis Cultural College in Canada. This is online, open to all and free, but please register now. It is the first of six weekly webinars on how I came to e-learning, used it response to COVID-19 and some thoughts on how higher education can be improved in light of this. This is intended to be an exploration, like my three months looking for the on-line future in 1996, so suggestions are welcome.
Responding to the Coronavirus Emergency with e-Learning
by Tom Worthington MEd FHEA FACS CP IP3P
Honorary Lecturer in Computer Science at the Australian National University
In the Microlearning Series, Maskwacis Cultural College, Alberta, Canada
Wednesday July 29, 8-9 am, AEST (Canberra)
Tuesday, July 28, 4 pm MDT (UTC-6 hours)
Description: In this first of a series of six weekly webinars, Tom Worthington will take participants on his personal journey discovering how e-learning could be used in response to COVID-19 and beyond. Like thousands of staff at universities around the world, Tom had only a few weeks to move his teaching online at the Australian National University in Canberra. But he had two advantages: a degree in distance education from Athabasca University Canada, and a background in emergency management at the Australian Department of Defence. Hear about what Tom did, and discuss your own experience: what worked, what didn't and what we do next.
Presenter: Tom Worthington is an independent computer professional, educational design consultant and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University.
In 2015 Tom received a national gold Digital Disruptors Award for ICT Education and in 2010 was Canberra ICT Educator of the Year. He previously worked on IT policy for the Australian Government and in 1999 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society for his contribution to the development of public Internet policy. He is a Past President, Honorary Life Member (2002), Certified Professional and a Certified Computer Professional of the society as well as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery, a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Sahana Foundation for Open Source Disaster Management Solutions.
Tom has a Masters of Education (specializing in Distance Education) from Athabasca University, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the Australian National University and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from the Canberra Institute of Technology. He blogs as The Higher Education Whisperer". https://blog.highereducationwhisperer.com/
This is part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series, curated by Manisha Khetarpal and is open to the public.
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