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Taru kekkonensilent learners reykjavik 27.9.2018 (1)

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Taru kekkonensilent learners reykjavik 27.9.2018 (1)

  1. 1. Silent learners – what characterizes them 27 September 2018 Reykjavik
  2. 2. Lorking – Is Lurking Working? NVL Distans: Åland, Faroe islands, Greenland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
  3. 3. Is lurking online ok?
  4. 4. Silence is visible in classroom
  5. 5. but online you don’t exist unless you leave a sign
  6. 6. They all have a reason
  7. 7. introverts
  8. 8. contextual silence Photo: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4725114
  9. 9. ”I need more time to think before contributing”
  10. 10. ” I feel overwhelmed & ignored by extroverts”
  11. 11. Not familiar with the rules or etiquette of participation
  12. 12. ” In my culture it is not polite to question the teacher”
  13. 13. ” I’m not fluent in the language”
  14. 14. ”I have low confidence” ”I’m afraid of making mistakes and saying something stupid”
  15. 15. Multitasking
  16. 16. “I got what I needed and then I left”
  17. 17. ”I’m only interested in the certificate” ”I was forced by my employer”
  18. 18. Booooring
  19. 19. Lessons learnt • raising consciousness, interest and discussion • more understanding of silent learners and their reasons • more respect for various kinds of learners • value of feeling of belonging even if not taking active part • diverse learning materials & assignments • individual flexible learning paths for individual learners
  20. 20. one size does not fit all individual paths for individual learners
  21. 21. ”We started this project looking at the silent learners or ”lurkers” in online courses but as the project progressed we realized that the issue we were investigating was inclusion.” ”Rather than focus a significant effort on encouraging adult learners to participate in active forum use, the emphasis may need to be shifted to ensuring that appropriate/sufficient material is available to ’passive’ learners.”
  22. 22. https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en/ resource- centre/content/silent-learners- guide
  23. 23. https://silentlearnersblog.wordpress.com/
  24. 24. Thank you! Taru Kekkonen taru.kekkonen@omnia.fi +358 40 126 4916

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