Type in dialogue box of GoToMeeting: In terms of online conferences, are you spring, summer, fall, or winter?
Could have also had everyone to talk via mic. An example: let’s play spin a tale. I start with the first line of a story. Starting at the top of the names in the participants list for the meeting, each person adds one line to the story. I’ll start with: “I woke up at 9am — that was when I was supposed to Skype in for the meeting…”
Big 5 conventional approaches: presentations, managed discussions, open discussions, status reports, brainstorm sessions. For online, conventionally watch livestream, tweet, online discussion forum.
Open a QR code reader on your smartphone. Take a picture of the displayed image in the app; it will take you to the online site. Example of online scavenger hunt.
Used to sage on the stage. But rather than passive listening we want active engagement and learning.
From AEN perspective, another reason we want engagement at our conferences.
From individual perspective: conference is about your own learning and professional development. Engagement is the first step for learning. Possibilities for social learning: “knowledge and skills are produced and disseminated through conversations and networking activities supported by communities of practice.”
AEN as a network with potential for communities of practice (social learning through practice, and knowledge creation by collective as outcome) forming, and collaboration.
If not attending physically in Uganda, why not get a group of people together (in organisation, in city), and connect to online platform to engage?
Ask a question, use app/website to get responses, responses show in real time. Martin Weller’s recent inaugural lecture.
Bonnie Stewart’s recent course on Blackboard Collaborate.
For smaller groups. Collaborative document editors let teams write documents together in real time: Google Docs. Could use AEN priority issues (such as two themes for Evidence 2020 - evidence capacities and the arts and science of evidence use in Africa).
From the previous AEN webinar a participant raised that we should discuss the meaning evidence. Concept map is visual organisation of knowledge; shows concepts/ideas and relationships among them. Write key words and draw arrows between them to indicate how they are related.
For small groups. Create board, invite people, add ideas, organise ideas, can vote for ideas.
Schank and Abelson argued that stories are our “most natural form of thought”. And stories engage us as if we are there. Record - audio or visual - yourself or group of people behind, during or after conference on topic/theme that you want to engage others on at #Evidence2020.
Is about meaning making. Useful for reflection. Can use podcasts, slideshows, videos, animations.
One example is like fishbowl session, but online and physical
Could combine online and physical conversations, via, e.g., Virtual Connecting. Physical: presenters and participants at conference. Online: about ten visually online; other follow livestream and discussion could be in online discussion forums, via Twitter, etc. Is about conversation, not presentation.
Language Could be one of position papers - how AEN to be at least bilingual.
Its is a process to enhance engagement, not an event. What support can and should the AEN Secretariat provide?
Now until end of webinar [share link in chat of GoToMeeting]. But next we want to hear and read your ideas on enhancing engagement for online Evidence2020 - Siziwe to facilitate discussion.
AEN webinar: #EvidenceOnline2020 engagement
BY CARINA VAN ROOYEN
PRESENTATION FOR THE AEN WEBINAR ON 27 MARCH
“If you want people to be interested,
committed, and willing to devote effort
to learning, mastering, and using these
skills for the long haul, then you can’t
avoid the initial step of stimulating
– Todd Kashdan 2010
How do we (both as individuals
and the AEN as a collective) get
the most out of our collective
‘togetherness’ (whether online or
face-2-face) at #Evidence2020?
#Evidence2020 conference concept
Or go to this link
“Evidence 2020 will use technology in
new and exciting ways to enable virtual
participation, reducing our carbon
footprint and increasing the inclusivity of
– AEN’s Evidence2020 concept note
WHY ENGAGEMENT AT A
Kashdan TB 2010 Curious? Discover the missing ingredient to a
Siemens G, Dawson S & Eshleman K 2018 Complexity: A
leader’s framework for understanding and managing change in
higher education. Educause Review, November / December: 27-
World Bank 2018 Building community: A primer (2018 update).
Appendix: List of online
Poll Everywhere (https://www.polleverywhere.com/)
Google Forms (https://www.google.ca/forms/about/)
Zoho Survey (https://www.zoho.com/survey/)
Online brain storming:
Google Docs (https://www.google.com/docs/about/)
Tayasui Sketches (http://tayasui.com/sketches/)