The role of the teacher in today’s online education [PDF]

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Stephen Downes
NFF konferansen, 14 November 2011
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The role of the teacher in today’s online education [PDF]

  1. 1. We don’t need no educator The role of the teacher in today’s online education Stephen DownesNFF konferansen, 14 November 2011 Oslo, Norway
  2. 2. “…the single mostimportant factoraffecting studentachievement isteachers.” So we’re told, anyway…http://www.epi.org/publication/books_teacher_quality_execsum_intro/
  3. 3. In fact there numerous factors: parental income &educational attainment, social factors &expectations, social equity, genetic predisposition…
  4. 4. That aside, if we just look at educators, we seedramatic changes in the traditional role of theeducator… as though the educator is disappearing
  5. 5. Today’s Three-fold Task:1.Pull apart the roles of the educator in an online world2.Identify those roles in the context of the massive open online course3.Provide practical examples and applications
  6. 6. A historical trend…
  7. 7. … will continue today
  8. 8. The context…. (connectivism)• Educators are no longer ‘the experts’• Learning is no longer about content transfer• Teaching takes place in an authentic environment• Learning consists of engagement, experimentation and communication
  9. 9. http://change.mooc.ca
  10. 10. The Roles….Teacher asExpert Teacher as LearnerTeacher asCoach Teacher as Designer
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