Manifesto Online

Just a short post for the day outlining some work by a colleague of mine from the University of Edinburgh looking at some important considerations about elearning, both from a teaching and learning perspective.

Manifesto for Teaching Online Remix

James Lamb recently remixed a video for a university of Edinburgh production of A Manifesto for Teaching Online. It was originally published in 2012 (I believe) but James took it upon himself to remix it in keeping with a more multimodal approach. The advice it presents is still considerably sound (and unfortunately still overlooked by many). Well worth a look.

A Manifesto for teaching online (2013 remix) from james858499 on Vimeo.

Edinspace: Postcard Map

Another image that James created via Thinglink was the map for the Edinspace project, which was a project we worked on together in 2011-2012 that explored how students in the elearning program at Edinburgh engaged with the university and how that was expressed without direct contact with the physical geography. It was a great experience for both of us and I still draw on it, most notably in the methodological design of my PhD study. It really helped me understand the role of a creative methodology in fairly ‘fuzzy’ answering research questions.  A visual methodology is something I am exploring further, but much of that inspiration came from this project.

These are maps of the multimodal postcards we received from the Edinspace project.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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