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#disruptivebytes: Intercultural Learning through Online Collaborations
Wed 24 February 2016, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT
Please join us on the Grass for Disruptive Bytes with Teresa Mackinnon and Katherine Wimpenny discussing intercultural learning through online collaboration. Disruptive Bytes is still an hour long session, but packed with more flavour to spice up your lunchtime; we are seeking to bring you more shorter talks for you to get a good taste for what we mean by disruptive learning.
Please bring a friend along and join in the conversation!
Live Stream Link via Google Hangouts on Air: https://plus.google.com/events/cvl24qm12i60oca1u5is15054e8
SPEAKER ONE: Teresa Mackinnon
Implementing Open Badges in Online Intercultural Exchange
With the arrival of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the educational scene and their seemingly low completion and high attrition rates, the question of how to support motivation that leads to sustained participation and interaction among online learning partners has received renewed attention. MOOCs offer a range of informal to formal learning opportunities and follow a spectrum of network-, task-, and content-based approaches (Lane, 2012). Such activity is readily comparable to telecollaborative activities, sometimes known as Online Intercultural Exchange (OIE). In this talk I will briefly present how, with my collaborator Mirjam Haulk (OU), we investigated the impact of deploying Open Badges in a large scale OIE (Clavier) and present a framework for their deployment.
About Teresa MacKinnon, Principal Teaching Fellow, Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Warwick
Teresa is an award winning language teacher and. She is experienced in technology enhanced learning design in secondary and higher education. Recent projects include the development of Languages@Warwick, a platform for language learning. She curates CPD resources for language tutors, is an active advocate of computer-mediated communication and is an Open Educational Practitioner.
Recommended Resources by Teresa MacKinnon
Opening up international online spaces for learning: meeting and challenging students’ expectations and disciplinary understandings
In this session I will share pedagogical strategies used in two online international learning projects that aimed to break down barriers that stifle and restrict what can be known and achieved through collaborative educational experiences. Both projects required students and staff to manage uncertainty and take risks; to collaborate, support, seek change and manage professional structures to enhance students intercultural sensitivity and creative practice.
About Katherine Wimpenny, Co-Lead Research, DMLL, Reader in Arts Related Research and Pedagogy, Coventry University
Katherine Wimpenny is a Reader in Educational Research in the DMLL, Coventry University where she researches pedagogic development using methodologies including arts-related research, qualitative research synthesis and evaluation research. Katherine works with a range of internal, external and international partners enhancing the research capacity of the dmll and its funding base. A current project involves working with five European and nine South Mediterranean Countries on OpenMed, http://dmll.org.uk/projects/openmed/ an international cooperation project co-funded by the Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education programme to raise awareness and widen HEI participation in Open Education.
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Teaching Room, Disruptive Media Learning Lab
3rd Floor, Lanchester Library