Proposal for a online learning workshop.
Journey on parallel roads.
When a teacher publishes her lecture as a video, she should also publish the text she used for the lecture. Some students like reading more than viewing a talking head.
This is an example of the need of a rich learning environment for online learning.
Learning is a social event
Online learning that fosters student to student and teacher to student communication is better than your average MOOC with a centralized conception of teaching. Teaching must be more than distribution of facts and knowledge.
The magic of teaching
In face to face classes sometimes the magic of teaching is rather easy to provide. A good teacher is a kind of magician. The magic is needed because students are motivated by it. Students who experience this magic will have better grades. In online education this magic is not easy.
Learning as an art or learning as skills
Learning is a skill, students need all kind of skills in order to learn better. Critical skills, analytical skills, etc. In online learning some students need special care in order to acquire these learning skills.
Computers and edtech makes it possible to open up different opportunities for students. Education should be taylormade.