So I am not a stranger to technology, and I am not a stranger to online meetings, but today we tried to connect a huge number of people across different continents for the introduction webinar to ONL171, and there were some technical issues. I started the meeting (on AdobeConnect) using my iPad, but then despite a strong wifi connection the app froze after a while. Next time I’ll use my laptop!
Despite the glitches, it was great to see so many colleagues from across the world connecting. I certainly look forward to learning, and to working closely with Group 1, the PBL group to which I have been assigned.
(1) Connect with colleagues in PBL Group 1.
(2) Read the recommended texts assigned for Week 1, namely:
- Kek, M. & Huijser, H. (2015). 21st century skills: problem based learning and the University of the Future. Paper Third 21st Century Academic Forum Conference, Harvard, Boston, USA.
- Savin-Baden, M., (2014) Problem-based learning: New constellations for the 21stCentury. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching 25 (3/4) 197-219 Preprint Savin-Baden JECT (3).
Update: I have posted my reflection on Savin-Badin.
The other PBL resources also look interesting. I am wondering how we will use these various texts and what insight they will provide as to online collaboration.
I also should watch the ONL film on YouTube.