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הציבור מוזמן להרצאתו של
Dr. Thomas Michael Power
Faculty of Education, Universite Laval, in Quebec City, Canada

University Outreach:
A History of Hits and Misses

מועד: יום חמישי 21.3.2013 בשעה 14:00-12:30
מקום: אולם קנבר, בניין הכיכר

Abstract:
For well over a hundred years, universities have devised ways and means of reaching off campus students by implementing available technology. However, the strategies implemented have met with mitigated success. In this talk, I will address Daniel's "Iron Triangle" which posits that traditional universities are in a position whereby they cannot meet contemporary needs for university services. I will examine past and current outreach strategies (also known as decentralization strategies) in higher education in light of faculty appropriation of technology-enhanced learning, or lack thereof. In doing so, I will also critique various practices of distance education, online learning and blended learning. I will posit that any model of sustainable online learning must improve accessibility to university programs, achieve cost-effective instruction while emphasizing faculty engagement and quality control, without increasing current faculty workload levels. Finally, I will discuss current applications of a redefined online learning model.
על המרצה:
Dr. Michael Power is an AUF/OIF international expert in Distance Education/Online Learning, a member of the BlendSync (Australia) Advisory Group, and the founder of the BOLD researcher community. He is the Deputy Director – Education of the GeoEduc3D project; a researcher with The Centre for Research and Intervention on School Success; a member of the Board of Directors for the Learning Technology Researchers and Practitioners Community (CIRT@); and the author of A Designer’s Log published by Athabasca University Press.