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CO11: The Lecture as a Trans-Medial Pedagogical Form by Dr. Norman Friesen

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CO11: The Lecture as a Trans-Medial Pedagogical Form by Dr. Norman Friesen

About the Presenter:
Dr. Norm Friesen is Canada Research Chair in E-Learning Practices at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Friesen is the author of Re-Thinking E-Learning Research: Foundations, Methods and Practices (Peter Lang, 2009), and is co-editor of the online peer-reviewed journals E-Learning and Phenomenology & Practice. His research interests include the application of qualitative research to e-learning, media literacies and alternative pedagogies. Dr. Friesen is also a member of the Canadian Delegation to ISO/IEC/JTC 1 SC36, which produces international technical standards for e-learning systems.

About the Presentation:
The lecture has recently been much maligned as a pedagogical form. In texts on online and classroom pedagogies, it has been labelled as old-fashioned “chalk and talk,” as mere “information transmission,” with the lecturer herself characterized as an antiquated “sage on the stage” --to be replaced by an interactive, constructivist “guide on the side.” A look at what is currently privileged in everyday practice, however, tells a different story. Video and audio podcasts of talks or lectures are common, with TED Talks being a staple for technologists and teachers alike. Lecture hall feedback devices (or clickers) are popular as teaching tools, and the lecture circuit remains a forum of choice for advocates of online education. In this interactive presentation, Norm Friesen will consider why lectures (and contradictions in related perceptions and practice) have been so persistent. He will do so by looking at the history of this pedagogical form, showing it to be a genre that has gradually changed in tandem with changing media technologies. In this presentation, Norm will cover a number of examples of collections of educational podcast or online lecture, and will make the case that the secret of the lecture’s endurance as a pedagogical form lies not in its potential for information transmission, but for interpretive or “hermeneutic” performance –representing a kind of event in which past or established knowledge is re-enacted and re-interpreted in the living present.


Integrating Technology for Active Life-long Learning
CO11 on IT4ALL Moodle & WiZiQ
Feb 4-6, 2011

Welcome to the annual connecting online live online conference (CO11). You are cordially invited to participate at the live online conference on the weekend of Feb 4-6 2011.

The conference will be of interest to educators, administrators, students, and community members who value the importance of integrating technology into the curriculum to improve instruction and learning. Online learning involves various skills on the part of the instructor and learner. These include social and communication skills, social networking, independent learning strategies, critical and higher order thinking skills, creativity, and effective online and face-to-face facilitation. In addition, there are may challenges that the educators, administrators, students, and community members face.

The CO11 will be conducted on IT4ALL Moodle with the presentations on WiZiQ through the Moodle.

The themes for the presentations are:

  1. Connecting Online to Improve Instruction and Learning: Online Learning and Instructional Experience

  2. Experiences with technology in face-to-face and online classes. What worked and what didn't work for you?

  3. How do you use technology to promote and sustain your online workshops, consultation, and communities of practice and learning?

  4. Research conducted on e-learning, blended online learning, and blended learning.

  5. Reviewing or promoting books on integrating technology into the classroom, e-learning, blended learning, and blended online learning.

  6. Challenges administrators, instructors, students, and community members face in connecting online.

You may join the sessions by clicking on the links available in this PDF file or in the following document.

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