Talk:Virtual/Online Tuition

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georgietarling 12.46, 18 October 2012 (BST) Hi Mair. I don't know if this article is useful for you http://www.digitalcultureandeducation.com/uncategorized/dce1033_ferguson_abstract_2010/ It's about new digital literacies afforded by online conferences. The study is based in higher education but could be applied to younger students. I've written a summary of it Ferguson, Whitelock and Littleton (2010) You can delete or send elsewhere if not

Mair 10:45, 15 November 2012 (GMT)Thanks George. I was concentrating on synchronous communication but perhaps I will need to widen that... leave it here a while and I will consider how the structure of pages on virtual learning should work. If you have ideas on this, please do share:-)

Arided 10:31, 5 October 2012 (BST) Some nice papers about Wikis in education here:

Mair 22:21, 11 October 2012 (BST) Thanks Remi. I think this might belong better in Other Stuff though. I have been thinking of Online tuition / Virtual Schools as teaching 'live' lessons - maybe I am wrong to limit it to that? The wiki stuff might also go well in peer collaboration if we do something like that ... ? Some of those papers might also make interesting reading to guide our own practice here ... will try to make time to pick out any good advice!

PeterT 08:55, 11 October 2012 (BST)

Report about virtual schools not meeting needs of looked after children Should be Ofsted report on their website later today as well.
Mair 22:31, 11 October 2012 (BST) Thanks Peter. Got the Ofsted report now.
Mair 22:56, 11 October 2012 (BST) Peter, I don't think the reports about looked after children are using 'virtual school' in the same sense in which I have understood (or not understood!) it. Going back to the Virtual Head pilot in 2009, I found this definition of his/her role: 'The Virtual School Head (VSH) acts as a local authority co-ordinator and champion to bring about improvements in the education of looked after children (‘children in care’). Looked after children attend a range of local schools but the role of the VSH is to improve educational standards as if they were attending a single school.' I don't think this has much to do with technology but more to do with how care for looked after children is co-ordinated. Do you have a different view? I will continue reading to see if I can find anything about online tuition being deployed for them.
PeterT 07:12, 12 October 2012 (BST) I agree this is different. I only read the headline, assumed it was relevant. Was thinking it was about provision such as that by Not School. We ought to have info about Not School in here at some point...

PeterT 08:47, 13 November 2012 (GMT)

Australia looks towards virtual classrooms - looks to me like the US model, which is not my view of effective virtual classrooms.
Mair 10:39, 15 November 2012 (GMT)
Hmm that is a rather confusing article - the picture is indeed a depressing development but I don't recongnise it from what I have seen of the US model. In my head, an effective virtual classrooom has all students able to participate actively with the tutor and with each other. Each will probably have their own machine / headset etc. Is this what you see as effective too?

Flipped classroom connection[edit]

Probably relevant is the "partially virtual/online" mode of education embodied in the Flipped Classroom approach. Two recent books:

  • Flip your classroom: Reach every student in every class every day
  • The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

I haven't read these but I'd be interested to look at some snippets... Arided 22:32, 11 October 2012 (BST)

Adding Images[edit]

Still not finding it easy to get lively clearly licensed images and the tiny one here doesn't lift the page much, but at least I have learned a bit more about setting up tables and that will help with positioning. I did try google advanced image search but when I got to my chosen images, it invariably said 'all rights reserved' despite me setting the licence selection to use and modify - I have registered at this site, which seems to be mostly public domain: Open Clipart Maybe it would be a good idea to add sites for images to our resources list.

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