How should MOOC designers respond to student silence?

I just finished doing a PGCert in Digital Education, and I thought I'd post a few of things I wrote for it here. This essay was written in April 2016 for the course Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning. A teacher in a secondary school classroom raises her voice above the chatter. “Ok everyone, settling down… Continue reading How should MOOC designers respond to student silence?


On lecturers questioning their audience

In my last post, I discussed the way in-class voting allows students to participate in lectures. Commenting on that post, my friend Paul expressed discomfort at the idea of a lecturer imposing participation on unwilling audience members. I've been thinking about this on and off all week. The idea I've reached is that lecture participation… Continue reading On lecturers questioning their audience