Reading Group: There is no ‘virtual learning’

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Article cover image by Angel Jorge Vilaplana Camus

Thursday, 4th February, 15.00-16.00, Collaborate Ultra.

The February 4th Digital Pedagogy Reading Group will focus on the materiality of online learning and challenge some of our assumptions around distance learning and virtual presence.

Read the journal article in advance and join LCC colleagues online on Thursday, 4th of February to discuss.

Book your place to attend.

The reading

The reading asks us to re-evaluate our assumptions about virtual presence and the materiality of digital learning. It also presents an opportunity to rethink the physical and virtual campus as well as our distance and blended learning practices.

Gourlay, L. (2021). There Is No ‘Virtual Learning’: The Materiality of Digital Education. Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 10(1), 57-66. doi: 10.7821/naer.2021.1.649

If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also be interested in Designing Blended Learning Space to the Student Experience by Andrew J. Milne, which argues for a new approach to designing blended learning environments that adapt to evolving pedagogies and student expectations.

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