Leave Room To Make Room

Collecting thoughts on how to leave space for your online learners to fill

Mary

Mary Overholt highlighted a session she recently offered called “Rethinking Assessments” in which she suggests offering choice in how students…

Angela

Angela Gunder shares her use of gameful learning principles in a course in which learners had a non-point bonus system…

Karen

Karen Costa shares a cautionary tale about how hard it is for educators to offer this empty space. She taught…

Dave

Dave Goodrich shares his practice of shutting up. Also, he asks students to record interviews with each other as they…

Katherine

Katherine Ridella shares her plans to offer a virtual orientation in the fall, as a place to build connections among…

Katerina

Katerina shares her practice of leaving a lot of room for her students to learn online. For example, she leaves…

Jenni

Dr. Jenni Hayman suggests taking a step back and grounding yourself in the course outcomes, whether you get to create…

Tanya

Tanya Spilovoy shares how she makes room for her students in their capstone projects for the SPARC Open Education Leadership…

Steel 2

On the importance of ‘flexbility within constraints’ and a few illustrative examples from the field of English composition (writing classes).

Steel 1

Thoughts on using language deliberately: why I prefer ‘teachers & learners’ & focusing our attention while learning online.

Brandon

Brandon Carson (eCampusOntario/Durham College) shares his experience blogging through his Master’s program at Royal Roads University.

Paul

Paul Bond shares his experience teaching ds106, a legendary online course which is filled with empty spaces for students to…

Kim and Maureen

Kim English (prof) and Maureen Glynn (ID) share the story of their award winning online course design in which Kim…

Alan

I’ve had an interest in storytelling since.. forever? or the mid-1990s when my director at the Maricopa Center for Learning…

Verena

Verena Roberts shares how she hands over power and control and co-designing authority to her M. Ed students.

peg

Peg French shares her thoughts about taking a community of inquiry approach as she works with educators moving things online…

Mark

Mark Childs from the Open University advises us to leave room for the students to find some of the course…

Lee

Dr. Lee Skallerup Bessette shares how she starts with the goal to provide agency to her students. She leaves room…

Ken

Ken Bauer shares his thoughts on walking the line of providing the freedom to choose topics or ways of responding…

Dave

Dave Cormier shares his practice of providing a series of challenges (including the “make your own” challenge!) that learners can…

Ryan

Ryan Straight aka The New Professor provides his thoughts on how students can inject themselves into the thick of things….

Colin

Colin Madland suggests leaving space for learners to share their own work in WordPress and then maybe what might happen…

Marianne

Marianne, aka @absentminddmama, is Director of Digital Learning in a K-12 school in Egypt. She shared with us how learners…

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