Event 2 The Manifesto for Teaching Online: we are the campus
From Claire Sowton
Don’t succumb to campus envy: we are the campus. Being co-present on campus is still seen by many as the main marker of quality higher education. Sian Bayne argues that we need to move on and get better at valuing the ‘campus’ not as a container but as an energetic coming-together of people, networks, curricula and connections.
Distance is temporal, affective, political. Distance education is often seen as a spatial challenge which can be overcome with communications technology. Philippa Sheail argues that digital education, considered temporally, surfaces a wider range of challenges and opportunities for understanding education in a global context.
Can we stop talking about digital natives? The trope of the ‘digital native’ still continues to shape how many understand the challenge of teaching online. Rory Ewins discusses some of the problems with the metaphor and ask whether we can ever move beyond it.
Rebecca Eynon responds to the talks before opening up to audience input chaired by Clara O'Shea.