I am humbled to have been asked to be an invited speaker to the 2015 TESOL Arabia Conference in the area of online learning. This is branching out into another area that I don’t usually facilitate “public” workshops on, though I have been involved in this area of instructional design for 1.5 years now within Zayed University’s post-graduate programs. It is certainly a good chance to spread my wings!
I really struggled with the format of this one. Initially I thought, well it would be great to facilitate an online session about this topic and model best practice. Immediately, I saw the error in my ways and then thought about using a LMS to structure the workshop and materials. However, it is quite a short workshop and felt that the extra layer of technology may be more distraction than added value. So in the end I have gone for a classic Keynote with accompanying handout to structure the workshop. In this case I am living my motto of choosing the right tool for the right pedagogical task.
For those who attended, thanks for coming! Please connect with me on Twitter @digitalemerge or via email (listed on the keynote and handout).
For those who are reading, here is a glimpse into the session. Feel free to download either of the attached files and thanks for respecting the creative commons licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/