[@OKau] Talk on Open Education in UK, Europe or Asia

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sun May 24 23:03:43 UTC 2015

I will be at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 21 to 26 July 2015, to 
present a paper on open education at the 10th International Conference 
on Computer Science and Education (ICCSE 2015). Normally when speaking 
at a conference I also give free public talks for government, 
professionals and academics along the way. Anyone willing to host a talk 
between Canberra and Cambridge, please let me know.

The actual paper is a bit academic:

"Time-shifted Learning: Merging Synchronous and Asynchronous Techniques 
for E-Learning":

    "E-learning techniques are usually classified into two broad 
categories: synchronous and synchronous. The core question of this 
research is how to combine synchronous and asynchronous techniques in 
e-learning software, so it can have a stronger connection with 
constructivist education. The benefits and drawbacks of existing 
e-learning software is looked at broadly. Three popular e-learning 
packages used at the Australian National University are investigated: 
Adobe Connect (synchronous), Moodle and edX (asynchronous). The results 
of a brief survey of edX students is reported. Using the results of this 
work a team of students at the ANU Research School of Computer Science 
is now implementing enhanced asynchronous software to be plugged into 
Moodle and other asynchronous e-learning packages."

Reference: Worthington, T. & Wu, H. (2015, July). Time-shifted Learning: 
Merging Synchronous and Asynchronous Techniques for E-Learning. In 
Computer Science & Education (ICCSE), 20152 10th International 
Conference on (accepted paper). Preprint: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13554

ps: Blog post: 

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