‘Lessons from Learners: Students’ Insights on Effective Learning Online‘, this APODE Week webinar featured three leading scholars working in online distance education with a strong learner focus to their work. The panel discussed lessons that we have learnt from learners and other valuable insights into the online learning experience from a student perspective. Recording will be available via the ODLAA site shortly.
Professor George Veletsianos holds the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and the Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Flexible Learning. He is well-known internationally for his research in online distance education and is author of the book Learning Online: The Student Experience (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020).
Dr Elaine Beirne works in the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University, Ireland and has a strong interest in the role of emotions in online learning. She played a key role in the development of A Digital Edge: Essentials for the Online Learner, a free course that has attracted over 10,000 people worldwide.
Dr Melissa Bond, previously a Researcher Officer at University College London (UCL) and who has recently returned to Australia, is known for her meta-analysis research on student engagement in educational technology contexts. Melissa is co-author of several seminal major systematic literatures reviews in this area.
Webinar was hosted by Professor Mark Brown on behalf of ODLAA as part of Asia-Pacific Online and Distance (APODE) Week.