My name is Charlie, I am one of the contributors to this blog.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and speak a little of my interests as they pertain to our group creation of an online pedagogy. I come to this program with a background in teaching, visual arts, 3D animation and university administration. I have always had a keen interest in examining the many ways that technology and education can come together. I am excited about the possibilities of exploring online pedagogy and helping to form a concrete definition of what online pedagogy could be.
I feel strongly that technology can aid in helping us to rethink our approaches to teaching and learning. It has been noted that “the world of education is currently undergoing a massive transformation as a result of the digital revolution”(Halverson & Collins, 2009) and “this transformation is similar to the transition from apprenticeship to universal schooling that occurred in the 19th century as a result of the industrial revolution” (Halverson & Collins, 2009). It is clear that the presence of online technology is a game-changer in the world of education and it is important to examine exactly how these changes will impact both teachers and students alike.
Through a series of postings in this blog, the members of this group hope to illustrate our own exploration into the many different ways online learning can and will impact pedagogy in an effort to help shape one possible definition of ‘online pedagogy’.
Collins, A. & Halverson, R. (2009). Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and the Schools. New York: Teachers College Press.