|Date:||7 March 2023 (Tuesday)|
|Time:||9:30 – 10:30am|
|Venue:||Online through Zoom|
Professor Thomas C. REEVES
|Moderator:||Professor KONG Siu Cheung
Research Chair Professor of Department of Mathematics & Information Technology,
Director, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology
The Education University of Hong Kong
Enhancing the Alignment of Online/Hybrid Learning and Teaching
The Covid-19 Pandemic forced educational institutions around the world to rush to provide online instruction, a massive shift that has been largely dissatisfying for learners and teachers alike. What was forgotten in the race to provide online/hybrid learning and teaching opportunities was that the effectiveness of learning and teaching environments, regardless of the delivery modality, requires careful alignment among seven critical factors: 1) objectives, 2) content, 3) instructional design, 4) learner tasks, 5) instructor roles, 6) technological affordances, and 7) assessment. Research and evaluation studies focused on online/hybrid learning and teaching programs unambiguously indicate that misalignments among these factors are far too common. For example, although an online learning program may have appropriate objectives, accurate content, and even an innovative instructional design, its assessment strategies might be misaligned by focusing on what is easy to measure rather than what is important. This presentation will describe the essential nature of alignment and specify strategies for designing well-aligned interactive learning and teaching programs with examples taken from innovative teacher education programs.
Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology,
Mary Frances Early College of Education,
The University of Georgia
Professor Thomas C. REEVES's Bio
Thomas C. Reeves, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology in the College of Education at The University of Georgia. He was a Fulbright Lecturer in Peru and has given invited presentations in the USA and more than 30 other countries. In 2003, he received the AACE Fellowship Award from the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, in 2010 he was made a Fellow of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), and in 2013 he received the Lifetime Award from the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) as well as the David H. Jonassen Excellence in Research Award by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). He is the former editor of the Journal of Interactive Learning Research, and the author of more than 200 scholarly papers and books. His co-authored books include Interactive Learning Systems Evaluation, A Guide to Authentic E-Learning, Conducting Educational Design Research (two editions), MOOCs and Open Education Around the World, and MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South. His current research interests include educational design research, authentic and active learning designs, and medical and public health education. His scholarly work has been cited over 28,000 times in the research literature placing him among the top two percent of most-cited scientists in the world according to a recent bibliographic analysis. He currently lives on the campus of Berry College in Rome, Georgia, with his wife, Professor Emerita Trisha Reeves.