Leigh Blackall, a leader in facilitating radical ideas in education, will be a guest presenter as part of the Designing Learning in the Digital Age (#DLDA) Workshop and Webinar Program starting in Melbourne on Wednesday 13 March.
Leigh has a long history of facilitating change in education, doing so as an educational designer and co-leader in one of the first MOOCs in 2008 called “Facilitating Online” while at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Leigh also presented “Teaching is dead – Long live learning” at the Global Summit in Melbourne in 2006 to inspire others about using the internet in education through “networked learning”.
Leigh has been working on an “Open-PhD” on Networked Learning, and developed the Open Education Practices: A User Guide for Organisations while at the University of Canberra.
Leigh’s recent work at La Trobe University is helping to raise awareness about:
- Separating teaching and assessment for a better learning experience
- Creating and using open educational resources for more free learning but fee education
- Enveloped learning to allow the accumulation a degree/qualification through a range of experiences
- Branding of the educators behind an institution, and letting open educational resources do the marketing
- Cross-fertilizing faculty staff projects to break-down silos in large organisations
Leigh will share his ideas and strategies for disrupting and transforming traditional education and training as part of the Designing Learning in the Digital Age (#DLDA) Workshop and Webinar Program.
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