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Peter MORTIMER: My dream: getting online learners to communicate with each other
Organizing coursework to generate dialogue between learners
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16 January 2013
"Present talking is future thinking" (Barnes et al, 1969, p126)
I discovered this simple yet tremendously far-reaching concept while studying for my MA in Distance Education, back in 2001, via a paper by Dr David McConnell, Computer Supported Cooperatve Learning (see link above).
Starting with this premiss, I'd like to explore how to encourage "present talking" in online learning environments with an aim to generating that "future thinking"...