Online Forums: How Can Educators Make Online Work Well? Communicating Through Graphic Design: Relevance, Focus, Reflection

Abstract

This paper connects best practices observed and developed through experiential learning in online forums, structured as open reflective spaces, with structured feed forwards. We are all online, constantly communicating, exchanging, learning, teaching, developing and creating. In such a vast space we often lose sight of the importance of the space itself. Almost every day we incur a vast number of digital learning experiences, that we have to face head on, often without a clear guide on how to find our way through the measureless steps. Creative thinking and reflecting continuously on our own practice is vital in understanding how to best cater for such diversity. Student Learning & Learner Diversity is at the core of teaching in an online space and structured praxis is essential in order to encourage, assist and maintain engagement across tasks. Design seizes “difference” as an opportunity to be developed and enhanced. A space to finetune and embrace flaws and limitations, supporting and encouraging a multitude of different perspectives. When supported correctly the collective strength of the online space, the materials and reflections of the cohort body work together symbiotically as constantly evolving innovative spaces.



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Cavell Ord-Shrimpton, Arden University, United Kingdom

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Conference: BCE2020
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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