I thought this webinar was very insightful and also found myself agreeing with what is an engagement- I'm not actively engaging but I do tend to sit back and observe and have found that in lessons that you are forced into group work and forced in engage makes it hard for some people as they don't effectively learn this way and what I sometimes need to do is to learn about the subject- go away and do research and reading so I fully understand the context and then I would be willing to contribute.
i agree, personally when we get put into breakout rooms that automatically puts me off and want to leave as i feel pressured to saying something which then comes out wrong. id much prefer the whole group discussion and add my comments when relevant and at ease
I find it quite concerning that they believe students engage better online when the overall consensus on my course is that we are really struggling working online, we don’t learn as well and that we need education face to face. It’s interesting that maybe other courses prefer this - maybe if the course is a larger course, but perhaps smaller courses or more social courses rely on in person teaching.
I Agree. In large groups some students may get 'drown' out by the more confident students and feel they cannot voice their opinions or speak up if there's something they don't understand. Smaller face to face learning groups are more personal and have a better quality of learning rather than the generic larger, multi-professional groups.
This insight was very useful and I kind of agree on digital environment learning, where as I do engage in activities. Also is kind of flexible learning especially for parents with the little ones. However we should not be carried away with digital learning, we need to interacts with people, physical practice is important too when engaging with human being.
I agree with the previous comment that it is concerning that these education providers think zoom is better for overall engagement when myself and my peers wholeheartedly agree that we have done so much worse this past year as a result of a lack of educational socialisation due to it all being online. My career relies so heavily on interactivity and collaboration and I just do not see a predominantly virtual curriculum as an appropriate substitute to that. It's almost insulting that we have come back to study and yet it is still online, and 2/3 of sessions are pre-recorded sessions that do not facilitate any back and fourth between students and facilitators. I haven't even mentioned the lack of paralinguistic ability a human has in a zoom call, and yet so much communication theory we have been taught relies on this?
£9.5k for zoom socials... The gov't and the entire education paradigm needs revamping.
I agree with the comment above, a large portion of my cohort is struggling with online learning, including myself as a mature student, I find myself wandering off during online learning, because its soo easy to turn off my camera, and do some housework, cook food for the family etc.
I much prefer to attend in person classes as its easier to enjoy and take part in university life, I get to interact with my peers in person and enjoy a catch up over a coffee.
In my case I found online learning very isolating and made my uni experience quite disappointing and my grades have suffered.
I completely agree with this, Universities appear to assume that students are engaging more online than previously when this seriously is not the case. Most students will leave seminars when breakout rooms are mentioned or simply do not engage at the frustrations of those who are attempting to. There certainly has to be more respect going forward from universities, a consideration made that the massive amount of group work being forced on students may not actually be the best way going forward for the majority of learners.
It seems like this is hugely misguided. Although online learning allows flexibility, that is the ONLY benefit. the general consensus within student groups is that online learning is really bad; It leads to disengagement with the whole university process and plays into a new culture of sending out long videos of someone talking in their bedroom instead of coming up with teaching that's at-all. engaging.
This feels like 4 people pretending that online learning is good, so that the uni doesn't have to provide proper teaching.
"Writing in a chat box, is as engaging as raising your had and asking"
There's a reason most of us didn't sign up to an open university degree.
The collaborative stuff is reasonable. But please stop advocating this Mickey-mouse online learning.
Completely agree with everything you said!
I completely agree with the discussion, during this pandemic online learning have impact on student and professionals in the community at large. It encourages students to engage and interact, express their feeling regarding education all through the pandemic. Online Collaborative working enable student to break some of the pandemic barriers and have a positive outcome from learning. It helps student to adapt to different path of learning new skills and knowledge from multi-profession. Online Collaborative working is kind of enhancement of learning system because it incorporates new ideals and technology from multiple sources to promote the level and standard of teamwork,
I'd have better engaged, interacted and expressed my feelings on campus, in person. Zoom was meant to be an emergency measure to keep us safe, but it is no longer applicable. It is a cop out.
Personally I feel online learning is not a valuable teaching method for practical hands on subjects such as healthcare. The pandemic has damaged our learning. Using pre-recorded videos removes any chance of interaction students can have removing the ability to ask questions and therefore this hugely impacts on our confidence with universities and teaching. If sessions were on campus I would not be able to turn off my camera and concentrate on my housework or cooking dinner in preparation for the children finishing school. I find myself disengaging with online materials and need the face to face interactions to enable me to learn effectively. Since online learning became the norm my grades have dropped and I feel robbed of both my university experience and the cost of remaining at home yet still paying for little to no actual teaching.