Who’s Zoomin’ Who? – 17 – Tom Farrelly (Part Deux)
After begging me for the best part of a year, I finally relented and asked him to talk to me again. Tom Farrelly is back to talk about #GastaGoesGlobal 2 – One Year On which is being held on Tuesday 13th April. Reflecting on the year that was, what worked and what didn’t and what all this might mean for the future of online teaching and learning. This time he knows each of the speakers talks about last year and speculates on what they might bring this time. With an appearance from SAMR, OER, Creative Commons and a smattering of other TLAs – Tom shares both his EdTech and education philosophy.
Ken mostly laughs, pokes fun at Tom but occasionally makes some sense but says absolutely far too many times!
In episode 16 (Season 2 Episode 2) of Who’s Zoomin’ Who? WIT lecturer Hazel Farrell talks about developing a new online music module, her experience of teaching online before, during and perhaps after the pandemic. Screen-free weeks for students, an examination of assessment and how sometimes less is more also form that basis for this conversation.
Hazel also talks about the recent National Forum funded webinar that she hosted featuring Bryan Mathers form Visual Thinkery. With some suggestions for a classical music pandemic playlist, Hazel once again extolls the virtues of minimalism.
Ken is pretty much the same as always but the umming and ahhing has noticeably improved.
Who’s Zoomin’ Who? – Special Episode – Terry Maguire
In this first episode for 2021 featuring Dr Terry Maguire from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, she talks about the probability of the impossible, the response across the sector to the pandemic and what lessons might be learned if we take the time to listen to both our students and staff.
With commentary on the Index survey, capacity building across the higher education landscape and some of the foundational work played by the National Forum in building collaborative partnerships she looks forward to an even brighter future. With a very ambitious and exciting work plan, Terry sees a busy future ahead for the National Forum.
Ken (as per usual) mostly nodded along has managed to keep his umming and ahhing problem in check reminisced about distance education and occasionally once again offered some insights into his own educational philosophy.