Let's take this opportunity to create a guided teaching space that allows for self-discovery through self-directed learning.
Tell us about your idea
My idea is to have a learning platform where teachers can share the content, outcomes, and pathways for learning, and students have the ability select the pathway that works for them to achieve those outcomes.
The current format of the school schedule is designed for synchronous group learning. However, the new learning environment with regard to the physical setting is very individualized – but only by accident, not by design.
Peers are no longer learning together, informal learning moments before and after class have almost disappeared, resources are being shared at home (1-2 computer/3-4 people), the boundaries between school and personal life have blurred.
The idea is to have a platform where students can access course-related content based on the classes they are taking. Perhaps that platform is connected to the school. The content can be access asynchronously with some live learning and learner community that is available synchronously. Student can use the platform as a project management platform, and is the go to space for teacher to post content, deliver feedback and discussions, and monitor progress.
This is all just about self-directed learning.
The self-discovery component is still in the works in my head.
As I was compiling my thoughts, I primarily had high school students in mind. In my reality, as a university admin, I hope that we can bridge that knowledge and skills gap that is likely to happen as students go from 'emergency remote instruction' in high school to 'somewhat digital learning' in colleges and universities.
I would love to find some team members to explore these ideas further, or to support them in their creative solutions.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
A passion for learning fuels me and my work. My formal academic background is in grade 6-12 science education. I currently working in higher ed doing student recruitment, admissions & on-boarding for an engineering school at a university. I'm also part of an IDEOU CoP.