Join us on 17th March 2021 for the tenth session from the CSCL in Times of Crisis webinar series. We hope to see you there to explore Positioning the university lecture in a time of crisis with Charles Crook, University of Nottingham.

Positioning the university lecture in a time of crisis

A pandemic can seriously disturb the established social fabric of education. How do university lectures fit within such a social fabric and can they support collaborative relationships? This presentation will suggest ways to protect (or even extend) the social dimension of lecturing during times of social distancing. I address the lecture through a design-based research trajectory that draws on a research literature, on the voices of staff and students, on logs of learning resource access, and on direct observation of student collaboration around captured lectures. Current strategies for crisis re-mediation of the lecture lean heavily on distributing video ‘captures’. The strengths and limitations of this approach will be discussed before moving to consider how the captured lecture can be a neglected site of collaborative thinking. Moreover, recordings of such encounters suggest several interesting possibilities for how we design lecture discourse and how we influence student attitudes towards engaging with its capture.

You can stream the webinar and participate in the subsequent Q & A session here on Wednesday, March 17th 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London, UK):

CSCL in Times of Crisis Webinar Series

The Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) community of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) together with the Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS) are offering a live webinar series with presentations as well as Q & A about effective practices, approaches, and tools for fostering a sense of co-presence and community in online teaching and learning.