A New Pedagogy is Emerging… and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs (link is external)), massive open online courses (MOOCs (link is external)), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach and – more importantly – the way students learn. For want of a better term, we call this “pedagogy.”

What is clear is that major changes in the way we teach post-secondary students are being triggered by online learning and the new technologies that increase flexibility in, and access to, post-secondary education.

In looking at what these pedagogical changes are and their implications for students, faculty, staff, and institutions, we consider:

Some key developments in online learning and how they impact our understanding of pedagogy;Applications of these developments through highlighting innovations in Ontario colleges and universities from the Pockets of Innovations Series on the Ontario Online Learning Portal for Faculty & Instructors; andSome questions about changes in pedagogy and in student learning.

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