Manifesto for Teaching Online: We are the Campus!

Hey everyone!

Ever wonder about the politics, values and aesthetics that underpin the MSc Social Justice? As I think many of you know, I was deeply influenced by my colleagues over in Digital Education and their ideas about the possibilities (and the problems) of online distance education.

Back in 2011, they developed a Manifesto for Teaching Online.

They’ve now remixed this manifesto for 2016 and I thought it might be interesting for you to take a look.

I’d like to highlight a few of my favourite normative statements:
–Distance is temporal, affective, political: not simply spatial.

–Aesthetics matter: interface design shapes learning.

–Online teaching need not be complicit with the instrumentalisation of education.

–Don’t succumb to campus envy: we are the campus.

 on  November 23rd, 2015

  2 comments for “Manifesto for Teaching Online: We are the Campus!

    November 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Amen! This is great, Akwugo. Thanks for sharing! I’ve had some questions about whether my masters program is a “real” program since it’s “only online”. Pfft. One of my favourites given my location is “Online courses are prone to cultures of surveillance. Visibility is a pedagogical and ethical issue.”

  2. Akwugo Emejulu
    Akwugo Emejulu
    November 24, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Yes! That’s a great one. Remember all that chat last year about building our online community and being visible? Well, it’s a ‘pedagogical and ethical issue!’ So pleased you found this helpful…

    Folks, if you like, please do post your favourites.

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