Equiv Notes Blog Post
EQuiv. Notes April 2019.
Useful as a “heuristic” “any approach to problem solving or self-discovery that employs a practical method, not guaranteed to be optimal, perfect, logical, or rational, but instead sufficient for reaching an immediate goal.” Dict.
The three major educational interaction forms (student-teacher; student-content; student-student) each have pedagogical value.
BUT they can be proportioned or substituted to accommodate the subject and the students’ or teachers’ context.
EQuiv roots in Pragmatic approach. Quality is what works best.
Challenge is measuring learning or more broadly educational outcomes.
The ‘theory’ is intentionally provocative, so as to open the door to disruptive technologies.
I’m not even sure I can think of a 100%/0%/0% substitution, that would work effectively.
There is no combination of S/C/T interaction that is best in all contexts.
Designers’ role is to include a mix of S/C/T that motivates, results in learning and is worth completing.
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Terry Anderson PhD is a Professor Emeritus and former Canada Research Chair in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University. Terry has published widely in the area of distance education and educational technology and has co-authored or edited 10 books and numerous papers. Much of Terry’s research work revolves around studying interaction amongst and between students, teachers and content. Terry’s books and research articles have, since 2004, been published under open access licenses so as to maximize their availability to all distance education practitioners, students and researchers.
Terry was active in provincial, national, and international distance education associations and is a regular keynote presenter at professional and academic conferences.
He has served as President of Riverdale Community League on the board of the Edmonton Social Planning Council and Westwood Unitarian Boards and was the first Director of the North Country Fair at Lesser Slave Lake. He is woodworker, bicyclist, hiker and musician.
Terry’s homepage is at https://landing.athabascau.ca/pg/profile/terrya and his blog the “Virtual Canuck” is accessible at virtualcanuck.ca. Twitter at Terguy
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