There are most often both active and silent learners in every classroom. Online learning doesn’t make an exception. Anyway, when talking about silent learners the online the situation is quite much different from face to face. If you want to exist for others in an online environment, you have to make yourself heard or visible in one way or other. Otherwise you might stay unnoticed or even forgotten, no matter how much guidance and support you might need.
Ville Venäläinen Introduced us to future studies and questions conserning the meaning of the rapid inevitable changes in technlogy where machines learn, augment and even enhance our possibilities.Ville was the presenter during DISTANS' webinar on November 25th 2015Watch a recording of the webinar here What does that mean for us who work as adult educators?Ville works as a development manager at Otava High School and is currently working on his dissertation on the future of generic machine
For ten years - since December 2010 - the DISTANS network has been finding ways to support adult educators to enhance their teaching with new technologies.
We started off with a large conference on Workplace learning in Copenhagen in the spring of 2006
Does Education suppot rural development?The Internet has made the world flatter ( at least according to Thomas Friedman) and distances have in some cases become relative. But still our Nordic societies struggloe to keep the settlements and villages at the periphery alive and prospering.For two years DISTANS travelled around the outskirts of the Nordic countries to find out the impact of Education on the development of rural society:Check out the results of the project Here you will find
Webinars for interactive and collaborative learningNVL Distans has been active in this Nordplus project (2014-2016) which is exploring how to create online events which foster learning, interaction, collaboration and networking, especially in and through larger groups. The project is helping a number of Nordic organisations (both public and private sector) to build case studies in the effective use of webinars.Read more at: https://effectivewebinars.wordpress.com/about/ Register here to get an
Local democracyDigitilization of our societies has influenced citizens in many ways. One claim is that we are alienated, because the communication between us as citizens and our institutions is through impersonal digital platforms.On the other hand those very same digital tools can provide us with means of communication and make it possible for us to influence decision making.Local democracy provides citizens access to information, decision-making and power to influence public choices. Local