Steve Wheeler: THE2013

Steve was another charismatic speaker with a great presentation style at this year’s THE conference in Doha. His talk, entitled «Learning Futures: Emerging Technologies, Pedagogies and Contexts» was both funny and informative. The audience clearly connected with him through his creative use of visuals and techniques for getting us to think critically about the images.

One of his key messages about the flipped classroom is to flip roles, not just the classroom (see lower right corner of my notes). This is so important for teachers, and I know that this will be critical in contexts where students resist doing homework at the best of times. Linking this to Derek Bruff’s talks on Social Learning this week, I think both of these speakers indicate the need to help students invest in their own learning by allowing greater sharing and a certain self-awareness about audience and one’s own performance in the learning…

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