EXTRA #LTHEchat: What do we know about the experiences of online learners? with @helenbeetham and @loumcgill

We are very excited to announce that on Wednesday 13th July we will be hosting a ‘Summer EXTRA #LTHEchat’ led by guests Helen Beetham and Lou McGill.

This #LTHEchat follows a week of activities and explorations with online learners. #OLsuccess (4-10 July 2016) and is part of a Jisc-funded study being undertaken by Lou McGill and Helen Beetham. After an extensive review of the literature, the study team set out to ask online learners themselves what helps them to succeed. You can prepare for the chat by consulting: emergent findings of the literature review on SlideShare; details of #OLsuccess on the blog and discussion forum, and more about the project on the digital student blog. You can also search for the #OLsuccess tag on twitter and storify. Or you can just join in and share your thoughts.

Helen BeethamHelen Beetham is a writer, researcher and adviser on e-learning issues. As a long-standing consultant to the Jisc e-learning programme, she has written influential reports on e-portfolios, digital literacy, open education and digital organisations. Helen was a member of the UK Government’s Beyond Current Horizons programme on educational futures and has led futures thinking initiatives for a number of global universities and national bodies. Most recently she has completed a year-long study on the expectations and experiences of today’s ‘digital students’ and designed a digital capabilities framework for use across education sectors. Helen’s co-authored volumes Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age and Rethinking Learning for a Digital Age (both Routledge) are standard texts on PGCert and Masters courses in Education. Tweets @helenbeetham. Blogs (currently) at digitalstudent/jiscinvolve.org and digitalcapability.jiscinvolve.org.

loumcgillLou McGill is an independent researcher and writer on learning technology. Lou has worked with several Higher Education institutions as well as bodies such as Jisc, Jisc Cetis and has carried out research studies and large scale projects on a range of issues including: the impact of information and communication technologies on learning and teaching; learning literacies (digital capabilities) of students and staff ; cultural and organisational issues affecting institutions, individuals and communities involved in learning and teaching; development, management and use of digital content; online learning, open education, open badging and OER. Lou’s website is available at http://loumcgill.co.uk/

The Storify is here: https://storify.com/LTHEchat/lthechat-60

A TAGSExplorer and searchable TAGS archive for the chat is also available.

If you are reflecting on this specific #LTHEchat please share your post with us so that we can reblog.

If you participated/are participating in any way in the #LTHEchat, please complete our short survey and let us know if you have other suggestions on how we could make the #LTHEchat more valuable for you. Thank you.

See you on Wednesday the 13th of July, same time, same place😉 – 8-9PM (GMT+1) #LTHEchat

The LTHEchat steering group

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