The Manifesto for Teaching Online has been provoking thinking among educators since 2011. This September - at a moment when online teaching has crashed from margins to mainstream - we launch the book of the manifesto, published by MIT Press.
We are delighted to be hosting three launchings with the author team offering snapshots of the thinking behind the manifesto, and opening it up for discussion. Scheduled to work across timezones, please join us as we make the case that we need the manifesto now more than ever.
Launch 1: re-coding
Wednesday 16th September, 11am-noon
Whose interests do automation, algorithms and datafication serve? Manifesto authors Dr Jen Ross, Dr Jeremy Knox and Dr Pete Evans will be joined by Professor Neil Selwyn from Monash University.
Launch 2: we are the campus
Wednesday 7th October, 1-2pm
Challenging the idea that online teaching is ‘second best’, and arguing that the distancing in ‘distance learning’ is more complex than we might think, Manifesto authors Professor Sian Bayne, Dr Phil Sheail and Dr Rory Ewins will be joined by Professor Rebecca Eynon from Oxford University.
Launch 3: text has been troubled
Thursday 15th October, 4-5pm
Arguing that authorship isn’t what it used to be - how we assess students and understand plagiarism needs to shift. Manifesto authors Dr James Lamb, Dr Hamish Macleod and Dr Christine Sinclair will be joined by Dr Amy Collier from Middlebury College.