The technology has the potential to change our lives and it has been particularly visible during the pandemic. Millions of teachers and students along with their parents were forced to switch to a remote K-12 education. One might say that technology saved education in those forced circumstances, others will criticize it for failing to offer quality.
But what if online teaching is a choice and a planned action, rather than being necessitated by the situation? How should remote education look like for those who need it while traveling with their families for international assignments of grants (for various work, expert, business-related – purposes). What should one then expect from online teaching? How can – or should – a parent support their child in this form of education? In this webinar, we aim for a discussion that would explore the non-pandemic context of online education and give us a more systemic perspective.
This webinar took place on March 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm CET, as part of “The new media: between science and fiction” series.
Kerry Rice, Ed. D., is a Professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University. Her research focuses on best practices in K-12 online and blended education and includes policy analysis, Delphi and mixed methods studies, and large-scale program evaluations using both traditional and emerging methods in data mining and deep learning analytics. She is the author of Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching: Research-Based Strategies and Practices, Second Edition (2020), led the development of the Idaho K-12 Online Teaching Standards and serves as Coordinator of the Idaho K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement Program at Boise State. She is the recipient of two Fulbright Awards: a Fulbright Scholar Award to Poland in 2012-2013 and a Fulbright Specialist award to Poland for the summer of 2015.
Ginny Whitehouse, Ph.D., is a Professor of Multimedia Journalism at Eastern Kentucky University. A Fulbright alumna, she also is the mother of two teenage daughters who traveled with her and did online school when she served as a Fulbright Scholar at Sofia University. Dr. Whitehouse has more than 25 years of academic leadership experience in both public and private higher education. She has served as a department chair dramatically increasing student enrollment in key programs, twice lead the redesign of converged multimedia curriculum, headed university-wide restructuring of teaching evaluation, built faculty development and mentoring programs, co-directed the premier media ethics pedagogy training workshop for over a decade, edited the Cases and Commentaries sections of the Journal of Media Ethics, and has been repeatedly recognized for innovative teaching. While a Fulbright scholar, she taught seminars in media ethics and guest lectured on fake news. She is continuing research concerning media privacy and digital impact on media organizations. She has held national positions in both her professional and academic community organizations and is recognized as a leader in media ethics pedagogy.
Oktawia Gorzeńska is an expert on innovations and technology in education who graduated from Leadership Academy for Poland. She has been supporting educators, institutions, foundations as well as local governments for many years. Oktawia is also a member of the steering committee and programme board of the “School for Innovator” project operated by the Polish ministries. As a former school principal she gained experience in change management. As a result her school was awarded the title of “Changemaker school” by Ashoka Foundation. Her leadership allowed the newly-built school to become “Microsoft Flagship School”. Oktawia is an author and co-author of publications on educational innovations and distant learning, also a TEDx speaker. Moreover she supports edtech start-up Photon to empower educators to use technology in education.
This webinar is part of our celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program (March theme is: Education)