Online learning

Some of my recent writing has concerned Web 2.0 and online learning, with a particular emphasis on authentic assessment and the use of knowledge networking paradigms:

Allen, Matthew (2010). Web 2.0 for networked learning: from collaboration to shared cognition and knowledge networking. In L. Dirckinck–Holmfeld, V. Hodgson, C.Jones, M. de Laat, D.McConnell & T.Ryberg (eds), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Networked Learning 2010, Aalborg: University of Aalborg: pp.964–966.

Allen, Matthew. (2009). Authentic Assessment and the Internet: Contributions within Knowledge Networks. In Jon Dron, Theo Bastiaens, and Cindy Xin (eds), Proceedings of World Conference on E–Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009, Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, pp.1501–1510.

Allen, Matthew and Jane Long. (2009). Learning as knowledge networking: conceptual foundations for revised uses of the Internet in higher education. In S.I.Ao, Craig Douglas, W.S.Grundfest and Jon Burgstone (eds), Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2009, Hong Kong: Newswood, pp.652–657.

Some of the ideas I am exploring now have their origins in work I did in the 1990s which was designed to explicate a pedagogy that challenged or de-centred some of the existing conventions of ‘higher education’:

Allen, Matthew. (1998). Has the discourse of ‘Teaching/Learning’ killed the radical and the spontaneous in university education? In B. Black and N. Stanley (eds), Teaching and Learning in Changing Times: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, Perth: University of Western Australia, n.p.

Allen, Matthew. (1997). ARROW: On target with the World Wide Web. In R. Pospisil and L.Willcoxson (eds), Learning through Teaching: Proceedings of the 6th Annual Teaching Learning Forum. Perth: Murdoch University, pp.7–12.

Allen, Matthew. (1996). How do we enable and encourage students to ask questions, not simply answer them? In J. Abbott and L. Willcoxson (eds), Teaching and Learning Within and Across the Disciplines: Proceedings of the 5th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, Perth: Murdoch University, pp.7–12.

Allen, Matthew. (1995). Giving Away the Marks, of taking the “ass” out of assessment. In L. Summers (ed.), Focus on Learning: Proceedings of the 4th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, Perth: Edith Cowan University, pp.1–4.