A/Prof. Chie Adachi

A/Prof. Chie Adachi

Director, Digital Learning at Deakin University. She works on digital learning innovation projects and researches in the areas of digital & social learning. @chieadachi/Twitter

Location Deakin University, Geelong, Australia

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  • I certainly appreciate that feeling, @KatYoung(they/them) - good luck with speedy upskilling ;)

  • Very interesting point you are picking up here @FiekeSluijs - I think that human connection part is so important in learning. It is largely understood that learning is a social process. So then the question becomes, how do we not leave everything to chance so that targeted learning to happen? What do you think?

  • Good point, @NweNweOo and thanks for joining us from South East Asia. Exciting to hear that our course is reaching out to you. I agree, the technology has the power to broaden the access to those courses and learning. But this only brings 'entry' points, in my eyes, so the question is how do we design/facilitate the subsequent learning to happen for those...

  • Good summary, @MyatHla - I wondered if you'd like to elaborate on the notion of 'connectedness' in this context? I think you are touching on the human elements, not just technology connecting people in different ways, but relational aspects....

  • I'm resonating with all of your comments here, @KatYoung(they/them) @ChristinaRichmond @LauraDickinson - almost like FOMO on learning :) I'd certainly like to do more independent, informal/formal learning/courses if I had more time. The balance of learning for fun and learning for upskill/career progression seem to provide different reasons for engagement. What sort of...

  • Sounds like you are here with the right ideas, @LauraDickinson ;) What sort of requirements do you have to achieve for your future jobs?

  • Good point, @FionaRowe - CV is one space where we articulate the learning/skills we have done/gained. What's your thinking here, in terms of outlining informal/short courses into your CV? Benefits? challenges?

  • Thanks @CindyJS - learning on the go, on the job seems to be a recurring theme here. What's your ideal for life-long learning? When that's happening, what does that look like? feel like?

  • Very interesting, @LeahUntisz-Sly - I wondered if you had particulat thoughts on what makes 'meaningful content' ? learning contexts? learners? how much those small experiences might cost?

  • I cant' agree more, @RichardWall - what aspects of digital accessibility are you thinking of? Accessibility is a rather big area of concern and many aspects to address (which is sometimes the part of why challenging to address). Do you have suggestions for what might be priority? or low-handing fruits if you like to tackle?

  • Service design will be of your interest then next week, @NicoleC.Chavez - hope you are finding the course insightful.

  • Good thinking, @CarliWilliams - although we don't specifically delve into those ideas next week, I'd be keen to hear what you might think of 'service design' being applied into thinking more about inclusive education.

  • The notion of service design we will focus next week might serve you well here, @PrincessP.Carranceja.

  • Your context matters, @JonaJaneEspeña - hope you get to put some ideas into action. Use our professional practice reflective plan to strategise your future next week.

  • You will hear more from digital learning experts next week, @TristanMeredith - continue to be reflective ;)

  • The work/art of 'design' is a critical idea in this course, @AdiNaiwaqa - hope next week brings you more light-bulb moments!

  • Thanks @Ollie(Olaug)Gardener - hope service design idea serves you well next week ;)

  • We are on a continuous journey, @BhaemanPlofino - good luck with your future work!

  • Continuous development for teachers in a professional sense and life-long learning for all, isn't it, @TristanMeredith. I think positioning ourselves as learners helps us enact on our educational endevours well.

  • Great to hear 3Cs principles have been useful for you, @Mary-AnneIsabirye. I agree with the overwhelming sense of what Connectivism might present as a challenge - ie. everything is connected and continuously changing. Sustainability is therefore an important aspect to pause and think about. What might others think here?

  • Hi, @LouiseDunne - I think you touched on a really interesting idea of 'mindful' design/educational work, that allows teachers to think about what can/cannot be shared in (digital) learning.... I'm still pondering over this idea - wondered if you could elaborate....

  • I love the term 'togetherness' in your thinking, @TinaFulcher - your plan sounds fantastic for your team/organisation. Good luck.

  • Thanks @KristenMcDougall - simulated learning tools certainly offer that experience. How about this kinds of open platforms where people/learning are able to simply converse and exchange ideas? Has this course offered any insights in you learning about others' experiences in digital learning endevours?

  • Loving the 'human' aspects of connections here too - 'relationship' is another word, perhaps for connection? @ALMINDADACOCO @Mary-AnneIsabirye

  • Great conversation here, @TeresaFrancineCarillo @Mary-AnneIsabirye. Teresa, you've highlighted the important aspect of 'connection', that is humanistic aspect of those connections. And Mary-Anne, you on peer to peer aspects, rather than just teacher to students. Absolutely agree - and this is the most fun/rewarding part of educational endeavour, I feel. How...

  • Agree @TristanMeredith - in creative arts contexts, 'opinions' of others influence so much of knowledge creation process. I wondered if you had any thoughts on how 'digital' intersect with this process?

  • Beautifully put, @LouiseDunne - I can't agree more. This global pandemic has paused many challenges where constant, rapid learning had to happen along side for survival. And I am most impressed that you've arrived at the ideas of patience and compassion even though such uncertain and extraordinary times. I wondered what the application of such ideas in the...

  • And we make hundreds (if not thousands!) of decisions in a day, don't we, @KarenParker? In thinking further about 'right/wrong' answers, what might drive those outcomes, do you think, in a post-digital world we live in?

  • Meaning making processes in learning is critical as we discussed in this course. What sort of intersection across digital tools and applications of learning have you seen, @AdiNaiwaqa ?

  • Indeed @KristenMcDougall - inter-/multi-disciplinary knowledge is becoming ever more important!

  • Great point, @Ollie(Olaug)Gardener - particularly, 'un-learning' some of what we learn. In contexts though, I wondered what that might look like. In clinical context for example, we might encounter a case that previous research was proved wrong (eg. side effects for X phenomenon) and subsequent study can propose new understanding. But in more transferable...

  • Good conversation here, @NicoleC.Chavez @LARAMARIZSOLIS - what sort of effective collaboration might you think as key to successful learning design and delivery?

  • And your comment made me smile, @LexiKeeton :) Any key takeaway of your learning within the course?

  • Thanks @KlintNathanielAbiog - I really like the idea of 'limitless' learning that digital might afford. I wondered if you'd like to extend on this? What professional and personal experiences do you have that led you to thinking this way? What would limitless learning look like in your context?

  • Indeed @TeresaFrancineCarillo - digital practice as 'authentic learning' is certainly a vital one in a highly digital world we live in. What key take away, in terms of theories or frameworks you've learned in this course might help you most?

  • Good to hear this course facilitated your thinking further - if you've created your professional practice plan in the previous step, good luck with it all into the future.

  • Agree @LeaAmparo - continuous development is a vital idea for us digital learning professionals. What sort of exploration would you like to do for your future?

  • Agree, @MatIvanArquero - hope you get to put our plan into strong action into the future.

  • Great to hear, @AnneRoseLat - keep learning and developing Anne.

  • Good luck with your future work, @emildominiccortez!

  • Beautiful, @JOHNROYGALVEZ - "To teach is one thing but to touch the heart of our learners in this time of pandemic really matters." touched my heart. Keep learning and applying what you learn, John - your students are fortunate to have such a dedicated teacher like yourself. Thanks for your contribution to this course also. All the best with your future...

  • Absolutely fine to aim high, @KerstinK - as long as you take incremental and developmental steps towards those goals! All the very best with it.

  • Terrific insight @JonaJaneEspeña - creating your own plan is a good first step, but by sharing it with others, you get to put ideas into action together. It's a great way of forming a dialogue for further professional development - good luck!

  • Great to hear this, @TeresaFrancineCarillo - start putting your plan into action and hope all goes well for you!

  • Hi @LexiKeeton @AnneRoseLat - good insights on #userexperience in the expression of frameworks that help evaluate the quality of digital learning courses and designs. While I agree there is certainly a level of professionalism and excitement shared in the well-executed work/designs, I'm also always keen to see/critique what the quality of their foundational...

  • Agree @JOHNROYGALVEZ - social and inclusive aspects are so crucial especially in the area of digital learning. Which frameworks do you know that work well?

  • Hi @JonaJaneEspeña, which above frameworks do you think would draw on the notion of social and inclusive learning? Do you know of any other frameworks that work well for this?

  • Thanks @SolCyberRossGarcia - I wondered if you had more comments on why CMALT may be more applicable to school sector? Is this your context?

  • Great choice, @LeaAmparo - why do you think this one is particularly relevant to your practice and context?

  • Pleasure @NguyenBui - they are a great bunch - get involved :)

  • Good summary, @AlishaAlbright - thanks for sharing. You've highlighted the challenges and opportunities so well. In terms of 'what's in a name' of digital learning professionals, I've written a paper on this with my colleagues - might be of your interest. https://2017conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Concise-MITCHELL.pdf

  • Fabulous, @ALMINDADACOCO - could you tell us a bit more about what other expertise/capabilities you have in your team to work on and deliver online courses? It sounds like your context has a shared understanding of boundaries...?

  • Good to hear this resonated with you, @MairiGreen - would you like to elaborate on the sort of 'discussions' you've had with your team to overcome and deliver on premium digital learning courses?

  • How would you like to see developing collaborative/team approach in your digital education, @Ray-AnnSarate? If you were to be able to build a team of experts, what would you strive for?

  • Indeed @PrincessP.Carranceja - digital technologies definitely afforded all sorts of opportunities for connection and learning. Any thoughts on building human relationships in such endeavour and the role that might play in digital learning?

  • @NANIESMALABANA - thanks for sharing here - and great to hear you've taken a collaborative approach at your university. I wonder if you could share more on what opportunities and challenges you came across and overcome when working in digital learning teams?

  • Thanks @TeresaFrancineCarillo - such endeavour certainly takes multi-disciplinary team effort, doesn't it? I wondered if you had opportunities to work with other professionals in creating digital learning courses?

  • What sort of websites and forums were you thinking as effective for learning, @CườngPhan?

  • Good points, @nabinsharma - balancing of informal and formal learning certainly needed and in many ways, I see that to be educators' role to scaffold that. I'm curious to hear more about 'self cultivation' you noted - how might in/formal learning cultivate such transformation?

  • Thanks for connecting ideas across other learners, @VanessaTodd - I am too a fan of DIY YouTube videos, but fixing a keyless car seems rather advanced! What do you think of the role that 'certification' can play in those various types of learning? What types needs a badge/certificate/qualification and why?

  • I agree with you on many fronts here, @ArronSteel! One interesting tension to consider here is the idea of 'trust/credibility and price' of those short (sometimes open) courses. How do you balance that as a learner, educator, designer of such courses?

  • Great points, @RebeccaEvans - there are various types of learning, re-learning and un-learning that need to happen in the current disrupted, post-digital world world we live in. Sounds like you have been on this journey for some time through your career. Adult learning through employment has shifted largely in the last decade or so, and of course further...

  • Fabulous to have you from the Caribbean, @StacyDaniel-Williams - keen to see you sharing your contexts and learning from that in this course.

  • Thanks for sharing your insight here, @nabinsharma - I wondered if you'd like to expand on what you mean by 'lagging behind in expressing myself'? As a non-English speaker, I've had similar experiences, especially in early learning with the additional language. Though this gets better over time and practice, I feel that the affordance of (asynchronous) online...

  • Thanks for sharing, @AlishaAlbright, @VanessaTodd - agree I've also been all those learner types in my life and career. What do you think is the power of having such frameworks or language to describe various learner archetypes in your practice as a designer, educator, learner...?

  • Thanks @RebeccaEvans for sharing this - I've responded to @EstherEnechukwu above, but you've highlighted engagement as a stand out aspect/notion in online learning, - and that there are teachers' design intention (ie. to create engaging materials online) and learners' capability (ie. self-regulated learning) that need to work hand in hand. What's your...

  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts, @jholmanfuentes - we'd appreciate to see you conversing in English so as to benefit the global community here to learn in this course.

  • You've highlighted engagement as a stand out aspect/notion in online learning, @EstherEnechukwu - and that there are teachers' design intention (ie. to create engaging materials online) and learners' capability (ie. self-regulated learning) that need to work hand in hand. What's your principle in balancing the 'blended-ness' of learning in your design?