– bring lots of video calls in from other parts of the country with individuals who speak the language of certain individuals (Cree)

Notes I took from todays class:

  • teachers have to be able to provide ways for students to be able to get all the information and meet all the curricular competencies while not excluding the students (inclusivity)
  • allows students from rural or remote areas to be able to participate in classroom work
  • a bunch of social justice issues when teachers pick a certain modality
  • blended: face-to-face and online
  • multi-access: merging online and face-to-face instruction
  • remote online pod (online)
  • on-campus (face-to-face)
  • no increased access to learning afforded by blended learning
  • blended can not meet mobility needs
  • have an open-mind for being able to include students in all your classes in school (K-12)
  • start thinking about the money you’ll be loosing if you start telling students to stay home instead of going to school
  • start thinking about meeting the needs of your community
  • human rights complaint if students can’t attend their catchment school do to pedagogical reasons or personal reasons
  • how to deconstruct modality bias – are you achieving the needs of inclusive learning?
  • learner preferences for modality with the Secondary PDPP program a couple years back: 14 out of 15 ranked multi-access as their 1st or 2nd choice of how a classroom should be run
  • can use video conferencing robots in classrooms for students with low mobility issues or anxiety

Resources for Multi-Access Learning:

Valerie’s Website 

5 Questions with Dr. Valerie Irvine

SlideShare on Multi-Access Learning 

Educational and Competencies: multi-access learning, communication (video conferencing), personal learning networks, distributed learning, learning design and assessment