ERIC Number: EJ1100905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Q & A with Ed Tech Leaders: Interview with Ryan Watkins
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M.
Educational Technology, v56 n1 p46-48 Jan-Feb 2016
In this regular feature of "Educational Technology," Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan M. Fulgham present their interview with Ryan Watkins, Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the George Washington University and the author of 10 books and more than 95 articles. In this interview, Watkins discusses the following topics: preparing students for e-learning success; skills that students and instructors should have in order to be successful; strategic planning that faculty and administrators require to ensure student success; how self-assessments can assist with the teaching-learning process; if skills learned in Internet and Web-based courses generalize to the workplace; how the typical instructor can go about assessing the needs of students in online classrooms; what is meant by the "art of knowledge exchange;" major improvements and disappointments in online learning; and the usefulness of some ancillary or adjunct aids. Watkins also discusses two projects with which he is involved: www. NeedsAssessment.org, and www.WeShareScience.com.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Electronic Learning, Skill Development, Strategic Planning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Learning Processes, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Workplace Learning, Job Skills, Student Needs, Needs Assessment, Online Courses, Student Centered Learning, Study Skills, Online Searching, Integrated Learning Systems, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Critical Thinking, Critical Reading, Educational Trends, Interactive Video, Computer Mediated Communication
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