In our final episode of this series, we explore remote learning and ask: can curriculum design be as easy as ABC? As teachers reflect on their recent experience of remote education, we discuss the ABC design process, which can help plan online experiences that achieve the same goals as their in-person counterparts. Together with our brilliant guests, we look at the ABC approach and examine how it can be applied in practice.
Our guests are both educators who have explored and applied the ABC research to understand more about their experiences and the benefits of this approach:
Jane Waite is a computing education researcher, she is currently responsible for computing education research projects in the new Raspberry Pi Foundation research group
Matthew Wimpenny-Smith is a Leader of Digital Strategy for his school, a Teach Computing Primary Hub Lead, a Computing At School (CAS) Community Leader, a member of the Subject Practitioners Panel, and a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator
Together, we discuss the different types of learning activity we use in the physical classroom and how educators can use the ABC process to design online activities that achieve the same goals. We hear from Matthew about his school's experiences of applying this approach throughout the pandemic and how they will use it in the future. We also share stories from other educators on their expereinces, and Jane introduces us to the idea of an acquisition rocket and explains why they should be avoided.
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We’ll be back in three weeks beginning our new series and exploring the question: "What is digital making?" You can get in touch with a question or comment about the discussion in this episode at firstname.lastname@example.org or @helloworld_edu on Twitter.
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