Seminar - Fred Lockwood - Criteria for the Choice of Instructional Media
Thursday 28 August 2008, 1.00 - 2.00 pm
Civil Engineering Drawing Office
The seminar will list the various media that colleagues draw upon in their teaching.
It will then seek to identify the criteria that colleagues deploy in selecting these media in their teaching.
The ACTIONS model (devised by Tony Bates) will be introduced and used to refine the criteria used for the choice of instructional media to be used in Flexible Learning contexts (text, audio, video, realia and Computer Mediated Communication). Working in small groups, colleagues will select a particular medium and apply the ACTIONS models to it.
Any emerging questions will (hopefully!) be addressed.
About Professor Lockwood
Between 1975 and 2000 Dr Lockwood worked within the Open University (OU) Institute of Educational Technology. During this period he was an Educational Technologist working with OU Course teams and Chairing Teams. During the period he was also Head of the Teaching and Consultancy Centre, Head, Professional Development in Educational Technology programme (PDET) and Deputy Director.
In January 2000 Fred was appointed Head: Learning + Teaching Unit, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Professor of Learning and Teaching. Fred was part of the senior management team within Academic Division and responsible for the realisation of the MMU Learning and Teaching Strategy. In February 2006 Fred was appointed Emeritus Professor in Learning and Teaching.
His research interests are broad; they range from psychometric to illuminative studies as reflected in personal and institutional research. They span all phases of course development - from conception and planning and from production and presentation to evaluation.Fred has been appointed Visiting Professor, Lecturer, Expert and Educator to over 20 international institutions of higher education. He has undertaken over 30 national and international consultancies.
In 2006 he was a Visiting Scholar to the Auckland University of Technology and the University of the South Pacific. He undertook consultancies on behalf of the Open University of Malaysia, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Open University of the Philippines and University of Papua New Guinea.
In 2007 he was a Visiting Scholar to the University of Wisconsin, USA and a Visiting Scholar at Monash University, Australia. In 2008 he will be a Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin, USA, University of Hong Kong, PRC and the University of Sydney, Australia. In the last twenty years Fred has been invited to be keynote speaker at 26 national and international conferences as well being invited to conduct 20 pre or post conference workshops.
Fred is Series Editor of the Routledge Open and Flexible Learning Series. In 2008 he expects - the fiftieth book in the Series will have been published; the Series is the largest of its kind in the world. In the period August - December 2007 Fred was Interim President of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia. He provides professional advice in the field of open and distance learning to grant awarding bodies and conference organisers. He sits on the Editorial Boards of ten journals.