Presence Machines: Creating a Sense of Connection Online offers an opportunity to hear from and connect with David White, Head of Digital Learning at the University of the Arts London and OEB 2020 plenary keynote speaker.
A large aspect of his role at the University of the Arts London is focused on enhancing teaching and learning by encouraging emerging aspects of digital practice – a good example of this work being the Digital Creative Attributes Framework.
Beyond UAL David is probably best known for the Digital Visitors and Residents continuum (V&R), an approach to understanding how we relate to the digital environment. The V&R mapping activity is used globally in many courses and staff development sessions and has been central to numerous research studies.
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The physical architecture of our institutions is designed to maximise presence by creating opportunities to spend time ‘with’ other people. Having been denied access to these spaces many of us feel the loss of this sense of the presence of others.
In this session David will explore modes of working online which design presence and social connection into our online spaces. This will focus on approaches which go beyond our overreliance on the webcam and the webinar as a way of staying ‘connected’ to others and will highlight the limitations of attempting to ‘practice mirror’ our face-to-face modes into the digital environment.
Insight into student and staff experience of Emergency Remote Teaching
New ways of modelling teaching and learning based on ‘presence’
Approaches to designing teaching which can adapt to rapidly changing circumstances