Approaches to learning

Comments from working in #ocTEL week 2 activities.

The concepts of deep, superficial and strategic learning are all important for learners in their approach to new material or consolidating material with their existing knowledge.

I feel that the approach by online learners is harder to determine due to the in and out nature of the engagement and their other commitments and motivations during that time.
From my owen experience, I have completed a few online courses and sometimes it is just hard work. The lack of interaction is stifling in some instances and you may get sick of prodding and either opt for the strategic/superficial end.
In this #ocTEL MMOC i have found it to be a bit of a roller coaster, and have tried the strategic approach mainly because there are some things I want to discover, and get some feedback from others. I have been a bit daunted by the myriad of ways of connecting with others and finding out their views and experiences.

Overall, strategic learning is probably good when people know what they want to learn, and can then go back and build n this as required. In some respects, I think the age of the deep learning is probably for earlier levels of education.


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