I like being interviewed about my work, but I’m just as happy firing questions at others. I have had the privilege to interview many great thinkers in the education field, some of which appear elsewhere on this blog. For the past 4 or 5 years I have recorded video conversations with keynote speakers who have presented at EDEN events. In June of 2017, Jonkoping, Sweden, was the latest European city to host the annual summer gathering and once again, I managed to record some in depth conversations with several of the conference plenary speakers, including this one with Stefan Hrastinski.
Stefan is a professor in the School of Education and Communucation at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. At the conference his key theme was one to one online learning. In this interview after his keynote, we enjoyed a wide ranging discussion around various theories of pedagogy, student engagement and participation, networjed learning, and the specific characteristics and practices that make a teacher effective in digitally mediated spaces. We also spent some time debating the evolution and trajectory of MOOCs and their significance for the future of education. Above is the video, courtesy of the European Distance and Elearning Network (EDEN).
The EDEN interviews: Stefan Hrastinski by Steve Wheeler was written in Auckland, New Zealand and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.