How do you start a new career? Here’s some advice from David Goldman on how to find, design, and use an online education program.
What Is An Lmcs Online Learning
What does an Lmcs online learning mean and how does it work? This is a great question, as it’s clear the question is bringing to the surface a thought experiment, one that I (my husband and I) faced in ourselves as we pondered the opportunity of attending a course via a live, in-person broadcast. What does an online learning mean in the context of these two options, one of which is an actual event, and one that is an entirely virtual experience?
With an event, the details have been figured out in advance for each of the people in attendance, and given that an event takes place in a physical venue, the participants know specifically what time, where, and how to get there, why they’re there, and what to expect from the event. It might be advertised to tell the participants what to expect and help them prepare to make their way to the venue, encourage them to use public transportation, and so on. An event isn’t a subject, it’s a backdrop that takes us back to a sequence of events, and includes other information about the people present, but it’s more of a narrative that becomes a main character for the participants to follow. And then there’s the in-person component. It is taking place in a physical setting, and will likely be a dynamic experience, possibly stretching from start to finish.
Having worked in the highly participatory industry of educational technology for the last two decades, and having started to use technologies to increase what I was delivering to my audience, having the option of making my presentation happen online, in a particular way, first experience of streaming such a presentation, and seeing how that worked for my audience as a way to live with it, I was very intrigued by what Lmcs meant in the context of broadcasting with thousands of viewers versus thousands of people in a physical setting. I wondered how the distance could affect the experience, and whether the changes that I saw from a physical to an online presence could be pretty pronounced. And then something very natural came to mind.
“What if I’m not in a real room with other people?” I asked myself. What if I’m more of a symphony orchestra in my head, with some of the pieces sitting in my head and some floating around in the ether? What if I have lots of ideas floating around, all of which I want to work on later, and as a result I don’t think about what I’m saying until I’m live with it in front of me, and the broadcast doesn’t get interrupted because somebody made a mistake, forgot something, or was distracted by something happening in the room next to me?
I may say what I have to say before it gets said, but after it’s said, can we simply take a second and return to my inner brainstorming space, where I can refine and recalibrate and edit as I see fit and find a new line of reasoning, one that is more actionable? Or do we return to the hear-what-I-said stage? Even if I am recorded, and not in a room with people, I can still control how this message gets seen, as I have it in my head, changing it later to include different levels of emphasis and intensity as a tool for staying conscious of my presentation. It’s actually like an audio recording, but not of the speech, but of the ideas I want to convey.
If this was a discussion between myself and others who I was introducing, it wouldn’t be an event. We’d be conducting an experiment, and the material would need to be carefully altered and developed as the presentation was received. After the event, people would be available to discuss what happened, and I could easily reach out and engage with them. But when I broadcast something that was too “new” or “whimsical” for the broadcast, or more conceptual, I didn’t have the option of repurposing the dialogue as I would hear it later. I had to rehash the ideas as they were presented, over and over again. It made me wonder if I might want to use Lmcs to let people see things in a different way, rather than through the lens of a broadcast. I’m not quite there yet, but I know I’m on the right path.