«Emergence of the Online-Merge-Offline (OMO) Learning Wave in the Post-COVID-19 Era»
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the need for new innovative methods to effectively maintain education in times of crisis and uncertainty. This presentation first presents the Online-Merge-Offline (OMO) learning approach, a way of learning that caters to the new needs of students and teachers in the post-COVID-19 era. OMO learning utilizes a hybrid infrastructure that combines Open Educational Practices and real-time learning spaces, both online and offline. This presentation then discusses several OMO learning case studies using ClassIn platform from public Chinese Universities during three months. It also presents early results from three dimensions, namely space design requirements, technological considerations, and pedagogical considerations.
Dr. Ahmed Tlili is the Co-Director of the OER Lab at the Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University (SLIBNU), China. He has been awarded the IEEE TCLT Early Career Researcher Award in Learning Technologies for 2020. Dr. Tlili is the Editor in Chief of the Springer Series Future Education and Learning Spaces. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology, and the Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society. He is also an expert at the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO). Dr. Tlili is the Co-Chair of IEEE special interest group on “Artificial Intelligence and Smart Learning Environments” and APSCE's Special Interest Group on “Educational Gamification and Game-based Learning (EGG)”. His research interests include open education, game-based learning, educational psychology and artificial intelligence.