What is it?
With the Covid-19 pandemic, online education has gained momentum. The TALON Online Education Card Deck is designed to help you start a conversation about teaching and learning in the digital classroom.
The card deck builds on extensive research on online education - and the Voices collected to highlight the possibilities and challenges of teaching and learning remotely.
Who is it for?
Faculty interested in advancing online education - and their own teaching practice.
What can it do?
The card deck helps you spark a discussion about digital pedagogy - and it supports reflection on your own teaching.
The cards pose questions about online education ranging from “What equipment is needed for effective online teaching?” to “What makes a happy online learning space?” and “Is online learning here to stay?”.
They can be used like a ‘classic’ card game, played with two or more players, or solo, as a single player. While we list a few ways to play the game below, there are many more possibilities. Please adapt as you see fit to suit your context and circumstances.
- Pick a card and answer the question without thinking too much. Let the unconscious speak!
- Write down your answer. Written answers can be collected and shared anonymously. Can you guess who said what?
- Collectively answer a question. Develop solutions and imaginaries. Prompt a wider discussion.
- Respond creatively and playfully to questions by creating a collage, poem, dance, painting... Exhibit and celebrate.
We encourage you to develop and add your own questions. Share with your colleagues - and us on Twitter @talon_cloud using the hashtag #TALONcarddeck.
How do I access it?
The digital print-and-play version of the game is free and downloadable under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), containing a copy of the instructions and all game cards for you to play. Download your free copy here.
Please give appropriate credit to TALON when printing, using and sharing the Online Education Card Deck.
To order an physical copy of the card deck, contact us.
See also: https://figshare.edgehill.ac.uk/articles/physical_object/TALON_Online_Education_Card_Game/21229304/1
TALON (2022). Playful reflection: The TALON Online Education Card Deck. #creativeHE. https://creativehecommunity.wordpress.com/2022/10/05/playful-reflection-the-talon-online-education-card-deck/
The TALON Online Education Card Deck was produced by TALON and is shared under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License.
TALON (2022). Online Education Card Deck. Available at: https://taloncloud.ca/TLN-Card-Deck
Abegglen, S., Neuhaus, F. & Shah, K. (2022). TALON Online Education Card Game. National Teaching Repository. https://doi.org/10.25416/NTR.21229304.v1