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Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

E-Learning Provocateur

That of course is not to say that the e-learning designer is prevented from using these devices; for example, he or she might leverage other non-LMS technology within the organisation or in the cloud. This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs. Almost immediately after I uploaded this preview to YouTube, someone on Twitter politely challenged me.

Narrative pedagogy 1: Focusing their attention

Learning with e's

In this short series on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy' I want to explore some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. Well, here's one example: Now and then I present a topic for my students to debate. education interrupting routine learning narrative pedagogy story telling teachingHumans have been telling stories since time immemorial.

Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots

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He offered the example of a writer describing a gun hanging over a door. But I like to think it was just an example of brilliant story telling. Photo by England on Flickr Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Number 4 is Chekhov's Gun.

Practical, free report on #mobile pedagogy for English #language teaching and learning

Ignatia Webs

The 46 page research report on '' Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching and learning: a guide for teachers'' is a practical and informative report. great and practical read. education eLearning informal learning language mobile mobile learning online education report

Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots

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He offered the example of a writer describing a gun hanging over a door. But I like to think it was just an example of brilliant story telling. Photo by England on Flickr Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Number 4 is Chekhov's Gun.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

If you sign up for an in-person workshop but need to watch an online video that explains the basics before you attend, that’s an example of blended learning. Some examples of learning objects include Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint files, PDF files, video, and audio. Pedagogy- The art or practice of teaching. Live webinars and virtual classrooms are both great examples.

#LAK11 analyse your learner/worker interactions with SNAPP to increase #elearning outputs, pedagogy and #performance

Ignatia Webs

will take Moodle as an example: Moodle Visit a Forum in Moodle. Many of us use learning management systems, and some of us even track students to support learning processes, but let's face it: tracking does not always result in clear visualization of the interactivity that is taken place amongst learners. Here is where SNAPP comes in. So how does it work?

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age

Learning with e's

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. enjoyed a very interesting and stimulating day at Colchester Institute yesterday, where I gave two workshops for staff entitled: Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age. We explored the notion of changing pedagogies - now here is an area that is particularly contentious.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. One way to do that is to leverage MOOCs for content delivery and provide value-added instruction (discussion, Q&A, worked examples, role plays etc) to local students – who of course will pay a premium for the privilege. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. MOOCs get a bad rap. Ka ching!

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. One way to do that is to leverage MOOCs for content delivery and provide value-added instruction (discussion, Q&A, worked examples, role plays etc) to local students – who of course will pay a premium for the privilege. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. MOOCs get a bad rap. Ka ching!

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Blackboard Mobile Learn App – examples?

Dont Waste Your Time

Here’s the question … has anyone designed a Blackboard course purely from the perspective of working from the Mobile Learn App? Here’s why i’m asking: I suspect that no one has built one yet. suspect that the course, designed for mobile, would not work well for anyone else. Blackboard Mobile Learn – Google Play and iTunes  downloads. BlackBoard 9: links and resources.

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

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In one thread, for example, the discussion descended into a list of sci-fi movies; no explanation as to how they were pertinent to the conversation, but oh what a list! I recently completed my first mooc, and I will soon receive the certificate to prove it. Before I signed up, I had decided to do a mooc because I was blogging about them but had never experienced one for myself. Vomit.

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X-based learning: sorting out pedagogies and design

Clark Quinn

This is activity-based and expands upon the meaningfulness by connecting it to the community.  I’ve been a fan of the Center for Civic Education’s Project Citizen as an example of this, having students try to pass legislation to improve things in their area, and consequently learning about law-making. frankly want an activity-based pedagogy and curriculum to support all of these models. It’s come up in a couple of ways how my (in progress) activity-based framework for learning is related to other models, e.g. performance-based learning. design meta-learning

Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education

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Mandelbrot set images are made by sampling complex numbers and determining for each whether the result tends towards infinity when a particular mathematical operation is iterated on it. discursive education fractals learning Mandelbrot Set mathematics pedagogy recursiveIt is as beautiful as it is intriguing, and it's known as the Mandelbrot Set. Follow that? Me neither.

Luddites #altc

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While some protests that were labelled as being organised by Luddites were centred around, for example, knitting looms, the Luddites themselves “ confined their attacks to manufacturers who used machines in what they called ‘a fraudulent and deceitful manner’ to get around standard labor practices. Hang on, back up a bit. Yes, really. So, what’s wrong with Luddites?

Learning first, technology second

Learning with e's

There is nothing wrong with any of these approaches, provided they don''t get in the way of good pedagogy. Let me give you an example: Many schools, colleges and universities have by now implemented a managed learning environment (MLE) sometimes referred to as a virtual learning environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS). Learning should always come before technology.

New spaces, new pedagogies

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Here's the abstract for my keynote: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education. will offer some examples of how Web 2.0 Unported License. Based on a work at steve-wheeler.blogspot.com.

Online courses must die!

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In this sense, the pedagogy is constructivist. In this sense, the pedagogy is connectivist. But that’s not to say that the pedagogy of an ILE can’t be instructivist either. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. But you know what? Exploit Web 2.0.

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How complex is learning?

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We flounder and stumble as we try to navigate a plethora of educational theories and we become bogged down in prescribed institutional pedagogies, providing no more than glimpses of true education for our students. For example, is online learning, especially free and open offerings from MOOCs , a threat to contemporary education? Learning is highly complex. One thing is clear however.

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Blackboard T&L Conference, Dublin #BbTLC2014

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Track 5 / Kate Wright – ‘Making More Mobile – Aberystwyth University’s Experience of Implementing Mobile Learn’ I’ve been trying to find examples of Bb Mobile Learn in use for a while ( December 2013 ) and this might be the first time I see it in action and get to find out how & why they did it, as well as what the students think about it.

Corporate learning in the digital age

Learning with e's

Many of them are free and easy to use, and there is a definite pedagogy underpinning the use of these technologies. Oh yes. I can give you at least one example: Just recently I was speaking at a conference in London (Learning Technologies). Do you see problems when professionals, for example specialists in a certain field, connect with others from different companies?

A growing divide?

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Christian claims that a new pedagogy is emerging that is directly driven by the upsurge in online activity. Christian identifies three key changes in pedagogy that I want to discuss over my next three blog posts. Classroom centric learning has established itself as a ''tried and tested'' method of pedagogy, and it doesn''t seem to be waning. Unported License.

The big switch

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If you subscribe to a kind of pedagogy where you believe that facilitating learning is more effective than direct instruction, you will probably recognise the potential. Pedagogy is (or really should be) about creating spaces and opportunities that are conducive to good learning. debate education flipped classroom flipped roles higher education learning pedagogy teachers Technology

E-Learning Design Part 5: Learning through Creating (Blooms 21)

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This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. We particularly like activities that ask the user to contribute their own ideas – ‘starter activities’ at the beginning of a unit of study, for example, enable the user to consider an idea before being told more about it. CDSM E-learning Insights Learning Pedagogy Software Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Blooms 21 E-Learning Design taxonomy

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Human enough #edcmooc

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Riding a bicycle, for example, is a quintessentially human endeavour. So when we view online pedagogy through this lens, we recognise very little of it that is not human. instruction Joseph Gliddon learning machine modern artifice online pedagogy posthumanism reason research robot Steve FullerAnd who can blame them? But these results mystified me. think, therefore I am.

Open scholarship

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Some educators for example, are closed in their sharing of content, but are open to collaboration with other educators. education learning MOOCs open learning open scholarship Open Source Openness pedagogy Technology There is much talk about openness in education. How many though, are familiar with the concept of open scholarship? Knowledge is like love. Unported License.

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Digital me, digital you

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For example, Marshall McLuhan made specific reference to the relationship between people and technology when he declared ''we shape our tools, and thereafter, our tools shape us.'' The symbolic Interactionist theorist Charles Cooley saw the impact of community upon the behaviour of individuals when he wrote ''We see ourselves reflected in the eyes of others''. Unported License.

How to revamp your learning model

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For example, if the learner is struggling with a Java programming problem, they can look up a Java expert in the system and send them a direct message. The most obvious example is compliance, eg privacy, trade practices and OH&S. There are plenty of other examples, such as a certain level of product knowledge, that may be critical to the role. Informal learning. Figure 1.

The height of SAMR

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The first two levels, substitution and augmentation are often referred to as low levels of technology integration, in as much as they do not substantially impact upon or transform pedagogy. Blogging for example, provides students with a potentially very large audience for their writing. affordances blogging educaton integration learning pedagogy SAMR Technology

Stuck in the past?

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In 1970, sociologist Alvin Toffler predicted: ' Within thirty years, the educational systems of the United States, and several Western European countries as well, will have broken decisively with the mass production pedagogy of the past, and will have advanced into an era of educational diversity based on the liberating power of the new machines.' What changes has technology made in schools?

A simple, elegant sample of pedagogy

The Learning Circuits

Simple Example (click to enlarge the two pictures) Here is a great, simple example of Pedagogical Elements. The second picture adds just a bit of pedagogy. Now click on it, and see how much richness a little pedagogy adds Take two, almost identical pictures of Earth. The first is made up just of accurate simulation elements (if you ignore the corners).

We learn by teaching

Learning with e's

In his 1968 book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire wrote 'Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students.' Paulo Freire ignorance pedagogy education knowledge teachmeet teaching learningCan't we each do both, and isn't this exactly what Freire meant?

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New wine, new wineskins

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It''s a quote that is often misquoted (used for example as "old wine into new bottles"), and is applied metaphorically within a wide range of contexts. For example, if new technology is used in the same way as old technology, the pedagogy ''wineskin'' is likely to break. Technology theory pedagogy education learning school Jesus Christ Future Shock Unported License.

E-Learning Design Part 3: The Learner as an Active Participant

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This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. When we meet a dog in the street, for example, we very quickly recognise it as belonging to the class of objects that we identify as ‘animals’, and then further classify it as being a ‘dog’. CDSM E-learning Insights Learning Pedagogy Active Partcipant Constructivism E-Learning Design Learning Theoryoffering scaffolding when required).

Viva la evolution

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An example I use is the mandatory fire safety course. instructional design assessment connectivism constructivism e-learning informal learning Laura Layton-James learning architecture online courses Online courses must die pedagogyLast week, Laura Layton-James stumbled upon my post Online courses must die! If it’s eInformation / eReference that’s needed, that’s fine. Thanks Laura!

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What is a Learning Technologist?

Dont Waste Your Time

see my presentations on SlideShare for recent examples: SlideShare: Twitter in Education. Tags: Blogging ALT CMALT Collaboration eLearning myBU Pedagogy Technology VLE The question "what is a Learning Technologist", I've finally realised, can be answerd differently based on who you ask, where they work, and what day of the week it is. We are also sometimes referred to as an Educational Technologist, but never as a Demonstrator. Learning Technologist is also described, by Johnny Finnis of  eZine Articles , as ". Does that make it any easier? No, how about this.

Something all learning pro’s should do

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For example, the teacher at the front of a language classroom already knows the grammar, vocabulary, phrases, habits and customs that you need to know. Learn a language. I don’t mean a programming language (although the theory probably still holds). mean a bone fide foreign language like French, German, Japanese or Mandarin. Now YOU are the one on a steep learning curve.

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