Should Instructional Designers “Teach to the Test”?
AUGUST 11, 2015
There is a lot of angst these days in the education field about “teaching to the test.” This reviewer said, “We need to go beyond teaching to the test.” We act as if it is shameful if we “only” teach to a test, but why? Learning Design Learning Trends instructional design isd learning design teach to the test testing
MAY 18, 2012
It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” The article kicked off a firestorm of debate, demands for proof and even name calling. So, So looking at the argument, Why Games Don’t Teach, we have several interesting positions: Games Don’t Teach. So, the conclusion from the literature with a preponderance of evidence is that yes, games can teach! So let’s focus on getting instructional designers involved in designing games rather dismissing games saying they don’t teach. Christy Tucker addresses the question in her post. The Argument.
Testing Games vs. Teaching Games
JANUARY 22, 2013
There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. It’s not that testing games are not appropriate, its that you need to understand that games based on the recall of previous knowledge do not do an effective job of teaching new knowledge. Games
Over-teaching experts and under-teaching novices
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
The outcome of this is typically that we over-teach the experts and under-teach the novices. We can over-teach the relative experts: We patronise them with over-simplified metaphors, examples and case studies. And we can under-teach the relative novices: We bombard them with information which they cannot hope to process, providing nowhere near enough time for consolidation. No two learners are the same. It goes without saying that one of the greatest mistakes we can make as designers of learning experiences is to treat them all as if they were the same.
Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!
MAY 23, 2016
Look at it objectively and it becomes “ everybody has something they can teach me ”. There are close to 7 billion people on Earth living their own lives and experiences with lessons to teach. The post Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!! “ Veritas Vos Liberabit! – The truth shall set you free!”. clearly remember the first time I heard these words. To me, it sounded like a magic spell. But then, I didn’t realize how much those three words from a dead language (Latin) would later influence everything I do. Fast forward a decade and a half. But, bear with me.
Teach Them to Fish
AUGUST 13, 2014
would gamble that if you took a poll, asking employees of large corporations whether or not they found value in their companys training programs, the vast majority of them would say, No siree! I think we can agree that almost everyone wants to learn… The post Teach Them to Fish appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. Training Development
What Agile/Scrum Can Teach Learning
AUGUST 8, 2016
The deployment of the knowhow is an interesting case study in learning vs teaching. Tags: agile/scrum , development , planning , process The post What Agile/Scrum Can Teach Learning appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. I was recently immersed in the world of Agile/Scrum during the development process for an online course. This develops valuable interpersonal skills.
Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans
AUGUST 22, 2016
These technologies can occasionally miss the mark when it comes to one of the core components of teaching — humans. Learning technology that simultaneously incorporates a human element into the teaching process can help students strengthen interpersonal skills, goal-setting and team-building, among other things. Cutting edge tech is now a big part of the corporate classroom.
TechSmith Acquires Knowmia Teach
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Knowmia, Knowmia Teach and Knowmia Teach Pro represent a completely new way to create and assemble interactive video content on both mobile and web-based platforms. Knowmia Teach makes it easy to import your own visual aids, organize them in easy steps and record your voice, or your face, to bring them to life. These capabilities are enhanced even further with Knowmia Teach Pro, incorporating website recording, video export to popular video sharing destinations, creating high resolution videos and adding both professional backgrounds and music to your video creations.
What Buzzfeed’s “Tasty” Videos Can Teach Us About LMS Microlearning
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
They crowd your Facebook feed and make your mouth water, but those Tasty cooking videos have a lot to teach us about microlearning and how to use it in your learning management system. The post What Buzzfeed’s “Tasty” Videos Can Teach Us About LMS Microlearning appeared first on Wisetail.
We learn by teaching
Learning with e's
JANUARY 15, 2012
Although I am employed to teach, I consider it something of a disappointment if I don't learn something myself during my teaching sessions. Some might complain that 'only the expert has a right to teach', or that 'students should not be allowed to go off and find out for themselves', but sadly, this is really missing the point. If you want them to learn, get them to teach.
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 21, 2012
Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. Teaching an art lesson is therefore a little outside my comfort zone. Most of us would acknowledge that teaching is an art as well as a science.
Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption
JUNE 8, 2015
Within the last few weeks, my colleague Mark Burke conducted an exciting and fun two day camp for our Instructional Technology students focused on helping instructional designers become entrepreneurs. It was called Entrepreneurial Workshop for Instructional Designers. I was fortunate enough to observe the workshop. Here is one of the articles the students read for the workshop.
How to Flip Class When you Teach Business Concepts Online. The BITSPEC Case
JULY 15, 2016
To adjust to the rapidly changing learning environment and engage a modern learner who is independent, mobile, impatient and easily distracted, teachers have to abandon habitual instructional methods in favor of new and experimental methods of teaching. Flipped Learning along with such eLearning terms as mobile learning, gamification and storytelling is a buzz word today. Blog articles
What does travel teach us about learning?
Spark Your Interest
APRIL 8, 2015
I’ve recently returned from a trip to Greece and thought it would be fun to reflect on what I’ve learned from travel that I could apply to training or learning. Don’t rely solely on technology. We had the worst GPS experiences on this trip. It also frequently got confused and would “replan” in the middle of a journey. It worked a bit better. story goes a long way.
Teaching and learning through dialogue
Learning with e's
JANUARY 18, 2015
Learning with ''e''s: Educational Theory and Practice in the Digital Age is published by Crown House Publishing, ISBN 13 978-1845909390 Photo by Steve Wheeler Teaching and learning through dialogue by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This theme is echoed in my new book Learning with ''e''s which was published this week.
Teaching on WordPress
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
With your audience and objectives defined, hosting in place, theme selected, and possible plugins list – you are ready to begin your WordPress teaching journey. WordPress has many uses today and has come a long way since its original blogging roots (although it is still #1 as a blog platform). That said, not all training is created equal. Know Your Audience. Choose Your Host.
Top Tools for Online Teaching
JUNE 28, 2013
Recently Top5 Online colleges.org published a list of the 99 Top Tools For Online Teaching , including eFront. Teaching Tools & Technologies. Resources for Teaching Online. Resources for Teaching Online helps teachers build valuable courseloads for eLearning and working with students online. Teaching With Technology eLearning Wikispaces. Articulate Studio.
Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”
MAY 8, 2012
Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.” Gee, that “under two hours” point seems like an important limitation of the research, maybe one that should have been mentioned by Clark when claiming that games have no value and “don’t teach.” If Clark is going to make the claim that “games don’t teach,” she needs to address all the research that contradicts her point. ” It’s a deliberately provocative title, meant to draw attention and cause controversy. Adams, D.M., 2012).
12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools
APRIL 10, 2014
Microsoft Partners in Learning has created an abundance of resources for professionals and educators around the world to take new approaches to teaching and learning. We’ve put together a list of 12 teaching tools to help better teach and engage your students. Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide. With their growing community, you can create and share innovation. Fotor.
What Flappy Bird Can Teach Us About Creating Engaging eLearning
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
For those not familiar with Flappy Bird, the game is a simple app that challenges users to navigate a bird… Continue Reading The post What Flappy Bird Can Teach Us About Creating Engaging eLearning appeared first on Social Learning Blog. eLearning corporate training elearning motivation
What are you teaching the world?
Dont Waste Your Time
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Unlikely source for teaching advice? Have you seen the Kid President’s message to mums everywhere ? If not then watch it, it’s great. However, here’s his next video, his pep talk to teachers and students. Love it … “together we’re louder!” ” YouTube: Kid President’s Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!
Free pdf eBook: theory & practice of #online teaching and learning
APRIL 28, 2015
Routledge offers a free (pdf) eBook on the subject of " the theory and practice of online teaching and learning: a guide for academic professionals ". How can teaching online benefit my students? They also give you a sense of what sort of preparation and maintenance work goes into designing and teaching an online course, and provide some useful time-saving tips.
Teach on the Beach
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
Here the slides from my presentation: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Teach on the Beach. You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V. Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Boca Raton FL for the wonderful people at Grace Hill. Had a great time. Walked on the beach in the morning and presented Gadgets, Games and Gizmos right before lunch.
What Children Can Teach Us About Learning
Designed for Learning
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
learn teaching learning childrenI am always inspired by the following quote by Thomas Szasz, an American psychiatrist and academic: "Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.". This quote, very.
“modelling is the best way to teach”
Learning and Working on the Web
APRIL 26, 2016
When we teach through modelling behaviour, the learner is in control, whereas teaching by shaping behaviour means the teacher is in control. In Western society, shaping has been the dominant mode for a very long time. But in other societies, it has not been the norm. For instance, Dr. Clare Brant was the first Aboriginal. Read more » Complexity Learning PKMastery
Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources
OCTOBER 25, 2010
I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online. looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. They had 100 people participating.
Can we teach digital literacies?
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
There is a disconnect between teaching and learning. We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. think schools definitely have a role to play, but it may not be direct teaching of certain things, because not everything that is learnt can be taught. So what can schools do? Unported License.
My ethos for teaching
Learning with e's
JANUARY 3, 2014
Photo by Laffy4k My ethos for teaching by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 creativity dance education learning music painting teaching The first time I saw my water colour paintings on display in an exhibition I experienced a real sense of pride and excitement. think I bored everyone silly when my first book was published.
5 Teaching Techniques That Increase The Worth Of Virtual Classrooms
JUNE 8, 2016
The exposure to newer learning technologies has led to a gaping gap between the levels of teaching or instruction that a learner expects and what the instructor is able to impart. Traditional course of teaching in a classroom requires a board, for the teacher to demonstrate. Other teaching aids like charts, graphs or flash-cards are also used. We never really stop learning.
Free course on teaching connected #online courses
AUGUST 24, 2014
Some words of the organisers (with useful links): We invite you to participate in a free open online learning experience designed to get you ready to teach open, connected courses no matter what kind of institution you’re working in. What are the underlying logics and effects of different approaches to teaching with technology/online? Where should we teach our classes?
Learning and teaching with Twitter
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 12, 2010
I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. One of my most viewed blog posts was entitled Teaching with Twitter so there is a lot of interest in the topic - how can we harness the potential of this tool in a teaching and learning context? Teaching and Learning with Twitter View more presentations from Steve Wheeler.
What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?
MAY 21, 2015
What can Hollywood teach you about making your eLearning AWESOME? The post What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME? Part 1 of 3. Ever wondered why movies are so expensive? Ever sit through the credits at the end of a movie? We probably all have, now that every superhero movie puts a teaser at the end. there’s the old ragtag crew of misfits again! Here’s why.
Why you should add video to your teaching
MARCH 2, 2014
Whether you’re actively flipping your classroom, exploring blended learning or teaching traditionally, video (relevant to your lesson, of course) has some great benefits for your students learning and memorizing. It adds a new graphic and audio component to your teaching that captures attention, engages your audience and improves later recall. Happy watching! Mayer.
Cave of Volume: Video Game Level Teaching Students Math
MARCH 15, 2011
I am involved with a National Science Foundation project designed to teach middle school students various Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts. You can learn more at the web side Gaming2Learn. I am leading the design area of the team and other people are programming and piloting the process. Here is a video showing one of the first levels of the game called: Cave of Volume.
How ‘Learn One, Teach One’ Can Advance Your Training
MAY 26, 2016
In the acronym filled learning world, you might be forgiven for not having heard of LOTO (Learn One, Teach One). Or even EOTO (Each One Teach One), LODOTO (Learn One, Do One, Teach One) and SODOTO (See One, Do One, Teach One). They They all essentially mean the same thing – someone learns something Read More. All Training Tips
Practical, free report on #mobile pedagogy for English #language teaching and learning
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
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