Lab Rats

The Learning Circuits

Tackle the same training problem in several different ways and see what works, what the resource costs are, what was the ROI? We have this dinosaur of a model, that we hide behind the jargon of pedagogy, that we cling to like drowning sailors.

Strictly for adults?

Learning with e's

When Malcolm Knowles first proposed his model, he argued that the greater experience of adults makes a difference, and that problem centred learning dominates adult learning, when compared to the content centred learning of school age children.

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Perfect Partners: Microlearning and Higher Education


It solves the problems of both the institution and the student by providing learning that fits into student lifestyles and allowing higher education to repurpose its content and rethink virtual versus physical accessibility. In a landmark series of articles developed for the Proceedings of Microlearning 2005, Lynne Chisholm wrote that pedagogy and didactics of learning technologies must relate to the cultural, economic, and social contexts and conditions of people’s lives.

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

For Cuthbert (2005), a learning style is an individual’s preference for understanding experience and transforming it into knowledge. Just as the notion of “learning style” has no single definition, there is no single instrument used to measure it (Miller, 2005). 2005).

Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Social networking in online education: It is time to revisit the pedagogy - Sachin Dua, 25 April – the quote in bold for me says it all! Here is my pick of the resources that I shared on Twitter and in my Pick of the Day in April.

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Beware the Seduction of Technology


This demands a growing pedagogy for elearning instructional designers to teach using nonverbal communication, ‘learn by doing,’ discovery learning, peer to peer learning, and ‘problem solving’ to improve the learning experience.

What you see is what you do

Learning with e's

The act of creating, inputting and interacting with content on a large screen is beneficial because it taps directly into the process of learning, enabling learners to manipulate ideas and concepts as they learn, experimenting, failing and learning through problem solving.

Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

Two problems: Although this was the same model as my laptop, the owner doesn’t use a mouse, and I do. December 2005. November 2005. October 2005. September 2005. August 2005. Open Thinking & Digital Pedagogy. WebTools For Learners.

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195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

X-based learning: sorting out pedagogies and design CLARK QUINN | THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012. Google: first MOOP (Massive Online Open Pedagogy) DONALD CLARK PLAN B | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013. The reporter says getting colleges to accept online learning for credit is a big problem.

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Technology, Colleges and Community Online Conference

E-Learning Acupuncture

► May (1) Twitterfall - letting the web work for you ► April (2) Fantastic File Converter Solve problems with screencasting ► March (5) Do wikis work for any topic?

Power to the People: Deloitte’s Nick van Dam

CLO Magazine

“Our business is about trust and teams, and without trust and teams we can’t solve our clients’ problems, so that was the real driver behind it.” You can be in a large classroom interacting over a table; you can be in a small team room where three of you may be working over a client problem together,” she said. By providing a career map and a variety of learning opportunities, Deloitte encourages employees to be proactive about their own development.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Cons: A cost may be associated with receiving text messages via cell phone, not for everyone because it can be intrusive, productivity can suffer, the informal nature makes it hard to quantify,self-directed, self-motivated groups tend to define their own enterprise and may drift from organizational objectives, fFree transfer of information typical of social learning technologies may create problems in an environment that treats information as private, a public record exists of messages ; ).