People, politics and pedagogy

Learning with e's

Over the first of few months of the project, we met with local communities, selected centres, and developed our relationship with the local businesses and stakeholders. Working on that project, I think I learnt far more about people and politics than I ever learnt about technology or pedagogy.

How The 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 1


But the question arises: do the precepts of arts education hold value for contemporary online pedagogy? Recently I discussed the first two of these effects, the creation effect and the narrative effect, with musician Sarah Reid, Kadenze’s Director of Business Development.

How The 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 2


s Director of Business Development, to discuss the distinctive effects arts-led learning is having on online learning design. Digital Learning arts education online learning pedagogyPhoto by Henrik Dønnestad / Unsplash.

It's a complicated business.

Learning with e's

A year long study found that younger academics held on to strong ideas about what they considered to be 'good pedagogy', often because they had inherited these ideas from their own professors while studying at university. It's a complicated business, higher education.

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. The former is rather obvious and is often conflated with the term innovation.

How to Create an eLearning Organization Business Model


With most economies quickly moving towards knowledge-resourced survival strategies, eLearning is the most sought-after knowledge management pedagogy. Without the right eLearning business model, your eLearning venture may sink before it launches! eLearning business elearning

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness


The first order of business is to assess how learners react to the course by asking… What did participants think about the course? Every course or training initiative has at least one of two goals: to bridge knowledge gaps , and/or to transform the learner’s behavior.

Cinderella technology?

Learning with e's

The latter seem not to have made connections between the affordances of the IWB and authentic, situated pedagogy. Teachers are incredibly busy, have increasingly difficult workloads to contend with, and have little time to spend experimenting with new ideas.

3 Steps for Creating Online Courses Your Students Will Love and Remember


Seth Godin speaking at Business of Software 2010 • Image by Betsy Weber. Instructional Design Online Learning eLearning instructional design Pedagogy user experience

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Tips for Managing Assets When Creating a Collaborative Course


For tips on effective leadership, consider the advice of Kim Scott , whose experience as a former director at Google helped her establish the method of Radical Candor that she suggests to business leaders and project managers in all fields.

The cult of the grade

Learning with e's

Assessment drives pedagogy, so if assessment doesn't change, it's difficult to teach in new ways. It's bad pedagogy, and needs to be challenged. It is difficult, when leaders resist, for institutions to break out of old, traditional thinking about pedagogy.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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Tips for Better Data Visualization


If you’re in the business of data – analyzing it, assessing it, interpreting it, or presenting it – then you also need to find creative and engaging ways to visualize it.

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Why online learning is better than in-person learning


What are the advantages of online learning over in-person learning that is attracting leaders in business and education? Corporate Training Elearning Best Practices Learning Strategy blended learning corporate learning elearning online learning pedagogy

Designing Online Courses for Different Learning Preferences


Instructional Design Online Learning eLearning generational differences instructional design Pedagogy user experienceWhen you’re planning your next online course, you may envision all the students in that course as being similar due to their shared progress within a curriculum.

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

It requires time – which you don’t have because you’re too busy building the online course – or dollars – which defeats the purpose of developing it in-house! In this sense, the pedagogy is constructivist. In this sense, the pedagogy is connectivist.

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Tested to distraction

Learning with e's

In fact, over-testing distracts from the real business of learning. They are forced to teach to the test , which detracts from good pedagogy and also leads to higher stress and anxiety levels, not only for the teachers themselves, but also for many of their students.

All change

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Not really knowing or understanding what the role was I jumped in at the deep end and started learning all about pedagogy, learning technology, VLEs, assessments, assessment and marking criteria, copyright, academic personalities, missed meetings, impossible deadlines, broken links, unnecessary emails, internal politics, etc. After two years with friends and colleagues at Leicester, May 2014, I made another move, this time to Warwick Business School.

Free-form responses on MOOCs+Business

Jay Cross

n=20, Business+MOOCS Survey 2/25-26/2103. Pedagogy in xMOOCs. Your term Business+MOOC: Does it rather imply that businesses are going to make use of the content delivered from universities or that businesses are going to make their content available to the public? Business do already. Is it their core business? there is A LOT more learning that needs to be done on this topic for businesses to be successful in implementing MOOCs.

Adult learning shminciples

E-Learning Provocateur

Since the 1960s, he articulated a distinction between pedagogy (the teaching of children) and andragogy (the teaching of adults). In many ways, Knowles’ description of pedagogy approximates instructivism, while his description of andragogy approximates constructivism.

Jasmine's tent

Learning with e's

All around her, noisy, messy chaos erupts as the rest of the Ormiston students busy themselves with their learning. autism learning pedagogy spaces teachingPhoto by Steve Wheeler There is a large, flexible learning space in Ormiston Junior College on the outskirts of Auckland.

History Need Not Repeat

CLO Magazine

Patrick Mullane is executive director of HBX, a division of Harvard Business School. The first lesson is that pedagogy matters more than technology. In my work at Harvard Business School we already have a strong guiding principle.

Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education

Learning with e's

I presented a keynote at the Curriculum Enhancement Day for Portsmouth Business School recently, and chose this bright coloured image as one of my opening slides. discursive education fractals learning Mandelbrot Set mathematics pedagogy recursive

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. In one sense, there are huge differentials between how people use technology to learn to connect with each other, to communicate, to do commerce and business.

Out of the shadows

E-Learning Provocateur

So to better inform my answer to this question, I am crowdsourcing a list of favorite business apps. – but rather that it’s listed as a favourite business app. For business. Your employees are participating in MOOCs, even if you disagree with their pedagogy.

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

While Coursera and others offer MOOCs covering business and management topics that are relevant across the enterprise, it’s important to realise that other topics (such as statistics, law and IT) may also be relevant to particular teams.

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Who's driving?

Learning with e's

Ireland's Youth Media Team were in great evidence throughout the day, resplendent in their bright red t-shirts, busy documenting the proceedings using a variety of media and technologies.

What has been and what is yet to come

Learning with e's

In this presentation I will explore the use of MOOCs, AI, social media, smart mobiles, virtual worlds, augmented and virtual reality, as well as some of the emerging associated theories, to evaluate their effectiveness on pedagogy.

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Eat the whole pie: the four pieces of elearning

Learning Visions

It’s four slices of goodness: Learning & Pedagogy, Creativity, Technology and Business all rolled up in a beautiful crust to make the practice of elearning. I like pie. And apparently, I like elearning pie.

MOOCs, open badges & the future of e-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed? Funny business. Another year of blogging draws to a close, this time dominated by the themes of MOOCs, open badges and the future of e-learning. This year my blog enjoyed more robust discussion, and I thank everyone who cared enough to comment.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

I have never taken a class in pedagogy. My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". After a few years, I got involved in an IT initiative (then it was called MIS) -- designing a new software application to support our call center business. Demographics indicate that IDs can now do better in a small town in the mid-west or north-west USA because very few IDs are there, while a few micro jobs exist in developing small businesses.

Want New Employees to Stick Around? Use Digital Onboarding! [Text Version]


By using best practice, contemporary learning strategies and effective pedagogy, organisations can rapidly improve their onboarding even further…. Business CDSM E-learning Infographic Insights Learning Skills Gap Digital Onboarding Onboarding[ View Infographic ]. Why is conducting an onboarding program so important? Only 52% of people join a company with an official onboarding program.

The wisdom of instruction

Clark Quinn

The speakers had been looking at different higher ed pedagogy models, within and external to institutions. For example, look at the success of teaching ethics separately from other business classes…let’s move on. I was listening in to a webinar on trends in higher education.

Disrupting Education

Clark Quinn

Some thoughts I lobbed in another forum (lightly edited): Mark Warschauer, in his great book Learning in the Cloud (which has nothing to do with ‘the cloud’), pointed out that there are only 3 things wrong with public education: the curricula, the pedagogy, and the way they use tech; other than that they’re fine. MOOCs don’t yet have a clear business model; right now they’re subsidized by either the public institutions, or biz experiments.

Telling Stories

Upside Learning

The use of narrative form stretches back into time as a powerful tool for pedagogy, and we now know it works well into adulthood. I have a suggestion for the business leaders out there, tell stories, encourage the telling of stories.

Franchise Custom Elearning Development


While franchises vary in types and sizes, success for every franchise business is always dependent on driving brand quality and service consistency. Below we have identified 3 reasons for franchises to partner with a custom elearning development company to grow their business.