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Maker pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

More and more teachers are beginning to realise that creating environments and possibilities where students make things is a very powerful pedagogy. Seymour Papert ''s work on constructionism outlines the cognitive gain that occurs when we create something new rather than simply repeat knowledge that has already been acquired. They generally work harder and also develop ability to reflect on their actions and critically evaluate their own work.

E-Learning Design Part 2: Observable and Measurable Outcomes


This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. Since the taxonomy’s first volume ( Handbook I: Cognitive ) was published in 1956, Bloom’s name has been synonymous with lesson planning for teachers across the world. In Handbook I , Bloom and his committee identified a number of cognitive levels at which humans can function. Bloom’s cognitive levels are commonly displayed as a step pyramid, with the lower-level functions located at the bottom.


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Top Ten Tips in Instructional Design


Reduce Cognitive Load. Cognitive Load refers to the amount of working memory the brain can process. Here are a few ways to reduce cognitive load: Implement simple, clear navigation, that is intuitive and requires no thinking. . Whereas an online class discussion would involve the entire class. One of the biggest mistakes we see is no plan for continuous evaluation and improvement.

How Technology Is Powering Learning

Magic EdTech

While the critical drivers of education stay unchanged, this transformation supports a simple replication of traditional classroom pedagogies. Class discussions are now discussion forums, and the good old exams are now powered by machines. .

How Technology Is Powering Learning

Magic EdTech

While the critical drivers of education stay unchanged, this transformation supports a simple replication of traditional classroom pedagogies. Class discussions are now discussion forums, and the good old exams are now powered by machines. .

Redefining the Taxonomy of eLearning

CommLab India

This classification, which divided the cognitive domain into six categories (a set of nouns or cognitive processes), with each representing a cognitive skill level and activity, continues to be one of the most universally applied methods of organizing thinking skills, from the most basic to higher order levels. Evaluating. Evaluation. Two subcategories – Synthesis and Evaluation were reorganized.

Diamonds in the mud

Learning with e's

Maja Snyder (University of Maribor, Slovenia) evaluated several e-learning courses from a student perspective. Next up was Erika Pigliapoco (University of Urbino, Italy) who discussed the 'psychological sense of community' needed for all distance courses to succeed. Tags: pedagogy Leif Martin Hokstad Flickr Mark Kramer Villach Psychology ICL 2007 They saved the best 'til last. The papers on the final day really cut the mustard for me.

5 Ways to Ensure Student Engagement in Online Learning

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You might be interested to know that a majority of classical learning theories, practices, and pedagogies seem to fit in just right in an online learning scenario. Adding layers of instructions, criteria, and deadlines deter students from the main goal by putting too much cognitive load.

3 Basic Forms of Effective eLearning Activities


Moreover, it shows the degree to which you understand the learner’s psychology and are able to articulate pedagogy effectively. The goal is to push the learner towards higher order cognitive processes. Human beings learn by considering, researching, analyzing, evaluating, organizing, synthesizing, discussing, testing, deciding and applying ideas. Try not to over-do these eLearning activities as they tend to bring about cognitive overload.

In Challenging Times: Make Lemonade in eLearning


You can have everyone consume content or interact with a canned experience (which includes even a game), but then you bring people together to do things like collectively reflect on each person’s individual experience, or discuss a topic. We also should revisit our pedagogy.

Learning and instructional design strategies for adult learners


Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.”, Pedagogy and Andragogy: are they different sides of the same coin, or are they different coins altogether? Let’s look at some industry-accepted definitions: As indicated above, pedagogy and andragogy focus on different, but not opposing, learning models. Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation.

Do humour and learning mix well?


In the context of pedagogy and learning, subject of our interests here, a few studies seem to support the idea that learners better perceive a teacher who makes good use of humour in the classroom than a one who makes little use of it. Learning requires effort, and this is a serious activity.

The Mosaic of Learning Styles

Big Dog, Little Dog

Perhaps the most critical study on learning styles is Coffield, Moseley, Hall, and Ecclestone's Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review. But even this conclusion needed to be qualified as it applied only to higher-order cognitive outcomes and not to basic knowledge.” Processing (Active or Reflective) evaluates learners based on the way they process information.

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

Obsidian Learning

As we discussed in an earlier article , adults learn for specific reasons, and they bring unique talents and abilities to the table. Vermunt’s (1994) Inventory of Learning Styles (ILS) uses questions to elicit information on four learning components: cognitive processing strategies, metecognitive regulation strategies, conceptions of learning, and learning orientations (Vermunt, 2005). Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


This approach prompts learners to read, discuss, and solve problems in order to synthesize course content. The ADDIE model is an acronym: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Assessments often take the form of a test included at the end of a course to evaluate learner performance. Cognitive Load. Involves applying a methodology based on cognitive psychology and instructional theory to create learning content. Pedagogy.

Free L&D webinars for July 2018

Limestone Learning

Have you wondered why participants wait until the post-course evaluations to share their dissatisfaction with the course? Join Sharlyn Lauby, CPLP, for a discussion on the five practical tips to use when developing a management onboarding program that will set new managers up for success. Metrics that will evaluate program success. Discuss the underlying issues behind the behaviour. Discussion topics include: The metrics organizations are using.

How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

According to Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock , humanized online learning “supports the non-cognitive components of learning and creates a culture of possibility for more students.” Up until the early 2000s, course quality was determined by examining course content, pedagogy, and learning outcomes.

Teach 83

Ted Nelson’s Unbook

Jay Cross

None of this fits with the 20th century curriculum, and the necessary pedagogy based on student inquiry and collaboration (with teacher guidance) is very different from the accepted pedagogy of delivery of a body of knowledge by expert teachers to passive students who record and regurgitate facts. Neil Postman’s “Teaching as a Subversive Activity&# really nailed the essence of what pedagogy needs to address, given the changed environment we live in (i.e.,