Mind the gap

Learning with 'e's

I was invited to do a Google Hangout video interview ahead of the Reform Symposium online event last week. Minding the gap was one of my key messages in the interview. The sign stencilled onto the platforms in London''s underground stations warns of the gap between the edge and the train. My view is that there is also a gap - a perceptual gulf - between what teachers intend and what students expect. Secondly, they need to be aware of the dangers of the gap.

Mind the gap!

Learning with 'e's

Instead, let me say that the ''listening but not hearing'' problem is just one of the ''gaps'' teachers and students experience just about every day in education - chasms and transactional distances that can open up between intentions of one person and misrepresentations of another. In online/digital learning environments, my own research has shown that the gap can be amplified or reduced, depending on a) the skill of the teacher b) their attitude and c) how the technology is being used.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. That’s where most creative talent in organizations go.

How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

CourseArc

To help bridge these gaps — especially for older learners — you should balance the delivery of your material across multiple media types. Do not dive directly into core learning modules, or you may scare off your least-experienced eLearners. This approach ensures that students who are new to eLearning can gradually embrace “the online way” of doing things. YouTube caption example by Jil Wright via Flickr’s Creative Commons License.

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

Learning Visions

I have never taken a class in pedagogy. I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I started my professional life in operations -- behind the scenes helping people do their jobs better. We had a novelist, turned video pro, who was our most creative instructional designer. If youd like to learn more about what Im doing these days, check out my current job description. I would not do it any other way.

Who will survive?

Learning with 'e's

Do you want to know how to make Baked Alaska ? Need to know how to build a computer ? The successful institutions will be those that see the gaps and exploit them; they will be leaner, more efficient organisations that understand why knowledge is no longer a commodity. They will be institutions that can clearly discern the connections between learning and business, between technology and pedagogy, between individuals and society.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Are we – as in the collective we of the eLearning ‘industry’ – making a conscious shift away from Instructional Designer since no one on the outside knows what that means? What do you think?? What I do spans a broader scope. Learning is something that learners do. But it's not a sexy title, though it does seem to meet with understanding when I explain what I do. " The relief is immediate--even tho I rarely do elearning anymore.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

Learning Visions

Or maybe you actually want to learn how to do your job better. The instructor doesnt really know the topic and is just completely winging it. Im just back from two this week, and presented yesterday at USQs Pedagogies and Learning Conference in Brisbane. Creativity and imagination are the mandates, with no end-gaming i.e, But I see plenty of organizations that do think this way. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Clark Quinn : Has been doing this for 30 years. And if you havent completed the survey, you can do it right now. Adoption within organization: 33% say they have no plans to do m-learning in their organization (international said 24%, u.s. Performance Support: Sify eLearning see more examples at mlearnopedia.com Review or reinforcement: StudyCell Flashcard Pilots doing 30 days test that report back to their LM -- pocket Scorm. Business Drivers -- Why Do This?