Engaging online learners 5

Learning with 'e's

Photo from Pixabay This series is about how teachers can improve engagement for online learners (see links below for previous posts in the series). And yet asynchronous modes of online learning can be as equally powerful as synchronous methods.

Blends, borders and boundaries

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Sylwia Bartyzel on Unsplash Here are some further thoughts on the 'blend' in blended learning: Blends are made of disparate elements. Many types of borders (binaries) exist in 'the blend', including those between personal/social, learner as producer/consumer of knowledge, synchronous/asynchronous, local/global, closed/open, real life/virtual and local/distance. asynchronous Blended learning border content distance education pedagogy remix synchronous teaching Technology

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It’s Not Personal

Tom Spiglanin

Several articles have been written about how to do this well, yet missed meaning is still common. Skype group conversations are more synchronous. Nonetheless, misunderstandings are common. Rock ‘em Sock ‘em photo courtesy Flikr user Garth Johnson. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 I recently witnessed several surprising examples of miscommunication on Twitter and Skype.

The New Nerd

Tom Spiglanin

A spy show on television today wouldn’t contain the phrase, “Let’s synchronize our watches.” smartphone user photo courtesy wordpress.com user boolij. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 100-year-old wearable technology, circa 1915.

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What the duck?

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Photo by Steve Wheeler (Duck by Denise Hudson ) If I didn't know any better I would believe in synchronicity. Graham spoke on creativity and individualism, and to illustrate his key points, he asked us to create a duck using just six pieces of Lego which were distributed to the audience. As we began to share the photos of our creations on Twitter, we began to notice that several of our colleagues who were attending ALT-C were doing exactly the same.

Engaging online learners 4

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Julia M Cameron on Pexels In previous posts in this series (see links below), I explored some of the nuances of engaging online learners in creative writing and critical thinking.

Behave yourself

Learning with 'e's

In my last post I featured the work of Carl Jung and his theories of synchronicity and archetypes. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity Photo from Wikimedia Commons Behave yourself by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 19 in my series on learning theories.

From novice to expert

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Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Knowles Andragogy Photo by Thomas Hawk on Fotopedia From novice to expert by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 24 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Here comes the SAMR

Learning with 'e's

One low level example of augmentation would be the use of Google Docs to not only manipulate and save text (a wordprocessor can do this), but also to share a document with others so that collaborative writing is possible, in both synchronous and asynchronous modes (something a standard wordprocessor cannot do). Photo by Steve Wheeler Here comes the SAMR by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Who's in charge?

Learning with 'e's

Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Quillian and Collins Spreading Activation Theory Photo by NEC Corporation on Flickr Who's in charge? by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 35 in my ongoing series on learning theories. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education.

Distributed digital identity

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We now find ourselves in a transitionary phase where we are just beginning to come to terms with the ways technology might mediate our virtual, social and cognitive presence in synchronous and asynchronous spaces. Photo by Freya Bigg Flipping the teacher by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Lightbulb moments

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British psychologist Graham Wallas called this thinking time an incubation period - time needed before arrival at a creative solution - the illumination phase of thinking. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Koffka Gestalt theory Photo by Alan Cleaver Lightbulb moments by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 We reach number 21 in this series on learning theories.

Global conversations

Learning with 'e's

Mobile phones are also common place, giving us the ability to connect with anyone, just about anywhere. It''s amazing to me how much we already take for granted, but probably the thing we take for granted the most, is our ability to have multiple, instantaneous and synchronous global conversations. Photo by Stephen Janofsky Global conversations by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Joining the dots

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Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Jahoda Ideal Mental Health Photo by Clemens Koppensteiner Joining the dots by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 20 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Self fulfilling prophecies

Learning with 'e's

This effect is commonly known in education as the ' Pygmalion effect ' but is more accurately referred to as the 'observer-expectancy effect'. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Rotter Locus of Control Photo by Dhillan Chandramowli on Flickr Self fulfilling prophecies by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Learning, making and powerful ideas

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Many schools such as Plymouth School of the Creative Arts in South West England, and Taupaki School in New Zealand have made learning through making their primary strategy. The connections between thinking and making are important, and curricula based upon this principle draws out creativity and encourages children to experiment, take risks and ask more ''what if''? Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. This is number 31 in my series on learning theories.

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The point of no return

Learning with 'e's

Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs Photo by Sid Mosdell on Flickr The point of no return by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 27 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Previous posts in this series are all linked below.

Design for life

Learning with 'e's

Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Milgram Obedience to Authority Photo by Cyrano82 on Deviant Art Design for Life by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 30 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Previous posts in this series are all linked below.

Stage by stage

Learning with 'e's

Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Paivio Dual Coding Theory Photo by Pixabay Stage by stage by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 33 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this series I''m providing a brief overview of the theories, and how each can be applied in education.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Merizow Transformative Learning Photo by Stefano Bertolo on Flickr Our mutual friends by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. I''m gradually working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Strictly for adults?

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Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Kolb Experiential Learning Cycle Photo by Norwood Adult Services on Wikimedia Commons Strictly for adults? by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 23 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

eXSpace exploration

Learning with 'e's

Thirdly, all of the content that is created on the surface can be recorded and then shared in a number of ways, not just via the SMARTboard screen, but also on the personal screens of students present or absent, synchronously or asynchronously, because it can be disseminated widely through multiple digital formats. Photo from Pixabay eXSpace exploration by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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In two minds

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Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Papert Constructionism Photo by Steve Wheeler Graphic by Instructional Design In two minds by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 32 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning.

Knowledge, practice and community

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Communities of Practice (CoP) are made up of people who have a common purpose and interest, and who are essentially learning together. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Lave Situated Learning Photo by Steve Wheeler Knowledge, practice and community by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Going the extra mile

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How teachers encourage and support this kind of self actualization relies a lot on their creativity, their ability to inspire, and how well they practice the fine art of education. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Lave and Wenger Communities of Practice Photo by Steve Wheeler Going the extra mile by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 26 in my series on learning theories.

Shocking behaviour

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Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Milgram Six Degrees of Separation Photo by Deviant Art Shocking behaviour by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 29 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Previous posts in this series are all linked below.

Try it and see

Learning with 'e's

Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Köhler Insight learning Photo by Steve Ford Elliott on Wikimedia Commons Try it and see by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 22 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Words in mind

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Helping learners to make connections between movement and visualisation is a common technique in physical education and sport. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development Photo from Wikimedia Commons Words in mind by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 34 in my learning theories series.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Updating My Blog

Learning Visions

So I created a new banner in Photoshop -- took another apple photo and added some text. Although I was involved in the apple photo shoot as a prop dresser. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Going the extra mile

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler This is number 26 in my series on learning theories. How teachers encourage and support this kind of self actualization relies a lot on their creativity, their ability to inspire, and how well they practice the fine art of education. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Lave and Wenger Communities of Practice Photo by Steve Wheeler Going the extra mile by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Heart My Wiki

Learning Visions

Photo credit: "One Heart" by Sanja Gjenero from stock.xchng Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:54 AM Labels: e-learning strategy , wiki 2comments: Michele Martin said. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Yet another is the Google Hangouts clan, whose totem has a number of affordances to support all of the above tribal activities as well as the collaborative sharing of spaces, and video linking for synchronous communication that overcome physical constraints such as geographical distance. Photo from Wikimedia Commons Global digital tribe by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Craft distance learning events for college credit that pull together elements of both asynchronous and synchronous learning experiences. Photo : chalk by frumbert Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:32 AM Labels: big question , instructional design , Learning Circuits 6comments: Reuben Tozman said. But I wonder out loud here -- if Im a SME and I happen to use the tools in a creative way to create useful instruction without knowing all the detailed terminology, etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

A few people have "read" a few blogs -- written by friends with photos of children. If 3D synchronous learning is indeed the wave of the future, Id say this gender divide in SL speaks to the need for more corporately-styled virtual worlds such as Protosphere by Protonmedia or OLIVE by Forterra. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.