The learnification of education

E-Learning Provocateur

I start this post by thanking Angela Towndrow , a fellow Aussie whom I met virtually via a mooc, and from whom I continue to draw insights on things related to education. On the contrary, I see facilitation as a means of education.

Educate everyone

E-Learning Provocateur

It heralded a new dawn in educational technology. With the trust and goodwill your education generates, I’d wager that plenty of prospective customers will prefer the brand that empowered them. So don’t just educate your staff. Educate everyone.

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Should Instructional Designers “Teach to the Test”?

Bottom-Line Performance

There is a lot of angst these days in the education field about “teaching to the test.” They are viewed as hold-overs of an out-of-touch education system. This reviewer said, “We need to go beyond teaching to the test.”

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Reasons to be teaching

Learning with e's

Being an educator of children is one of the most noble callings anyone could answer. Choosing to educate means being a professional learner. How you learn often reflects how you teach. How you behave while in view of the children teaches them something else.

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We learn by teaching

Learning with e's

Although I am employed to teach, I consider it something of a disappointment if I don't learn something myself during my teaching sessions. There is an old Latin aphorism - Doscendo discimus - which means, we learn by teaching. If you want them to learn, get them to teach.

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TechSmith Acquires Knowmia Teach

Visual Lounge

Today, TechSmith takes a big step forward with this promise by acquiring key technology from Knowmia , which has some of the best apps and services we’ve seen for educators and learners. Knowmia, Knowmia Teach and Knowmia Teach Pro represent a completely new way to create and assemble interactive video content on both mobile and web-based platforms. Want to try Knowmia Teach Yourself? Visit the App Store today to download: Knowmia Teach and Knowmia Teach Pro.

Teaching artistry

Learning with e's

Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. I taught my first art lesson today.

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Surviving higher education: 7 top tips

Learning with e's

Image from Pixabay Here are top 7 survival tips for working in higher education (or for that matter, any profession). Surviving higher education: 7 top tips by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Top Tools for Online Teaching


Recently Top5 Online published a list of the 99 Top Tools For Online Teaching , including eFront. Teaching Tools & Technologies. Tap into Sloan-C for community, insight, inspiration, education, and professional resources geared specifically to online educators.

Education Programs Prepared With Purpose

Association eLearning

Training can be used to help teach many different things including facts, step-by-step processes, and soft skills like team work. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are different ways to teach and assess these various types of learning.

Rethink Executive Education

CLO Magazine

Executive education is one of the big-ticket items for every CLO but, as Mintzberg’s words demonstrate, it needs a major overhaul. What follows is an outline for a practical framework offering a new and different way to think about how you commission, design and deliver executive education.

Teaching and learning through dialogue

Learning with e's

Learning with ''e''s: Educational Theory and Practice in the Digital Age is published by Crown House Publishing, ISBN 13 978-1845909390 Photo by Steve Wheeler Teaching and learning through dialogue by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Keynote Resources: Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

Kapp Notes

Great time at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison Wisconsin. Wonderful conference discussing all the great things happening in higher education around distance learning. Core Strategies for Teaching in Higher Ed. Grant Writing for Education.

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Education’s Killer App

CLO Magazine

We’ve fallen into an education rut. Teach, test, accredit. For many students, this cycle of education is done to them rather than with them. The result is an education system that resembles a massive, smokestack-topped factory churning out the newest model for the showroom floor.

Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption

Kapp Notes

Then entrepreneur Jan Bakker, the Co-Founder of QuizWorks discussed his journey to becoming an educational entrepreneur and how he quickly tests ideas and concepts to see if the potential buyer will but the idea or not…literally.

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Online Versus Traditional Education


If you were to look at the educational landscape only 15 to 20 years ago then it would look a lot different than it does today. In fact, these strategies are so common today that one might say they are now part of the ‘traditional’ education model.

6 Emerging Technologies in Education


Because of the great advances we are making in educational technology, new doors of opportunity are opening in classrooms. Cloud Computing - If you are using some form of we-based tools, then you are enabling further student-educator collaboration.

Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.” Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 235-249. Gee, that “under two hours” point seems like an important limitation of the research, maybe one that should have been mentioned by Clark when claiming that games have no value and “don’t teach.” ” The Educational Games Research blog features exactly what you would think it does based on the title.

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3 Trends of Digital Education


Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. Traditional teaching was delivered in a “one size fits all” manner, which made it easy to leave learners behind. But how do you define digital education?

Can You Teach Diversity and Inclusion?

CLO Magazine

René Kizilcec, co-founder of the Lytics Lab at Stanford University, offered an analogy around how to teach students to be more effective learners to illustrate the point. Kaplan teaches inclusive and collaborative decision-making techniques using a variety of strategies.

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Lecture capture — as ubiquitous as online teaching


Digital technology has been a massive boon for students and educators. Server-side Recording Teaching Online Training and Education Technology Virtual Classroom leacture capture Online Teaching teach online virtual classroomBy incorporating online learning components, teachers can make the material more compelling and engaging, allowing students. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. One of my most viewed blog posts was entitled Teaching with Twitter so there is a lot of interest in the topic - how can we harness the potential of this tool in a teaching and learning context?

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Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with e's

There is a disconnect between teaching and learning. We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. Photo by Gennadiy Ratushenko Can we teach digital literacies?

What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

Do your best to make your content easy to consume, engaging, and useful, and you will stand a much better chance of that content doing it’s job and educating your reader.

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My ethos for teaching

Learning with e's

Photo by Laffy4k My ethos for teaching by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 creativity dance education learning music painting teaching

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Education learning management system trends

eLearning 24-7

Many in the education market are still in love with open source systems, such as Moodle. That is why there is an uptick in the number of commercial systems available in the education sector. So why the delay in using mobile learning, especially with tablets in education focused LMSs?

Manufactured education

Learning with e's

Perhaps the most notorious resistance to the technological wave comes from the state education systems. The factory model of education persists, because in the mind of its proponents, it is still the most efficient, cost effective way to train the workforce of the future.

Teacher or educator?

Learning with e's

In our society, we often think of that knowledgeable other person as a professional educator, a tutor, lecturer or classroom teacher. Not everyone is cut out to be a professional educator, but anyone can teach and most of us do exactly that, just about every day.

Teaching on WordPress


Since its inception, WordPress has been molded and shaped in unique ways, and has rightfully found its way into education and training. Because of its ease-of-use, WordPress allows educational and training professionals to quickly create valuable content.

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E-Learning in Education – Features on the Rise

eLearning 24-7

As previously noted in other articles, my big gripe with e-learning in education is the idea of taking the whole classroom learning experience and shoving it online and saying that is e-learning. That’s the way it has been and continues to be for many education platforms, but thankfully some educators and honestly the systems themselves have realized that maybe they need to continue to grow and adapt for early 21st century, rather than re-live the old days.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online.

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Whither higher education? To the opera!

Allison Rossett

I often think about the condition of higher education, but was concerned not at all when I went to see “La Boheme” in a movie theater at the mall. Technology is doing the same to higher education. Higher education also has habits.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Diigo , Delicious ) allow educators to highlight, tag, and organize relevant webpages.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Diigo , Delicious ) allow educators to highlight, tag, and organize relevant webpages.

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education


Technology has not only made innovations in the way that we perform daily tasks, it’s also had a huge impact on education and has started to completely transform the way we learn. Mobile Devices: Smart devices have become a very effective means of teaching and learning in a variety of ways.

Fractal education

Learning with e's

The Mandelbrot set pictured here is one such fractal , and I sometimes use it in my talks to illustrate a key educational point. And some education is similar in nature. The teacher has learnt a body of knowledge around their specialism, and can teach this readily to the students.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning.