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New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

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Early MOOCs were often nothing more than long video lectures with a few multiple choice questions at the end—if you read much MOOC literature, you will know that these early implementations were roundly criticized for their poor pedagogy and almost complete lack of meaningful learning experiences. Corporate training has generally been more receptive to simulation-based learning, which has proven effective in fields from finance to healthcare.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Clark: I’m a strong believer in social constructivist pedagogies, e.g. problem-based and service learning, whereby a curriculum is activity, not content. How do you educate your clients about the most effective approaches to learning? The remedy is to look to how we use devices to make ourselves more effective. We were not only embedding the best research into our rules, but were adding machine learning to look for emergent patterns and tune our rules.

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CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Clark: I’m a strong believer in social constructivist pedagogies, e.g. problem-based and service learning, whereby a curriculum is activity, not content. How do you educate your clients about the most effective approaches to learning? The remedy is to look to how we use devices to make ourselves more effective. We were not only embedding the best research into our rules, but were adding machine learning to look for emergent patterns and tune our rules.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

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Defining clear objectives also helps to assess the effectiveness of a course after its completion. Pedagogy: Derived from the Greek for ‘to lead’, pedagogy is a teacher-centred approach to educational activities in online and face-to-face environments. In eLearning, pedagogy involves selecting the best methods to convey information to learners. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.