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Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

E-Learning Provocateur

That of course is not to say that the e-learning designer is prevented from using these devices; for example, he or she might leverage other non-LMS technology within the organisation or in the cloud. This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs.

Narrative pedagogy 1: Focusing their attention

Learning with e's

In this short series on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy' I want to explore some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. Well, here's one example: Now and then I present a topic for my students to debate.

Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots

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He offered the example of a writer describing a gun hanging over a door. But I like to think it was just an example of brilliant story telling. Chekhov's gun education Harry Potter learning narrative device pedagogy storytelling Walking Dead

Alternate Pedagogies and Experiences

Clark Quinn

And one of the things that has been of interest to me is looking differently at pedagogies. Now they’re understanding why this is important, and are motivated to go explore the concept, examples, and perhaps do trial practices before it matters.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

If you sign up for an in-person workshop but need to watch an online video that explains the basics before you attend, that’s an example of blended learning. Some examples of learning objects include Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint files, PDF files, video, and audio.

How to Improve Student Retention in eLearning

CourseArc

For example, content in a course for marketing professionals will be better retained if your examples, case studies, and assignments are related to the marketing business, rather than to manufacturing or health care. Connecting with students can be difficult even in ideal circumstances.

How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better

CourseArc

For example: Start off with attention-grabbing graphics or video clips featuring interactive scenarios about the subject matter, which will require your students to focus and engage with your content. For example: Provide printable reference guides, downloadable templates, and job aids.

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

E-Learning Provocateur

In one thread, for example, the discussion descended into a list of sci-fi movies; no explanation as to how they were pertinent to the conversation, but oh what a list! I recently completed my first mooc, and I will soon receive the certificate to prove it.

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Why lectures?

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The second issue is that lecturers often use technology as a substitute for interactivity, assuming that the inclusion of a video for example, will deliver content in a new and dynamic manner. education lecture MOOCs pedagogy teaching technology learning university

How to Create Mnemonic Devices That Help Your Students Remember

CourseArc

For example, if you’re conducting workplace training on “how to deal with a fire on the factory floor,” you can create an acronym that covers the proper sequence in which they should respond to a fire: RACE – Rescue, Alarm, Confine, Extinguish. (In

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

CourseArc

Examples of Clear Learning Objectives. Instructional Design Online Learning assessment eLearning evaluation instructional design learning objectives Pedagogy Robert Mager tests training

Learning first, technology second

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There is nothing wrong with any of these approaches, provided they don''t get in the way of good pedagogy. Or is it because you have actually sat down and worked out what problems technology will solve, and how pedagogy will be enhanced by its introduction?

Tips for Better Data Visualization

CourseArc

For example, instead of providing rows and rows of complicated data and leaving your audience to wonder how it all connects, refine your data as much as you can into higher-level information that establishes your big picture (but be prepared to provide additional details if requested).

Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education

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Mandelbrot set images are made by sampling complex numbers and determining for each whether the result tends towards infinity when a particular mathematical operation is iterated on it. discursive education fractals learning Mandelbrot Set mathematics pedagogy recursive

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

In this sense, the pedagogy is constructivist. In this sense, the pedagogy is connectivist. But that’s not to say that the pedagogy of an ILE can’t be instructivist either. For example, many universities have a minimum 80% attendance policy for face-to-face lectures.

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eXSpace exploration

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We hope for example, to purchase several units of the new SMARTboard 6000 and 7000 series interactive whiteboards for institute wide use. Simply being exposed to the use of new technologies may promote some innovative thinking about alternative pedagogies.

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X-based learning: sorting out pedagogies and design

Clark Quinn

I’ve been a fan of the Center for Civic Education’s Project Citizen as an example of this, having students try to pass legislation to improve things in their area, and consequently learning about law-making. I frankly want an activity-based pedagogy and curriculum to support all of these models. The point is to find an umbrella that holds a suite of appropriate pedagogies and makes it difficult to do inappropriate ones.

How complex is learning?

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We flounder and stumble as we try to navigate a plethora of educational theories and we become bogged down in prescribed institutional pedagogies, providing no more than glimpses of true education for our students. Learning is highly complex.

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Tips for Adapting an In-Person Course to an Online Course

CourseArc

For example, in PowerPoint-based courses that are led by an instructor at the head of the room, s/he can: control the flow of the course. CourseArc eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning eLearning instructional design Pedagogy tests training user experience UX

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Designing Online Courses for Different Learning Preferences

CourseArc

The solution here may be to follow the same organizational layout for your courses (so the format feels consistent for users who move from module to module) while using specific media examples that speak to the needs of the anticipated user population.

How to Create Effective Test Questions

CourseArc

If every student answers a question correctly, does that mean your question is too easy, or is it a perfect example of an effective test question?

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A growing divide?

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Christian claims that a new pedagogy is emerging that is directly driven by the upsurge in online activity. Christian identifies three key changes in pedagogy that I want to discuss over my next three blog posts. In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S.

Corporate learning in the digital age

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Many of them are free and easy to use, and there is a definite pedagogy underpinning the use of these technologies. I can give you at least one example: Just recently I was speaking at a conference in London (Learning Technologies).

Which Strategy Is Better: Frequent Quizzing or End-of-Milestone Quizzing?

CourseArc

You can see examples of multiple choice and true/false quizzes designed in the CourseArc platform — including contextual feedback , which helps students understand not only which answers are correct but why. How Should You Design Your Online Course’s Assessments?

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Human enough #edcmooc

E-Learning Provocateur

Riding a bicycle, for example, is a quintessentially human endeavour. So when we view online pedagogy through this lens, we recognise very little of it that is not human.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, if the learner is struggling with a Java programming problem, they can look up a Java expert in the system and send them a direct message. The most obvious example is compliance, eg privacy, trade practices and OH&S. In my articles Online courses must die!

The big switch

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If you subscribe to a kind of pedagogy where you believe that facilitating learning is more effective than direct instruction, you will probably recognise the potential. Pedagogy is (or really should be) about creating spaces and opportunities that are conducive to good learning.

Teacher Voices: Chris Nesbitt

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Through social media such as Twitter, I have seen several inspiring accounts that share great examples of how their schools try to make teachers' lives easier. Chris Nesbitt education learning pedagogy Plymouth Institute of Education primary teaching Technology

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Open scholarship

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Some educators for example, are closed in their sharing of content, but are open to collaboration with other educators. education learning MOOCs open learning open scholarship Open Source Openness pedagogy Technology There is much talk about openness in education.

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We learn by teaching

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In his 1968 book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire wrote 'Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students.'

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E-Learning Design Part 5: Learning through Creating (Blooms 21)

CDSM

This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. We particularly like activities that ask the user to contribute their own ideas – ‘starter activities’ at the beginning of a unit of study, for example, enable the user to consider an idea before being told more about it.

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Digital me, digital you

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For example, Marshall McLuhan made specific reference to the relationship between people and technology when he declared ''we shape our tools, and thereafter, our tools shape us.'' pedagogies Technology literacies education University of Reading learning Activity Theory digital identity