The Art of Reflection: How to Become a More Thoughtful Educator

Your Training Edge

Keeping a teacher journal. Putting your pedagogy under careful scrutiny using reflective teaching tools, you will need to understand what your core strength areas are. First of all, you will need to set up a plan for yourself that helps in evaluating your pedagogy. Take help of your teacher’s journal. Keep a teacher’s journal to pour your thoughts right after each class disperses.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. No more lazy professors, no more specious journal articles. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. MOOCs assessment change cMOOC college corporate distance learning e-learning education elearning flipped classroom future higher education massive OER online online courses open open educational resources pedagogy role roles school student equity teaching training university workplace xcMOOC xMOOC

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Best Practices for Online Course Design


Video content works well in step-by-step how-to courses, like Auto Repair or Plumbing, while bulleted text that explains information in a structured hierarchy may be more applicable to courses like Finance, Journalism or History. Instructional Design Online Learning accessibility boilerplate eLearning feedback instructional design Pedagogy user experience UX

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. No more lazy professors, no more specious journal articles. 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. Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners.

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Adult learning shminciples

E-Learning Provocateur

Since the 1960s, he articulated a distinction between pedagogy (the teaching of children) and andragogy (the teaching of adults). In many ways, Knowles’ description of pedagogy approximates instructivism, while his description of andragogy approximates constructivism. Laurie Blondy does a useful (if somewhat repetitive) job of reviewing Knowles’ 5 assumptions in the Journal of Interactive Online Learning.

What students need

Learning with 'e's

American Educational Research Journal, 39 (1), 101-132. assessment education feedback Integris learning MIS pedagogy performance progress RM school students teachers Technology

Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

I haven't given up on peer reviewed publishing, but I have turned away from closed journals and publications toward openness and accessibility. The Meaning Of Pedagogy (>62,000 views, 8 comments) This was a post I wrote in response to questions from my students while working at the Plymouth Institute of Education. One group asked what the origin of the word 'pedagogy' was, and as I explained, I realised that I needed to capture the idea behind 'leading someone to learning'.

How to Create an eLearning Organization Business Model


With most economies quickly moving towards knowledge-resourced survival strategies, eLearning is the most sought-after knowledge management pedagogy. The journal MERLOT (Journal of Online Learning and Teaching) is rife with research findings that suggest core strategies to develop an eLearning business model.

Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom

Kapp Notes

learning subject areas and learning purposes), learner characteristics, and game-based pedagogy with the design of an instructional game. Journal of Educational Psychology. A number of meta-analysis studies have been conducted in the field of game-based learning attempting to create generalizable findings that can be used to select and create meaningful educational and instructional game experiences. Here are three guidelines culled from research on the subject.

Meaningful Gamification and Student’s motivation by Lynette Tan (NUS)

Playware Studios

A research paper authored by Dr. Lynette Tan of NUS was published in the Online Learning Journal VOL 22, NO 2 (2018) [ISSN: 2472-5730]. The Online Learning Consortium’s premier journal dedicated to the development and dissemination of new knowledge at the intersection of pedagogy, emerging technology, policy, and practice in online environments. GBL pedagogy.

A game? Who says?

Clark Quinn

I just reviewed a paper submitted to a journal (one way to stay in touch with the latest developments), and all along they were doing research on the cognitive and motivational relationships in the game. Yes, you absolutely need to test usability first (if there’s a problem with the learning outcomes, is it the pedagogy or the interaction?),

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Inspire to learn

Learning with 'e's

I have gone on record as saying that although I don't need to work any more , I continue to work at Plymouth University, mainly because it is a great place to learn and to continue developing my research interests around digital pedagogy. The big four show no signs of relenting in their profiteering, so several years ago I took a very public decision to resign as editor of a major academic journal. How many people read an article in a closed journal?

Sharp practice

Learning with 'e's

During my keynote for the Zukunft Personal event in Cologne, I publicly announced that I would no longer publish my work in closed journals. In truth, the last time one of my papers was published in a pay-to-subscribe journal was quite some time ago. Many others now only publish their work in open access journals, and I intend to do the same. I will still also continue to write for professional journals and magazines such as Learning Technologies.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Design of mobile pedagogy requires guidelines for a thorough audience analysis, and knowledge of the device delivery and its shortcomings. Ron Yaros, assistant professor of new media and mobile journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism , has been testing Mobile in his classroom. Guest post by Marie S. Lewandowski. Marie is a Sr. Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer.

Spaced Repetition Apps Are the New 3×5: Futuristic Flashcards and Microlearning


As the Wall Street Journal’s Sue Shellenbarger reported in April , the age-old method of drilling on facts is being reimagined in a number of e-learning apps that have exploded in popularity among adult learners. A good deal of the pedagogy that powers Anki, Cerego, Memrise, and the rest of these memorization apps is also built into Grovo. Get ready to experience the magic of flashcards in a whole new way.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Online Teachers: Instructions - Online Pedagogy/Teaching Tools How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology? I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session.

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That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review. Journal of Education for Business, 85 (3), 145-152. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41 (2), 307-323. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 22 (3), 207-217. British Journal of Educational Technology, 42 (5), 790-800.

Ushering in the era of Continuous Learning


Reading Time: 3 minutes There has been a lot of research and start-up activity on transforming classroom pedagogy in schools and universities.

Teacher beliefs

Learning with 'e's

Teacher beliefs about pedagogy are central to the successful integration of new technologies into schools. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , 22, 453-474. Journal of Personality and Social Behaviour , 63 (5), 754-765. How can we promote successful change in education? Schools are notoriously conservative institutions, so it is often difficult to introduce new ideas.

Learn by Walking in Their Shoes

Training Industry

Base the product on solid learning pedagogy and neuroscience principles. Training programs designed by Sharon have been featured in "Simulations and the Future of Learning," "Digital Game-Based Learning," "Training and Simulation Journal," "Time Magazine," "New York Times," "Washington Post," and "Washington Times" and on NBC TV and CNN. “Don’t judge a man until you have walked in his shoes.”

Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. His list was very similar to the list of sources that eLearning Learning includes. It made me wonder how many sources does eLearning Learning include? Turns out it's exactly 99. Please let me know if I'm missing any blogs that produce good content on eLearning and more particularly Workplace eLearning that would make sense to include. eLearning Learning is looking for a bit deeper posts that focus on applied issues.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 17 (3), 183-193. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 17 (3), 195-205. 2007) Heutagogy: A Child of Complexity Theory, Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education , 4 (1), 111–118. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 17 (3), 207-220. Technology, Pedagogy and Education , 17 (3), 221-232. Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education.

Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning

Obsidian Learning

International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning, 2 (1). Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 20 (1), 19-39. Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. The focus of this theory is “learning as social participation,” in which learners actively participate in the practices of social communities and construct personal identities in relation to these communities.

Learning with 'e's: Mashing it up

Earlier today I was invited by my good friend Maged Kamel Boulos to write a paper on educational mashups for inclusion in a special issue of Future Internet - an online open access journal, which he is guest editing. 2007) Blogs and wikis as disruptive technologies: Is it time for a new pedagogy? The Pedagogy of Lifelong Learning. British Journal of Educational Technology , 39 (6), 987-995.

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One degree of connection

Learning with e's

A recent article in the journal Technology, Pedagogy and Education - written by my friend and IFIP colleague Thomas Ryberg with Ellen Christiansen - got me thinking about this again, but this time in terms of pedagogy. The same I cannot say for my Facebook and Bebo accounts, which I recently criticised in an interview for Information World Review journal. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 17 (3), 207-220.

Digital reflections

Learning with 'e's

A journal article by Kirk and Pitches (2013) is a useful starting point, because they identify three specific categories of technology that have a place in contemporary learning. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 22 (2), 213-230. My last post was about integrating technologies into education. This post examines some of the categories of technology and the places they might occupy when they are integrated into the learning process.

Interviewing Potential Online Facilitators


International Journal For The Scholarship Of Teaching & Learning, 7(2), 1-13. Sharing the Journey of Facilitator and Learner: Online Pedagogy in Practice. Journal Of Learning Design, 3(1), 11-20. Hiring an online instructor or a facilitator is one of the most significant decisions you may make for your newly launched course. Be wary of face-to-face instructors eager to teach your online courses. Online teaching is not the same as face-to-face instruction.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Creating Dynamic Presentations with Prezi - WISE Pedagogy , May 24, 2010. New Experiments in e-Learning - Moodle Journal , September 19, 2010. Pedagogy? Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). So, really, you’ve been voting on this all year long just based on your activity. Congrats to all for making the list!

3 Methods of Reflective Practice in an eLearning Environment


Pedagogy and andragogy research indicate a higher order of thinking induced in the learner when they are encouraged to maintain certain reflective practices. Maintaining a journal of reflective practice is a great way to improve professionally. Reflective practice has still not received the prestigious position it deserves in an eLearning environment. Writing is the primary mode of communication in an eLearning environment.

Going geographical

Learning with e's

I keep dozens of back copies of the National Geographic journal at home and I'm an avid viewer of the National Geographic channel. Here are the title and abstract of my presentation: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education.

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with 'e's

He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ). He had done a fairly extensive study that extracted the 15 major research themes from the major international, peer reviewed journals in distance education. Second,to follow from Marshall McLuhan the Medium is the Pedagogy (first coined by Cousin (2005).

What you see is what you do

Learning with 'e's

When effectively embedded within good pedagogy, they enhance learning and engage learners. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 21(2), 91-101. Image from Public Domain Pictures In a previous post , I wrote about the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) and the challenges it faces as a technology for education. I also published a second post in which I listed 6 ways IWBs could be used to engage learners in the classroom.

Why yesterday’s skills and development strategies aren’t enough to survive today’s digital transformation

Learning Wire

we need to change how we teach as well as what we teach if we are to engage learners — moving from didactic to constructivist pedagogy. The Search for Competence in the 21st Century” Quest Journal 2010. Organizations today are faced with a disruption that is nothing short of historic. Digital technologies have steadily been making their way into organizations and now impact every facet of organizational behavior, both externally and internally.

Cognitive Age, Training, Memory, Instructional Technologies, & Captcha

Big Dog, Little Dog

But the cognitive age paradigm emphasizes psychology, culture and pedagogy - the specific processes that foster learning. Instructional Technologies in Human Resource Development: Impact, Models, and Changes - International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. The Cognitive Age - New York Times. We're moving into a more demanding cognitive age. In order to thrive, people are compelled to become better at absorbing, processing and combining information.

Encyclopedia, eLearning, coherence, Media, & Training

Big Dog, Little Dog

Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. Technology also includes the pedagogy guiding that use of the media; it includes the teaching strategies driven by stated objectives; it drives toward desired outcomes, using a healthy mix of experiences, activities, and tasks. Encyclopedia Britannica Now Free For Bloggers - TechCrunch. You can get access to the online version for free through a new program called Britannica Webshare - provided that you are a "web publisher."The

Can microlearning save eLearning?

Ed App

One widely cited study in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that transfer of learning in microdoses was 17 percent more efficient than traditional long-form instruction. [5] Pedagogy of the Oppressed , New York: Continuum; John Dewey (1916).

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Online Pedagogy Delicious Tags Now Available - WISE Pedagogy , April 22, 2009. Moodle Journal , November 26, 2009. Pedagogy? It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. And I’m having a good time on this post as I’m seeing some really great stuff that I hadn’t seen before. This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009.