History Need Not Repeat

CLO Magazine

So began millennia of skepticism about technology helping to improve learning. Those of us who are developing new technologies to extend educational opportunities around the world do our best to learn from these failures. But we’ve also gleaned some important lessons from our time in the digital learning space. The first lesson is that pedagogy matters more than technology. In the end, we learned that a short attention span is not a millennial thing.

eXSpace exploration

Learning with 'e's

In this follow-on from one of my previous posts entitled Going to the wall , I'm going to highlight some of the features we plan to incorporate into our new experimental learning space (eXSpace) at Plymouth Institute of Education. I mentioned that among the many 'sand box' tools and technologies in the space will be a number of touch surfaces. Secondly, it will make it easier for teachers to work constructively alongside students using the same thinking and viewing space.

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Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

In turn, teachers enthusiastically transformed themselves into facilitators , guiding and coaching the participants to inquire, explore, discover and even generate new learnings. The popular sequence of events that I have recounted is often represented pictorially as a gradient, accompanied by that ubiquitous table comparing various aspects of the three pedagogies. No longer a novice, the learner has the tools to drive further learning in the context of their existing knowledge.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods.” I’d say adaptivity (outside of tests), procedural generation, and data mining are not widely utilized by mainstream pedagogy, so for those cases it might be at technology trigger.”

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. To wit, we in online learning are often in the business of managing transactions. IOT Physical Simulators: The idea here is to build physical training devices that connect to online learning technology. It’s a great attractor for learning experiences at conferences and multi-day live courses.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods.” I’d say adaptivity (outside of tests), procedural generation, and data mining are not widely utilized by mainstream pedagogy, so for those cases it might be at technology trigger.”