The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Crafting Optimal e-Learning Spaces with Teaching Presence

InSync Training

This is the third post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. To read the first in the series, click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies. Let''s have a look at what teaching presence is, and how direct instruction and facilitation play a role in crafting optimal e-Learning spaces. Design Pedagogy

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

InSync Training

This is the second post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. To read the first in the series click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies. Let’s have a look at how social presence guides the design and development of learning spaces where emotional expression, open communication, and group cohesion come into play! Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence.

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Pedagogy of Learning Design: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence

InSync Training

In this post we''ll explore cognitive presence and roles we play on the critical inquiry path leading toward higher levels of learning. In the previous blog post, The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Crafting Optimal E-Learning Spaces with Teaching Presence , we explored teaching presence - the design, development, management, facilitation, and direction within the learning space. Pedagogy

New pedagogies?

Learning with 'e's

In a recent blog post, Antonio Teixera , President of EDEN wrote: "By just adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices we’ll only be diluting the effectiveness of teaching." We will fail if we attempt to use new tools while we teach in the same the old ways. Firstly, the technology will not fit the teaching method. Secondly, the teaching method will constrain the affordances of the new technology.

Self organised learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

"I never teach my students. I only provide them with the conditions in which they can learn." - Albert Einstein The social web is replete with self-organising spaces. Us and an army of similar minded volunteers who love learning, and want to share their knowledge. And that should give all of use some clues as to how to facilitate self-organising learning spaces. Yet many academics and teachers struggle with the concept of self-organised learning.

Pedagogy vs. Andragogy: Where Many Get it Wrong In Their Learning Strategy

eLearningMind

Most professionals in the learning space have used the words “pedagogy” and “andragogy” before. Broken down, pedagogy and andragogy essentially translate to “child guide” and “man guide” respectively. It might seem like a case of a tiny detail and a nitpicky eLearning agency, but there is actually a vast difference between adult and child learning theories. As it turns out, there’s an art and a science to the way adults learn.

Embodiment Online

Kadenze

As the pandemic continues in various forms and contexts, it is clear educators will be moving in and out of learning spaces online, in the classroom/studio, in hybrid forms, but likely without proximity or touch as a teaching and learning modality.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. Alternative modes Today, education has expanded beyond traditional learning spaces into distance education , blended learning, flipped classrooms , mobile learning, and online delivery through technologies such as MOOCs ( Massive Open Online Courses ).

I store my knowledge with my friends

Learning with e's

I'm at Colchester Institute on Friday to present a workshop entitled: Communities, Spaces and Pedagogies for the Digital Age. It's for a Learning and Teaching development day the Institute is holding where they will explore the theme of Transformational Learning and Teaching. I have spoken several times on transformation learning, and a few years ago actually brought out a book about the transformational power of ICT in education.

Jasmine's tent

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler There is a large, flexible learning space in Ormiston Junior College on the outskirts of Auckland. It's called a modern learning environment or MLE. All around her, noisy, messy chaos erupts as the rest of the Ormiston students busy themselves with their learning. Open, modern learning spaces are dynamic and student centred, and they offer great opportunities for creative learning. autism learning pedagogy spaces teaching

Personal devices in higher education

Learning with 'e's

Here are some of my recent thoughts on learning spaces at universities, and the impact of student owned personal technologies: As the shift from location specific learning to untethered learning gathers pace, so the personal device gains increasing importance. Distributed forms of learning are burgeoning, and geographical distance between learners and their parent institutions is less of a problem. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Teacher Voices: Lloyd Chilcott

Learning with 'e's

Finding out what former students are doing now they are qualified, is one of the joys of teaching. I’d like to say I wanted to become a teacher because of an inspiring professional who provided me with a love for learning, or for the joy of the lightbulb moment witnessed in the eyes of an enthralled student. Just look, who wouldn't want to learn like this. 7) What is your favourite story or memory of teaching children you would like to share?

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Why online learning is better than in-person learning

Learnkit

Deviations from traditional learning models are often met with resistance, while introducing new technologies or methods often rely on systemic change. Despite challenges, online learning is making tremendous progress when it comes to infiltrating all pillars of education, from corporate learning, to higher education, to K-12 schooling. If you’re considering moving to online learning solutions, it’s important to know why. Society is digital, so learning should be, too.

Three things all teachers need

Learning with 'e's

But I was also interested in the methods the teachers had employed to help my kids learn. The first thing parents should expect from teachers is their ability to inspire children to learn. All teachers should aspire to be an inspirational catalyst for learning. Enthusiasm for learning, a passion for their subject and the ability to get kids excited about something new is vitally important in the shaping of young minds. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Space exploration

Learning with 'e's

The news created a small stir on social media, with several educators opining about what they thought of lecture theatres, their place in universities, technology, and teaching and learning in general. It seems that the subject of the article, the University of Northampton (one of the newest universities in the UK) has decided to do away with their traditional raked lecture theatres, and replace them with more open, flat, flexible spaces where teaching can be conducted.

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Teacher voices

Learning with 'e's

Most of mine have trained to be primary educators, and go on to change lives and make lives in their teaching careers. To me, my former students - now qualified teachers - are extraordinary, because they have entered the volatile and ever changing teaching profession as visionaries - people who want to make a significant difference in children's lives, inspiring them to learn and reach further. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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6 interactive whiteboard tips

Learning with 'e's

I promised six things teachers should consider if they wish to optimise the IWB in their classrooms: Firstly, it's important that IWBs are optimally positioned within learning spaces. Schools can arrange for updates to be automatically installed overnight, or during non-teaching hours. SMART's Learning Suite , for example, is a useful online resource that shows how educators can get the best out of their IWBs. Exeter: Learning Matters.

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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Digital capabilities and curiosity

Learning with 'e's

Here are my reflections on the learning and teaching conference held at Staffordshire University. It's not as simple as that, but engaging teaching usually motivates and inspires. The technology should be there to be used as an additional, enhanced aspect of learning, not as a substitute for good pedagogy. In my presentation I was also critical about the design of some learning spaces in higher education.

Digital age learning

Learning with 'e's

In my Learning is learning post yesterday, I started a debate about andragogy and pedagogy. I held the position that the theory of andragogy (Malcolm Knowles) adds very little to our understanding of learning. In some ways, I argued, andragogy theory seems outmoded in the light of recent rapid developments in new teaching methods, learning resources and digital media. Heutagogy is a grand way of saying 'self directed or self determined learning'.

Why Higher Education Institutions Need an Education Services Company

Hurix Digital

Come up with innovative solutions, such as online self-assessment platforms, integrated ed-tech solutions, content management, curriculum creation, digital libraries, and other mobile learning solutions. to help them learn valuable skills effortlessly. Blended Learning.

or not to lecture

Learning with 'e's

In my previous post I wrote that even though research shows lectures to be less than effective in helping students to learn, they still persist in higher education. I also promised to blog about some of the alternatives when it comes to teaching very large groups, and here it is. One of the first things to understand about teaching large groups is that they are made up of many individuals who are all just as anxious as each other to do well in their studies.

Spending Some Time At Penn State to Learn about Games and Social Media

Kapp Notes

Next, I returned to learn about the use of Social Media across the Penn State Campus and the development of Penn State's Educational Gaming Commons area. Here is Cole Camplese, Karl Kapp, Beth Baily and Matt Meyer (recently moved from corporate to academia) Matt is working with Cole to create the next generation of cyber-pedagogy using tools to enhance the student's learning experience. Beth is as busy as ever working on numerous projects in the learning space.

Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! When he listens to game developers talk, feels like they’re in the learning prof. Everything IS about learning. Brent’s background: What I am: 15+ yr learning professional, lifelong learner, player, consumer. How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? In corp learning space, we have a tendency to give in to that.

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Digital tribes

Learning with e's

will Transform Learning in Higher EducationThe Social Web is transforming the way students interact with others, and is challenging traditional pedagogies, values and practices. It is this ‘social glue’ – such mutual understandings and exchanges that occur on a daily basis within social media – that build the digital communities, and create new learning spaces, nurturing the habitus of a new ‘ digital tribe ’. smart mobs learning 2.0

Engaging the digital generation

Learning with e's

will Transform Learning in Higher Education The Social Web is transforming the way students interact with others, and is challenging traditional pedagogies, values and practices. It is this ‘social glue’ – such mutual understandings and exchanges that occur on a daily basis within social media – that build the digital communities, and create new learning spaces, nurturing the habitus of a new ‘ digital tribe ’.

Learning in round spaces

Learning with 'e's

Situating learning in rectangular spaces naturally promotes some forms of pedagogy at the expense of others. It is of course possible in traditional classrooms to create opportunities for learning to be driven by learners, where collaborative and cooperative learning can be facilitated, and where students can move around the room as they investigate and experiment, create and discuss. So what happens when we change the shape of the learning space?

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => Dunlap Learning 2.0

Using LifterLMS to Empower 1 Million Teachers in Africa with WordPress Titan Malcolm Peralty

LifterLMS

Learn about how one company is using LifterLMS to empower 1 million teachers in Africa with WordPress Titan Malcolm Peralty in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Let’s teach the students. Learning Locker? Learning Locker?

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 27-December 1, 2011 Learning in Higher Education : Transforming University Teaching into Learning via Simulations and Games , 6 th international symposium, sponsored by the International Academic Association for the Enhancement of Learning in Higher Education, Sydney, Australia. Clayton R.

Content as curriculum?

Learning with 'e's

and was it really worth all those hours learning how to conjugate amo, amas, amat simply to be able to one day identify a strange fish, when all you need to do in the digital mobile age is Google it? How much do children now need to learn in school that is knowledge based? We call this type of learning declarative knowledge, because it is 'knowing that' - in other words, the learning of facts. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Online Networking in Courses

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

If this works, then check out read this cool post by Christy Tucker reviewing a great presentation at Conference on Distance Learning and Teaching. Sent to you by brent via Google Reader: Online Networking in Courses via Experiencing E-Learning by Christy Tucker on Aug 15, 2007 These are my notes from the presentation MySpace is not YourSpace: The Promise and Pitfalls of Online Social Networking at the Conference for Distance Learning and Teaching last week.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Here they are (I have removed one or two as I don’t agree with them, and have put my interpretations at the bottom): Definition of an E-Learning Curve – Bloom’s Taxonomy - The E-Learning Curve , February 4, 2010 A colleague recently asked me “What is an e-learning curve?&# Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning - The eLearning Coach , February 8, 2010 The noise about the release of Apple’s iPad has been a bit overwhelming.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! When he listens to game developers talk, feels like they’re in the learning prof. Everything IS about learning. Learning talks about a curriculum.