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Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

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The foundations of innovation in L&D

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There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. The former is rather obvious and is often conflated with the term innovation.

Constructive criticism of Coursera

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I have put the word ecologies in inverted commas because I would have used the term “pedagogies” instead. Well it’s taken me over 3 and a half years, but I’ve finally completed another mooc.

Let’s get rid of the instructors!

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The title of my previous post, Let’s get rid of the instructional designers! , was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a radical view of instructional design.

The future of MOOCs

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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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Collateral damage

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The argument is that in the absence of such evidence, don’t waste time and money trying to match your teaching style to everyone’s learning styles; instead, divert that energy towards other, evidence-based pedagogy.

MOOCs, open badges & the future of e-learning

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Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed? Another year of blogging draws to a close, this time dominated by the themes of MOOCs, open badges and the future of e-learning. This year my blog enjoyed more robust discussion, and I thank everyone who cared enough to comment.

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Informal first

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It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. According to extensive research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership: • 70% of learning occurs “on the job” • 20% of learning occurs by interacting with other people.

The 3 mindsets of m-learning

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And yet, while this deceptively simple mindset represents a tectonic shift in corporate pedagogy, it does not on its own fulfil the potential of m-learning. One of my most popular posts of last year was M-Learning’s dirty little secrets.

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7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

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While corporates are increasingly realising that classroom delivery is not necessarily the most effective pedagogy for employee development, neither is delivering the training in exactly the same way via a webinar or converting the PowerPoint slides into an online module.

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E-Learning = Innovation = Science

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Regardless of the specific technology or pedagogy discussed by the panellists, the overarching advice provided by each one was to give it a go and see what happens.

The future of MOOCs

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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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Udemy for you and me

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It seems like every time you blink, another free tool becomes available to help you create online learning resources. One of them is Udemy – a web-based platform that enables anyone to create and deliver online courses for free.

Human enough #edcmooc

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So when we view online pedagogy through this lens, we recognise very little of it that is not human. instruction Joseph Gliddon learning machine modern artifice online pedagogy posthumanism reason research robot Steve Fuller

Something all learning pro’s should do

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Out of the shadows

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Your employees are participating in MOOCs, even if you disagree with their pedagogy. “What apps do you recommend?” ” With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets in the workplace, this is a question I am being asked with increasing frequency.

Online courses must die!

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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. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me.

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The A to Z of learning

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pedagogy A to Z game learning prefixes TwitterIt all started with a tweet by Anne Bartlett-Bragg ( @AnneBB ) observing an instance of the term s-learning representing social learning.

How to revamp your learning model

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Viva la evolution

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Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

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Given the realities of the workplace for student doctors, shifting the pedagogy – if ever so slightly – from formal to informal sounds long overdue. Anne Marie Cunningham is a GP and Clinical Lecturer at Cardiff University, Wales.

Adult learning shminciples

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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.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

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E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2019

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International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies. Guess what… it’s less than a year to the iconic “2020” I wonder what will emerge in the lead-up to this futuristic milestone for so many talkfests gone by.

Clash of the titans

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From a learning practitioner’s point of view, it raises issues of pedagogy, instructional design, and perhaps even epistemology. instructional design cognitivism constructivism conversation discussion education expert instructivism K-12 knowledge Larry Sanger learning novice participatory learning pedagogy Steve Wheeler teachingI have really enjoyed following the recent argy bargy between Larry Sanger and Steve Wheeler.

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1

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pedagogy. book augmented reality blended learning cloud computing corporate social responsibility csr e-learning E-Learning Provocateur elearning employee engagement future informal learning instructional design learning styles learning theory mobile learning pedagogy religion self publishing social media virtual worldsWell I have finally bitten the bullet and published a selection of my blog musings in paperback form.

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1

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pedagogy. Well I have finally bitten the bullet and published a selection of my blog musings in paperback form.

Connectivism and the modern learner

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As far as I can gather, no one’s arguing about the pedagogy of connectivism. Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo. Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism.

Informal first

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It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. According to extensive research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership: • 70% of learning occurs “on the job” • 20% of learning occurs through feedback from others.

Clash of the titans

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From a learning practitioner’s point of view, it raises issues of pedagogy, instructional design, and perhaps even epistemology. I have really enjoyed following the recent argy bargy between Larry Sanger and Steve Wheeler.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

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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. Sure, the gradient reflects a wonderful growth of ideas, but I think it’s a trap to conclude that the latter pedagogies supersede the former. All three pedagogies build on one another to provide a rounded theoretical toolset for the modern professional to exploit.

Style counsel

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Think about it: if you marry your pedagogy to your content, who does that suit? Sometimes I am a contrarian thinker. Not because I enjoy antagonism – I don’t. I just don’t trust the echo chamber. And the echo chamber has been giving learning styles a beating.

My award-winning IQ

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It shifts an instructivist pedagogy towards a more constructivist and connectivist one. Today I had the honour of collecting a Best Blended Learning Solution Award (Gold Level) at the 2010 LearnX Asia Pacific Conference.

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Everything big started small

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In terms of e-learning, the principle of “Everything big started small&# can apply to introducing a new technology (eg blogs, wikis) or pedagogy (eg m?learning,

Social networking is king

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In terms of e-learning, the principle of “Social networking is king&# has implications for pedagogy. In my previous article , I explored one of the principles to emerge from the recent AMPLIFY09 festival, namely “Everything big started small&#.