The meta-program

Clark Quinn

A couple of weeks ago, I posited what I thought might make the basis for a sustainable degree program. So, using an application -based pedagogy , there are a series of activities that require application, but they vary in type: research, design, problem-solve, interact, and in output.

Top Ten Tips in Instructional Design


This is why using consistent icons across instructional programs is so important. Instructional Design Online Learning Brain Research Brain Rules eLearning instructional design PedagogyCheck out our video blog on the top ten ways to improve the design of your online course.

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Companies also have several options for how to integrate MOOCs into their training programs. Many organizations offer prepackaged MOOCs, and this is a very good option for workplace skills, professional development, and other parts of a training program that don’t require company-specific content. The Saylor Foundation offers a Workplace Skills Program that includes courses in computer literacy, professional writing, and time and stress management.

10 Helpful Resources for Online Course Designers


Here you’ll find various strategies, tools, and best practices for the management, design, development, and implementation of your eLearning programs. eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning books eLearning instructional design Pedagogy resources training

10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

WBT Systems

Yet, many associations continue to have staff and volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) design and develop online learning programs because that’s been the default mode of operation. Instructional designers (IDs) design and develop online and face-to-face educational programs: courses, curriculums, workshops, sessions, and training materials. It’s the SME’s job (or volunteer duty) to be a resource for the ID while they design the program. #4:

3 Steps for Creating Online Courses Your Students Will Love and Remember


Example: If your objective is to train users to troubleshoot problems in a specific program or operating system, your content must go beyond delivering theories or serving as a reference (with anecdotes, diagrams, etc.) Seth Godin speaking at Business of Software 2010 • Image by Betsy Weber.

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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

API- Taken from Wikipedia “an application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software and applications.” Pedagogy- The art or practice of teaching.

Tips for Managing Assets When Creating a Collaborative Course


Things to consider when setting these standards include: Tools and programs to be shared. CourseArc eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning eLearning instructional design Pedagogy project management quality control saving time

Tips for Bridging Generational Gaps in Workplace Training


Some of the factors and user perceptions that need to be considered in any training program include: loyalty to the organization.

What is the Flipped Classroom?


At Learnkit, we’ve helped a number of our clients transition to a flipped (also known as blended learning ) model for their employee training programs. With this approach, corporate training programs are able to see a magnitude of benefits.

Human enough #edcmooc

E-Learning Provocateur

It is simply a product of computer programming. 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

Any computer that can be replaced by a teacher, should be

Learning with e's

It would need to be programmed to do so - and that would still confine it to following those instructions without deviation. automation education humanity pedagogy teachers TechnologyPhoto by Steve Wheeler Here's my opinion, for what it's worth.

March of the robots

Learning with e's

A few of the robots I saw were potentially useful tools to promote interesting and engaging pedagogy, but some seemed to do nothing more than follow a black line around in circles. I just wish we were able to build and program robots when I was in school.

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Difficulties of Scaling Online Schooling

Living in Learning

The best thing administrators can do for their online programs is to hold on tight and watch their rate of growth. Guest Bloggers Higher Education for-profit college free online education learning LinkedIn online online courses pedagogyThere is no hiding that online education is growing, and isn’t going to stop.

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Something all learning pro’s should do

E-Learning Provocateur

I don’t mean a programming language (although the theory probably still holds). He or she is in a prime position to provide you with a programmed sequence of knowledge. Learn a language. I mean a bone fide foreign language like French, German, Japanese or Mandarin.

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.

How complex is learning?

Learning with e's

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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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. In my articles Online courses must die!

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

I see the OLN as a solution for monitoring the student’s progress during a program of study in the digital age. In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott.

Daily Bookmarks 03/16/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Connectivism Blog > Pedagogy First? tags: connectivism , context , pedagogy , technology. George Siemens argues that rather than starting with pedagogy for making instructional decisions, we should start with context. He recommends choosing the technology first, then the pedagogy to match, partly because “sound pedagogy&# is an ambiguous target. Pedagogy should not even be a consideration during the planning stages of technology use.

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

Learning with e's

I did a four week TEFL course in Chiang Mai and landed the most wonderful job in a Thai government school on a mini English program. education learning Naomi Hancock pedagogy primary school TechnologyIt's great to catch up with former students and discover what they are doing.

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#40years of educational technology: Computers

Learning with e's

Pedagogy and technology are in a symbiotic relationship, and I have been privileged to witness its development first hand over the last 40 years. I learnt a lot from meeting with these groups and tried out some new ideas, including learning how to program.

Racing robots and learning

Learning with e's

In small groups they were asked to design and construct a Lego robot , and then program it to race around a circuit, with a prize for the winners! How do you program your robot to turn corners, and is there any way to stop it from veering into walls, or worse - into the other robots?

All change

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Not really knowing or understanding what the role was I jumped in at the deep end and started learning all about pedagogy, learning technology, VLEs, assessments, assessment and marking criteria, copyright, academic personalities, missed meetings, impossible deadlines, broken links, unnecessary emails, internal politics, etc. In April, 2007, I joined Bournemouth University as Learning Technologist.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

I have never taken a class in pedagogy. Got accepted to a Masters program for secondary ed, but deferred. I learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. I was one of the few in my program that had media production, programming, graphics design, and web skills. One of my peers who had TONS more technical skills than I had left the program to DO stuff. Making much of what is taught in ISD programs today unnecessary.

What are GANs and how they are changing the future

Playware Studios

He has taught game design in various college programs at NTU, SIM, NUS and IAL in Singapore and is the author and proponent of the Case Method 2.0 GBL pedagogy.

Disrupting Education

Clark Quinn

Some thoughts I lobbed in another forum (lightly edited): Mark Warschauer, in his great book Learning in the Cloud (which has nothing to do with ‘the cloud’), pointed out that there are only 3 things wrong with public education: the curricula, the pedagogy, and the way they use tech; other than that they’re fine. For example, just because you learn to do AI programming doesn’t mean you’re ready to be an AI programmer.

Knowledge is created, not communicated

The eLearning Nomad

It refers to the paradigm shift first proposed by Paulo Freire ( Pedagogy of the Oppressed ) in 1968. He said that traditional pedagogy treats people like empty vessels to be filled with knowledge (the “banking” approach to education) and he called for an approach that treats the learner as a co-creator of knowledge. This is a considerable problem because it means not much is achieved with most e-learning programs. I love this phrase.

Education Industry Experts build interactivity into eLearning - Their Experience


Mary Lasater uses Raptivity for creating PPR (Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities) Exam for vocabulary having 13 competencies. Sherry developed a ‘ Million Dollar Quiz ’ for her students, which is a part of game based learning program.

Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom

Kapp Notes

Games should be embedded in instructional programs that include debriefing and feedback so the students understand what happened in the game and how these events support the instructional objectives.

How to Create a Better Blended Learning Experience on Mobile


Or they find ways to incorporate the online learning program into classroom activities. Problems aside, the educators who are able to effectively combine mobile learning and blended learning will have set themselves up for a successful learning program.

Working with Your Audience’s Learning Styles Part 3: Post Event Digital Strategy


Brella once worked with the Regional Office of Education for the State of Illinois on a Gifted Education program aimed at providing new classroom and instructional skill for teachers. Great training events combine the best of pedagogy, strategy, and design.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

Your Training Edge

The huge response to these courses ignited a fire under the entire education community – many people praised MOOCs for their ability to offer unprecedented access to education at a low cost, while many others criticized them for unsound pedagogy and lack of student accountability.

Franchise Custom Elearning Development


Elearning provides consistent, interactive and cost-effective training programs distributed across all of your franchise locations. At Learnkit, we use our proven digital teaching framework ( Learncycle pedagogy ) to maximize learning in the shortest amount of time.

5 Great Corporate Training and Development Certifications

Your Training Edge

These might provide an insight into why the need for training and development programs has become essential. As an HR professional, it is time for you to step up to the occasion and take on some training and development programs.

Educators and Marketers are Both Facing a Huge Problem


But to a learning professional (who likely entered the field to provide quality content to learners and focused their own education on understanding how to build the “right” questions and which pedagogy is best used to achieve a specific outcome) it is daunting. Update Your Learning Program.