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. Pedagogy

Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

E-Learning Provocateur

Her counter argument was that the pedagogical devices that I cited – readings, online discussion forums, social media groups and local meetups – are the same learning and teaching functionalities available in any LMS. Again, that’s not to say that no e-learning designers integrate devices such as online discussions and social media groups into their LMS-hosted courses, but even if they do, the target audience tends not to play ball.


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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. Most of us are connected to each other through numerous social media platforms. 2002) Smartmobs: The Next Social Revolution.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

Learning with 'e's

From the telegraph, through the telephone and radio and television, to 21st Century satellites, smartphones, the Internet and social media, all were designed to communicate. The entirety of the global social network we all inhabit is predominantly about sharing our minds. I call this connected pedagogy. One essential element of connected pedagogy is communication. eden19 collaboration communities connection education learning pedagogy sharing social media Technology

The COVID Crisis Propels Us To 21st Century Pedagogy

Dan Keckan

Learning And Development Higher Education Online Learning Social Learning Spotlight: Coronavirus LockdownCOVID forced schools everywhere to online instruction and to grapple with what our digitally enhanced 21st century reality means for the future of education.

2014’s Top three Innovations in eLearning Pedagogy

Lambda Solutions

While the report outlines the ten eLearning pedagogy innovations that are predicated to profoundly impact the way post-secondary students learn, there are three that we believe will have the most immediate impact in areas where institutional learning takes place. Let’s take a closer look at how Massive Open Social Learning, Learning Analytics and Blended Learning will influence the way we learn.

How The 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 2


All the arts, whether painted, danced, performed in pixels, in sound, or silence, necessarily require learners to hold two worlds in mind at the same time and then bring their powers of critique and reason to see into the aesthetic, economic, and social implications reverberating from this fictional-reality effect. Digital Learning arts education online learning pedagogyPhoto by Henrik Dønnestad / Unsplash.

X-based learning: sorting out pedagogies and design

Clark Quinn

There’s the opportunity to layer on multiple learning goals from different domain, and 21st century skills like media communications, and if it’s social (which is a recurring theme in these models) you get things like leadership and teamwork as well. I frankly want an activity-based pedagogy and curriculum to support all of these models. The point is to find an umbrella that holds a suite of appropriate pedagogies and makes it difficult to do inappropriate ones.

Presence Pedagogy: Needs Some More Dimensions

Kapp Notes

The other day, I discovered an interesting article, Presence Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in a 3D Virtual Immersive World , which describes an educational approach for conducting a learning event in a virtual immersive environment. As the abstract to the article indicates: Presence Pedagogy is a way of teaching and learning that is grounded in social constructivist theory.

Surfing the Future Pedagogies: Augmented Learning


Augmented reality is social learning. The post Surfing the Future Pedagogies: Augmented Learning appeared first on TalentLMS Blog. What’s so great about augmented learning anyway? Another activity blamed for lost hours of youth and productivity? Teens and adults hunched over just another game controlling their emotions and relationships? A super-glorified way to present educational technology? Yes, augmented learning is all that and more: enhanced learner experience and achievement.

Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Pedagogy is defined (according to a quick Googling) as a method or practice of teaching. It may be important for some people to understand pedagogy, but in the corporate world employees and customers just want convenient access to the information they need to be productive: No pedagogy required. In either case, no academic understanding of pedagogy is required.despite our best efforts to make it so. Remember: Social media is a conversation.

Great and small

E-Learning Provocateur

One pertinent example for L&D practitioners is pedagogy (formerly paedagogie ) which derives from the Hellenic words paidos for “child” and agogos for “leader” This etymology underscores our use of the word when we mean the teaching of children.

New spaces, new pedagogies

Learning with e's

Here's the abstract for my keynote: 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. They can easily connect into and maintain contact with multiple communities of interest, gaining access to experts using social networking tools such as Myspace and Facebook.

At the Intersection of Social, Teaching and Cognitive Presence

InSync Training

Throughout this series we have explored social, teaching, and cognitive presence - the key elements within the Community of Inquiry framework. Pedagogy This last installment explores the intersection of these three presences and approaches to measuring the effectiveness of the work we do in the design, development, and delivery of eLearning.

Mapping Pedagogies For Performance

Big Dog, Little Dog

Clark Quinn wrote an extremely interesting post, X-based learning: sorting out pedagogies and design , on activity based learning. This seemed to give the mindmap a real purpose, rather than just be formal vs. informal, social vs. self, or active vs. passive. Wanting to see how these different models would interconnect on a mindmap, I started playing with them.


E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond our misgivings with technology, moreover, the virus has also shone a light on our pedagogy. Next, I suggest we go social. The consumption of content on the social network, for example, may be difficult to track and report.

Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Image source Bear pit pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 education social media learningIn our digital literacy teacher training programme at Plymouth University we create environments that encourage critical thinking. My colleague Peter Yeomans (AKA @ethinking on Twitter) says we create the 'bear pits' for our students.

Narrative pedagogy 2: Maintaining the suspense

Learning with 'e's

this short series on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy'* I want to explore some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. Social media goes crazy with speculation and fans try to resolve their confusion. Photo by Daniel Hollister on Flickr *Yes, I know that the term 'narrative pedagogy' has been used before, but in other contexts. My use signifies how storytelling devices can be applied to everyday pedagogy.

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age

Learning with e's

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. I enjoyed a very interesting and stimulating day at Colchester Institute yesterday, where I gave two workshops for staff entitled: Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age. Computers, social media, any web tools we get our hands on, can only be used in this way if the practitioner has a creative vision.

My Weekly Review - eLearning Tools, Iterative Development, Pedagogy, and more

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

My Hangups with Pedagogy I published a post recently titled Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required! But conversations like this remind me why I love the social nature of the internet. I started the Week in Review posts on July 11th.yea.I''ve ve missed a few weeks.Sorry. Here is my review for this week August 4-8. eLearning Content Creation tools Okay, so they aren''t specifically tools just for eLearning. They are general content creation tools, but WOW!

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. I had envisaged an arduous intellectual slog trying to convince my colleagues in the L&D team – let alone in the broader business – of the value of evolving our pedagogy to become more effective in the digital age; and of leveraging technology as an enabler of the outcome, rather than it being the outcome per se.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. Simple: it’s a social network for people who are interested in scrapbooking and crafts. In terms of e-learning, the principle of “Social networking is king&# has implications for pedagogy. Instead of resisting or ignoring it, why not integrate social networking into your blended learning model?

Informal Learning For Startups: Preparing For Internal Social Collaboration


With increase in competition, companies have started pursuing more efficient as well as effective methodologies of social learning. [1] 1] As per an international survey conducted by McKinsey & Company, 82% respondents declared that they were making use of some form of internal social network. Though it is known that internal social networking is highly beneficial to any company, putting together a suitable network is easier said than done.

Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning

Obsidian Learning

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. And, of course, we’ve heard about social learning. Connectivism and Social Learning. It’s social too.

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1

E-Learning Provocateur

The book is entitled E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1 and my intent is to provoke deeper thinking across a range of themes in the modern workplace, including: • social media. • pedagogy. • corporate social responsibility. Well I have finally bitten the bullet and published a selection of my blog musings in paperback form.

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1

E-Learning Provocateur

The book is entitled E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1 and my intent is to provoke deeper thinking across a range of themes in the modern workplace, including: • social media. • pedagogy. • corporate social responsibility. Well I have finally bitten the bullet and published a selection of my blog musings in paperback form.

Social, mobile, and personal learning futures

Learning with 'e's

My argument in my presentation was that social learning, the use of mobile devices, and personal learning environments will all be vitally important components of any future learning ecology. Nor can it replace good pedagogy. education future learning mobile personal Personal Learning Environment Saudi Arabia school social teaching Technology

Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. If he had seen them, what might Freinet have made of digital technology, and what would he have said about social media in education?

Improvising our way beyond emergency remote teaching


point out we have been catapulted into the moment of “ emergency remote teaching ” where the COVID-19 emergency has meant we all, whether we like it or not, (or the students like it or not), must teach in responsible, socially distanced ways. Image by Nathan Dumlao / Unsplash.

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Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Moving from Teacher to Facilitator by Michael on January 25, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Facilitation , Informal Learning , Training Development As a leader and teacher in the classroom and online for over 15 years, I still face the challenge of making content “real” for learners.

Community Engagement, COVID-19 and Big hART – the promises we must keep


In my role as CEO of the Arts and Social Change organisation Big hART – an Australian Arts and Social Justice not-for-profit working with vulnerable people – I’ve watched COVID-19 drastically reduce revenue leaving workers and participants in a precarious position.

Saffron shortlisted for Social & Collaborative Learning Award

Saffron Interactive

The versatile product combines learning content management with ‘social activators’ to speed time-to-competence and open up new frontiers for learning technologies. Saffron Share resituates formal learning objects in a dynamic environment which is powered by elastic social drivers,” says Toby Harris, LMS product manager at Saffron. “It’s It’s based on a straight-talking pedagogy that sees a learning experience honestly: as much a group of people as it is a collection of content.”.

Digital identity

Learning with 'e's

It's also quite a complex part of being human, because identity can shift depending on context, interactions, social influence and a host of other variables. Digital education identty learning online pedagogy personality selfie social students teachers Technology

Supporting online learners

Learning with 'e's

These include an explanation and application of Lave and Wenger's Communities of Practice , Bruner's Instructional Scaffolding , Moore and Kearsley's Four Types of Interaction model, Festinger's Social Comparison Theory, and Moore's Transactional Distance Theory , among others.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. Over time, content providers will supplement their core offerings with live webinars, interactive exercises, discussion forums, wikis, social networks etc. 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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Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?


As for in-person education, its proponents cite upsides like: Social Interactions – Communication is fostered and enhanced through in-person learning. Accessibility Instructional Design Online Learning accessibility eLearning instructional design learning objectives Pedagogy user experienceComparing the effectiveness of eLearning against its in-person peer poses a challenge. On one hand, the rapid growth of Internet technologies has seen a corresponding growth in online education.

COVID-19 and the next New Deal for artists: “Building the Vibe”


Dancers, musicians, visual artists, comedians and yogis are all teaching their art forms on social media. . Digital Learning arts education community engagement online teaching pedagogy remote learning remote teaching teachingPhoto courtesy of Arts Corps. Teaching is like dancing.

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