Should Instructional Designers “Teach to the Test”?

Bottom-Line Performance

There is a lot of angst these days in the education field about “teaching to the test.” This reviewer said, “We need to go beyond teaching to the test.” We act as if it is shameful if we “only” teach to a test, but why?

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Reasons to be teaching

Learning with e's

How you learn often reflects how you teach. How you behave while in view of the children teaches them something else. I wish you a very successful new year of learning and teaching. Teaching and Teacher Education 23, 586-601. education pedagogy role model schools teachin

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Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” So, So looking at the argument, Why Games Don’t Teach, we have several interesting positions: Games Don’t Teach. So, the conclusion from the literature with a preponderance of evidence is that yes, games can teach! So let’s focus on getting instructional designers involved in designing games rather dismissing games saying they don’t teach.

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Testing Games vs. Teaching Games

Kapp Notes

There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. A testing game, when it teaches, is teaching “accidently.”

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Teach Them to Fish

Social Learning

Most corporate training programs just arent cutting it these days. They are often boring, ineffective, and treat training as an event instead of a process.

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Can You Teach Diversity and Inclusion?

CLO Magazine

René Kizilcec, co-founder of the Lytics Lab at Stanford University, offered an analogy around how to teach students to be more effective learners to illustrate the point. Kaplan teaches inclusive and collaborative decision-making techniques using a variety of strategies.

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We learn by teaching

Learning with e's

Although I am employed to teach, I consider it something of a disappointment if I don't learn something myself during my teaching sessions. There is an old Latin aphorism - Doscendo discimus - which means, we learn by teaching. If you want them to learn, get them to teach.

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How to Get Started With Teaching Online? – Interview with Liz Hardy

JoomlaLMS

Have you ever thought about starting teaching online? Don’t know a thing about teaching online? According to statistics one in four students takes at least one online course.

Teaching artistry

Learning with e's

Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. I taught my first art lesson today.

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Keynote Resources: Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

Kapp Notes

Great time at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison Wisconsin. Core Strategies for Teaching in Higher Ed. Met a number of new friends and caught up with some long time friends!

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Is teaching as we know it… over?

Teachlr

But what is it to teaching today if information is everywhere? The post Is teaching as we know it… over? English Get inspired Teach competency learn teach teaching TwitterNot so long ago, teachers, professors, and lecturers had the monopoly of the knowledge in their fields. We certainly have no problem with the. appeared first on Teachlr Blog.

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Top Tools for Online Teaching

eFront

Recently Top5 Online colleges.org published a list of the 99 Top Tools For Online Teaching , including eFront. Teaching Tools & Technologies. Resources for Teaching Online. Teaching With Technology eLearning Wikispaces. eLearning Tools education teaching

Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption

Kapp Notes

Within the last few weeks, my colleague Mark Burke conducted an exciting and fun two day camp for our Instructional Technology students focused on helping instructional designers become entrepreneurs. It was called Entrepreneurial Workshop for Instructional Designers.

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What does travel teach us about learning?

Spark Your Interest

I’ve recently returned from a trip to Greece and thought it would be fun to reflect on what I’ve learned from travel that I could apply to training or learning. Don’t rely solely on technology. We had the worst GPS experiences on this trip.

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Teaching and learning through dialogue

Learning with e's

Learning with ''e''s: Educational Theory and Practice in the Digital Age is published by Crown House Publishing, ISBN 13 978-1845909390 Photo by Steve Wheeler Teaching and learning through dialogue by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.” Gee, that “under two hours” point seems like an important limitation of the research, maybe one that should have been mentioned by Clark when claiming that games have no value and “don’t teach.” If Clark is going to make the claim that “games don’t teach,” she needs to address all the research that contradicts her point.

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12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Microsoft Partners in Learning has created an abundance of resources for professionals and educators around the world to take new approaches to teaching and learning. We’ve put together a list of 12 teaching tools to help better teach and engage your students.

TechSmith Acquires Knowmia Teach

Visual Lounge

Knowmia, Knowmia Teach and Knowmia Teach Pro represent a completely new way to create and assemble interactive video content on both mobile and web-based platforms. Knowmia Teach makes it easy to import your own visual aids, organize them in easy steps and record your voice, or your face, to bring them to life. Want to try Knowmia Teach Yourself? Visit the App Store today to download: Knowmia Teach and Knowmia Teach Pro.

What Flappy Bird Can Teach Us About Creating Engaging eLearning

Social Learning

For those not familiar with Flappy Bird, the game is a simple app that challenges users to navigate a bird… Continue Reading The post What Flappy Bird Can Teach Us About Creating Engaging eLearning appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

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Teach Your Team Negotiation Skills with an eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

If you want to instill a culture of skilled negotiation in your workplace, consider using a negotiation skills eLearning course to teach your employees the ropes. The post Teach Your Team Negotiation Skills with an eLearning Course appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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Teach on the Beach

Kapp Notes

Here the slides from my presentation: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Teach on the Beach. You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V. Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Boca Raton FL for the wonderful people at Grace Hill.

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Teaching on WordPress

LearnDash

With your audience and objectives defined, hosting in place, theme selected, and possible plugins list – you are ready to begin your WordPress teaching journey.

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Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. One of my most viewed blog posts was entitled Teaching with Twitter so there is a lot of interest in the topic - how can we harness the potential of this tool in a teaching and learning context?

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My ethos for teaching

Learning with e's

Photo by Laffy4k My ethos for teaching by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 creativity dance education learning music painting teaching

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How to Flip Class When you Teach Business Concepts Online. The BITSPEC Case

JoomlaLMS

To adjust to the rapidly changing learning environment and engage a modern learner who is independent, mobile, impatient and easily distracted, teachers have to abandon habitual instructional methods in favor of new and experimental methods of teaching.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online.

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5 Teaching Techniques That Increase The Worth Of Virtual Classrooms

G-Cube

The exposure to newer learning technologies has led to a gaping gap between the levels of teaching or instruction that a learner expects and what the instructor is able to impart. Traditional course of teaching in a classroom requires a board, for the teacher to demonstrate.

What Agile/Scrum Can Teach Learning

CLO Magazine

The deployment of the knowhow is an interesting case study in learning vs teaching. Tags: agile/scrum , development , planning , process The post What Agile/Scrum Can Teach Learning appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with e's

There is a disconnect between teaching and learning. We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. Photo by Gennadiy Ratushenko Can we teach digital literacies?

Cave of Volume: Video Game Level Teaching Students Math

Kapp Notes

I am involved with a National Science Foundation project designed to teach middle school students various Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts.

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Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans

CLO Magazine

These technologies can occasionally miss the mark when it comes to one of the core components of teaching — humans. Tags: digital The post Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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What Games Can Teach Us about “Communicating” with Learners

Kapp Notes

Recently I came across the paper “ Learning from Games: HCI Design Innovation in Entertainment Software &# from the folks at The Interaction Lab at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Game interfaces with maps, transparent windows and draggable configuration.

Client Success Story: Tricycle Online Courses for Buddhist Teachings

Thought Industries

Tricycle, a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1990, is working with Thought Industries to make Buddhist teachings and practices broadly available.

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

What can Hollywood teach you about making your eLearning AWESOME? The post What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME? Part 1 of 3. Ever wondered why movies are so expensive? Ever sit through the credits at the end of a movie?