“ A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development. Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into...”
Via Selena Chan
“ Knowing how to research and find the information you seek is an important skill. Fortunately, the Internet is a vast font of knowledge. The trick is in using the right tools. Here are a few that can aid learners in their search for answers.”
Via Selena Chan
By Alex Joppie: Discussions are sometimes called the engine of an online course. Discussions provide an opportunity for students to engage with the course content, with each other, and with you—the professor—simultaneously, which means they have a lot of potential for meaningful learning and high retention.There is no guarantee that students will really apply themselves by just creating a discussion. What you get out of a discussion assignment depends on what you put into it. Here are some tips for writing your discussion prompt, selecting your settings, and participating in the discussion.
Via Dennis T OConnor
Andy O's insight:
Clear and relevant article which should be considered by online education folks.
“ The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Educa...”
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Selena Chan
“ This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, nicolaperry
“So… you’ve read all the blogs and articles you can find telling you what you should do when designing Moodle courses, but you’re still not 100% happy with what you’ve developed? Well, welcome to the post that tells you what not to do. Typically, I wouldn’t use negative examples to express how to implement best practices in Moodle course design, but sometimes we all just need a clear and concise ‘what not to do’ list, don’t we? For today’s blog, I’m going to share with you my personal, top ten “Moodle course design no-no’s”!”
Via Donna Thompson, steve batchelder, Dennis T OConnor
Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction.
Via Nik Peachey, Elizabeth E Charles
“ Sometimes it is hard to imagine how we functioned without our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. Whenever I head out to explore a new city, I hit up Yelp or Chowhound to figure out where to eat. I use my GPS to navigate unfamiliar places. I don’t remember very many phone numbers anymore, because …”
Via John Evans
The reason why I am sharing this work here is because it provides a new way to think about Bloom's Taxonomy. In Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit, you will be offered with a variety of key words, action verbs, outcomes and questions related to each of the thinking levels in the taxonomy. Here is the link of the original chart, try to zoom it in to make it legible.
Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed., Selena Chan
“ Most people think that social media started with the Facebook and Twitter. Web 2.0 technologies which have given rise to such popular platforms have definitely played a major role... ....read more”
Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
AfDB and African Virtual University discuss benefits of e-learning The African Virtual University (AVU) Project very critical to the effort to improve access to higher education in Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, November 26, ...
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