The traditional way of learning has started to go through some major reforms. This is happening both in the field of education and in enterprises. Instead of traditional course based learning where users are memorizing ready-given information, today more emphasis is put on finding, understanding and applying information in practice in real world scenarios.
The ideology of phenomenon-based learning is to bring learning and teaching closer to practice, rather than focusing on single, disconnected subjects that do not relate to everyday life, or to each other, at all. In the phenomenon-based learning the learners are taught broader topics instead of subjects. The topics can be related to any real life events, which may help the learner in applying the novel know-how better in modern society.
Phenomenon-based learning in online education and learning
Arcusys is at the forefront of applying the phenomenon-based learning in online education. Valamis offers a platform for phenomenon-based learning in online learning and implements it into a modular and flexible environment using Experience API (xAPI) and Learning Record Store (LRS). In Valamis, the learners approach learning in a form of a story, which is related to real life working scenarios. While going through the story, the learners themselves do not necessarily recognize which subject each topic of the story is covering. They can e.g. cover subjects such as physics, mathematics and finance within a form of a story about buying a car.
In Valamis the learners are not given any particular order for approaching the phenomenon-based learning story. In stead, the learners can proceed in the story depending on which order they find the most interesting for themselves. Always when the learners finish a task, they receive an automated evaluation as well as an evaluation from their teacher. Also, the learners are given a chance for self-evaluation. All the data is saved into a Learning Record Store and the final feedback is formed on the basis of all the recorded data.
Measuring impact of phenomenon-based learning
Receiving constructive feedback is a crucial part of learning and development process. Without feedback it is impossible to process and evaluate what has been learned. At the moment, one of the major issues with the phenomenon-based learning is the difficulty of receiving trustworthy analytics of the learning processes.
Valamis offers powerful Learning Analytics engine for phenomenon-based learning using the Valamis Learning Record Store. The analytics engine provides a special advantage e.g. when evaluating which sections of the studies should be improved or in which areas particularly the learners need more guidance.
Experience API allows tracking the atomic learner experiences and interactions into Learning Record Store. Phenomenon-based learning model creates a structure and solid foundation for this information. The Experience API gives organizations powerful tools for analyzing impact of learning and organization capabilities. By combining xAPI with Valamis, it is possible to receive accurate analytics of the phenomenon-based learning process of individuals as well as of the group of learners. The analytics are in a form of an exquisite concept map, which enables the visual analysis of the learning challenges. The received analytics imply clearly which parts of the study content needs to be improved for future learners.
About Arcusys & Valamis
Arcusys Ltd. is an internationally growing Liferay developer company with the best open source experts in Finland. The company has years of experience in Liferay technology and their expertise as a Liferay supplier has also made them an official Liferay Platinum partner. Currently Arcusys employs 100 professionals and has operations in Finland, Russia and US.
Arcusys is at the forefront of applying phenomenon-based learning in online education. Arcusys has developed the award winning open source learning solution Valamis, which brings you state-of-the-art learning technologies and methods within the reach of organizations in a cost effective and flexible way. With its collection of eLearning tools, any Liferay user is able to build a flexible and user-friendly learning environment to respond to their organization's needs.
At the moment the Valamis Learning Experience Solution is being used in different types of learning environments from massive online courses into large scale enterprise learning and capability management. The Valamis Learning Experience Solution is device independent working fully on tablets and in mobile.
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