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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | eLearning Design | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age. 

 

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, [http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/comm440-540/CL2pager.htm ] project-based learning, [ http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning] metacognition, [ https://teal.ed.gov/tealGuide/metacognitive ] inquiry-based learning, [ http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=What_is_IBL ] and so on, might be new to some audiences, but they have a relatively long and well-documented history for many educators. The most widely-known and promising pedagogical approach is constructivism [http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] grounded on the work of Piaget,  [ http://www.piaget.org/aboutPiaget.html ] Vygotsky, [http://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html ] and Bruner [http://infed.org/mobi/jerome-bruner-and-the-process-of-education/ ]. Given how it has transformed my own understanding of pedagogy, teaching, and learning, constructionism [ http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] seems ripe for a similar resurgence — like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Taylorization and standardized testing.


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A great article about Constructionism a hybrid pedagogy - a theory based upon collaborative, project-based and student ownership of learning resulting in a learning that is largely 'constructed' by the learner themselves. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:20 PM

When students write for teachers they are writing up hill is an interesting way of understanding teaching and learning. I agree with the fundamental principal learning is for the student. It likely happens in the company of others, but it is personal and in that respect emancipating.

Agron S. Dida's curator insight, March 6, 2014 2:42 AM

From inside the article: "Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products."

Paul Oliveri's curator insight, April 6, 2014 1:23 AM

Constructionism, constructivism, learner centred, authentic, real world, active process, problem based, integration of technology in an authentic way and most importantly transformative.

 

With 63 scoopit interactions this article obviously resonates with the broader education community.

 

How do I use these principles to facilitate someone becoming a Paramedic via the distance mode of learning. I use technology to create learner centred, authentic and problem based activities to facilitate their learning.


This may be having the student develop a video of their interactions with simulated patients, participate in lecturer facilitated collaborative exercises (synchronous and asynchronous) or collaborating in groups with their peers in both synchronous and asynchronous activities.


All of the interactions were previously done in a live environment. Today technology is just the vessel for which these interactions occur.

 

Me I’m still just one of many resources available to them.

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A Brilliant Way to Learn Chinese Through Pictures - Wired

A Brilliant Way to Learn Chinese Through Pictures - Wired | eLearning Design | Scoop.it
A Brilliant Way to Learn Chinese Through Pictures
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Before they begin designing a character, the Chineasy team researches the definition, origin and history of the character.
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This is a brilliant example of how great design and learning have combined to teach in an engaging manner, those who want to learn the complex language.

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Nicole Kotoski's curator insight, April 2, 2014 10:00 PM

A great visual way to teach children and even adults to learn. It also places emphasis on the fact that some people are very visual learners.

Lyn Hogan's curator insight, April 6, 2014 10:55 PM

This is an amazing presentation . The U Tube video demonstrates a complete Redefinition of learning about how to read a language and in particular a difficult Asian language .

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Special Issue of eLearning Papers just published on latest MOOC research

Special Issue of eLearning Papers just published on latest MOOC research | eLearning Design | Scoop.it
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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) - finding out more about this interesting area… a great starting point if you are interested in learning more about MOOCs

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | eLearning Design | Scoop.it

Why have your students work collaboratively? "Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually."

This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few are:

* Establish group goals.

* Keep groups mid-sized.

* Build trust and promote open communication.

* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.

The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.


Via Beth Dichter, Chris Brown, Marina Cousins
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Great tips on how to facilitate collaborative learning. Learners that work collaborativley are engaged in their learning and have better learning outcomes. 

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Chris Brown's curator insight, July 30, 2013 4:44 PM

Some good thought on effective collaboration groups.

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:06 PM

I liked this article, as it highlighted to me the importance of collaborative learning is much better than individual learning.  As I have mentioned several times, the learning and assessment that takes place within my workplace has a strong behaviourist foundation of learning and repeating key words and actions to pass an assessment (it is a very individual approach to learning).

 

Many of my colleagues view this experience of learning & assessment in a negative way.  What are some of the ways to overcome this negative view of learning?

 

After reading this article, I will seriously consider using a collaborative learning style within my workplace (if I get the opportunity).  The advantage of using real world problems or clinical incidents is that it offers the learner the opportunitity to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.  

 

Therefore, by using collaborative learning you can apply the following learning theories of cognitivism, constructivism, objectivism.

Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:22 PM

Keeping the groups at moderate levels will ensure an effective exchange of ideas and participation in all involved, I can echo the same statement that two heads are better than one. It is also interesting to learn that collaborative teams attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer periods as compared to  their individual counterparts., yes the use of technology makes collaborative learning manageable.

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Creative Commons Licenses Explained In Plain English

Creative Commons Licenses Explained In Plain English | eLearning Design | Scoop.it
Look no further than this guide to what the Creative Commons Licenses mean for you as the user and as the creator. And it's done in plain English!
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How to prevent copyright breaches - Creative Commons Licenses simply and clearly explained and a must read for all.

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What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common?

What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common? | eLearning Design | Scoop.it
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
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Karen Barlow's curator insight, March 31, 2014 6:15 AM

this is important - if, for no other reason than to get it right.  if your only going upload print based materials on the a network or into an LMS, then is what you are doing actually e-learning?

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 6, 2014 2:01 AM

Within a busy clinical ward in a hospital environment, staff do not have time to undertake a 3 hour on-line course.  When management insist that we complete such course, most staff have to undertake such activities in their own time.

 

By introducing micro-learning sessions it will prepare staff for their yearly assessments in a more practical way.  Staff can click on the relevant link if they require more information on a certain area.  This will target your teaching more to enhancing the students knowledge and experience.

 

Micro-learning incorporates the following learning theories of constructivism and cognitivism.

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The 10 eLearning Design Principles Infographic

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The 10 eLearning Design Principles Infographic presents 10 simple changes that will improve the layout of your eLearing course.

Via Cherisse Gardner
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Infographics - are a great way for learners to digest information in an engaging and visual way. This is a clever infographic that describes the top 10 eLearning Design principles. 

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ashleydigitallearning's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:05 PM

This is right up my professional ally. I was a Creative director of an Advertising agency for many years and good design is VITAL to communicationg ANY message. I often see what I term "computer -aided bad design" in posters, newspaper ads  even personal cards such as birthday cards etc.

What happens is the graphic artist is presented with so many choices in font, design layouts etc by computer software that they go "beserk" and break all the rules of effective communication and typesetting.

The younger generation think faster and absord info faster than we ever did but we invented the "70's pop poster" which was diabolical in it's fussiness and lack of simplicity. I will design two posters with the same information and place it on my blogger to demonstrate.. and YOU tell me which one you absorbed and retained the information better..

 

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Master of Education Concentration in eLearning & Instructional Design

In fall 2013, Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies launched an innovative Master of Education degree program in eLearning and Instructio...
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Design is paramount to eLearning that is delivered via technology. Technology does not equate or guarantee learning so good design is crucial in effective connected learning. The combination of understanding the science of learning and the art of good design leads to effective cohesive connected engaging learning.

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Powtoon Adds Engaging Cartoons To Your Presentations

Powtoon Adds Engaging Cartoons To Your Presentations | eLearning Design | Scoop.it

Powtoon is one of those services that provides an easy, intuitive platform to create a compelling, animated video message without even using a video camera...


Via Baiba Svenca
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Powtoon a great authoring tool for quick punchy presentation/videos, easy to uses with templates themes that help educators tell a story that is engaging and punchy! A great tool for both educators and learners. 

 

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Diigo - Better reading and research

Diigo - Better reading and research | eLearning Design | Scoop.it
Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community
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Diigo makes online researching so easy. This is a must use for all online learners. 

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The Ultimate List of Educational Websites ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Ultimate List of Educational Websites ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning Design | Scoop.it

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Useful list of educational websites. 

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | eLearning Design | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age. 

 

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, [http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/comm440-540/CL2pager.htm ] project-based learning, [ http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning] metacognition, [ https://teal.ed.gov/tealGuide/metacognitive ] inquiry-based learning, [ http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=What_is_IBL ] and so on, might be new to some audiences, but they have a relatively long and well-documented history for many educators. The most widely-known and promising pedagogical approach is constructivism [http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] grounded on the work of Piaget,  [ http://www.piaget.org/aboutPiaget.html ] Vygotsky, [http://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html ] and Bruner [http://infed.org/mobi/jerome-bruner-and-the-process-of-education/ ]. Given how it has transformed my own understanding of pedagogy, teaching, and learning, constructionism [ http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] seems ripe for a similar resurgence — like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Taylorization and standardized testing.


Via Elizabeth E Charles, LarsGöran Boström
Channylt's insight:

A great article about Constructionism a hybrid pedagogy - a theory based upon collaborative, project-based and student ownership of learning resulting in a learning that is largely 'constructed' by the learner themselves. 

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:20 PM

When students write for teachers they are writing up hill is an interesting way of understanding teaching and learning. I agree with the fundamental principal learning is for the student. It likely happens in the company of others, but it is personal and in that respect emancipating.

Agron S. Dida's curator insight, March 6, 2014 2:42 AM

From inside the article: "Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products."

Paul Oliveri's curator insight, April 6, 2014 1:23 AM

Constructionism, constructivism, learner centred, authentic, real world, active process, problem based, integration of technology in an authentic way and most importantly transformative.

 

With 63 scoopit interactions this article obviously resonates with the broader education community.

 

How do I use these principles to facilitate someone becoming a Paramedic via the distance mode of learning. I use technology to create learner centred, authentic and problem based activities to facilitate their learning.


This may be having the student develop a video of their interactions with simulated patients, participate in lecturer facilitated collaborative exercises (synchronous and asynchronous) or collaborating in groups with their peers in both synchronous and asynchronous activities.


All of the interactions were previously done in a live environment. Today technology is just the vessel for which these interactions occur.

 

Me I’m still just one of many resources available to them.

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The eLearning Designer’s Most Important Decisions

The eLearning Designer’s Most Important Decisions | eLearning Design | Scoop.it
Let’s take a look and see some of the most important decisions eLearning designers must make in order to avoid broken and inefficient designs:

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The eLearning designer perspective - which I can relate to. This blog article details the main decisions eLearning designers needs to make and collaborate on in order to create good design that enhances the learning experience for the online learner. 

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Avoid This ELearning Design Mistake | LearnDash

Avoid This ELearning Design Mistake | LearnDash | eLearning Design | Scoop.it
Nothing is more distracting than when an elearning course is over-designed. In some ways, it reminds me of when people discovered that their PowerPoint presentations could have different transitions between slides (and ...
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Learning is enhanced by good, simple but directed design - this article provides some simple pointers on what to avoid in eLearning design.

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Karen Barlow's comment, April 7, 2014 7:13 AM
I would use this in PowerPoint training for trainers as while they are developing powerpoints the pointers are things to keep in mind to take learning to an e-learning platform.
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Advantages of e-Learning

Find out what eLearning can do for you. This video will tell you why your organisation must move to eLearning from traditional classroom learning. Besides ov...
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Advantages of eLearning in an organisational context - cost effective, employees can learn anywhere at anytime. 

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Karen Barlow's curator insight, March 31, 2014 6:16 AM

the coy i work for is about to replace much of its internal training with an elearning package.

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 6, 2014 1:41 AM

As clinicians we have to up-date our skills on a yearly basis.  This video clip highlights how costly it is to release nursing staff from the ward.  

 

E-learning provides the advantages of updating our skills as a more effective way for both staff and the organisation.