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Richard Jones's insight:
While these are all fairly obvious, we do sometimes get side tracked by the "ooh shiny" aspects of tech.
You have probably experienced some bad elearning. What makes elearning bad and how can you improve it so that learners actually care? Cammy Bean shares top tips and insights on how to create better elearning.
Richard Jones's insight:
I would classify this as a "must read" for anyone trying to create some sort of online learning resource.
I know some company training teams who should really take note as well.
Key skills needed by a Big Data specialist include:
The ability to define problems and articulate questions The ability to develop deep knowledge of data sources The ability to develop methods and tools The ability to stay current on emerging technologies, data types and methods
The phrase “technology and education” usually means inventing new gadgets to teach the same old stuff in a thinly disguised version of the same old way. Moreover, if the gadgets are computers, the same old teaching becomes incredibly more expensive and biased towards its dumbest parts, namely the kind of rote learning in which measurable results can be obtained by treating the children like pigeons in a Skinner box.1
Unless you have been under a rock, you know that the world is changing fast. You know that technology advances, especially smart robots and smart thinking machines, will continue to drive change. They will raise serious questions about how anyone over the age of 18 stays relevant and competitive job-wise [...]
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