Flexible Learning - to go!
11 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Rob Swain from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

Constructivism and Learning

Constructivism is an epistemological belief about what "knowing" is and how one "come to know." Contructivists believe in individual interpretations of the reality, i.e. the knower and the known are interactive and inseparable.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 20, 5:18 AM

"Constructivism is an epistemological belief about what "knowing" is and how one "come to know." Contructivists believe in individual interpretations of the reality, i.e. the knower and the known are interactive and inseparable.

Constructivism rejects the notions that

  1. Knowledge is an identifiable entity with absolute truth value
  2. Meaning can be passed on to learners via symbols or transmission
  3. Learners can incorporate exact copies of teacher's understanding for their own use
  4. The whole concepts can be broken into discrete sub-skills, and that concepts can be taught out of context.

Constructivism, with focus on social nature of cognition, suggests an approach that

  1. Gives learners the opportunity for concrete, contextually meaningful experience through which they can search for patterns, raise their own questions, and construct their own models.
  2. Faciliates a community of learners to engage in activity, discourse, and reflection
  3. Encourages students to take on more ownership of the ideas, and to pursue autonomy, mutual reciprocity of social relations, and empowerment to be the goals."
Rescooped by Rob Swain from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

Donald Clark Plan B: 7 tests that expose Blended Learning as actually Blended ‘Teaching’

Donald Clark Plan B: 7 tests that expose Blended Learning as actually Blended ‘Teaching’ | Flexible Learning - to go! | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Swain from Personalize Learning
Scoop.it!

Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom

Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom | Flexible Learning - to go! | Scoop.it
A high school and college teachers talks about the top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom. He shares use cases and links to samples.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Aysin Alp
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Swain from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

Is the classroom model appropriate for teaching in a digital age?

Is the classroom model appropriate for teaching in a digital age? | Flexible Learning - to go! | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Rob Swain's insight:
Limitations of the traditional classroom model, often seen implemented within online delivery models.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Swain from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design

A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design | Flexible Learning - to go! | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Rob Swain's insight:

Curation can be a winning strategy for learning designs. It's certainly smarter than reinventing the wheel when the quality aspects are sorted. When done well, like in the Hack example here, it can provide a solution that is properly chunked and sequenced and features quality instruction. Content is prolific; it is readily available to independent learners already. But structure and facilitation through sequencing, pacing and the interconnection of topics is often required. Hack practices what it preaches with their quality learning design.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Swain
Scoop.it!

Google launches full 'Classroom' LMS

Google launches full 'Classroom' LMS | Flexible Learning - to go! | Scoop.it
“Apps for Education schools and institutions can now access the platform for free.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Swain
Scoop.it!

Techniques for Unleashing Student Work from Learning Management Systems

Helping students become networked learners begins by thinking carefully about where we conduct our online learning.
Rob Swain's insight:
As students move on from studies, they lose their content contributions to an LMS (usually limited to discussion forums and assignment submissions). In line with Connectivist ideals, this article discusses a technique to collect student contributions more openly.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Swain from Personalize Learning
Scoop.it!

How Blended Learning and Gamification Increase Student Engagement -- THE Journal

How Blended Learning and Gamification Increase Student Engagement -- THE Journal | Flexible Learning - to go! | Scoop.it
Rob Schwartz, a teacher at a blended learning magnet school, shares how design missions validate "the individual over the content" and give students the freedom to fail.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Aysin Alp
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Swain from Personalize Learning
Scoop.it!

The Transformational Power of Education Technology - YouTube

A discussion of the rapidly changing world of education technology and the great potential it has to transform how teachers teach and students learn.

Via Aysin Alp
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Swain
Scoop.it!

The Rapid Storyboard Development Process - eLearning Industry

The Rapid Storyboard Development Process - eLearning Industry | Flexible Learning - to go! | Scoop.it
Would you like to develop a storyboard? Check the Rapid Storyboard Development Process with Snagit to find out more.
Rob Swain's insight:
Using SnagIt for rapid eL storyboard development.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Swain
Scoop.it!

Google Classroom and the Teaching Machine

Google Classroom and the Teaching Machine | Flexible Learning - to go! | Scoop.it

“Food for thought when adopting an #LMS. RT @mrbadura Google Classroom and the Teaching Machine http://t.co/9CTRGPAEs2 via @hackeducation”

Rob Swain's insight:

Automatic quiz testing in 1926. Very cool invention from typewriter parts! Costs $15. This innovation points to the popularity of multiple choice questioning (even then) and highlights the drudgery/inefficiencies of manual test marking (still now).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Swain
Scoop.it!

Google Classroom's Doors Open - EdSurge

Google Classroom's Doors Open - EdSurge | Flexible Learning - to go! | Scoop.it
“NBCNews.com Google Classroom's Doors Open EdSurge Classroom is hardly the first--or only--tool for managing school assignments; learning management systems like Moodle and Blackboard offer this functionality.”
more...
No comment yet.