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    Basic eLearning

    Using Interactive Teaching Methods is a Success, Hmm

    I just read an article/paper published by UBC on the use of interactive teaching methods in a large undergrad physics class. It is here.. http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2011/05/12/interactive-teaching-methods-double-learning-engagement-in-large-undergraduate-physics-class/ I completely support their observations but also have to say DUH! Those of us in Corporate training and particularly conducting Leadership and Management Development training have been using interactive teaching methods…

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    Technology & Devices

    iPads in the Classroom, who is ready?

    I am reading a lot lately about using iPads in the classroom. A particularly good read is Mashables article,  http://mashable.com/2011/05/16/tablets-education/ about classroom readiness for the iPad. But what I want to talk about isn’t the iPad or the classroom, it’s the people involved. Yes students of this generation are familiar with smartphones and touch technology, but…

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    Basic eLearning

    Supporting Worldreader

    I was recently introduced to Worldreader, a innovative nonprofit program that helps get ereaders and ebooks and newspapers in the hands of children in 3rd world / developing countries. I have always supported the One Computer Per Child program but that seems to be waning in its ability to expand and is dependant on governments to…

  • Basic eLearning

    Moving Content to the Digital Realm

    eBooks are fast becoming the norm for many books, documents and other materials / content being moved to the web and to digital eReaders and tablets like the iPad. I have commented before on this blog about using iPads or tablets in the classroom and for mobile learning and I support that completely. This blog…

  • Basic eLearning

    Connectivism in Learning

     This article came from the Huffington Post’s Stephen Downes, who is becoming very knowledgable about connectivism. What is connectivism? At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. Knowledge, therefore, is not acquired, as though…

  • Basic eLearning

    Can MOOC work for you?

    What you say  is a MOOC? It stands for  — a massive open online course or what we used to call Webinars. It seems someone has come up with yet another acronym for an old method of getting information from one person to a lot of people. At one time we used Town Hall meetings…

  • Technology & Devices

    What should technology be to a learner?

    A couple of bloggers I follow have benn having a discussion about what technology should be to learners. @frankcrawford and @fraserspeirs have compiled a list as follows: As a learner, technology should be: 1.Everywhere, ready to use. 2.Easy to use. 3.Desirable to use. 4.Challenging my skills. 5.Sharable 6.Collaborative 7.It should play to my passions 8.Used…

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