This is the online version of The Instructional Use of Learning Objects, a new book that tries to go beyond the technological hype and connect learning objects to instruction and learning. You can read the full text of the book here for free. The chapters presented here are © their respective authors and are licensed under the Open Publication License, meaning that you are free to copy and redistribute them in any electronic or non-commercial print form. For-profit print rights are held by AIT/AECT. The book was edited by David Wiley, and printed versions of the book are published by the Association for Instructional Technology and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. If you find the online book useful, please consider purchasing a printed copy.
the social/situational orientation to learning @ the informal education homepage The social/situational orientation to learning. It is not so much that learners acquire structures or models to understand the world, but they participate in frameworks that that have structure. Learning involves participation in a community of practice. Social learning theory ‘posits that people learn from observing other people. By definition, such observations take place in a social setting’ (Merriam and Caffarella 1991: 134).
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Leaky Grammar | Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning What problems arise when human beings turn the lens of scrutiny on themselves? What we think social science is, and how we go about doing it has always been interesting […] Read Article → Happy New Year!!
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The Change MOOC has been running since September of 2011. We’ve had the pleasure, in the past 30+ weeks, of many outstanding discussions. The archives of activity/readings/weeks are available on the main MOOc site. Each week, different facilitators share readings and resources that they deem to be most reflective of their work and their passion. My week is on sensmaking and analytics. At first glance, sensemaking and analytics seem antagonistic.
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Wow. I just read this mind-blowing post by Jyri Engestrom in response to my post about leaving Linked In. It's very well thought out and opens a whole new perspective to social networking for me that I completely, 100% sign on to: Basically I'm defending an alternative approach to social networks here, which I call 'object centered sociality' following the sociologist Carin Knorr Cetina. I'll try to articulate the conceptual difference between the two theories and briefly demonstrate that object-centered sociality helps us to understand better why some social networking services succeed while others don't.Russell's disappointment in LinkedIn implies that the term 'social networking' makes little sense if we leave out the objects that mediate the ties between people. Object Centered Sociality
On the important differences between literacies, skills and competencies. | dougbelshaw.com/blog | Pédagogie et web 2.0 Université de Nantes - 12-13 juin 2014 Le projet PLURI-L (Plurilinguisme : Pratiques, Représentations, Acquisitions, Enseignement) fédère, depuis 2009, des travaux de recherche analysant tant les leviers que les freins au développement d’une éducation plurilingue dans différents contextes. Son 3ème colloque* aura lieu à Nantes, les 12 et 13 juin 2014. Cette manifestation scientifique sera placée sous le signe du dialogue entre chercheurs dont les centres d’intérêt relèvent de problématiques liées au plurilinguisme en contexte éducatif et se déploient autour des notions de répertoire et de compétences plurilingues. Dans cette perspective, vous êtes invités à soumettre des propositions de communications ou de symposiums au regard de l’un des quatre axes du colloque qui vous sont présentés ci-après. Via Shona Whyte
Theories and Models of Learning for Educational Research and Practice. This knowledge base features learning theories and models that address how people learn. A resource useful for scholars of various fields such as educational psychology, instructional design, and human-computer interaction. Below is the index of learning theories, grouped in categories. Note that this website is an iterative project and these entries are a work in progress; please leave comments with suggestions, corrections, and additional references. Paradigms:
Summary: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory posits that people learn from one another, via observation, imitation, and modeling. The theory has often been called a bridge between behaviorist and cognitive learning theories because it encompasses attention, memory, and motivation. Originator: Albert Bandura