Jorge González Alonso
University professor. E-Learning. Web 2.0, Web 3.0 Applications in Education. Social Networks. Technology for Teachers. Internet Marketing.
Storytelling in eLearning: The why and how. Every year, I have to complete training related to confidentiality policies (as a learner, not an as the instructional designer).
Most years, I think of the training as time wasted—I already know that I'm not supposed to blab confidential information to my friends and family. But last year, the training instructor opened with a story about a confidentiality breach caused by an employee checking his email in a cafe. As someone who often works on the go, that got my attention. Whether you design classroom training, eLearning, m-learning, or work with another medium entirely, storytelling is a learning tool that possesses the power to motivate, persuade, educate, and even entertain.
If you're in the midst of developing an eLearning course with consecutive slides relaying concepts and guidelines, take up the challenge of redesigning those slides into an informational story. Why Tell Stories? Connectivism and PLN. Peter Sloep said in Google + “Where I definitely do disagree with her is that PLNs are founded in the theory of Connectivism.
Connectivism still has to prove its worth as a learning theory and I would not want to have the useful notion of a PLN depend on the fate of Connectivism as a theory. That said, PLNs are all about social learning, as is Connectivism, so the two are definitely connected.” Are PLNs founded in the theory of Connectivism? Connectivism is based on the notion that learning is the result of connections of nodes in networks – as the capacity to build, construct and navigate across networks (including social and personal learning networks, and the neuronetworks). In this connection, PLNs relate to Connectivism but it is more than the social learning, mainly because it covers the neuro, conceptual (cognitive & across different domains) and social level. Mahara-Moodle. Learning Design and Complexity Science. My response to Jenny’s post on OLDSMOOC Design: Hi Jenny and Roy, I agreed with what Roy said, that you are a learning designer if you do all those things in a course, in an adaptive manner.
What might typically happened is that instructional designers plan and design the curriculum, with multi-media and gamification in mind, trying to incorporate all the “essential” learning objects and artifacts to achieve the desired education outcomes (the learning outcomes, in the case of a course). The input management – or compliance with lesson plans are typically judged to be excellent when “all elements” of good instruction – like Gagne’s 9 steps of instruction are followed in a classroom environment, or that of mastery learning is followed, with sensory feedback and repeated drills and practice on the learners.
A summary of xMOOCs. Content marketing software that works. Inside Facebook - Tracking Facebook and the Facebook Platform for Developers and Marketers. The Facebook Blog. Cloud - A simpler way to deliver e-learning - SCORM. A simpler way to deliver e-learning.
SCORM Cloud lets you deliver training where your learners live. Try it Free. Does creativity come with a price. I am interested in creativity and creative learning, and so it would be interesting to understand how these would be associated with creative people and how we could provide education to nurture one’s creativity. In this post on Creativity – Does Creativity come with a price, it was found that writers were more likely to suffer from mental disorders: Writers were a whopping 121% more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder than the general population. Moreover, Simon Kyaga, the study’s lead researcher, says that authors had a “statistically significant increase” in anxiety disorders–38% to be exact.
Rates of alcoholism, drug addiction, and suicide also increased among writers. #CFHE12 #Oped12 A reflection of MOOCs Part 4:The number one challenge in education – Cheating. Does creativity come with a price? Part 2. This is part 2 on creativity. In this creativity closely entwined with mental illness: As a group, those in the creative professions were no more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders than other people.But they were more likely to have a close relative with a disorder, including anorexia and, to some extent, autism, the Journal of Psychiatric Research reports. Connections: Deconstruction and Connectivism. I haven’t really spent much time with modern French philosophers. They vex me and use many words to say few, but ambiguous, things. However, I’ll spend time revisiting Derrida and others (notably Latour, but he is a sociologist, so I have more tolerance), especially after a student in the MDDE622 course that Rory McGreal and I taught at Athabasca University, posted an interesting learning module on Deconstruction and Connectivism.
Stella Bastone agreed to share the module. From the module: According to Derrida, all Western thought is based on the idea of a center…Deconstruction challenges this. MOOCs for K-12 – Are you ready. Are we ready to adopt MOOC in K-12 education? No, I don’t think we are ready yet. I have posted here in 2008 on the application of Connectivism in K-12 and Higher Education, based on an institutional approach. I have left with more questions than answers: Surely with the CCK08, if 2 “teachers” could serve 2000 plus learners, do you think there is a need to employ more teachers/moderators in mass open on-line courses? Will open on-line courses be the future?
#CFHE12 #Oped12 A reflection on the cMOOCs and xMOOCs and their future. When I reflect upon the two MOOCs – xMOOCs and cMOOCs in terms of how the courses are structured, I come to a conclusion that: In xMOOCs, the professors plan out everything for the participants, the video lectures, the artifacts & resources, the forum and discussion boards, the assignments, the quizzes, the examination, the assessment rubrics, and even the “recommendations and referencing link” to potential employer.
Every learning is under a prescriptive regime, that if the participants follow the instruction, study the learning materials, watch the video lectures, then they could be able to master the content, and thus get a certificate if they satisfy the minimum requirements for the course. Here Keith Devlin explains how it works, with his MOOC. Sounds too good to say YES, right? #CFHE12 #Oped12 Fractals, Community and Openness in Education. How would communities develop?
It looks like fractals development on an ongoing basis. Keith says in his post: an alert to Michael Rose’s explainer about fractals in The Conversation.In the explainer, Michael quotes Benoit Mandelbrot “Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules which are repeated without end“. It seems to me that open education has this potential. Like fractals I do think open courses are scalable. How would you respond to adverse condition. What could an educator or learner do in respond to adverse working or learning condition?
My response is: that is the challenge we all need to take up and respond to throughout our study and career. How about the following strategies? The future of MOOCs. MOOCs get a bad rap.
Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. It’s all very well for Apple-owning, organic-buying professionals to cast aspersions, but consider the girl in Pakistan who’s too scared to set foot in a classroom.
Consider the teenager in central Australia whose school has only one teacher. Consider the young woman in Indonesia who can’t afford college. #CFHE12 #Oped12 What is critical in MOOC. I have a dream.
(Dr. Martin Luther King) My dream: “Education as a means to fulfill the needs and expectations of the people, to become who they want to become, and so they could make responsible decisions that could contribute to their own growth, their fellow citizens, the community and society at large. #CFHE12 #Oped12 Emergence of MOOCs Final Part 5 xMOOCs meeting the cMOOCs. #CFHE12 #Oped12 The emergence of MOOCs part 4 Assessment, Certification and Accreditation. Are MOOCs suitable for all disciplines?
What are some of the disciplines or domains which could be difficult for institutions to adopt an MOOC approach? How to Calculate the Value of Your Social Media Followers [CALCULATOR] If you’re using social media for marketing and you’re not measuring your dollars-and-cents ROI , you’re doing it wrong.
As my favorite rap quote says, “If it don’t make dollars, it don’t make sense.” Marketers wouldn’t dream of spending budget on banner or PPC ads without a measured and positive return on their investment; but for some reason, many of us still play dumb when it comes to the hard data about the performance of our social media marketing investments. Building Chrome Apps and Extensions for Fun and Profit. The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz.
Networked Society. #CFHE12 #Oped12 MOOCs Emerging as Landscape of Change Final Part (Part 8) – The Conversation. This is my final part of the series, where I try consolidating some of the conversations around MOOCs. #CFHE12 #Oped12 Massive Open Online Comments (MOOC) are re-defining MOOCs – Part 1. 2b2k] MOOCs as networks. Posted on:: November 16th, 2012. #CFHE12 #Oped12 MOOCs Emerging as Landscape of Change Part 7 Commodity, Business, Community, Community of Practice. #CFHE12 #Oped12 MOOCs emerging as Landscape of Change – Part 5 Questions & Openness with MOOC. Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective. Understanding the New Roles in Marketing. 4 Advanced Targeting Techniques Every Facebook Advertiser Should Master.
#CFHE12 #Oped12 MOOCs emerging as Landscape of Change – Part 2. Creative Classrooms: Rethinking How We Teach and Learn. Emergence of MOOCs – Part 3 MOOCs as SURPRISES! #Change11 New Learning Initiative with MIT and Future of Education and Learning. The emergence of MOOCs: part 2 – The future of education and learning. MOOCs.
Google Drive Blog - Comodo IceDragon. #CFHE12 #Oped12 The emergence of MOOCs – Part 1. #Oped12 #MOOC Have people really understood what a great MOOC would look like? Sinapsis ele - Comodo IceDragon. The Connective Learning Environment. The Semantic Social Network. Whose Connectivism? What is the highest form of learning. Why Do I Share My Knowledge? Facebook incursiona en el comercio electrónico. MOOC is on the BIG Move. Half an Hour. OECD Exam For Students Around The World: Could You Pass The Test? Concepts. Critical Thinking.
Hard work, Smart work and Genius work. In MOOCs: More is less and less is more (Part 3) In MOOCs, more is less, and less is more (Part 1) Research analytics at your finger tips…. Is proctored examination the solution for accreditation of xMOOCs. Caught between a MOOC and a hard place. Designing and running a MOOC (in 9 easy steps) Will your connectivity and influence be determined by a Score. How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3) Is MOOC about Community Building.
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