My 4th grade daughter signed up for an elective based on the Scratch programming language. To prepare, I downloaded Scratch to our home PC, and pointed out some video tutorials and getting started guides available on the Scratch website. Then I left it to her. When I returned, she had made her first Scratch animation:
Grouping learning technologies into categories is a useful way to make sense out of the many tools available. This page suggests several taxonomies for categorizing learning technologies. In just about any taxonomy for instructional technology , tools may likely show up under multiple categories depending on how they are used. For example, a tool such as an iPhone can be used to view static learning content or can be used to collaborate with other learners. In the first case it might be categorized with a media player (like QuickTime or Windows Media Player) while in the second case it might be categorized with tools like Google Docs or Wikipedia . Classification by Interaction
Jean-Pierre Astolfi s’inscrit dans le courant de la professionnalisation du métier d’enseignant. Pour montrer les évolutions en cours, il analyse les mots employés dans la profession.
Dave Ferguson’s recent post on Bloom’s learning taxonomy (see Lovin’ Bloom ) got me thinking about the value of learning taxonomies in learning and information design. Learning taxonomies attempt to break down and categorize types of learning to help designers (of instruction, information, education, performance) develop objectives and learning strategies best matched to the specific type of learning targeted.
A statement of a learning objective contains a verb (an action) and an object (usually a noun). The verb generally refers to [actions associated with] the intended cognitive process .
ICT-integrated lesson plans
Instructional Design in Elearning George Siemens September 30, 2002
Martin Ryder University of Colorado at Denver School of Education