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Taxonomies of Learning Technologies

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 Classification by interaction is a taxonomy for grouping learning technologies based on the type of interaction that they afford. Learner >< Expert Technologies when they are used to connect learners to experts (web conferencing, discussion forums). Classification Based on Similar Functionality Kemmis' 4 Paradigms. Are the Basics of Instructional Design Changing? ~ Stephen&#039;s Web ~ by Stephen Downes. Joseph Beckmann wrote: Philosophy is a much larger, much deeper and much more complex activity than "constructivism" could ever encompass.

Are the Basics of Instructional Design Changing? ~ Stephen&#039;s Web ~ by Stephen Downes

It involves a worldview that is so much more a challenge than neurology's current state that Paul Allen's billion dollar investment in pure research on brain activity suggests we hold off on any of these labels for, oh, a century or so. This comment is well taken, in my opinion. And a few words in this regard would be appropriate at this juncture. Philosophy - and in particular the philosophy of mind - has had a great deal to say about the issues currently under debate here. Let me begin, for example, with behaviourism. . - methodological behaviourism - this approach allows that there are mental events, such as beliefs, but that since they are inaccessible to observers, we must treat them as though they were physical (and hence observable) events Probably the most important work in this latter school was Gilbert Ryle's 1949 'The Concept of Mind'.

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Below, you will find 1,500 online courses from universities like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Oxford and more. You can use this collection of online courses to learn everything you want--from history, philosophy and literature, to physics, biology, psychology, and computer science. Note: This page includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the "Full Course, No Certificate" (edX) or "Audit" (Coursera) option.

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Learn about what types of courses are available to find the school and courses that are right for you. Online Courses for Credit Plenty of free resources are available online for students who want to learn a new topic, but these free options don't generally lead to college credit. Students who want to earn college credit might want to look for online options that charge a small fee in exchange for access to online lessons. These fee-based courses can help students earn alternative forms of college credit.

Education Portal offers this style of distance learning with quick, engaging video lessons and self-assessment quizzes.


Video Solutions for Education Technology. Cool 2.0 & etc... Cube Creator. Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned.

Cube Creator

The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality. Mystery Cube: Use this option to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. Among its multiple applications, the Mystery Cube helps students identify mystery elements, practice using vocabulary from this popular genre, and sort and summarize information.

Story Cube: In this cube option, students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Create-Your-Own Cube: Working on a science unit? Back to top. iTunes U. Free Online Course Materials. Khan Academy.

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