Designing Interaction in an Online Curriculum Much of the information available online about “creating interactivity” focuses on specific software applications such as PowerPoint, Acrobat, or Flash. What the designer of an online course needs, however, is not specifics about interactivity in individual programs, but rather a big picture idea of what interactivity is in the classroom and how to embed that interactivity in online learning in order to provide the richest possible learning experience for students. In a F2F environment it is easier to adjust the level of interactivity on the fly, in contrast to an online environment, in which more careful planning is required in advance to ensure that the intended interactivity of the course is well-supported. Image: digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Interestingly, F2F teaching and online education are not very different in regards to what makes a "good" class and how students are engaged with the content.
Learning by teaching In professional education, learning by teaching (German: Lernen durch Lehren, short LdL) designates currently the method by Jean-Pol Martin that allows pupils and students to prepare and to teach lessons, or parts of lessons. Learning by teaching should not be confused with presentations or lectures by students, as students not only convey a certain content, but also choose their own methods and didactic approaches in teaching classmates that subject. Neither should it be confused with tutoring, because the teacher has intensive control of, and gives support for, the learning process in learning by teaching as against other methods. History Seneca the Younger told in his letters to Lucilius that we are learning if we teach (epistulae morales I, 7, 8): docendo discimus (lat.: "by teaching we are learning"). At all times in the history of schooling there have been phases where students were mobilized to teach their peers. Students as teachers in order to spare teachers
Museum Box Homepage What everyone should know about teaching others The Pedagogy of Play and the Role of Technology in Learning The goal of the videogame “Civilization” is to build a civilization that stands the test of time. You start the game in 4000 B.C. as a settler and, with successful gameplay, can create a civilization that lasts until the Space Age. Throughout the game, you need to manage your civilization’s military, science, technology, commerce and culture. One doesn’t read “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” to develop strategy before playing the game. This model of learning is not only effective for videogames but for all digital tools, and I would argue that play — especially in the digital sense — is emerging as a pedagogical keystone for education in the 21st century. Stuart Brown, M.D., explains in his book, “Play,” how a range of scientific disciplines have revealed the importance of lifelong play. The power of play The iPad has been hyped as a device that will revolutionize education. Creating a ‘sandbox’ Play is vital for normal cognitive, social and emotional development. Joichi Ito
Learn by Teaching Others by Ron Kurtus - Getting Good Grades: Strategies to Succeed in School SfC Home > Education > Getting Good Grades > Explanation of Learn by Teaching Others by Ron Kurtus - Getting Good Grades: Strategies to Succeed in School. Key words: learning, recall, verbalizing, education, homework, teachers, self-improvement, excellence, training, high school, college, Ron Kurtus, School for Champions. Copyright © Restrictions by Ron Kurtus (revised 7 July 2012) A good way to help in learning a subject matter—and thus getting better grades—is to teach the material to others. One way to informally teach others is to simply explain the material to your friends or other students who are having trouble with the lessons. Questions you may have include: How can teaching others help me to learn? This lesson will answer those questions. How can teaching others help? It is well know that when you explain or try to teach a subject to someone else, you learn it better yourself. You can recall better Emma helped Raul learn American History. You learn by verbalizing Who can I teach?
The Special Agents of Change - playDUcation 27. December 2011 by Bea Beste As many people who know me may have noticed: I spent time at SCIL during my education expedition in March 2011, and again for testing PlayDUcation ideas and prototypes in December. This place of innovative learning has inspired and enthused me deeply. I'm not a professional moviemaker. I just took visual notes with my camera, and managed to put some of them together now. They have a leader with a bold vision: Stephen Harris. They put the vision at the center of the organization: SCIL is a best practice example of a lean, non-hierarchic structure who empowers each individual to participate and create. They go out and explore on expeditions: They visit schools and other places of learning and design in the world and they take their inspirations back home and recreate their own. They have given up walls: When I share photos from SCIL, everybody usually asks: Don't they have a lot of noise and total chaos in these huge spaces?
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Searching for New Ways to Search By Melissa Venable How do you find what you are looking for online? Chances are that you use Google. According to Search Engine Watch, Google continues to be the search engine of choice accounting for 11.9 billion of the more than 18 billion searches conducted in October 2011. It's what I use, too, and Google seems to be everywhere – connecting us with each other and a world of information and resources through the Google+ social networking platform, communication services like Gmail, and as a portal to the web through the Chrome browser. There have been recent cautions about relying on Google, or any single search source, to gather information. You can expand your searches to include Bing or Yahoo. Six Search Alternatives There are so many other options out there with new ones emerging and others falling offline on a regular basis. CompletePlanet: "Discover over 70,000 searchable databases and specialty search engines" with CompletePlanet. How are the search results derived?