Online Learning Update Employers like MOOCs — if they know what one is April 15th, 2014 By Jake New, Editor, eCampus News James Paul Gee At the level of programming, video games are algorithms. At the level of invention, they are not. In my view, a good video game demands a coherent, meaningful, and engaging fit between its game mechanics (the types of interactions the player has with the game in controlling play) and its content (what the game is primarily about). Though sometimes seemingly simple, such matches often require design genius to invent. For example, the game Flower repurposes an old game mechanic—moving things through rings—to a new purpose.
E-Learning Curve Blog Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Ireland 5,000 years ago, an extraordinary people lived in Ireland. They were farmers, hunters and builders. The real reason women are leaving Wall Street In my first job on Wall Street in 1982, I shared an office with the assistant to the top auto industry analyst, Maryann Keller. Our workspace was across the hall from hers, and I could watch and hear her through the glass. She never rested. From before I came in until after I left, Keller worked the phones daily. She had the best network in the industry.
Learning Ecosystems From DSC: I’m not sure where the item below ultimately came from, but it was in one of those emails that came to me via a family member. It reminds me of how people come in and out of our lives — and that goes not only for parents, siblings, spouses, and other family members, but also for teachers, professors, coaches, mentors, pastors, managers, supervisors, etc. They all help us learn and grow…and then we no longer have them in our lives. It reminds me of a learning ecosystem — constantly changing and morphing. A better way to teach technical skills to a group – Miriam Posner's Blog My DH101 class this year was my biggest yet, with 45 undergrads. I suppose that’s not huge compared with many other classes, but DH101 is very hands-on. I am fortunate enough to have a TA, the awesome Francesca Albrezzi, who runs separate weekly labs. Still, I often have to teach students to do technical things in a large-group setting, and the size of the class this year prompted me to rethink how I do this.
The Rapid eLearning Blog Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Bruce Mayhew Blog: Training And Development, Communication Training Blog October 10, 2013 by Bruce Mayhew Having pets at work and home has been rewarding in so many ways. Four virtues of having pets at work include: Being motivated to step away from your desk and go for a walkGiving and receiving unconditional friendship / kindnessBeing reminded to try to keep things simpleLearning and re-learning responsibility The benefits of having pets at work go far beyond those four virtues.