Using Biggs' Model of Constructive Alignment in Curriculum Design/Introduction - UCD - CTAG The main theoretical underpinning of the outcomes-based curriculum is provided by Biggs (2003). He calls the model constructive alignment which he defines as: …coherence between assessment, teaching strategies and intended learning outcomes in an educational programme. Learning is Evolving: 10 Key E-Learning Trends for 2015 It’s that time of the year again, and no, we don’t mean office parties or writing our letters to Santa – I’m sure you are super organised and have that fun task completed already! It’s at this time of the year, when we take stock on what’s likely to be occurring for the coming year ahead and predict what the 10 biggest E-Learning trends of 2015 will be. We think it’s pretty fair to assume that E-Learning is no longer a new concept! The development of effective instructional design and online pedagogical practice as well as time and cost savings means that digital learning is here to stay. In fact, research company Global Industry Analysts estimate that the market value for E-Learning will reach a colossal $107 Billion in 2015. So what’s in store for the coming year then?
How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit ‘Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.’ ~Napoleon Hill By Leo Babauta I sometime get accused, by readers who have been reading me for awhile, of repetition. Amazon Mechanical Turk - Welcome Ask workers to complete HITs - Human Intelligence Tasks - and get results using Mechanical Turk. Register Now As a Mechanical Turk Requester you: Have access to a global, on-demand, 24 x 7 workforce Get thousands of HITs completed in minutes Pay only when you're satisfied with the results Going SOLO: An introduction to the taxonomy everyone’s talking about This article originally appeared in Innovate My School's September 2012 digital magazine. The Structure of Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy aims to show pupils how to develop sophisticated responses to questions by getting them to examine their thought-process as their understanding of a topic improves. I began using SOLO in 2011, and it is now integral to my teaching.
Supporting all the ways people learn at work In my previous post I showed how people learn at work in a multitude of ways. In this post I want to show how organisations are supporting learning more widely across the organisation. Here is a summary of initiatives plotted onto my previous diagram (see below), and beneath it brief descriptions of the initiatives highlighted. (1) This group of initiatives are an evolution of conventional classroom training and e-learning. However, they differ in as much as they are more in tune with the way people learn for themselves. Enabling flexible (and social) internal content.
Productivity Tips: 11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list. But often doing more can mean achieving less. That's why subtraction can be the best addition, especially when you streamline your workday and, in the process, your professional life. Instead of doing a total professional makeover, the easiest way is to start small. Viscoplasticity Figure 1. Elements used in one-dimensional models of viscoplastic materials. Viscoplasticity is usually modeled in three-dimensions using overstress models of the Perzyna or Duvaut-Lions types. In these models, the stress is allowed to increase beyond the rate-independent yield surface upon application of a load and then allowed to relax back to the yield surface over time. The yield surface is usually assumed not to be rate-dependent in such models.
digitaltrends Consumer tech is taking over the classroom. Today, devices like the iPad are heavily marketed toward schoolteachers and optimized for classroom use. As more and more gadgets find their way into the classroom, so too will educational apps. Fortunately, apps and software hold the potential to inspire and educate in a fresh, exciting way. Whether you’re a student, parent, or educator, you can learn a thing or two from the incredible educational apps below. Path-Goal Theory: How to Use it in eLearning Courses In 1971, Robert J. House shared his Path-Goal Theory. Basically, it means that in order for leaders to be effective, they need to encourage and support their students so that they feel comfortable in the learning environment.
5 Unusual Ways to Start Working Smarter, Not Harder, Backed by Science 7.5K Flares Filament.io 7.5K Flares × One of the things I love about the culture at Buffer is the emphasis on working smarter, not harder. Our team is all about getting plenty of sleep, exercise and recreation time so that our time spent working is as productive as it can be. Working harder can be an easy habit to slip into, though. Sometimes it’s hard to switch off at the end of the day, or to take time out on the weekend and stop thinking about work. With a startup of my own to run, I find this even harder to manage lately. Nassim Nicholas Taleb He criticized the risk management methods used by the finance industry and warned about financial crises, subsequently profiting from the late-2000s financial crisis.  He advocates what he calls a "black swan robust" society, meaning a society that can withstand difficult-to-predict events. He proposes "antifragility" in systems, that is, an ability to benefit and grow from a certain class of random events, errors, and volatility as well as "convex tinkering" as a method of scientific discovery, by which he means that option-like experimentation outperforms directed research. Family background and education Taleb in his student days Taleb was born in Amioun, Lebanon to Minerva Ghosn and Najib Taleb, a physician and an oncologist and a researcher in anthropology. Both sides of his family were politically prominent in the Lebanese Greek Orthodox community.
10 Simple Steps to Exceptional Daily Productivity No matter what your job, in one way our days are basically the same: We all have the same amount of time at our disposal. That's why how you use your time makes all the difference... whether you're bootstrapping a startup or running a billion-dollar company like Jim Whitehurst, the president and CEO of Red Hat, one of the largest and most successful providers of open-source software. Here are Jim's tips for maximizing your time and improving your personal productivity: 1. Every Sunday night, map out your week. Sunday evenings, I sit down with my list of important objectives for the year and for each month.
A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology by Maria Popova You’ll need pen, paper, and a silencer for cynicism. “When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exemption from embarrassing relatives,” Henry James wrote in his diary, “I suppose he is bound, in delicacy, to write himself happy.” More than a mere philosophical contemplation, however, James’s observation presages the findings of modern psychology in the quest to reverse-engineer the art-science of happiness. No one has addressed the eternal question of what begets happiness with more rigor and empirical dedication than Dr.