AT A RECENT TED session, Salman Kahn gave a forceful presentation on the effectiveness of using video in education and training.
Not all styles of video hosting, however, are equally effective.
Video needs to follow the rules of computer interaction. It’s a one-to-one conversation. It’s not a group viewing activity such as TV. When we use […]
ONE OF the under-utilised strengths of elearning is its ability to personalise learning.
How daring is this: to take into account, at every level of education and training, the knowledge, skills and understanding every individual brings to their learning? That is, to recognise that the learner brings with them what they have already learnt – […]
WHAT DO WE DO about Learning Management Systems? Do we need them? Are they an asset to elearning or a hindrance?
Looking back, it’s not so controversial to suggest that learning management systems (LMS) have actually had a detrimental impact on elearning.
These centralised commercial systems were the digital products of the 1990’s.
The two […]
IF THE GOAL of training is learning with understanding, then feedback is the indispensable ingredient.
Feedback should be continuous, across the learning experience, and not just at the end when summative assessment is conducted. Good teachers want to know what their student is thinking and understanding as they are learning. They want to know this […]