movingforward – Education Blogs by Discipline
Directory of subject-specific blogs for P-12 education
Custom E-Learning Solutions – Kineo – Four technology tips for e-learning project managers
Project management tips for developing e-learning. Includes some “horror stories” of projects gone bad.
Clive on Learning: E-Learning Debate 2009
Summary of a debate on e-learning, where most of the negative arguments seemed to be that crappy “click next” e-learning is ineffective but the positive arguments didn’t seem much more compelling. Some good quotes though.
An LMS is just an e-learning vending machine.
The debate is not about whether e-learning is useful or efficient, but whether the e-learning of today will meet the skills of tomorrow.
Dave’s Whiteboard » Blog Archive » 21st-century skills: Downes’s OS for the mind
Dave Ferguson pulls out big ideas from Stephen Downes’ “OS for the mind” essay. Essentially, the argument is that we need to teach more than just facts: we need to teach people what to do with facts.
- You can learn to tell fact from non-fact. Detecting deception (or, I think, error, or misrepresentation) is a skill, Downes says, “and you need just as much as your computer needs to be able to detect malware.”
- You’ve gotta decide. This point is key: decision-making isn’t rote performance, which means it’s not based solely on facts.
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