Weekly Bookmarks (12/18/11)

  • Review of a reports block for Moodle 2 that allows creating custom reports without knowing SQL

    tags: moodle LMS

  • Review of a custom reporting module for Moodle 2. You must know SQL or have a known good query for this report. However, there are examples available.

    tags: moodle LMS

  • Interesting and thoughtful response to the eLearn Magazine article “Why Is the Research on Learning Styles Still Being Dismissed by Some Learning Leaders and Practitioners” by Guy Wallace. Donald ultimately agrees with the idea that instructional designers don’t need to spend their time worrying about learning styles, but people who work with individual learners may find them valuable.

    tags: learningstyles instructionaldesign training

    • That is, when you analyze a group, the findings often suggest that learning styles are relative unimportant, however, when you look at an individual, then the learning style often distinguishes itself as a key component of being able to learn or not.
    • Thus the main take-away that I get from the paper if that if you are an instructor, manager, etc. who has to help the individual learners, then learning styles make sense. On the other hand, if you are an instructional designer or someone who directs her or his efforts at the group, then learning styles are probably not that important.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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