In 2004 the United Kingdom e-University failed and was put out of its misery. The analysis of this failure was, and is, extensive and ongoing. Historians will no doubt provided us with a nuanced assessment of the failure that draws on a variety of strands and contributing factors. I’m not going to be that sophisticated […]
The Eide Neurolearning Blog has an interesting post on autobiographical memory. It seems to me that the best way to tap its power from the perspective of online learning is through discovery learning adventure games. Check out, for example, this great little action maze that teaches emergency first aid best practices. It was created using […]
Thanks to George Siemens for calling my attention to a great blog called Eide Neurolearning. Lots of good stuff here about how our brains work.
In my last post, I agreed with Stephen Downes that we have to be careful not to take our analogies too literally and specifically pointed out flaws in the “learning-object-as-software-object” analogy. Sometimes the best way to make sure an analogy doesn’t get too deeply rooted is to counter it with another analogy that causes just […]
Yesterday, Stephen Downes replied to my most recent post on educational pattern languages: Michael Feldstein is on the right track, mostly, with his exploration of the applicability of pettern language to learning. In this brief item, he asks, “Can we deduce sort of generative grammar of educational experience that enables us to string together these […]