Tag Archives: learning-design

Pearson Releases a Significant Learning Design Aid

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1102) Last week, Pearson announced the release of some resources they have created around science-based learning design. (Full disclosure: Pearson is a client of our consulting company, although we have not consulted with them on the … Continue reading

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Why Big Data (Mostly) Can’t Help Improve Teaching

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1102) Here’s a nifty video summary of a doctoral dissertation by Derek Muller that a client pointed out to me: The basic gist is that students have pre-conceived notions that are wrong, and it is very … Continue reading

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Conversations About Learning Design

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1102) Some discussions have popped up recently on the Sakai Pedagogy discussion group that led to some interesting questions about the potential role of learning design (small “l”, small “d”) in higher education. Since the Sakai … Continue reading

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First Impression of Sakai 2.0: Better Than I Expected

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1102) Given that Sakai 1.5 was a feature-impoverished, unusable wreck, I fully expected 2.0 to be unusable as well. After spending half a day with it, I think it’s safe to say that I was wrong. … Continue reading

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Learning Objects Aren't Legos, Part II

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1102) 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 … Continue reading

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