Monday, 4 March 2013

English Raven: E-Learning Design Matters (4): Small steps to walk the learning talk

English Raven: E-Learning Design Matters (4): Small steps to walk the learning talk:

When it comes to E-Learning, I think one of the most important principles to bear in mind is that the term (or endeavour) needn't have connotations of seismic change, resetting of magnetic poles or the complete re-drawing of continental maps or ocean currents.

As with so many other things in life and learning, less can be so much more, and there is no point trying to fix what isn't essentially broken.

Let's take two fairly simple examples (true ones, based on recent experience with educational design).

Teacher A wants help making his course more flexible, to remove a pre-set schedule to the learning sequence, allow learners to progress at their own pace, get rid of a reliance on the physical textbooks he needs to keep at the school to prevent the learners losing them, and make his administrative life a little easier.


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