Openness vs social interaction
Openness. Flexibility. Convenience. These all sound like great words and things to strive for in online learning. The ability to learn anywhere, anytime, whenever it suits. The option to start a course at any time and work through it at your own pace. But how does openness work alongside social…
Exploring learning theories: Connectivism
In this second post on learning theories I'm focusing on the 'learning theory for a digital age' - connectivism. This learning theory, posited by George Siemens acknowledges that knowledge is expanding exponentially. While knowledge was able to be measured in decades, it is now being measured in months and years…
Exploring learning theories: Andragogy
One of the goals I have at work is to explore three learning theories that I can embed into the design of the courses I'm developing. The first theory I'm exploring is andragogy. I'm focused on andragogy first as it's supposed to be the adult equivalent, if you like, of…
Unlocking learning: Designing with humans in mind
I had the privilege of attending the eLearning Guild's Accessibility Summit a couple of weeks ago. The summit was run completely online via Adobe Connect. This post sums up some of the key points and learnings that I took away from it. It's about humans One of the first big…
Embracing the new COOL
Communities of Online Learning - it's the new COOL. Overview As part of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill that was introduced to parliament last week, we were introduced to the concept of Communities of Online Learning, or COOLs. This gives option for students to enroll in online learning providers as…