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Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Discovery Learning Model - eLearning Industry

Educación flexible y abierta - 9 Octubre, 2014 - 08:47

What is Discovery Learning. The 5 Principles of Discovery Learning Model. The Discovery Learning Model Techniques. Discovery Learning Model Pros and Cons.

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Developing a coherent approach to mobile learning

Tony Bates - 9 Octubre, 2014 - 00:51

The JIBC Emergency Social Services app

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is an unusual organization, focusing on the training of police, fire, corrections and paramedical personnel, as well as providing training for social service departments of the BC provincial government.

Tannis Morgan, Associate Dean, JIBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, has just posted a very interesting post, Mobile Learning at an Applied Institution, on why and how JIBC has developed its mobile learning strategy, which includes issuing pre-loaded iPads to participants in some programs. If you have any interest in mobile learning, the post is well worth reading. You should click on the graphic at the end of the post under ‘Presentation for ETUG 2014′ for more information from slides prepared for an ETUG workshop.

Particularly worth noting is that most of JIBC’s mobile applications are open and free, because the materials are of direct value to all personnel working in this area, whether they are taking a JIBC course or not. Making the material developed for clients such as the government’s emergency social services department open and free has resulted in more enrolments, as employees and managers see the value of the service that JIBC is providing.

More on MOOCs, communities of practice, and artificial intelligence

Tony Bates - 8 Octubre, 2014 - 23:12

Image: © B. Hui, 2013 

Sometimes blogging can be a lonely activity, sending an arrow into the air to land I know not where. But sometimes I am privileged to get incredibly thoughtful comments from some of the sharpest minds in the field. This was the case regarding my recent post on communities of practice. Linda Harasim, Stephen Downes and several others have already provided very thoughtful and thought-provoking comments.

So I am using a full blog post to bring this discussion to your attention. If you have not already done so, I suggest you go to: The Role of Communities of Practice in a Digital Age, read the post itself, then read the comments. Any contributions you can make to this discussion will be very much welcomed.