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A Proposal by Christie McKee: Anyone can design learning in the 21st century-tools to succeed.
Tags: Instructional Design; learning; tools; best practices
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12 January 2013
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I would like to create a learning module that helps anyone creat a learning module. This would include best practices in designing instruction, examples and opportunities for the learner to try different aspects of learning presentations. this would be based in sound pedagogy, strong motivation factors and include elements of interactivity. I would also like to include some kind of badging for this learning project to motivate learners and stand as a recall of all the things they learn in this learning project.
As an example, I am terribly confused sometimes when I see examples of learning modules that, in my opinion, do not contain anything worth jumping up and down about, yet, people use the module to learn. Khan Acadamy presents math, much the same way that math teachers have presented it for years, yet, he is getting lots of attention because it is available in the online format. Online format alone, does not make for good learning. I'd like to show the world a better example of online learning.
Online format alone, does not make for good learning. I'd like to show the world a better example of online learning in small doses, much like codeacadamy.
I also come from the gifted education community (trained teachers for years how to teach those who learn differently). Sandra Kaplan has shared a toolbox of words which trigger ways to look at learning through depth and complexity key words:language, details, patterns, trends, rules, ethics, unanswered questions, big ideas, change over time, multiple points of view, across the disciplines.
I would like to incorporate these somehow into the learning design.
I love to brainstorm, think two heads are better than one and hope to find a group that can add to these ideas, challenge them and ultimately, come up with a great learning project.
In math, I used three words that worked well when presenting math lessons (probably borrowed from somewhere): Build, Draw, Write...or in otherwords, present the concrete...move to the representational, then on to the abstract.
I love this concept and would like to see how this works when designing instruction.