Constructivism 8: Challenges of Elearning

Regarding the challenges of elearning, in 2001 David Jonassen argues that “most e-learning replicates the worst features of face-to-face instruction: it may be cheaper to […]

Constructivism 9: Mindtools

Mindtools are computer-based tools and learning environments that have been adapted or developed to function as intellectual partners with the learner in order to engage […]

Constructivism 10: More Mindtools

Learning is not restricted to formal learning environments, and that learners can acquire sophisticated skills and advanced knowledge in natural learning situations. Computer-based technologies can […]

Constructivism 7: Social Learning cont’d

Continuing our exploration of social learning. Vygotsky argues that learning precedes development. As developmental processes lag behind learning processes, less experienced or developed individuals can […]

Constructivism 6: Social Learning

One of the primary conditions of knowledge working is the social learning aspect. Knowledge workers can learn by collaborating with their peers with similar skill […]

Constructivism 3: The Principles of Constructivism

Bruner’s 1966 text Toward a Theory of Instruction described the key principles of constructivism. Driscoll outlines five conditions for learning. It's useful to elaborate on […]

Discovering Instructional Design 13: ICARE Model – Middlesex University’s experience

So far, all the models I've talked about in this E-Learning Curve Blog series have described a linear process in the design of learning events. […]

Instructional Design 101: Six Rules for Writing

Following a series of posts on Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers, I'm about to embark on a major series of articles on the topic of […]

Teaching Organizational Learning, Part 2 – Conditions for learning

As discussed in a previous E-Learning Curve Blog post, Driscoll outlines five conditions for learning (and organizational learning). Now read on... Continue Reading → The […]

Teaching Organizational Learning, Part 1

Chris Argyris, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School, has made significant contributions to the development of organizational learning theory and experiential learning. Any company that […]

Social networks, long tails, social ties

Today’s post is really a (very) mini case study in the power of integrated corporate social networks, the benefits of long tails in learning, and […]

Constructivism, Learning Environments: An Introduction

There are a range of views on what the term ‘constructivism’ means in the context of learning, but it can be said that most definitions […]

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