Great and small

English is a funny language. Coloured by countless other languages over centuries of war, politics, colonialism, migration and globalisation, many words have been lost, appropriated […]

MOOCs – Helping organizations learn

A company’s Learning and Development (L&D) function is only as good as the outcomes that it consistently delivers. Are your employees working to their potential? […]

12 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections With Educators

“Since we cannot experience everything, other people’s experiences, and hence other people, become the surrogate for knowledge. ‘I store my knowledge in my friends’ is […]

Insomnia against the grain – and putting Bloom to bed

Summer 2016, Day 1. “So, that puts to bed Bloom’s Taxonomy… that reliable workhorse,” sighed C. “What do we use in its place?” “We don’t”, […]

How #xAPI Enables Analyzing Connected Learning Beyond the LMS

Connected Learning is a modern pedagogical approach holding that knowledge and learning is distributed across a social, conceptual network. A LMS might provide discussion fora, wikis, […]

How Does Active Learning Translate to eLearning?

Active Learning is a hot topic in the educational realm right now, especially among faculty and administrators in traditional P-20 learning environments. Everywhere you look, […]

Six Forms of Instructional Interaction

When thinking about modern learning environments, especially those focused on Constructivism and Connectivism, it is important for us to consider the six forms of instructional […]

How MOOCs led me to Harvard

Ramón Talavera [email protected] In a way, MOOCs have led me to Harvard. A few days ago, I presented the first draft of a game designed […]

Learning Objects: The Backbone of Modern Instruction

As more and more educational institutions begin implementing hybrid and fully online courses, instructional design processes will become exceedingly important. Design committees will not only […]

Mobile Learning’s Impact on Instructional Design

It seems the common catalyst for emerging learning theories like Connectivism, Online Collaborative Learning, Personalized Learning Environments (PLEs), Online Networked Learning Environments, and other online-oriented […]

Meetups + MOOCs: Promoting Active Learning and Communities of Practice

Ramón Talavera Franco @ratafra edX Boston Community meetups promote active learning and communities of practice since 2014. edX is a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) […]

Connectivism: Learning as a Community

In a modern world where knowledge objects are ubiquitous and openly accessible, the roles of educators and learners must evolve to meet the growing needs […]

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