Rethinking Learning Environments and Class

Do you go to the football field to learn music? Or to the art gallery to learn fencing? Or to a library to learn oratory? You don't. However, irrespective of whether you are studying history, economics, physics, languages or architecture, you go to that one singular invention - the classroom.In the age of networks, this... Continue Reading →

Google Wave

Check out Google Wave. The concept is striking and ambitious. Also very relevant to what we have been talking about in terms of PLEs. At the core, there are a few important architectural dimensions. Firstly, content structure. A few years back I had designed an architecture for a content management system that structured out content... Continue Reading →

Content Equivalence

Can we really achieve easy morphing from one content type to another? Imagine a well structured lab printed manual being converted to an audio file into an actual video showing steps of a process? All automagically, of course.  Well, not so magical after all! Just when I was looking at Content Equivalence, comes New Scientist... Continue Reading →

Fusing the learning experience

As more customers have started looking at Web 2.0 and learning 2.0 as a way to encourage greater learner engagement and learning effectiveness, I believe the way web based training (WBT) courses are created right now should change. WBTs should have the elements of collaboration within them. Take for example a course on Ethics that... Continue Reading →

Collaborative and Cooperative Learning

I came across some very interesting articles around collaboration and cooperation in learning. Formally defined, cooperative learning is defined by a set of processes which help people interact together in order to accomplish a specific goal or develop an end product which is usually content specific while (Panitz, 1996). Collaborative learning is defined as a... Continue Reading →

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