Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Cycle

In the last post I looked at where small to medium sized organisations tackling the development of online courses can run into problems when selecting the development team from amongst relatively inexperienced staff members who don’t always have the skills or time required to complete the development tasks. In this post I want to quickly[…]

Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Team

This post concerns small to medium sized organisations who have limited or no understanding of online learning content development but are in the process of creating their own courses based around in-house subject matter expertise and using an LMS (Learning Management System) that, while being transparent to use and feature rich, doesn’t magically turn subject[…]

How to escape education’s death valley

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley Some time ago I wrote a couple of  posts around Ken Robinson’s approach and perspective on education, training and creativity. Recently, probably due more to my own work with client projects than any measurable trend in the education sector, that thinking has started to ‘devolve’ again toward[…]

Macrowikinomics and PCF6

I’m currently in Cochin, India for the Sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning. The theme of the conference is ‘Access and Success in Learning: Global Development Perspectives‘. I’m here with a contingent from the International Award Association for whom praxMatrix is developing an Online Award Leader Training platform for the Asia Pacific region in conjunction[…]

Participatory Learning Workshop, Seoul, Korea 25-29 October,2010

I’ll be in Seoul, Korea between the 24th October and the 30th October presenting at the International Award Association’s ‘Asia Pacific Regional Training Workshop’. I’ll be running a two hour workshop on the 27th that will concentrate firstly on what learners, and especially Generation Y learners, expect of the learning experience and what participatory, constructivist[…]

E-learning platform vs system

The other day I was asked by a client to send a bullet point list of the main features of the online learning platform that we are developing for them. Condensing a lot of thinking around the development of a very complex platform for them proved to be pretty challenging but the list ended up[…]

Is the Web Dumbing Us All Down?

Tara Brabazon, Professor of Media at the University of Brighton, has a lot to say… and loudly … about the insidious effect on our ability to analyse and engage critically with information when we rely on the ‘McDonald’s, fries and Coke’ of the Internet, Google (Brabazon’s other descriptives for Google are the ‘whitebread’  and the[…]

Digital Media Skills Training Shortage

Findings in a recently released survey from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Medill School/Media Management Center at Northwestern University point to a significant digital media skills training shortage for business-to-business (B2B) editors. The survey finds that B2B editors “generally receive a paltry amount of corporate training on the skills they need[…]