Mobile phones for Education in India’s Low-Cost Schools

© 2015 Photo copyright, Tony Hughes, All rights reserved. Children at Ramana’s Childrens School, Rishikesh, India This is a guest post written by Kim Campbell, Benjamin Mayer, and Hila Mehr, the authors of the report Education Technology in India: Designing Ed-Tech for Affordable Private Schools. Follow their blog and reach the authors at Ed-Tech India.[…]

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[…]

Cut the cr**p! Development is a Joint Venture

There’s always a more or less discernable ‘zone of irritation’ for an organisation when developing online learning with a partner learning organisation. I think, after several large online learning development projects that this comes from a lack of clear understanding on the part of the contracting organisation in terms of what their real, rather than[…]

Digital Literacy: Learning to Run Twice as Fast

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.[…]

The Science of Boredom

Boredom … don’t we all remember at least one teacher who had mastered the art of Boring Students. This video from neurologist Judy Willis started with her realising that teachers were reporting more and more cases of kids who had ‘learning’ disorders or ATD etc and, when she took a closer look it turned out[…]

2012 Media and Tech Learning Trends

On January 24-26, 2012,  one hundred  distinguished thought leaders from  all over  the  world  were invited to come together in Austin to mark the tenth anniversary of the NMC Horizon Project with a very special convocation and retreat. During the retreat they identified a number of ‘mega trends’ that will effect learning and the way we work[…]

Educating With Online Video: Salman Khan

Salman Khan, the founder of the incredibly successful Khan Academy of short, low-production value/low-cost, highly effective educational videos talks about educating online and the use of engaging video produced with passion. From the TED website: Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos[…]

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[…]