Converting to a Distance Learning Format

Scenario A training manager has been frustrated with the quality of communication among trainees in his face-to-face training passions and wants to try something new.  With his supervisor’s permission, the trainer plans to convert all current training modules to a blended learning format, which would provide trainees and trainers the...Read more

Defining Distance Learning

Before starting this course, my experience with distance learning involved learning French.  In 1978, I saw an advertisement in a Popular Electronics magazine that offered French lessons through the mail.  I had just finished my second quarter of French at the university and I thought that I might continue studying...Read more

Start of Course – Education 6135

Well, it is that time of the school year again.  It is time to sharpen my typing skills and mouse movement skills for the blogs that I am going to be posting here.  Oh joys!  I like to write but to be quite honest, I miss my old reliable manual...Read more

Reflection for the Course

What I found interesting, and not something, I ever sat down to think about, is the advancement of learning processes throughout the centuries. Aristotle (384 – 322 B.C.) introduced Empiricism as being the primary source of knowledge.  Plato (c. 427 – 347) then introduced Rationalism.  John Watson instigated the behaviorist...Read more

Reflection of the past 7 weeks

After seven weeks of learning about the different existent learning theories, and in self-evaluating myself, I found that I have more methods of learning that I use that I did not recognize before.  For example, I have a network of friends and workers from whom I learn.  I have also...Read more

Multiple Intelligences

According to Howard Garder, 2003, we as human beings have “a set of relatively autonomous intelligences”.  Due to our differences in upbringing through social-economic, cultural, and through the influences of other extrinsic factors, we have developed our individualized profile of intellectual strengths and weaknesses.  If everyone has a different intellectual...Read more
Connectivism

Connectivism

This week’s topic: Connectivism.  Why do I need it to learn?  Why can’t I just go to school, sit behind a desk, listen to a professor lecture, and just learn?  Well, from my mind map, learning is not confined to the school environment.  Learning from a class environment is very...Read more

Brain Learning and the Myth of Learning Styles

If you are an instructor who is interested in reading articles on the neuroscience of teaching and learning, using the visual system to learn, or even why the “learning styles” myth about education is debunked, or any other plethora of available articles that you can fathom in your mind, this...Read more

Update to previous posting

In my previous post I posted three links to blogs that talk about adult learners but those blogs also discuss other topics.  Therefore, I want to elaborate a little more on what I deem those blogs sites to specialize in.  In addition, I will add another blog site that I...Read more

Instructional Design – First Blog

This is my first blog.  I have been wanting to learn about blogs, what they are, what they are used for, and how to install and use them.  I guess now is the time to delve into the exciting world of whatever blogs are.  Although, by now with all the...Read more