18 mai 2018

Improving Learning and Reducing Costs: Lessons Learned from Round I of the Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign

Improving Learning and Reducing Costs: Lessons Learned from Round I of the Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign
According to the author, "Five of the ten projects reported improved learning outcomes; four reported no significant difference; one was inconclusive. Six of the ten projects measured changes in drop-failure-withdrawal (DFW) rates; five showed improvement. More...

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Persuasive Design: New Captology Book

Persuasive Design: New Captology Book
The author reviews B.J. Fogg's "Persuasive Technology," recommending it as good account of the use of interactivity on websites as a form of persuasion. The article could use a good editing. More...

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11 mai 2018

Design suranné

logoLe mobilier d’un siècle passé s’insère difficilement dans un environnement moderne; généralement on lui réservera un espace dédié. Une chaise aura toujours l’air d’une chaise, mais pour le reste, nos attentes dépassent habituellement ce que ce genre de mobilier propose. Plus...

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08 mai 2018

How design thinking can help teachers collaborate

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThe recent release of the Gonski 2.0 report has done an excellent job of re-opening the conversation around how our schools could better fulfil their purpose. More...

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06 mai 2018

Don’t Forget, Instructional Design Is About Problem Solving

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. In this blog we offer a quick refresher on the origins of instructional design, which is especially valuable because the demand for what we do is increasing. More...

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30 avril 2018

Design of a Personalized Massive Open Online Course Platform

Design of a Personalized Massive Open Online Course Platform
Junfu Xi, Yehua Chen, Gang Wang, International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 2018/04/09
You might think (as I did) that this has to do with personalized access to MOOCs, but the article is in fact about building an analytics engine into a MOOC platform. It's still an interesting article. More...

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26 avril 2018

Visite d’HEMiSF4iRE Design School : 6 minutes pour 4i !

De la créativité à l'innovationSur le blog Educpros de Jean-Charles Cailliez. Découvrez la vidéo présentant HEMiSF4iRE en cliquant sur ce lien. Vous pourrez ainsi visiter cette nouvelle Design School, créée pour transformer l’université et ses liens avec l’entreprise, la société en général et qui a été inaugurée officiellement le 6 février 2018. Plus...

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25 avril 2018

Designing a University from Scratch (III)

By Alex Usher. Then yesterday, I examined what lessons the Minerva had for the rest of academia in terms of building curricula.  Today I want to turn to pedagogy and assessment. Assessment, in particular, is ripe for a deep re-think and overhaul. More...

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Designing a University from Scratch (II)

By Alex Usher. Following on from yesterday’s discussion of the Minerva model (you might want to refresh your memory by re-reading yesterday’s entry, as detailed in the book Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education, I wanted to get into a bit more detail about whether the Minerva curriculum is a foretaste of things to come, a weird one-off, or an evolutionary dead-end. More...

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Designing a University from Scratch (I)

By Alex Usher. I’ve recently been reading a fascinating book entitled Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education which essentially is an operating manual for the Minerva Schools (if you have never heard of, or have forgotten Minerva, I did a write-up of it back in 2013). What everyone remembers about Minerva is the sizzle – students move across seven cities in four years (San Francisco for a year, followed by one term in each of Seoul, Hyderabad, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Taipei and London) and all classrooms are electronically-mediated. More...

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