Category: Learning Theory

A new way to Assess?

Sometimes the best solution to a problem is the most simple solution.  Is this true of how we approach assessing our students? In the following Ted Talk, Mark Barnes gives us his theory on education and assessment and has come up with “SE2R,” which has the following steps: Summarize Explain Redirect Resubmit     Mark’s theory …

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Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

“Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick.” Here is a link to an Edutopia article to help you with student success.  It touches on cognitive learning and how the brain works, and then moves to strategies to help you create content that is memorable …

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How Do We Learn

In looking for meaningful learning we have to remember that it is the brain that gives us the mental models needed for understanding.  When we recognize the brains role, we will be in a better place to help students grasp and master the lessons we give them.  Cognitive learning is a huge subject, so expect …

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Applying Behaviorism to E-Learning

When we look at e-learning, there are a few different ways of approaching the subject.  The three main ways of designing multimedia learning are:   Response Strengthening, Information Acquisition, and Knowledge Construction In this post I’m going to concentrate on the first way – response strengthening, which can be looked at as part of behaviorist …

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