Category Archives: eLearning

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Stubborn school administrations

We have an emergency! We cannot stubbornly stick to the prescribed catalog of stuff.
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Didactic sliders

I liked the idea of the sliders by Krommer, Klee & Wampfler (in particular, “As much simple technology as possible“), and I reused it in my simple Tool:

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Service interface

What personalized learning has in common with some productivity apps: a service interface.
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Intelligent textbooks, rejected

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Is openness addictive?

Currently I am participating in a German online course that is conducted within a closed group. I am surprised how much I dislike this, and how I miss much of the openness of CCK08.
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Web 2.0 for Teaching

A new German publication dissects The deployment of Web 2.0 for teaching. A significant argument is that active students are always a minority. I think this is true when diversity and breadth of knowledge is mistaken for plain mass of content.
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Enchanted by the tools

Lisa Lane has a great advice for the unnecessarily intimidated among faculty: Playing around with online tools oneself, but not getting enchanted by the tools.
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Reusing paper resources online?

When online resources are optimized for print, it is often a pain to scan them to decide whether to print them or not.
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Research and Emptiness

A today’s newspaper article complains about the current financial promotion policy that divides universities into those with research and those that merely serve a cost-effective (i. e. lowbrow) training. It causes thinking about the underlying concept of learning and knowledge.
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Methodological Monoculture

In her keynote speech at GMW06, G. Reinmann identified an innovation throttle of educational research: Methodological Monoculture.
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