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Learning networks

Christensen, C. M. (2008). Disrupting class: How disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns. New York: McGraw-Hill. Christensen's 5th chapter proposes a valuable (but ultimately incorrect) three-part business model lens through which he proposes we consider education: consulting (services); value-chain (manufacturing); and user networks (black market). The parenthetical examples are mine: Christensen claims… Continue reading Learning networks

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Differences

Christensen, C. M. (2008). Disrupting class: How disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns. New York: McGraw-Hill. Christensen's Disrupting Class is a good read--the stories seem real. The first chapter starts by revisiting Gardner's multiple intelligences but adds a couple layers I missed before: inside each intelligence are different learning styles (VARK design… Continue reading Differences

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Purpose

Tyler, R.W. (1949) Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction. Chicago: University of Chicago. pp. 3-62. I especially appreciated this chapter as it clearly delineated between education and learning; while acknowledging the role of the latter in the former, the author emphasizes that education is "a process of changing the behavior patterns of people." Although written… Continue reading Purpose

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Ten Core Insights–But Not Much New

Boettcher, J.V. (2007). Ten Core Principles for Designing Effective Learning Environments: Insights from Brain Research and Pedagogical Theory. Innovate 3(3). While the 4-element principle--Learner, Mentor, Knowledge, and Environment--was a welcome reduction from 8+ part models, it seems to add nothing new (apologies to Judith), and LeMKE could just as easily have been KEEN (Knowledge, Environment,… Continue reading Ten Core Insights–But Not Much New

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PBL – pure and simple

Savery, J. and Duffy, T.M. (1995). Problem Based Learning: An instructional model and its constructivist framework. In B.G. Wilson (Ed.) Constructivist Learning Environments: Case Studies in Instrucitonal Design. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications. While PBL is the topic, the article actually focuses on PBL as an exemplar implementation of constructivism which proposes: Understanding occurs… Continue reading PBL – pure and simple