What is a flipped classroom?

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Students view informative video lectures in their own time before the class. In-class time is devoted to exercises, projects or discussions. The video element is seen as the key ingredient in the flipped model. They are cre...

December 07, 2016 Darlo Posted in Learning

Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction

Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction suggests there are certain mental conditions that must be present in order for student to absorb and retain knowledge. They are based on the internal and external cognitive functions required, to contribute to learning. Internal factors are the learner’s prior knowledge. External factors are the outside stimul...

November 09, 2016 Darlo Posted in eLearning, Learning

Malcolm Knowles’ 6 Adult Learning Principles

Malcolm Knowles defined the term andragogy in the 1970s as ‘the art and science of helping adults learn.’ Knowles identified the six principles of adult learning: 1. Adults are internally motivated and self-directed Adult learners make choices relevant to their learning objectives. They also direct their learning goals with the guidance...

November 03, 2016 Darlo Posted in Learning

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

Originated by Benjamin Bloom and collaborators in the 1950’s, Bloom’s Taxonomy describes six levels of cognitive learning. By creating intended learning outcomes using measurable verbs, teachers are able to indicate exactly what the student must do in order to demonstrate learning. It was revised in 2001 by a group of cognitive psychologists. ...

October 25, 2016 Darlo Posted in Learning

Using The ARCS Model To Motivate Learning

John Keller, the founder of ARCS Model of Motivational Design Theories has developed the model to help teachers engage students in learning, sustaining and promoting their learning process. It is made up of four parts, including; Attention Attention can be sustained in two ways; Perceptual arousal – gained by surprise or disbelief I...

October 12, 2016 Darlo Posted in Learning

Understanding Learning Behaviours With Merrill’s Principles Of Instruction

Instructional Design is the process of understanding learning behaviours. This guides our choices of instructional sequences and strategies to meet the needs of the learners and the desired learning outcomes. David Merrill, an education researcher reviewed instructional design theories to identify common principles.  He devised the following fiv...

October 03, 2016 Darlo Posted in Learning

Should My Organisation Invest In Online, Blended And ELearning?

It’s no secret that the growth of online learning has increased in recent years. Students are opting for comfortable, flexible courses to do in their own time. So what does this mean for providers? Whilst face-to-face student engagement may be becoming less prominent in the education sector, it is time to assert the needs of the millennial student...

September 26, 2016 Darlo Posted in eLearning
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