In the EMP we discuss the Absorb, Do, Connect Learning Activities from the work of William Horton in E-Learning by Design:
“Activities are necessary to provoke learning experiences. Used in combination, learning activities can accomplish difficult learning objectives.” – William Horton
Absorb activities – read, listen and watch
Do activities – exercise newly acquired skills. Take action and practice!
Connect activities – Application to original course work…
||Students will be able to define Foley production and be able to perform original Foley for an animated short.
|Read articles and watch a short film on Foley performance for animation
|Practice specific hands-on Foley activities in class with instructor guidance (developing mechanical skills)
|Create an original Foley recording work to an animation and submit it for critique by instructors and students
Define = Knowledge
Perform = Synthesis
Popular Absorb activities:
- Physical demonstrations
Popular Do Activities:
- Hands-on Practice Activities
- Discovery Activities with Role play
- Games & Simulations
Popular Connect activities:
- Original work
- Group Critique
- Brainstorming activities
From E-Learning by Design by William Horton
Case Academy is a curated group of tools and resources to help students learn how to analyze case studies and train for business case competitions.
I began by consulting a number of my former case competition students to find out what types of training content they found most beneficial. We brainstormed different categories for content. I also ran a keyword analysis on Google Adwords around related phrases to see what was being searched the most. Continue reading “Case Academy for Students and Coaches”
I’m aiming for a common look & feel for a series of 15 or so vignettes on various research concepts using Gero examples. Gabe pointed me to Flat Icons (which I now realize I’ve forgotten to credit in this file).
This is the second of the series, though the first that includes diverse research participant images. These clusters and individuals from them will be used repeatedly, once they get cleaned-up. Continue reading “Research Concept Vignette: Random Assignment”
There were so many news items yesterday that I decided to make a “Storify” to discuss them all in our session today. Besides going through the material on our session page, we can go over the storiews below and learn more about open education at Simon Fraser, BC, and beyond.
Continue reading “Going Open – In the News”
A popular technique to create educational videos, often referred to as explainer videos or whiteboard animations, is by recording the process of visualizing an idea, through sketching. There are many ways to accomplish this, and although it helps to have some drawing experience, it is by no means the most important skill. As with most EdMedia projects it is the story being told that will have the most impact on the audience. How clearly you can tell that story and provide the information is the challenge you need to consider.
Continue reading “Teaching through whiteboarding”
Celebrate World Listening Day with a soundwalk hosted by the SFU Teaching and Learning Centre and Dr. Milena Droumeva of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.
Continue reading “Soundwalk! World Listening Day 2016: Sounds Lost and Found”