Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Learning Theories at a glance

The cmap at this location gives an overall picture of the established learning theories:

http://cmapspublic3.ihmc.us/rid=1LGVGJY66-CCD5CZ-12G3/LearningTheory.cmap

A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles

A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles

"One of the most popular theories that inform pedagogy is Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory. This theory posits the existence of seven different areas of intelligence that characterize the learning style one is more comfortable with. The visual below provides a very great overview of these 7 learning styles. If you want to learn more about Howard's multiple intelligences theory I would highly recommend his seminal work "Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice"."


http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/09/a-handy-visual-featuring-7-learning.html

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Different learning styles are a neuroscience myth

Many of us are very familiar with the visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.

However, these different learning styles are now being regarded as a neuroscience myth. You can read what Olivia Goldhill has to say about this neuroscience myth in this article:

http://qz.com/#585143/the-concept-of-different-learning-styles-is-one-of-the-greatest-neuroscience-myths/

Monday, December 21, 2015

How to avoid 'death by PowerPoint'

Many of us use PowerPoint to make presentations. However, not everyone succeeds in making a fantastic presentation which the audience enjoy listening and interacting with the speaker.

Many PowerPoint presentations are boring, have too much textual information and speakers tend to read from the text typed on the PowerPoint.

Jane Wakefield, a Technology reporter, has written an enjoyable article entitled 'How to avoid 'death by PowerPoint'.

The URL of this article is:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35038429


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Very Short Introduction to Educational Technology

This is a short presentation by Mike Sharples of the Institute for Educational Technology in the UK's Open University:

http://www.slideshare.net/sharplem/introduction-to-educational-technology-55332225