Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Challenging our assumptions about eLearning and constructivism

If you like to have your thinking challenged you will enjoy downloading these slides from this keynote address by Dr Richard Clark

The keynote exploded the myth of success surrounding constructivism and focused on learning and how to structure learning for higher learning outcomes.

For example Dr. Richard Clark noted that "multimedia-based presentations and engagement can decrease student attentiveness and investment in learning"

Furthermore

* 50% of students are wrong when asked to reflect on how much they learned
* 30% of students like the instruction from which they learn the least
* adjusting instruction for different learning styles does not increase learning (accommodation = fail)


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