Robots Take Distance Learning to New Level

Personal Robots in 2017 It is not longer science fiction. For years, robots have been increasingly working in the manufacturing industry.  They are “helping, not replacing humans” as I heard one Toyota tour guide say. Now robots are quickly become part of our everyday life and culture. What was impossible or way too expensive a few…

Article: Moving from the Transactional LMS to the Transformational LRM (Learning Relationship Management) System

The Article LMS to LRM This article summarizes the current thought and development in the world of e-learning in regards to our standard LMS (Learning Management System) approach to offering classes online. http://www.educationtechnologyinsights.com/cxoinsights/moving-from-the-transactional-lms-to-the-transformational-lrm-nid-260.html The Problem The LMS (Canvas, blackboard, Moodle, etc.) were developed to recreate what we mostly did in the classroom – the basic transaction…

Teaching with Technology in Social Work – March/April 2017 Article

A good article addressing some questions and issues with using technology in social work education. One take away is considering how to connect with technology and multimedia tools that would be helpful in the social work classroom. March/April 2017 Issue Teaching With Technology in Social Work Education By Sue Coyle, MSW Social Work Today Vol.…

4 Popular Learning Myths debunked

What you believe about your students directs your actions towards them. What do you believe? Is it true? As teachers, we need to be careful that we are following best practices in our classes, online and off-line, and this includes these four popular myths about learning: Students will learn more if they are taught in a…

Understanding Bloom’s Taxonomy in E-Learning – New Resources

If you talk with me for long about education, you will realize that I’m a big fan of Bloom’s taxonomy. Specifically the revised taxonomy which takes into consideration our new digital world. By moving students into higher orders of thinking, we help them solidify understanding and push through assumptions. Besides that, assignments and learning become…