Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to the Idea of a university

We encapsulate learning into courses and modules, quite often prescribed via SLO's etc. However if you look back to early universities, it was not courses but your accumulated learning experience which counted. Maybe with online learning and learning on demand we can move away from unitizing learning and get back to rewarding people for their time on task.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Simple learning

Steps to varnishing a floor.
1) Open can of varnish.
2) Move lid of can to exit point of room.

Omitting 2) generates a simple example of experiential learning.