This week we’re joined by Mary Jacob, as we chat about our quintessential pop culture zombos, using them to pick apart neuromyths – and in particular the biggy – Learning Styles! Before the wickerman gets erected, we’re not conflating these with learner preferences, or learning requirement/needs/delivery/accessibility reqs – we’re focusing on the VARK psychometric guff.… Continue reading Are learning styles the boss level zombie of neuromyths?
Or to ask the full question, how can the RZA, the GZA, Raekwon the Chef, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, ODB, U-God, and Ghostface Killah inform our online collaborative learning experiences? To help answer this, we’re joined by the brilliant Terry Greene, Senior eLearning Designer at Trent University, Ontario and host of the cracking… Continue reading How can the Wu-Tang Clan inform our online collaborative learning experiences?
Boy oh boy do we have a special one for you! In this episode we demystify and separate out Gamification and Games Based Learning, talk about one of the best action/sci-fi movies of all time, The Matrix – and get up on our soap boxes about how to take the red pill to add cool… Continue reading How is Gamification like being trapped in The Matrix? And what is the real world of Games Based Learning?
Join Mike Collins, Mark Childs and Mark Williams as they bimble their way through a game of the excellent Walkabout MiniGolf, and share their thoughts on the state and challenges of VR in education. We recorded this all the way back in 2021 (who ever would have thought we’d look back on that fondly, as… Continue reading Learning Designers chat VR in Education, in VR minigolf! (+hiatus update)
In this episode Mike and Mark pull out the pedagogic pocketknife they’ve been building up over the last 30-ish episodes, and put it to work examining a fun group philosophy learning activity, Funlosophy, presented by Dom Jordan. If you enjoy the episode and want to treat us to a heated caffeinated beverage, then head on… Continue reading How can two and a half years of pedagogic podcasting help us examine an amnesiac hitman? (Ft. Funlosophy)
It’s a very special episode! We’ll be descending to the smoky depths of the pedagogical open mic club, where a patter of polymath pedagogues propound for your listening pleasure! Join Mike C, Grainne O, Mark C, Liz E, Mark W, Beccy C, Paul A and Chris C in performances and discussions that cover neuromyths, schools… Continue reading The Pedagodzilla Open Mic Night (Ft. Gamification)
What’s more fun than using a well established model with a snappy acronym? Making your own! Stay tuned for the GHIBLI and BUMHOLES models. God help us. In this episode Mike and Mark explore heists as a genre, Avengers Endgame in particular and debate the whole concept of having a bleeding obvious acronym over the… Continue reading How can the ADDIE model help you in heists? Ft. Mike and Mark’s own horrific instructional design models and Avengers Endgame
This episode, join us as Learning Design professionals from four of the UK’s most prestigious universities come together to help Hogwarts, the magical school for witchcraft and wizardy, pivot from magical to non magical teaching. Why you may ask? Because of a terrible disease that’s ravaged the wizarding world and disrupted everyone’s lives! Any similarities… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Learning Design Proposal
This episode, join Mark, Beccy and Mike as we engage in waaaaay too much Apollo 13 and space race geekery before finally getting on to the subject of constructionism, what it is, and why Mike seems to get in confused with all other words beginning with the letter ‘C’. Could we have edited out the… Continue reading How did the Apollo 13 crew use constructionism to return safely to Earth?
How’s that for an unwieldy episode title? Join Mike, Mark and Paul as they gradually lose the plot, smashing everyone’s favourite bit of cognitive bias, the Dunning Kruger Effect, in to everyone’s favourite bit of Schadenfreude voyeurism TV, Come Dine With Me. We close out this episode with a song from Plantfoot, and their fabulously… Continue reading ‘Come Dunning with me, Kruger!’ Whether teaching or dining – how do you know if what you are serving up is actually any good?