This week we answer the question: ‘How can Lois Lane use good web writing principles to teach Metropolis Superman’s secret identity?’ To answer these we’ve called in hard bitten, soft voiced, mercenary for hire Paul Hoffman – who’ll be deploying the kryptonite of years of editorial experience to the fragile kryptonian flesh of Mike and… Continue reading Lois Lane destroys Superman with Web Writing Principles
This week we answer the bloody stupid question, ‘What is Ghost in the Shell’s Major problem with Technology Enhanced Learning?’. And boy oh boy do we try and answer it. Our sleep deprived brains use Sian Bayne’s excellent paper ‘What the matter with Technology Enhanced Learning’ to try and hamfistedly smash these two seemingly disparate… Continue reading Ghost in the TEL
This week Mike is joined by Liz Ellis as we look at Critical Digital Pedagogy through the lens of Starfleet, the Prime Directive, and the best (insert hate mail here) series of Star Trek. Is Critical pedagogy a massive subject in itself? Would it have been more sensible to do a separate episode on that… Continue reading How does the Critical Digital Pedagogy help Starfleet boldly go where no one has gone before?
This week we take a look at the continent (yes continent, I swear it will all make sense eventually) of Situated Learning, through the lens of 1987’s best film about aliens hunting Arnold Schwarzenegger – Predator. We also discover that the studio is on fire, and that Mark’s caffeine tolerance is impressive but not unlimited.… Continue reading How does Arnie keep his skin attached using Situated Learning in Predator?
This episode we take a look at the Experiential Learning model, through the lens of The Matrix. It’s my new favorite learning model (simple, helix, practical) combined with one of the best films ever made (because Keanu Reeves), and to really ice the cake we finally sorted out the show format. Break down the question,… Continue reading Does Neo really experience Experiential Learning in the Matrix?
This week, Mike and Mark look at constructive alignment through the lens of Professor Remus Lupin’s marvelous defense against the dark arts curriculum. We also accidentally look at Meerkats, as it turns out they’re amazing teachers as well as being properly rock and roll. This is going to be a bit of a trunk episode,… Continue reading How do you fight off Dementors using Constructive Alignment?
This episode we answer the question – How does the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy help Arthur Dent take a cognitive load off? To do so, we’ll pick apart our understanding of the concept of cognitive load, give some really bad examples of it, and then bang it against Douglas Adam’s accidental masterpiece until the… Continue reading Cognitive load / The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
This week, we’ll be reviewing Barak Rosenshine’s 10 principles of instruction and asking ourselves: was Yoda an effective supply teacher? If you’ve never come across them before – Barak Rosenshine’s 10 principles are really popular in the US, so popular infact that he’s added a load more. We’ll unpack them, sense check them, give them… Continue reading 10 Principles of Instruction / Yoda the supply teacher
This episode, we’ll be pottering around in Lave and Wenger’s communities of practice model and asking ourselves, what does a boundary object have to do with Leeroy Jenkins? Wait … did we even answer that in the episode? If we didn’t then here it is: the concept of Leeroy Jenkins is a boundary object that… Continue reading Communities of practice / World of Warcraft