Another weird and wonderful episode in our current run of weird and wonderful episodes! Mike and Mark reflect on a fun and funky learning design session, where we tried to learn and apply Krathwohl’s take on Bloom’s taxonomy using the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a roomful of colleagues. If you’d like to try and… Continue reading Where Krathwohl meets Krang – Applying taxonomies through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle course design
WHERE’S MY HOVERBOARD?! This episode, Mike, Clare and Mark kick off a 3 part miniseries on predicting the future of ed-tech, by looking at the kooky predictions of the Jetsons! We’ll be nailing down our future prediction principles in this episode, which we’ll then be taking forwards to episode 2, where we look at the… Continue reading Principles of predicting the future, with the Jetsons!
This episode we answer the bloody stupid question, how could Ashton Kutcher have used Systems Thinking to avoid getting bitten in the Butt(erfly Effect)? You’ll notice a hilarious pun here, and that’s because the pop culture nugget is the nearly well known critical flop and movie, the Butterfly Effect, and systems thinking is the thingy… Continue reading How could Ashton Kutcher have used Systems Thinking to avoid getting bitten in the Butt(erfly Effect)?
This week Mike surprises Mark with a cheeky question he didn’t see coming – How do Blade Runner’s replicants rebel using the Montessori Method? Will his powerful edu-brain be able to process this, and a cult classic sci-fi thriller all at once? Will Mike be a bit skeptical, and then ultimately come to regret it?… Continue reading PopCulture Pedagogy Collision! Blade Runner smashes in to Montessori method
This episode we answer the bloody stupid question – Why does Obi-Wan Kenobi lie to children? To answer that we’ll be looking in to some cool behind the scenes Star Wars guff, and Ian Stewart’s fabulous label for the technical porkers used in teaching. Is Star Wars a bottomless pedagogic analogy well? You betcha. If… Continue reading Why does Obi-Wan Kenobi lie to children?
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?