Sharing Effective Pedagogical Innovations
Here are some points that I extracted from the ‘Sharing Effective Pedagogical Innovations’ case study;
- Chudler’s Neuroscience for kids shows that through the continuous availability of digital resources, students’ knowledge may increase, but not the attitude towards science.
- Effective practice as seen in both examples (Chudler and Gibbs) should include a variety of learning objects which may be useful for different students e.g. textual, visual, games etc.
- This may enable students with different abilities and learning patterns to learn at their own pace.
- Same learning activities may have various uses.
- Gibb’s tried to ‘create a supportive online environment for student’ where the teacher takes a back seat and act as the facilitator of learning.
Disseminating Effective Practices and Products
I am struggling in seeing the connection between this case study and elearning practice. Still I have come up with the following list;
- Best professors in their fields have been selected. Funding has been used to highlight and ellicit best practice, thus these professors may serve as role models for others.
- Using the toolkit so that thepractice of each professor could be documented in a uniform style. This would enable others understand and re use their ideas.
- Walker has worked on resources and teaching strategies which could bring excitement towards the subject and provide the students with a sense of individual involvement in their learning
- Drive towards active learning.