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Simulations in learning

It’s a powerful thing to create simulations for learning: but not something to be taken on lightly. Whilst there are many ways they can add great value, they are not a panacea. Designed well, they can reflect reality: they can … Continue reading

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Let your hands do the talking: representation and abstraction

Following on from yesterday’s post, i’m on holiday this week and spending some time teaching my niece to draw. I’ve been wrestling with the notion of how to move her (at the age of ten) from direct representation to more … Continue reading

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What does mobile learning mean? Provoking a new mindset for learning design

‘Mobile Learning’ and ‘M-Learning’ are popular terms right now. There’s no doubt that ‘mobile’ is the place where the cool kids hang out, but the terms are used to mean different things. For some, it’s the technology: it’s about the … Continue reading

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Unimaginably large numbers: why we have to keep learning relevant to what we know.

Do you know how many people died in the Second World War? I was reading a book about Yuri Gagarin last night, when i read something that stopped me in my tracks. I literally had to stop reading and think … Continue reading

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