Learning – from requirement to desire

https://landing.athabascau.ca/blog/view/395201/learning-from-requirement-to-desire
September 19, 2013 – 5:43pm


As I travel across Canada and explore the learning centres for adults, I sense a tide of anticipation for the next wave of innovative pedagogy.  Like the news pushing MOOCS as an attractive freebie (if you ignore the attrition rates, or ownership of content)…but I digress. Attachment to a particular technology is as dangerous as farming monocultures.

Thus I reflect on what innovative pedagogy is, thankfully Google does all the thinking now and sure enough there is someone who has already blogged it:

http://www.researchgate.net/post/What_is_Innovative_Pedagogy2

I basically agreed with everything stated in the article by Tim Beardsley, Gara Latchanna, and Kamala Devi.

Then I tripped in Youtube on a sample application of the aforementioned “innovation”:

The Big Mistake in Elearning – http://youtu.be/Mj5M4KCfTwo

Pushing vs pulling media receptors

https://landing.athabascau.ca/blog/view/238951/pushing-vs-pulling-media-receptors
February 6, 2013 – 4:16pm


Tony Bate’s article “No. 1 aha moment: media are different” (http://www.tonybates.ca/2013/01/26/no-1-aha-moment-media-are-different/) reminded me of active versus passive learning….which led me to what media would have the greatest impact… perhaps the message that has the shortest distance to travel to the brain.  Ideally the message would be ingested directly, but a Tekwar headset device (“tek”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TekWar) would provide a non-invasive procedure.

Back to the future of 2013 where moving images and sound are projected from a 2D surface, is video media pushing the message to your visual receptors?  At what point do you begin to pull the message to your visual receptors?… when the image gets cloudy or static?

Does paper present a weaker push signal and a stronger pull signal to receptors?

Is there any relationship between push/pull and passive/active learning?

What would force a pull condition over a push?  Socratic vs Nanny state?

How do you make the message activate the cortex to action…at least to flight or fight as opposed to inanimate object?

The Message ….