New mooc-learning experience: Design & Development of Educational Technology

I’m happy and exited to start a new mooc-learning experience on Design & Development of Educational Technology at ‪#‎MITx‬ #11.132x. This course’s description and objectives sound like it’s THE course I had to take… To be effective, educational technologies must be designed based on what we know about how people learn. Through interviews…

New “public outreach” article on Applied Learning Sciences

I’ve just linked a recent “public outreach” article on Academia.edu containing an “expert interview” with me on the topic of applying learning sciences to everyday school-oriented learning practices. http://bit.ly/1rs0FZU Feel free to comment it, if you can read German and feel like you’ve got something valuable to say about this…

Big Trend: Free online learning & assessment resources

I’ve got the impression that many companies are investing in offering free online learning and assessment resources and tools. I recently discovered these two: http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests http://www.varsitytutors.com/classroom-assessment They can be interesting for learners, looking for self-paced revision and for teachers wishing to make their jobs easier (and spend their time on…

What can schools, teachers and learners learn from implicit learning research?

Here is the slideshow of my oral presentation “What can schools, teachers and learners learn from implicit learning research?”, that I just gave at the Fourth scientific symposium of the Association for Research in Neuroeducation, at the Université de Caen, in Caen, Basse-Normandie, France . http://www.slideshare.net/rreuter/reuter-arn20140527

New membership to a professional association – ARN

I just signed up for regular membership at the ARN – ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE EN NEUROÉDUCATION / ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN NEUROEDUCATION, 1) because I’ll present a poster at their conference in may 2014, and 2) because I like being networked with other researchers eager to better “Understanding the Brain…

DNLE – Assignment #4: Learning Classification Chart using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Our 4th assignment was to use Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Objectives and find an educational technology (I suppose they should be digital tools) that would allow teachers to design a learning activity for their students, which aims at the corresponding learning objective. Even though the assignment only states that we…

DNLE – Assignment #3: Prescription for a Learning Problem

Our 3rd individual assignement was to take another student’s Educational Challenge Scenario (from assignment #2) and try to write up a way to find a solution to the challenge described. I’ve chosen to suggest a solution to this challenge scenario: Training for unmotivated teachers to use technology  1 Home Based Learning online…

DNLE – Assignment #2: Educational Challenge Scenario

Our 2nd individual assignment was to write an “educational challenge scenario”: Write a description that tells a story of a real or hypothetical educational challenge or problem scenario. You can research and describe a real learning/training challenge facing a school or organization, or you can make one up of your…

DNLE – Assignment #1: Evaluation of 3 Learning Environments or Technologies

In the online course on “Designing a New Learning Environment” (DNLE hereafter) that I’ve started taking on 15th Octobre 2012, we have been given a first (individual) assignment… And I’m currently preparing to address this task, in the next days. We have to evaluate 3 Learning Environments or Technologies and…

My motivations to take the “Designing a New Learning Environment” course

As a researcher in Educational Technology, I’m interested in the strategic use (or lack of use) of ICT tools in educational settings, the factors that influence (positively or negatively) their strategic use by teachers (of all levels in educational systems) and in the (transformative) effects (or not) that their use…