The Currency of Digital Learning

Using technology for life long learning

Using technology for life long learning

How do we digitally learn?  How do you learn effectively in a workshop? What is the currency of digital learning?

By Tim T Dingle BSc (Hons) MIBiol PGCE MBA

Chief Development Officer at  the Academy of Vocational and Professional Training.

When you want to acquire a new skill or apply some new knowledge, do you learn by passively sitting and listening to an expert lecture for 90 minutes without a break and 150 Power point slides? What do you actually retain that enhances the value and the currency of your learning. The currency is defined  as something of value, or something that represents value: knowledge, gold, respect, or social media following, all represent different kinds of currency. In 2013 it could be that the currencies in digital and workshop learning are changing.

Learning is evolving and not simply by the tools that actuate it. The process of adopting new learning domains and materials (many digital) has exposed the need for new skills. It is debatable whether or not such skills need to be expressly taught, or if they’re simply the residue of intense, well-designed learning experiences. Whether or not they are old learning (content) with a new coat of paint, or genuinely represent a paradigm shift in learning priorities, it is difficult to doubt their constant application in a 21st century world that is super fast connected, digital, omni-social and multi-faceted.

No longer is it considered sufficient to teach children to simply read and write, and fill in the middle with discrete facts about history, mathematics, and scientific processes. There are new skills that transcend content areas, in this way functioning as natural pathways out of old thinking: creativity, problem-solving and collaboration. One can problem-solve across and within topics formerly thought of as science and history and moving between them both moves them beyond academia, and back to the real world. This is possible because flexible cognitive and creative capacities are not rigid.

The brain science literature suggests that workshop learners understand and remember more when they talk about what they are learning.  However, there are some people who attend workshop and training seem to have information wash over them and are uncomfortable with talking or moving.   So, to get improved retention and learning in both digital and workshops:

1.  Do something physical when you learn: incorporate some sort of movement or body activity every 20 minutes, on line or face-to-face.

2.   Walk and talk, walk and learn: I do this a lot in half-day or full-day trainings.   Participants might do an exercise, but the results are on the wall for a debrief. Using a tablet for true learning as you move.

3.  Flip Chart Products: This is where participants will write specific responses on labelled charts on the wall at designated times.    It can be an answer to a question, a question learners still have, a summary statement, an opinion about the content, facts they want to remember, or how they plan to use the content.  Then stick it on the wall. It works with digital media as well- plaster the wall with paper!

With the proper technologies and thoughtful new methodologies, courses can become content infinite. When the learning goals supersede the content areas, things begin to change. As the currencies in digital learning evolve, they necessarily evolve the learning with them.

AVPTLTD LOGO  6

 

Check out our 1 day business bootcamp

3 responses to “The Currency of Digital Learning

  1. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you are speaking about! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally discuss with my website =). We will have a link change agreement between us!

  2. you have awesome ideas that you know how to express in so easy way. bbom bbom bbom bbom bbom

  3. Simple Advice For Online Roulette Players

    If I could come up with one meaningful, but simple piece of advice for roulette players seeking out online casinos, it would consist of a simple six word statement. That statement is, ‘Let someone else do the work’. There is an extraordinarily huge selection of roulette games on the internet, and just as many websites featuring them. Participating in all of these websites, however, involves providing access to personal and financial information. Because identity theft and other internet privacy problems are a huge issue these days, why give that type of information to a gambling website that has not been properly vetted? The website, , however, is a great alternative to putting your finances and other personal information at risk, for this site has done the legwork and recommends only the best and the safest online roulette game playing websites to gamers of all skill levels.

    One visit to will reveal that, after all the research is done, there is still a huge selection of roulette games available to players of any skill level. In addition to being safe and secure, these websites cater to a variety of gambling tastes and talents. RouletteGames.co.uk have the best roulette games to be found, and the site provides an internet guidebook of sorts that directs roulette players to the casinos that are the best selection for them. Some of the best information at this great site consists of the reviews. These days, most reviews are nothing more than elaborate sales pitches, but that is not the way reviews work at . These reviews not only inform players about what they will like about their experience at a casino, they give details about what certain players might not like about a particular casino. Providing this type of information is both ethical and practical for the potential player and demonstrates that the casinos featured at are run and managed by reputable companies. These companies are well known gambling institutions that are interested in serving their target marketing demographic with the best and most popular roulette games possible for that specific target audience. These casinos use this website as an opportunity to reach that audience without a lot of wasted money on generic advertising and are happy to be fully vetted before the site managers will place them among the casino listings.

    Simply Online Poker Casino put, Roulette games.co.uk have the best roulette games on the internet, and the site managers combine their expertise and match-making service, to ensure that specific casinos and potential gamers find one another. The featured casinos realize that they have patrons with a built-in a loyalty. This means that the casinos are willing to introduce loyalty and rewards programs that would otherwise take years to earn; this means that gamblers can access points systems, prize drawings, access to VIP rooms, double down bonuses, and other rewards/promotions.

    A final benefit to finding online roulette games in this manner are the tutorials and strategy guides. These provide valuable tips and techniques to roulette players of all skill levels. Understanding roulette strategies is important when it comes to winning money, minimizing losses, and being an enjoyable laymate?for others at the table.

    If you want strict security, honest and helpful information and reviews, education, and great customer service, remember .

    ,

    http://hockey.zesnul.nl/?pagina=gastenboek&pag=43

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s