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In a Straits Times article, a Year 1 junior college student complained about the downside of e-learning. At the risk of beating an old horse to death, I’ll say this: What the student described is e-doing, not e-learning. This is teach less learn more gone wrong. It is teach less, do more, learn nothing, give […]

My trainee teachers are experiencing e-learning week. They won’t have to make the long journey to campus, but I am sure that they will be busier than usual. But it could be worse! When NIE had it’s first e-learning week in Feb 2007, it was applied to all academic groups. The effect of often overly […]

Does anyone learn anything from school-sanctioned e-learning days? Do the kids learn? Do the teachers? Do the administrators? As an e-learning practitioner and director before, I had enough data, knowledge, and authority to say the answers to those questions was no. I have even described many e-learning events as more e-doing than actual e-learning. Now […]

I was inspired by @mcleod’s “stop pretending” blog entry so I now offer my own five.      by  HamburgerJung    We should stop pretending that: schools prepare kids for the real world; ours prepare them for the next test textbook or worksheet examples are authentic teachers learn anything from professional development; they learn when it […]

  by  London College of Fashion short courses  Ever so often I am asked what “e-learning” means. I tell people three things: You can look it up online It means different things to different people It is easier to tell you what e-learning is NOT E-learning is not e-doing or e-teaching. It is not the creation of […]

Source I could probably look at John Connell’s revised slides on “Good eLearning and Bad eLearning” and pick up something a bit different every day. For example, there were lots of quotable quotes, mostly by famous people, but my favourite was probably the simplest one in slide 63: Young people across the world today are possibly […]

ST Online reported today that schools here might resort to e-learning [PDF] “if H1N1 worsens.” ST also reported that some schools in Hong Kong had already taken that route [PDF] with the outbreak of A(H1N1). The articles are revealing in what they say and what they don’t. In Singapore’s case, “most of the 15 parents interviewed […]

My two AED104 classes will be in the midst of e-learning week this week. Next week, my two QED522 classes take their turn at e-learning. I truly hope that they will be e-learning, not just e-doing, or worse still, e-suffering. We have e-learning weeks not just to simulate school closures due to emergencies. Nor should […]


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