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#launch48 - Wonderful Learning!

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The Person-Centred Approach to learning as outlined by Carl Rogers made the case for standing back and letting learning happen so that persons can be all that they can be. I think I've just experienced something very like that in the Launch48 weekend that I've just experienced. This has been a learning experience that schools and Universities would do well to look to as a model of significant experiential learning - the organisers simply dipped in and out, giving loose guidance and were simply available and approachable as a resource; the mentors were so generous with their experience, their guidance and their constructive criticism - as well as the offer to stay in touch and stay involved (thanks Phil!); and the lauch48ers  - I suppose I can only talk about my own team, but I saw the same in others that I met - amazing, self-directive, open and dynamic people that I would never have met but for this event. I have to say, the various presentations were quite stunning and I ca…

Addie, Addie, Addie...

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...Oy, Oy, Oy! Or, perhaps not, when it comes to the ADDIE Model, which can make people reach for their beer...

So, what is ADDIE? Five phases of  an 'instructional systems design (ISD)' (ahem!) model for - well, let's leave that for now - here are the five phases: Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate. And here a nice visual and some explanation of how it works:

And I think this is the point at which people have found themselves irritated with the model - how it works. Originally, it was a way of applying a 'scientific' approach to designing eLearning, a 'rigorous' model which would give precise guidelines and repeatable outcomes - as Tom Gram points out, the 'one best way'. And of course, it was then doomed to failure. Erm, it's people we're dealing with here, the technology is secondary - and people can't be put into neat little boxes (even though organisations keep trying to).

However, I think this is a great way to thin…

How to keep google from watching your searches

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