Thursday, January 29, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
My Web 2.0 score is 53, so am a newbie. Find out what's your quotient.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Here is a list of 5 things you do not need to know about me:
1) I have planned to become a vegetarian for four days in a week. (Possibly not happening this year :-))
2) Of late am watching all romantic Korean movies. (Seems like I'm smitten by Korean movies)
3) I learnt to ride a scooty on my own. Have knocked down many a people in my first two attempts. :P They almost fell off their vehicles.
4) I once fell into a drain! Yuck it was long long back though.
5) I can watch 2-3 movies back to back on a single day.
So there you go guys.
Geeta, Archana, Smriti, Nishana, Vaishnavi, Ashim, Rashmi, Satya, Sneha, Sushant, Shipra, Ripul, Yatin, Meghna to continue this meme.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
LCMS is a software that is used to create, maintain, reuse, and deliver learning material. On the other hand LMS is a software that allows delivering the learning material in the form of online modules; instructor led training modules within an organization. It also helps to track learner interaction with the content and the instructor, and helps in recording scores. LCMS provides just in time training. For example if say you are working in call center, and your company has launched a new application. You need not go through the entire training kit, instead you can just stick to the modules that you are required to go through and familiarize yourself.
The primary users of an LMS are the learners whereas LCMS is used by the course developers and SME. LMS is used to track student interaction and performance whereas LCMS is used by the content authors to collaborate. LMS is software for planning, delivering, and managing learning events within an organization, including online, virtual classroom, and instructor-led courses. In contrast, an LCMS is software for managing learning content for various training development programs across an organization. It provides developers, authors, instructional designers, and subject matter experts the means to create and re-use e-learning content and reduce duplicated development efforts.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Let me give a brief overview of the workshop.
- Understand Web 2.0 – the changing face of the Internet.
- Discuss training using sharing, collaboration, co-creation, user generated content, social networking
- Explore the use of tools such as wikis, blogs, virtual worlds, podcasts, videocasts, social networking to design effective training
- Discuss case studies where trainers have effectively used these tools for training purposes
- Experience learning and training in the Virtual World
You can log in to http://elearning.kern-comm.com/?p=322 for further details.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Lev Vygotsky, a Russian psychologist and social constructivist came up with the Theory of Social Cognitive Development. The three major themes of this theory are:
Social interaction is necessary for learning and plays a vital role in the process of cognitive development.
MKO or the More Knowledgeable Other; A person who has a better understanding than the learner, it could be a teacher, a mentor, or even a peer who is more knowledgeable as compared to the learner.
Zone of Proximal Development or ZPD
In this theory he discussed about Zone of Proximal Development or ZPD. ZPD implies that a learner can do without as well as with the help of a teacher, or a competent peer, or a guide. ZPD was originally used for problem solving.
Vygotsky argued against examinations that are used as a standard means to test the intelligence and knowledge of the children. Rather he believed that children should be tested on problem solving independently and problem solving techniques with the help of a teacher or a guide. He also believed that students play an important role in the learning process.
By social interaction Vygotsky meant that culture has an enormous amount of impact on children. It is through one’s culture that children learn what to think and how to think. Vygotsky also emphasized that interaction between the teacher and the student facilitates learning; hence learners should be provided with a collaborative and interactive learning environment.
Vygotsky also highlighted the fact that children learn by imitating from their elders and adults; hence it is very important to provide the learners ample opportunity to solve problems under the guidance of a teacher/guide.
To conclude we can say that collaborative learning, discussions, interactivities definitely helps learners to achieve their goal. Also with proper guided learning learners can accomplish task that they cannot do on their own.