Technology may not make the difference in how a student learns. What makes a difference is the learning environment: how the teacher designs learning, and how they use and integrate technology appropriately. In some cases, maybe no technology is appropriate. In-class discussions may work better. Think-Pair-Share where students are looking into each others’ eyes works well and may increase their self-esteem. Maybe going outside or on field trips. However, there are wonderful opportunities for technology where there is no access to valuable resources.
Add video conferencing for a field trip ... more...
Learning Plans (ILPs) help learners define their learning goals and the
action steps needed to meet those goals. An ILP can be set up for one
or more goals with evidence of where the individual is currently and
where they plan to be by a specific date toward meeting those goals.
Individuals can create multiple ILPs for different goals. If the
individual is part of an online coaching program, their eCoach or online mentor/coach can
monitor their progress as they meet their goals with ongoing feedback. The reason why I found ILPs to be helpful was how they personalized the learning ... more...
I started doing research on adult learners and change in the early 90's for my Masters and am surprised that
we still have the same issues today. Have you ever heard of CBAM
(Concerns-Based Adoption Model)? Whenever there's an innovation of some kind, people
take to it at different levels. This is called Stages of Concern.
You may think that eCoaching is online coaching. It is more than that. Are you a trainer, a mentor, and/or coach? You can provide online coaching support for others if you determine their purpose for being online. This is not as easy as it may sound.
When you look at your organization and where you fit in it, is it working? Has everyone defined their learning goals? Are they working toward them? eCoaching supports each person involved to help them meet their learning goals. This takes planning. You can do this alone with an eCoach in social networks if you build a network of people who want to ... more...
Last Comment By Sara Zimmerman April 7, 2009 -- 10:51 AM