Why Educational Games are still boring…

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the things I keep coming up against again and again is the ‘language’ problem. Having come from computer science and only recently introduced to ‘formal’ education (I”ve been teaching at university for ~30 years), I was at first … Continue reading

Why Education Research Is Failing Us: Begley – Sharon Begley – Newsweek.com

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Why Education Research Is Failing Us: Begley – Sharon Begley – Newsweek.com. Synopsis: This article reports on a meta study comparing inquiry methods against a more trditional approach. What was found is that: “There is a dearth of carefully crafted, … Continue reading

Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes I have seriously misjudged M. David Merrill. His Component Display Theory was very computer sciencey, and unwieldy, and really turned me off; but First Principles is *really* good. Thank you Gail for pointing me at it! I’ve had this notion … Continue reading