Many times we are informed through our social media accounts or emails that our friends, relatives, business contacts, or even casual acquaintances have purchased some product or other from so and so seller. At times, we come to know again from the same electronic channels that some product or service is liked by our contacts. … Continue reading Why your most satisfied students do not talk about you in social media…
Part 1 of this blog talked about the psychological states called affective dimensions. Now, let us we look at another study conducted in year 2001 by Barry Kort, Rob Reilly, and Rosalind W. Piccard of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which they have proposed the following model relating phases of learning to emotions. If we … Continue reading What does research say about emotion affecting learning behavior – Part 2
The topic sounds absurd because emotion affecting behavior is too much of a common sense to be made into the subject matter of a blog. However, ‘common sense is not so common’ – so said Voltaire. First, some fundas about affective dimensions. The word ‘affective’ means moods, feelings and attitudes. In 1980, a research paper … Continue reading What does research say about emotion affecting learning behavior – Part 1
Implementation of core banking solution reduced the number of support staff in banks throughout the world, robots in factory shop-floors have made many blue-collar jobs redundant and office automation virtually removed the office secretaries from corporate floors. So, are teachers going to face large scale job losses due to the increasing adoption of virtual learning … Continue reading Will technology based learning kill the jobs of teachers?
In 1993, an educationist by the name of Michael G. Moore from the University of Wisconsin-Madison used a framework called ‘Transactional Distance Theory’ to explain the phenomenon of physical, psychological and communication gap between the teacher and the learner in the context of distance education and devised a mechanism of fine tuning attributes like dialog, … Continue reading Why most e-learning courses do not excite learners
This one trick can make learning enjoyable and profitable for all. Einstein once said that one should be able to explain laws of Physics to a barmaid. If all the teachers in the world really followed the above saying, learning delivery will undergo a sea change and make learning enjoyable for the learners.People (especially the … Continue reading This one trick can make learning enjoyable and profitable for all
Mahabharata, one of the two great epics of India, mentions the story of Eklavya who learnt the art of archery by practicing in front of a clay image of Guru Dronacharya. He used to hide at a distance and watch what the Kauravas and Pandavas (the Royal Family of Hastinapur in ancient India) were taught … Continue reading Distance learning in mythological times