learning centre is an environment containing content built
to support learners before and during a significant learning process.
the case of the Caretaker's Room below the purpose was to prepare
Brisbane City Council staff for the introduction of on-line learning
as a means to provide significant amounts of training. The contents
of the Caretaker's Room include a Learning
How to Learn On-line Survival Course which teaches the strategies
and skills needed to successfully learn via technology. The environment
also contains preparation materials for EVERY on-line course offered
to council staff and several elements for ongoing support should
the participant get stuck motivationally while engaged in a course.
the image to turn on the lights
of an on-line learning support centre draw heavily on my own work
from programs, such as, Learning To Learn, The Goal Achiever's Program,
Training To Train and my various books and articles.
on-line learning support centres have been built, each with their
own unique application. In the case of the Parelli Natural HorseManShip
support centre, the purpose was to provide a place where self-study
students of Pat's work worldwide would find support as they engaged
in this unique learning process. In another case I wrote a single
lesson to prepare learners before they start a CD-ROM training course
where they would learn to operate a rolling mill.
Preparation Guide for IAS
learning: The important issues and what I am doing about them
by Stephanie Burns
psychologist review of the on-line course "Who's Driving the
Recognition with Bob! A taste of the on-line experience
by Stephanie Burns
Attention and Motivating Participation in Self-Directed Programs
from the first on-line teaching test. Quitting the program
before it begins!
by Stephanie Burns
career keeps spinning round and round the same axis. Here I am standing
in front of 500 or more individuals at a Computer Showcase Convention
in 1982 and goodness knows what US city. A new group of 500 entered
every 2 hours from morning till night for four days running. I did
this in more cities than I can remember. My role was to teach people
what they needed to know to begin to think about the ways computers
could one day be used and might influence their lives. Computers
were still unable to display lower case characters and there was
very little packaged software.
people were so frustrated by their own lack of a framework to understand
the new technology they wanted to physically hit the computer ..
so I gave them permission to do just that to get it out of their
system. Then I could get down to some real teaching.
is time now for me to return to teaching.
the image to enter the cave
facilitated by virtual teachers
application feature: every lesson is delivered by a different
character whose ghost still resides in the cave
of five unique environments for a course where the elements found
in the room provide strong links to the nature of the lessons
uniquely facilitated by the thing that it is .. akin to the voice
of the brain teaching about the nature of brain behaviour in the
application feature: 5 environments are used to deliver lessons
related to the 5 different natures of the process being taught
individuals and companies with personality.
you are designing a website for fast access to specific information
.. a phone number, purchasing a known item, flight details .. then
you should use a good traditional website designer. There are many
to choose from in the market today.
however, you are an individual or company who wishes to influence,
educate or inform existing and prospective clients then you most
definitely should not use a traditional website designer. Your design
must be informed by an understanding of human behaviour and achieve
cause positive and useful brain states for the various aspects
of learning, participating and acting
capture and hold attention fully on the contents
cause useful action while at the site .. reading and engaging
in the process
cause future action .. using, experimenting, buying, inquiring,
discussing with others
memorable and causing a desire to return
to enter the office
is just no reason that the unique personality and nature of your
business should not be expressed in the presentation of your work
via the Internet. You get one chance to make an impression on-line.
many of you are well aware, my career has been driven by a cycle
a difficult problem
research the related phenomenon
tease out a practical solution
do a bunch of test demonstrations
and teach the solution to others
paradigm of information and education delivery via technology is
wholly new. Although I dare say many individuals and suppliers of
courses would have you believe otherwise.
new field is NOT informed by traditional website design for delivery
of information or other paper-based and presentation design methods.
It is instead informed by research and knowledge found within the
disciplines of education and psychology. It is informed by standards
of good teaching and an understanding of 'tension' in relation to
motivation and action. It is informed further by research that underlies
the design of video games. Those designers are masterful in their
influence on human behaviour. We are not making games, but we must
do what a good game does .. engage the participant fully.
been seriously exploring the best means to teach what I have learned.
best method has been facilitated via coaching. What I have been
doing is coaching individual content experts in a unique process
of writing in a way that is suitable for teaching via technology.
While the content experts write, my design team develops the concept,
artwork and webmastering for the course. This process has been successful
and more of this type of coaching/designing with individuals can
be done on request. If you feel you have content that might make
an excellent on-line course, drop me a note and I'll provide you
with the details.