||Friday, May 20, 2005
Competency Based Learning
Management. Good article defining and then describing
arguments both for and against competency based learning
management (CBLM). The idea of CBLM is that a given task or
occupation can be broken down to a set of constituent
skills. These skills, or competencies, can form the basis
of personalized training. Sounds like a good idea. Though I
have concerns about employer-driven training programs. But
here, I think, is the knock-down argument: "A CBLM
system, in a company competing in rapidly-changing dynamic
markets, has a half-life of mere months." By Godfrey
Parkin, Parkin's Lot, April 30, 2005
1:54:31 PM Google It!.
A video game to increase your self-esteem.
Ivan Pavlov, the Russian psychologist and surgeon of legendary ability
(his Nobel prize is for medicine), was perhaps most famous for his
experiments with dogs. Performing a tricky procedure to implant a
saliva-measuring device in dogs' necks, he then trained them to
recognize when food was coming. First he'd ring a bell and bring the
[...] [Cognitive Daily]
1:53:01 PM Google It!.
Japan OCW Alliance.
Japanese universities have formed the OpenCourseWare (OCW) Alliance to
provide online access to their course instructional materials. "The
OpenCourseWare project was firstly developed by the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in order to provide a free and open educational
resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. In
Japan, in cooperation with MIT, the six universities listed below have
established the JAPAN OCW ALLIANCE and are now offering the content of
their academic courses to the general public." The Alliance web page is
available in Japanese and English as are the OCW web pages at the six
participating universities. At the level of individual courses, the
home pages, syllabi, calendars, and some lecture notes for the courses
are also in English, but graph labels and other detailed materials are
often available only in Japanese. In some courses the English language
materials are skimpy while others are quite detailed.
Making these course contents available is an impressive effort that
provides additional resources for instructors (and students) world
wide. American instructors will be especially interested to see how
their subjects are covered at these major institutions outside the
United States. ____JH [EduResources Weblog--Higher Education Resources Online]
10:50:57 AM Google It!.
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