Constructivism 8: Challenges of Elearning

Regarding the challenges of elearning, in 2001 David Jonassen argues that “most e-learning replicates the worst features of face-to-face instruction: it may be cheaper to ‘deliver’ over the Internet, but it won’t be more effective. For “substantive change” we must create meaningful learning experiences. Continue Reading

Pale Blue Dot

Earth and Moon from Mars orbit

The original Pale Blue Dot photograph of planet Earth was taken by Voyager 1, 28 years ago today, as part of the Solar System family portrait. Its purpose as a semantic denotation, or what what Jonassen would call “an object to think with” inevitably leads to Carl Sagan’s famous discourse. Continue Reading