E-learning Africa

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DELTA is attending and presenting at the E-learning Africa conference currently hold in Lusaka, Zambia. More than 1200, mainly Africa e-learning professionals are gathering to share, to collaborate and to learn from each other. We will microblog about the projects, presentations and workshops that will be discussed here. A lot of other e-learning professionals will be blogging as well (using the hashtag #ela2010) . In this way you all have to chance to stay connected from a distance.

The growing importance of social media

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Social media is becoming more and more important, also for learning and training institutions.  In the upcoming ITC-ILO WebforDev course a community of practicioners will evaluate the impact  of web 2.0 trends in the field of learning and training. Do we use social media in order to innovate the way we learn and train and where can it create a pedagogical added value ? Think about it and have a look at the revised version of the social media revolution.


The power of how

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The power of how is a capacity development initiative of  UNDP and SNV. According to the website the project is a process of dialogue and evidence sharing on the mechanics, modalities and strategies of investing more effectively in capacity development, particularly at the local level and with a focus on the Asia region.


On innovation and creativity

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To innovate yourself you need to be able to see the same things through different eyes (perspectives). Last week an innovation workshop was held at ITC-ILO where we learned to apply some innovating techniques on our own courses. Some of the tools and techniques we would like to share:

Test yourself:

First of all take the creativity test to measure your creativity in 8 different areas. The result visualizes your profile, compared to others that took the test. You can do the test here.

Think in functions:

If you learn to think in functions you make abstractions from the immediate context. Do the exercise with : «How to get water out of a glass, without touching the glass«. Once you have the function right (cf. moving water) you can start to explore the knowledge database that will show you how many solutions were found related to the same function. In short: do not re-invent the wheel, take stock of what exists and choose new and innovative ways that will respond to your specific need (function).

More inspiration

In order to take stock of innovations in learning and training we invite the readers of this blog to contribute with their innovations. CREAX hosted a More Inspiration Catalogue with innovative samples. Maybe we can also host our own innovation museum in learning and training.

Innovate learning ideas welcome !

Some ideas ?

Speedreading/learning ? Subliminal learning & sleep learning? Augmented learning? Visual learning? Segmented learning? Under water learning?