Principles of User Interface Design: Joshua Porter writes twenty principles of user interface design. I take exception to #6, and to his use of “screen”-focused language (as compared with multiple interactions that can happen on the same screen)–but I get his point.
(via StartupDigest, August 10, 2012)
Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation: Rob Kelly reports on Brett Jones’ MUSIC model of student motivation to “provide instructors with a guide that they can use to make intentional decisions about the design of their courses.”
Five Characteristics of Learner-Centered Teaching: Maryellen Weimer writes about 5 characteristics, I thought these were interesting
Anatomy of a Khan-troversy: As with anything over-hyped, there’s eventually a backlash.
“The mark of effective teachers is that they’re constantly looking for the best way to communicate mathematical concepts to students. And while they may not always find it — indeed, while there may not even be a best way — it’s the pursuit that characterizes them.”
(via +Esther Wojciciki)
Brandon Muramatsu builds connections at the intersection of learning, technology, innovation and scale. His work focuses on online and digital learning to improve teaching and learning with a focus on open education. He has been involved in the development of learning technologies and education technologies, curriculum and course development, open education / open educational resources and educational digital libraries over the last 25+ years. His work has a focus on engineering and STEM education, both nationally and internationally, and at all education levels.
Brandon Muramatsu leads the design and implementation of local, national and international strategic education initiatives at MIT for MIT Open Learning, and he consults on open education and educational innovation and technology.