Learning comes in all shapes and sizes. Everyone learns in their own way. Building the right knowledge, skill, and ability requires two things: 1) Each of us knows our own learning needs (where we are and where we need to go); and 2), teachers and instructors understand the learning needs of their students and is able to adapt to them.
This section highlights my research and study of the most recent practices and trends in learning from a wide perspective of business practices to academic settings to high-risk operations performed by military, healthcare, and fire service organizations. Here you will find information on different learning models and practices to help you understand the wide range of possibilities available for personal development and organizational learning.
Following are learning resources based on articles, blog posts, photographs, videos, and other web links.
Big Dog’s & Little Dog’s Learning Page. Donald Clark is a retired US Army Sergeant who worked as an instructor and instructional designer. His Learning Page ranges in topics from active learning to design and delivery to learning styles and a variety of learning theories and models. It is my reference library for all things learning.
TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing. TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.
Khan Academy: Watch and Practice. The Khan Academy’s mission is to change education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. Students can make use of an extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web. Topics cover just about everything delivered from Kindergarten through Grade 12. The site is a great source for tutoring on those difficult subjects that leaves some students behind.