These days, stories are not just for parents with children or journalists with readers. Good teachers have always known the power of stories in the classroom. Stories often hold a strange and magical quality that can interest and engage learners in a way that few other materials and methods have. While the telling of stories […]
Been reading a book called Learning by Doing by Clark Aldrich. Even though many of the examples in the book come from industry and the military, his frameworks allow those examples to be translated into higher education. I liked it because it had guidelines for developing and implementing simulations in real-life. I thought I would share with you all my findings.
Recently, I have been at a contract job working on a set (3) of Apple iBooks. These were to assist general practice registrars navigate their way through the maze of general practice training. They covered employment as a registrar, including employment terms and conditions; exam preparation, including advice on study partners and how to utilise practice case studies; support, including wellbeing tips and the importance of looking after yourself; and training resources, including information about the Australian General Practice Training program…
With Apple making iBooks more easy to produce and are no longer just about a touch-to-animate type of interactivity, nor simply the touch interface controls. Rather, they are about adding value through interactivity by using the full capabilities of a touch device to engage the user and enhance the learning and reading experience. These engaging experiences are what I call a true reinvention of reading.
As you all know, I am an avid reader. Last night Kay bought me a cool e-book reader from Aldi. There’s no Wi-Fi or 3G, uses TFT not e-ink, but hey, although, it is different from a Kindle or Kobo, it only has an internal storage of 2GB, which can be easily expanded to 32GB […]
Some of the books I am planning to read in 2010…this is not a definitive list and is likely to expand. I am putting up some of the names here. If you have already any of the books, do share your comments/reviews/key learning with me please. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by […]
I was tidying up my books yesterday as we have an inspection tomorrow. I had this huge pile of books by the bed and they ended up in a box while we were away. So, now I’m sorting through the box. Found an old library book that I borrowed ages ago, Kevin Mitnick’s book The […]
As a child, I loved to read. Perhaps even more than I do now. In particular, I really loved to read the Choose Your Own Adventure series of books. These books differed from normal fiction in that the reader became the protagonist and was able to determine the outcome of the narrative through a series […]