The Tech off!
My first big event at e-learning studios took the form of a brainstorming challenge, we divided ourselves up into 3 teams and tried our very best to think of a ground-breaking idea for the learning technologies show at the end of January. This seemed a simple task until we realised that we also had to create whatever it was that we thought of, which furrowed brows and narrowed minds. Luckily though, this activity is not uncommon for us when starting a project as we like to make sure everyone has input and that we discuss every option and flush out every idea before we start the design process.
As leader of the “tech” team, I had to guide the guys (Mark, Wayne, and Chris) into thinking of a perfect piece of tech that would suit a learning purpose using a pedagogical model to create a specification for the idea. For those of you that do not know using a pedagogical model creates a deeper learning process and a developed understanding of what you are teaching. It allows the student to absorb the knowledge easily but following a structure system that is outlined within the model.