Great posting on Gagne by Donald Clark

This is a great antidote to those of the ID community who swear by Gagne (not the greatest of ideas anyway as he had no scientific grounds for his theory) and use dull formulae to come up with teaching designs:

http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2006/09/gagnes-nine-dull-commandments.html

Although there are plenty of tricks that can ease the process and make it work better, I am increasingly of the opinion that the approach used in teaching barely matters, as long as it is done with passion, both for subject matter and for helping learners to learn. How we translate this from the classroom into e-learning is one of the Grand Challenges, but Donald’s blog shows one way it can be done.


Original: https://community.brighton.ac.uk/pg/blog/jd29/read/66861/great-posting-on-gagne-by-donald-clark
By: Jon Dron
Posted: September 22, 2006, 4:50 am

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology and teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems, of which I am the Chair. I am married, with two grown-up children, and live in beautiful Vancouver.

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