New Learning’s Updates

#DigitalScholar, Course Announcement

The Geneva Learning Foundation, in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Education and Learning Strategies International (LSi), is pleased to announce an open access course to support the development of scalable digital learning. Application deadline: 3 July 2016. The course will start on 4 July 2016.

Register here:

Who this course is for:

  • Training providers transitioning their face-to-face courses to digital;
  • Consultants who offer training or capacity-building services to their clients;
  • Technical experts who wish to develop effective digital learning that can scale to transfer knowledge, skills and competencies (behaviours);
  • Trainers and coaches interested in deploying their face-to-face skills in a digital environment;
  • Knowledge managers who need to rapidly develop case studies, build a community of practice, or foster collaboration across silos; and
  • Other learning leaders and managers interested in staying current with the latest digital learning pedagogies and new business models for learning, education, and training (LET).

What will you gain?

  • Practical, accelerated learning of cutting-edge pedagogies and digital learning practices, with a focus on knowledge co-construction.
  • Each participant will develop their own course outline using Scholar’s innovative peer-to-peer knowledge co-construction approach.
  • The outline is intended to be immediately usable to offer your own Scholar course to staff, clients, customers, students, or other stakeholders.
  • Participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to use Scholar to offer their own digital courses.

What is special about this course?

The course addresses the growing need for rapid, low-cost development of digital learning courses, a tangible sign of the ongoing digital transformation of learning, education and training (LET).

It will introduce you to general principles of effective digital learning through the use of Scholar, an online learning environment developed by Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis of the University of Illinois College of Education. Scholar’s pedagogical pattern:

  • can teach both foundational and expert knowledge;
  • is designed to produce (and not simply consume) knowledge;
  • fosters higher-order thinking, analysis, reflection, evaluation, and application;
  • connects peers to each other, modelling new forms of leadership and collaboration that enable people in complex contexts to think, learn and work together to solve problems;
  • has other applications that include capacity-building, leadership development, action learning, case study development, communities of practice, and fostering collaboration across silos.