Podcast 82 - Modern learners, not modern technologies

Last week on the podcast we gave our thoughts on the Learning Technologies conference. Today, we ask whether we should resist the urge to jump on the latest tech and focus on learners instead.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 13 February 2018
Podcast 82 - Modern learners, not modern technologies

Author and consultant Patti Shank joins Ross G and Owen to discuss.

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The chess paper that Ross described was: Chase, W. G., & Simon, H. A. (1973). Perception in chess. Cognitive psychology4(1), 55-81, available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0010028573900042¬†

Learn Better, by Ulrich Boser, is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learn-Better-Mastering-Business-Anything/dp/1623365260

Tim Harford's guide to statistics in a misleading age is online at: https://www.ft.com/content/ba4c734a-0b96-11e8-839d-41ca06376bf2

The Freakonomics¬†podcast on Harold Pollack's financial advice is here: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/everything-always-wanted-know-money-afraid-ask/¬†

Footage of the two Space X booster rockets landing in unison can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42969020

Scott Kelly's biography:Endurance, is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Endurance-Year-Space-Lifetime-Discovery/dp/1524731595

The Apollo 11 transcript is available at: https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11transcript_tec.html¬†

And Public Service Broadcasting's album,The Race for Space, can be heard on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/65KwtzkJXw7oT819NFWmEP

About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.

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