A Couple of Pegagogical Tips To Create Sucessfull Learning Pathways

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The edX Engineering blog features George Washington University’s Professor Lorena A. Barba, who has developed the second independent, non-edX Consortium Open edX university instance (after Stanford’s).

The interview is a must-read.

As Open edX consultants, at IBL we are asked many times how it is possible to create engaging learning sequences. I advise to take Lorena’s Numerical Methods with Python’s MOOC in order to get a glimpse. See what her secret recipe is.

(Disclosure: IBL Studios Education is providing professional services and technical support at GW Online)

“As course instructor and designer at the same time, my focus has been creating a map, a guided tour for the course participants to navigate the course content and learning pathways. The core content, itself, resides outside the Open edX platform, in fact—it’s on GitHub. We also use the Open edX discussion forum and graded assignments, so the platform is more for providing interaction than content. My focus is learning together. I am learning as intensely as the top participants in the course. We use Open edX as an object of connection”.

(Disclosure: IBL Studios Education is providing professional services and technical support at GW Online)

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