Author: Chris Hare

Andragogy – Adult Learning

Andragogy is known by many different names. It is oriented towards adults, who tend to learn differently based upon what they want to know. Unlike children, adults tend to be task-oriented, self-directed, and seeking knowledge relevant to their job or

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Design Thinking, Agile and Lean Six Sigma

During a recent presentation, I was asked how I thought Agile changed the landscape when it comes to Lean Six Sigma. It’s a good question that bears some examination. But maybe not a lot, since they are not competing, but

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Multiple Intelligence Theory

Howard Earl Gardner first proposed his theory of Multiple Intelligence or MI Theory in 1983. MI Theory proposes seven primary forms of intelligence, instead of a single intelligence. These are Visual-spatial, Bodily-kinesthetic,.Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Linguistic, Logical-mathematical, and Naturalistic. The theory

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Improving Group Collaboration in the Online Learning Environment

We have released our second book to the Apple iBooks store. This book, “Improving Group collaboration in the Online Learning Environment”, is work done in one of my Masters of Information Technology in Courses courses. From the book abstract: Collaborative

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What is Human Computer Interaction?

This video, which is about 5 years old, is a good way to understand what HCI is why it is important.

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PAEI Update

The PAEI is operating again. We did a number of updates over the last couple of days, including fixing some code which was causing intermittent problems for people. We also added a new feature, where you can now search for

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PAEI

The Online Philosophy of Adult Education is still here.  We are performing a migration of the site, and some things are not done yet.  The visuals/images in the HTML portions of the PAEI are not displaying correctly.  There also appears

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Schema Theory

The term schema, means an organization and orienting attitude that involves active organization of past experiences.  Here is a humorous explanation of schema theory from the perspective of a discussion with a fictional 14 year old nephew after he read

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Cognitive Information Processing and Memory

As a learning theory, Behaviorism dominated American psychology for half a century, but it suffered from not being able to describe the challenges associated with information recall.  Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) was not new to psychology, but its use as

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Short term or Working Memory

Working memory is the “bridge” between the information collected using our senses and stored in sensory memory, and long-term memory where information can be later retrieved.  Working memory is commonly associated with consciousness, and is where we can work on multiple

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