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+Kieran Mathieson I think part of it must be that teaching and learning are such complex experiences, made up of so many different components, that people (both students and teachers) are perhaps overwhelmed by the many different components and are thus unable to be properly analytical about it, isolating components in meaningful ways in order to reflect on them individually (or in systems) and to actively shape those components and systems...? That's just a guess based on conversations I've had with people (precious few, to be honest - hardly anybody at my school even wants to have a conversation about teaching)...
Which is why it is important for designers like yourself to do the work that you do - most people are not going to build their own tools but are instead going to rely on tools built by others (tools including even something as basic as a traditional textbook), and so the quality of their learning environment is going to be determined in large part by the opportunities those tools give them. That is why I abominate Desire2Learn... since, sadly, most of our faculty are going to limit their online teaching to the limitations of that tool, it means they are going to do a pretty poor job, sadly, when they could/should do so much more/better.
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Revolting teachers in a basement. Found this. Strange, true, and funny.
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Formative feedback is central to skill learning, but it means a lot of grading. I just completed a prototype of a system that makes it fast and cheap to give formative feedback.

I'd appreciate comments and suggestions. There's a video at http://youtu.be/2uSCr_liuiI. The prototype is at http://fbproto.dolfinity.com/.
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Thnx!
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Formative feedback is central to skill learning, but it means a lot of grading. I just completed a prototype of a system that makes it fast and cheap to give formative feedback.

I'd appreciate comments and suggestions. There's a video at http://youtu.be/2uSCr_liuiI. The prototype is at http://fbproto.dolfinity.com/.
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You are hilarious Kieran :-D
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Formative feedback is central to skill learning, but it means a lot of grading. I just completed a prototype of a system that makes it fast and cheap to give formative feedback.

I'd appreciate comments and suggestions. There's a video at http://youtu.be/2uSCr_liuiI. The prototype is at http://fbproto.dolfinity.com/.
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I definitely agree. That is the core of learning and teaching.
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Formative feedback is central to skill learning, but it means a lot of grading. I just completed a prototype of a system that makes it fast and cheap to give formative feedback.

I'd appreciate comments and suggestions. There's a video at http://youtu.be/2uSCr_liuiI. The prototype is at http://fbproto.dolfinity.com/.
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Formative feedback is central to skill learning, but it means a lot of grading. I just completed a prototype of a system that makes it fast and cheap to give formative feedback.

I'd appreciate comments and suggestions. There's a video at http://youtu.be/2uSCr_liuiI. The prototype is at http://fbproto.dolfinity.com/.
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Thnx Linda. Fire away with the questions.

I'm not sure how this would integrate with an exiting LMS. I'm building it into Dolfinity, a Drupal distribution for authors who want to create textbook-replacement-things called dolfins. (See http://dolfinity.com/ for more.)

It would be possible to define a JSON API so that the interface would work with various LMS. Someone would have to write a connector on the LMS side, though.

BTW, this is for any course, not just programming. The example I gave was a tech one, because I'm a geek. But it could be used for writing, math, language...
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Computer geek, D:aD, accidental education reformer
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Dolfinity. Using tech to implement learning science principles for skill courses. Flipped classes. Lots o' formative feedback. Mastery learning. Outcome-driven learning. Metacognition. Deep learning. Pedagogical agents. Other stuff...

The project is at http://dolfinity.com.

I learned to program in the '70s, when computers where steam-powered. Except microprocessors. They had hand cranks.
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