The past week my wife and I watched both The Inventor and the Netflix documentary about the Fyre Festival. This was both a great idea and a bad one. First the trailers, so you know what I’m talking about. The Inventor tells the true story behind the ‘Edison’, Theranos the company who made this machine… Read More Maybe it’s a good/bad idea to watch these two documentaries in a row (about Tech and Education)
Di esta charla en Chile hace un mes y fue doblada al español. Puedes encontrar más videos de ResearchED en español e inglés aquí. I gave this talk in Chile a month ago and it was dubbed into Spanish. You can find more ResearchED videos both in Spanish and English here.
This is the slidedeck I used in my keynote for the 24th E-learn conference 2019 in New Orleans, November 7th.
No, we weren’t done. Four years after our first book Urban Myths About Learning and Education, it’s high time to share all the factchecks that Paul, Casper and myself have been working on. In the book we discuss over 30 new myths, again using the 3 labels ‘complete nonsense’, ‘nuanced’ and ‘we don’t know’, the… Read More “More Urban Myths about Learning and Education” is now available!
I was able to reveal our new book cover during my presentation at the ResearchED conference. The release date is October 18th! Here it is:
Just google storytelling and you’ll find a lot of links stressing the importance of a good story in a presentation. Most TED-talks will have one or two great stories. But what is the effect of those stories on the persuasiveness of facts? A new study shows something very interesting. Oh, I omitted that funny story… Read More Great stories can increase the persuasiveness of weak facts, but also… decrease the persuasiveness of strong facts
It was one of my sisters, Eva-Ann, who sent me this press release and paper with the message: I’ve heard this one before… She did. But it’s always worth mentioning again and the study does go further than what we already know as lead researcher Shaylene Nancekivell and her colleagues looked more in depth to… Read More Again and more: Belief in Learning Styles Myth May Be Detrimental