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Starting (and ending!) with Why

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An exploration of online course building, with references to Simon Sinek, James E Zull and Lee LeFever, and an example course breakdown.

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Starting (and ending!) with Why

  1. 1. Image source: http://blogs.neoseeker.com/Arietta/2278-error-404-page-not-found-earths-history-in-danger/
  2. 2. Starting(and ending) withWhyPresented by Lindy Klein@moodlechick
  3. 3. Question:What do these three have in common?What do these three have in common?Lee LeFever Simon Sinek James E Zull
  4. 4. Lee LeFever,author of“The art of explanation”
  5. 5. Most well-known forhttp://commoncraft.com
  6. 6. Simon Sinekauthor of“Start with Why”
  7. 7. Most well-known for theGolden Circle
  8. 8. James E Zullauthor of“The art of changing the brain”
  9. 9. Most well-known for exploring theconnections betweenneuroscience and learning
  10. 10. ANSWER:All three understand the importanceof WHY to the LEARNER
  11. 11. So what’s my why?
  12. 12. Etching it out...
  13. 13. Etching it out...
  14. 14. Beginning the build...
  15. 15. Beginning the build...
  16. 16. Rethinking the development stage...http://trello.org
  17. 17. Rethinking the development stage...http://trello.org
  18. 18. and then rethinking the course...Why are our students doing this course?Why are we building it?And are those motivations compatible?
  19. 19. and then rethinking the course...Why are our students doing this course?We can make assumptions, but it helps to askour students - so that they are cognitivelyprocessing it too!
  20. 20. and then rethinking the course...Why are we building it?Personal and organisational motivationscould include:* raising institutional profile;* sharing a passion for a subject;* skill building within an organisation;* and more...All of which are valid!
  21. 21. BUT:Are those motivations compatible?
  22. 22. We needed to go back to why!
  23. 23. Why build your own computer?Image source: http://au.ign.com/articles/2013/02/28/gaming-pcs-to-build-or-buyhttp://www.unicentrix.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/PC-2.jpg
  24. 24. Connect the learning scaffolding tothe learning process
  25. 25. What is my experience?How does that experienceconnect with the course?How is my whyserved by this how?Test it out!Changing the brain...
  26. 26. Then get the explanationshappening!
  27. 27. What is my experience?How does that experienceconnect with the course?How is my whyserved by this how?Test it out!Tell the whole story!
  28. 28. A different approach...
  29. 29. I’ve forgotten most of what I wastaughtBUT;I’ve remembered everything Ilearned
  30. 30. Further resources....Simon Senek - Start with WhyLee LeFever - The Art of ExplanationJames E Zull - The Art of Changing the BrainDaniel Pink - DriveJames Marcus Bach - Secrets of a BuccaneerScholarJoseph Grenny et al - Influencer: The Power toChange Anything
  31. 31. Questions?

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