As I Studied Learning technologies, to understand better how and why Pathways Education was created and what it can offer us, I stumbled on Blended Learning, Learning Architect, exhibitions and conferences about Learning Technologies in modern age. And also, compared, what was always there, and what new methods can be used.
One of the concepts was to explain that we do get different rewards.
External rewards, good grades, promotion, getting often Level Awards in Pathways.
Internal “intrinsic” rewards,are many.
- Pleasure of the activity
- Pleasure of new capability
- Anticipation to learn new skills
- Possibility to display the results
- And many more
Which is meaningful to any of us, or in which measure, is individual.
Offer flexibility, which projects we want to take on, and bring problem solving challenges. Some Just-in-time we need, a problem to sole, others there for us when we will need it. The intrinsic awards require learner autonomy and choice. Probably why, we have only required Projects of the two first levels, and a lot of choices offered later on.
More I read about or listen to videos about Learning more I understand the choices of our new learning system. The new technologies permit different combinations and ways. It is to us to determine which fits us best. Even more so as we are different. Some beginners, some experts, we do not need same. In plus, we can be experts in one domain and brand new beginners in other.
Some love to read and reflect, others prefer to experience first. Knowledge and skills are learned in different ways. Alone, together. One to one, one to many. On paper or online. That is what “blended means” it does not have to be only one way.