Requires evaluated practice.
A job for the Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA)
Developing a skill requires practice with feedback. Some of that feedback can be provided by a computer at low cost and with 24/7 availability anywhere the internet can reach.
The Empty Classroom
They are off practicing
What is skill-based learning?
- Skill-based learning (Search)
- Scholarly articles for skills-based learning
- Skill-Based vs Knowledge-Based Online Training
- The learning objective of skill-based learning is competency in a skill set.
- Most skill sets must be fitted to an environment.
- Skill-based objectives help instructional planning by specifying the skills.
Skills fit actions to an environment
- Skill sets for operating equipment are often learned in a simulated environment.
- But that simulation requires a physical environment like that of the equipment.
- Some skill-sets are used in an ordinary environment.
- These may be learned in a simulation of an ordinary environment.
- Examples: language, planning, collaboration, ideation, managing, etc.
- Many skills require working with others and need others in the learning environment.
- Working with others is often a valuable skill.
- Mastering a skill requires evaluated practice--a job for the DTA
- The Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) for MUVES (vitrual worlds): Summary
- Update 12/5/2019: OpenSimulator Community Conference Dec 14, 15 2019; IMA releases simplified Scenegate viewer
Skill oriented learning
- Skill-based learning
- Scholarly articles for skill-based learning
- Competency-based learning (Wikipedia)
- Competency cat take more practice than the teacher can afford.
- Practice-based learning (search)
- Scholarly articles for practice-based learning
- Practice-based learning (Wikipedia)
- DTA can supervise an unlimited amount of practice.
- At negligible cost and with unwavering patience.
- Error-based learning (search)
- Scholarly articles for Error-based learning
- Virtual worlds can offer a error-tolerant environment with abundant do-overs.
- DTA can provide immediate feedback on errors and advise about common errors.
Mastering a skill requires evaluated practice
- Practice is not done in the abstract. It is done in an environment.
- In a virtual world the DTA can match the environment to the learning objectives.
- DTA can monitor the practice and record performance
- DTA can offer alternative practice situations.
- DTA can help students to select practice situations that match their interests.
- DTA can monitor practice and give immediate feedback. It can give advice on avoiding common errors.
- DTA can report practice activities to the teacher for formative assessment.
- DTA can offer and manage educational games. that give a framework for practice.
- It can keep score, maintain a leader-board, and celebrate milestones.
- DTA can managed students in the move up to more challenging games.
- DTA can provide competition for students in otherwise solo games.
The mystery of knowledge-based learning
- Skill-based learning specified the target skill set.
- Any competent Instructional plan can have students practicing those skills.
- But what are students practicing with knowledge-based learning?
- The goal is for students to be able to answer questions on the assigned topic.
- Is answering questions on, say, ancient history, an important skill for adults?
- Do people even retain that skill? Do they ever use it?
- Knowledge-based learning is developing a skill, but it is subtle about it.
- I will save that discussion for another time.
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