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Learning problem solving

Jun 12, 2019

Skilling is for making and running skills courses. Problem solving is an important part of such courses. So, Skilling should include tools that help authors and instructors help students learn problem solving.

Problem solving is a mix of two basic psychological processes.

Supporting the six steps lesson pattern

Jun 1, 2019
Six Steps to Outstanding Learning is a good lesson pattern. Skilling supports it quite well.

Ask students to predict

May 31, 2019
Asking students to make predictions makes worked examples more effective.


May 31, 2019
There's evidence that students learn more when long lessons are broken into small pieces.

Initialing submissions

Apr 16, 2019
Ask students to initial their work, confirming that it's original.

Lessons from the IRS

Apr 15, 2019
Faculty Focus has an article on Five Lessons Online Faculty Can Learn from the IRS, by Miriam Bowers-Abbott. Skilling does some of these things already, but will do more in the future.

Skilling and OPMs

Apr 7, 2019
Online program managers (OPMs) are companies that run online programs for universities, often with little quality control. Are they a good deal, for universities, or their students?