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Annie Murphy Paul: Learning Beyond the Myths

A myth, at a basic level, is nothing more than a widely held but false belief or idea. Myths are present in almost all aspects of life, including learning and education. But Why Do Myths Persist? This is a challenge that psychologists have been researching for decades. There’s plenty of …

Best Practices. Huh. Really?

In one of my LinkedIn groups, American Evaluation Association this week, we’ve been discussing the term, “best practices” and how it’s become a term that’s basically been abused so much to be meaningless. What does the term mean? One of the people in the discussion pointed to the fact that US …

Why Learners Continue or Stop in eLearning

I’ve been reading research on learner persistence (desire to continue) in eLearning for a potential upcoming research report. I’d like to tell you some of my initial thoughts about the topic. Then I’d like to ask you some questions, which will help me determine what direction I go. The issues …