I'm Kieran Mathieson, geek, educator, and innovator. This site is about my work on learning.
We know a lot about learning. Researchers have studied feedback, motivation, deep learning, lots of other stuff. We can help students learn about technology, social issues, critical thinking, and working in teams.
Universities don't use this research. Learning is less effective and efficient than it should be.
I want to:
- Build open source software, that implements ideas from learning research. Authors use it to make Web sites that replace textbooks.
- Help authors learn about learning research, so they can help students learn more effectively and efficiently.
- Help authors make a living from their work. If it's a full-time gig, they'll have the time to do quality work.
- Help professors improve course outcomes, without being learning research experts. Keeping up with their own field is hard enough!
My main project is CyberCourse (http://cybercour.se). It's about half complete. It extends the venerable CoreDogs. CoreDogs is a complete (almost) intro course on Web tech. It implements deep learning, outcome-based learning, formative feedback, metacognitive awareness, and other things.
The project is going well, but to truly succeed, it needs a group of geeks, teachers, and authors. Right now, it's just me, with some fans cheering in the background.
If you like what you see on this site, maybe you can help get a community started. Just a little seed of one, to begin with. Any ideas on how to make this happen? Want to be a partner? Please let me know.