The parson mug prize draw #6

Travelling is fun but can be exhausting. That‘s why the parson mug decided to spend a few days on the beach. more ...

A year in London. I am not just missing my sock

May I present Parsons Green in London? I think it's a perfect name for a London parson branch. That branch is not planned yet, but a bit of parson is actually in London at the moment. Me. more ...

Recommend+To? A Clear Recommendation

In technical documentation, we avoid recommendations. They rarely help the reader: The producer recommends ultra-light power cells. Why? What happens if I use others? more ...

iiRDS – How a Novice Sees the Information Delivery Standard

Lately, the newly developed tekom standard iiRDS has gained quite some attention. The next exciting step will be the release of version 1.0, which will be released soon. Requesting and delivering intelligent information as a standardized approach between individual enterprises is a pioneering step in the Internet of Things – but let’s rewind a little. more ...

Pets at the office. Part I: Molly

The atmosphere at our office is always good, but when Molly is there, it gets even better. Molly is good for us. more ...

tekom Conference 2014: Paradigm Shift in eLearning

Again, the "English talks" were of the highest quality. I especially liked Ray Gallon's presentation about "mLearning, eLearning, and User Assistance".

Ray Gallon spoke about paradigm shifts –  from instructor-led classroom sessions to modern learning methods. Social communities play an important role here. The students want to share knowledge and they also want to set the pace and determine the contents of their traning. Modern eLearning tools and methods make that possible. One of these methods is the "flipped classroom": The students are not taught in class but study the course material at home. Back in class, they practice and get support from the coach. This method is particularly well suited for procedural information as during practice, procedures are better remembered. And this is where the coach can support the student best.

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