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Learning maps

The new e-Learning metaphor

Concurrent session 311 Learning Solutions conference Orlando, March 2012


By Kasper Spiro

About

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Why?

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Trends

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

The big question

Is there a future for formal e-Learning, or is it something that will lose its relevance?

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

The search
I started looking for answers in the fields of Management, Didactics, e-Learning and Software development

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

The answer.. Yes if


. we can bring e-Learning to the next level

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

New learning metaphors


Gives the learner a complete overview (control) Enables the learner to create his own learning path Non linear representation of a didactic format Intuitive design and easy to use

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Ipad - Desktop

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Flipboard - newspaper

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Planetary - galaxy

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Planetary - galaxy

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Fraunhofer institute

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Fraunhofer institute

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Fraunhofer institute

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Fraunhofer institute

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Tube map

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Tube map

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Tube map
The visual narrative clearly indicate:
Where you are What you already have done What else you can expect Where subjects intersect

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Didactics
Learning objectives

Questions

Information

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Didactics

Questions

Information

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Didactics
Learning objectives

Questions

Information

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Book metaphor

Learning objectives

Questions

Information

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Cells

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Design

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Design

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Design

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Input, questions and discussion


Do you like the idea? Do you have suggestions for metaphors? Do you know other initiatives we can connect with?

Anything else..

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Conclusion
Learning metaphors (and learning maps) :
Will break the linear approach of courses, thus enabling innovative presentations Are a solution for presenting learning information in such a

way that the learner can actually take control of his own
learning process Are the next step towards a new generation of e-Learning

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Used sources
Fraunhofer Institute
Fraunhofer IOSB Karlsruhe / Germany, (BelaAndreas.Bargel@iosb.fraunhofer.de) Using learning maps for visualization of adaptive learning path components, IJCISIM 4 (2012), pp.228-235 Learning maps usage of cartographic metaphors for orientation in learning courses, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning (2010)

ISM learning
Subway map concept design. Beatrijs van de Griendt

Easygenerator
Metaphor concept design. Martin Boon, Evgeniy Butyrin, Beatrijs van de Griendt and Kasper Spiro

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning

Contact info
Kasper Spiro, CEO easygenerator
K.Spiro@easygenerator.com or Mail@KasperSpiro.com Linkedin, Twitter and Skype: KasperSpiro Blog: www.KasperSpiro.com Company: www.easygenerator.com

Kasper Spiro: Learning maps: a new metaphor for learning