The United Nations University has released what it calls a ‘sticky concepts‘ video on e-learning.
From the UNU:
If you are a newbie in the field of e-learning and you would like to find out about the idea behind a “learning management system”, the different modes of e-learning, “classroom enrichment” and “blended learning”, this short video will provide you with a short and concise introduction.
You are already an expert in e-learning? If you are working in the field of e-learning yourself and you would like to find out what UNU-ViE has to say about the paradigm shift from a teacher-centered approach to a learner-centered approach or the healthy balance between technology based learning and human interaction, the video will give you relevant insights from UNU-ViE’s perspective.
This is a basic introduction to e-learning. I have mixed feelings about the video. It is certainly a worthwhile initiative and might work for African farmers, if they have Internet access, and someone helps them find the video, but I found the Professor Ed approach condescending. It also uses a teacher-centered metaphor to ‘sell’ learner-centered teaching. I think Professor Ed is the wrong metaphor for the message. And there’s nothing about social media.
On the other hand, some may find it useful as way of explaining e-learning to the uninitiated. Let me know what you think of this video.