Learning Design and Digital Strategies for Education Platforms
Discoverability * Engagement *
New Organizational Models
Interaction is essential for effective
learning. Problem-solving, overcoming ambiguity, deeper understanding…
checking, clarifying, and confirming… asking, exploring and wondering…
connecting to other knowledge and to the learners’ everyday contexts… “using”
the knowledge in a safe and secure setting that allows for mistakes and makes
the learning work.
Without safe interaction, or
using-knowledge, it’s hard to see any of these essential learning processes
happening and as a result, learning being anything other than knowledge-giving.
of specific knowledge in specific ways, times and places that, at best, can
only ever result in docile learners used to being told what to think and do,
afraid of getting things wrong, looking foolish or doing whatever they need
just to survive. Learners who merely listen, sop up, repeat like robots, take
the test to see how much, “abstract-from-context”, knowledge has been given.
These are the observations of the
post-structural philosophers whose work, as the most progressive theories of
human behavior, made enormous impact on all human disciplines because they
revealed deep-unseen issues undermining people’s best efforts and intentions
regarding learning: what people think should happen, rarely does.
Worse: science is so precise it breaks up
into smaller parts and now the internet scatters an ever-increasing dump of
unfiltered knowledges and opinions, like millions of jellybeans scattering
across an ice rink. No one knows what
they can trust with any confidence, people get good at being told what to think
and do, are disconnected, confused and paralyzed and certainly not able to
adjust and adapt to real-world situations and their complexities… the place
that counts most.
PPN learning design team realizes that we
need interactive learning more than ever. Fortunately, new digital technology
has changed access to information resources.
has been a fundamental transformation in the way we find and use information: a
tidal wave of video streaming over the internet has taken over as our, “go to”,
source for knowledge. Research shows; over 4.6 million videos are
downloaded every minute, 71%
of all internet users stream video for at least 5-7.2 hours a day, 83% of all
internet content is video. Finally, there are now seven times more digital
devices on earth than people. Digital transformation is no longer something
businesses or learning institutions need to consider, it is something that is
critical to successful distribution of information.
The PPN team have developed new streaming
technologies (OTT software (over-the-top networks)) and design platforms to
address and accommodate this fundamental shift in video consumption. We have
created new effective learning platforms that can be extensive curated
knowledge banks, flexible, easily accessible and that meet the current digital
information consumption habits. Software that can be white labeled or embedded
into existing cloud distribution networks.
Learning platforms that allow the learning
content provider to streaming to the learner a range of videos with attached
documents, embedded social media, live streaming, built-in e-commerce, multiple
links to other channels and access anywhere, any time and on any device.
Content providers can maintain social
media connections but now can house their learning assets on private platforms,
creating better user interfaces and control of their IP and valuable revenue streams.
With the expertise of our learning design
experts Dr Joe Mills and CEO Douglas Berquist, PPN has now combined the most progressive learning
philosophies with innovative new platform technologies to produce the most
Knowledge Learning Platforms by The Public Place Network