Jen Kramer: HTML, CSS, No-Code Technology.

Humanistic elements in education

Below is a recent thread about what makes a good online course. Click through to read the whole thing.

Main points the author hits include:

  • Measurement of progress

  • Collaborative learning and feedback

  • Proper use of technology (like breakout rooms)

But her first item was this:

This is the definition of [humanistic learning theory] ( The learner should have their own goals and [grades are irrelevant] ( Measuring their own learning is important.

This can be implemented by giving the same quiz at the beginning and end of the course, so students can measure learning in a firm way. Or it can be mushier – asking students to reflect on what they’ve learned is one way of doing this.

Jen Kramer @jen4web