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01 Aug: The Levels of Thinking: Interdependent Thinking-Episode 3

How we solve problems in our world reflects the type of thinking in action. If we solve problems based on the direction of some set of people’s thought, idea, solutions, and concept, our thinking is dependent; if we solve our problem based on observations, interactions, and reflections which emanate from our indigenous communities, then we can say, our thinking is independent, but how do we solve problems that are decked with various interrelated and interwoven parts? My last discussion on this concept (The levels of thinking) centered on independent thinking, which could take place in three connected phases: Observations, Interactions, and Reflections….


25 Jul: The Levels of Thinking: Independent Thinking-Episode 2

In my last discussion on this topic, the conclusion was, much more than ever before, the Africa continent needs mind-freedom than physical-freedom. As I speak now, the majority of Africans are largely tied to the mindset of the foreigners. It’s difficult now to differentiate our indigenous thinking from that of the foreigner’s because all thinking pattern has been influenced by foreigners’ mindset. We can’t even think unless some set of people from another country gives us direction. It’s to this end that my discussion this week revolves around-mind-freedom. I have decided to tag this as “Independent thinking” There are some…

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18 Jul: The Levels of Thinking: Dependent, Independent & Interdependent Thinking-Episode 1

Hi friend and colleague, how has been life? Let’s not forget our practices against COVID-19. We are more powerful than COVID-19 and we have won already. As I come your way this time, it’s to continue the issues raised in my last conversation titled, “The Evil in our Culture—-Our Limitation” Do you remember I talked about the African societies that have not learned how to ask the question of “Why”. This lack of ability and curiosity to ask the question of “why” as discussed is the secret to understanding. As a learning specialist, the question of why in our African community has not been promoted…


10 Jul: The Evil in our Culture ——- Our Limitation

Towards the end of last week, I had a series of concerns about our Africa society, such as, why are we different from other people in other continents especially the developed continents? why can’t we create something that would be immensely beneficial to the whole world? Why can’t we be at the forefront of development and innovation in every area and community? Did God create us to be followers? Why have we been reduced to being followers instead of being leaders in the world? Why are we so limited like this in Africa society? Despite our immense, precious, and valuable…


02 Jul: “I am because We are” …. Is Learning Global or Contextual? Part 2

In the early part of my last week, I had two sets of conversations: one with my Professor Ayotola Aremu and the other with a colleague in one of the South Africa Universities-Dr Clement Lawrence. In the two conversations that lasted for about two hours altogether, the need for learning to be contextualized to Africa Society became the fulcrum of our discussion. As we jostled our discussions, it became so clear that I needed to write the second part of what I started last week on  (Is Learning global or contextual?) After that discussion, I needed to find out more about how…


23 Jun: ….Is Learning Global or Contextual? Part 1

In recent years in my life, I had opportunities to question so many of what has been handed down to me, and one of such phenomena is Learning. In my undergraduate and postgraduate studies, I have read a lot of theories, frameworks, strategies, models as they evolve, most of these theories, models, strategies, techniques are related to learning or psychology of learning or even brain-based theories. In the last 10 years, a lot of synergies between educational technologists and other disciplines such as neuroscience, learning science, etc have gained tractions and attention among learning professionals. This is so because of the nature…


15 Jun: Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Heutagogy: Which is the Best Strategy for your Target audience?

Creating sticky, memorable, action-centric and human-focused learning experiences for a particular group of people requires so many factors to be considered, among such factors is the kind of strategy to explore when creating learning experiences that are geared towards ‘Learn once and remember always’. A strategy is generally described as the science of doing something, that is, the rationale of formulating and implementing a framework that’s suitable for a group of people. Without a strategy, there is no way we can get to already determined goals. Most learning designers and developers might not have given a thought over the type…


08 Jun: The User’s Demography and Psychography

Read A Dialogue Story Between An E-learning Consultant And A Learning Director: Client: Hello! Am I on to Mr. Smith, the Learning Technologist? Mr. Smith (LC): Yes, this is Smith. May I know who is on the line, please? Client: This is Jennifer, I am the director of learning at Links Associates LTD. LC: Great! Jennifer, how may I help? Client: I visited your website and I noticed you are into e-learning design and development. LC: Yes, you are right! Client: That’s fine! we have about four (4) courses we want to turn into e-learning courses. LC: Okay! That’s fantastic! Client: But I have a problem, I want…


30 May: Finding A Point of Connection…….

Have you ever wondered how on earth would you be able to create different learning experiences for the target audience with diverse backgrounds and cultures? It’s one of the aspects of my work that takes my time a lot.  I don’t know whether I would be able to convince you, but one thing is certain, you might find a few lessons you can pick from My Story.    Last week, I talked a little bit about my barracks life, and how it has conditioned me to pay attention to visually appealing elements in an event. There’s one aspect I missed out…


30 May: A Follow-up Article: Tell Your Story

In my last week’s article titled Tell Your Story, I mentioned very subtly the possible reason Mr. Ijila’s illustration resonated with me. I quietly said, maybe my background or my upbringing. I will briefly tell you about my background. I was typically born into a military family, and to be precise Police. I was born in the same year my father was enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force, so I lived my life in barracks, I didn’t leave barracks until a year before I got married. In barracks, particular elements are associated with people who had lived in barracks at one…