Why e-learning is killing education | Aaron Barth | TEDxKitchenerED



Education at scale doesn’t have to suck. If you ditch conventional e-learning’s clicky gimmicks, and focus instead on science-backed design principles and powerful human stories, your training will shift from tedious to transformative.

Dr. Aaron Barth, thought-leader and president of Dialectic, gives progressive leaders the confidence they need to tackle their hardest people problems using scientific methods. Rooted in education, Dr. Barth founded Dialectic after completing his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Western University, keen on fusing theory with application.

Dialectic uses the power of science to accelerate employee learning, transform organizations, improve employee and customer engagement and mitigate unconscious bias. Dr. Barth and his team of gifted scientists and designers have implemented interactive learning experiences for 50+ Canadian companies, uncovering workplace barriers and mobilizing impactful strategies. They work in two areas: workplace culture and learning and development. For both, their goal is to help their clients create behaviour change at scale. Dr. Aaron Barth, thought-leader and president of Dialectic, gives progressive leaders the confidence they need to tackle their hardest people problems using scientific methods. Rooted in education, Dr. Barth founded Dialectic after completing his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Western University, keen on fusing theory with application.

Dialectic uses the power of science to accelerate employee learning, transform organizations, improve employee and customer engagement and mitigate unconscious bias. Dr. Barth and his team of gifted scientists and designers have implemented interactive learning experiences for 50+ Canadian companies, uncovering workplace barriers and mobilizing impactful strategies. They work in two areas: workplace culture and learning and development. For both, their goal is to help their clients create behaviour change at scale. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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49 Comments

  1. April 23, 2021
    yash agarwal

    moral of the story : dont let bank employees e-learn

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  2. April 23, 2021
    M.A FORMATION

    Elearning is not the enemy. BAD Elearning is !

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  3. April 23, 2021
    hey hey

    "education no matter where you get it, the real problem is what you make of it"
    -Someone quoted it on another video

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  4. April 23, 2021
    Brian

    The ultimate implementinon proponent would be the gospel of Christianity should be the best to lead with

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  5. April 23, 2021
    DEMONGAMINGツ

    School already has a out-aged dead education that never provides anyone’s needs online school or in reality school will never change

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  6. April 23, 2021
    Fitness Tips

    I thought online classes was the future.

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  7. April 23, 2021
    Annisa Mursyidah

    I think the title was not properly explaining the talks. Aaron talkes about the content or method for teaching, not the tools (e-learning itself).

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  8. very good points, and spot-on — trouble with mainstream "e-learning" today is that it's often done on the cheap, instead of USING the extra tools that are avilable in that format; as in figuring out how to put the "Cone of Learning" study results (Kolbe) into it. We forget the lesson content (all "frontal" lesson content) after 20 mins because we just watched a "lesson" passively and did not practice the real thing as part of that low-quality "e-learning". E g a story-based "main video" should be accompanied by "doing the real thing" as an exercise integrated in the course (and incentivized by adding a PDF form to be completed, or similar). That way, we can add what e-learning technology can offer , if done properly…

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  9. April 23, 2021
    Zeanne Buslig

    Wat a boreeng

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  10. April 23, 2021
    Zeanne Buslig

    Wat a boreeng

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  11. April 23, 2021
    Nuby

    This talk is supposed to be about education, but he uses social justice propaganda as a goal of supposed 'education'. Instantly discredited.

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  12. April 23, 2021
    desy cobena

    Wow, I thought people/learner weren't like stories because it was boring or took long time, I thought these days people easy to lost their focus or concentration

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  13. April 23, 2021
    MDobri2378

    The real problem is the modern college system hasn’t caught up with the times. They keep raising prices and curtailing flexibility to meet the teacher’s needs when they want to teach not when the students want to learn. At the end of the day people want cheaper prices and flexibility.

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  14. April 23, 2021
    Stefan B.

    Ach halt die fresse du geldgeiles *********

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  15. April 23, 2021
    Grand Bay Central

    E-Learning is the future. Make sure you learn the technology skill and teach online.

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  16. April 23, 2021
    Misha W

    I work an 8-5 shift remotely while obtaining my masters in Data Science online. I actually like having the opportunity to work remotely and learn online. The benefits to me is that I do not have to physically be in a classroom and can move around. If I want to travel to a beautiful city while working and studying I can do so. To me this has been very beneficial and I have saved tons of money (commuting, clothes, food at work) that I was able to reinvest in the stock market.

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  17. April 23, 2021
    nunya1 Bizness

    Awesome

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  18. April 23, 2021
    Amelia Bennett

    watching this for English :/

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  19. April 23, 2021
    SD

    It was already killed.

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  20. April 23, 2021
    Jeetu Kotai

    Stories are the best way to teach anything.

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  21. April 23, 2021
    Jasmine Elbir

    This hits different during covid times

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  22. April 23, 2021
    Endless Summer

    1:37 "So how did we get here?"
    I don't know, do you have 90 minutes?

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  23. April 23, 2021
    Arun prasath

    I'm un subscribing until u removed this video tedx

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  24. April 23, 2021
    Arun prasath

    report misleading

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  25. April 23, 2021
    Arun prasath

    please remove it tedx

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  26. April 23, 2021
    Arun prasath

    misleading video

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  27. April 23, 2021
    fabian troncoso

    arrogant

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  28. April 23, 2021
    Real HIFI Help

    He is right. But the problem is much deeper. E-learning has a huge potential. But it is not being used to even 50% of what it can do. We are simply getting info that is way to theoretical and complex. And we cannot apply that information for it to truly make sense and stick. Just try taking a IT server or Cisco CCNP education online, without touching any gear, it will drive you insane.
    Seriously, the random stuff we all have to remember just to become a Doctor/psychologist/someone studying law is absolutely insane. And on top of that doing it online, is enough to make any sane person quit or even worse. Something needs to be done.

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  29. April 23, 2021
    Dharesh M

    This man makes sense. We need more stories from which we can then use in our lives rather than have heaps of information dumped on. All the information that one needs is there available on the internet, but for it to work, we see that they need experience. Experience can form from listening to stories and this is can give people a head start in learning.

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  30. April 23, 2021
    Sao Kim

    Yang sayang aku like yang cinta allah coment.

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  31. April 23, 2021
    Carlos Salazar

    E-learning is not killing education, what is killing education are those preposterous prices that universities charge, at least in the US.

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  32. April 23, 2021
    Metamorphic Society

    Very Impressive. I think, if online learning on going as representation of post-humanism there education will end.

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  33. April 23, 2021
    Ven Nisle

    In fact, if the teachers are giving full commitment, the student are enthusiast to learn, and the management system of the school is excellent, the school can be the place where we can develop our skills and abilities. Not e-learning 🤔

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  34. April 23, 2021
    EmotionsExpert

    E-learning is the future of education and needs to be. It’s the only way to achieve productivity gains so teachers can make reasonable salaries. Of course this implies that the subject matter is appropriate (math and science work well…) and that the instruction is well designed (different learning types and cultures are handled…). And once the bulk of academic courses are converted we can (finally!) begin to focus on the all important soft skills in the classroom.

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  35. April 23, 2021
    Steven Keller

    When internet classes started it began the beginning of killing educational tradition

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  36. April 23, 2021
    William Gone

    College debt in America is a problem

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  37. April 23, 2021
    Ramona Zamora

    Good teachers understand this. I just wish the administrations did! Then maybe they would stay out of our classrooms and let us teach, rather than requiring state-mandated tests that do not give accurate results, anyway. I wish they would quit telling us what to teach, how to teach, and when to teach. Especially, since most of them have not been in a classroom. Just give us the funding and watch what we can do!

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  38. April 23, 2021
    Klaw

    I'm an e-Learning developer and my approach to it is to tell a story. The problem I find resides with the clients that just want to pour their PowerPoint contents into a e-Learning format and don't care if there's a better way to do it. Things are changing though, some are listening to what we advise.

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  39. April 23, 2021
    dacimuci

    I am going to show this to my teacher

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  40. April 23, 2021
    Robert Schibel

    The other problem that e-learning causes is comfortable behavior in children. Because children are at home, they do not take their education seriously and fail due to relaxed behavior. They opted to play and goof off instead of concentrating on their classes. My 6 year old is going through this right now in first grade.

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  41. April 23, 2021
    pietro Locatelli

    There are some things that are learned much Better online

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  42. April 23, 2021
    Prateek 18IT010

    I thInk , blad man is loosing some money due to e-learning

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  43. April 23, 2021
    just expressing myself

    You can learn something in two ways or by remembering the words or by using your imagination
    There are so few teachers good at that

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  44. It's not that it's killing education, it's more on its not for everyone. Some people are doing better with remote learning, but some of them don't (including me)

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  45. April 23, 2021
    Fatıma Bera

    Everyone keeps saying this is title is misleading and I agree but what I think they mean is teaching without storytelling is just like e-learning no interactions between student and the educator

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  46. April 23, 2021
    Agaphe Putra Susilo

    The whole school system is broken tho

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  47. April 23, 2021
    David Simons

    He has no idea what he's on about, he thinks broadcast lecturing (as was delivered by the medium of TV for many years) is e-learning. True e-learning is when a teacher understands the concept of transferring the students out of the physical classroom and into the virtual classroom.

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  48. April 23, 2021
    Kay's Mini Podcasts

    Ok, Mr. Wonderful.

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  49. April 23, 2021
    SAROSO YUWONO

    Not education but schools

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