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

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

50 Comments

  1. Evan Voyageur on October 22, 2022 at 5:45 am

    E learning sucks in comparision to in-class studying. There’s no real engagement in online learning, just reciting a lecture to a quiet audience.

  2. JAY SONAWANE on October 22, 2022 at 5:45 am

    If you turn off video , you can hear iruka sensi 🥷

  3. Jessica Monte on October 22, 2022 at 5:47 am

    You can empower people by telling stories online. You do that here in this video. However, your anecdotal cited example does not refer to an actual online training (or if it does you do not specify which one). So the very evidence that you say to support your argument has not occurred in a documented way. What I am hearing is an unsupported complaint against online education and an argument to keep the existing transmission style of education in place. Our learners are changing in how they learn and our educational systems need to adapt. Online learning is one of those adaptations.

  4. TRUE AUTHOR Ity on October 22, 2022 at 5:48 am

    Let us not as why let us just praise Jesus

  5. Sarahln on October 22, 2022 at 5:48 am

    Can anyone summarize the content of this video? help me, please

  6. Diariesofalobedu girl on October 22, 2022 at 5:52 am

    I’m e-learning this video 😂😂😂

  7. Joshua Llido on October 22, 2022 at 5:56 am

    i hate online class so much, they only show us pdf files and give difficults assignments.

  8. Ö-dreng on October 22, 2022 at 5:57 am

    Yes

  9. cat pin on October 22, 2022 at 5:58 am

    I feel like online learning kills the educational during in the pandemic.

  10. Giorno Giovanna on October 22, 2022 at 5:59 am

    Didn’t listen to the Ted talk but still agreed

  11. Laura Jane on October 22, 2022 at 6:01 am

    I homeschool and we use e-learning and paper. Stories are fun, but if you don’t have time, the most important part of the stories are the analogies. Eduation went down way before e-learning. The biggest downfall was the imposition of Common Core. I went to elementary school in the 60’s. Nowadays, spelling books (or online) don’t teach spelling rules and math books (or online) don’t drill basic arithmetic. We learned by rote and I can still add, muliply and divide without a calculator. And, as you can see, my grammar is still pretty good, too. 🙂

  12. A.C on October 22, 2022 at 6:02 am

    eLearning is great if you want a online certification. Any serious degree program exp is cheapened on eLearning. It’s not the same as in person live exp with an experienced professor who can tell you real stories that connect with the course material. I can speak from personal experience having taken Uni course in class and in eLearning. e-Learning also takes up far more time and energy as you spend more time figuring out what needs to be done Vs doing the actual work. I made As in my eLearning classes but I dont feel I learned much as I can’t recall most of the stuff anymore while my in-person classes from years ago, I still remember the stories my Prof taught. I totally Agree with Aron Barth !

  13. Lara on October 22, 2022 at 6:07 am

    E-learning gives everyone instant free access to varied sources. I don’t think there’s anyone out there who can possibly have an argument against that…

  14. Jump with the Devil on October 22, 2022 at 6:10 am

    Recognize the irony of this coming out in 3/2020, just before schools everywhere went remote.

  15. AA Education on October 22, 2022 at 6:11 am

    Thank you..

  16. Anh-Tu Phuc-Hoang on October 22, 2022 at 6:12 am

    Online education works …. if you got a great theater system.

  17. Chris A on October 22, 2022 at 6:12 am

    We have to re-think education big-time, that’s obvious. It was already wrong for me. If I had the right education my path would have been very different for sure. (you might think I could not complain as I have a PhD but with a proper education I would definitely chosen a different path)

  18. LEARN WITH SHOBHA MEHTA on October 22, 2022 at 6:14 am

    When there is no ALTERNATIVE,we have to try and get maximum advantage from them 👍👍👍👍👍,before OFFLINE CLASSES can be STARTED 👍👍👍👍👍

  19. Jennie Gem on October 22, 2022 at 6:14 am

    2:07
    2:36- 3:02

  20. JJ C on October 22, 2022 at 6:14 am

    Because kids in the US are not disciplined and focused to take classes online. It’s the American culture and environment on how kids are groomed and raised from a young age. Mainly American parents, No discipline taught from a young age. That’s why kids are undisciplined and focused. Foreign countries, we don’t see this much as a problem. It’s the American culture. Education is not a priority.

  21. 7he7ast70ner on October 22, 2022 at 6:16 am

    It’s very ineffective right now, You could be in a disadvantage if you’re addicted to the internet or worse prnographic content, I wanted face-to-face to return.

  22. Waheed Akhtar on October 22, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Teach Python and Algebra with stories, please.

  23. JCA ELITE SCUBA on October 22, 2022 at 6:17 am

    I am a scuba instructor. The industry has gone to e-learning as an option and it has done exactly what you presented. Not only do the students not learn from it, I usually find that most start guessing just to get the answers so that they can move along to my in-person educational review of that material. If it wasn’t for my review, they could easily fail the course. For what it’s worth, I could easily see an attorney use the e-learning program to paint a particular light on the education one received in the event of an accident or injury. Better education must be mandatory, not an option.

  24. J S on October 22, 2022 at 6:19 am

    I don’t know but I’m taking e-learning courses to prepare for a tech related certification. All I can say is that it is working fine and that the cost I’m paying for it is extremely low compared to taking a class in person. I’ve had teachers in the past who were all about telling stories about what they had accomplished in life. It was junior high school instructors, so I’m not sure if that had something to do with that. I’ve had other great teachers, but I’ve come to the realization that a great deal of what is being taught in schools is very repetitive, if you think of the contents of the same course, year after year, so I’m not sold on the idea that integrating stories would have made a difference in that case this presenter gave as a good reason not to embrace e-learning. If anything, it was the bank responsibility to train the bank employees on what constitutes acceptable forms of identification. I’m not sure if most other in-person classes would have had the time to teach about this specific situation, as those instructors already have a lot on their plates.

  25. ARAV CHOPRA on October 22, 2022 at 6:20 am

    Screw all of you who think that distance learning is bad, that distance learning year was the best year for me and all of my classes were all A+!

  26. PANKAJ BAJAJ on October 22, 2022 at 6:22 am

    Online education gives power knowledge and money without the hassles of interveiw the companies future insights.

  27. Joe Swanson on October 22, 2022 at 6:23 am

    im hoping we have what neo had in teh marix. i can just plug in a usb into my brain and download all the info i need.

  28. Shresth Aditya on October 22, 2022 at 6:23 am

    We learned through story telling
    Learning is about people!

  29. John Rockwell on October 22, 2022 at 6:23 am

    *Advocates against lecture-based education by giving a lecture.

  30. uacbpa on October 22, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Nope. That’s what YOUR eLearning looks like, not mine. The speaker lost credibility as an eLearning developer the moment he said that he was a lecturer with no eLearning experience. That’s like expecting a dentist to perform heart surgery.

  31. AstroTerra on October 22, 2022 at 6:26 am

    I just cannot learn or take in info online

  32. IRJUS_ANAK PARIT on October 22, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Wow. really cool content, very entertaining and educational. always success for the content, may it bring blessings from the Almighty. let’s just stop by my channel. I’m from Riau-Indonesia

  33. Mar Science on October 22, 2022 at 6:29 am

    "between the caves and the clicking"

  34. Haoyu Zhang on October 22, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Anyone from ENGGEN 403?

  35. G0og1e Gugz on October 22, 2022 at 6:30 am

    im studying on 6th grade and everyone here is getting bad grades due to the online class, its more tiring than presential learning omfg

  36. terminal on October 22, 2022 at 6:30 am

    Why inability of teachers to "storytell" in the way they teach is killing education | Aaron Barth | TEDxKitchenerED

  37. VixyMix 101 on October 22, 2022 at 6:30 am

    The real issue with it is that not everyone could do it, some ppl couldn’t afford a laptop, some had trouble at home or didn’t know what to do.

  38. Thanos on October 22, 2022 at 6:35 am

    I learnt more during online classes due to self study. I don’t believe in classroom learning. Why should I get yelled at for asking simple questions? I don’t want a teacher to yell and me and expect me to learn at the same time. I like online and e learning way better because atleast I’m happy and not stressed out.

  39. SponchCarrot ! on October 22, 2022 at 6:36 am

    Class at the Background, Steam and Spotify == 🖐️🖐️

  40. LilOldFazeCancer ForFree on October 22, 2022 at 6:36 am

    says the guy who has never in his life been in High School in 2022

  41. Mar Science on October 22, 2022 at 6:37 am

    "accelerate time to expertise" another one

  42. john Kong on October 22, 2022 at 6:39 am

    He just empowered me to get into telling stories again through e learning ted

  43. Flosthebos on October 22, 2022 at 6:40 am

    Unfortunately all this TED talk does is illustrate how out of touch Aaron Barth is with the current state of eLearning. In fact, many great eLearnings encorporate story telling and scenarios. That’s not even a new concept, that’s been around for years. Just because this guy sucks at Instructional Design, doesn’t mean that "eLearning is killing education".

  44. Susan McDonald on October 22, 2022 at 6:41 am

    Filling buckets with facts, not storytelling with imagination, metaphor, emotion, lighting fires, drama, conflict, paradox, analogy, catharsis, etcetcetc… that’s the problem!

  45. AngelH on October 22, 2022 at 6:41 am

    He lost me at 5.57 I’m in U.K. and I’m being told by Putin on a video, the West is being destroyed by woke ism, I happen to agree with Putin. I have no idea what this lecturer is talking about. Just accept people make mistakes in the workplace. Apologise, and learn from it. We don’t need a lecture about it.

  46. Anil Kashyap on October 22, 2022 at 6:42 am

    All have their perspective

  47. kfx on October 22, 2022 at 6:42 am

    E-learning is not bad. The education system is bad. And this is the first sign that you have to fix it.

  48. Horseed on October 22, 2022 at 6:42 am

    I have almost get the advantage of e Learning. still all of my professors, teachers and mentors still tell stories in virtual way.

    knowledge is in technology in 21 century.

  49. ca ta on October 22, 2022 at 6:43 am

    Very good

  50. TheLearning LAB on October 22, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Very interesting and engaging content! Thank you.

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