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30 Bite-Sized Writing Tips for Better eLearning Content

One of the many skills that eLearning designers need is the ability to write clear and engaging content.

 

It's a fact that eLearning should be a carefully planned and created to fully succeed in meeting the needs of your learners.

The writing in an eLearning course needs to stand on its own without an instructor. Instead of being used to support the instructor’s lesson, the writing is the star of the show. It must be engaging and clear, almost a combination of the best of technical and marketing writing to interest the e-learner in the material and impart information.

 

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The 7 steps of creativity

The 7 steps of creativity | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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Faculty Focus: Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors

Who should be taking online courses?  Are online courses equally appropriate for all students? Can any content be taught in an online format or do some kinds of material lend themselves to mastery in an electronic environment?  Who should be teaching these courses?  These are all good questions that institutions offering online courses—and instructors teaching them—should consider.

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And So Test Prep Season Begins

And So Test Prep Season Begins | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

So with the final term underway at our elementary school, the grade 3 and 6 teachers are starting to prep for the test. Our superintendent @cdsmeaton has always told us that the PATs should not affect our teaching practice. “I am a staunch believer”, he tells us, “that a focus on excellent teaching will lead to excellent results, no matter how it’s measured.” I tell them the same thing. But it doesn’t quite play out that way in the mind of the individual teacher. PATs, existing as they are, leave teachers with a strong sense of responsibility to prepare their students to write them; and as long as the tests are administered in such a way that has very little to do with the type of learning teachers are being called upon to engage in, there will be a bit of an exit from engaging learning around this time every year.

Heres what I’m getting at:

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Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “

 

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:16 AM

It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.

Avery's curator insight, March 25, 2013 8:56 PM

My Thoughts:

You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:58 AM

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 

Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)

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SuperCounselor Recommends: The They-Never-Mentioned-This-in-Grad-School Guide to the Most Essential Counseling Tools

SuperCounselor Recommends: The They-Never-Mentioned-This-in-Grad-School Guide to the Most Essential Counseling Tools | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogging today is our old friend, SuperCounselor, who scolded me mercilessly about not posting more frequently graciously offered to cover for me while I try to keep up with everything that's...

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Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

In my recent posts, The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building” and  Towards the Connected L&D Department I wrote about the need to move from a focus on “packaging” training to “scaffolding” learning,  and I said I would talk more about what “scaffolding” looks like. For me, this is the key way for workplace learning professionals to move the learning industry into the future. In this post I’m going to look at “instructional scaffolding” but in subsequent posts, I will consider “scaffolding performance support &teamcollaboration” in the workplace  as well as “scaffolding professional learning“.

 

The concept of instuctional design is well known. It usually refers to the process of extracting knowledge from Subject Matter Experts, and presenting this content in a logical order for individuals to study. It also involves putting together formative quizzes and summative assessments to test understanding, and presenting this all in the form of courses, workshops, programmes etc. In many cases it is about “packaging” everything up  and delivering this “instructional parcel” to individuals.


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How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests | MindShift

How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests | MindShift | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

For David Preston, the term “open source learning” — a variation on inquiry learning orpassion-based learning –  is about helping students choose their own learning path, an approach that already has some well-known champions among educators.

“When I think of ‘open source,’ it isn’t about software, but thermodynamic systems,” said Preston, who currently teaches at Ernest Righetti High School in Santa Maria, Calif. “You’re not just exchanging heat, but you’re switching environment and structure.”

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8 Social Media Sites Just for Kids | MindShift

8 Social Media Sites Just for Kids  | MindShift | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Technically, Facebook doesn’t allow kids under the age of 13 to register for the site. That hasn’t stopped pre-teens from simply lying about their birthdates.

But kids under 13 don’t have to be left out of the social media world. A growing number of highly protected, kid-only sites offer viable alternatives to the unfiltered Internet world out there that allow children to exercise their social media muscles (something they’re going to do anyway) without running into online predators or inappropriate content.

 
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A Visual Primer On Learning Theory

A Visual Primer On Learning Theory | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Theories on how people learn are not new. Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, Skinner and others have theorized for years how it is we come to
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Not new but a look at all the traditional learning theories in an visual way. 

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Ed-Tech PD Focuses on Student Learning Needs

Ed-Tech PD Focuses on Student Learning Needs | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Experts say professional development should put razor-sharp attention on what students need to learn, rather than on how to use specific devices.
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Make your idea stick

Short explanation of Chip & Dan Heath's brilliant book 'Made to Stick' - Why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck. With the funny and sticky example by

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This is a great way to share the helpful message from this great book...

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Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, March 20, 2013 5:25 AM
Great, if a bit long video included, but presentation is definitely worth a read.
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Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, Stories

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, May 26, 2013 1:03 AM

It's all about creating Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, Stories.

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A Model of Learning Objectives

A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing:           A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives*

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Great interactive site to help instructors make connections between the various dimensions of understanding.

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Brainy Approaches to Learning Infographic | Students at the Center

Brainy Approaches to Learning Infographic | Students at the Center | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 30, 2013 12:45 PM

This infographic provides the rationale for creating instructional activities centered on the needs of the learner.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 31, 2013 9:47 PM

Thank you sharing.

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:09 AM

This infographic goes along with a paper on the mind and learning...it's a great visual summary. The paper is linked at the bottom of the graphic.

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The Qualities of Leadership Required in Distance Education-research paper


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Is Curriculum Thwarting Transformation?

Is Curriculum Thwarting Transformation? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

My province is currently taking a very close look at curriculum. The reason for this is to ensure that the Program of Study remains responsive and relevant to students as our world continues to change.  Policy makers are committed to designing ”Engaging curriculum that inspires every student, every day.”  They are also calling upon teachers to include learning experiences that build important 21st century competencies such as those I have outline in earlier posts. “These competencies enable students to understand their world, engage fully in their education, relate well to others, manage their lives wisely, and contribute positively to their communities...

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An Alberta perspective: Identifies the number of learner outcomes in each curriulum at each grade level (K - 6) and then factors in the hours of instruction...

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12 Most Must Learn SMetiquette Lessons

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Social media professional Mallie Hart gets down to business with the 12 Most Must Learn SMetiquette Lessons.

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Elahe Amani's curator insight, March 26, 2013 9:15 AM

A good read for social media professionals ..

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Could there actually be one "C" to rule them all?!

Could there actually be one "C" to rule them all?! | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

...I am more and more convinced that a single “C” – CONTROL – may prove the bedrock for the development of all those other “Cs.” For in the giving of control, I believe we provide student learners with more opportunities to practice the skills organically and authentically than if we assign them work organized into the seven “Cs.” Through the autonomy of control – motivated by the control of choice – we naturally invest ourselves in those seven “Cs.” When we feel in control, we learn to take control, and we develop our capacities to maintain good control...


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Tibshirani's curator insight, March 21, 2013 3:38 AM

C is for control!

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Practical Steps: How to Help Students Succeed in eLearning

Practical Steps: How to Help Students Succeed in eLearning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
eLearning offers students the opportunity to find the right mix of educational tools to help our employees maximize the learning experience.
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If students designed their own schools...

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"The best small town in America experiments with self-directed learning at its public high school. A group of students gets to create their own school-within-a-school and they learn only what they want to learn. Does it work? Charles Tsai finds out by spending a week with the Independent Project."


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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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Helping students learn how to learn: That’s what most educators strive for, and that’s the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfers to other academic subject areas and even to the workplace where employers have consistently said that they want creative, innovative and adaptive thinkers. Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills. Students think about the choices they make throughout the process and the way they feel as they learn. Those observations are as important as the content they learn or the projects they create.

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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | MindShift

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | MindShift | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Nearly seven years after first opening its doors, the Science Leadership Academypublic magnet high school* in Philadelphia and its inquiry-based approach to learning have become a national model for the kinds of reforms educators strive towards.

But in a talk this past weekend at EduCon 2.5, the school’s sixth-annual conference devoted to sharing its story and spreading its techniques, Founding Principal Chris Lehmann insisted that replicating his schools approach required difficult tradeoffs.

“This is not easy. This is not perfect,” Lehmann told a crowd of devotees stuffed inside one of the Center City school’s second-floor science classrooms on Sunday. “There are really challenging pieces of this, and we should be OK with this.”

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Beyond Pockets of Excellence in Blogging

Beyond Pockets of Excellence in Blogging | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

There are many, many pockets of excellence in classroom/student blogging out there. These blogs are driven, coached and nurtured by educators who "get it". They get how blogging makes a difference in student learning, supports modern learning skills and literacies and at the same time basic reading and writing skills. These educators understand blogging FOR their students.

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Awesome framework to get teachers from K - 8 using blogs in a consistent manner! Thanks!!!

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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

By Steve Kolowich

Summary by Education Dive

 

"The Chronicle of Higher Education released the results Monday of its electronic survey of MOOC instructors, to which 103 professors responded out of a total of 184.

 

"Despite a majority of respondents feeling that MOOCs could drive down the price of college and almost half feeling that their MOOC was as rigorous as their face-to-face courses, only 28% believe the courses deserve formal credit from their institution and 34% said they believed their institution would eventually grant formal credit to students who did well in their MOOC; however, 79% respondents did believe that MOOCs are worth the hype.

 

 "A majority of the survey's participants were long-time professors with no online teaching experience prior to their adoption of MOOCs, and more than two-thirds were tenured faculty"


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 18, 2013 4:19 PM

Interesting data, although it is somewhat a small sample.

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival: Seven survival skills of the 21st century that we need to teach:


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