Anyone looking to learn more about comprehensive design can read the book Universal Principles of Design, which features more than 200 descriptions in alphabetical order along with images to aid the explanations. For those interested just in those concepts that are most relevant to eLearning design, this post sums up some of the most important definitions.
Via Fernando Seijo, Luciana Viter, Peter Mellow
Alison Jeppesen Wigelsworth's insight:
Need to look at this more closely but on first glance: yep!
“ The Internet provides people with the tools to be more productive, but what do you do when the number of those tools actually start making things more complicated? The answer is to integrate them. Case in point, Google tools. Google provides you with so many free resources and apps that it's hard to understand how…”
Via Kathleen Cercone
“ It’s hard to blame students for wanting to type notes instead of write them out longhand. Think of how much quicker you can type an e-mail than write a letter: Digital note-taking is simply easier. A paper published online in the journal Psychological Science last month, however, suggests that longhand may actually hold an advantage when it comes to the most important reason we take notes—that is, to help us remember what we’ve heard. What Pam Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel Oppenheimer of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management observed is an illuminating example of what psychologists call “desirable difficulty”—the fact that sometimes, obstacles that frustrate us actually help us learn.”
Via Kathleen Cercone
By adapting our curriculum to focus on providing the skills millennials need to succeed in the business world and in life – bringing businesses directly into the classroom, incorporating more technology and social media, and developing students’ hard and soft skills – we will match businesses and their needs point for point.
"On the iPad, the ‘Print’ option doesn’t have a PDF export option. This is where the Universal app Web to PDF comes in handy. Upon launching, you are presented with a Web browser to go to the page you need a PDF of. Browse to a Web page and choose the button at the bottom right of the screen, “Create PDF”. The resulting PDF is a great way to read a Web page later when offline too!"
The book offers a compelling solution to the splintered, increasingly irrelevant state of the humanities at modern universities. A return to philological thinking, Turner agues, would be an antidote to the loss of erudition, depth, breadth, and other maladies that plague the humanities in higher learning.
Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
“ Moving in the direction of mobile learning? Working to enable your traditional eLearning courses to run on tablets and smartphones? Consider another direction. Unless your eLearning offerings draw rave reviews from your workforce, moving them to a mobile device only makes it more convenient for your employees to access marginally effective training. ”Raise the bar on your online training as you go mobile. Produce more effective, more engaging mLearning in a fraction of the time required to develop unengaging eLearning. How fast? How about 8 hours to produce training with 10 distinct learning activities? With built-in addictive learning games, extensive leaderboard capabilities, and the most extensive analytics on the market.
Via Kim Flintoff
Google Scholar is an 'invitation based search engine’, which means it index content cited by articles already indexed are included in the database. (...) - Blog Open Science, April 11, 2014
Via Tree of Science, Collectif PAPERA
“ Check out this beautiful infographic which shows how blended learning benefits teachers and how it has redefined teacher roles and improved opportunities.”
Via Peter Mellow, Alison Jeppesen Wigelsworth
Teaching Council welcomes proposed amendments to legislation dealing with Fitness to Teach (RT @TeachingCouncil: Teaching Council welcomes proposed amendments to legislation dealing with Fitness to Teach http://t.co/XDnoSwg6GG)...
" No two human beings are the same and therefore the way they learn and process information is not necessarily the same. Some learn better through visual aids, others find it easy to learn when they are engaged in hands-on activities involving not only their intellectual abilities but also their body parts ( Kinestetics). At the face of it the multiple learning styles theory seems to offer a plausible explanation to the differences exhibited in students learning habits however, there is another side to the story. The graphic below from elearning infographics captures this side pretty throughly. It features 8 arguments against the multiple learning styles theory. I invite you to check them out below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy"
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