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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | Always eLearning | Scoop.it

Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment.


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Very cool list of learning methods. Like the illustration too! 

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Boiling the backchannel

I enjoy attending conferences. Unfortunately I don't attend as many as I'd like because so many of them are prohibitively expensive, are beyond my travel budget, or demand too much time out of the ...
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Here's some good practices if you're intending to support a twitter back channel during your live learning event (the focus here is on a face to face or in-person event, but most would apply to virtual classrooms too). 

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How to make your own MOOC! (Well...quasi-MOOC)

How to make your own MOOC! (Well...quasi-MOOC) | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
Guest Blog - Andy Hicken This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. Recently, we've been getting inquiries from asso...
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Or online course, or blended learning approach, or mini-MOOC, or whatever buzzword is next in the pipeline. Nonetheless, a good short list for getting around to putting one of these things together. 

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gregmhagar's comment, October 16, 2013 1:01 PM
More and more it seems to me that MOOC really just means "now with video!"
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Drip-Feed (Schedule) Your Lessons! | LearnDash

Drip-Feed (Schedule) Your Lessons! | LearnDash | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
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I like the idea of delivering course content in drips rather than in a single session. Not a new idea to me, but the term "drip-feeding" is.

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10 Simple E-Learning Design Tips | LearnDash

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Nothing groundbreaking here, but a nice checklist to review nonetheless.

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5 principles for a successful formal online social learning experience – and it’s not about the tools

5 principles for a successful formal online social learning experience – and it’s not about the tools | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of talk about the use of social media tools in formal workplace learning; and I am regularly asked to review initiatives of this kind. In many instances, the use of social tool...

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We have the tools, but we need to learn how to use them properly. Funny, because that was the exact theme of the "Bananas in Pyjamas" episode I watched with my daughter yesterday. Those wacky Bananas!

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:37 PM

Even though I love Tech Tools-the author is right-you have to know how to use them effectively to create a successful online learning event.

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?

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Great tips and information here.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 21, 5:16 PM

Byot note taking

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QR Codes from Goo.gl | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

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Good to know if you're using QR codes as part of your training (if you are let me know what you're doing!)

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Working with Subject Matter Experts

Working with Subject Matter Experts | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
Subject Matter Experts play a big role in the development of e-Learning courses. Here are four things to keep in mind when working with subject matter experts.
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SMEs. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.

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eLearning Interactivity: When It Works and When It Goes Wrong

eLearning Interactivity: When It Works and When It Goes Wrong | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
Explore how interactive eLearning courses can help learners engage, how courses that get it wrong can actually harm learning, and ways to progress.
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Good reminders

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Remove all animations from a PowerPoint 2010 show

Remove all animations from a PowerPoint 2010 show, article at constructionlinks.ca, Canada's Building Design and Repair Community.
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Anyone who's had the pleasure of recieving a 48 slide PowerPoint deck burdened by animations on every single object will really appreciate this. Just wipe them out and start over! 

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