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IDML13 Week 1: Instructional Design Principles for Mobile Learning | KechTech

Instructional Design Principles for Mobile Learning http://t.co/FVsFuMo08V
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Includes the "6 Principles of Design for Mobile Learning." Are you intrigued?

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Top 7 eLearning Statistics & Facts | The Upside Learning Blog

Top 7 eLearning Statistics & Facts | The Upside Learning Blog | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
With eLearning use showing gains in nearly every sector and an increasing number of organisations turning to eLearning as they recognise its effectiveness, the

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Marta Torán's curator insight, March 31, 3:01 PM

Informes y estadísticas sobre la industria del eLearning

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Non-Linear eLearning Design: 6 Common Misconceptions Instructional Designers Should Know - eLearning Industry

Non-Linear eLearning Design: 6 Common Misconceptions Instructional Designers Should Know - eLearning Industry | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Wondering about Non-Linear eLearning Design? Check 6 Common Non-Linear eLearning Design Misconceptions Instructional Designers Should Know
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A non-linear approach to instructional design has been widely adopted by IDs, often with very positive results.  However, as the author cautions, it should not be used as a “one-size-fits-all” approach.  To learn more about the appropriate uses of non-linear instruction, read this well-written, thoughtful article.

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Training Millennials in the Workplace? Teach Them the Same Way You Reach Them

Training Millennials in the Workplace? Teach Them the Same Way You Reach Them | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Understanding changes and preferences in how your audience consumes information is the foundation of good advertising. Yet when it comes to training, most agencies still are adhering to a model that is as outdated as a media plan comprised totally of 30-second spots on three networks.
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From the article: “According to a 2012 study commissioned by Time Inc., millennials switch media types 27 times every nonworking hour. Few things hold their focus for long, so they prefer information and communication in small chunks. They are comfortable with jumping around in the information and communication realms and are nonlinear learners.”  The logical follow-up question: how many current instructional design models take this into account?  Thought-provoking.

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What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’?

What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
It’s the hunger for learning rather than raw intellect that distinguishes Extreme Learners from the gifted. Intensely motivated and harboring a breadth of interests, they also consider ignorance a temporary and reparable condition.
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From Extreme Learner Marc Roth:  “When I only had pennies to my name, I turned everything I had into education instead of comforts or niceties.” An interesting and inspiring article.

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Radically rethinking education

Radically rethinking education | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Higher education in the digital age is radically remaking the models by which it delivers its content, the leader of a higher education technology association said.

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From the article:  "“It’s not just about digital. We are all present, and you’ve got millions of minds in the world. It’s higher education in the connected age, where we can connect with anyone and anything, anytime, for different purposes,” she said. “If we’re smart about how to marry the digital with the best of what we do face-to-face, education will move to a new level for everyone.”  Provocative ideas worth investigating.

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources?

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...
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A nice infographic covering the who, what, why, and when of online information sourcing. 

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 26, 9:11 PM

What sort of questions can you ask students when they are searching online? This infographic might help them make those decisions regarding what makes a good online source. 

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Digital instructional materials outpace print, study says | eSchool News | eSchool News

Digital instructional materials outpace print, study says | eSchool News | eSchool News | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A study reveals that digital instructional materials are eclipsing print materials in classrooms.
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From the article:  “Teachers now are using more digital instructional materials than print materials in the classroom, according to a new study from Education Market Research (EMR)/Simba Information.”  This news is shared rather quietly in this brief posting but I think this development will someday be seen as a major milestone on the Education History Timeline.

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The big web design trends for 2015 - The Creative Edge

The big web design trends for 2015 - The Creative Edge | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
We're boiling down 13 of the most prominent web design trends emerging in 2015. Will they change your understanding of a "modern website"? You be the judge.
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I'm not a web designer but the article, and especially the many examples, gave me insight into what I can expect to see on the the web in 2015.

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E-learning Visually Explained for Teachers

E-learning Visually Explained for Teachers | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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For those interested, a useful, high-level summary of eLearning.

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15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning

15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas.

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Useful tools for story annimation and related applications.

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50 Of The Best Email Marketing Designs We've Ever Seen (And How You Can Create One Just As Good) – Design School

50 Of The Best Email Marketing Designs We've Ever Seen (And How You Can Create One Just As Good) – Design School | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
With over 4 billion email accounts in 2015 – it's a market your business can't afford to ignore.

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Presents a lot of good design ideas that can also be applied to presentations and other formats.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 24, 3:08 AM

With over 4 billion email accounts in 2015 – it's a market your business can't afford to ignore. Great lessons from 50 of the most creative email designs.

Pierre-Alexandre STANISLAS's curator insight, March 24, 4:08 PM

Un peu d'inspiration... Mais ce n'est pas une raison pour oublier les bonnes pratiques emailing (ratio texte / image - version texte - poids etc...). Cf : http://www.dolist.net/blog/ (j'ai pas d'action mais je les aime bien) 

Keith Gutierrez's curator insight, April 6, 9:31 AM

Great tips and ideas for email marketing! 

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The dark side of gamification

The dark side of gamification | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
How well do you chop your cucumber? It's a ridiculous question, I know, but in the short film Sight the protagonist plays an augmented reality game that awards him points for the consistency in the...
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If you are planning to use gamification as part of learning solution, you might benefit by considering the points shared in this article before starting.

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Stephen Mucher: The Collapse of the Teaching Profession?

Stephen Mucher: The Collapse of the Teaching Profession? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Stephen Mucher, director of the Bard Master of Arts Teaching program in Los Angeles, warns about the precipitous decline in enrollments in teacher preparation programs. Teachers are demoralized by ...
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From the article:  "Since 2008, enrollment in teacher education programs in California is down 53%, and other bellwether states report a similar trend. Nationally, U.S. Department of Education statistics that include both traditional and alternative preparatory programs show that there were nearly 90,000 fewer teachers in training in 2012 than in 2008."  The article discusses some of the reasons why this is happening.  Of particular interest are the many comments from readers that follow. 

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The Future of On-Campus Higher Education? | StratEDgy @insidehighered

The Future of On-Campus Higher Education? | StratEDgy @insidehighered | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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The article shares four themes for how “a Stanford education might be different in 2025:”

1)      Education will be fully envisaged as a lifelong journey, rather than a one-shot, four-year stint

2)      The education will focus more on skill acquisition than disciplinary topics and therefore the university will be organized around competency hubs, rather than academic fields

3)      The education model will move from an industrial revolution-style, one-size-fits-few freshman/sophomore/junior/senior classification to a personal-paced learning program over a student’s six years of higher education

4)      The school will move away from having students declare a major, toward having them declare a purpose – and student learning will be built around this purpose. Purpose learning will require the university to set

 

Details can be found in the article.  What do you think about these predictions?

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Saatchi Gallery on Twitter

Saatchi Gallery on Twitter | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Artist Raul Lemesoff's ‘Weapons of Mass Instruction’ is a traveling library touring Argentina in the shape of a tank pic.twitter.com/1wEgvyoPwN
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A great motivator for reluctant learners!

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What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home

What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
An interview with Peter Hirst, director of Executive Education at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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From the article [quoting Peter Hirst, MIT]:  “What we’re seeing most recently, and what I’m very excited about, is going from that linear model to a much more non-linear idea. The digital learning experience is becoming really a collection of inter-related learning nuggets, that you might take very different paths through, depending who you are and what your needs are, and how you learn most effectively. So that’s where I’m seeing some interesting changes happening.”  Should be of interest to anyone following trends and developments in education.

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How The Activity Learning Theory Works

How The Activity Learning Theory Works | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
How The Activity Learning Theory Works
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An introduction to "Activity Learning Theory." 

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Asia Mobile Learning Market Reached $4.5 Billion in 2014 - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Asia Mobile Learning Market Reached $4.5 Billion in 2014 - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Mobile Learning Revenues in Asia Will Surge to $7.7 billion by 2019 According to Research Firm Ambient Insight | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
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Content Chunking in E-Learning: 10 Practical Tips – Part 1

Content Chunking in E-Learning: 10 Practical Tips – Part 1 | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
This blog post shares some practical tips about content chunking in eLearning.
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Very basic information intended for instructional designers but may also be useful for anyone who needs to create a PPT presentation.

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Our Brain Sees Familiar Words As Pictures

Our Brain Sees Familiar Words As Pictures | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
When you look at any familiar word, the visual word form area of your brain sees it as a picture, not a group of letters to be processed.
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From the article:  “According to a team of researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center, neurons in one area of your brain are now responding to complete words, not pieces of them or individual letters. In fact, when you look at any familiar word, the visual word form area of your brain sees it as a complete picture, not a group of letters to be processed.”  Not a scholarly article, per se, but offers some interesting ideas for those following developments in brain research.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Good iPad Apps for Doodling, Drawing and Sketching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Good iPad Apps for Doodling, Drawing and Sketching | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Some nice tools to use to sketch on your iPad. 

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13 Blogging Statistics You Probably Don’t Know, But Should [Infographic]

13 Blogging Statistics You Probably Don’t Know, But Should [Infographic] | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Are you making the most of blogging statistics to build a better blog? I did some research and created this infographic which contains blog stats that...

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Blogging

 


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This infographic should be of interest to bloggers.

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maria papanikou's curator insight, March 25, 4:46 AM

Blogs are powerful tools serving  various commutation and education purposes. Wish to multiply the benefits? Read carefully the info graphic above and good luck!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 25, 10:24 AM

This infographic shares some excellent information for bloggers on how to increase your audience/followers.

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, March 25, 11:31 PM

Thanks to Malek for this comprehensive infographic!

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The 37 best tools for data visualization

The 37 best tools for data visualization | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Creating charts and info graphics can be time-consuming. But these tools make it easier. It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's t...

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Some useful tools for making data understandable in your presentations. 

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Didier Daglinckx's curator insight, March 24, 5:42 AM

FileMaker offers graphics you can use quite easily but if you want/need to go further a combination of FileMaker and one of the tools describe here can be pretty awesome.

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Instructional Designers by the Numbers - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Instructional Designers by the Numbers - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Instructional Designers by the Numbers
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
According to CNN Money (2012) there are 217,700 Instructional Designers. Expected job growth over 10 years is 28.3 percent.
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From the article:  "According to CNN Money (2012) there are 217,700 Instructional Designers."  Who knew?  If you are an ID, read on to learn more.

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Neuron insulating myelin is vital for learning new practical skills, study finds - PsyPost

Neuron insulating myelin is vital for learning new practical skills, study finds - PsyPost | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
New evidence of myelin's essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL res ...
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From the article:  "These discoveries could prove important in finding ways to stimulate and improve learning, and in understanding myelin’s involvement in other brain processes, such as in cognition."  Worth reading if you are interested in the brain and learning.

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