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Jimmy Wales: 'Dull lectures doomed'

Jimmy Wales: 'Dull lectures doomed' | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The boring university lecture is going to be the first major casualty of the rise in online learning in higher education, says Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
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Part 2: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit

Part 2: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
  It is still summer time and I am sharing some of those websites I feel should be in every teacher's toolbox! I have forty... maybe more... and I am sending out ten new ones in each post. Thi...
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Data Analysis Learning Path | SlideRule

Data Analysis Learning Path | SlideRule | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Learn Data Analysis & Data Science: Intro to Programming, R, Statistics, Machine Learning, Visualization, Big Data, Hadoop, MapReduce & Social Network Analysis.
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From the article:  "The Data Analysis learning path provides a short but intensive introduction to the field of data analysis....The course consists of free online lectures, homework assignments, quizzes and projects, and will take around 350-400 hours. There will also be a capstone project at the end that you can use to demonstrate your skills to potential employers or for a school application."  Click on the link to learn more. 

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Work Environment Redesign -- The Chief Learning Officer - YouTube

John Hagel and John Seely Brown discuss why Chief Learning Officers will be the new leaders of organizations.
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Insights into learning as a (the?) competitive edge for corporation and the key role played by the CLO.

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Crafting Big Data Curricula to Support the Changing Business Landscape - A Smarter Planet Blog

Crafting Big Data Curricula to Support the Changing Business Landscape - A Smarter Planet Blog | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
By Jonathan E. Helm The opportunity around big data is seemingly endless. Big data seems to be everywhere and is a part of everything – embedded in e-commerce, social media and electronic health records.
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A useful mini-case study of big data in action. 

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E-Learning for the Modern Workplace - Cerebyte

E-Learning for the Modern Workplace - Cerebyte | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
In “Workplace E-learning That Sticks,” Stephen Meyer, CEO of the Rapid Learning Institute, points out the ugly truth of a majority of e-learning: “Almost no one watches it.” Meyer writes that studies show two-thirds of users ...
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A primer on “rapid learning.”

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Learning Code at Code: Play-i Seeks to Teach Kids to Program With Robot Friends

Learning Code at Code: Play-i Seeks to Teach Kids to Program With Robot Friends | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Teaching kids to code can be fun and educational, especially when there are robots involved. (h@MattJavit http://t.co/Uw0nqZTGSE #amazing)
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A well-conceived approach to getting kids involved very early in a skill that could be viewed as important as the "3 R's,"

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The Benefits of Online Courses Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

The Benefits of Online Courses Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The Benefits of Online Courses Infographic outlines the top advantages of online education.
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Provides some useful information at a glance.  But is this all valid?

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The Top 4 Constraints of Corporate Learning and Ways to overcome them

The Top 4 Constraints of Corporate Learning and Ways to overcome them | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The corporate world today is in a state of constant change and evolution.  In this scenario, corporate learning has become more relevant than ever before. While organizations – big or small, have s
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Over 800 Free MOOCs to Help you Grow Professionally This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 800 Free MOOCs to Help you Grow Professionally This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Could be a busy summer!

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What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools Infographic | e-Learning Infographics - Linkis.com

What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools Infographic | e-Learning Infographics - Linkis.com | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools Infographic presents what kinds of digital instructional tools educators consider essential to help their students be prepared for college and careers in the 21st century (What Teachers Want...
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Learning early in life may help keep brain cells alive - Medical Xpress

Learning early in life may help keep brain cells alive - Medical Xpress | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Learning early in life may help keep brain cells alive Medical Xpress According to a recently published study in Frontiers in Neuroscience, Rutgers behavioral and systems neuroscientist Tracey Shors, who co-authored the study, found that the...
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A fascinating article on research concerning the brain and learning.

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to E-LEARNING

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to E-LEARNING | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today. This is mainly because of the relevance it carries in today’s world of ‘Learning Transformation’.

Via Srinivasan Venkatarajan
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How music affects your productivity

How music affects your productivity | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The sweet science of sound! Music has a noticeable impact on productivity and creative thinking.

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3 Terrible Learning Habits You Probably Picked Up In School - Business Insider

3 Terrible Learning Habits You Probably Picked Up In School - Business Insider | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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3 Terrible Learning Habits You Probably Picked Up In School
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"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues ...
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An important point here is that focusing on "learning styles" can be (very) limiting.  From the article, " Instead, when you're trying to master an idea, approach it with the full breadth  of your intelligences. Rather than having your "learning style" limit your  ability, use every way to learn you have available to you."

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The Best Free Video Editors For Windows

The Best Free Video Editors For Windows | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Video has become an incredibly common part of everyday life. People take videos on smartphones, upload them via YouTube, and share them on Facebook. You'd think, then, that free video editors would be common, but it turns out the selection is limited for anyone not blessed with Mac OS X (and, as a result, access to…
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Dallas to become learning lab for students seeking digital badges - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas to become learning lab for students seeking digital badges - Dallas Morning News (blog) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Dallas to become learning lab for students seeking digital badges Dallas Morning News (blog) The Dallas City of Learning project will kickoff on June 9, allowing students to earn digital badges by taking advantage of learning opportunities around...
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From the article:  "“We know that kids spend 80% of waking hours outside the classroom, yet chances for out-of-school enrichment aren’t typically available to many of the kids in our city,” Gigi Antoni, President and CEO of Big Thought, said in a news release. “By 6th grade, kids from middle income families have benefited from 6,000 more hours of enrichment compared to their lower income peers. Dallas City of Learning provides more kids more ways to explore Dallas and pursue their learning interests while closing this opportunity gap.” 

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10 Free E-Learning Games for Articulate Storyline - E-Learning ...

10 Free E-Learning Games for Articulate Storyline - E-Learning ... | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A sure-fire way to hone your Articulate Storyline skills is to deconstruct projects built by other course designers. Thankfully, there's no shortage of free templates in the Articulate community. Here are 10 free e-learning games ...
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The price is right!

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Venture capitalists learn to love education

Venture capitalists learn to love education | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Investors are betting hundreds of millions on the digital revolution in the classroom. (Education as a whole is big-$2 trillion in the U.S. and $4.5 trillion globally.
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50 Awesome Facts About Languages Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

50 Awesome Facts About Languages Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Do you know how many languages are currently spoken across the world? Or that there are endangered languages just like endangered species? At the following Languages infographic you will find more about this fascinating subject.
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A little off topic, but interesting and entertaining.  Learn about the problem with the Ayapaneco language and much more.

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Robots in the Classroom: What Are They Good For?

Robots in the Classroom: What Are They Good For? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Some educators are experimenting with using robots in the classroom to engage students and help explain abstract concepts that students often misunderstand.
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R2D2 in the classroom...

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Does e-Learning Work?

Does e-Learning Work? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
It’s time to put that question behind us.  
Once a question has been carefully analyzed and a reliable answer has been found |
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The Role of Humans in Blended Learning - Education Week News (blog)

The Role of Humans in Blended Learning - Education Week News (blog) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The Role of Humans in Blended Learning
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Last month a colleague at U.C.
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Believe the hype: e-learning can revolutionise education in Africa

Believe the hype: e-learning can revolutionise education in Africa | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Rebecca Stromeyer who runs the annual e-learning Africa conference tells us how IT is transforming education (Believe the hype: e-learning can revolutionise education in Africa via @GuardianGDP http://t.co/OuH9rbGvVc)...
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From the article:  "Education is the key to understanding and democracy, and in Africa it is vital tool for development and empowerment."  Worth reading.

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3 Types of Content to Include in Your E-Commerce Product Descriptions

3 Types of Content to Include in Your E-Commerce Product Descriptions | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
You’ve been learning all month about how the copy you write for your product descriptions is important.
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Some useful things to think about if you are in the process of "selling" learning products.

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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated -

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps.
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