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Internet Users By Region – How Much Of The World Is Online? | Infographic

Internet Users By Region – How Much Of The World Is Online? | Infographic | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A showcase of the best infographics from around the web (Internet Users By Region – How Much Of The World Is Online?


A look at the current statistics of worldwide internet usage.


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Interesting facts. Thanks for sharing them with us...

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Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Evidence based teaching strategies have a far larger effect on student results than others do. Discover the top ten, evidence based teaching strategies in this article.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 22, 11:40 AM

This article and infographic shares 10 evidenced-based research strategies to help teach your students. This is a really good resource for any faculty member to review and consider.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 22, 2:58 PM

These strategies are the essential foundation of what all good teachers do.  Every article and book that I have read about school improvement and effective teaching seems for focus on these same strategies.  We know it...but do we do it?  WITH FIDELITY?  I think that is often where it breaks down. These strategies need to be a part of EVERY lesson...EVERY day. They become highly effective when they are implemented consistently and intentionally.  With all teachers are required to do, it is easy to lose focus on intentionally using these effective strategies.

Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 8:38 PM

This is probably the best resource I have found for a pre-service and graduate teacher. As the title says it outlines the top ten evidence based teaching strategies and clearly describes each strategy and how and why they are effective. Very useful resource!.

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A Flow Chart that Describes SAMR

A Flow Chart that Describes SAMR | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

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A Flow Chart that Describes SAMR


Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 23, 9:39 AM

Great visual that captures how technology can be implemented in a classroom.  This may help teachers wanting to begin this journey and who are unsure of how to take those first steps toward full integration.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 24, 4:11 AM

SAMR devient aussi en francophonie un modèle bien accepté. Ca vaut la peine d'en tenir compte dans la construction de dispositifs.

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What Makes A Great Teacher?

What Makes A Great Teacher? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Research shows that great teachers share certain characteristics - characteristics that others can emulate. Discover the what makes a great teacher here.
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A useful summary, supported by recent research, of the key characteristics of an effective teacher.  Worth reading.

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What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digi
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A useful article with good examples covering the differences and similarities between gamification, simulation and games.  Interesting in that the author sees these categories as a continuum rather than as distinct entities.

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The Myth of “Micro-Learning”

The Myth of “Micro-Learning” | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
There's a new buzz phrase going around town these days in the L&D and talent development communities. That phrase is micro-learning. The infographic on the modern learner, published by Ber
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The author's premise is that Micro-Learning is another tool for learning development, but it should be used appropriately.  My hope is that, with all the new tools and techniques now available, we are moving away from a "one size fits all" approach to the more difficult challenge of matching right solutions to a well-defined problem. 

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The Paradox of Deeper Learning: The Unlearning Curve

The Paradox of Deeper Learning: The Unlearning Curve | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Deep learning means that students may initially learn more while they understand less, writes Sam Dyson.
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A brief essay on the concept of Deep Learning with insights into the important differences between “understanding" and “knowing.”

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How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function?

How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
We all know about the importance of sleep. But what's the difference between four, six and eight hours of sleep?
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Per the video, I haven’t been getting enough sleep for optimum brain functioning.  I guess this explains why I have trouble ordering my usual “grande, half-whole milk, one quarter 1%, one quarter non-fat, extra hot, split quad shots (and I mean 1 1/2 shots decaf, 2 1/2 shots regular), no foam latte, with whip, 2 packets of splenda, 2 sugars in the raw, a dash of vanilla syrup complimented with select sprinkles of cinnamon” at Starbucks, lately.

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21st Century Smart: Staying Relevant In The Artificial Intelligence Age

21st Century Smart: Staying Relevant In The Artificial Intelligence Age | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Unless you have been under a rock, you know that the world is changing fast. You know that technology advances, especially smart robots and smart thinking machines, will continue to drive change. They will raise serious questions about how anyone over the age of 18 stays relevant and competitive job-wise [...]
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An essay on how we need to emphasize our particular human qualities of creativity and innovation to stay relevant in the machine age of the Internet of Everything.   

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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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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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6 Types of Blended Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.

That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning.

6 Types of Blended Learning

Face-to-face Driver
Rotation
Flex
Online Lab
Self-Blend
Online Driver

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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 1:10 PM

By 2019, 50% of all high school courses will be delivered online~Clayton Christensen in his book Disrupting Class.

Cheryl Hunter's curator insight, May 24, 12:08 AM

There's definitely more to Blended Learning than most teachers assume. One of these 6 types is likely to appeal to yiu.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 24, 4:10 AM

J'aurais ajouté la classe inversée dans la liste. Mais l'essentiel est là. Et surtout, ceci se sont des modèles bien établis dans la pratique pédagogique.

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DLN Launches Myth Busting Online Learning Paper

DLN Launches Myth Busting Online Learning Paper | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

Today DLN, iNACOL and Getting Smart launched a myth busting paper focused on online learning as part of the DLN Smart Series.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 12, 2013 7:45 PM

Digital Learning Now issued their 8th white paper in their Smart Series, Online Learning: Myths, Reality and Promise. This paper looks at online learning and addresses the misconceptions that arise for teachers, students and the educational system.

In addition to the white paper you may also download an Executive Summary and an infographic.

The infographic addresses ten steps necessary to start an online program, including:

* Clarify goals

* Get to know your state people

* Consider partners

* Leverage online learning tools and capacities to blend schools

You may access the information from this link or go directly to Digital Learning Now and access all the materials in this series to date at http://www.digitallearningnow.com/dln-smart-series/.

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Mobile Learning meets E-Memory - eLearning Industry

Mobile Learning meets E-Memory - eLearning Industry | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
If E-Memory is indeed the direction in which our memories are evolving Mobile Learning is critical to effective talent development. Mobile Learning E-Memory
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In addition to our own memories, there is “E-Memory” which is “information available on the devices we use to record, store and search – our smartphones, tablets and computers.”  Per the author, mobile phones (and mobile learning) will increasingly serve as a bridge between our memories and E-Memory.  An interesting concept but I think we’ve already had the equivalent of E-Memory devices for thousands of years (primarily in the form of books).

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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates]

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates] | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free templates.
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Some tips on how to use this popular format to share information visually.

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The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years

The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
In 2025, in accordance with Moore's Law, we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance. Here are
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Are you ready for the $1,000 brain, 8 billion hyper-connected people, “perfect knowledge,” and… Jarvis? 

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20+ More Books for Instructional Designers

20+ More Books for Instructional Designers | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
20+ books for instructional designers, as suggested by readers in response to my first book list
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A good list if you want to learn more (actually, a lot more) about learning and instructional design.  As a starting point, you may also want to consider the author's first list:   12+ Books for Instructional Designers

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Is It Really Possible to Learn to Speed Read?

Is It Really Possible to Learn to Speed Read? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
J. Emerson asks: Is it really possible to learn to speed read and if it is what are the best methods? 95% of college educated individuals read at a rate between 200-400 words per minute according to extensive research done by University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Dr. Keith Rayner. However, there exists a small, but rather vocal subset of people [...]
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I got through this article very quickly, reading at about 1,000 words per minute.  Unfortunately, I can’t tell you what it’s about.  I suspect it has some interesting points to make so you might want to check it out at a less breakneck speed.

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Ed Tech Developer’s Guide | Office of Educational Technology

Ed Tech Developer’s Guide | Office of Educational Technology | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Provided by the Office of Educational Technology.  From the site: “This guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning.”

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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

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How The Activity Learning Theory Works
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An introduction to "Activity Learning Theory." 

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