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The latest top ten rankings for learning management systems. July edition.
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Five ingredients for compliance e-learning excellence

Five ingredients for compliance e-learning excellence | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Last week I had the privilege of judging the e-learning awards (obviously my lips are sealed as to who the winners are until the awards dinner).
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From the article:  "I can share five themes that many of the short-listed entries had in common. These should be useful to both clients and vendors who are looking to make their compliance e-learning more interesting and impactful."  A niche topic area, but one that impacts almost everyone who works in a corporate setting.

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Reflections on Reading, Learning via Electronic Literature | DMLcentral

Reflections on Reading, Learning via Electronic Literature | DMLcentral | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
I am currently teaching “Writing Electronic Literature” and I admit it is one of my favorite classes to teach these days. There are many reasons for this.
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"In the world of electronic literature, the consideration of what might be 'literary' is pushed to new frontiers."  Read here to learn a little bit about these frontiers.

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Do You Really Only Use 10 Percent of Your Brain?

Do You Really Only Use 10 Percent of Your Brain? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Do we really only use 10 percent of our brains? Learn the story behind this popular myth and the truth about how much of your brain you really use.
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Just for fun (but mandatory if you managed to sit through the recent movie "Lucy").

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Learning analytics: what types of product are available? | Learning Innovation

Learning analytics: what types of product are available? | Learning Innovation | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

Every educational institution wants its learners to reach their full potential.  Learning analytics can help us to measure and predict student success using data relating to engagement, grades, retention, graduation and employability.  But what products are out there to enable institutions to improve on the indicators of success, and to help visualise and analyse the increasing amounts of data being collected around our students? How well do the various tools facilitate interventions with learners and help us to monitor the effectiveness of those interventions?


Via Elizabeth E Charles
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From the article:  "Learning analytics can help us to measure and predict student success using data relating to engagement, grades, retention, graduation and employability.  But what products are out there... ?"

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5 Presentation Mistakes Not to Make

5 Presentation Mistakes Not to Make | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Solid ideas and many useful links to delve deeper into ways to avoid creating boring presentations.

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The Secret to Effective e-Learning Games - eLearning Industry

The Secret to Effective e-Learning Games - eLearning Industry | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Serious games do more than just offer a few badges for finishing a quiz here and there. An effective serious game creates a learning environment where learning objectives are translated into important behaviors, where the context is meaningful to the learner and decisions are consequential.
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I'm not sure these are secrets, but provides some useful information to frame game development; also, links for further reading are included.

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6 Tips To Estimate Your eLearning Course Length - eLearning Industry

6 Tips To Estimate Your eLearning Course Length - eLearning Industry | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
How Can eLearning professionals estimate eLearning Course Length? Check 6 Tips on How To Estimate Your eLearning Course Length.
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Never an easy task, this article provides some useful tips to make this planning step less onerous.

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INFOGRPAHIC: Gamification in business

INFOGRPAHIC: Gamification in business | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Great infographic from CLick Software looking at the uses of Gamification within field service businesses and how it has evolved throughout the years.
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Perhaps nothing new shared here but it is conveyed in a concise and attractive package.

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Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
An encouraging new report describes preliminary, first-year outcomes from a study of 3,000 middle school students that shows kids can, in fact, learn more in science classrooms that adopt a well-designed, project-focused curriculum.
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Meet Amelia: the computer that's after your job - Telegraph

Meet Amelia: the computer that's after your job - Telegraph | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

"A new artificially intelligent computer system called 'Amelia' – that can read and understand text, follow processes, solve problems and learn from experience – could replace humans in a wide range of low-level jobs  ..."


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From the article:  "Amelia has already been trialled within a number of Fortune 1000 companies, in   areas such as manning technology help desks, procurement processing,   financial trading operations support and providing expert advice for field   engineers.

In each of these environments, she has learnt not only from reading existing   manuals and situational context but also by observing and working with her   human colleagues and discerning for herself a map of the business processes   being followed." 

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Presentation Ideas | Haiku Deck Blog

Presentation Ideas | Haiku Deck Blog | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Inspiring case studies, tips, and presentation ideas to help you set your story free, from the Haiku Deck team and our creative community.
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Learn more about using an alternative to PPT for your next presentation.

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How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World

How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Printable limbs and organs, printable guns, printable pizza?! This technology will change our lives.
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I'm going to order a 3-D pizza today!

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The Top 5 Blended And Flipped Classroom Tools

The Top 5 Blended And Flipped Classroom Tools | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

"Blended and Flipped Classrooms can give students more control over their learning path. Added to that, the teachers get more insight into the learning of the class and can intervene as required. Technology plays an important role in blending the classrooms. User-friendly technology ensures that the student has more control over the time, place and pace of the curriculum. It also ensures that the teacher has the necessary visibility and tools to intervene effectively."


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Includes information on Edmodo, Schoology, Voice Thread and other learning development/delivery tools.

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74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator (infographic) -

74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator (infographic) - | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
  Infographic courtesy of PBS Learning Media.

Via Elaine Roberts, Ph.D
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Quick facts about the motivational value of ed tech from PBS Learning Media.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 3, 6:55 AM

Using technology to propel learning. Yea, I like that.

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Keeping this in mind when working with teachers may encourage more collaboration, when you share your tech and information skills.

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5 Reasons Why Learning Analytics are Important for eLearning - eLearning Industry

5 Reasons Why Learning Analytics are Important for eLearning - eLearning Industry | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
In this post I will highlight some of the most significant arguments for why Learning analytics have the power to improve eLearning in education and training. In addition, I will go over the basics of learning analytics, to offer an in depth look at how it can effectively enhance learners’ overall eLearning experience.
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Serious game play for learning analytics | Steve Vosloo

Serious game play for learning analytics | Steve Vosloo | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The Department of Design, a collaboration between the Netherlands and South Africa, recently held a Serious Gaming Festival to explore how this field can impact planning, idea generation and collaboration.
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From the article:  "For the first time in the history of the world it is theoretically possible to track and guide a learner from kindergarden to PhD graduation, and beyond."  Read on... 

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Add a Dose of Psychology to Create Great eLearning Courses

Add a Dose of Psychology to Create Great eLearning Courses | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Awareness of psychology can inform good eLearning design in different ways.
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A couple of basic ideas about the psychology of learning.

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6 Steps to Flipping A Classroom Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

6 Steps to Flipping A Classroom Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The 6 Steps to Flipping A Classroom Infographic synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps.
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Would that it were this easy, but here is a place to start...

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The Internet of Things for the Masses: Increasing Engagement in a Digitized World - Gamification Co

The Internet of Things for the Masses: Increasing Engagement in a Digitized World - Gamification Co | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be defined as the digitizing of reality, the connectedness of the real world, the online extension of … everything.
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Learn more about one of the newer buzzwords:  the "Internet of Things (IoT)."

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90% of Companies Successful With Sales Gamification [Infographic]

90% of Companies Successful With Sales Gamification [Infographic] | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Is sales gamification all play, no work? This infographic delves into that common perception.

Via Pantelis Chiotellis
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Gamification? - thumbs up!  (thumbs down to follow...)

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4 Steps to Transfer Your Regular Training to Mobile Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

4 Steps to Transfer Your Regular Training to Mobile Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
How To Transfer Your Regular Training to Mobile Learning Infographic. Check the 4 Steps to Transfer Your Regular Training to Mobile Learning Infographic.
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I think Step 4 is particularly insightful:  "Mobile learning is not an end in itself, it is a means to an end. Give mobile learning its due importance but also see how it is going to fit in your overall training and development strategy."

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The Flipped Classroom Guide for Teachers - eLearning Industry

The Flipped Classroom Guide for Teachers - eLearning Industry | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The Flipped Classroom Guide for Teachers: How Does a Flipped Classroom Contribute to Student Learning? Flipped Learning.
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A good overview of the "flipped classroom" with practical suggestions to make it work.

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Lifelong learning: The only way to keep up

Lifelong learning: The only way to keep up | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Don't put those books away quite yet...

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Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress

Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
At least 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading with a book or e-book helps.
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On the joys and benefits of "slow reading" as reported by the Wall Street Journal.  Worth a (slow) read...

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What Teachers Hate in Moodle

Presentation at Dawson College's Moodle Day 2014
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Still searching for the "What Teachers Like in Moodle" presentation...

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