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Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity

Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
In order for our global society to develop solutions to pressing problems in an increasingly technology-driven and constantly changing world, we need to re-train our workforce to do what machines can’t: to be enterprising, independent and strategic thinkers—to be purposeful creators. This starts with changing the way students, especially the youngest ones, [...]
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Thought-provoking and not a little disturbing.  Worth a look.

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The Ultimate e-Learning Checklist: 10 Questions to Ask

The Ultimate e-Learning Checklist: 10 Questions to Ask | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Whether you're new to e-Learning or a pro developer, you can use an e-Learning checklist to help you stay on track. Make sure you're not missing any course essentials, so your online training program is a success!
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I'm very leery of anything touting itself as "the ultimate" but this does contain some useful things to think about when developing eLearning.

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More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process. Schools that are pushing boundaries are learning that it takes time, a lot of conversation, and a willingness to let students participate in that evaluation.
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Up to 50% – 70% of Students Drop Out of Their Online Courses. What Can Online Schools Do?

Up to 50% – 70% of Students Drop Out of Their Online Courses. What Can Online Schools Do? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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A good summary of this important issue with practical suggestions for dealing with it. 

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MOOCs: the Next Evolution in E-Learning?

MOOCs: the Next Evolution in E-Learning? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Use of massive open online courses has been confined mostly to academia, although momentum is slowly building among corporations. (MOOCs: the Next Evolution in E-Learning?
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Vanderbilt is surging electricity through people's brains to improve learning - WDIV Detroit

Vanderbilt is surging electricity through people's brains to improve learning - WDIV Detroit | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Vanderbilt is surging electricity through people's brains to improve learning
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From the introduction to the video: "From the Researchers at Vanderbilt [who] are developing technology that may increase the speed [in which] we learn—but it involves an electrical current to your brain."  Clockwork Orange or learning breakthrough?

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A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/5uh0G2vKWr via @medkh9
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Three Applications of Cognitive Science

Three Applications of Cognitive Science | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Here's the second part of what I said yesterday at the ResearchEd event near Birmingham. From a hundred years of research, there are three deceptively simple insights that when applied well in the ...
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When it comes to learning computers, play is seriously important

When it comes to learning computers, play is seriously important | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Game on? Or game over? [PDF], a brief research report from the U Washington Information School, summarizes some of the findings from the TASCHA report on computer skills acquisition.
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From the blog: "...horsing around is a critical component of mastering computers, and that labs that ban games and other forms of playful engagement with computers are hampering their ability to teach the people they're supposed to be serving."  Click on the link within for the complete article.

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Caffeine Improves Long-Term Memory When Consumed After Learning — PsyBlog

Caffeine Improves Long-Term Memory When Consumed After Learning — PsyBlog | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Caffeine enhances consolidation of long-term memories.
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I'm on my way now to Starbucks...

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» Will MOOCs revolutionise learning?

» Will MOOCs revolutionise learning? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Epic Learning Group - UK Leaders in Learning Technologies (Will MOOCs revolutionise learning? http://t.co/bovDGvCU3T via @epictalk Valid points.
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The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain

The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain (RT @TeachThought: The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain http://t.co/Dbk6yGs7Pn from @judywillis #teaching)
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4 Questions That Will Lead You to the Perfect eLearning Course

4 Questions That Will Lead You to the Perfect eLearning Course | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
eLearning As an instructional designer, your primary goal is to develop effective eLearning courses.
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eLearning Cyclops: Serious eLearning Manifesto

eLearning Cyclops: Serious eLearning Manifesto | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
I have got on-board and signed the Serious eLearning Manifesto. I believe it is a good blueprint for ensuring quality eLearning. For successful implementation, I believe it not only requires the commitment of eLearning ...
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Sculpt Your Brain

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Sculpt Your Brain | Dynamic Learning #newsletter | http://t.co/ghA6UBCDlM via @EileenPease Book review-neuroscience to improve YOUR life
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A fascinating article on brain neuroplasticity.  Recommended.

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HR advice: Hire for velocity of learning - GeekWire

HR advice: Hire for velocity of learning - GeekWire | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
HR advice: Hire for velocity of learning
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Let's say you have an opening on your technology team: An urgent need for engineer that will expand your application written on top of the Spring Framework in Java.
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Effective Practice in Independent Learning

RT @HEA_flexible: New HEA/QAA research project: Effective practice in independent learning http://t.co/XoQuZLaBi5
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College Learning and the Digital Age - Huffington Post

College Learning and the Digital Age - Huffington Post | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
College Learning and the Digital Age Huffington Post At a recent faculty meeting to discuss a digital learning initiative we call SHUsquare, the conversation led me to think of digital tools and outlets for college learning as analogous to the...
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The Burgeoning and Lucrative e-Learning Market

The Burgeoning and Lucrative e-Learning Market | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
As more and more businesses adopt e-learning practices and the general interest in e-Learning rises, the value of global online learning solutions will hit $107bn (£67.47 billion) by 2015.
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How to Choose the Right Online Instructional Design Certificate Program

How to Choose the Right Online Instructional Design Certificate Program | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
If you have been considering an online instructional design certificate program, then you've come to the right place. In this post, I will go over the basics of Instructional Design certificate programs; share 7 tips for choosing the right Instructional Design program, and even highlight 18 Online Instructional Design Certificate Programs that you may want to consider. 
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Helpful and practical information.  Recommended if you are considering participating in an instructional design certificate program.

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The 3 Components of 21st Century Learning

The 3 Components of 21st Century Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

Foundational knowledge is associated with the verb to know and is about content across different disciplines. In other sense, to know means to internalize and be familiar with the insights of the content area under study.

Meta knowledge is knowledge about knowledge. It is learning to learn, a way to think critically about the knowledge you internalize and act upon it. Humanistic knowledge, on the other hand, is a step higher. It is value-laden and requires both inter and intra personal judgement.


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maryphil's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:35 AM

Do you notice the importance of Humanistic Knowledge? = being able to value. Cultural competence and ethical awareness.

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Elements of Learning Experience Design

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The process of designing any sort of human experience, regardless of purpose or platform, is centered around reaching a desired outcome, ideally with as little fuss and as much joy as possible.The (Elements of Learning Experience Design | LinkedIn...
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Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly

Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

Evolution of storytelling created for iversity.com.

Origins of storytellingAncient Egyptian storiesAncient Greek poetsShadowplay in AsiaTroubadoursPrinting pressShakespeare's playsMovies & radioGolden age of tvInternetTransmedia storytellingAlternate reality games
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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 5, 2014 8:11 AM

Good story told on this infographic. For those leaders who know that nothing beats telling a good story :)

Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 2014 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 2014 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

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How Digital Learning Devices Are Being Used In Education - Edudemic

How Digital Learning Devices Are Being Used In Education - Edudemic | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Classrooms going digital bring both the good and the bad. Smaller mounds of paperwork and easy document storage (no more ‘dog ate my homework!’ or equally ridiculous excuses) fall on the good side of things.
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Big Data MOOC Research Breakthrough: Learning Activities Lead to Achievement - Education Week News (blog)

Big Data MOOC Research Breakthrough: Learning Activities Lead to Achievement - Education Week News (blog) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Big Data MOOC Research Breakthrough: Learning Activities Lead to Achievement Education Week News (blog) In a shocking series of studies, learning environments that are capable of tracking trillions of learner actions down to the millisecond have...
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