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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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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
Education Week News (blog)
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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6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp

6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
via @ShellTerrell 6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources: Part of the Byte-sized Potential and Mob... http://t.co/BLbWc4MQfh
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4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional

4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A shift to a learner-centered eLearning design model allows you to meet the needs of all learners while maintaining expectations and quality content.
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5 quick ways to pull learners into an online course

5 quick ways to pull learners into an online course | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
How can you quickly pull people into a course? Try these five techniques to get learners involved and kick up the pace.
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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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Wonderful Guide to The Use of Rubrics in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Guide to The Use of Rubrics in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Wonderful Guide to The Use of Rubrics in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/XaJLdbIwOq via @medkh9
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All about rubrics.  (Especially good for beginners; a useful review for those who have been working with rubrics for some time, as well.)

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Learning without Design

Learning without Design | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Most workplace learning is based on the concept that learning has to be designed; in fact that people won't be able to learn something unless it has been structured into a logical sequence, develop...
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