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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century
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Some of this is familiar but also fresh insights shared...

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The State of Mobile Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The State of Mobile Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
State of Mobile Learning Infographic. 95% of tablets in the US education system are iPads. 2nd Most Popular Educational Platform for Kids are smartphones.

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Be Ready for the Learning Space of the Future

Be Ready for the Learning Space of the Future | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Paul Signorelli describes how learning spaces are changing in ways that require our attention and collaboration.
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Are you ready?

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35 Inspiring Quotes About Learning

35 Inspiring Quotes About Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Learning anything requires commitment and the ability to push through the dip until reaching competency. These 35 learning quotes will keep you motivated. (RT @KarinHornstra: Leuk!
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Some are familiar; some new but a nice list overall.  My favorite quote is from Mark Twain:  “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”

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The Rapid Storyboard Development Process - eLearning Industry

The Rapid Storyboard Development Process - eLearning Industry | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Would you like to develop a storyboard? Check the Rapid Storyboard Development Process with Snagit to find out more.
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(Just a head's up that you may have to unlock this article to view it.)

 

From the article:  "Inserting visuals into a storyboard, normally a boring manual task, can be streamlined with this process. You will learn how to move screen captures and pictures quickly and reliably into the storyboard document, eliminating the manual repetition of copy, paste, resize, and repeat." 

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40 Of The Best Science Podcasts For Mobile Learning

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40 Of The Best Science Podcasts For Mobile Learning

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The Top 51 Websites For Learning Online

The Top 51 Websites For Learning Online | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
This Top Websites For Learning Online list contains the best sites and services to sharpen your mind, learn something new, and better yourself during your spare time. A Learning Experience Improvin...
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Like me, you are probably skeptical of any "Top" list.  Having said that, there are some interesting links available through this article.

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Using elearning for soft skills training - e-Learning Feeds

Using elearning for soft skills training - e-Learning Feeds | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Soft skills aren’t like hard skills. Hard skills are the skills that you need to do your job; they’re learned and often very specific. Soft …
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Is "soft skills eLearning" an oxymoron?  In fact, from my perspective, the examples described in this article might better be termed "social learning."  Have you participated in any effective soft skills eLearning yourself? 

 

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Top 10 e-Learning Experts To Follow in 2014

Top 10 e-Learning Experts To Follow in 2014 | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Read this article if you want to discover what are the top 10 e-learning experts and why you should follow them.
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I was surprised not to find my name on the list.   : >

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A very useful list.

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Why Learners Continue or Stop in eLearning

Why Learners Continue or Stop in eLearning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
I’ve been reading research on learner persistence (desire to continue) in eLearning for a potential upcoming research report. I’d like to tell you some of my initial thoughts about the topic. Then ...
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This is an interesting article on an important topic.  Just to provide some additional perspective:  on projects I've worked on, we ask (at least) five questions about learner persistence:

Is the topic/content relevant?Is it learning event well-designed?Is it easy to access?Is there sufficient support (social as well as technical)?Are there tangible rewards for completing the event?

 

Addressing these helps us have confidence that our learning assets will be completed by a large percentage of our target audience. 

 

What questions do you ask?

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The Practice of Teaching and Learning: A Note to E-learning "Nay Sayers"

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A Note to E-learning "Nay Sayers" http://t.co/sOuJJDmwCN #edtech #inlearn #wholechild #pedagogy #curriculum
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From the article:  "No, e-learning isn't a magic bullet. But, it just might prove to be an asset that improves student learning and engagement. Isn't that what your classroom is all about?"

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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

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You can probably think of 9 others, but this article provides a good reference point.

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A History of Serious Games

A History of Serious Games | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Check out this brief look at the history of serious games, by Designing Digitally, Inc.
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More of a "very brief and uncritical overview" of the topic but may be of interest to some readers.

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What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

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A useful overview of the Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework.

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Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps the Journey to Digital Business

Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps the Journey to Digital Business | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The journey to digital business is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.'s (“@TMcCall: Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies is Out http://t.co/NzbRhd084d
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Fascinating, if a bit over-prescriptive.

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By the time we got to Woodstock...

By the time we got to Woodstock... | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
What has Jimi Hendrix to do with gamification? They were both emergent at the same exciting time. Read the blog for perspective.
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Everything old is new again...

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: copyright resources

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: copyright resources | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Can I use that image from Wikipedia in my presentation?  See the poster to learn more.

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Gamification in a Small Business: Does it Really Work?

Gamification in a Small Business: Does it Really Work? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Gamification is a hot word in marketing industry - even though it sounds brand new, it's been alluring us since the 70s, when such big players as Mc Donald's or Procter&Gamble started implementing it for their strategies.
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Some (high-level) examples shared for consideration.

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'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture - NPR

'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture - NPR | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Teacher effectiveness is a hot topic in education circles right now. How do you measure it, and how can you improve it?
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This brief article provides a few interesting points but what is more interesting is the discussion that follows.

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Teaching Strategies: 9 Telltale Signs of a Good Educator

Teaching Strategies: 9 Telltale Signs of a Good Educator (RT @EdTechFam: Teaching Strategies: 9 Telltale Signs of a Good Educator http://t.co/ohfvyCwcJX #iPad #Apps #Edtech)...
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Basic, but a good list (and a good reminder of the fundamentals that work).  If you can, take a few minutes to read this. 

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This Glove Makes You Beethoven | TechCrunch

This Glove Makes You Beethoven | TechCrunch | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
"Have you ever seen the Matrix?" Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. "There's that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says,..
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We may tired of hearing "Für Elise" at some point...

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Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One

Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Nonetheless we are just at the beginning of a new era, in which content curation will be as important as search, there is already an apparent abundance of content curation tools of all kinds. To the superficial eye, many such
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Early Review of Google Classroom -

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Meg Tufano is co-Founder of SynaptIQ+ (think tank for social era knowledge) and leader of McDermott MultiMedia Group (an education consulting group focused on Google Apps EDU). We have been checking out Google Classroom – with her as the teacher and me … Continue reading →

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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:48 PM

I still don't quite understand where this one is going..Google tries to create an LMS platfrom. But it is not likely that institutions will choose to use it, seeing as they can use all the other Google products and their own LMS instead quite easily..

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Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Why do so many Moodle courses suck? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction.


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Insights from industry guru Nik Peachey.

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Donna Farren's curator insight, August 1, 2014 8:16 AM

Nik makes some great points about Moodle - or really putting any content online - there has to be instructional design training, online teaching training or blended teaching training and how to select content for online delivery.  technical training alone is not enough.

irene's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:51 PM

Interesting observation - echoes my own experience

Mikko Hakala's curator insight, August 7, 2014 5:40 PM

Problems and possibilities of Moodle (and other similar platforms) outlined by Nik Peachey:

 

* Why Moodle courses often suck?

Not so intuitive platform to work with, lack of teacher training and skills to create online learning material (I agree with these points), excess security issues.

 

* What to do to improve.

 

* Comment about ready-made courses.

There are various problems, for example these often contain little student-teacher or peer interaction. I agree that the ready-made digital material, in my experience, is not very personalisable (and therefore difficult to teach in an inspired way).

 

* How to develop your Moodle skills?

The post gives 9 links to practical video tutorials (how to create a quiz, add a youtube, etc.). There are also free Moodle platforms to practice.

 

Read more: http://nikpeachey.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/why-do-so-many-moodle-courses-suck.html