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Wellcome Images

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Wellcome Images is a medical picture library and the world's leading source of images on medicine and its history. Pictures cover a period stretching from ancient civilisations to modern day photography.
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All low resolution images on the site are freely available for download for personal, academic teaching or study use, under one of the two Creative Commons licences.


It may or may not be a coincidence that I've chosen to feature an image of the cochlea - the inner ear structure which houses the end organ of hearing.

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eLearning Infographics on Pinterest

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InfographicsExplore Juan Antonio Ortiz Caturani's hand-picked collection of Pins about eLearning Infographics on Pinterest. | See more about online education, online learning and mobile learning.

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Infographics are inherently appealing to visual leaners.  They can be used to distill the core information, to highlight steps in a process or present demographic data in a way that is accessible to most learners.

For example, this board contains several posts that could be helpful in introducing our management team to some core concepts of elearning.


I notice when looking at blog thumbnails how my eye is drawn to infographics.  Combine an infographic with the 'killer' headline that promises 'best of' or 'steps to' and you've got me.  But analytics show I'm far from alone in this, so I should be using this to capture the interest of the learners I work with.  


Asking them to create an infographic around a new topic and to share it with other learners could be a powerful learning activity.

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A Fair(y) Use Tale - YouTube

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Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles.

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A clip mentioned in the Coursera MOOC, Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education.


Fun way to raise a topic that tends to make people's eyes glaze over.  

Use of short excerpts followed by brainstorming/discussion about the practical implications may be more effective than showing the total 10 minutes at a single viewing.

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Course: Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction

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Moodle has a lot of features, and it can take quite a long time to learn them all.  You could say that Moodle.org has always been our MOOC.

However, a lot of people are unaware of the potential of Moodle and have told us they would appreciate a shorter and more synchronised introduction where they still get to try everything out.

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Read-only course notes from a Moodle Mooc run in 2013.  

Evidence that, when faced with a plethora of information about a topic which is outside their area of specialisation, larger numbers of adult learners seek a scaffolded, constructed learning experience.  This could be either as a precursor or supplement to more independent, self-directed learning.


I'm one of those learners.  This is a page I'd previously bookmarked and one of my learning goals for this year is to develop a (basic) understanding of creating courses in Moodle.  The EDEL courses are my first experience of Moodle as an end user.

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13 Expert-Proven Tips for Writing the Ultimate Blog Headline

13 Expert-Proven Tips for Writing the Ultimate Blog Headline | Content Resources | Scoop.it
10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. Here are the top headline-writing tips from expert content marketing resources.
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List posts are an incredibly overused tactic, but the ugly truth is that they still work. The reasons for the enduring popularity of lists posts are fairly obvious. People want easily digestible articles and are often curious to find out what examples or tips have made it onto the list."


This could be a way to draw attention to procedural, compliance issues, eg a posting for our company's administration staff might be: "The top 8 OHS rejection codes and how to make sure you don't get them."


The challenge is how to get more than 20% to keep reading.   This is a case where the situational relevance of the material is critical - in our company's case - knowing that OHS rejections are a metric that management monitors.   For this reason it meets two of the "four u's" of headline writing mentioned in the article.

  • Your headline should be unique.
  • Your headline should be ultra-specific.
  • Your headline should convey a sense of urgency.
  • Your headline should be useful.
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Creative Commons Search - How to find resources based on creative common rights

Creative Commons Search  - How to find resources based on creative common rights | Content Resources | Scoop.it
Information and reviews about Creative Commons Search

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Accessing rich sources of material to incorporate into elearning without breaching copyright.  The challenge continues...

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Rosalind Kingsford's curator insight, May 22, 2014 10:19 PM

Helpful video for CC usage.