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Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"When it comes to successful eLearning design, everybody should agree that there’s no such thing as too much information about how the human brain operates. It’s wired for social learning. Our respective environments actually shape our brains and the rest of our bodies."


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Helen Teague's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:55 PM
Beth Dichter's insight:

SH!FT has published a new post that looks at how one can meet social learning needs in an online environment. The post includes a link to a short video (~3 minutes) that looks at "the application of neuroscience to organizational development."

The six areas are also found in a face2face environment (although there may be students whom do not experience all of them).

To create a more effective eLearning course consider these areas as you design it:

1. Belonging to a group

2. Ability to express

3. Ability to compete

4. Ability to support and be supported by other learners

5. Ability to see what's being learned

6. Excitement about applying learning

More information is available on each of these concepts in the post.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:45 PM

Suggestions for how to meet these 6 social learning needs in your elearning course.

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8 Online Games for Inspiring Students

8 Online Games for Inspiring Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Eight brilliant online games that can engage, inspire and equip students with the tools and ambition to approach a whole host of exciting careers and paths.

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TopMBA's comment, December 5, 2013 1:48 PM
Great scoop! You may also enjoy this article: http://www.topmba.com/blog/online-game-offers-scholarship-route-simon-mba-mba-news
TopMBA's comment, December 5, 2013 1:48 PM
Great scoop! You may also enjoy this article: http://www.topmba.com/blog/online-game-offers-scholarship-route-simon-mba-mba-news
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5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game - Edudemic

5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Game designers have mastered certain tricks that make games so addictive that people can’t stop playing them. Here are the top five secrets that game designers know, and some tips on how you can use these same game dynamics to make learning in your classroom as addictive as gaming.

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Cindy Riley Klages's insight:

Run your class like a game designer, paying attention to the following "dynamics":  The Appointment Dynamic, the Failure Dynamic, the Flexibility Dynamic, the Progression Dynamic, and the Construction Dynamic.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 30, 2014 8:17 PM

As teachers what can we do to make our classes more exciting for students? We know that many will sit in front of a computer or game console and play for hours, and when they do not succeed the first time, or the tenth time or the fiftieth time they keep trying. How do we get them to perservere in the classroom when they are not successful? This post explores this, providing five "secrets of game design" that might make a difference in your classroom. The five secrets are listed below but click through to the post to learn more about them.

* The Appointment Dynamic: Be Here At This Time, Get a Prize

* The Failure Dynamic: Fail Early, Fail Often

* The Flexibility Dynamic: Provide Multiple Paths to Success

* The Progression Dynamic: Scaffold and Recognize Progress

* The Construction Dynamic: Build Something That Matters

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, February 4, 2014 7:08 AM

Bring it on....