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Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder – Record any audio online with one click

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Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder is the best free audio recording software. It can record any sound from various audio input. One of its biggest advantages is that it is 100% free without no time limitations!

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Portia Chandler's curator insight, March 29, 2013 5:23 AM

LOOKS PROMISING.....

LJPSaveSaveSave's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:05 PM

A useful tool for those who made the leap from Windows XP to Windows 7 (or 8) and desperately need the "What U Hear" feature back in their lives...

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This is the most awesome thing in the universe for people who own Windows 7. I tried it out and it actually works the same as "What U Hear"
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Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine

Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth  Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

"For the past ten years, Richard Mayer and his colleagues at the University of California at Santa Barbara have conducted a series of controlled experiments on how to best use audio, text, and graphics to optimize learning in multimedia. Six media element principles can be defined based on Mayer’s work. What follows is a summary of these principles along with supporting examples, psychological rationale, and research."


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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, September 19, 2013 2:59 PM

I like these principles (and I like that there is some research to establish why they work)

Phil Turner's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:00 PM

Not enough references, and not direct references, which is what my "yet to be convinced" colleagues are looking for ... but the principles are logical and probably good starting points for a bit of further reading and discussion in development workshops for professional development of higher ed teachers

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:13 AM

Take any e-Lesson — show it to five people and ask them what they think. My bet is you will get five different opinions about the quality of the courseware. But, wait! What if the five reviewers are educational “experts” — specialists with advanced degrees in training and education? Now you might expect a greater consensus. Based on my experience over the past three years reviewing courses with experts, I predict a little more agreement; but it’s not likely to be anything close to a consensus.

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Instructional Designer Starter Kit

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Your starter kit includes a solid introduction to instructional design, with an overview of the 12-step Langevin Design Cycle.  As an added bonus, we've even snuck in a few of our design secrets!  


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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:06 AM

Donde encontrar vídeo educativos online de manera gratuita

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 4:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 4:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

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A Powerful App For Every Level Of Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

A Powerful App For Every Level Of Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

"There are a ton of apps out there that address different ideas in the Bloom’s Taxonomy hierarchy. There are a multitude of resources out there that list tons of apps that are relevant. Some may be useful to you, some not, but either way, that’s a lot of information to sort through. So we pulled together a list of six apps – one for each level of understanding in the Bloom’s scheme. There are obviously innumerable combinations that you can shuffle together to make a grouping that works great for you – this is just one (six!) option(s)."


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Framework for assuring quality in distance learning courses

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Richard Walker and Wayne Britcliffe will be presenting a framework for assuring quality in the delivery of distance learning courses to delegates at the Association for Learning Technology’s annual conference (10-12 September, Nottingham). The framework was developed by a working group of the University’s Distance Learning Forum and is available in hard copy format and in an interactive format as well, and has just been released by the University under a creative commons licence to the HE sector.

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Don Westerheijden's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:12 PM

Looks like a decent and documented quality handbook for distance education. And nice that they make it available for all under Creative Commons (not copyrighted as a sort of trade secret, that is)! 

Vantaan ammattiopisto Varia's curator insight, August 31, 2013 3:33 AM

Laatuympyröistä saa nopeasti käsityksen siitä, mitä asioita kannattaa ajatella tehdessään verkkototeutuksia.

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PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations

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PresentationTube offers a free desktop presentation recorder and YouTube-based video sharing network to help teachers and students produce and share quality video presentations for e-learning in a new way. The recorder allows the presenter to synchronize a variety of visual aids, including presenter's audio and video footage, PowerPoint slides, hand-written text, drawings, and web pages. The platform integrates scrollable slide thumbnails allowing the audience to move to the respective video content and control both the time and progress of video presentation.

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Blogs | Common Craft

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This video introduces the concept of a blog as a way for every person to have the power to share news and information. It includes:

How blogs are changing the idea of news in the 21st centuryHow blogs are created and organizedThe role of blogs in bringing like-minded people togetherHow blogs facilitate conversation and networking
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Louis van Cuijk's curator insight, September 1, 2013 11:14 AM

Over blogs maar met name over de manier waarop dit onderwerp wordt gebracht door Common Craft

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An interactive video round-up (seven tools to explore)

An interactive video round-up (seven tools to explore) | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

"Interactive video is a powerful new tool that allows teachers and learners to enhance video they make themselves–as well as the videos they discover on the Web–with text, images, maps, links, and other media...It appears that a new subgenre of interactive video creation tools is emerging...if you want to be part of the conversation, if you believe that video can do more than talk at you, you’ll be a lover of these powerful interactive annotation tools for video."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 29, 2013 8:01 PM

If you are looking for "powerful interactive annotation tools for video" look no further than this post from Joyce Valenz. She discusses seven tools that you may want to explore:

* Mozilla Popcorn Maker

* The Mad Video

* TED-Ed's Flip this Lesson

* wireWax

* YouTube Video Annotation Tools

* Embed Plus (available as a Chrome extension and coming soon for Firefox

* Blubbr

Each of the tools is discussed and in most cases samples of work are also provided. 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 25, 2013 9:35 PM

Interactive video has punching power, especially for computer based training, flipped classrooms, and with a little creativity almost any video enhanced lesson can get even better. 

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Eight Roles of an Effective Online Teacher | Faculty Focus

Eight Roles of an Effective Online Teacher | Faculty Focus | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
Teaching face-to-face and teaching online are both teaching, but they are qualitatively different.

 

Teaching face-to-face and teaching online are both teaching, but they are qualitatively different. In comparison, driving a car and riding a motorcycle are both forms of transportation, but they have enough differences to warrant additional training and preparation when switching from one to the other. The same is true when faculty move from the traditional classroom to the online classroom. There are some things that the two have in common, but there are also plenty of differences. With this in mind, consider the following eight roles of an effective online teacher.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:01 AM

Most of these roles will be familiar to any who teach online.  All it takes is one new idea to improve your practice. Do any of these ideas suprise you?

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:56 AM

For those of you venturing into online teaching. Good read.

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Why adding interactive activities is important for #e-learning.

Why adding interactive activities is important for #e-learning. | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
By Maresa Molloy, Instructional Designer at Aurion Learning. At Aurion Learning, our experience tells us that one of the best ways to guarantee learner interest and retention is through the appropr...

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Kimberly A. Hurd's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:12 AM

Absolutely true! 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 4, 2013 3:26 PM

E learning is different from the provision of online content. It reads as obvious, but when examples are seen, too many simply provide  content and call it 'learning' whether it be on line or paper based.

Silvia Gallardo-Martin's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:44 AM

I particularly like the last sentence in this brief article

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SITE 2013 - Engaging the High School Student with an Online Constructivist Approach

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The learning model that they developed was grounded in the social constructivist learning theory (i.e., Vygotsky).  One of the main challenges to implementing this kind of program was finding teachers willing to move from their more behaviourist model of teaching, and take a risk to try this new instructional model.  The model that was eventually employed included 70% synchronous instruction...


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The Complete Guide To Use Better Pinterest | ProBlogger

The Complete Guide To Use Better Pinterest | ProBlogger | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

Excerpted from this long and useful article by ProBlogger about Pinterest:
"I believe that blogs in any niche, not just DIY crafty blogs, are missing out on huge amounts of traffic and exposure if they are ignoring Pinterest. If you want to see your blog grow in leaps and bounds in 2013, you’ve got to pay attention to Pinterest.

I want to make sure that you fully understand the power of Pinterest, I’m going to start with the very basics before digging into the good stuff that will get you the blog success you’re looking for.
At least read through the basics and info about using Pinterest accounts so that you have a better understanding of what’s going on and how to apply that to your blog.

Here’s what I’m going to cover:
- What is Pinterest?
- Why care about Pinterest?
- Basics of using Pinterest.
- Strategies for using your Pinterest account.
- Get your pins maximum exposure.
- Get more traffic to your blog using Pinterest.
- Pinterest tools for bloggers."

Each section is analyzed with many details. Read full interesting article here:
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2013/03/05/heavyweight-help-the-complete-guide-to-getting-started-on-pinterest/

 

 


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'John L Evans''s curator insight, March 14, 2013 4:16 AM

#EAv (e)LOCRIS @LOCRIS | 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 31, 2013 5:35 AM

Pinterest is a Social Media powerhouse.  It takes a bit of work to keep up with PinEtiquette but it is well worth it.  We are up to 5 repins and 5-10 Likes or Board follows a day and growing.  There is Powere in those Pins!!

Rebecca Scriven's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:36 PM

This give a good breakdown of what Pinterest is and how to use it.

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:: e-Learning for Kids ::

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e-Learning for Kids is a global nonprofit foundation dedicated to free and fun online learning for kids of all ages. (math, science, reading, health and life skills and computers, )

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 2013 12:24 PM

Most parents (and grandparents) know that kids love tech and can seem almost addicted to tablets and smartphones. Here's a site to steer your kids to.  Might as well get some learning in the mix!

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Giving Students Feedback With Kaizena (Voice Comments) Tutorial

Published on Sep 10, 2013

Use your voice to give students feedback about their papers in Google Docs. I've only played with this a little bit so far, but I'm really excited to be able to use Kaizena to give my students feedback this year. Being able to add links to resources and reuse those links for other students is so helpful. If you have questions I'm on twitter @JenRoberts1 and the guys who make kaizena are @kaizenaFB if you have feedback for them, or email founders@kaizena.com


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David Miles's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:17 PM

I think this has the potential to be of great use with English Language Learners, especially since they tend to understand the spoken word better than the written.

Maryalice Leister's comment, September 20, 2013 3:29 PM
Very true, David. One more tool to meet the needs of individual learners.
harish magan's comment, September 20, 2013 7:57 PM
OK. it is indeed very good
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Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine

Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth  Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

"For the past ten years, Richard Mayer and his colleagues at the University of California at Santa Barbara have conducted a series of controlled experiments on how to best use audio, text, and graphics to optimize learning in multimedia. Six media element principles can be defined based on Mayer’s work. What follows is a summary of these principles along with supporting examples, psychological rationale, and research."


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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, September 19, 2013 2:59 PM

I like these principles (and I like that there is some research to establish why they work)

Phil Turner's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:00 PM

Not enough references, and not direct references, which is what my "yet to be convinced" colleagues are looking for ... but the principles are logical and probably good starting points for a bit of further reading and discussion in development workshops for professional development of higher ed teachers

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:13 AM

Take any e-Lesson — show it to five people and ask them what they think. My bet is you will get five different opinions about the quality of the courseware. But, wait! What if the five reviewers are educational “experts” — specialists with advanced degrees in training and education? Now you might expect a greater consensus. Based on my experience over the past three years reviewing courses with experts, I predict a little more agreement; but it’s not likely to be anything close to a consensus.

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Online Teaching Tips: Efficiently Respond to Student Questions

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Interactive infographic from UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program. 


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Maryalice Leister's comment, September 16, 2013 7:17 AM
Excellent information - teachers, check it out, one and all!
Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:19 AM

I know many teachers who are looking for this type of guidance even after years of working online. Please read through the infographic and share!

Nick Westerberg's curator insight, February 20, 10:08 PM

The article talks about the teaching tips online.  These tips are used for online teachings for the classroom.  This provides information, and even a whole chart that breaks down ways that online can be utilized within the classroom.

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PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations

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PresentationTube offers a free desktop presentation recorder and YouTube-based video sharing network to help teachers and students produce and share quality video presentations for e-learning in a new way. The recorder allows the presenter to synchronize a variety of visual aids, including presenter's audio and video footage, PowerPoint slides, hand-written text, drawings, and web pages. The platform integrates scrollable slide thumbnails allowing the audience to move to the respective video content and control both the time and progress of video presentation.

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Quick Key Mobile

Quick Key eliminates hand-grading of quizzes, tests, and formative assessments, even for teachers working in paper-based classrooms, without a computer. With Quick Key, you can spend your time addressing the different learning needs of your students, not messing around with grades and grade books. Quick Key is easy to use, and doesn't require you to change anything about how you teach. But you might, once you discover what you and your students can accomplish when assessment is effortless!

What does Quick Key do?

Quick Key turns your phone into an optical scanner to grade quizzes, tests, and surveys on paper, up to 30 questions long. Then, Quick Key allows you to run analytics right on your phone, then upload the data to your electronic grade book.

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A Great Edmodo Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Edmodo Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

Edmodo is a social networking website that has a huge potential in education. Thousands of teachers and educators have already started using it with their students and I personally believe that more and more educators will flock to it.


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25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy

25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I've posted a couple of articles about Pinterest befo...

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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:04 PM

I think Pinterest is great for teachers to collect their ideas, but their are some things posted on Pinterest that are not appropriate for students to see.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 21, 2013 3:56 AM

This is a great example of how to use the Infographic format to educate and share knowledge with others.  It make sense that a teacher would do it.  Fantastic!

Audrey's curator insight, March 8, 2:38 PM

Once you start using these two learning strategies teaching becomes a real pleasure as students will be teaching the topics.  In addition they will be able to give evaluative and analytical commentary.  

Audrey for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk .  

 

This certainly works for psychology at www.hotmoodle.com

 

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5 Ways To Really Connect With Online Students - Edudemic

5 Ways To Really Connect With Online Students - Edudemic | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
In this world of increased online education, it's important for students and instructors to really know how to connect with online students.

 

From parents to working professionals, students of all types are enthusiastic about online education — as long as it’s done right. Historically, however, online classes have not been very good experiences, with outcomes being marginal at best. Here are five ways instructors can connect with their students, making sure the online education experience is worthwhile for everyone:


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 2, 2013 8:54 AM

Solid advice for any instructor, double that for an online instructor.

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Open badges for learning: a new way to recognise skills and achievements

A presentation at the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals in Scotland, 4th June 2013.

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uTOP Inria's curator insight, June 4, 2013 6:57 AM

(Slideshare - 04 juin 2013)

Matt Gleeson's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:39 PM

I see some great potential in the OpenBadges concept, the next 12 to 24 months should be quite interesting in terms of how people/organisations implement and how widely it becomes utilised.

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 11, 2013 6:02 AM

worth keeping an eye on

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How to create visually relevant quizzes

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Design quizzes that reflect your learners' real-life job context.

 

  Give real-world context to questions and choices. Watch how easy it is to create quizzes with relevant visuals in Articulate Quizmaker ’09.


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Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus

Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
Who should be taking online courses? Are online courses equally appropriate for all students? Can any content be taught in an online format or do some kinds of material lend themselves to mastery in an electronic environment?

 

Her review is based on 20 studies published since 1999. She found that researchers used a wide range of definitions for persistence. She opted for this straightforward description: persistence is “the ability to complete an online course despite obstacles or adverse circumstances.” (p. 30) The opposite of persistence is attrition, which she defined as “withdrawal from an online course.” (p. 30) Based on her review, she identified the following factors as being related to student persistence in online courses.


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iPad Quick Reference Guide

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Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, March 31, 2013 12:55 AM

Very useful reference card for anyone using iPads. Thanks to CustomGuide.com!

Leon Marsden's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:25 AM

Something that can help people.

Holli Raines Scharinger's curator insight, April 4, 2013 5:02 AM

Passed this along to my teachers!