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More than a dozen powerful eLearning stats that are sure to be eye-openers, if not total mind-changers.
No doubt about it; e-learning is a red hot field. Want to get involved? Consider our e-learning online graduate certificate; http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/elearningcertificate.cfm
If you're thinking eLearning is a fad and maybe your business shouldn't get involved...think again. ELearning Is slowly, but surely become the new normal in today's online learning, marketing, and entertainment arena. The thing is it can work for majority of businesses out there iof someone shows how it can be implemented. will have more info for you in the coming days.
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By Emma Kavanagh The Internet provides us with an abundant amount of educational information, entertainment, and can connect us with people throughout the entire world. As wonderful as the Internet can be, it can also be a dangerous place for children and teens. When using the Internet, one must be careful about sharing any form of personal information because unfortunately the Internet can be a platform for cyber criminals to target kids, teens, and young adults. The most common types of criminals found on the web include (online predators), identity thieves, cyberbullies, and hackers. In order to protect your children and loved to the fullest extent one must take all the necessary precautions when using a computer.
By Emma Kavanagh
The Internet provides us with an abundant amount of educational information, entertainment, and can connect us with people throughout the entire world. As wonderful as the Internet can be, it can also be a dangerous place for children and teens. When using the Internet, one must be careful about sharing any form of personal information because unfortunately the Internet can be a platform for cyber criminals to target kids, teens, and young adults. The most common types of criminals found on the web include (online predators), identity thieves, cyberbullies, and hackers. In order to protect your children and loved to the fullest extent one must take all the necessary precautions when using a computer.
Solid advice from writer Emma Kavanagh on Internet safety. Article includes an extensive list of references!!
Learn how cell phones, tablets, e-readers, and iPads integrate in the classroom and library media center. Explore instructional strategies and curriculum integration including ebooks, digital textbooks, ibooks, Epubbud, Audioboo, QR Codes, Socrative, Blogger, Twitter, A+Pro, NPR, TED talks, and various applications. Create an eBook, post it online for others to read and analyze the benefits of students writing content for ebooks, selecting images and links to web pages.
Mobile learning is red hot right now. This class will get you up on the crest of the wave... and ready to ride!
the future of education
What considerations support the decision to either augment or replace an institution’s existing learning management system (LMS) with a cloud-based, Web 2.0 technology tool to support students’ learning? The use of instructional technologies should be evaluated against a backdrop of pedagogical objectives, and students’ selection of tools to support their learning can result in a more collaborative, constructive, and authentic learning experience. Instructors must balance the benefit of introducing new technology tools into the curriculum with the additional load—for instructors (supporting the tool) and students (learning the tool).This paper describes the experiences of an online graduate program in instructional technology at Georgia Southern University (GSU) and the program faculty who have chosen to move beyond the LMS.
Published on Mar 11, 2012 by CBS News
With the backing of Gates and Google, Khan Academy and its free online educational videos are moving into the classroom and across the world. Their goal: to revolutionize how we teach and learn. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Amazing. This truly will transform schools.
wish we could do this for film education!
Sarah Lacy talks with Thrun about his online education company and how it's solving a painpoint in the U.S. educational system.
Sebastian Thrun is the driving force behind Udacity. He helped pioneer the MOOC craze by offering his Standford classes to the world. He's an insightful guy.
More sites for making online quizzes.
Would love to get some feedback on these tools!
For the past two months, I've been the only teacher in the world to have Google Glass -- the most highly anticipated (and intensely coveted) technology to emerge in years. How did I get this incredib
MOOCs, also known as Massive Open Online Courses, have been called the Innovative Disruption and Top Tech Trend of the year (Watters, 2012). MOOCs can offer a break from the traditional system. Instead of offering elite education to a selected few, education is being offered to the masses, for free. By offering “open” online courses by qualified instructors from around the world, any learner can learn. What are the best practices of MOOCs and how can connectivist theory be applied to K-12 learning environments? This session will investigate open learning and how MOOCs have led to innovation and new opportunities in K-12 learning environments. Current research as well as potential for future research will be examined.
Discover 30 useful (and free) eLearning tools and resources that can make your life easier!
We believe all eLearning professionals, especially those on a budget, should know of these tools and resources since their usage is quite common.
My favorite part of this list is the section on free stock images. I'm always looking for resources for high-quality, royalty free photos to make my presentations pop.
That's a great list. Thanks for posting this.
Anyone who teaches online has run into problems within their courses. These problems can be complicated and if not correctly resolved can do major...
Solid advice. Problems that are anticiapted can be avoided. At the same time there's some comfort in knowing that these are common problems experienced by most online instructors at one time or another.
50 Mobile Learning Statistics For K-12 Education [Infographic]
For a great online class about mobile learning: http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/mobilelearning.cfm
The world is changing - are you?
Are you looking for a new Learning Management System? Would you be interested in a LMSs comparison checklist? At the following article you will find a list of 99 LMS features that you can use to compare LMS Vendors.
UPDATED: Expand your vector knowledge with these Adobe Illustrator tutorials, covering everything from retro graphics to logo design.
Illustrator is a total power tool for graphic artists and instructional designer. These videos my help you climb the learning curve a little quicker!
Many useful stuff in here
I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, d...
Thanks to Maggie Roumain for re-scooping this article and bringing it to my attention.
Interesting way of interpreting Blooms Taxonomy and applying it in learning
Ways to use an older medium (power point) with better clarity.
This takes a platform we all know and gives ideas on how to make it better....
Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online
From the Abstract:
Icebreakers are fun activities that help people get to know each other. These activities can potentially ameliorate the perceived distance in online learning environments. Two author-developed icebreakers were used in a preliminary study involving university undergraduates and instructors in online environments. Respondents took part in an icebreaker at the start of a semester and at the mid-point after which they completed a questionnaire about perceived value of icebreakers. Early results were positive and have led to recommendations for practice.
You'll find some interesting icebraker ideas in the the appendix of this full text research paper.
Dixon , J., Crooks, H., & Henry, K. (2006). Breaking the ice: supporting collaboration and the development of community online. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 32(2), Retrieved from http://cjlt.csj.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/51/48%22
Check the icebreakers in appendix A
Would you be interested in a list of Adobe Captivate 7 Free Video Tutorials?
On June 3, 2013, Adobe announced the newest version of their eLearning authoring tool, Adobe Captivate 7. The eLearning community was thrilled with Adobe's announcement since Captivateis one of the favorite choices of many eLearning professionals. As you can understand we received a lot of requests for Free Adobe Captivate 7 Video Tutorials.
Video Tutorials can help an instructional designer to quickly gain the skills needed to pilot complex software like Captivate.
Fighting plagiarism is serious business. From brainchild-snatching to wholly quotables, plagiarists have plenty of wily ways to pass others' work off as their own -- and all of them are threats to original thinking. Melissa Huseman D’Annunzio imagines what would happen if a Department of Plagiarism Investigation were on the case.
A good video and thought provoking questions are the basis of a great lesson for students.
Lots of new postings for instructional desigers and for directors of instructional design. Many in Illinois and Virgina.
OpenSchool ePortfolio is an authentic and holistic assessment tool for project-based and lifelong learning.
any feedback on this?
Could this be the tool for long term collection of student work in & out of school?
Free for teachers!
Does it continue to make sense to go to college when the sticker price of a college education is soaring, the amount of debt college students are taking on – even for the non-elite universities and what were formerly affordable public universities...
An in-depth overview and review of content curation software Scoop.it for businesses and private users.
I've tried many content curation systems. I've settled on Scoop.it. It does all I want and more.
deep review and analysis of this great curation tool.
Really interesting porst about this tool +1
Looking for an acceptable use policy for your classroom iPads? This printable version is great for K-12 classrooms looking to make sure their investment stays safe.
If you’ve got a 1:1 iPad classroom or have at least one iPad being used by students, then you need an acceptable use policy. What might that entail, you ask? Well I’m so pleased you ask! Basically, it’s an agreement by the user (students, teachers, admins, whoever) to handle the iPad with care and return it just like they found it. Simple as that.
In this new video, Presentation Skills, COFA staff and students describe the role that visual and verbal presentation skills play in the art and design process. They discuss why it is critical for students to be able to communicate their ideas and projects to an audience, and offer some useful strategies on how to improve these skills, as well as which pitfalls to avoid.
COFA is known for the high quality of ther online materials. Visit their site, it's a treasure chest of valuable information.
"Dunked makes creating your online & mobile portfolio website super simple. Showcase your design, illustration, video and photography work on any device."
If you are looking for a free tool that allows you to easily create a visual portfolio of images and/or video clips, organized into categories, Dunked offers an excellent solution.
Simple, elegant and very straightforward to use, Dunked makes it easy to upload one or more pictures at a time and to arrange them on your portfolio page and into separate collections called Projects.
You can customize background, colors for all the elements on a page, fonts, logo and you can add a personalized About and Contact page.
My comments: Excellent visual portoflio tool for photographers, designers and artists of any kind. Compared to having an image or video collection on Pinterest, the difference is that the presentation style is much more elegant, and images are viewed by default at a much larger size. You also have fine control on individual text style, colors and other design elements. The absence of a bookmarklet further indicates that this tool has been designed with the photographer/artist/painter in mind and not to collect stuff found on the web.
Free to use.
Try it out now: http://dunked.com/
Google Glass is hardly the question. Sure, it's a device. But the truth lurking behind Google Glass isn't a debate about whether it will succeed or fail. Google has had tough luck so far with hardware, as both Google TV and Google Nexus 1 were big bets that didn't quite meet up to the promise. But Google Glass is different. Because, if you look at the challenges and problems we face in our daily lives today, it's abundantly clear that we're moving rapidly toward A World Made of Glass, and the devices will hardly matter.
Google Glass and other augmented reality/wearable computing devices as infotention tools. The author, who wrote a book on curation, also notes the potential social collisions and trade-offs that will come with this emerging technology.
CEO, Magnify.net; author, 'Curation Nation'; NYC entrepreneur at large