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Del expediente académico, al análisis de datos

Del expediente académico, al análisis de datos | |
Con cada revolución tecnológica los líderes disponen de menos tiempo para la preparse y adaptarse a los grandes cambios que se avecinan. En estos momentos nos encontramos ante la inminente llegada de la Internet de las Cosas (IoT). Esto ha generado mayores perturbaciones al sector empresarial y académico, porque se trata de instituciones tradicionales con empleados y estudiantes que aumentan sus niveles de acceso tecnológico. Preparar las próximas generaciones de profesionales, requiere de un pensamiento de diseño que integre nuevos algoritmos socio-tecno-pedagógicos efectivos.
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[Infographic] The Mobile Learning Landscape 2015

[Infographic] The Mobile Learning Landscape 2015 | |
Widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets has fuelled extensive interest among learning professionals about the use of mobile devices for training delivery. What is the state of mobile learning in 2015? Is growth underway? Are obstacles being surmounted only to give way to new stumbling blocks? Or is mobile learning accruing the sort of success stories learning professionals have hoped to see?

To explore those questions and other elements of mobile learning, ATD and i4cp sought insights from learning leaders and professionals worldwide in The Mobile Landscape 2015: Building Toward Anytime, Anywhere Learning. Their views, experiences, and strategies offer valuable guidance and examples for those just beginning the mobile learning journey.

ATD and i4cp found that 34 percent of organizations have mobile learning programs. Even among organizations not actively leveraging mobile learning, interest in its potential has—and does—run high. The numbers of learning professionals with mobile programs in development or under serious consideration have consistently matched figures for those in use.
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Backchannel Chat: Safe secure classroom discussions

Backchannel Chat: Safe secure classroom discussions | |
Backchannel Chat is designed for educational discussions, it provides all the tools an educator could need to facilitate online discussions.

Easily control and moderate your classroom discussions in realtime. Our modern web 2.0 styled chat rooms will engage and transform your classroom.

Backchannel Chat is a class discussion tool that was designed from the ground up to support teachers. Backchannels are great for increasing participation in classroom discussions and for informally assessing your students’ knowledge.

Teacher can control all aspects of the discussion, you can remove messages and prevent students from posting, if the pace of the discussion is overwhelming and key messages are lost you can take control and lock the room so that only you can add content.

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[Infographic] Want to gain expertise in Instructional Design? 4 things you need to learn

[Infographic] Want to gain expertise in Instructional Design? 4 things you need to learn | |
Every Instructional designer needs to have good knowledge of standard instructional design models like ADDIE or Gagne’s nine events. These models facilitate the development of learner centric eLearning courses. But, it is not easy to remember all these concepts and apply them at the right instant of time to develop a successful eLearning course.

So, how can you overcome this problem?

Well, you need to concentrate on four things which will remind you of the ideas behind these principles and help you make good online courses. Let us see what they are.
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7 tips to beat short attention spans in eLearning

7 tips to beat short attention spans in eLearning | |
Even if learners are excited about their eLearning experience and can see the true potential in learning the subject matter, they may not be able to concentrate on one thing for too long. There are, however, certain ways that eLearning professionals can beat short attention spans when designing eLearning courses in order to increase knowledge retention and steer clear of cognitive overload.
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8 contexts for listening, speaking and telling stories with mindmaps

8 contexts for listening, speaking and telling stories with mindmaps | |
Continuing on from last week’s article about mindmapping for exams, today’s post is all about using mindmaps for listening, speaking and fluency development. The more we listen, the more we prepare our hearts and minds to speak.

Why is it important to question how we teach listening and speaking and why do we need to keep experimenting with open-ended activities?
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5 tips to develop custom eLearning that improves employees’ performance

5 tips to develop custom eLearning that improves employees’ performance | |
Knowledge is not enough. Your employees might be provided with a flawlessly design for the online training course, but this doesn’t mean that they will automatically be able to use the imparted information. When you are offering your employees an online training experience, your main concern is how they will apply the knowledge to improve their skills by motivating them to perform better. Effective online training means facilitating the application of knowledge, as it is directly linked to performance improvement. But which is the most effective approach to performance-focused online training? Undeniably, custom eLearning development. Why? Because only an online training course especially designed for your employees can really reflect your company’s needs and specific performance issues you want to address.
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Working out loud 101: Some thoughts

Working out loud 101: Some thoughts | |

I think John Stepper's description of "working out loud" is still the best:

Working Out Loud starts with making your work visible in such a way that it might help others. When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities.

Here's a nice comic strip style graphic illustrating the 5 key elements of "working out loud". I am not sure who has created it and hence couldn't give the right credits:

The elements of "working out loud" need to be broken down into implementable steps to help someone get started with actually putting it into practise. I am typically confronted with the following questions when I tell someone that they should start "working out loud"...I have inserted my responses below each question. I have tried to keep them concise.

Cristina Reyes's curator insight, Today, 1:20 AM

It´s an inspiring way to work!!

7 tips for conducting UX testing for multi-device eLearning

7 tips for conducting UX testing for multi-device eLearning | |
Multi-device eLearning majorly aims at providing a well-rounded user experience for every type of target device. What this means is that through its flexible design, the course will adjust to the learners’ devices—text will be rearranged, layouts will adjust, images will get cropped, target touch areas will change, etc. For multi-device eLearning courses to be successful, it is very important that courses are not only tested across platforms but also from the user’s perspective.

This brings us to User Experience (UX) testing. As the name so obviously suggests, it simply is the process of understanding the users’ experience with the eLearning course. It includes everything your users see, hear and do; the rationale behind their actions; and their emotional reactions to the results.
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[Infographic] Using Solution Fluency in Design Thinking

[Infographic] Using Solution Fluency in Design Thinking | |
This infographic from Nueva School serves as inspiration for our own “design process” infographic. It’s called “Solution Thinking”, and it’s about using Solution Fluency in design projects.

Solution Fluency is bound by the tenets of Global Digital Citizenship and encompasses the other 21st Century Fluencies. We’ve put together an infographic to keep track of it all. Hope it proves helpful!
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Technology in Higher Education: Defining the strategic leader

Technology in Higher Education: Defining the strategic leader | |
The higher education IT enterprise has become complex. No longer simply responsible for provisioning IT infrastructure and services, the IT department increasingly helps re-envision business and service models, all in a context of cost and accountability pressures. IT is simultaneously more challenging, relevant, and exciting than ever; leading IT requires unique characteristics and capabilities. But what qualities make for a successful IT leader in this environment? What traits are required to be a strategic player for IT on campus? What are the most significant gaps in required knowledge, skills, and abilities? How do we prepare the next generation to lead?

In 2014, EDUCAUSE, the association of IT leaders in higher education in the United States, and Jisc, the national organization supporting the use of digital technologies for higher education and research in the United Kingdom, came together to address a common concern — that insufficient attention is paid to understanding the skills required by technology leaders in higher education, both now and in the future. The two organizations convened a working group of 10 U.K. and U.S. IT leaders to address this issue, and this article outlines their findings. It provides the higher education IT community with a model to guide IT professionals at all stages of their careers and to position technology as a central part of advancing the core mission of the academic institution.
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Bullets in eLearning: Friend or Foe?

Bullets in eLearning: Friend or Foe? | |
OMG! Did you just shoot the learner?

What did you do? Did you misfire a bullet? Or did you pump in too many bullets?

Be careful. The bullet is a powerful weapon. You must use it wisely to create the right "impact."

We are talking eLearning here. And the bullets are those little black dots that instructional designers are either obsessed with or hate with a vengeance. The former breed litters their courses with bullet lists—an overkill. The latter group avoids bullets like the plague; they probably do not know how bullet lists make learning matter more comprehensible.

As an instructional designer, you have to tread the middle path. Do not pay heed to what the fatalists say. Bullets are not bad. Period. On the other hand, don't be too trigger-happy either. Use bullets wisely to make your courses look good, read intelligible, and make sense to the learner. But before shooting off the tips, here's what you must remember about bullet lists:
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5 tips for mentoring new freelance Instructional Designers

5 tips for mentoring new freelance Instructional Designers | |
After years of professional success as a full-time employee with a few small freelance gigs on the side, I left my job and transitioned fully into the world of instructional design (ID) freelancing. I knew I had the determination and skill set to join the ranks of full-time freelance instructional designers, but my first few projects were more difficult than I expected. The fact that I also went “virtual” added a whole new set of challenges into the mix.
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Leading beyond automation

Leading beyond automation | |
As we enter the network era, we see that leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance and not some special property available to only the select few. Effective knowledge networks require leadership from everyone – an aggressively intelligent and engaged workforce, learning with each other. Positional leadership, by the authority of some hierarchy, is giving way to reputational leadership, as determined by the myriad feedback loops of the network. To lead in a network, is to learn in a network, as relationships and conditions change. Anyone can show leadership, not just managers or those with ‘high potential’.
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Choosing the right eLearning methods: factors and elements

Choosing the right eLearning methods: factors and elements | |
Many organisations are now transforming their learning and development programs to the eLearning domain. But choosing the right methods for their business based on their needs is still a challenge. Choosing the right eLearning programs depends upon many factors like proper need analysis, target audience analysis, task analysis, topic analysis, and evaluation methods. Apart from these analyses there is the very important principle of Learning Pyramid created by the National Training Laboratories. Choosing the right delivery methods directly impact effectiveness and cost benefit for the organisations.
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10 simple ways to engage in lifelong learning

10 simple ways to engage in lifelong learning | |
Learning is about reaching your full potential and can help you achieve self-actualization, the highest need identified by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. However, traditional education generally has a beginning and an end which culminates in taking tests.

Lifelong learning preserves an individual’s desire to obtain new knowledge outside of the formal education system. Developing an attitude where you constantly learn is the only way to succeed in the dynamic environment which we live in today. There is so much technology at your fingertips which you can take advantage of to help you learn throughout your life. This means you can follow your passion for languages, improve your craft skills and even develop a mobile app using resources you can find online.
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Interactive eLearning: A key component in online course development

Interactive eLearning: A key component in online course development | |
There is no doubt that interactivity is a key component in eLearning. This is truer when you are designing a course for online learning where you have to keep in mind that attitudes and learning levels of the learners will all be different.

Therefore, it becomes critical in eLearning to develop only content which is relevant and how it ties in with what the learner is expected to achieve at the end of it. The main point is that learners will be viewing the information, gather information and make decisions of applying it to their real life situations where applicable.
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10 cosas que llaman la atención de los estudiantes (y cómo aplicarlo en eLearning)

10 cosas que llaman la atención de los estudiantes (y cómo aplicarlo en eLearning) | |
Incluso más que otros tipos de educación, el eLearning debe luchar para atraer la atención de los alumnos: Internet está llena de distracciones y los estudiantes adultos están a la vez más ocupados y más libres para disfrutar de las distracciones. Ayudar a los estudiantes a prestar atención es el interés principal de los educadores, capacitadores y profesionales en eLearning, así que aquí le presentamos algunos de los métodos óptimos para ganar el juego de la atención.
Minerva Bueno's curator insight, May 23, 3:26 PM

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JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, Today, 2:26 PM

10 cosas que llaman la atención de los estudiantes (y cómo aplicarlo en eLearning)!

10 tips for effective Problem-Based Learning: The ultimate instructional solution

10 tips for effective Problem-Based Learning: The ultimate instructional solution | |
Problem-based learning (PBL) was first introduced to the field of education in the 1960s by medical education specialist Howard Barrows, who argued that the teaching of medicine at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada should be organized in a way that emulated the reasoning of a skilled practitioner.

Monash University was the second institution to adopt PBL within a medical school environment and continues to apply this within its Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences for the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programs delivered in Australia and Malaysia. More than 80 percent of medical schools in the U.S. now use some form of PBL.

PBL has been adopted in nearly every discipline imaginable, including math, law, education, economics, business, engineering, and physical sciences. In Malaysia, an attempt is being made to introduce a problem-based learning model in secondary mathematics, with the aim of educating citizens to prepare them for decision-making in sustainable and responsible development. Aalborg University in Denmark has created its own “Aalborg PBL model” which combines problem orientation with project organization for enhanced student learning.
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Meet the WizIQ Virtual Classroom in a new avatar

Meet the WizIQ Virtual Classroom in a new avatar | |
Right from picking up a new attire, and buying a car to moving into a new home, and much more, design informs our decisions and experiences at large, so much so that it can make us feel elated or weary. Work space design, on the other hand, can directly affect our productivity. Design governs the choices we make both consciously and subconsciously. Such is the influence of design on us.

We recognize how crucial the WizIQ Virtual Classroom design is in ensuring that you do your teaching and learning activities seamlessly while feeling great about being in a live class. With that in mind, we have introduced the snazzy new Virtual Classroom design which centers on aesthetics and usability.
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iSpring Pro: Mobile-ready courses and video presentations

iSpring Pro: Mobile-ready courses and video presentations | |

Turn your PowerPoint slides into mobile-ready promo presentations for any device, any platform!

  • Online presentations in HTML5 format
  • Video lectures and e-Learning courses
  • Mobile-ready content for iPads and smartphones
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[PDF] Success in the cloud: Why workload matters

[PDF] Success in the cloud:  Why workload matters | |

With the implementation of cloud computing internally, across six fundamental IT workloads —development and test, analytics, storage, collaboration, desktop and production application workloads— we have witnessed striking improvements in efficiency while capturing some impressive savings in capital and operations. Consider that:

  • IBM development teams have seen server provisioning and configuration drop from five days or longer to as little as one hour. IBM’s development and test cloud has virtually eliminated IBM’s testing backlog, speeding new development and enabling applications to reach the market sooner.
  • IBM’s analytics cloud put an end to siloed business intelligence (BI) and the six-figure funding required for new BI projects. Organizations across IBM are tapping into a centralized analytics cloud for tools and intelligence aggregated from hundreds of information warehouses. The business value of these analytic insights is estimated to be more than USD $300 million for the top 20 consumers of the service alone, out of approximately 300 active projects. 
  • IBM’s Virtual Storage Center cloud cut the cost-per-byte of data stored by nearly 50 percent at each of the IBM facilities in which it was implemented. This has allowed the facility to accommodate the explosive growth in storage demand—25 percent or more annually—without increasing its total storage budget, and it is expected to be able to do so for four straight years.
  • IBM Connections, our social software platform in the cloud, has dramatically increased workplace collaboration, productivity and innovation, while enabling IBM to locate and stay connected with clients, and build awareness of our products and services. The cloud currently supports over 50 million web conferencing minutes per month.

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Diez beneficios del lenguaje digital en la educación

Diez beneficios del lenguaje digital en la educación | |
Los niños de hoy viven en un mundo muy diferente al de hace dos o tres generaciones, su lenguaje es digital, lo cual ha permitido abrir infinitas puertas al conocimiento y multiplicar las posibilidades de aprendizaje.
JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, Today, 2:26 PM

Diez beneficios del lenguaje digital en la educación!

40 usos del celular en el aula

40 usos del celular en el aula | |

Después de años luchando porque los alumnos no usen el celular en el aula, las nuevas tendencias educativas van precisamente en dirección opuesta.

El teléfono móvil o celular no solo es Whatsapp y Facebook, sino que puede ser usado en multitud de escenarios desde una perspectiva educativa. Para demostrarlo, en este artículo reunimos 40 usos del celular que tienen cabida dentro del aula.

Ojo, esto no significa que, de repente, debamos cambiar nuestro método de enseñanza y permitir el uso del teléfono móvil sin control. El propósito de este artículo es simplemente que eliminemos nuestros perjuicios en torno al celular y que consideremos las nuevas posibilidades que tenemos a nuestra disposición. Para llevar a cabo un uso responsable del celular por parte de los alumnos, es conveniente establecer límites y reglas.

Mónica Cairoli's curator insight, May 21, 7:03 PM

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4 ways to apply Instructional Interactivity in eLearning

4 ways to apply Instructional Interactivity in eLearning | |
The design of effective eLearning environments relies primary on cognitive load’s management and the enhancement of their instructional efficiency. Interactivity plays a great role in the latter, as instructional interactivity stimulates your learners’ minds by responding to their actions and helping them constructing and demonstrating the knowledge you are offering them. Instructional interactivity should not be confused with eLearning interactivity. The instructional interactivity concerns interactions between learners and eLearning applications and systems, whereas eLearning interactivity is about interactions between learners and the content of the eLearning course.

In other words, eLearning interactivity relates to a plethora of mechanical actions that learners are required to do in order to perform tasks, such is eLearning navigation, whereas instructional interactivity involves cogitative, deliberate activities on the learners behalf, in order for them to achieve eLearning objectives. Instructional interactivity, when done right, motivates learners to think, analyze, reflect, and learn effectively, so it is crucial that it is carefully designed.

According to CCAF Design Model by Dr. Michael W. Allen, the four components of instructional interactivity are Context, Challenge, Activity, and Feedback. In this article I will examine each component separately and show you how to effectively apply them in your eLearning course, so that you can offer your audience a powerful and highly interactive eLearning experience.
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