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Are long winded lectures educational mal-practice? Time to pay attention to the research.

Are long winded lectures educational mal-practice? Time to pay attention to the research. | eLearning | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have demonstrated that students retain little of our lectures, and research on determining the “average attention span,” while varying, seems to congregate around eight to ten minutes (“Attention Span Statistics,” 2015), (Richardson, 2010).

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 31, 2:32 PM

One thing is clear: It's time to get off the long winded soap box and pay attention to the research.


This piece is addressed to traditional faculty struggling to break their long lecture habits. As such it applies directly to online faculty who retained their long lecture habit when they moved to the virtual classroom.  


Recent research from EDx (Harvard and MIT) indicates that a short, 6 minute, talking head lecture from an enthusiastic teacher is highly effective.  See Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement: http://blog.edx.org/optimal-video-length-student-engagement/


It is difficult to give up long held assumptions about our teaching practice.  One benefit of the 'disruption' caused by online learning is having a database record of teaching effectiveness. As teachers we need to keep the lectures short.  If we've got more to say - chunk it!

Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, September 1, 9:47 AM
And this has a LOT to do with employee engagement and with leading change or organizational improvement. Those lecture-type talking head meetings and events simply do not effectively communicate. More inter-activity and participative involvement are needed to improve impacts. Does anyone actually remember ANYTHING from High School???
Sue Walsh's curator insight, September 1, 11:28 PM

The challenge before us!!

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Open Bionics 3D-printed robotic hand wins Dyson Award (Wired UK)

Open Bionics 3D-printed robotic hand wins Dyson Award (Wired UK) | eLearning | Scoop.it
A 3D-printed robotic hand that costs just £1,000 to produce has won the 2015 James Dyson Award in the UK
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Top 90 Educational Android Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 90 Educational Android Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
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Math anxiety: Fears show up in first grade - Futurity

Math anxiety: Fears show up in first grade - Futurity | eLearning | Scoop.it
U. CHICAGO (US) — As early as first grade, students report worrying about doing math, research shows. In a study … Continued
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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic | eLearning | Scoop.it
The idea that students can learn something valuable from play isn’t new, or even controversial. A sizeable body of research has been conducted to back up what many teachers already knew to be true.  Fun and learning don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and it really works better for everyone involved when they’re not.

As such, making LEGO Bricks part of your lesson plan can help you teach concepts that students might otherwise find tedious, in a way that doesn’t feel like work to them. Many educators have already been putting this idea to the test with success. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Represent - A better way to résumé

Represent - A better way to résumé | eLearning | Scoop.it
Represent is the best way to create a beautiful and professional resume in minutes.

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A Minecraft Add-on To Teach Kids Coding and Programming Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Minecraft Add-on To Teach Kids Coding and Programming Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
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Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it

Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn. One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve Jobs:
 “What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.“

 


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Useful guide to help you think about how to effectively use tech in learning.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 11, 4:19 PM

#Education #Learning #STEM

Creative MediaWorks's curator insight, August 13, 10:08 AM

Written for the classroom - but this info can definitely be applied to life science elearning strategy.  

Ann Middlemiss's curator insight, August 14, 4:55 AM

Interesting and intuitive way of looking at how technology can enhance learning.

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A Wonderful Free Tool for Creating Interactive eBooks for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Free Tool for Creating Interactive eBooks for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
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10 Ways to Create Picture Perfect Posts on Instagram

A practical webinar to help you create a memorable and exciting Instagram presence. Jam-packed with actionable tips, this webinar will help you get a grasp on …

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5 Twitter Tools to Boost Your Productivity

5 Twitter Tools to Boost Your Productivity | eLearning | Scoop.it

Do you struggle to keep up with your Twitter activities? Discover five Twitter tools to boost your productivity.


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John Flatley's curator insight, July 28, 5:12 PM

Just one of these will help immensely.  .

Luigi Cangiano's curator insight, July 30, 11:59 AM

Managing your Twitter account doesn’t have to consume all your time. There are tools that can make the work easier.

Pierre Jergeay's curator insight, August 3, 4:15 AM

Très intéressant et efficace ...

Quite interesting and so efficient

 

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Some Excellent Websites for Finding Educational Android Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Excellent Websites for Finding Educational Android Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
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Student Self-Publishing- An Essential Part of 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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How smartphones can worsen blue feelings - Futurity

How smartphones can worsen blue feelings - Futurity | eLearning | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that depressed people who turn to their smartphones for relief may only be making things worse.
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Google Cardboard Apps for iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) - AppDazzle

Google Cardboard Apps for iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) - AppDazzle | eLearning | Scoop.it
The world of technology continues to amaze us with the latest introduction. Amusing software and gadgets just get better and better with passage of time. There are varieties of cutting-edge software and various development tools being introduced in market. Therefore, the users are able to experience luxurious user-friendly innovative apps.

As we all know Google unveiled its Virtual Reality cardboard headset at I/O 2014, this article will help you to know about the most popular Google cardboard apps for iOS. With the Google cardboard, at a very affordable price, users can facilitate their smartphone in a cost-effective solution to experience the virtual reality.

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Not all kids 'outgrow' math struggles - Futurity

Not all kids 'outgrow' math struggles - Futurity | eLearning | Scoop.it
Taking a "wait and see" approach to young children's math difficulties may set them up to fail, new research suggests.
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The Techie Teacher: 5 EASY Back to School Technology Projects

The Techie Teacher: 5 EASY Back to School Technology Projects | eLearning | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for some FUN, innovative yet E-A-S-Y technology projects you could implement with your students the first month back at school? Do you only have access to laptops or desktops...no iPads? Then check out some of these ideas:"


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5 Mind-Blowing Maps That Let You Watch The Web Happen

5 Mind-Blowing Maps That Let You Watch The Web Happen | eLearning | Scoop.it
It's hard to wrap your mind around the Internet, and you probably shouldn't try. It's not a network, it's not a collection of computers, and it's not a hive mind – it's all of that. And more. Today Cool Websites and Apps is looking at five realtime maps that help you grasp just how quickly…

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32 Strategies for Building a Positive Learning Environment

32 Strategies for Building a Positive Learning Environment | eLearning | Scoop.it

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 13, 11:32 AM

For both teachers and media specialists, creating a positive learning environment is one of the 10 standards for which they are evaluated. Here are some great ideas to help exceed expectations with evaluators!

Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, August 14, 6:25 PM

Positive physical learning space is also important! Happy, peaceful comfortable classrooms put the students at ease, and aid in readying them for learning.

RebeccaMoore's curator insight, August 16, 2:08 PM

I always wonder how my students will respond to me and tge classroom culture I try to establish within the first few days of school. this article presents some ideas to ensure the learning environment is precisely how you want it to be.

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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything? | eLearning | Scoop.it
The way schools and universities teach and test has to keep up with the way young people are processing information.
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Adobe Slate- A Great App for Creating Beautiful Visual Stories with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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A Great Kids App for Creating Beautiful Picture Collages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever | Edudemic

Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever | Edudemic | eLearning | Scoop.it
Sharing one's journey through self-publishing a novel could be an important way to empower students and potentially transform their lives.
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Here Is A Great Alternative to Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here Is A Great Alternative to Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
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