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A listing of free web resources that might be useful for instructional designers, educators, and students
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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | 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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This is your brain on Vivaldi and Beatles

This is your brain on Vivaldi and Beatles | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it
Listening to music activates large networks in the brain, but different kinds of music are processed differently. A team of researchers has developed a new method for studying music processing in the brain during a realistic listening situation.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, August 15, 2013 10:38 AM

Finally, a study that identifies a difference between how the brain processes vocal and instrumental music.    It's something that i have long believed is the case (and have built a business around it) but this is the first time I've seen some kind of scientific data.

 

Seems that in the presence of lyrics the brain shifts the processing of musical features towards the right auditory cortex - suggesting a left hemispheric dominance in the processing of the lyrics.

 

Now before we get all "Left brain this" and "right brain that" the study doesn't venture into the implications of the findings, but it's safe to say that with this first stone overturned - we should soon be getting a much deeper understanding of how all this works.

 

I love living today - we live in such exciting times!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Blubbr - Create Interactive Quizzes Using YouTube Clips

Free Technology for Teachers: Blubbr - Create Interactive Quizzes Using YouTube Clips | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it

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Sounds pretty useful

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Carola Brunnbauer's curator insight, January 8, 2013 11:22 PM

I tried it - no directions but it may be a nice change for students

M. Rubinstein's curator insight, January 9, 2013 6:40 AM

This looks like a great tool to create review quizzes, using Youtube as content curation.

e_learnglobal's comment, January 9, 2013 11:46 AM
Here is an update:After an hour trying to work Blubbr out, here's my feedback:

1. There is no help which makes it hard to work it out. It is beta, so i guess it will come

2. All the marketing and reviews make it appear you can play the whole video, when in fact you can only select a series of 30 second clips from the video. Therefore, don't see this as a particularly helpful review tool for training and development, more for people who enjoy trivia and quizzes.

Shame, because it looked promising!
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Performance Analysis (Analyzing Systems in Instructional Design)

Performance Analysis (Analyzing Systems in Instructional Design) | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it

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e_learnglobal's curator insight, February 25, 2013 2:41 PM

Just 2 questions can determine if it is a training need, and help managers understand what the problem actually is! 

César Híjar's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:15 PM

+1

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Bloomin' Apps

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Includes all the Bloomin' versions in one place!

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A nice diagram of Bloom's new taxonomy, and links from the verbs to related iPad apps

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e_learnglobal's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:03 PM

Fantastic list of apps for Apple and Android for each level of Blooms

Davide Gelati's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:21 AM

All the Bloomin'apps projects in one place!

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Instructional Design

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Basic ideas in ID. Good resource for students.

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Gamification and Instructional Design

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When I sit down and think about designing a new class, Gamification comes to mind. It really is a combination of lots of learning theories delivered a little differently. This is where my mind goes...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:59 PM

Are you considering re-writing some curriculum and incorporating gaming? This infographic provides a great template to help guide you through the process. The six steps are shown in the image above and clicking through to the post will provide additional information on each step. And for those that may be viewing with seeing the image the six steps are below:

* Learning Outcomes

* Big Idea

* Storyboard the Game

* Learning Activities

* Build the Team

* Add Game Dynamics

Boyd Drewelow's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:39 PM

Gamification

Ryan Cheek's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:38 AM

I thought that this was a classroom? 

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What is a flipped classroom and how can it help me?

What is a flipped classroom and how can it help me? | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it
Flipped Classroom (sometimes called flipped teaching) is an approach to education that blends both online instruction and offline learning.
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Moodle.org: open-source community-based tools for learning

Moodle.org: open-source community-based tools for learning | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it
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Saylor.org – Free Online Courses Built by Professors

Saylor.org – Free Online Courses Built by Professors | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it
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MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it
Free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.
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The 20 best tools for choosing a colour scheme | Colour | Creative Bloq

The 20 best tools for choosing a colour scheme | Colour | Creative Bloq | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it

Creating a colour scheme is essential to good design. We’ve gathered together 20 fantastic tools to help you perfect your colour choices.


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Lawrence Berezin's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:21 PM

The color scheme you select for your website or blog really makes a difference. Choose your colors with care!

Hayesh Patoliya's curator insight, January 18, 2013 10:02 PM

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Shirley Moody's curator insight, January 28, 2013 4:46 AM

Color for PS, Illustrator, & InDesign

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Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record

Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link.
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Education And Learning Curation: Discover Thousands Video Lessons From Best Teachers With Knowmia

Education And Learning Curation: Discover Thousands Video Lessons From Best Teachers With Knowmia | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: Knowmia is new San Francisco-based startup that offers a video lesson platform for teachers and students.

Knowmia are building the largest marketplace for short-form video educational content and the tools for teachers to create and publish outstanding content.

 

 

From "About Us" on official website:

"Knowmia is a destination for learning that features short video lessons from great teachers everywhere. We help you to find what you need to succeed in school in a personal, affordable, and time-efficient way. By bringing together a wide range of video lessons and making it easy to find what you need, we help you with challenging topics, prepare you for an upcoming test or new course, and find the right teacher for your style of learning..."

 

From review article on GigaOM:

"At launch, the site includes about 7,000 videos in a broad range of subject areas, from geometry and algebra to chemistry and physics to world history and American literature. The videos, which are about one to ten minutes long, have been mostly culled from YouTube and Vimeo and then reviewed by teachers working with Knowmia to provide editorial notes, create relevant quizzes and tag content according to subject, topic and skill.

 

Going forward, Knowmia will encourage teachers, as well as public and nonprofit groups, to add more videos. As the site grows, the plan is that the initial videos and tags will provide the foundation for additional notes and teacher-provided tags, which help teachers and students discover content.

 

The idea is that if students (mostly high school, for now) need extra help in a certain subject, say algebra, they can just go to the site, search for “quadratic equation” and instantly choose from a handful of short videos on the topic.

 

Knowmia’s focus on providing curation and structure, as well as sophisticated tools for teachers, will help distinguish it from other online platforms...."

 

Read full review article on GigaOM:

http://gigaom.com/2012/08/14/flip-video-co-founder-launches-learning-platform-knowmia/

 

Check out it here: http://www.knowmia.com


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Four Doors for Busy Non-Dummies (Learning 2.0)

Four Doors for Busy Non-Dummies (Learning 2.0) | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it

This is why I love the Thialgi  4 door model "Training professionals are looking for, and learners are demanding, alternatives to what has become traditional eLearning—the PowerPoint slideshow souped up with an audio component. These programs are typically very linear and do not offer much control to the learner. If you are designing training for traditional play-by-the-book learners in their 40s and 50s, this is no problem. But if you are designing for learners who grew up with Nintendo, Playstations and MySpace—the Gen Y or Millennial crowd who put the chaos in EduChaos—your audience is going to grow bored quickly."


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4D model of design for eLearning

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Interactive Comic Book on Pipetting

Interactive Comic Book on Pipetting | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it
Welcome to Learning Solutions Pipetting Interactive eLearning Tool. You've just been hired as a quality assurance inspector for a research testing company.

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Interesting example using a comic book theme for a training module

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DBliton's curator insight, March 27, 2013 4:37 PM

SolutionFest 2013 Best of Show Non-Vendor: Pipetting—Interactive Comic Book from NC Community Colleges' "Learning Solutions Center".

They probably shouldn't have used timining on the talk balloons, but what a nice job. Check it out just to remember what pipetting is. Customized with your name and avatar!

Gayla Keesee's curator insight, April 22, 2013 7:03 AM

SolutionFest 2013 Best of Show Non-Vendor--Great way to use a comic book theme

Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:22 PM

i always love to see simple yet interesting exemplars of simulation

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Free Video Flip and Rotate: rotate video, flip video!

Free Video Flip and Rotate: rotate video, flip video! | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it
Rotate video or flip video with Free Video Flip and Rotate. Very fast and simple tool to rotate video and to flip video!

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e_learnglobal's curator insight, April 1, 2013 2:37 AM

Went out and took some videos on my iPhone for a project. Got home, and imported to Camtasia. Damn, Orientation was WRONG. Found this awesome little tool to set the orientation right. And it was free!

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Research for Practitioners: Are There Basic Principles Across All Instructional Design Models?

Research for Practitioners: Are There Basic Principles Across All Instructional Design Models? | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:22 AM

"The intention of instructional design theories and models is to ground or guide us in our learning design efforts to address learner and organizational needs. But let’s just say it out loud … there’s a lot to choose from. Do they all have equal value? Are they just variations on a theme?"

Celeste Foley's curator insight, August 28, 2013 6:06 AM

These theories and models included:

Star legacy (Vanderbilt Learning Technology Center)4-Mat (McCarthy)Instructional episodes (Andre)Multiple approaches to understanding (Gardner)Collaborative problem solving (Nelson)Constructivist learning environments (Jonassen)Learning by doing (Schank)
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From Research to Practice: The Instructional Design of Online Colla...

Synthesizes research findings and provides instructional design recommendations to guide successful Online Collaborative Learning (Great breakdown of research in online collaborative learning up to 2009.

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TV Drama, Creepy Drug Kingpins and the Power of Instructional Design - TrainingZone.co.uk (blog)

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TV Drama, Creepy Drug Kingpins and the Power of Instructional Design
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Great excitement and anticipation on my part this week, as Netflix starts to show the last 8 episodes of the US TV drama series Breaking Bad.
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Free reference manager and PDF organizer | Mendeley

Free reference manager and PDF organizer | Mendeley | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it
Easily organize your papers, read & annotate your PDFs, collaborate in private or open groups, and securely access your research from everywhere.
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Mind Map Creation and Mind Mapping Software - bring thoughts to life.

Create the best looking mind map online and share it with others. Enjoy mind mapping by brainstorming collaboratively on ideas and projects.
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OER Commons

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Designed for Learning!: The Design Thinking Mindset

Designed for Learning!: The Design Thinking Mindset | Free Web Resources for Instructional Design and Technology | Scoop.it
My latest post on 'The Design Thinking Mindset' http://t.co/GhlW6HYj...

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Edmodo | Where Learning Happens | Sign up, Sign In

Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices.
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