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4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional

4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
A shift to a learner-centered eLearning design model allows you to meet the needs of all learners while maintaining expectations and quality content.

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6 tips to become an effective Online Instructor

6 tips to become an effective Online Instructor | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a college professor preparing to teach your first online class, a company trainer looking to increase the effectiveness of your online training programs, or anyone who wants to blend digital —the fact remains that being an online instructor is a lot different than teaching in a face-to-face setting.

In order to run a successful course, you’ll need to be able to adapt to new technologies and approaches to learning. Fortunately for you, we’ve got some simple yet effective tips to help increase your effectiveness as an online facilitator and ensure a more enjoyable learning environment for all involved.

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How to become a better eLearning Designer

How to become a better eLearning Designer | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
One of the unique aspects of the e-learning industry is how often it changes and how quickly you have to adapt to that change. Regardless of your background, education, or professional experience, becoming a better e-learning designer requires a willingness to learn new things.

In recent free webinar on the 10 Lessons Learned My First Year in E-Learning, I talked about my realization that the field of e-learning is so much more than just the practice of instructional design. Becoming a better e-learning designer required me to learn the subtlety of graphic design, the art of visual communications, the technical aspects of user interface design, and much more! Instructional design was just one piece of a larger skillset that I needed to master.

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Yeison Ossa Trejos's curator insight, September 19, 6:33 PM
Educational technology has become a paramount factor in a ever-growing digital era. This means teachers have to adapt themselves to the varying digital resources and tools that can be used to facilitate and improve the teaching/learning process. Among the different tasks that teachers ususally have to carry out in and outside the classroom there is one specifically teachnology-related: creating online courses in order to provide learners with content and resources necessary to support the classroom practices and to encourage learners to become autonomous. 


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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 ways online learning can make you a BETTER teacher

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 ways online learning can make you a BETTER teacher | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Time and time again, when dealing with teachers and academics, who have been seriously involved in online learning, I have found that they gained enormously from the experience. They become better teachers.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 21, 12:23 PM

Don Clark says it well.  Online teaching can help you become a better teacher.  This nicely detailed article will tell you how that happens.


 I've been teaching and learning online for 21 years and I'm still learning something new everyday.

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: How To Comment In Social Media - An Infographic Of Tips For High Quality Feedback

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: How To Comment In Social Media - An Infographic Of Tips For High Quality Feedback | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Students are writing more than ever before. They are tapping out rapid-fire fingerstrokes across multiple platforms. From text messages to social media, children and adults of all ages are engaging like never before with the written word. This type of transliteracy emphasizes more than ever the need for thoughtful conversations and clear instructions that guide students in how best to express high quality feedback.

Most remarks in the comment sections of Instagram and YouTube are useless. They are either crass or curt, sprinkled with emoji that do more to satisfy the ego of the commenter than to further the richness of the page.

Instead, high quality comments on blogs and social media should create a dialogue that furthers the colloquy and deepens the learning. Replies on Twitter, for example, should offer suggestions or make interpersonal connections. Thoughtful comments in social media should add information, incorporate links, or most importantly, ask questions.

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Dorlee Michaeli's curator insight, November 29, 2015 3:25 AM

Great suggestions on how to interact with members of your PLN (not just good advice for students)

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A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Of the many eLearning theories that influence the practice, three of them are used by professionals on a daily basis.

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4 Ways to Increase Training Retention through eLearning - e-Learning Feeds

4 Ways to Increase Training Retention through eLearning - e-Learning Feeds | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
In workplace training, learner retention is the gold standard for measuring the effectiveness of your course material, instructor and delivery method.

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E-Learning Challenge: Instructional Design Learning Activities

E-Learning Challenge: Instructional Design Learning Activities | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
After a brief challenge hiatus, I decided that this week I would make a comeback. I've been swamped with work lately (not a bad problem to have), but was welcomed by some cognitive overload (goody!...

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The Age of Bite-sized Learning: What is It and Why It Works | e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags

The Age of Bite-sized Learning: What is It and Why It Works |  e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
For many eLearning professionals, bite-sized has always been the right size. Imagine it, more useful content that fits smaller screens or just about any screen.

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Mediaecuador's curator insight, April 26, 2014 1:35 PM

Consideraciones

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:47 PM

If you are interested in how to design small bites of learning consider this excellent course from UW-Stout:


EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design (for cell phones, tablets and iPads)


Learn how Chromebooks, iPads, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers integrate into training, the classroom, professional development, and administration activities. Use instructional strategies for curriculum integration including ebooks and digital textbooks in blended or flipped learning activities. Improve collaboration, communication, universal design, and resource development with the use of mobile technology. 


Summer: June 16 - August 15, 2014 or Fall: September 29 - December 5, 2014

Howard Cohen's curator insight, May 2, 2014 7:57 AM

Snip It learning! 

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How to Choose the Right Online Instructional Design Certificate Program

How to Choose the Right Online Instructional Design Certificate Program | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
If you have been considering an online instructional design certificate program, then you've come to the right place. In this post, I will go over the basics of Instructional Design certificate programs; share 7 tips for choosing the right Instructional Design program, and even highlight 18 Online Instructional Design Certificate Programs that you may want to consider. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 7, 2014 4:54 PM

Great to see UW-Stout's Online Instructional Design Program recognized in this article! 

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What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials | Instructional Design | Scoop.it

Introduction

A major premise of this report is that access to the curriculum for students with low-incidence disabilities is greatly enhanced by universal design. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a particular framework that applies to education. More specifically, UDL is an approach that can guide curriculum reform. A universally-designed curriculum includes multiple means of representation (to allow various ways of acquiring information and knowledge), multiple means of expression (to allow alternatives for demonstrating knowledge), and multiple means of engagement (to challenge appropriately, to motivate, and to allow learners to express and participate in their interests). A number of current contrasting approaches to universal design will be described. We conclude with an explanation of UDL. This will allow the reader to keep UDL in mind while progressing through subsequent sections until UDL solutions for curriculum access are more closely examined in our conclusion.


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10 Reasons Visual Content Dominates 2014 - The Wishpond Blog

10 Reasons Visual Content Dominates 2014 - The Wishpond Blog | Instructional Design | Scoop.it

10 Reasons Visual Content will Dominate 2014 What marketing strategies will we focus on in 2014? What will we leave behind? This article takes a look at the rise of visual content - and why 2014 will dominate in 2014:

1. 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. Visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text.

2. Videos on landing pages increase average page conversion rates by 86%.

3. Visual content is social-media-ready and social-media-friendly. It’s easily sharable and easily palatable.

4. Businesses who market with infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% more than those who don’t.

5. Posts with visuals receive 94% more page visits and engagement than those without.

6. 60% of consumers are more likely to click on a business whose images appear in search results.

7. Clear, detailed images carry more weight than product information or customer ratings say 67% of consumers.

8. Visuals show your products without telling people about them. This allows viewers to make their own decisions without feeling pressure from your business.

9. Visuals express ideas quickly - in a snapshot. This breaks through the overwhelming clutter of online content.

10. Visuals are becoming easier and easier to create as photo editing tools become more accessible


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Lynn Pineda's curator insight, March 14, 2014 11:25 PM

All I can say, is thank goodness for Visuals in content!  I've always been a visual person being a visual learner. Information is easier to retain and comprehend when visuals are employed as it pulls you in.


The article's statistics further supports the importance of visuals. I love visuals!

mjboyce's curator insight, March 15, 2014 1:17 PM

see?

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, March 16, 2014 10:15 AM

10 Razones por las que los contenidos visuales dominarán el 2014

 

¿En qué estrategias de marketing nos vamos a centrar en el 2014? ¿Qué vamos a dejar atrás?

 

Este artículo echa un vistazo al ascenso del contenido visual y por qué 2014 será el año de los elementos visuales.

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E-Learning Challenge: Instructional Design Learning Activities

E-Learning Challenge: Instructional Design Learning Activities | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
After a brief challenge hiatus, I decided that this week I would make a comeback. I've been swamped with work lately (not a bad problem to have), but was welcomed by some cognitive overload (goody!...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of writing for eLearning

The Do’s and Don’ts of writing for eLearning | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Have you ever read something where it seems like the material was written by someone who simply wanted to show off how smart they are? When this happens, do you find yourself thinking how brilliant the author is? No, it’s far more likely that you get annoyed with the person who wrote the piece and possibly frustrated with yourself. This is NOT the way to write your courses.

As an eLearning designer, there will be times when you know the material far better than the average student, but the last thing you want to do is create a course that goes over students’ heads. You need to strive to be clear without talking down to your audience and engaging without being letting the entertainment value overshadow the information.

Additionally, there are certain things that you need to consider when designing for people who will be viewing your eLearning course on a computer screen or other device. People who are learning online have far more built-in distractions over people reading from a piece of paper, which makes online learners:

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Classmill - Create classes with links, videos, images & files.

Classmill - Create classes with links, videos, images & files. | Instructional Design | Scoop.it

Classmill is a free tool that enables anyone to easily create classes using links, youtube videos, images and files.


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petra zuiderwijk's curator insight, January 22, 9:46 AM
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Diane Johnson's curator insight, January 22, 1:08 PM

Convenient way to provide resources for review, researching, absences.

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כלי חמוד ליצירת קורס בניהול עצמי מזכיר קצת את הרוג'ום.

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Sugata Mitra: schools should scrap the 3Rs

Sugata Mitra: schools should scrap the 3Rs | Instructional Design | Scoop.it

“Reading, writing and arithmetic should be deemphasised and replaced with comprehending, communicating and computing. That’s the world we live in today,” Prof Mitra said at the education technology conference Bett in east London today.


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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, January 22, 3:40 AM

It's worth remembering what we use language for, and it's great to shake up assumptions

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 27, 9:51 AM

Would like to listen to him in live again.

Jesus Sandoval's curator insight, February 6, 5:26 AM

For many reasons I agree with what Sugata Mitra says about replacing certain education topics such as reading, writing and arithmetic with other beneficial ones such as comprehending, communicating and computing. In today’s modernized society skills such as communication and understanding technology off the palm of one’s hand is very beneficial when looking for a well paid job. Once a student enters high school these skills (communicating and computing) should be strengthened. It will only benefit the students down the road. What is the point of teaching students how to write with correct punctuation and proper grammar when they can simply turn on  grammar check when typing on a computer? The point is that machines and devices have been developed to do one’s thinking for them. The best option is to teach students how to work with these devices and machines (computing) and not much writing and reading anymore. The world is developing way too quickly to be focused on perfecting one’s writing and reading skills.

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.

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Prometheus's curator insight, November 29, 2015 2:32 PM
Moving into modern ways of teaching and assessment we need to consider how we determine students understanding and their depth of understanding. This info graphic highlights how various options might look.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 30, 2015 5:39 AM

This is an excellent infographic on blended/on-line assessments.

Made Hery Santosa's curator insight, December 28, 2015 10:59 AM
The design taxonomy helps you to understand this concept of blended and assessment taxonomy.
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Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers

Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Thousands of pounds worth of classroom technology is going unused as teachers lack the training to integrate it into lessons, survey suggests

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Breffni O'Rourke's curator insight, December 1, 2015 5:44 AM

Doesn't surprise me at all...

nicolaperry's curator insight, December 2, 2015 1:40 AM

It's true and it's such a shame. This is why I believe teachers need to train themselves and each other. 

Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, December 2, 2015 9:02 AM

Great article, how much technology is going unused in your classroom?  Tell us where we can help in PD to assist you in using the technology in your classroom.

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E-Learning Challenge: What’s In Your Course Design Toolkit? - E-Learning Heroes

E-Learning Challenge: What’s In Your Course Design Toolkit? - E-Learning Heroes | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects. (E-Learning Challenge: What’s In Your Course Design Toolkit?

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4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional

4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
A shift to a learner-centered eLearning design model allows you to meet the needs of all learners while maintaining expectations and quality content.

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Effective Online Practices - The Sloan Consortium

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UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate

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E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate Program Infographic


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Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:22 PM

I will take a look at this program.  If I could start Monday that would be perfect! I'm probably too late which would be sad because it seems to be relatively inexpensive.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 13, 2014 1:22 AM
UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate
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Guidelines for effective online discussions | Technology Solutions for Teaching and Research

Guidelines for effective online discussions | Technology Solutions for Teaching and Research | Instructional Design | Scoop.it

Guidelines for effective online discussions 
This resource will help you, as an instructor, consider many factors that contribute to a successful implementation of online discussion in your course. 
 
Variation and incremental development            
Not every suggestion provided in this resource will fit every situation.  You’ll need to find what works best for your students in the context of your course; an iterative approach will likely be necessary in order to meet your learning goals.  Variables like class size and personality, scheduling, and topic might require adjustments.  A group with a sense of community established through in-class interaction might seamlessly continue discussions online, while another groups might require more attention.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 26, 2014 4:06 PM

Solid guidelines backed up with a good works consulted list from Chad Shorter at UW-Madison.

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UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core

UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core | Instructional Design | Scoop.it

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is used to design curriculum, lessons and instruction based on the diversity of the learners in their classroom.

 

How can UDL guide personalize learning to meet the Common Core?

 

When a teacher understands his/her learners through the UDL lens, he/she creates a flexible learning environment and provides opportunities for learner voice and choice. When lessons are designed using the UDL model, the lesson includes goals, methods, materials, tools, and assessments to reach and support the maximum amount of learners in the classroom.

 

Learners can use this model to help them understand how they learn best and what learning path they can take to become an independent expert learner, leveraging their natural abilities in the process. This process helps the learner create their personal learning profile that is understood by both teacher and learner.

 

The importance of this strategy is that both the teacher and the learner understand who the learner is and how they learn best. The learner and the teacher uses the UDL lens to personalize learning. So what does that look like?

 

An example of an 8th Grade unit on the Civil War serves as an example along with two students who can meet a number of CCSS when they choose and use the tools to support their learning.

 

Explore our new website, Personalize Learning (www.personalizelearning.com), to learn more about the research, models and educators who are personalizing learning.

 


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RATOMAHENINA HARRY's curator insight, March 24, 2014 4:45 AM

Éducation / Exemplarité /Peace / Change thé World / Solidarité

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UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, March 24, 2014 3:14 PM

Personalized learning is what 21st Century Learning is all about