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Adding some TEC-VARIETY -100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online - by Curt Bonk


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some great resources

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olgadiez's curator insight, February 10, 5:20 AM

A partir de diez principios básicos, se seleccionan actividades que permitan acrecentar el compromiso del estudiante online y por tanto combatir la frustración y el abandono. Muy interesante

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Adding some TEC-VARIETY -100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online - by Curt Bonk
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Use Stories in eLearning: 6 Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Storyteller

Use Stories in eLearning: 6 Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Storyteller | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"Stories have captivated us as a species since the dawn of man. Through stories, we have passed on traditions, remembered the past, and carried information across the millennia. 

And it's not just our ancestors who harnessed the power of stories, either. Stories still work to reach people, which is why we see businesses turning to the power of storytelling in branding efforts, marketing campaigns, corporate strategies, and even eLearning courses and business presentations."


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Once upon a time... Narratives are a great way to get information across. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 22, 8:08 PM

How can we engage eLearners? How about using storytelling techniques. Stories engage us and they will also engage students. This post explores this, providing an infographic as well as discussing the power of stories before moving on to explore ways to bring storytelling into eLearning. 

There are six components that are discussed:

1. Know your audience.

2. Use a structure.

3. Appeal to emotions.

4. Intensify the story with visuals.

5. Make the stories relevant to the course.

6. Pay attention to detail.

As always additional resources are linked to in most of the six components with more at the end of the post. The components shared in this post also apply to teaching in a face2fact classroom, or  blended classroom. As you work on new lessons this year consider using these components to help design the lesson.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 23, 9:52 AM

Everybody likes a good story.

Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's curator insight, August 25, 5:00 PM

Do you work with older students? Then you will enjoy this article about storytelling in learning. Great for introducing studnets to the need to structure online presentations as well as traditional, writing tasks.


Reading a good online presentation (from TED maybe) and then asking students to map the presentation to the story outline in this article will reinforce this learning for them.


Let me know if you give this a go - I've done similar activities with videos and story structures in primary schools and the students loved investigating the hidden structure!

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Video Production for beginners

Video Production for beginners | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Video Production for beginners, MovieMaker (Win) store & upload, MovieMaker (Win) store & upload, Mobile Video Editing Apps e.g., iMovie (iOS), (Mac) store & upload, composition think about structure, ???? why? portrait vs. landscape, lighting choose well-lit room, composition think about length, (Mac) store & upload, Zoom H1 perform Audio editing with Audacity, (Android) store & upload, MovieMaker (Win) store & upload, microphone e.g., Zoom H1, Web Video Editing Tools e.g.,, Streaming Video Service upload for members only viewing, Shooting Technique (tutorial) hold steady and horizontally ????, iMovie (iOS) store & upload, iMovie (iOS) store & upload, store & upload Streaming Video Service, store & upload
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RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago…

RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago… | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Create and manage your references in seconds with RefME’s FREE reference generator. Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago & more – we’ve got it covered!
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This is the bees knees https://www.refme.com/
app and website that sync. APA and Harvard - scan and type, books, webpages films etc all referenced correctly. Easy to use just brilliant. Cheers
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Most Popular Social Apps Among Millennial Smartphone Users

Most Popular Social Apps Among Millennial Smartphone Users | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Source: comScore

Notes: Roughly one-third of 18-34-year-old smartphone owners used Snapchat in June, per comScore's figures, making it the third-most popular social media application among this demographic. Roughly three-quarters used Facebook, the most popular (largely consistent with...

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Personal Learning Environments in Smart Cities: Current Approaches and Future Scenarios

Personal Learning Environments in Smart Cities:  Current Approaches and Future Scenarios | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

In this paper, we discuss smart cities as spaces for constructing Personal Learning Environments. Our special focus is on mobile and locative media, which open new possibilities of interaction with the surrounding environment. In technology-rich infrastructures such as smart cities, physical objects, including buildings, works of art or points of interest, can become part of the learning environment.


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This then highlights the question why wifi isn't free in cities?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 3, 4:40 AM

Very interesting reading.

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Mobile Startup Camp | infoDev

Mobile Startup Camp | infoDev | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
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Whens the next start-up camp?

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SMS Story Research Project, Papua New Guinea | FrontlineSMS | FrontlineCloud

SMS Story Research Project, Papua New Guinea | FrontlineSMS | FrontlineCloud | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
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Great use of mobile technology and SMS for improving teacher practices. 

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BRCK | Rugged Internet for People & Things

BRCK | Rugged Internet for People & Things | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
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Could this tech turn a teachers mobile device into an LMS for students in remote areas?

 

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Meet Morphi - mobile 3D modelling

Official trailer for Morphi, mobile 3D modeling + design for all Now available for the iPad and iPad mini! © 2014, The Inventery, Inc. All Rights Reserved. w...

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I have no idea what i'll use it for but looks coool

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Will SOOCs eat MOOCs for breakfast?

Will SOOCs eat MOOCs for breakfast? | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Cartoon: Dave Blazek At this year’s EdTech Europe summit, one theme was writ large in every panel discussion: are MOOCs really the magic bullet in opening a

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SOOCs make far more sense.

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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, July 23, 3:00 AM

Let's try next ;) 

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In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes

In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
From tweets to likes, see how fast data is generated every second on the internet in this interactive visualization.

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After watching this I can't understand why access to the internet isn't free.

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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I like this! Engagement rules 

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DPG plc's curator insight, July 23, 3:02 AM

Time to move away from the 'read, click next, read. click next

Clare Treloar's curator insight, July 24, 5:08 PM

a great summary about ways to target our learners in the digital space. 

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 27, 12:47 PM

A great list of elements that contribute to a good prompt. Prompts initiate curiosity via the stimulation of the release of hormones that trigger astrocytic cells (75% of all brain cells) in the brain to trigger neurons to map and automate complex neural patterns we call ideas and concepts. MT

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How to be a Google Power User - Infographic

How to be a Google Power User - Infographic | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Very helpful

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 8, 5:39 PM

Do you use Google? Do you understand the ins and outs of Google? If not, you may find this lengthy infographic of interest. It provides a visual representation of many of the tricks to searching, helping you find what you are looking for more quickly. Consider sharing this with students and colleagues.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 8, 11:30 PM

This is power we can use.

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WikiWand

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WikiWand is a slick new interface for Wikipedia, offering a significantly better reading experience.

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about time

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (31 photos)
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Do I have to/ Yes, probably!

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Smart Campus

Smart Campus | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Services WITH and FOR people
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Great group of people, innovative ideas and a great design, well worth a look

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Encouraging Intrinsic Motivation in Your Students - Infographic

Encouraging Intrinsic Motivation in Your Students - Infographic | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
    Motivating your students isn’t always easy. But when you break down the concept into intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, the conversation can get interesting. It could be argued that much of the motivation happening in today’s classrooms is extrinsic; That is, driven by the desire to attain an outcome. It could be the desire …

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I find this idea very interesting, most the time students are only taking part in a forum because they are forced to by the institution. Yet, students will spend hundreds of hours playing games and watching cats on YouTube. Discussion should be engaging and rewarding to the student not something that we force them to do. How do we get students to appreciate the Intrinsic rewards of creating communities of learning?

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Measuring Innovation in Education -OECD READ edition

Measuring Innovation in Education -OECD READ edition | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
This report explores the association between school innovation and different measures related to educational objectives.

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Big but interesting in sections

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A 'mobile first' approach to educational technology

A 'mobile first' approach to educational technology | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
  mobiles moving about ... but to what end? 'Mobile devices' are increasingly to be found in schools, and utilized for learning purposes, around the world. In most cases, related discussions taking place in ministries of education focus on the use of portable tablets and small laptops as complements to, and extenders of, existing approaches to the use of technology to help meet a whole host of education and learning objectives. At the same time, mobile devices of many other sorts -- most notably the mobile phone -- are proliferating at a much greater rate in larger society. Linkages between the devices being used outside of schools, and the technology to be found within schools, are often quite tenuous, where they exist at all. Policies and plans related to the use of our current generation of electronic mobile devices are sometimes considered in ways distant or divorced from the way that the previous generation of 'mobile devices' were used in education: books, notebooks, pencils. At other times, they are considered in exactly the same way, as if the new opportunities and affordances appearing as a result of technological advances are best considered as mere adjuncts to, or continuations of, some of the approaches and practices which have marked and defined what has happened in schools over the past one hundred years or so.   Is there really anything different (potentially) going on now, and if so, what might this be, and why (and how) might we care about this difference)? I just returned from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world's largest exhibition and conference for the mobile industry, in which over 75,000 people representing mobile phone network operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world gather to do business, announce new products and services, and discuss What's Next. In addition to walking through the acres of exhibition space, attending briefing sessions and meetings on activities and developments all over the world, and listening to lots of well-rehearsed marketing messages, the specific reason for my attendance at this year's event was to make a speech at the MWC's official ministerial programme, an event for senior government officials featuring debates and knowledge sharing sessions on a variety of topics of related interest. In case it might be of any interest to a wider audience (the ministerial programme itself was a closed event, not open to the public), I present below my speech below. One of the animating impulses behind the EduTech blog is to try, in a decidedly small and modest way, to promote greater transparency and openness by sharing some of the conversations and themes and perspectives that are being discussed 'behind closed doors' in various places in a more public forum. With that in mind ... -----
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As mobile technology explodes across the globe are we as educators taking full advantage of this technology?

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FrontlineSMS | FrontlineCloud

FrontlineSMS | FrontlineCloud | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
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You don't need a smart phone to create mobile learning opportunities.

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Metacognition | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Metacognition | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner."


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Being a man, I'm very poor at reflection, but by breaking it into metacognitive practices helped me think about my thinking. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 25, 4:13 PM

Learning about our learning is essential and helps us understand how to move the learning into new areas. It includes pedagogy which helps students find new pathways that are never the same one time to the next and is never the same for all students. Teaching and learning explore who we are and how not just what we learn and how we learn.

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, July 26, 11:17 AM

Meta-conocimiento... 

David Baker's curator insight, July 29, 3:13 PM
The recommendations for developing a “classroom culture grounded in metacognition” are great teaching insights and this serves as a powerful link to the research. The following excerpt is one nugget."Giving Students License to Identify Confusions within the Classroom Culture:  ask students what they find confusing, acknowledge the difficultiesIntegrating Reflection into Credited Course Work: integrate short reflection (oral or written) that ask students what they found challenging or what questions arose during an assignment/exam/projectMetacognitive Modeling by the Instructor for Students: model the thinking processes involved in your field and sought in your course by being explicit about “how you start, how you decide what to do first and then next, how you check your work, how you know when you are done” (p. 118)

To facilitate these activities, she also offers three useful tables:

Questions for students to ask themselves as they plan, monitor, and evaluate their thinking within four learning contexts—in class, assignments, quizzes/exams, and the course as a whole (p. 115)Prompts for integrating metacognition into discussions of pairs during clicker activities, assignments, and quiz or exam preparation (p. 117)Question"
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Royalty Free Music, Sound Effects, Production Music, Loops, and more

Royalty Free Music, Sound Effects, Production Music, Loops, and more | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
AudioBlocks.com is the first subscription-based resource for downloading stock production music, sound effects, loops, stingers and more. An AudioBlocks subscription allows you to download an unlimited number of sounds for one low monthly fee.

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I can now have cooool muzac on my slides

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 30, 3:41 AM

A monthly fee but read the small print I guess if you stop paying after using whatever you might find of some use to your project ?

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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles. And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential."


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You can learn to be smarter, 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 16, 7:58 PM

How can we help nurture a growth mindset? New research has been published shows that providing as little as "30-minute online intervention can spur academic gains for many students, particularly those with poor grades."

Learn more about the programs that were offered and about the gains that struggling students made based on the online intervention.

Carol Dweck is known for her research on growth mindset and this post provides up-to-date information that may make you consider creating a short presentation and discussion with students about the value of hard work and effort as well as various study techniques. It is important to remember that students of all ages need to be educated that they are able to learn.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 17, 1:34 PM

New research on mindset. Definitely worth a read! 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 17, 2:05 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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Easy Portfolio | e-Portfolio Tool for Students & Teachers

Easy Portfolio | e-Portfolio Tool for Students & Teachers | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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this looks very flash

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, July 8, 12:13 AM

on your phone

why not use scoop it?