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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, 2014 11:08 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, 2014 12:52 PM

Everybody likes a good story.

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, August 25, 2014 8:00 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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Supervisor or superhero?

Supervisor or superhero? | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
At the end of March I attended the 2nd International Conference on Developments in Doctoral Education and Training at Oxford University (the program is online here if you are interested).
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What We Have and Haven’t Learned

What We Have and Haven’t Learned | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
I've been asked to give a talk that explores some of the top teaching-learning lessons learned in the past 15 years. It’s a good reflection exercise that also brings up those lessons we haven’t learned.

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5 Insanely Useful Collaboration Tools Your Team Needs to Know About

5 Insanely Useful Collaboration Tools Your Team Needs to Know About | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Remember the first time you ever saw the real-time collaboration feature for Google Docs (now Google Drive)? It seems obvious now, but in 2005 seeing changes happen live felt nothing short of magical. Never again would you have to email documents to various co-workers, only to manually add everyone's changes to a single document. Ten…

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How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips & Tricks)

How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips & Tricks) | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"But before you blindly jump on the infographics bandwagon and splatter your course with these visuals, make sure that you stock up on information about how they work and when to use them. Badly-designed infographics or placing them out of context can increase the cognitive load of a course. So here's the lowdown on infographics."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 26, 11:11 PM

Infographics seem to be everywhere today, and educators are taking note and using them with students. This post provides information on the use of infographics for elearning, but the same concepts apply to face2face learning. The post is divided three sections that include:

* When to use infographics

* When NOT to use infographics

* 6 tips to create effective and stunning infographics

Additional resources are included in the post. If you are designing or revising a course and have not made use of infographics that post may provide you with ideas on how to best incorporate this form of visual learning into your curriculum. And if you currently use infographics check it out to learn more.

jane fullerton's curator insight, March 29, 10:26 AM

Awesome resource for a quick how to tutorial on infographics!

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40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies

40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much different."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 2, 11:03 PM

We know that students are now seeing videos as components of online testing. Most students know strategies to use when reading text, but what works best with videos? This post provides 40 comprehension strategies that you may want to teach in your classroom.

The post begins with a short exploration of text and videos and then explores the interaction between video and text. The comprehension strategies are divided into four sections (information below quoted from the text):

* Before viewing comprehension strategies that promote understanding of video and streaming content.

* During viewing comprehension strategies that promote understanding of video and streaming content.

* After viewing comprehension strategies that promote understanding of video and streaming content.

Each of these sections has ten questions that provide anchor strategies. For example, the first section (before viewing) includes Anchor Strategies: Viewing Purpose, Preview, Predict, Connect
Click through to the post to learn more.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 5, 8:38 AM

If you are able to use Video in class, these are some things yoiui should think about.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 28, 12:34 PM

It is important to help students understand how to get the most out of video viewing.

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Amazing Views of the Sun! Video from NASA

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day....

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 6, 10:45 PM

This video may change the way you view the sun. For the last five years NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been taking images of the sun and this video provides views that are breath taking. I have shown this video to students from kindergarten through grade 7 and all want to see it again. There are amazing images with music, and very few words. Try to find five minutes in your day to watch this, and chances are you will find yourself forwarding the link to others.

Quoting from NASA "Watch the movie to see giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona, and huge sunspots growing and shrinking on the sun's surface."

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Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video)

Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video) | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
As a treat for the readers of this blog here is a longer and more complete interview with Sir Ken Robinson that was recorded as part of the Learning {Re}imagined book where he discusses educational technology, creativity, assessment and the future of learning (15 minutes).   There are more exclusive videos contained within the book…

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Lisa Gorman's curator insight, March 26, 7:02 PM

I have a great admiration for the thinking of Sir Ken Robinson... He speaks so eloquently and argues for creative learning...and so much more...

 

A stand out quote for me from this interview;

 

"What tends to dull the appetite [for learning] is being force fed things that people can't see an immediately relevance in or don't have an immediate interest in it...or where they are forced to learn in situations where they are inimitable... you know, 8 hours a day, sit still, do as you're told."

 

Bring on different ways of engaging with people around learning so that they not only 'get it' but they really enjoy it and become life long learners.

 

I recommend this 15 minute video to you!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 27, 2:03 PM
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The Future Shapers's curator insight, March 30, 5:44 AM

Sir Ken Robinson on how we should be teaching our children if we want a future rich with creative and innovative leaders.

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Active Learning in the Online Classroom: Examples and Ideas

Active Learning in the Online Classroom: Examples and Ideas | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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Tim Boileau's curator insight, March 11, 7:58 AM

Nice! A pragmatic list of instructional strategies to increase learner engagement in virtual learning spaces.

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MOOC design : from peer assessment to social networks

MOOC design : from peer assessment to social networks | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, February 22, 10:22 AM

MOOCs seem like a simple concept, but they demand a new way of approaching education--it means REALLY letting the learner be in charge of their learning rather than having professors be both the font of knowledge and gatekeeper/policeman.  The design structure to accommodate large numbers of participants, deliver content at multiple levels, different learning styles and demanding different time investments while including assessment strategies that evaluate a reasonable level of expertise and provide feedback of any value for the participant, while precluding cheating, is nearly impossible.  This traditional model is behind the Certificates offered for a price.  They are a clever way of monetizing MOOCs, but not a very reliable representation of knowledge acquisition.   The movement toward peer assessment is an interesting permutation, but still begs the question of how (or if) knowledge should be demonstrated and documented.

Peter Parise's curator insight, February 22, 8:30 PM

A guide for managing higher and lower level participants in an open mooc.

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Jeopardy Rocks - Jeopardy game creator for teachers

Jeopardy Rocks - Jeopardy game creator for teachers | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Make fun and cool Jeopardy games for school or class projects. Choose from four vegetable themed characters and help your students learn!

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yes, I like it

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 4:58 AM

Interesting techniques - would any of these be relevant for teaching?

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Verso - a Free Tool to Engage Student Voice

Verso - a Free Tool to Engage Student Voice | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

cool tool"Flip learning App, scaffold effective pedagogy with this simple mobile app that works across all platforms."


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cool tool

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 14, 2014 8:42 PM

Verso is a new tool that come to us from teachers in Australia. It provides teachers the ability to create a 'challenge' and provide a prompt, which may be a video, document, website, etc. Add some thought provoking questions and students may answer within Verso. Students must post their own answer before they can respond to others, and all answers are anonymous.

Verso provides a number of resources to help you get started, including:

* Getting Started - This section "shows you how to Verso in 90 seconds", providing a number of examples (and you may choose one to try with your students).

* Strategies to Support Deeper Thinking - This section is very robust, and it is worth the time to check it out. They provide nine strategies to support deeper thinking, including:

     - Ask for more than one type of response from your student

     - Be explicit about how you want your students to respond, model an answer in your instruction

     - Be provocative to promote debate amongst your students

     - Let your students answer the questions. This section has an excellent resource "Asking Googleable vs NonGoogleable Questions"

*Verso Strategies: Building Deeper Collaboration Using Google Drive

* How To - Discover a range of videos and examples to help you get started

* Example Provocations - Find a wide variety of examples that you may choose to use.

They also have a blog that provides additional resources.

Their website uses three key words: Challenge, Engage, Learn. This website will allow your students to be challenged, engaged and learn and is worth taking some time to explore.

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Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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Interesting idea

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 8, 6:56 PM

Asynchronous learning allows for reflection and is not exclusive to online learning. The two are complements to each other regardless of media.

 

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Armando's curator insight, January 10, 5:30 AM

Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

Andrew Hockley's curator insight, January 27, 2:10 AM

Nice little summary.  For more on developing an e-learning strategy check out http://the-round.com/resource/managing-education-in-the-digital-age/ ;

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How digital technology is changing the university lecture

How digital technology is changing the university lecture | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Cris Brack says digital technology is forcing the venerable lecture to adapt to the times.

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HipstreetElectronics's curator insight, May 11, 9:28 AM

Digital Technology: Class dismissed! University is different now.  

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15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
The best places you can go to learn more about marketing, entrepreneurship, business management and more.

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What is Simultaneous Leadership?

What is Simultaneous Leadership? | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Thriving in the marketplace today requires a diverse group of experts from across the organization to create and execute in harmony.

Problem is, if a bunch of leaders attempt to work together, often you get the problem of too many chefs in the kitchen problem. The emerging question of leadership today is then, how do we as group of leaders lead each other.

The emerging question of leadership...

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 19, 10:09 AM
If we all lead and following simultaneously, we can leverage the depth of experience, expertise, and oppositional points of view required to truly innovate and execute. By surfacing what we really think while cultivating humility and curiosity we can create the conditions necessary for group flow.
Alexandra Salamis's curator insight, April 19, 5:29 PM

Working in harmony means we as leaders need to lead simultaneously amongst leaders, where we as individual leaders move in and out of leading and following roles...  

Claude Emond's curator insight, April 20, 8:15 AM

Can be really be co-leaders? Isn't it just a question of ego if we cannot?

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What is Innovation in Education?

What is Innovation in Education? Stephen Downes Ghent, Belgium March 30, 2015

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Flipped Learning: The Big Picture

Flipped Learning: The Big Picture | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
As we progress rapidly into the middle of the second decade of the 21st century, questions continue to be raised about how education addresses the ever ..

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HJJP's curator insight, April 29, 12:22 AM

We really should ask whether the current education system addresses the needs of the future, even the present. Is this education model proven, and thus ideal? or Should we revisit what we do? how we do it? What we teach? Who we teach it to? and even When we teach it?

 

I am a believer in innovation, and I feel education and training have not kept up with the times. A deep revolution is necessary, but who is ready to do it??

 

Elizabeth Roman's curator insight, April 29, 8:44 PM

Infografía sobre el aprendizaje invertido: ¿Qué apoyo se necesita? ¿Qué se hace dentro y qué se hace fuera del aula?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 30, 2:45 AM

Un de plus sur la classe inversée.

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How To Teach Visual Thinking – 5 Strategies From Around The Web

How To Teach Visual Thinking – 5 Strategies From Around The Web | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"The misconceptions about visual thinking are alarming. On one hand, this critical skill seems integral for contemporary learning, since almost every modern input is visual in nature. Yet this key proficiency seems almost entirely absent from state standards and daily classroom lessons."


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Michael Patrick Dunn's curator insight, April 7, 4:24 PM

Sketch notaking is just one way!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 7:01 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, June 14, 6:40 PM

This critical skill vital for modern learning as every modern input is visual. Yet this key skill seems almost entirely absent from daily classroom lessons."

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Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners

Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources in English language arts, math, science, social studies, and Spanish (grades 6-12).

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, March 18, 8:20 AM

Des applis intéressantes ! A consulter !

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How to win at academic presentations: top tips on what to say and how to say it.

How to win at academic presentations: top tips on what to say and how to say it. | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Presenting is an essential skill for communicating research, but unfortunately it is not a skill researchers get much guidance on. Sarah Knowles pulls together some general advice on giving an enga...

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too true

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 21, 5:55 PM

A well-thought out article with solid criteria.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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10 key takeaways about differences between classroom, blended, online and open learning

10 key takeaways about differences between classroom, blended, online and open learning | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About

10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
OER(Online Education Resources) are current edtech trend which are providing free online courses from many universities to our teachers and students.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 17, 11:06 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Chris Carter's curator insight, August 19, 8:57 PM

Awesome!

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 


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dice student

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Jewelelelel's curator insight, February 8, 7:56 AM

I agree with the fact that recently,students have been 'trained' to give the correct and not ask smart questions.In school ,teachers usually ask us questions and if we answer that correctly, we get praised.For subjects sciences and humanities require a lot of questioning and thinking in order to understand and to learn  more quickly.In my opinion, i think that teachers should give students a chance to ask questions that they have and not go through a topic blindly.If the students is shy to ask, the teacher could create a website so that the whole class can ask questions whenever they feel like and both the teachers and students themselves can answer the questions.This would enable the student to think out of the box to ask and answer questions by themselves 

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 9, 11:11 AM

Anything that gives students a chance to ask their own questions is a good idea in my opinion.  When the questions invoke critical thinking, it's a double bonus!  Also, writing these questions on any pre-made box would work.  No need to be crafty with scissors and tape.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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Choosing An Online Learning Platform: Which Makes Sense?

Choosing An Online Learning Platform: Which Makes Sense? | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Choosing An Online Learning Platform: This post examines a few options for choosing an online learning platform!

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The true internationalisation of education is when you have a class of multiple students from different countries in the same learning space. Does an LMS help or hinder? 

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