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e-Learning Graphic Design Fundamentals - eLearning Industry

e-Learning Graphic Design Fundamentals - eLearning Industry | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
e-Learning Graphic Design Fundamentals: Take a look at these layout, typography and imagery tips for better e-Learning design.
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Don't forget design when working on your e-Learning courses!  Some important points to think about here.

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Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5? | The Upside Learning Blog

Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5? | The Upside Learning Blog | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
In 2009, Steve Jobs famously declared Flash to be buggy and resource hungry and the whole world moved to HTML5. He did elaborate his thoughts in this article
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This is a good read, if you're interested in instructional design...

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Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Since students already have smartphones in hand, why not build classroom activities around them? Be sure all stakeholders are on board, and set some ground rules.
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Some excellent ground rules here for those considering implementing mobile learning

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Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology

Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Problem solving, not technology, should be the centerpiece of blended learning planning, say Michael Horn and Heather Staker.
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"The first rule is simple, even if it is counter-intuitive. Do not start with the technology."... Wise words!

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Las Organizaciones aprenden rompiendo las barreras de Espacio y Tiempo.Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology | @scoopit via @juandoming http://sco.lt/...

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Gender Matters with Mobile Learning

Gender Matters with Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
In 2010, I first started researching the potential links between gender and mobile learning. In 2013, I was the first ever presenter to speak on gender and mobile learning at UNESCO. Now, nearly fi...
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An interesting angle on technology use and integration...

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Citizenship in the Digital Age Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Citizenship in the Digital Age Infographic presents how the characteristics of a good citizen parallel and differ from those of a good digital citizen.
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At the very least this would make a good starting point for a class discussion about what makes a good digital citizen.

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30 Facts About Gamification in eLearning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

30 Facts About Gamification in eLearning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Gamification in eLearning Infographic: 30 Facts About Gamification in eLearning Infographic by TalentLMS the gamified LMS!
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Some more on gamification here. We're beginning to wonder if the gamification train has left now...

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New Poster: Explaining SAMR Model Through Google Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Poster: Explaining SAMR Model Through Google Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
New Poster: Explaining SAMR Model Through Google Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/JBvPzY2DHs
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More on the SAMR model here... It doesn't seem to want to go away

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.
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Another useful resources from MindShift: their free PDF guide to game-based learning basics.

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
With the five-step mastery check, flipped learning teachers can quickly determine who understands the work, who's struggling, and who hasn't even watched the video.
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If you're thinking about flipping your classroom - these ideas may help when it comes to formative assessment

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The Authentic History Center

The Authentic History Center | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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A very interesting selection of online authentic US history resources.

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A Great Tool to Create 3D Timelines in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Tool to Create 3D Timelines in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Make history and stories come to life more with these 3D timelines

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Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Turning a forbidding acceptable use policy into a friendlier digital empowerment guideline can shift your school culture into a more tech-friendly place.
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Do we have to change the way we think about Digital Acceptable Use Policies in schools?

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We abandoned AUP many years ago in Oxfordshire advocating instead an e-safety charter developed and agreed by all parties
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Learning to Code Brings Communities Together

Learning to Code Brings Communities Together | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
The best places to learn to code and why digital literacy is so important.
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"Code is the new Latin", as the BBC said a couple of years back...

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Best EdTech of 2014

Best EdTech of 2014 | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Common Sense Graphite editors and reviewers rated and reviewed hundreds of learning tools in 2014, using our research-backed rubric and rigorous evaluative process.
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A good collection, with decent reviews....

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Productivity_STUDYING_FINAL+STATIC+10.08.jpg (JPEG Image, 1438 × 3668 pixels) - Scaled (20%)

Productivity_STUDYING_FINAL+STATIC+10.08.jpg (JPEG Image, 1438 × 3668 pixels) - Scaled (20%) | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Useful apps to help with effective studying

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Barriers to Universal Internet Access

Barriers to Universal Internet Access | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Internet access has grown rapidly over the past decade and brought the benefits of the information revolution to every corner of the globe. But, a staggering number of people lack Internet access.
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The digital divide is still here, looming large....

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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.
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Apps that help students analyze, evaluate and create.

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Mobile Learning: The future of learning in India

Mobile Learning: The future of learning in India | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
The worldwide market for mobile learning products and services is growing at a 5 year CAGR of 22.7%, and India is no exception.
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Some interesting insights here, from the 'Learning to Go' report...

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Creating a Paperless Classroom

Creating a Paperless Classroom | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
In this TeacherCast workshop, we examine the inner workings of a Paperless Digital Classroom. for more information contact Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast
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An interesting take on 'going paperless'. Probably not feasible for most, but we could all usefully reduce our paper use...

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An Important YouTube Tip for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Important YouTube Tip for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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A very useful tip fro teachers using YouTube in class

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Very useful tip from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning via @TheConsultantsE

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Is Your Kid Having a Cell Phone? Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Is Your Kid Having a Cell Phone? Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
To make the decision on giving a cell phone to your kids, after school created the Is Your Kid Having a Cell Phone? Infographic to guide parents.
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How much of this do you agree with? How much is missing?

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For Cash-Strapped Schools, Smart Ways to Spend Limited Tech Dollars

For Cash-Strapped Schools, Smart Ways to Spend Limited Tech Dollars | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
For schools looking to spend limited dollars allocated for technology in smart and efficient ways, lessons learned over years of making tough decisions can be helpful.
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This isn't a brand new article but it has some very useful advice for those purchasing school tech.

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3 reasons Microsoft made Office free for iPhone and Android

3 reasons Microsoft made Office free for iPhone and Android | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Microsoft has a few very good reasons for expanding the availability of the Microsoft Office mobile apps. Tony Bradley explains.

Via ASG
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In case you didn't know this has happened, it has.  And this offers an explanation as to why.

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12 Good Research and Citation Tools for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Good Research and Citation Tools for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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A really useful selection of tools  including children-friendly ones.  It's never too early to learn about research and proper citation!

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