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Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better

Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Full Article: http://trainugly.com/portfolio/learning/ Our brains our designed to learn the best when we're operating at the edge of our abilities, stretched...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 21, 2014 8:49 PM

Learn why it is important to stretch your brain, to try new things (and to fail) and to continue to try and improve. Learn about our "Lizard Brain"  (also known as the amygdala),an important component of our brain that impacts how we learn, but the learning is related to the time when humans hunted in the wild. This part of the brain holds us back in many ways, and although it once protected us now it tends to hold us back.

What can we do about this? The video explores this and discusses some of the ways we can "dance" with this "Lizard Brain" and move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. For more information take the time to watch this video.

Helen Teague's curator insight, December 23, 2014 9:28 AM

especially good at about 6 minutes in...  see also the trainugly.com website

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How to Easily Insert Questions and Quizzes into Videos Using EduCanon

How to Easily Insert Questions and Quizzes into Videos Using EduCanon | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

"Have you ever wished you knew how to easily add questions into a video to create lesson content or to help ensure that students are engaging with video content? Well, you can, for free!"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 19, 2014 9:36 PM

Here is a quick tutorial to teach you how to insert questions into eduCanon. You will need to have a video in mind.
Some additional feature in eduCanon:

* You can crop videos

* You can group videos together for lessons

* You can monitor student progress

"Watch the rest of 3 Minute Teaching with Tech Tutorials on this web page, or by opening this YouTube Playlist."

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 20, 2014 2:17 AM
Instead of putting on a video and relaxing, why not put in a quiz or some questions.......
Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 20, 2014 2:37 PM

I like the idea of being able to insert questions and comments into videos that will be used with students, either large group or individual. It provides for formative quick checks to ensure students are on track and can generate discussions amongst groups or with the whole class. I also think that, giving students this option, they could create reactions by asking questions and direct their own learning through adding questions or comments to what they are viewing. 

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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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AffiliateMarketHelp's curator insight, October 5, 2014 11:30 PM

Am anxiously awaiting for a response from them; I want this tool!  A cloud-based, easy to use animated video making app...drag 'n drop!  Although not out yet, I have signed up for it.....more exciting than Iphone 6!!!!!

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, December 22, 2014 4:11 AM

Très tentant ! Je vais ouvrir un compte. A tester pour vos animations pédagogiques.

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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

In a paper published this spring, the CSAIL team outlined some key findings on what online learners want from videos. These include:


Brevity (viewers generally tune out after six minutes)


Informality, with professors seated at a desk, not standing behind a podium


Lively visuals rather than static PowerPoint slides


Fast talkers (professors seen as the most engaging spoke at 254 words per minute)


More pauses, so viewers can soak in complex diagrams


Web-friendly lessons (existing videos broken into shorter chunks are less effective than ones crafted for online audiences)


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Stephen Bright's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:06 PM

Analysis from MIT about the features of online videos used in MOOCs that online learners prefer. Interesting analysis for MOOCs but these features could be applied to videos used in any implementation of blended learning.

 

Also shows that the slick, production theatre videos with a highly professional look may not be the ones that students prefer to watch.

Nigel Robertson 's curator insight, July 31, 2014 8:04 AM
What we already knew and any academic should intrinsically understand this if they are in tune with the people they teach,