With so much information easily accessible from multiple sources in the cloud, learners will take more and more control of their own learning, changing the role of learning professionals, departments and software. I believe this will lead to an end of the corporate Learning Management System (LMS) within 5 years.
Great question - "Are the students going to learn more from engaging with this learning object if they can see you in it?" If no, then you may well be better creating an 'audio' recording of your talk and supporting this with slides/images from your presentation.
Many ebook readers natively support PDF documents but, unfortunately, not all PDF documents are easy to read on a small ebook reader screen. Let’s take a look at two simple and free ways to convert PDF files for enjoyable reading.
"Using tablets in the classroom–whether iPads, Androids, or surging Windows devices–is largely a matter of workflow.
If you can forgive a mixed metaphor, the traditional classroom sees the teacher as the both the director and the bottleneck of all productivity. They create assignments, assess proficiency, respond to assessment data, and refine planned instruction in light of constantly changing circumstances.
This is challenging in any context, but in 1:1 and mobile learning environments, it’s even more complex. With tablets, every student has both an information portal and a digital printing press. This means they can reach both communities and potential collaborators.
The above graphic from @ipadwells addresses this issue with a helpful graphic that visualizes a workflow, while offering up representative apps for each step of the process."
danah boyd (she doesn't capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It's Complicated:
"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "
'Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.'