These eight technologies are at the top of the list: they’re the sites, programs and features I wish every computer user would start usingtoday. Every single one of them is available in a free version, though you may well find yourself paying for premium features once you discover how useful they are.
Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help.
Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start.
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If you own an iPad Air 2, the first thing you'll want to do is load up on great apps that take advantage of the all new A8X processor, Touch ID sensor, updated camera, and more. While all iPad apps available in the App Store will work perfectly fine on your new iPad Air 2, there are some that stand out from the crowd by taking advantage of the new hardware in some way or another. So if you're only looking for the best iPad apps, these are the ones we think you need to download ASAP!
Authentic, learner-centered, collaborative assessment alternatives Alternative assessment methods such as writing assignments, collaborative assignments, case studies, and debates can avoid the problems often associated with tests and quizzes. “There are many ways to approach assessment. It depends on the context of the course. When we teach faculty how to teach online, we try to give them a taste of a majority of those methods. I don’t know that we can cover all of them in one course, but there are multiple ways to get at the issues and make this a real-life situation for the students so they can actually learn from the process,” Pratt says. Palloff and Pratt recommend selecting assessment methods that are learner-centered and authentic.
An orientation to open, flexible and distance learning A new self-paced, online and free introduction to the basic ideas, concepts and theories related to open, flexible and distance learning (OFDL).
This orientation course is for anyone working in tertiary education with an interest in open, flexible and distance learning (OFDL), who wants to engage with the topic as a professional. It is ideal for those who are familiar with online courses.
By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog
"One of the best gifts teachers can give students are the experiences that open their eyes to themselves as learners. Most students don’t think much about how they learn. Mine used to struggle to write a paragraph describing the study approaches they planned to use in my communication courses. However, to be fair, I’m not sure I had a lot of insights about my learning when I was a student. Did you? As fall courses start to wind down, it’s an apt time for reflection. Here are some pithy (I hope) prompts that might motivate students to consider their beliefs about learning."
VOICEBOARD is a voice and gesture controlled application which helps you give unique presentations. Use your hands and voice to engage with interactive media, such as 3D models, maps, webpages, to wow your audience. Jump through content freely using your voice, keeping your audience engaged, without leaving the stage.
Motivation in eLearning can best be described with a U-shaped curve: novelty and enthusiasm produce high drive at the beginning, but it drops off sharply thereafter, only increasing when the end of the course is in sight. It is up to you to boost and maintain your students' motivation throughout the course, so that they will get the most out of it. Unless they have the motivation to focus and sit through the entire course, they learn nothing at all.
Though every student responds differently, here are some fundamental guidelines you can use to keep your learners motivation levels high from that first splash to the finish line.
Is it really worth all the effort, to implement using Moodle for corporate training? Moodle is one of the top LMS designs out there, stealing the top of LMS lists dependably enough. It's a good system, with a lot of rich features, extended integration, and its open source nature means that its features are clinically limitless.
Peterborough Telegraph Udacity for iPhone and iPad Gives You Free Online Courses On the Go Lifehacker iOS: Udacity is already well known for hosting free, useful online classes in topics from robotics to computer science to mobile development.
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