Instructional design is a fascinating profession with a vast array of tools, guidelines, theories, and best-practices.
As you hone your craft, you will begin to develop habits. Successful elearning course developers formulate these habits after years of practical application. Below is a list of some of the more common habits of successful instructional designers.
“Blended learning is constantly evolving. And most of the innovations and refinements have been developed to support student-centered learning. That means leveraging technology into learning activities, in and out of the classroom.”
Bill Weigall's insight:
Interesting to see what is increasing and decreasing.
“Report Shows 'Blended' Learning Still in Experimental Stages Harvard Crimson So-called “blended” courses offered during the spring semester received lower student ratings than earlier, traditional offerings of those courses, according to a recent...”
Bill Weigall's insight:
A little self- evident perhaps but nice to see some evidence.
In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.
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“As teaching and learning activities move into online and blended learning environments we need to think carefully about how we use those spaces, which is often determined by the features of the pla...”
Bill Weigall's insight:
This challenges established conceptions and dares educators to create a more responsible and valuable digital reality for students...
Creating a gold-standard for Project Based Learning and then reaching that standard may seem to be a bit like scaling a mountain - at first glance-difficult, very risky, and somewhat mysterious. However, even the tallest mountains can be climbed if you have the right knowledge, skills, tools, and support—and perhaps a little courage. The same can be said for Project Based Learning. We at the Partnership for 21st Century Skills think a lot about skills - so let’s explore the skills that are needed.
When I go to Disneyland, I race to the famous rides first: Splash Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Indiana Jones. They're the biggest and best. But there are many attractions I miss in my sprint for the headliners.
Social networks are like the rides at Disneyland. There are so many social media sites and features that some are bound to slip through the cracks.
Which Facebook, Twitter and the other major social network features have slipped under our noses? Here are 41 tricks and tools for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.
“ In my opinion, the blended format offers the best learning situation. It's like a web-enhanced course on steroids. You'll get to meet with the students in person, share all types of great resource...”
“Launched by the OESIS Group, the Blended Learning and Education Technology Survey seeks to take the temperature of attitudes towards adoption as a whole. (Take the 1st National Independent Private School Survey on Blended Education and EdTech.”
“Rich Boettner, the chief technology officer at Hilliard City Schools (OH), details how his district started with a technology task force and ended up using 1-to-1 computing to facilitate blended learning.”
“We can’t turn back,” Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”
Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD! We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination.
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