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7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course - eLearning Industry

7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course - eLearning Industry | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
How To Choose Images and Graphics for your eLearning Course. Check the 7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course to find more.

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Image selection is so important. If done poorly, it can date your content, offend learners ... or just inhibit engagement. 

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A Do-Not-Do List for eLearning Designers

A Do-Not-Do List for eLearning Designers | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Here's a do-not-do list to help every eLearning professional become more productive.

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Some great comments about finding balance or the 'sweet spot' rather than the persist demand for "productivity (do it fast), learner satisfaction (do it right), predictability (do it on time, every time), and motivation (keep doing it)". While each of these things are important, most things aren't that straight forward in an unpredictable and changing world where we are still working out what is 'right' (whatever that means)!!

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Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics

Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
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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A useful set of measures for an training organisation.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 11, 7:49 PM

Corporate point of view-- excellent source for Instructional Designers! 

Alfredo Erba's curator insight, February 19, 10:07 AM

Interessante approfondimento per ampliare le metriche per la valutazione delle attività formative.

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The Basics of Design Thinking in eLearning

The Basics of Design Thinking in eLearning | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Design thinking in eLearning. Check the basic ideas behind design thinking in eLearning and the stages involved to offer real value to your audience!

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Absolutely agree with this approach. Always keep the learner at the centre!

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Exploring Learning Analytics: How is it affecting corporate learning?

Exploring Learning Analytics: How is it affecting corporate learning? | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
With changing technologies, the learning industry is changing its expectations from e-learning as well.  While until a few years ago e-learning was simply making learning available and accessible

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Mmmm, a warning about selective and judicious use as learning analytics matures!?

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Connected learning quadrant model

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Connected learning in higher education involves connecting learners, experts, networks and information in open systems. A rationale for connected learning in higher education is exemplified in the ...

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Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

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Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

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Powerful, sophisticated, accidental and not that easy to wrap your mind around!

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Venn and the Art of Teaching Online: Finding Work in Online Teaching

Venn and the Art of Teaching Online: Finding Work in Online Teaching | The best of online learning | Scoop.it

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Skills in each of these areas is essential if you are to be effective in Online Teaching!

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Ideas para CONSEGUIR Empleo en Línea ... Venn y el arte de enseñar en línea: Encontrar Trabajo en la Enseñanza Online |scoopit travésapuustin http: //sco.lt / ...

Wired @ Heart's curator insight, January 1, 3:11 AM

#online #Teaching

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Check out the blogpost...

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The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
The second major shift emerges with the uptake of the social networking sites and participatory technologies. Now, we no longer talk about a single literacy but multiple literacies. Literacies take many forms and encompass a varied body of social skills and cultural competencies. In their popular white paper "Confronting The Challenges of Participatory Cultures" Jenkins et al talked at length  about the development of these new literacies and how they come to shape the new learning forms that take place in the virtual space. According to Jenkins et al, these new literacies involve several social skills that are developed through collaboration and networking.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 2014 1:15 PM

This overview article lists 11 literacy skills that resonate with me. As an online educator they all apply to my work. However the three that most closely describe the program I work in are:


6- Distributed cognition:
The ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities.


7- Collective intelligence:
The ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal.


10- Networking
The ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information.


I learn by teaching. My life as an educator has prepared me to be 21st Century Literate.   

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Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course?

Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course? | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
If you have studied an online course at a university over the past couple of decades, you’ve probably already experienced a SPOC, or Small Private Online Course. SPOC is a new term for an old concept…
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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.

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Does this depend on the student segment, learner preferences, type of learning e.g. f/t undergraduate experience (and desire to be part of a community) vs p/t professional development (just give it to me fast and painlessly because I have more pressing issues to deal with)?

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The 10 Commandments of Visual Communication | Visual.ly

The 10 Commandments of Visual Communication | Visual.ly | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
In case you are a part-time designer with little knowhow of communication design, below is an infographic that would work as a layperson’s handbook

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2015 - A Decisive Year For #Mobile Leaders

2015 - A Decisive Year For #Mobile Leaders | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Mobile reached a tipping point in 2014 as it solidified its position as one of the most disruptive technologies for businesses in decades. Not since the advent of the Internet has a technology forced businesses to rethink completely how they win, serve, and retain customers.
 

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I think the mobile moment is well and truly upon us. How do we start all thinking (for services and systems) with the customer at the centre and a mobile device in their hand ... rather than making it an add-on to our current systems and services?

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, November 17, 2014 12:48 AM
"@Forrester believes that, in the future, the new competitive battleground will be the mobile moment. Why? Consumers expect to engage with brands to get any information or service they desire immediately and in context. Today, 18% of US online consumers have this expectation, while 30% are in the midst of a transition to this mobile mind shift. This revolution is taking place quickly across the globe: Forrester forecasts that 42% of the total population globally will own a smartphone by the end of 2015."
 
Do you have a clear mobile strategy on how you intend to win, service and retain customers?
Does your business look at Mobile as just another channel?
With a growing focus on the #wearable market and #IoT, make sure your future is Mobile ready!
If you are looking for a solution to better engage your customers within your mobile environment, reach out, I have the perfect new startup client for you.
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The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic gives a clear picture of how educational assessment works and how it supports today's students.

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Lots more work needed in the diagnostic space to inform a truly personalised learning experience!!

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 21, 6:47 PM

Assessing global competencies- this seems to require something more than this overview

media350's curator insight, March 18, 9:45 AM

Your assessments will be a big part of your edTPA. 

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NMC and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Release th NMC Horizon Report - 2015 Higher Ed Edition

NMC and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Release th NMC Horizon Report - 2015 Higher Ed Edition | The best of online learning | Scoop.it

Click here to edit the titleAnaheim, CA (February 11) -- Today the New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition  in a special session at the 2015 ELI Annual Meeting. The 12th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. This report is also the first NMC publication made possible in part through crowdfunding efforts.  


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Brain food. Enjoy :-)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 11, 2:38 PM

I've been following the HORIZON reports for years.  They always give me a sense of what's coming down the near future information highway. 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 12, 11:06 AM

interesting...

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The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius

The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius | The best of online learning | Scoop.it

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, February 9, 12:08 PM

intéressant, certes.

 

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2:11 PM

Almost all our students are addicted to social media. this is a point to take advantage of their interest to make them learn without  stress.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 8, 11:09 AM

Thanks to Jim Lerman! 

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MOOCs will take off in a big way the world over by 2020: Anant Agarwal, edX

MOOCs will take off in a big way the world over by 2020: Anant Agarwal, edX | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
In his recent visit to India, Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, an online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, has his agenda clearly defined. He is eyeing a larger share for edX and is targeting the high school segment in India. He is also keen on capturing the professional education segment through the edX platform. "In order to create content for these new segments, edX is looking at forging alliances with IITs, IIMs and other institutes," he tells Prachi Verma in an interview.

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An interesting conundrum. More and more free quality content … and an agenda to increase course fees for the ‘traditional’ accredited market. It will be interesting to watch consumer patterns over the coming years!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 19, 12:10 PM

The revolutionary possibilities of a low-cost quality global education are what keep MOOCs on my mind.  India is generating a wave for the future. And the future is now. 

Jorge Polo Contreras's curator insight, January 28, 3:28 PM

Interesante.

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Learnlets » Maybe it is rocket science!

Learnlets » Maybe it is rocket science! | The best of online learning | Scoop.it

As I’ve been working with the Foundation over the past 6 months I’ve had the occasion to review a wide variety of elearning, more specifically in the vocational and education space, but my experience mirrors that from the corporate space: most of it isn’t very good.  I realize that’s a harsh pronouncement, but I fear that it’s all too true; most of the elearning I see will have very little impact.  And I’m becoming ever more convinced that what I’ve quipped in the past is true:

Quality design is hard to distinguish from well-produced but under-designed content.


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Well worth the read. The blog does articulate the challenges in developing good eLearning. "Quality design is hard to distinguish from well-produced but under-designed content." I would have to agree. All that is shiny is not necessarily quality!

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E-Learning Trends to watch for in 2015

E-Learning Trends to watch for in 2015 | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
In this elearning insight we explore the next big elearning trends in 2015.

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10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic] - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic] - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
The future's biggest online movements in education are taking shape today.
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Well worth the read. It seems that the evolution of the LMS to a cloud based beast has prolonged and strengthened its existence ... at least for the immediate future.

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Cross-Device Holiday Shoppers Are Four Times More Likely To Be Female

Cross-Device Holiday Shoppers Are Four Times More Likely To Be Female | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Starting a search on one device and completing it on another continues to gain popularity. Sometimes the search will begin on the desktop and the sale will be carried out on the smartphone. I do it all the time. Evidently, according to data released Wednesday, I'm not alone. Surprisingly, although men are typically known for being more tech savvy, women will jump from one device to the next when shopping more often -- especially during the holidays.

Drawbridge looked at device ownership, demographic, and activity trends of consumers falling into more than 100 categories of holiday shoppers to draw an outline of the habits of a typical cross-device holiday shopper. The research found that cross-device holiday shoppers who visit gaming, utilities, entertainment, social and style and fashion sites are four times more likely to be  female. When men use more than one device, they are more likely to visit entertainment, dating, gaming, utilities, and sports sites.

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Holy proliferating MOOCs! A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools

Holy proliferating MOOCs! A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools | The best of online learning | Scoop.it

Tony Bates: 

 

Chauhan, A. (2014) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): Emerging Trends in Assessment and Accreditation Digital Education Review, No. 25 For the record, Amit Chauhan, from Florida State University, has reviewed the emerging trends in MOOC assessments and their application in supporting student learning and achievement. - See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/11/08/a-review-of-moocs-and-their-assessment-tools/#sthash.nAWTrGfI.dpuf


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Holy cow :-)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 26, 2014 10:57 PM

Moocs now have more nuances and new names than a good juggler could keep up in the air.  Pull up your three legged stool and delve into this research overview from Tony Bates.

Claire Brooks's curator insight, November 30, 2014 5:14 PM

bad puns notwithstanding, lots of nuance explored here.

Anne-Marie Barrault-Méthy's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:14 AM

Many instructional models, many ways to validate online learning

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'Digital is the missing link in higher education' - Telegraph

'Digital is the missing link in higher education' - Telegraph | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Rather than dabbling with MOOCs, universities need to create a new kind of digital degree experience for students, argues deputy vice-chancellor Ian Dunn
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Similar to the 'Student Success Advisors', I have piloted Student Advisor models in the past with measurable success. Improved student satisfaction, higher completion rates and reduced learner frustration. The bottom line result of this also improves, particularly if there is a link between funding and completion. 

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How your Fitbit data can and will be used against you in a court of law

How your Fitbit data can and will be used against you in a court of law | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
A legal case in Canada is breaking new ground by using data collected from a Fitbit to assess the relative fitness of a person making an injury claim. The law firm representing the claimant is hoping to…

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As more and more of us wear devices that record our activity, and the more invasive the data becomes (heart rate, BP, activity, sleep patterns, location) ... the bigger this issue becomes. Interesting!

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Anne Bartlett-Bragg's curator insight, November 23, 2014 7:15 PM

Now this is something that needs to be addressed fairly quickly!! We're already becoming more savvy about our data usage on social networks - but even more personal will be our health related data from our wearable devices!!

Richard Platt's curator insight, December 4, 2014 10:28 PM

There is likely more to be said about wearables and healthcare and legal access to the information

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The Future of Lifelong Learning - Knewton

The Future of Lifelong Learning  - Knewton | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Lifelong learning, the constant acquisition of knowledge and skills, is seeing explosive interest today.
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Well worth the skim. Lots of little gems :-)

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