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8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape

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Technology advances and the disadvantages are dealt with, elearning is becoming ever more competitive. Now elearning is getting its own list!

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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 27, 9:53 AM
The Research Institute of America found that eLearning increases retention rates 25% to 60% while retention rates of face-to-face training are very low in comparison: 8% to 10%. http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog/bid/301248/15-Facts-and-Stats-That-Reveal-The-Power-Of-eLearning
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8 Tips for Successful eLearning Infographic

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Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 | The Distance Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, May 16, 10:17 PM

Great resources and ideas can be found from this award winning blog.

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A collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources - including Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, and technology - that will inspire and motivate both you and your students.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 24, 6:20 AM
This is  a good list of young STEM based integrated, 21st Century classroom resources for your teaching and learning environments.
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38 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad via TeachThought

38 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad via TeachThought | The Distance Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
38 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad

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Thats stunning...
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7 Factors For Ensuring a Successful eLearning Implementation

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What should I consider to achieve a successful eLearning implementation?

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What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? | The Distance Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads in the classroom most effective?

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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 25, 10:48 AM
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Interesting article, find out what research says about iPads in the classroom. 
 
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10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning via @coolcatteacher

10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning via @coolcatteacher | The Distance Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
Doing work that matters. All students should be able to be part of that. No longer working for the teacher’s wastebasket, students across the world are connecting and sharing like never before. They are led by teachers unafraid of the world but who escort their kids out to meet the future. While a recent poll […]

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 23, 7:33 PM

Gracias a Filomena Gomes. 

Melinda Pacey's curator insight, April 24, 9:20 PM

Any way we can bring in technology into the classroom to improve learning can only be a good thing. Take for instance Twitter and YouTube. Valueable lessons and strategies can be found using these sites which can only be beneficial for our students, if used wisely I must add. 

Jacinta Ferlazzo's curator insight, May 29, 10:09 PM

I especially like the idea of tweeting as a character from history! Not only is it enjoyable, but it encourages the students to quite literally put themselves in their shoes and evaluate their decisions, trials and tribulations on a much more personal level.

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54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students 

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54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students by TeachThought Staff The flipped classroom has continued to enjoy momentum years after it

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 22, 4:21 PM
This article shares some excellent tools to consider for flipped classrooms.
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Distance Learning: 10 Ways To Keep Your Motivation High

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Want to know how to keep your motivation high in Distance Learning? Check 10 ways to keep your motivation high in Distance Learning.

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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, April 15, 1:01 PM
Hay veces que no encuentras elementos para mejorar el involucramiento de tus alumnos. Aquí algunos consejos prácticos
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Why use social media to support learning?

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The Learning Systems Team of the Open University, the UK’s largest university and a distance learning specialist, talk a…

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4 Changes That Will Shape The Classroom Of The Future: Making Education Fully Technological - eLearning Industry

4 Changes That Will Shape The Classroom Of The Future: Making Education Fully Technological - eLearning Industry | The Distance Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
What changes will shape the Classroom Of The Future? Check 4 educational technology changes that will shape the Classroom Of The Future.
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Cheng Hui's curator insight, March 18, 4:58 AM
"technology and education change each another"
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Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment

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Our faculty development unit gathered data from students about how engaged they felt in their online courses.Their comments helped inform our teaching. 

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We teach best practices for online teaching in our Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout. This article gives you a give overview of those practices.

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Luciana Viter's curator insight, March 21, 6:35 AM

We teach best practices for online teaching in our Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout. This article gives you a give overview of those practices.

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We teach best practices for online teaching in our Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout. This article gives you a give overview of those practices.

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This article gives you an overview of the online teaching practices on the Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout.

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Why Is A Virtual Classroom Better Than A Real One? - eLearning Industry

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VThe analysis of such situations shows that effective eLearning can take the best from traditional education and even surpass it. Modern learning tools should allow instructors and students to create, edit, and comment on all presented materials. This will encourage discussion and keep everybody updated on the latest news. Webinars and instant messages in chats are especially necessary in the corporate sector, for example when new products are put on the market and the first hands-on experiences are highly valued


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Brilliant, as usual.

Brilliant, as usual.

 
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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, March 11, 12:11 PM

Valid points.  E-Learning has evolved. There are so many tools now and ways to collaborate and communicate online.

Pam Huff's curator insight, March 20, 10:40 AM

Valid points.  E-Learning has evolved. There are so many tools now and ways to collaborate and communicate online.

Valeria Valdiviez's curator insight, April 3, 3:34 AM
Brilliant, as usual.

Brilliant, as usual.

 
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What makes game-based learning so effective and how does it work?

What makes game-based learning so effective and how does it work? | The Distance Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
When we think of games, we often think of them as somewhat trivial or just for fun, but can a game-based learning environment really change the way students
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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 23, 9:45 AM
Students are more engaged with game-based learning. This is an excellent article explaining how it works and why you should consider including this in your classroom.
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Social learning: the revolution in eLearning

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How can an age-old learning strategy, like social learning, make your eLearning course pop? Read this article and find out the benefits of social learning!

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, May 23, 9:52 AM

Nuevas formas de aprender

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Are you a social learner? What is social learning?
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Resource Guide: 4+ Most Popular Tools to Flip Your Classroom - Simplek12

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Flipping your classroom can be a cinch with these 4+ tools to flip your classroom that allow educators to be more engaged with their students.

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3 key things to do for creating Engaging eLearning – Part 1

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Now, that’s a term that’s quite pervasive these days. Every custom eLearning development vendor claims to make engaging eLearning. But do we know what engaging eLearning really is? What attributes it needs to exhibit to qualify for being engaging eLearning? And more importantly how do you go about creating eLearning that is not the boring, stereotypical eLearning that the learners hardly ever relate with?

Creating engaging eLearning is a topic large enough to be covered in a workshop spanning a few days. However, I believe there if we can focus on 3 key things we will be able to ensure that the content we create is engaging. In this blog I will discuss the first one.

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4 online learning trends that will change the way you create training

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Learners in 2016 are different to learners in 2010. Modern learners want bite-sized learning that they can complete during breaks in work hours. They want mobile learning they can quickly consume on their smartphones. And they want to be entertained and challenged with games! Here are 4 online learning trends that will definitely change the way you create training courses.

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Reframing the Flipped Learning Discussion linked to Bloom's taxonomy by Jon Bergmann

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Too often flipped learning is defined as video at home and homework at school. Though there is some truth in this, it is an incomplete picture. In March of 2014, the Flipped Learning Network™ ̵…

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 29, 1:47 PM
This blog entry shares an excellent definition for flipped learning that anyone considering that model should read and apply.
LizJardim's curator insight, May 4, 12:05 AM

Great website looking at the flipped classroom 

Kristy Williams's curator insight, May 30, 7:18 AM

Explains flipped classrooms well

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MOOC Report Finds Higher Than Expected Completion Rates

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The Technology & Social Change Group has released data showing MOOC success and offers suggestions for how to improve further.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, April 22, 4:25 AM
Always an excellent resource
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16 essential steps of eLearning course design

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Electronic learning, popularly called eLearning, is one of the most popular forms of training for most corporate organizations. The eLearning course design and development is a massive task that needs to be planned and managed carefully while following all the formal practices that are a part of the project management lifecycle.

In this article, we will list the 16 essential steps of eLearning course design that you could follow while you are starting on a new eLearning project:

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10 Benefits Of Microlearning-Based Training

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Want to know why microlearning is a significant part of organizational training? Check 10 benefits of Microlearning-Based Training.

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Classroom Technology: How Do You Like Your Learning, Flipped Or Blended?  

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Masochistic teachers, fear of failure, and tried and trusted methods explain why many educators fail to embrace the classroom technology available to them. This article explains why if anything makes my life easier, then I’ll do it.

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18 Twitter Classroom Ideas for Learning With Social Media via GDC team

18 Twitter Classroom Ideas for Learning With Social Media via GDC team | The Distance Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
Check out these engaging Twitter classroom ideas for fun social media-infused lessons that will excite your digital students.

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Annie Nguyen's curator insight, March 18, 6:12 AM

It is true that nowadays, technology and social media is a big part of our lives. However, I disagree with the author's idea. I think that class work and social media should not be connected so deeply. For example, having an online research homework once in a while is fine. However, such implements would have many disadvantges. Firstly, students would take advantage of it and go elsewhere while accessing Twitter to do their assigned work. They may log into Twitter and view other materials according to personal interest instead of completing what was assigned to them. Books and papers prevent this from happening and ensure that the students focus on doing their work. Secondly, it is too early to be using social media in schools of students from age 6-16. They are still considered as "children", and should not be using social media as yet. Young immature students may use plagirism of another student's work or someone else's online wiwthout permission. Or in another case, while the class is having a discussion, one student can just wander elsewhere, as stated in the first point. If the students take an interest in digital, they would have a chance to come in contact with that subject in university or college. At that point, they are matured and would handle social media properly. Team building games should be done physically instead of cyberly, as through the computer screen, it is difficult for students to know each other. To communicate with the students, teacher could just simply contact their parents if the student is absent from class. It is true that many youngsters nowadays are fond of social media being introduced into their education, but my personal opinion is that most of the classwork should be done on books and paper.

Annie Nguyen's curator insight, March 18, 6:13 AM

It is true that nowadays, technology and social media is a big part of our lives. However, I disagree with the author's idea. I think that class work and social media should not be connected so deeply. For example, having an online research homework once in a while is fine. However, such implements would have many disadvantges. Firstly, students would take advantage of it and go elsewhere while accessing Twitter to do their assigned work. They may log into Twitter and view other materials according to personal interest instead of completing what was assigned to them. Books and papers prevent this from happening and ensure that the students focus on doing their work. Secondly, it is too early to be using social media in schools of students from age 6-16. They are still considered as "children", and should not be using social media as yet. Young immature students may use plagirism of another student's work or someone else's online wiwthout permission. Or in another case, while the class is having a discussion, one student can just wander elsewhere, as stated in the first point. If the students take an interest in digital, they would have a chance to come in contact with that subject in university or college. At that point, they are matured and would handle social media properly. Team building games should be done physically instead of cyberly, as through the computer screen, it is difficult for students to know each other. To communicate with the students, teacher could just simply contact their parents if the student is absent from class. It is true that many youngsters nowadays are fond of social media being introduced into their education, but my personal opinion is that most of the classwork should be done on books and paper.

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Getting Mobile Learning Right: 6 Best Practices

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Interested in learning some Mobile Learning Best Practices? Check 6 best practices of Mobile Learning for more effective corporate training experiences. 

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 10, 2:45 AM
The Game Mechanic is one to follow