Today, L&D measures learning activities through metrics such as time-in-training, completion rates and test scores. Unfortunately, this isn't the language the rest of the business speaks, because these metrics don't prove that the provided training is working.
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
How about after you find the apps, do you know how to evaluate their pedagogic implications ? Are they educationally valid ? Do they target skills you want your students to work on ? Are they flexible enough to let students learn in different settings ? Are they student friendly ?
"For the first time in my nine years in L&D, an overwhelming majority of people at the show stated that content is one of their biggest challenges, if not the primary one."
Xyleme Alex's insight:
Interesting insights into the latest in the L&D world. Organizations are struggling with mobile learning, there's an increasing interest in responsive design (although not many good solutions), and businesses are finding themselves in need of faster development of content and more flexible consumption options.
I had thought about buying an iPad before but I really wanted this kind of functionality and it didnt' exist then so I decided against the iPad. I'm not in the market anymore, but good to know it exists now.
Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.
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