Transformational Teaching and Technology
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A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
Curated by Chris Carter
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Captivate your students using Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Gaining our students' full attention in the digital world is challenging. Find out how we can leverage OERs to move beyond traditional course resources (books,…

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OERs may change the rules of he education game.

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John Shank's curator insight, April 29, 2015 2:18 PM

The slides from my recent seminar @ BCC - Enjoy!

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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

"The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 1, 2014 7:25 AM

As teachers we are course designers. We design a lesson and if we teach face2face we see immediate feedback while teaching. The same feedback is not as apparent online. One question that is being researched looks at what brain research tells us about designing better lessons, and what applies to eLearning typically applies to what happens in our classroom. This post provides seven tips, with an infographic that show each. Click through to the post to see more detailed information for each tip and to find additional resources.

Below are three of the tips:

* Favor recognition over recall

* Help learners avoid stress and fear

* Keep the working memory in mind

Chris Carter's comment, May 1, 2014 8:26 PM
Thank you, Beth Dichter!
carldowse's curator insight, August 22, 2014 6:06 AM

Reassuring confirmation of good practice based on experience

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

"We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses."


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 9, 2014 2:55 PM

Visual learning is an important part of learning in any platform. 

Pere Arcas's curator insight, July 14, 2014 3:55 AM

Now we need powerful visual creators of contents for education.

niftyjock's curator insight, July 15, 2014 6:19 PM

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