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How to be a successful freelance virtual Instructional Designer (part 1)

How to be a successful freelance virtual Instructional Designer (part 1) | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Being a successful freelance virtual instructional designer is not just setting up your home office. Get these valuable insights to be an ID in demand!

Many of us are now embracing the virtual lifestyle in our careers. And we’re finding there are great benefits. Without a long commute, we find more time for a better work-life balance, so we can spend more time with friends and family and explore our hobbies. We also put less wear and tear on cars, while doing a small part to protect the environment.

 

That said, being a successful freelance virtual instructional designer is not as easy as setting up a computer in your home office. I have worked as an instructional designer (ID) both in an in-house office environment and as a freelancer working virtually. I have also interviewed and managed many virtual ID freelancers in my role at SweetRush. I have lived through and understand all too well the differences in the two environments, and how being a successful freelancer takes a special mindset. In-house, you are an employee; to be a successful freelancer, you need an entrepreneurial mindset (or at least demonstrate some entrepreneurial behaviors).

 

In this two-part series, I will share insights on what I look for when interviewing potential IDs for our engagements and some tips that kept me consistently busy when I was a freelancer—even during some lean years when it was challenging, and so many of my peers struggled to find work. Here in part 1, I’ll cover landing projects, and part 2 will focus on behaviors to exhibit once you get assigned to a project team.

 


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Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors

Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Do you remember your 5th grade teachers?  Would you say that any of your 5th grade teachers made a lifelong impression on your life?
Today’s guest is doing just that! 


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From the post: We can start the process of leadership coaching IN the classroom. All this takes is an intentional approach and tools that teachers can use to teach leadership as part of their curriculum! 

Just like we coach our kids on the court, track or wrestling mat, we need to coach them on how to lead positive change and avoid the inferior behaviors that come so easily with aggression and unmanaged conflict. 

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Find yourself a mentor, teacher or coach ...

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Los Profesores de Como Líderes, mentores y Entrenadores.

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Magnífica reflexión para iniciar el nuevo curso.

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Mahara: ePortfolios for Moodle users

Presentation by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner at the iMoot, the International MoodleMoot, on 15 May 2014.

Slides available for download at https://www.slideshare.net/4nitsirk/m...


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Knowledge Quest - History and Geography Resources for Homeschools and Groups

Knowledge Quest - History and Geography Resources for Homeschools and Groups | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
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Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology.

 
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Digital Citizenship Is As Important As Potty Training: Let's Start Cyber Civics Classes In All Schools

Digital Citizenship Is As Important As Potty Training: Let's Start Cyber Civics Classes In All Schools | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

As part of our holiday series “One Change I’d Like to See in 2015″ Sue Scheff challenges us to make Cyber Citizenship a priority in schools. 

 

We live in a digital age where this is a fact: Your virtual resume determines your future. Studies indicate that a student’s GPA may not be good enough for college recruiters if their social media behavior is out of line. A Career Builders survey shows that 51% of employers did not hire an applicant due to negative social media behavior and online content.

 

Since cyber-life is imperative to a child’s future, isn’t it about time to demand that schools implement Cyber Civics classes?

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/

 


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DISEÑO INSTRUCCIONAL EN UN ENTORNO DE APRENDIZAJE ABIERTO


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La investigación Diseño Instruccional en un Entorno de Aprendizaje Abierto, presenta una propuesta metodológica para la construcción de módulos en un entorno virtual; a partir de un modelo que abarca tres perspectivas a saber: desde la estructura lógica y física basada en la metodología desarrollada por Cisco Systems, relacionada con los Objetos de Aprendizaje Reutilizables y desde las perspectivas pedagógica y comunicativa, se fundamenta en la teoría de diseño instruccional Entornos de Aprendizaje Abiertos referenciada por Charles M. Reigeluth.
La articulación de la tecnología, la pedagogía y la comunicación, permite reflexionar sobre los entornos virtuales de aprendizaje, para no trasladar didácticas y recursos utilizados en la educación presencial a una plataforma tecnológica, sino para identificar métodos útiles en una situación particular, con
un mismo currículo

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A Moodlemas Carol: resources for past, present and future

A Moodlemas Carol: resources for past, present and future | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

I’ll be taking an unofficial holiday break until the new year starting this week. While I don’t have planned posts I just might get a few out when I find something truly too good not to share (as often Moodle-related news is). In any event, so as to not leave you with nothing to read or brush up on that’s somewhat connected to my favorite LMS, here are some resources to invest your time over the holiday break provided with Dickensian theme.

* A few years ago I published 12 days of Moodlemas (from which the title of this post is borrowed) which includes a host of links, resources, books and more shared across the community. While things have changed a lot since the original publishing there are always worthwhile resources in the archives: relive something from Christmas Past with the 12 days of Moodlemas

 

* For Moodlemas Present let’s turn to the latest Moodle release, 2.8 and all of the amazing features that it’s brought to the community. 2.8 brought major changes to the Gradebook, user interface, fun tricks with email (like replying to forums and uploading docs to private files), and loads more. Moodle HQ has done a brilliant job of highlighting the features via video and documentation. Check out the videos for 2.8 here.

 

* Finally for Moodlemas future. It’s certainly bright with Moodle 2.9 and 3.0 due out in 2015 and at the very beginning of the year anyone can join in and become a Moodler by signing up for the LearnMoodle MOOC (part 2) which starts in January. There are loads of Moodlemoots to attend as well so add some Moodle to your future by following along or getting involved.


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Four Questions that Shift You into Design Success

Four Questions that Shift You into Design Success | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
As instructional designers, we are only as strong as our weakest question. Here are 4 questions to help move your e-learning designs toward success!

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My View: The Increasing Necessity For STEM Education - The Social Media Monthly

My View: The Increasing Necessity For STEM Education - The Social Media Monthly | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
My View: The Increasing Necessity For STEM Education By Sidharth Oberoi   There is a distinct educational disconnect that we need to resolve today. The real word application of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, is increasingly important in the workforce while science and technology are becoming less emphasized in today’s classrooms. The ability …
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100k+ WordPress websites compromised by SoakSoak malware | CyberSecurity

100k+ WordPress websites compromised by SoakSoak malware | CyberSecurity | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Sucuri Security researchers are warning about a massive compromise of WordPress sites sporting malicious JavaScript leading visitors to malware.

The discovery was made on Sunday, when Google blacklisted over compromised 11,000 domains. After poking around a bit, the researchers discovered that most of the affected hosts are running WordPress.

 


Sucuri researchers are urging site administrators to check whether their sites have been compromised with this or other malware via their free website malware and security scanner.

 


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Sucuri Security researchers are warning about a massive compromise of WordPress sites sporting malicious JavaScript leading visitors to malware.

The discovery was made on Sunday, when Google blacklisted over compromised 11,000 domains. After poking around a bit, the researchers discovered that most of the affected hosts are running WordPress.



Sucuri researchers are urging site administrators to check whether their sites have been compromised with this or other malware via their free website malware and security scanner.


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Software gratuito que no puede faltar en tu nuevo PC

Software gratuito que no puede faltar en tu nuevo PC | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Ya no busques más, está es la guía definitiva de software gratuito que no puede faltar en tu nuevo PC o en el que acabas de formatear.

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

Best practices: 10 Tips to Curate Content like a Rockstar


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Interesantes tips en Inglés para ser un curador de contenidos exitoso!

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El diario de Norman Trujillo

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El diario de Norman Trujillo, by Norman Trujillo Zapata: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective

Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Improving Note Taking Techniques (With Some Resources and Tools to Help) Effective note taking can make a genuine difference in student learning. Teaching your

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Open Learning Initiative | Open Learning Initiative ~ Carnegie-Mellon University

Open Learning Initiative | Open Learning Initiative ~ Carnegie-Mellon University | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The Open Learning Initiative offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach.
Our aim is to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education.

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Tres expertos españoles explican cómo cambiar la educación en cinco años - Noticias de Educación

Tres expertos españoles explican cómo cambiar la educación en cinco años - Noticias de Educación | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Tres expertos españoles explican cómo cambiar la educación en cinco años Convertir el sistema educativo español en un sistema de alto rendimiento, con el presupuesto que teníamos antes de los recortes, es ambicioso pero posible

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Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Integration of ePortfolios in traditional F2F classrooms seems easy and on appropriate for a digital native audience.

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23 Webs para descargar libros gratis y sin conflictos sobre los derechos de autor

23 Webs para descargar libros gratis y sin conflictos sobre los derechos de autor | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
¿Crees que no hay sitios para descargarse eBooks gratuitos y legalmente? Te damos 23...

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Can You Use that Photo? Understanding Fair Use and What Photos Can and Can’t Be Used Legally on Your Blog

Can You Use that Photo? Understanding Fair Use and What Photos Can and Can’t Be Used Legally on Your Blog | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
According to MDG Advertising, 37% of Facebook users engage more fully with a post that has a photo included; and 67% of customers state that the quality of a product’s image helps them decide whether or not to purchase the product.

One of the reasons that sites like Pinterest have become so popular is that people find the images engaging. You’ve probably heard it said that a picture is “worth 1000 words”. This is true because humans are visually driven.

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Stories, Scenarios and Micro eLearning: Instant and Rapid One-Minute Learning for mLearning and eLearning

Stories, Scenarios and Micro eLearning: Instant and Rapid One-Minute Learning for mLearning and eLearning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Microsoft is Dumping Clip Art! What Are You Going To Do?

Microsoft is Dumping Clip Art! What Are You Going To Do? | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft is getting rid of clip art and replacing it with Creative Commons image searches via Bing. This has an impact on your rapid elearning courses.
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Education - The Authentic Classroom

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The Authentic Classroom, by Shane Freeman - Education: Classroom ideas for the 21st century
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40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Just like one misspelled word can get your resume tossed onto the 'nope' pile, one incorrectly used word can negatively impact your entire message.

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Project-based Learning Framework

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In this quick post I am going to explain how to use a frame- work for project-based learning, which I have developed and used over the years. I like to use a lot of projects in my classes, but over...

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I really believe project based learning makes all learning far more meaningful. This is a great model.

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Learning Resources and Libraries

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Learning Resources and Libraries, by David Bevington: Supporting Teaching and Learning
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Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches

Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students will learn about the extent of cyberattacks just in the past year and the risks they pose for companies, governments and individuals.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Video

 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorialsit-securitypart-1-browsers/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/update-your-third-party-applications/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-cybersecurity-starts-at-home-and-is-concerning-all-of-us/

 


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