"When a young person tells Jenifer Fox, leading educational author and Head of The Clariden School in Southlake,Texas, they find most subjects in school to be boring, she not only agrees, she claims that
school boredom is a growing epidemic with mental health consequences and something for which schools must be held responsible." - jeniferfox.com
Understanding what motivates online learners is important because motivated students are more likely to engage in activities that help them learn and achieve, says Brett Jones, associate professor of educational psychology at Virginia Tech.
The Learning Space. The primary intent of this web blog is to provide an environment which offers mediated resources in teaching and learning, guidance in classroom design, instructional design, and digital media creation.
The Valatie Free Library’s forthcoming Capital Construction project, an iconic and near-Net-Zero hybrid library building will be created through the retrofit and expansion of the Kinderhook Steam Railroad Freight Barn on Kinderhook Street. The new library will include an energized landscape of learning and access to information for all age groups as well as provide a centralized location and facility that meets multiple community needs, i.e. community hub for the chartered district of the Valatie Free Library.
Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.
It is estimated that consumers use their mobile devices up to 17.3 hours per week for everything from entertainment to education. New generations of students are becoming more proficient at using mobile devices, and social ...
Are the days of lugging around textbook-filled backpacks becoming obsolete? Developers at Kno, an education-geared software company, hope so. Yesterday, Kno (#INFO Will Virtual Textbooks Boost Learning?
Interesting case study on a very advanced custom eLearning development. Particularly the nice flow diagram that describes the complex decision branching for the different screens based on the user scenario.
"A strength is the the thing that energizes a child and holds their attention longer than anything else. When true strengths are discovered, young people can find success and focus for their futures." - http://jeniferfox.com/books/your-childs-strengths/
Decades of educational and cognitive research has found that there are 3 fundamental principles of learning. This book builds on this research and explores how these principles can be applied in teaching history in the primary classroom.
Similarly, having access to these resources everywhere, through implementations like online teacher content spaces and wireless internet connections, would be beneficial. An answer to developing rich online content will ...
A post on the blog Aconventional by Nick Shackleton-Jones. Interesting view point on the way new(est) technologies impact the e-learning. I like the way Nick analyse this through the spectrum of the ADDIE model, exlaining how it affects the way we develop online learning.
eLearning Translation and Localization Challenges. translating eLearning content and online course translation goes beyond technology and images. We look at each elearning course from one of the most important perspectives.