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E-learning Visually Explained for Teachers

E-learning Visually Explained for Teachers | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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For those interested, a useful, high-level summary of eLearning.

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15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning

15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas.

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Useful tools for story annimation and related applications.

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50 Of The Best Email Marketing Designs We've Ever Seen (And How You Can Create One Just As Good) – Design School

50 Of The Best Email Marketing Designs We've Ever Seen (And How You Can Create One Just As Good) – Design School | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
With over 4 billion email accounts in 2015 – it's a market your business can't afford to ignore.

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Presents a lot of good design ideas that can also be applied to presentations and other formats.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 24, 2015 3:08 AM

With over 4 billion email accounts in 2015 – it's a market your business can't afford to ignore. Great lessons from 50 of the most creative email designs.

Pierre-Alexandre STANISLAS's curator insight, March 24, 2015 4:08 PM

Un peu d'inspiration... Mais ce n'est pas une raison pour oublier les bonnes pratiques emailing (ratio texte / image - version texte - poids etc...). Cf : http://www.dolist.net/blog/ (j'ai pas d'action mais je les aime bien) 

Keith Gutierrez's curator insight, April 6, 2015 9:31 AM

Great tips and ideas for email marketing! 

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The dark side of gamification

The dark side of gamification | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
How well do you chop your cucumber? It's a ridiculous question, I know, but in the short film Sight the protagonist plays an augmented reality game that awards him points for the consistency in the...
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If you are planning to use gamification as part of learning solution, you might benefit by considering the points shared in this article before starting.

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Stephen Mucher: The Collapse of the Teaching Profession?

Stephen Mucher: The Collapse of the Teaching Profession? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Stephen Mucher, director of the Bard Master of Arts Teaching program in Los Angeles, warns about the precipitous decline in enrollments in teacher preparation programs. Teachers are demoralized by ...
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From the article:  "Since 2008, enrollment in teacher education programs in California is down 53%, and other bellwether states report a similar trend. Nationally, U.S. Department of Education statistics that include both traditional and alternative preparatory programs show that there were nearly 90,000 fewer teachers in training in 2012 than in 2008."  The article discusses some of the reasons why this is happening.  Of particular interest are the many comments from readers that follow. 

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Learning Needs a Context

Learning Needs a Context | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
This is a follow up to a post I wrote, How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?  The purpose of these posts is to encourage educators to examine practices they take for granted, implement without deep...

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Makes a strong argument for the importance of context in learning and provides useful links with more information about and to support this point of view.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 22, 2015 11:26 AM
This is a follow up to a post I wrote, How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?  The purpose of these posts is to encourage educators to examine practices they take for granted, implement without deep...


The following are some suggestions for establishing context (the list is just a start). Ironically, they are practices that are often recommended are best practices in teaching but they aren’t implement as often as they should be:


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Basic Graphic Design Tips You Should Know | Articles | Graphic Design Junction

Basic Graphic Design Tips You Should Know | Articles | Graphic Design Junction | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Are you thinking about building a web page? Graphic design is a great skill to learn, but when you’re just starting out it can be a little bit intimidating.

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If you are not a graphic artist or designer by trade but need to develop presentations, this practical article may be of interest to you.

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Top 7 Benefits of Scenario-Based Training Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top 7 Benefits of Scenario-Based Training Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The Top 7 Benefits of Scenario-Based Training Infographic presents the importance of incorporating scenarios and storytelling into your instructional mix!

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There's nothing new here and I'm not sure how they determined that these are the "Top 7," but it's a useful list of benefits of scenario-based learning (and good for "elevator speeches" with clients).

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Report: To Unlock Potential of Ed Tech, Use a 'Closed-Loop' Instructional Approach -- THE Journal

Report: To Unlock Potential of Ed Tech, Use a 'Closed-Loop' Instructional Approach -- THE Journal | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A new report from the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group finds skills gaps in language arts, math science, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and curiosity among a range of countries and income levels and suggests that technology could help address the issue.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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For those interested, a primer on the "Closed Loop" instructional approach.  Many are using this approach already but may not be calling it as such.

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Education Sector On Cusp of Adopting 3D Printing - Cantech Letter

Education Sector On Cusp of Adopting 3D Printing - Cantech Letter | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
3D printing is a technology that could be worth $21 billion by 2020. Hobbyists and the medical and retailing sectors have already embraced 3D printing’s potential. But due to a lack of teacher training and educational content, the educational sector has hesitated to implement 3D printing as a science, technology, education, art, math (STEAM) tool. We believe this is about to change as a select group of 3D printing companies focus on developing STEAM based content to complement their printers (which we believe will become commoditized over the upcoming years).
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A detailed report on the state of 3D printing in the "education" and other sectors.  Perhaps more that you need to know on this topic but provides useful context for this emerging phenomenon.

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17 fantastically useful tools for content writers and bloggers

17 fantastically useful tools for content writers and bloggers | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Writing requires discipline, focus, talent, sacrifice and a thick skin, so I have no idea how I’ve managed to survive this long without my editor noticing my fundamental lack of these skills.

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It's difficult to keep up with all of the new tools for content/learning development.  Here are some more for consideration.

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Alex Rich's curator insight, March 17, 2015 1:37 PM

Ditto ... Writing is not for wimps 8-)

Red The Writer's curator insight, March 18, 2015 10:33 AM

Fantastic resource! All in one place. 

Texxlady's curator insight, June 2, 2015 1:38 PM

Writing requires discipline, focus, talent, sacrifice and a thick skin, so I have no idea how I’ve managed to survive this long without my editor noticing my fundamental lack of these skills.

What I do have though is an awesome arsenal of tools and web applications that help paper over any cracks in my expertise.

From idea generation, to writing without distraction, to creating jargon-free copy, these 17 tools should also help you improve your own craft and hopefully stop you from banging your head against the keyboard for too long.

For when inspiration is lacking…
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9 ed tech developments to note from SXSWedu 2015

9 ed tech developments to note from SXSWedu 2015 | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
If you couldn't be in Austin or just didn't have time to see everything on display, here are nine innovations that caught our attention.

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Entertaining, and some of these products/ideas might actually catch on.

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Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined

Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
As a treat for the readers of this blog here is a longer and more complete interview with Sir Ken Robinson that was recorded as part of the Learning {Re}imagined book where he discusses educational technology, creativity, assessment and the future...
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Lucid, insightful, practical;  a15 minute video worth watching  if you are interested in the current state of learning.

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13 Blogging Statistics You Probably Don’t Know, But Should [Infographic]

13 Blogging Statistics You Probably Don’t Know, But Should [Infographic] | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Are you making the most of blogging statistics to build a better blog? I did some research and created this infographic which contains blog stats that...

 

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

 


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This infographic should be of interest to bloggers.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 24, 2015 4:55 PM
Are you making the most of blogging statistics to build a better blog? I did some research and created this infographic which contains blog stats that...


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


maria papanikou's curator insight, March 25, 2015 4:46 AM

Blogs are powerful tools serving  various commutation and education purposes. Wish to multiply the benefits? Read carefully the info graphic above and good luck!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:24 AM

This infographic shares some excellent information for bloggers on how to increase your audience/followers.

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The 37 best tools for data visualization

The 37 best tools for data visualization | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Creating charts and info graphics can be time-consuming. But these tools make it easier. It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's t...

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Some useful tools for making data understandable in your presentations. 

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Didier Daglinckx's curator insight, March 24, 2015 5:42 AM

FileMaker offers graphics you can use quite easily but if you want/need to go further a combination of FileMaker and one of the tools describe here can be pretty awesome.

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Instructional Designers by the Numbers - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Instructional Designers by the Numbers - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Instructional Designers by the Numbers
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
According to CNN Money (2012) there are 217,700 Instructional Designers. Expected job growth over 10 years is 28.3 percent.
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From the article:  "According to CNN Money (2012) there are 217,700 Instructional Designers."  Who knew?  If you are an ID, read on to learn more.

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Neuron insulating myelin is vital for learning new practical skills, study finds - PsyPost

Neuron insulating myelin is vital for learning new practical skills, study finds - PsyPost | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
New evidence of myelin's essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL res ...
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From the article:  "These discoveries could prove important in finding ways to stimulate and improve learning, and in understanding myelin’s involvement in other brain processes, such as in cognition."  Worth reading if you are interested in the brain and learning.

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Blended Learning to Address the Five Moments of Need Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended Learning to Address the Five Moments of Need Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The Blended Learning to Address the Five Moments of Need Infographic show how a blended learning strategy can effectively provide learning solutions to employees as and when these 5 needs arise.

Via L. García Aretio, StudentSupport@EdinburghCollege
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A handy infographic of blended learning application of the useful Five Moments model developed by Bob Mosher & Conrad Gottfredson.

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Speaking a second language may change how you see the world - Science AAAS

Speaking a second language may change how you see the world - Science  AAAS | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Research suggests speaking English nudges Germans to focus on process over goals
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An interesting article that generated a lot of debate (many pages of reader responses).  From my perspective, it raises more questions than answers but, of course, that's okay.

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Cognitive Load Theory: What You Need to Know to Develop Instructional Tools that Work - Clarity Consultants

Cognitive Load Theory: What You Need to Know to Develop Instructional Tools that Work - Clarity Consultants | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A central piece in the puzzle of designing instructional tools is understanding how the human mind learns—how much information can a learner retain, and ho
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A primer on psychologist's John Sweller's  framework for cognitive load. Provides brief definitions of the three load types that he identified: intrinsic, extraneous, and germane.

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Teaching science to the brain: How the brain learns the way things work

Teaching science to the brain: How the brain learns the way things work | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
When you learn a new technical concept, something happens in your brain, but exactly what has been a mystery until now.
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Fascinating! 

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CoSN 2015: 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education

CoSN 2015: 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A policy expert and author explains why using technology to leverage new forms of teaching excites both teachers and students.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Arguments for against (in the reader's comment section) this promising but controversial learning approach. 

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The difference between social learning and social collaboration

The difference between social learning and social collaboration | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right)  I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberate...
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Explores the distinction between these two important concepts.

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9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Here's a great video on photographic composition, created by The Cooperative of Photography using tips and photographs by legendary photojournalist Steve M
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When you are selecting photos for a presentation (or taking them yourself), here are some good tips on composition to consider (explained in an entertaining 3 minute video).

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Sourwood Photography's curator insight, March 17, 2015 12:16 PM

Eye-capturing examples that make you really focus on each composition item. Well done article for everyone.

Escape On Earth's curator insight, March 17, 2015 1:16 PM

Great article from #Steve McCurry

Jamie Dela Torre's curator insight, March 18, 2015 12:53 AM

Your #1 Source for Digital Cameras and More! http://goo.gl/lW3uCn

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Creativity: It's what's missing from career development | @Julie_WG

Creativity: It's what's missing from career development | @Julie_WG | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A significant investment is made each year on studies, training, portals and programs related to career development; yet, the return on this investment con

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I liked this idea:  "savvy employees — the ones you want to engage, grow and retain — have developed a well-honed 'nose' for extra work masquerading as 'development opportunities.'”  Several other interesting ideas are explored in this well-written article.

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Don Dea's curator insight, March 16, 2015 12:34 AM

Responsive organizations, dedicated to the engagement and wellbeing of employees, are struggling to address these issues and meet the needs and expectations of today’s workforce. But the inconvenient truth is that today’s environment is very different from the environment that established these expectations decades ago:

  • Baby boomers are living longer and occupying key roles longer than expected, stemming the historical tide of upward opportunities.
  • Flatter, leaner structures translate to fewer leadership roles — the roles that individual contributors have typically looked to for growth and development
  • More fluid structures mean that former career paths are less stable and predictable. The chess game many career strategists successfully won in the past now frequently ends with moves toward roles that are no longer necessary. Or there’s suddenly a new and unexpected space on the chessboard — a new role for which they aren’t prepared.