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Las decisiones más importantes en el diseño de eLearning

Las decisiones más importantes en el diseño de eLearning | |

Para crear un buen diseño es necesario tomar decisiones inteligentes y los diseñadores de eLearning más hábiles lo saben. Saben que la apariencia de un curso es una decisión muy importante en el proceso de desarrollo. Con esto en mente, tratan de crear pantallas que atraigan la atención de los estudiantes, que los motiven hacia la interacción y que los ayuden a lograr las metas de aprendizaje sin confusión ni cansancio.


En este post echaremos un vistazo a algunas de las decisiones más importantes que los diseñadores de eLearning deben tomar con el fin de evitar diseños disfuncionales e ineficientes:


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La necesidad de pensar disruptivamente ante el futuro cambiante y vertiginoso

La necesidad de pensar disruptivamente ante el futuro cambiante y vertiginoso | |

Ya no podemos ignorar que la automatización eliminará trabajos. Ya no podemos darnos el lujo de pensar que la inteligencia artificial es cosa del mañana. Tenemos que erradicar nuestra resistencia al cambio y adoptar un estado mental positivo, así como actuar en equipo. Weise señaló que el trabajo y la educación deben estar íntimamente ligados. No más carreras de sólo 5 o 6 años, sino credenciales efectivas y certificaciones útiles que resuelvan problemas laborales específicos.

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This is why fostering Lifelong Learning Skills makes a better world 

This is why fostering Lifelong Learning Skills makes a better world  | |

When graduation time comes and school is finally over, we feel so many different emotions. This time also marks the beginning of a journey where we continue fostering lifelong learning skills. This time, however, we won’t be graded and we won’t be in a classroom. Welcome to lifetime learning 101—learning the way you want to learn. 


When we look at education these days, what do we see? STEM, the Arts, Language, and more. But underlying all of these is the goal of fostering lifelong learning skills within our students. Thus, to kill someone’s innate love of learning is contrary to all goals of modern education. For this reason we must strive toward making learning something kids want to do, not dread.

Via Chris Carter, Roger Francis, juandoming
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A roadmap of the Future of Teaching and Learning (Stephen Downes) 

This Spotlight Stage session is for policy makers and pundits, technology designers and developers, and those who by virtue of office or inclination have the voice to speak to the future, to inform the world of what we can do and what we want to do. Join Stephen Downes as he invites you to explore the quantum leaps we can expect in teaching in our digital age.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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6 emerging technology trends changing eLearning

6 emerging technology trends changing eLearning | |

Currently, the eLearning industry is experiencing a revolution due to the recent advancements in technology. The introduction of new gadgets, innovative tools for trainers, and cutting-edge equipment has allowed us to create new eLearning experiences that we could only dream about a decade ago. According to the Education Sector Factbook, eLearning has grown at a rapid average of 23% per year in the years 2013-2017. The present day’s hottest technological trends play a major role both in influencing eLearning and offering brand new ways to share knowledge and deliver content. Let’s take a look at these emerging technologies, and how they are taking eLearning to the next level.

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[Curso Online] Creación de Infografías

[Curso Online] Creación de Infografías | |

El propósito de este curso es darte los conceptos que necesitas para crear y mejorar tus piezas infográficas.

Porque aunque no seas diseñador puedes adquirir habilidades y conocer métodos para crear buenas y atractivas infografías.

Luego de crear más de 100 infografías y recibir muchas preguntas sobre ello me animo a poner sobre la mesa conceptos, tácticas y tip´s útiles y prácticas para que consigas destacar con tus contenidos visuales según tu propio estilo y propósitos.

Este curso está compuesto por 5 lecciones y tienes acceso directo a cada una de ellas dando clic en la Barra Lateral Izquierda de las páginas.

Te recomiendo que no te saltes las lecciones y respetes el orden para que al final del curso tengas una hoja de ruta clara para planificar, organizar y maquetar tus infografías con mayor facilidad y un acabado más profesional.

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France is banning mobile phones in schools

France is banning mobile phones in schools | |
On Sunday, France’s education minister announced that mobile phones will be banned from primary, junior, and middle schools, calling it a matter of “public health.” While phones are already prohibited in classrooms in France, starting in September 2018 students won’t be allowed to use them on breaks, at lunch, or between lessons either.
“These days, the children don’t play at break time anymore,” Jean-Michel Blanquer said, according to the Local, an English-language publication. “They are just all in front of their smartphones and from an educational point of view, that’s a problem.”

Emmanuel Macron, France’s young new president, proposed a similar ban in his campaign earlier this year. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg also attempted a cellphone ban in 2006, but parents complained of inconsistent enforcement, and that they couldn’t contact their kids. Bill de Blasio, Bloomberg’s successor, lifted that ban in 2015, citing inequity (the policy was more heavily used in schools with metal detectors, which tend to be poorer). Now New York City principals devise their own mobile phone policies, or default to the standard: Students can bring their phones to school but have to keep them out of sight.
Edumorfosis's insight:

The converging mobile technology will ban educators who are only dedicated to transmit content and administer standardized tests...

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Five trends for successful EdTech deployments in 2018

Five trends for successful EdTech deployments in 2018 | |

While students are looking forward to an extended holiday break, chances are administrators are knee deep in budgeting and planning for the next school year. Technology will make up a good portion of this planning, so it’s appropriate to look at some trends for 2018 that are likely to impact edtech purchases.
For schools, there are some positive trends that promise to deliver a better edtech learning environment at a more affordable and sustainable cost.

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10 ways you can use video to enhance your digital learning content

10 ways you can use video to enhance your digital learning content | |

Whether you’re teaching an online course or using digital learning content to enhance your face-to-face class, video is a crucial component to keep students immersed in the subject matter.
Digital learning expectations


Here’s the good and the bad news – online learning is changing. Gone are the days when you could just record your 2-hour long lectures, and throw a syllabus onto your LMS. Today’s students expect a more interactive, engaging experience; one that helps them connect with you and their fellow classmates.

So how do you use video as a quality component of your digital learning content in your online or blended courses? Here are ten ways to significantly improve your digital learning content and online teaching (or enhance your in-person classroom).

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A model of Personal Learning (take two)

A model of Personal Learning (take two) | |

In his talk, I look at the daily routine of a personal learner, filled with examples and demonstrations. Tagline during the whole talk will be Connectivism, the importance of a Personal Learning Network and the ARRFF model of learning activities (Aggregate Remodel Repurpose Feed Forward) . To top this off, he’ll also offer insights on some newer technologies and his personal thoughts on the future of learning.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, steve batchelder, juandoming
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Invisible LMS: the LMS is not dead, but it needs to be invisible – front it with a chatbot

Invisible LMS: the LMS is not dead, but it needs to be invisible – front it with a chatbot | |

Good is almost invisible. As the most powerful piece of back-end, consumer software ever built, it hides behind a simple letterbox. Most successful interfaces follow this example of Occam’s Razor – the minimum number of entities to reach your goal.


Sadly, the LMS does the opposite. Often difficult to access and navigate, it looks like something from the 90s – that’s because it is something from the 90s. The clue is in the middle word ‘management’. The LMS is largely about managing learners and learning, not engagement. But there’s a breakthrough. What we are seeing now are Learning ENGAGEMENT Systems. It is not that the functionality of an LMS is flawed but its UI/UX is most certainly flawed. Basically repositories, the LMS is insensitive to performance support, learning embedded in workflow and makes people do far too much work. They put obstacles in the way of learning and fail the most basic demands for data, as they are trapped in the hideously inadequate SCORM standard.

Via Marta Torán
Marta Torán's curator insight, December 12, 5:14 PM

Para Donald Clark el mejor LMS es el que no se ve. Habla, pregunta...!

Transformar la Educación: El reto de estar preparados para el cambio

Transformar la Educación: El reto de estar preparados para el cambio | |

Conferencia del Dr. Cristobal Cobo para la 65º Convención Anual by Camarco on Livestream

MarcaCultural's curator insight, December 14, 6:27 AM
La educación necesita un cambio en el que las Tecnologías de la información y la Comunicación estén presentes!

14 cosas obsoletas en escuelas del siglo XXI

14 cosas obsoletas en escuelas del siglo XXI | |

Decir que la escuela siempre ha sido así no cuenta como justificación legítima para que deba permanecer de esa forma. Alrededor del mundo, maestros y administradores están haciendo cosas asombrosas, como respuesta a todas las nuevas soluciones, investigaciones e ideas.

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Countries which are leading the way in Online Education

Countries which are leading the way in Online Education | |

The rise in its preferability is mainly because of its ease and convenience. The flexibility of online education (i.e. anytime anywhere, any pace) allows students to plan to work and continue their higher education simultaneously with ease.

Online education come in two major forms - one that is for credit courses where students enroll themselves mainly for credits and the second type is for professional training and certification preparations where the purpose is to prepare students for certification exams. In terms of popularity, at this moment the second type of online courses are a little ahead because students mainly prefer to work as well as study alongside to develop their skills.

Even though the rise in the trend of online education is catching up across the world, there are just few countries which have completely stormed in this area. These top countries who are also the leaders of online education have a complete pack in the world of online education. Hence they have soon become a role model for the other countries who too wish to be in the same league.

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Informe ODITE sobre Tendencias Educativas 2017

Informe ODITE sobre Tendencias Educativas 2017 | |

Presentamos el informe de ODITE, sobre tendencias en educación y tecnología. A continuación encontraremos, a modo de resumen, el abstract de las trece tendencias que hemos identificado para 2017 y al final del post el acceso al documento completo, cincuenta y siete páginas que recogen trece tendencias agrupadas en tres niveles de implantación de dichas tendencias:

  • Tendencias en práctica, encuadramos en esta categoría las que, desde el observatorio, consideramos que están consolidadas o se están consolidando ya en muchos centros educativos del país: Trabajo cooperativo, la Gamificación, el Trabajo en la nube y STEM / STEAM
  • Tendencias en desarrollo, donde encontraremos aquellas que sobre las que se están comenzando a desarrollar experiencias o están siendo utilizadas aunque sea de manera experimental e incipiente en algunos centros educativos y son llevadas a cabo por docentes entusiastas e innovadores que van contagiando su uso entre compañeros y compañeras:  “Maker movement", la Robótica, la Educación emocional, el "Visual Thinking" y la Neuroeducación
  • Tendencias en perspectiva, aquí agrupamos aquellas que van emergiendo en un horizonte no muy lejano. Apuntan a que se van a ir extendiendo sin prisa pero sin pausa, pero todavía no conocemos muchas experiencias, evidencias o usos en las aulas: Espacios Educativos, la Personalización del aprendizaje, la Realidad Virtual y Aumentada (le está costando más de lo previsto en otras ediciones) y el Mindfulness

Via Camino López García
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Learning, engaging, enhancing with Digital Badging

Learning, engaging, enhancing with Digital Badging | |

Motivating busy higher education professionals to learn and engage with one another isn't always an easy task; there are plenty of logistical hurdles, and often, little recognition of one's efforts in an initiative. As a partner in a high impact grant program, our team at Achieving the Dream sought to change that.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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¿Las aulas digitales sin Cultura Digital sirven para algo?

¿Las aulas digitales sin Cultura Digital sirven para algo? | |
Las universidades (y realmente cualquier centro formativo) tiene tres tipos de servicios principales: administrativos, académicos y formativos. Los servicios administrativos son digitales desde hace mucho tiempo. No cabe imaginar, por ejemplo, una gestión de nóminas sin estar informatizada. Los servicios académicos se van digitalizando de forma progresiva y algunos de ellos lo están desde hace tiempo (por ejemplo, la gestión de matrículas), mientras que otros lo hacen de forma más lenta.
Los servicios formativos también suelen estar. Así pues, todas las universidades tienen sistemas e-learning donde el profesorado puede, por ejemplo, incluir los contenidos de su asignatura para facilitar su acceso al alumnado, utilizar foros para resolver dudas, utilizar el servicio de mensajería para comunicarse con el alumnado, etc. También la mayoría de las aulas están digitalizadas, con acceso a internet para facilitar el acceso del profesorado a través de presentaciones digitales y para que el alumnado pueda realizar actividades a través de su móvil o tableta.

Via Ramon Aragon
Presenters's curator insight, December 15, 3:28 AM
Es importante disponer de contenidos digitales, pero ¿realmente estamos preparad@s para aprender en las aulas digitales?!

History of Instructional Design

History of Instructional Design | |

Instructional design has experienced a shift over the last several decades. The instructional design field has transitioned from an emphasis on skills development and knowledge acquisition to a focus on personal construction of meaning and user experience. While "programmed instruction", based on theories of behaviorism dominated the 1950's and 1960's, modern instructional design is more contextual, fluid, and learner experience driven. Some of the current instructional design trends are influenced by technology advances in social media, cloud based services, and big data. See a brief history of instructional design and an instructional design timeline below:

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Francia prohibirá los teléfonos móviles en las escuelas y los institutos

Francia prohibirá los teléfonos móviles en las escuelas y los institutos | |

Francia ha decidido prohibir los teléfonos móviles tanto en las escuelas como en los institutos. Así lo ha anunciado este martes Jean-Michel Blanquer, ministro de Educación, quien también explicó que la medida entrará en funcionamiento “desde el comienzo de 2018”.

Estamos trabajando en este tema y puede tomar diferentes formas. Alguien puede necesitar los móviles para fines pedagógicos o para situaciones de emergencia. Por eso los teléfonos estarán guardados, explicó Blanquer. El ministro recordó que en algunas universidades “ya se está aplicando esta medida”.

Edumorfosis's insight:

Prohiban los dispositivos móviles en las aulas y sus estudiantes nunca aprenderán a ser Ciudadanos Digitales ni Globales. Que sus mentes solo se utilicen para memorizar los discursos de sus educadores sin relacionar los contenidos con su mundo real. Que sigan siendo esclavos de las redes sociales, sin conocer otras nuevas aplicaciones digitales que promueven el pensamiento cognitivo de orden superior. Cuando salgan al mundo laboral, no sepan aprender ni trabajar de manera remota. Nunca aprenderán cómo trabajar en entornos digitales: Chatbots, Blockchain, Fintech, IoT, Realidad Virtual, Realidad Aumentada, Co-Working Spaces y a ser parte de la Economía Gig. ¡Bravo, Francia!

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Metacognition and Learning: Strategies for Instructional Design 

Metacognition and Learning: Strategies for Instructional Design  | |

Do you know how to learn? Many people don’t. Specifically, they don’t know how to look inward to examine how they learn and to judge which methods are effective. That’s where metacognitive strategies come in. They are techniques that help people become more successful learners. Shouldn’t this be a crucial goal of instructional design? Improved metacognition can facilitate both formal and informal learning. It can improve the performance of new tasks on the job and help teams problem solve more effectively. But let’s start at the beginning. Here are some things learning professionals should know about metacognition.

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How grades lie about learning

Renowned teacher, author, and international presenter Starr Sackstein says that number and letter grades lie about student achievement. She thinks schools and colleges should throw out grades. Learn what Sackstein says is the best way to truly assess learning.

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[Infographic] 7 benefits of Mobile Learning

[Infographic] 7 benefits of Mobile Learning | |

Mobile learning has brought learning to people so effectively that they have access to courses and information at their fingertips. This has enhanced the learning habits of people at large who have time constraints, are mostly on the move, and a few other factors. When learners are mostly accessing their smartphones, learning can happen anyplace, anytime. This infographic brings to you the seven key benefits of mobile learning and why people prefer this method of learning. These are:

  1. Learning Path
  2. Performance Support
  3. Higher Engagement
  4. Multi-Device Support
  5. Collaborative Learning
  6. Better Completion Rate and Higher Retention
  7. Flexibility to Learners

Via elearninginfographic
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Company to deliver on promise of "Netflix for Education" 

Company to deliver on promise of "Netflix for Education"  | |

In a move designed to lower student costs and improve access to learning, Cengage, an education and technology company, recently announced Cengage Unlimited. This first-of-its-kind subscription gives students access to all the company’s digital higher education materials—more than 20,000 products across 70 disciplines and more than 675 courses—for $119.99 a semester, no matter how many Cengage materials they use.


High costs are limiting too many students from being able to access and succeed in their learning,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage.  “Students are either spending hundreds of dollars a year on materials, or else put off buying them altogether because they can’t afford them.  And, for many students who do find a way, it is because they are taking on student loan debt that will impact them for years.


With Cengage Unlimited, students finally have an alternative to the traditional and costly approach of paying for each course’s materials individually.  We are taking unprecedented action to break down cost barriers and end the cycle of students having to choose between course materials they can afford and the results they want,” Hansen continued.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Ines Bieler
Edumorfosis's insight:

Mantener la estructura física de la Escuela-Universidad le cuesta al estado. Por eso veremos propuestas como la de uberizar la educación o de llevarla al Netflix. Pronto veremos la NetflixUniversity o NetflixSchool para promover la Educación a la Carta...

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4 characteristics of Learning Leaders

4 characteristics of Learning Leaders | |

A number of insightful writers have suggested the skills that people need in order to cope with the 21st century. One of my favourites that appears to summarise all of them is from Jackie Gerstein who has put together a neat pictorial of these skills. See also Tony Wanger’s work, which Jackie acknowledges.

The skills she has identified are: effective oral and written communication; collaboration across networks; agility and adaptability; grit; resilience; empathy and global stewardship; vision; self-regulation; hope and optimism; curiosity and imagination; initiative and entrepreneurialism; and critical thinking and problem solving.

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4 online learning tools for impactful sales training

4 online learning tools for impactful sales training | |

We all know that properly trained sales reps are adept at closing deals effectively, and thereby, augment companies’, improve their bottom line. Effective training enables salespeople to understand the needs of customers and offer the right solution to meet the needs. This, in turn, ensures the loyalty of customers and brings in more revenue.

In recent years, most companies are moving their sales training programs online. Factors such as reduction in training expenditure and the facility to enable busy learners choose their own convenient learning paths are the major reasons for the growing use of e-learning to train sales reps. Today, we will examine 4 online learning tools that are very useful to impart high-quality training to your sales force.

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How teachers can benefit from Online Learning

How teachers can benefit from Online Learning | |

According to Babson Survey Research Group, the number of students registered in online courses grew to 5.8 million nationally. Online class growth has been consistent for the past 13 years, and more than a quarter of higher education students (or 28%) are enrolled in at least one online course.

Also, Imo Education predicts that by 2019 at least 50% of all classes will be delivered online.

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