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Digital Presentations in Education. Digital Presentations in Education. Resources. ATD Product: Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals. How to Win Your Audience’s Heart in 7 Minutes. The average attention span of today’s audience member is short — 7 minutes to be exact.

How to Win Your Audience’s Heart in 7 Minutes

You either win their hearts in the first few minutes or are forgotten forever. Don’t believe me? - Attention spans have shrunk by 50% in the last decade - 9.5% of all children (your future audience) have been diagnosed with ADHD - The average office worker checks their email 40 times per hour - Only 9.42% of audiences will watch a video that is 5 minutes or longer - Only 4% of page views last longer than 10 minutes. The Secret to Activating Your Audience’s Brain. If you are like me, you are always looking for the latest and greatest ways to do things faster, better, and cheaper.

The Secret to Activating Your Audience’s Brain

Personally, I get a thrill as I hunt for the best piece of hardware, software, or acclaimed process that will “change my life.” In the world of presentations, there is one key ingredient that will radically change them – specifically, how you engage your audience and how they perceive you. Michael G. Dolence and Associates. The Academic Plan must be the center of any Strategic Plan for an Institution of Higher Education.

Michael G. Dolence and Associates

It serves as the ‘Master’ Academic Plan because “Curriculum drives enrollment, enrollment drives revenue, revenues drive everything else!” It can also be termed the Academic Master Plan because it translates institutional mission and vision into action and establishes the strategic terms and conditions for the development of all things academic. An Academic Master Plan by its nature is dynamic and in a constant state of evolution. Prompts to Help Students Reflect on Learning.

November 12, 2014 By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog One of the best gifts teachers can give students are the experiences that open their eyes to themselves as learners.

Prompts to Help Students Reflect on Learning

Most students don’t think much about how they learn. Mine used to struggle to write a paragraph describing the study approaches they planned to use in my communication courses. ‘Just-in-time’ Training for Online Instructors. Have you attended a professional development course, conference or training workshop within the last six months?

‘Just-in-time’ Training for Online Instructors

Most likely the answer is yes. Training and development continues to be an emphasis for higher education institutions, yet many online educators and instructors still lack the necessary skills for delivering effective online instruction. A study done for Educause, by IDC Education reported that instructors of online courses report, ‘lack of knowledge to design online courses’ (69%), and ‘lack of confidence in using technology‘ (62%) as the two biggest challenges in e-learning.

Why? Reasons abound, including programs that are, not focused on the needed skills, too broad in scope, too technical, not relevant, delivered as a one-shot deal (one-time training with no follow-up), poor delivery, the list is long. ‘Training’ often misses the Mark To be fair, higher education institutions do provide a fair share of training for faculty in online instruction. What does an instructional designer do?

In the past few months, I’ve been asked by a number of different people what an instructional designer does and how to get into the field.

What does an instructional designer do?

I love instructional design because it is a field where I am constantly learning and I have a great variety in what I do. I use so many different skills—writing, web design, graphics, collaboration, planning, plus of course how people learn. Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students. Distance Education Report newsletter. Stay on current on the best practices in distance learning administration In an industry as dynamic as distance education, it’s a constant battle just trying to keep pace.

Distance Education Report newsletter

Not only do you have to find ways to separate hype from reality, but there is always pressure to do more with less … and do it better than ever before. Since 1999, distance education administrators have turned to Distance Education Report for practical solutions and best practices for solving their trickiest problems. Through case studies, best practices, and analysis, Distance Education Report brings clarity to the issues you need to pay attention to right now, and monitors the emerging trends you can expect to see in the future.

Published twice a month, Distance Education Report features articles from our expert editorial staff, plus insightful contributions from your colleagues around the country. Distance Education Report | Sample Issue by FacultyFocus Start a trial subscription today. Publishes strategy for employer engagement. Page Content ​QQI has just published Education and Employers: A Strategic Approach to Employer Engagement.

publishes strategy for employer engagement

The publication highlights the role of employers in the education and training system and encourage them to participate more at local or national level. Closer cooperation with the employment sector helps education and training providers develop curricula that are relevant and meet the needs of individuals and society, equipping graduates with the right skills, including transferable skills, that better meet the current and future needs of employers. Higher Education Authority. Effective Teaching Strategies for the College Classroom.

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