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Digital Storytelling. Digital Storytelling. iPads in Education. SELF-IMPROVEMENT. 21st century teaching. iPad. QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from QR Codes in Education: A Burgeoning Narrative. Since I last published thoughts on how QR Codes could be used for learning in a short audioBoo (click the link or scan the QR Code on the right), there has continued to be a growing and significant buzz about QR Codes on Twitter and in the blogosphere.

QR Codes in Education: A Burgeoning Narrative

A narrative is developing as ideas, experiences and best practices are shared and discussed. The ball got rolling at TeachMeetX where Julian S. Wood delivered a thoroughly engaging presentation on storytelling and QR Codes. I couldn’t be there in person but was fortunate to catch most of what Julian had to say via UStream. What struck me during the presentation was not the quality of the tech but the pedagogical principles that underpinned the activities putting the technology where it belongs: at the heart of making the learning happen but not directing it. Learning Conversations - Web 2.0 and your own learning & development. It's been a while since my last post, mainly down to working on a couple of projects that have completely taken over.

Learning Conversations - Web 2.0 and your own learning & development

I was prompted to write this one, though, when the guys from Packt Publishing asked if I would review their latest book on Yammer. Packt Publishing have achieved a great reputation for putting out books just at the point when they are going to be needed by more than just the early adopters of a particular technology. That is true of this book, Yammer Starter.

Yammer, the enterprise social network tool now owned by Microsoft is starting to go mainstream, alongside its competitors like Socialcast and Salesforce Chatter. Schools. Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! A framework for social learning in the enterpris. A framework for social learning in the enterprise The social learning revolution has only just begun.

A framework for social learning in the enterpris

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. - Jay Cross. Andere leerstrategie bij leren in een netwerk - Wilfred Rubens: Boeiende bijdrage van Mohamed Amine Chatti. Hij positioneert de opvattingen van o.a. The Forgotten Step in eLearning Design - Brainstorming. There is a step in the design process that seems to be rushed-over at times: Brainstorming.

The Forgotten Step in eLearning Design - Brainstorming

Many times we are presented with information that needs to be trained. We’ve probably done a similar course in the past and/or covered a similar topic. We probably have standards, templates, colors, and other various course assets in place so that we can build content more quickly. The course also needs to be done yesterday. It is very easy to just “start building”. The state of social learning. The State of Learning in the Workplace Today I first released the State of Learning in the Workplace Today on 1 January 2010 and regularly updated it through the year with new thinking, particularly that of my colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance.

I then expanded it to form the first part of my Social Learning Handbook , which was published in mid-January 2011 (You can read a Synopsis here.) E-moderating: the key to teaching ... Thinking & Learning. Tracking Innovation in Education. Haiku Learning Systems Helpdesk & Knowledgebase.

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Downes. Important Papers. Conciselearning. Concise Learning. Important Papers. Social Learning. Wide Awake Minds. Generation YES » Youth & Educators Succeeding. Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials » The Rap. A few weeks ago I offered some advice on how to become an elearning pro without spending a dime.

Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials » The Rap

The essence of that post is: You have access to a lot of free tips and tricks. So there are plenty of opportunities to learn and it doesn’t cost you anything more than your time. Practice doing what you learn. The learning is only going to happen if you do more than watch the tutorials and read information. I also offered up a small challenge and your peers responded by creating a number of tutorials. Click here to view the tutorial. Here’s a quick mock up using the ideas from Linda’s tutorial. Click here to view the prototype. Below is a list of great tips and tricks that you can apply to your elearning courses right away. Creating PowerPoint Graphics Some of these tips are really practical and probably work right away. Create transparent background for your images in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint Animation Tips & Techniques Rapid E-Learning Miscellaneous Tips Course Management. Gerry Stahl's website. Group Cognition Book Stahl, G. (2006). . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (hardbound): (Kindle version): Barnes & Noble: MIT Press: Exploring the software design, social practices, and collaboration theory needed to support group cognition -- collective knowledge constructed by small groups online .... from the back cover: Global and local networks of linked computers make collaborative working, learning, and acting possible through innovative uses of computer technology. Stahl's design studies concentrate on mechanisms to support group formation, multiple interpretive perspectives, and the negotiation of group knowledge in applications as varied as collaborative curriculum development by teachers, writing summaries by students, and designing space voyages by NASA engineers.