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The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources. Create Learning Module with PowerPoint - Part 1. 5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive. When building rapid elearning with PowerPoint it can be a challenge to get away from linear courses.

5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive

For one, PowerPoint’s original intent is creating presentations. And they are usually linear. On top of that, many of us have limited time and resources. So building linear, info-centric courses tends to be an easier way to get the projects out the door. How to Create an Interactive PowerPoint Elearning Module. In a recent post we looked at ways to build interactive elearning even if using PowerPoint to build the courses.

How to Create an Interactive PowerPoint Elearning Module

One of the demos I shared prompted lots of questions. So in today’s post I’ll show you how I created the PowerPoint interaction. This lets us look at some essential production tips when using PowerPoint to build interactive elearning. PowerPoint Tutorials Click here to view the tutorials. Review the PowerPoint interaction to see how it works. Use Multiple Layouts. Blended Learning: Combining Face-to-Face and Online Education. Why Tech Still Hasn't Solved Education's Problems. One researcher has a compelling hypothesis as to why the once-booming ed-tech sector has struggled.

Why Tech Still Hasn't Solved Education's Problems

Children at a school in Abuja, Nigeria, use prototypes from the 'One Laptop Per Child' program in 2007. (Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters) Remember MOOCs? Two years ago, massive open online courses seemed to be everywhere. The wave of Internet-enabled disruption that had swept through the post office and the book store had now arrived at the quad, threatening the existence of America’s higher education system. Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change. California Open Source Textbook Project - OATs: Open Access Textbooks - Library Guides! at Iowa State University. California Open Source Textbook Project. Tools. TeachThought - Learn better. How to learn anything… fast. Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network. What Is A PLN?

Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network

Through the use of my own Personal Learning Network (PLN), I came across several great examples that both define what a PLN is, and explain the value of creating one for yourself. According to a wikispace about creating PLNs, “Personal Learning Networks are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to: The Role of Public Intellectuals in Cooperative Extension. The Benefits of Negative Feedback - John Butman. By John Butman | 9:00 AM September 16, 2013 I recently gave a lunchtime “author’s talk” at Children’s Hospital in Boston and, although I thought the talk went well, somebody in the audience didn’t like it at all.

The Benefits of Negative Feedback - John Butman

On the evaluation form, the person in question wrote a single word in the comment box: CONFUSING. Thank you, whoever you are. While everybody else gave me good marks and said nice things, which I appreciated, my critic forced me into self-examination. Was he the only one forthright enough to speak up, or was he the only one not paying enough attention to get it?

This all got me thinking about feedback. Learning/WebLiteracyStandard/Legacy. What Education Can Learn From Kung Fu. The Design of Learner-centred, Technology-enhanced Education — English. Envisioning-the-future-of-education.png (1600×2263) A Map of Education Technology Through 2040 [#Infographic] What will education look like in the future?

A Map of Education Technology Through 2040 [#Infographic]

Considering that 10 years ago very few students carried smartphones, and tablets didn’t even exist, it’s impossible to look 20 or 30 years into the future. 36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do. What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do?

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do

That’s an interesting question. After just now seeing this excellent post on, I thought I’d contribute to the conversation. I added the twist of ranking them from least complex to most complex, so novices can start at the bottom, and you veterans out there can skip right to 36. 36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do 1. Whether you choose a text message, email, social media message, Skype session, or a Google+ Hangouts depends on who you need to communicate with and why—purpose and audience. 2. Email won’t always work. 3. Hit the Print Screen button near your number pad on a keyboard on Windows. The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now.

Cmilewis: OK, forget the insightful essays,... Five Tips for Fostering Learning in the Classroom. August 5, 2013 By: Karen Spencer in Effective Teaching Strategies During the final meeting with one of my speech classes, I asked each student to give a few parting words to the class.

Five Tips for Fostering Learning in the Classroom

I found a similar message resonating from many who spoke. Soon after, I received an email from an advisor at our school asking me to share some tips on fostering learning in the classroom. Since I had recorded that final speech class, I decided to use my students’ comments as the basis for my advice. Tip #1. Tip #2. Tip #3. Tip #4. Tip #5. Learned Helplessness. The Misconception: If you are in a bad situation, you will do whatever you can do to escape it.

Learned Helplessness

The Truth: If you feel like you aren’t in control of your destiny, you will give up and accept whatever situation you are in. In 1965, a scientist named Martin Seligman started shocking dogs. He was trying to expand on the research of Pavlov – the guy who could make dogs salivate when they heard a bell ring. A Printable Guide To Creative Commons.

Something you probably see a lot of these days as you browse the internet is Creative Commons licensing.

A Printable Guide To Creative Commons

You’ll see many graphics that say something like ‘shared under a Creative Commons license’, or you’ll see a little rectangular graphic with some signs in them. Since we live in an age where most of our information comes from the internet in some way or another, its useful to know when and how it is ok to use something that you’ve found. We’ve already taken a look at some fair use guidelines (which comes along with a brief mention of Creative Commons licensing), but we thought that this handy infographic below gave a great, easy to read and understand version of the different types of CC licenses available. Keep reading to learn more. These licenses allow you to easily give others the opportunity to share your work.

Implicit Learning: Researchers Uncover How to Learn Without Trying. It’s rare that a computer science lab brings us a scenario worthy of a spy novel, but that’s what happened earlier this month when Hristo Bojinov, a researcher at Stanford University, divulged his latest project. Here’s the setup: Imagine an operative has been entrusted with top-secret computer files. Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You? Digital Tools Teaching Strategies In “Dow Day,” an augmented reality game, middle school students walk the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus using mobile phones to view footage of Vietnam war protests that occurred in the same campus locations. By Sarah Jackson David Gagnon is talking to a group of educators about how to use mobile devices for learning. In his work as an instructional designer with the University of Wisconsin’s ENGAGE program, Gagnon has given this workshop many times. ThornburgTEDx. Writing In The 21st Century.

What are the arts but products of the human mind which resonate with our aesthetic and emotional faculties? What are social issues, but ways in which humans try to coordinate their behavior and come to working arrangements that benefit everyone? There's no aspect of life that cannot be illuminated by a better understanding of the mind from scientific psychology. And for me the most recent example is the process of writing itself. (37 minutes) Introduction.

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