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What Noises Do Animals Make In Other Languages? Here Is An Important Guide. Text analysis, wordcount, keyword density analyzer, prominence analysis. How We Learn What We Learn. Welcome to EFL 24 7. A free community for all teachers and students.

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Teachers Join our community with thousands of colleagues from more than 100 countriesDownload hundreds of printable grammar exercises, news activities, themes, etc.Share EFL/ESL worksheets and other activities at all levelsCreate and share interactive web exercises. Prezi - Log In. Education Online Platform. Badgeville, The #1 Gamification Platform for Customer Loyalty and Employee Productivity. "Who Goes to Work to Have Fun?

Badgeville, The #1 Gamification Platform for Customer Loyalty and Employee Productivity

" Oliver Burkeman thinks the answer is no one. His anti-fun-at-work NY Times editorial caught my eye making the opinion rounds on LinkedIn earlier today. Burkeman argues that companies forcing their employees to be happy all the time are causing more stress and reducing productivity in the long run. The crux of his argument: "When you try too hard to obtain [happiness], you're almost guaranteed to fail. " Of course, gamification gets a shot taken at it, with Burkeman pointing to a study that when management throws in a bunch of "employee games" without the employee's consent, it can have adverse effects.

Burkeman clearly doesn't understand the value of well-designed gamification in today's workplace. Enjoyment Versus Fun "Forget Fun, Embrace Enjoyment," writes Adam Naylor, EdD, on Psychology Today. The Fun Theory Stockholm. Gamification for the Enterprise with Bunchball Nitro. How to Embed YouTube Videos in PowerPoint to Gamify Your Course. Gamification means using the principles of game design in another context; for example, a training program or an e-Learning course.

How to Embed YouTube Videos in PowerPoint to Gamify Your Course

An e-Learning course that has been gamified will include elements such as challenges, rewards, and repeated attempts. There are many benefits to gamification, but one of the greatest is the way a gamified course can engage and motivate learners. The Gamification of Education Infographic #gamification #edtech. Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future. New to Gamification?

Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future

Check out my post What is Gamification & my Gamification Framework: Octalysis Education Gamification in Action. There’s a lot of potential in the field of Education Gamification. I believe that humans have an innate Desire to learn. However, much of the school system these days “gets in the way of our education If you ask children, “What is work?” Clearly there should be a way to help kids learn from what they do best – play. No longer viewed as a mundane process for presenting information while testing for retention and understanding, the modern educational challenge involves tasks of engaging students, stimulating their interests, retaining their attention, and maintaining a positive attitude in a nurturing environment Key to these goals is the effort to maintain a rich communications environment that encourages feedback and reinforcement, not only between the instructor/teacher and students, but also between the students themselves.

Alternative Education Resource Organization. Open Online Learning – A Paradigm Shift. Entrepreneurial opportunities in Open Online Learning A new age rushes towards us like an unstoppable tsunami. A global information age, rising from the combined effect of the prior tectonic plate shift inventions of the microchip and internet.

It is an age that will usher in the ‘Neo-Renaissance Man’ capable of human capital output many times greater than that of their singularly specialised industrial-age predecessor. 5 Things to Remember When Designing an Online Course. Personalized Teacher Training Packages Available in January 2015. Photo credits Marc Falardeau;

Personalized Teacher Training Packages Available in January 2015

Designing and marketing an appealing online course on A few years ago I came across one challenging statement on a LinkedIn forum.

Designing and marketing an appealing online course on

The participants were discussing the process of online teaching – how to get started, how to scale it, what platforms to use for webinars or online lessons, etc. They went back and forth talking about the advantages and disadvantages of using Skype and other similar applications, and then somebody posted a comment that etched into my memory and made me acutely aware of where I was and where I had to be.

The person said something like, “Limiting yourself to teaching only skype lessons is a dead-end street. Job hunting or teacherpreneurship. Picture credits: Some time ago I came across this article on LinkedIn titled “The Toughest Job in America is Being Unemployed” and in my mind I went back to the days when I was anxious about keeping a job, looking for a job, and perhaps losing a job.

Job hunting or teacherpreneurship

My fears were not based on my performance as an English teacher or on the low demand for English lessons, but most of the time the anxiety crept in because of the circumstances that were out of my control: recession, school licensing, redundancies, etc. 5 blogging tips for online teachers. Credits: Christian Schnettelker, When I first started my professional ELT blog for Russian-speaking students about 5 years ago I had doubts that it would ever get any traction.

5 blogging tips for online teachers

I knew nothing about SEO, wrote about everything I could think of, and had no idea how to promote what I had written. Over the last 5 years I have gone from 20 page views a day to about 1,000, and even though my focus has changed slightly and my writing has significantly improved, I still have limited technical knowledge on promoting my blog aggressively, and my traffic has been growing naturally. So I’m writing this post for all online teachers who are just beginning this journey into teacherpreneurship and are trying to define what and how they are going to write their first blog post.