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And Nearpod, Coming Together to Empower Teachers and Accelerate Student Growth. Together, Nearpod and Renaissance will become the instructional operating system of the classroom, combining live instruction and in-the-moment insights with personalized practice and assessment Bloomington, Minn.

and Nearpod, Coming Together to Empower Teachers and Accelerate Student Growth

(Feb. 23, 2021) – Renaissance, a global leader in student-centered, pre-K–12 personalized practice and assessment, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nearpod, the leader in teacher-facilitated instructional delivery, to unlock an unparalleled level of student insights. “In the past year, seismic shifts have changed education as we know it,” said Chris Bauleke, chief executive officer at Renaissance. “With the rise of COVID-19, this shift crossed a crucial threshold and created a demand for the edtech industry to provide solutions that don’t supplement or replace the teacher, but instead, pave the way for a new way to teach and learn. The K-12 Virtual Classroom Built on Zoom - Class. Storyline 2 - Online Training Software. Feel like a pro even if you’re a beginner with Storyline’s familiar, intuitive user interface.

Storyline 2 - Online Training Software

No training required. Make your workspace your own. Move the panels you use the most anywhere on your desktop, or even to a second monitor. No need to create from scratch, unless you want to. Jump-start your slides with templates designed by e-learning pros, and style your content with customizable design and color themes. Create more relatable courses by adding 47,500 combinations of photographic and illustrated characters, expressions, and poses.

“Began building my first @Articulate #Storyline project today. Carlin Doesken @CarlinDoesken Easy interactivity, without limits. Create virtually any interaction under the sun in minutes. Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing. This is the third in a three-part series on Gamifiying Your Instruction.

Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing

(Catch up with Part One and Part Two.)The series is written by Karl Kapp, professor of instructional technology and internationally known author of two books on gamification both co-authored by ASTD. For many people, the term “gamification” conjures images of leaderboards, earning points and obtaining badges for learning specific content. While all of those elements are part of gamification, I think the real, long-term benefits will occur when instructional designers mine other, richer game elements and apply those to learning—elements that draw learners to play games and continue playing games in the first place.

Instructional Design. Khan Academy. My Guides to using social media. For those of you who have been waiting for the eBook version of my Social Learning Handbook, you will be pleased to note that it is now available.

My Guides to using social media

This book is intended for Workplace Learning Professionals and in Part 1 considers the emergence of social media, its impact on workplace learning, the range of social technologies available as well as strategies for supporting and encouraging social learning in the business. Part 2 comprises a version of the 30 ways to use social media for working and learning smarter programme with extra links to useful resources and people suitable for workplace learning professionals. Full details here I’ve had a lot of interest in my 30 Ways to use Social media for Working and Learning Smarter programme – particularly from those NOT working n the L&D field, so I’ve now produced a separate Guide and programme suitable for anyone working in an organization to help them work and learn smarter.

Full details here. 100 Excellent Online Lectures for Educators. Posted on Monday July 5, 2010 by Staff Writers By Lauren Bailey As an educator, you know how important it is to continue to learn throughout your life.

100 Excellent Online Lectures for Educators

With this collection of videos, you can learn all about teaching, learning, and the policies of schools. Check out our list to find the best online lectures for teachers and other educators. General Get a general look into education with these lectures. Does College Really Matter? Learning & Teaching Styles These lectures study and share learning and teaching styles. Gever Tulley Teaches Life Lessons Through Tinkering: Gever Tulley’s lecture is all about teaching through tinkering.

Improvement Watch these lectures to find out how education can be improved. Focus on Educational Innovation: Watch this panel for a discussion on educational innovation. Open & Shared Education These lectures focus on sharing education openly. New Tech Network. Blended Learning. 5 E-Learning Design Ideas I Got While Traveling. When it comes to graphic design, it’s important to continually find inspiration from other sources.

5 E-Learning Design Ideas I Got While Traveling

One of the main reasons for this is because over time, you develop a distinct visual style. And when you’re the only one working on your elearning courses, eventually they all start to look the same. I’ve discussed this in previous posts: A great place to look for design ideas is in magazines. On a recent trip I was looking through one of those airline magazines they have in the seat pockets. So I continued through the magazine, challenging myself to find at least 10 graphic design ideas I could use in an elearning course. Here’s a link to the issue I was looking at. Layout Ideas What I find most valuable is coming up with new ways to layout the screen content. It could be the inspiration for a safety training module, like the example below. There are a lot more cool layouts that could help bring a fresh perspective to the way you design your screen content. Markers Filled Shape Organic Lines.