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Why you should use a Virtual Learning Environment. In the last 10 years, education has benefited from a real e-revolution - most schools and universities now have a functioning Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), at the heart of their teaching and e-learning programmes – a virtual ‘shadow’, if you will.

Why you should use a Virtual Learning Environment

A VLE, or learning platform, is an online system that allows teachers to share educational materials with their pupils via the web. Examples include Moodle, WebCT and Blackboard. For a student to be able to access a ‘Virtual’ room as either a duplicate or extension of their physical classroom is a clear advantage for learners and teachers alike. Every educational establishment ought to integrate a VLE into their lessons and allow it to become second nature to learners and educators outside of the classroom. Here are some reasons why: • Communication – opens up an infinite number of channels in the format of forums, discussion threads, polls, surveys – instant feedback either as a group or individually. Eln002. Take Your First Capture. So you've installed Jing, but now what?

Take Your First Capture

Learn how to take your first capture, and we bet you'll get the hang of Jing very quickly. Do you see the sun? It looks like the image below--the faint one without the mouse cursor. It's discreetly tucked away somewhere on the edge of your screen, always ready when you need to make a capture. (Oh, and you can always move or hide the sun if you want.) Taking your first capture: The general workflow is to select something on your screen, then choose whether you wish to create an image or video. Mouse-over the sun and three little rays appear. That's the basic idea! Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions and other things you might like to know. Echo360 Highlights Benefits of ‘Flipped Classroom’ Practice Using Blended Learning Technology. 12 Rules For Flipping Your Classroom.

So, you want to begin flipping your classroom.

12 Rules For Flipping Your Classroom

Here are 12 quick rules (tips, really) to help you get started. Below are 12 simple rules to follow when flipping your classroom: To flip or not flip… That is the question. Visual communication. 4. Importing - Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances. Although you can create new content in PowerPoint, it seems like we’re just importing existing material most of the time.

4. Importing - Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances

Maybe you’re importing sales charts from market research reports, Word documents from product support catalogs, product manual PDFs, pictures of a new facility from the construction manager, or animated GIFs of a new process from the corporate web site—sometimes all in the same presentation. Importing these disparate materials can be very straightforward or very painful, depending how you go about it. In this chapter, we’ll cover the difference between OLE-linked and OLE-embedded objects, the best way to insert graphics, various ways to import information from Excel, inserting PDF and Word content, and the various paste options PowerPoint offers. Don’t Drag and Drop or Paste Graphics THE ANNOYANCE: I dragged and dropped a picture into my PowerPoint file, and now my file is humongous.

Figure 4-1. Table 4-1. Best Online Courses. CS 178 - Digital Photography. Course materials Course schedule (click here for the lecture notes) Course description (meeting time, units, prereqs, etc.)

CS 178 - Digital Photography

Course outline (textbooks, coursework, grading policies, etc.) Archive of class business (the "What's new? " 5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography. The following two tabs change content below.

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

Andrea Clegg is a Montreal-based photographer whose interests include sport, landscape and urban photography. Check out Andrea's zine, or find her on Flickr. MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional – you are sure to find information in the following five free courses to enhance your photography skills and knowledge. 1. Practice of Art 8 is a series of twelve videotaped lectures by John S. 2. This course, by Anna Divinsky, offers a hands-on introduction to art making for students without any previous art experience. 3. This course, taught by professional photographer Jerad Hill, offers guidance on how to develop basic photography skills. The Best Online Teaching Platform - SchoolKeep - The ability to have your own school.

Adopt These 5 Techniques of Successful Online Educators Today. Learning online can be a transformative experience, especially if you’re lucky enough to score a successful online educator.

Adopt These 5 Techniques of Successful Online Educators Today

We’ve compiled a list of 5 techniques that successful online educators employ, along with action items to help you get on track with your own courses. Feel free to add any we’ve missed to the comments. Enjoy! 1. Organize Courses According to Learning Objectives Organizing courses according to learning objectives may seem like an obvious step for even beginners, but there are a shocking number of online educators that still miss the mark. Learning objectives need to be clearly communicated to students throughout the duration of a course, so students are more likely to achieve the goals associated with those objectives.

Action Item: Create course, unit and lesson learning objectives for all of your online courses. 2. The last place a person hopes to encounter fluff is in a learning environment, especially if they’re paying for it. 3. 4. 5. Adopt These 5 Techniques of Successful Online Educators Today.