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Are You Ready for Responsive E-Learning Design? December.10.2015 By: Ruby Spencer In 2014, 20 percent of the world’s population owned a tablet device, with a growth rate of 30 percent from 2013. Desktop computers and laptops are predicted to lose popularity from 2016 onward as tablet sales soar, according to a Statsitica.com forecast for global shipments of tablets, laptops and desktop PCs from 2010 to 2019. Until recently, companies needed to have a different website version for every device, which became increasingly complex, not to mention expensive, as more devices and technologies popped up, such as Android, iPhones and Kindles, to name a few.

Your Bonus + Extras « Michael D. Simmons Michael D. Simmons Congrats! Your bonus is on the way. In the mean time… Symbaloo: Bookmarks & Favorites - The #1 Homepage for Educators Symbaloo is a great way to organize assignments for students, paperwork for my administrators, and all those important resources for myself. My students love it because it is easy to follow. My colleagues love it because of its versatility. When I present these at EdCampATL and conferences, it's amazing to see the ideas that come out of the sessions! David Lockhart (EdTechSpeedDating) Symbaloo offers an excellent, easy to use, platform for my students.

The Rapid eLearning Blog - Practical, real-world tips for e-learning success. Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life. This allows them to see the content in ... Read the full article

Grow Productivity by 50% with a Hosted Social LMS There is a dichotomy in business today. On the one hand, companies today have never had greater access to the tools and resources needed to enhance worker productivity. On the other hand however, employees have never had more diverse and disparate sources of information as they do now. Modern workers may be required to spend up to 50% of their work time in non-productive activities like learning new processes, searching for archived data or reviewing the latest methods for accomplishing a standard job task. This is the inefficient side of rapid business change. But what if they had access to all of these information sources from a single place?

Effective eLearning Course Development: 7 Tips For eLearning Professionals Want to learn how to take your eLearning course development to the next level and leave a lasting impression upon the mind's of your audience? This article features tips and tricks that can give you the ability to create eLearning courses that always achieve their learning objective, even if you're new to the world of eLearning. There's no secret formula behind developing powerful eLearning experiences. It's impossible to create an all-inclusive list that highlights each and every element you should include in your eLearning course, because each one is wholly unique. However, in this article I'll share a variety of invaluable tips that can help you develop effective and engaging eLearning courses, regardless of your subject matter or your audience.

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule Most people think that Edison invented the first light bulb. They’re wrong. In fact, Edison was spectacularly late to the game. In 1878, when the 36-year-old inventor decided to focus on building a light bulb, 23 others had already invented early versions called arc lamps, some of which were being used commercially to light streets and large buildings. So how did Edison win in such a crowded field when he was so far behind?

Teaching ELL: Speaking Strategies Being able to speak English fluently is critical to our ELLs’ success both inside and outside the classroom. ELLs must pass a speaking portion of a language proficiency assessment to score out of ESOL services and be fully immersed in mainstream classes without support. We always see a number of students, from every cultural background, who are too shy to speak up in the classroom or to answer a question, even when they have the answer. These strategies help all students improve their language development in a supportive, encouraging way. for teachers by teachers by David Dodgson “But you only teach six lessons a day and you have a guaranteed summer holiday…” Ah, the common misconception that being a teacher is somehow an “easy” job! We all know the truth, however.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken Recently, I conducted an emerging technology survey related to e-learning and the results show that end users are utilizing technology more then ever before and are seeking product features that LMS and content authoring tools, do not offer at this current time. With an increase in e-learning sales a, projections of 7.1 billion dollars (USD) by 2015 and an increase in competition in the space, it is time for vendors to act. The days of sitting back and waiting to see what others do, no longer exists.

A Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course A Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course When we’re new and just getting started with elearning, we need templates and project plans to guide us. On the other hand, experienced developers rely less on those resources because they have more experience and a deeper understanding of what it takes to create an elearning course. Think of it like driving around town. When I first moved to town, I needed a map. But today, I don’t use a map.

IDEO's Sandy Speicher on Constructivism: The uncomfortable secret to creative success is "disequilibrium" Copenhagen, Denmark Sometimes, there can be too much of a good thing. Every so often, from California to Germany, there’s news of “negative electricity prices,” a peculiar side effect of global efforts to generate clean energy. Solar farms and wind turbines produce varying amounts of power based on the vagaries of the weather.

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