QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator A. Prior to the lesson: 1. Arrange students into groups. 3 Essential Tools to Add Pizzazz to Your eLearning Courseware 3 Essential Tools to Add Pizzazz to Your eLearning Courseware While eLearning has many advantages, learners sometimes can feel like they are drifting on a life raft in the middle of an ocean. Truth is many online training sessions still utilize a traditional content-centered approach. eLearning developers are so inspired by their own content that they forget about their students. This creates an environment where learners are more likely to give up. Weekly Recap: The Articulate Community Highlights the Best E-Learning Tips & Insights Dec92013 There’s no question about it, e-learning designers are in high demand. While that’s great news for our industry, being so busy makes it a challenge to keep up with all the new ideas and trends in e-learning. That’s why the Articulate community is so valuable. It’s easy to connect with other designers just like you, who can offer time-saving guidance, resources, and shortcuts to help you build better e-learning. Whether you’re looking for backgrounds, storyboard templates, pre-built interactions, or more, it’s easy to find the resources you need each week in E-learning Heroes.
25 Fun Ways to use QR Codes for Teaching and Learning I’ve culled a bunch of ideas from different teachers who have shared their approaches to using this simple but powerful construct in the classroom. Once your students are equipped with a device that can read QR codes and they know how to scan them, you’re ready to use ideas like these in your classroom! If you’re not already familiar with it, scroll down to the bottom of the article to learn how to easily create QR codes, and find QR Code readers. Ideas, Ideas, and More Ideas! The article, Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them, by Jill Thompson, offers these uses: Library Book Add-On: Put QR codes on classroom library books, linking out to information about the author and or book.
10 Tips to Writing Better Quiz Questions Quizzes are a valuable part of an e-Learning course. They provide scores to evaluate your learners during or after their online training is over. But you should also recognize how quizzes are valuable for you—the e-Learning developer. Quizzes are a built-in way to provide course feedback. They show you if your learners are accomplishing the learning objectives in your course, so you can adjust the material for next time. However, to ensure you receive the most accurate feedback, you need to make sure you’re writing effective quiz questions. Connectivism and MOOCs: The Web We Weave “Connectivism is driven by the understanding that decisions are based on rapidly altering foundations. New information is continually being acquired. The ability to draw distinctions between important and unimportant information is vital. The ability to recognize when new information alters the landscape based on decisions made yesterday is also critical.” Despite being written in 2004, long before the advent of Twitter, Google+ (Facebook was in its infancy), the article on Connectivism presents ideas that equally transcend the past decade and absolutely apply to learning today.
QR Codes in the Classroom Mobile Learning | Q&A QR Codes in the Classroom Wyoming science teacher London Jenks not only allows mobile technologies in his classroom, but he's also learned how to maximize them as educational tools, tapping the devices for assessments, research, and even student scavenger hunts using QR codes. By Bridget McCrea08/31/11 Is technology development built into your strategic plan? 31 Oct 2013 Jisc recently launched its million pound “Innovation through technology” funding call, which is in addition to the one million pound SBRI Assistive technology competitions launched by Jisc TechDis. These funding opportunities are ideal for those providers who have acknowledged, strategically, that the use of technology can support teaching, learning and assessment. The following series of events, organised by your Jisc RSC, are designed to walk your organisation through the process of determining whether an “Innovation through technology” funding proposal would be appropriate, given your current strategic priorities.
Infographics: overused, undervalued or still full of potential? Written by Karthik Subramanian When Florence Nightingale used a Coxcomb diagram to present the case for improvement in military hospitals to Queen Victoria in the 19th century, little did she know that the diagram would not only form an important part of the history of hospitals, but also the history of visual representation. Nightingale didn’t just want to present the facts about disease and mortality: her Coxcomb diagram maximises the emotional impact of those figures. As this early example reminds us, an ‘infographic’ isn’t just about compressing large amounts of information into an image. It’s really the art of telling a story by turning that data into a more subtle and persuasive visual narrative.
11 Fantastic Browser Tools for Making and Reading QR Codes Are people still using QR codes? They sure are and not just for company advertisements and business cards. Providing a convenient way to share websites with friends or send links to our own mobile devices, QR codes are handy tools. QR code makers are available for most browsers and for some, there are readers as well. QR Codes – What are they and how can I use them in my classroom? A QR Code is a type of barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data*. Like me, you may have seen these codes in newspapers and magazines, on promotional material, in the corner of posters and wondered what they were all about. A square that consists of black and white squares that looks like an out of focus pixilated image? What’s all that about?
Strategic Advisory Group Jisc RSC Northwest Strategic Advisory Group If you would like to join the Strategic Advisory Group we would be very happy to hear from you. Please contact the Jisc RSC Northwest on 01524 510067. Four Excellent Resources for Course Designers This post features a collection of carefully selected resources specific to course design for online and blended courses. I’m in the process of building a bank of resources accessible from this blog geared to educators seeking skill development in facilitating and designing online courses. Previous posts featured resources specific to teaching online courses, and in this post I share four instructional design resources. Resources include a brief description that highlights the value of each and an icon indicating its type. For the list of previously featured resources and/or for the icon legend please refer to the resources tab of this site. 1) An excellent site created by Contact North to serve faculty and instructors of post-secondary institutions in Ontario, Canada is The Ontario Online Learning Portal.