3 Easy Methods to Create eLearning Videos Video is fast becoming one of the most popular eLearning formats. Thanks to the popularity of sites like Coursera, Khan Academy, and Lynda.com, online learners are demanding modern, video-based courses that work beautifully across computers, tablets, and smartphones. Recent data shows just how popular video is becoming: Edudemic reports that 67% of teachers believe video lessons are very effective at educating students. 46% of teachers said they have actually created at least one video lesson.A study conducted by Skilljar in 2013 revealed that 67% of online learners reported taking a video-based class.Fast-growing online course sites are largely video-based, including Lynda.com, Skillshare, CreativeLive, Udacity, Udemy, and Craftsy.
The 6 Most Incredible Real World Beast Masters Disney movies make hanging out with wild animals look like a walk in a fun, happy, completely predator-free park. But in the real world, being around untamed wildlife isn't so much about carefree singing and dancing and monkeyshinin' as it is about running and screaming. Then coming back later to clean up the poop trail you inevitably left behind. Reading for Thinking: Quiz 2 Copyright 2000 © Laraine Flemming. Copyright is granted exclusively to instructors and students using textbooks written by Laraine Flemming. General distribution and redistribution are strictly prohibited.
5 Great TED Talks for Teachers As you probably know, this year's TED 2013 prize went to Sugata Mitra for his outstanding wish " School in The Cloud ". Digging through the achievements of this educational researcher, I found out that Sugatra is behind the popular Hole in The Wall experiments that proved that kids learn more in the absence of adult supervision and formal teaching. For Sugatra peer interest and curiosity are the main drives for kids' effective learning . Kidsmart: Teachers Section Looking for the old site? Follow this link Text only mode » Skip navigation SIGN UP for our e-bulletin here
Adaptive learning: The best approaches we've seen so far There is perhaps no hotter segment in ed tech right now than adaptive learning, which adjusts the learning experience based on a student's progress. It becomes more difficult if they're progressing well, and slows down if they need further instruction. The technology has even attracted funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which assembled a diverse coalition of colleges ranging from the University of Texas at Austin to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. It isn't just colleges, either—adaptive learning is benefiting K-12, as well. With positive results coming in for many of the companies producing adaptive learning tools, the growth isn't likely to stop soon. So who are some of the key players?
Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus This assignment was actually turned in by two English students: Rebecca (last name deleted) Gary (last name deleted) English 44A SMU Creative Writing Prof Miller In-class Assignment for Wednesday Today we will experiment with a new form called the tandem story. The process is simple. Each person will pair off with the person sitting to his or her immediate right.
Reading Comprehension Guide Because writers don't always say things directly, sometimes it is difficult to figure out what a writer really means or what he or she is really trying to say. You need to learn to "read between the lines" - to take the information the writer gives you and figure things out for yourself. You will also need to learn to distinguish between fact and opinion. Sir Ken Robinson on the Power of the Imaginative Mind (Part One) Ken: Good evening. Education reform is, I think, now the major global challenge, and I just wanted to share some thoughts with you then open this up for some conversation before we're done. Who's been to Las Vegas? All: Yeah. Instructor Presence Online What are the effects of benign, inappropriate or even toxic student-to-student or student-to-instructor exchanges in online learning communities? How do such exchanges affect learning outcomes? It’s a topic that’s had little attention from researchers and educators, but as learning continues to scale-up with online and open communities educators need to be paying attention, examining and addressing such interactions. This post shares highlights from a recent paper, “Would you ever say that to me in class?”: Exploring the Implications of Disinhibition for Relationality in Online Teaching and Learning.
why did the chicken cross the road? WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? Plato: For the greater good. Karl Marx: It was a historical inevitability. Machiavelli: So that its subjects will view it with admiration, as a chicken which has the daring and courage to boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to contend with such a paragon of avian virtue? In such a manner is the princely chicken's dominion maintained. Hippocrates: Because of an excess of light pink gooey stuff in its pancreas. News and 'News Analysis': Navigating Fact and Opinion in The Times Overview | Why is it important to be critical consumers of news media? How do we discern fact from opinion in The New York Times, and in other news reports? In this lesson, students will become familiar with the layout of the NYTimes.com home page and learn how news and opinion articles are labeled and organized for clarity. Then students will carefully consider the difference between fact and opinion and create guiding questions to help discern between the two when reading a news or opinion piece from any news source. Finally, they will use their guiding questions to compare two pieces on the same news event, separating opinion from fact on the sentence level. Materials | Student journals and access to computers or tablets and the NYTimes.com home page
The End of Education As We Know It By Scott Barry Kaufman Imagine being 6 or 7 years old again, learning about addition and subtraction for the first time. How wonderful would it be, while taking a quiz, to be able to rub a genie’s bottle and choose from a number of on-the-spot metaphors for mathematical concepts, like what a fraction really means? Or picture this: Rather than working through equations in daunting rows on a sheet of paper, your task is to play a game on a tablet computer in which you share a dinner table with aliens. There’s a bowl of apples in the center of the table.