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Designing a New Learning Environment

Designing a New Learning Environment
What constitutes learning in the 21st century? Should reading, watching, memorizing facts, and then taking exams be the only way to learn? Or could technology (used effectively) make learning more interactive, collaborative, and constructive? Could learning be more engaging and fun? We construct, access, visualize, and share information and knowledge in very different ways than we did decades ago. The amount and types of information created, shared, and critiqued every day is growing exponentially, and many skills required in today’s working environment are not taught in formal school systems. « Less

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5 Features Every Modern LMS Needs Learning management systems are a dime-a-dozen today, each boasting a large list of impressive features. In fact, some may argue that the feature list has become a little overwhelming! While there is some truth to this, the reality is that these features are included to help make the system applicable to a variety of use-cases. That said, it is very easy to suffer from feature bloat. The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool. In 2010, we covered our favorite 100 video sites for educators, and we’ve now updated our list for 2012 with more than 100 resources and more than 25 brand new entries. Read on, and you’ll be able to check out the very best sources for educational videos on the web. Educational Video Collections

Failure of a Prestigious Venture - CHECK.point-elearning.com Failure of a Prestigious Venture Oxford, April 2006 – The AllLearn project, a consortium among Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities to research online learning, has come to a close. The eLearning joint venture has folded because it failed to attract enough students. "We offered 110 online courses from Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities to over 10,000 participants from 70 countries during the past five years. As we looked to the future, the cost of offering top-quality enrichment courses at affordable prices was not sustainable over time", explains S Kristin Kim, president of the company, in a statement on the website. How much money Oxford lost on the project is undisclosed.

45 Free Online Computer Science Courses - Aurora Missed lectures or hate teachers? Or want to study computer science courses without going to university? … You can study anytime anywhere because there are number of free online computer science courses available on internet that are very interactive. Thinkers50 We are very pleased to present the BIG IDEAS of the Thinkers50 and select others in the world of management, leadership and strategy. More of these short, focused videos will be added to the video library on an ongoing basis. Roger Martin’s Big Idea Part I Sharable Content Object Reference Model SCORM is a specification of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative from the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense. SCORM versions[edit] SCORM 1.1[edit] SCORM 1.1 is the first production version. It used a Course Structure Format XML file based on the AICC specifications to describe content structure, but lacked a robust packaging manifest and support for metadata. Quickly abandoned in favor of SCORM 1.2.

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning

Sessions Sessions Registration 8:00-9:00 AM Check in and coffeeEdTech Showcase Welcome 9:00-9:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks A. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills - Aurora The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. SCORM Certified LMS? Looking for a SCORM certified LMS? What does that even mean? Since this is one of the most popular questions we receive via live chat, I figured it was best to address this question to help people get the information they need.

simulates a digital SLR camera - SLR Photography Demystified Lighting Lighting is the single biggest determinant of how your camera needs to be set. With only a few exceptions, you can never have too much light. Use this slider to experiment with different indoor and outdoor lighting conditions. On the territorial dimensions of MOOCs To what degree have the territorial dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) been made visible? Remarkably little, I would argue. This point came has been in the back of my mind for some time on the basis of following coverage about MOOCs including the three high profile leaders of the pack (Coursera, edX, Udacity), other MOOCs (Udemy and WeduboX), and complementary online learning platforms (e.g., Course Hero, iTunesU, Kahn Academy, OpenClass, Open Learning Initiative). Of course there is a long history to the development of these MOOCs (see 'Adjacent possible: MOOCs, Udacity, edX, Coursera' by the MOOC pioneer George Siemens), not to mention the impact of openly accessible courses in the 1970s and 1980s via ‘open university’ platforms that once used public television stations (e.g.

A great MOOC guiding you through the process of designing meaningul learning experiences taught by Paul Kim, Stanford's CIO. by reill110umn.edu Nov 1

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