25 eLearning tools you need now Antoinette | Posted on May 12, 2016 in Course Content, Success | No Comments It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. Aside from learning management systems, there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners. The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School! The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration by TeachThought Staff Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity. Graphic Design Tips for eLearning: 25 Fundamental Techniques Looking for something you can do to create more effective learning experiences for your workers? Experiences in which the workers really learn and then transfer that learning to the workplace? We all are, right? One of the easiest things you can do to help your workers learn is to create better training visuals that are well-conceived and designed. In fact, research shows that you can use better training visuals to dramatically increase your learner’s comprehension, retention, and transfer of behaviors to the workplace—and that’s especially true for “novice” learners who are new to a particular content area.
School-as-Studio Immerses Students in Creative Problem Solving What might students accomplish if they could spend part of their K-12 education on challenges that took them outside the regular classroom? How might teaching and learning change if school became the place to interact with experts, use professional-grade tools, and immerse yourself in collaborative problem solving and prototyping? Some interesting answers are emerging from NuVu Studio, a break-the-mold school that occupies an inconspicuous spot on a busy street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Launched in 2010 by a trio of bold thinkers from MIT, the school initially attracted students from independent schools and from families that could afford enriching experiences for their children.
How to Mind Map and Mind Mapping concepts FREE Online eLearning Program Learn to capture information and ideas with the technique that is helping over 250 million people worldwide to be more organised, productive and creative. Mind Mapping is a method of capturing information created by international speaker and bestselling author, Tony Buzan. It is proven to boost your productivity, creativity and memory. This versatile technique is already used by over 250 million people worldwide for a variety of tasks including brainstorming, identifying new opportunities, organising, managing projects, teaching, studying, communicating information and much more.
10 Mobile Apps Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar With - eLearning Industry Many Instructional Designers already use mobile devices in their eLearning strategy. They give online learners the power to access valuable online resources and improve their skills from anywhere in the world. However, we can also use mobile apps to our advantage. In fact, here are 10 apps that can help you collaborate on-the-go and manage your time more effectively. 1. 5 Ways Schools Can Make Learning Relevant for Students By Tanya Roscorla on November 10, 2014 Eric Sheninger talks about how to make learning work for students at TedxBurnsvilleED. A Brief History of Instructional Design Instructional Design has come a long way. From ‘training’, which was merely considered a passive function in an organization, the emphasis has now shifted towards making learning and talent development an integral part of corporate culture. A 2015 research by ATD, titled ‘Instructional Design Now’, which is based on a survey of 1,120 instructional designers provides a current snapshot of ID in organizations and the challenges that they typically face.
Avoiding "Learned Helplessness" We all have students that just want to "get it right." We all have students that constantly seek the attention of the teacher. "Did I get this right?" "Is this what you want?" Now while it's certainly a good thing to affirm students in their learning, many times we want students to be creative with their learning. We allow them to own their learning and create assessment products where they can show us what they know in new and inventive ways.
Advanced Mind Mapping Study Tips Premium Poster How to Use Map View Free Maps For those of us who are blessed with the gift of sight, it is easy to see the important role it plays in our daily lives. Not only do we live within a reality of pictures and moving images, but what is even more profound, is that we dream and think in pictures 24/7. In fact, our entire existence revolves around the concept of visual images passing through us like clouds moving across the sky. Given all this, is it really surprising that mind mapping is considered to be a fundamental key for accelerated learning? Today’s discussion will focus on the concept of mind mapping and how it can be applied to the process of accelerated learning. Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 Over 2,000 learning professionals from around the world from both education and enterprises contributed to the 9th Annual Survey of Learning Tools. Very many thanks to all those who took the time to complete the online form, write a blog post, send me an email or tweet me their selection. I have now compiled the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015, updated the Top 100 Tools for Learning website and prepared a slideset, which I have hosted on Slideshare and embedded below. For the 7th year running Twitter is the No 1 tool on the list, although this year it is very closely followed by YouTube, and once again, the list is dominated by free online tools and services. I can also see some interesting new trends in the tools that are being used for both personal learning and for creating learning content and experiences for others, and my analysis is here. Beneath the presentation, you will find a summary of the new tools on the list and the big movers up the list.
Brain-Based Learning Techniques to Try in Your Classroom Brain-based learning isn’t a new concept, but it’s enjoying renewed attention thanks to the teacher accountability movement begun by President George W. Bush and continued by President Barack Obama. In a nutshell, teachers who use brain-based techniques don their “neuroscientist” hats and focus on creating experiences that cater to the inner workings of their students’ brains. The result: better learning experiences and better retention. Hundreds of different variables affect how well your students digest information. 6 Ways Color Psychology Can Be Used to Design Effective eLearning Research has found that 80 percent of information processed by the brain of an Internet user comes from sight and yet other studies have discovered that people are exceptionally sensitive to visual cues when learning. These two pieces of information suggest that visual content is a key factor in eLearning and applying graphic techniques appropriately could enhance knowledge acquisition. One way to utilize the power of visual tools is through the use of color. Colors are powerful psychological triggers that help users learn better by changing their perception and evoking emotions. However, it is also important to remember that excessive use of color leads to cognitive overload and becomes counter-productive. Therefore, it is necessary to find the right balance.