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Towards Maturity

Towards Maturity
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Screen Capture Tools: 40+ Free Tools and Techniques | Tools Screen capture, or print screen is perhaps the most efficient way to share whatever appears on your desktop. They help tech users like us to share and communicate better with friends and peers. Major operating systems today comes with basic screen capture and print screen function, but if these can’t fulfill what you need from a screen capture then you are probably looking for a screen capturing tool. Screen capturing tools do what the basic tool don’t. Cross Platform We love cross platform tools. Jing ProjectA project of Techsmith, Jing has the ability to do instance image and video capturing. Windows Only By default, you can only do a full page and active window print screen on Windows. ZScreenOpen-source screen capture program that allows for region/window/full-screen screenshots. Mac Only Here are some of the most commonly used screen capturing tools for the Mac enthusiast. Linux Screen capturing tools for Linux users. Web Tools These web tools go beyond screen capturing of your desktop.

In-Focus: Excellence in Leadership Development: Energising Leaders Through Technology Brought to you through the support of our Ambassador KPMG, Excellence in Leadership Development aims to provide independent evidence that will help organisations understand the role of technology in leadership development and how to improve the impact of learning innovation. Download your free copy of the report at the bottom of this page. In this report, we look at the progress made since our first report Reinventing Leadership Development, to consider what is driving change in leadership development today, the benefits that are being delivered by adopting new approaches, the barriers to learning innovation and the actions L&D are taking to address the challenges they face. We draw from three main sources of data in this report: Leaders as self-directed learners Data from 2,000 leaders and managers highlights that whilst 40% find their classroom experiences essential or very useful in helping them do their job, they are also strong self-directed learners: Acknowledgements Related downloads

independenttropicalwales | Thought and opinion inspired and informed by living and working in community development in Wales / Meddwl a barn ysbrydoledig a hysbysir trwy fyw a gweithio mewn datblygu cymunedol yng Nghymru Multimedia Sources for Info Literacy / FrontPage Learn | Real Learning Tor Norretranders, The User Illusion, Cutting Consciousness Down to Size (Penguin, 1999). “Pray, Mr. Babbage.”Charles Baggage, Passages from the Life of a Philosopher (Longman and Co., 1864). “Learning is fundamentally a conversation.” “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” Canadian neuropsychologist Donald Hebb came up with the concept in 1949. Karen Stephenson, What Knowledge Tears Apart, Networks Make Whole. “learning animals.” Chris Argyris, Teaching Smart People How to Learn. Double Loop Learning in Organizations, Harvard Business Review, September 1977. “unconscious emotional brain is a powerful parallel processor.” Rogers, C.R. & Freiberg, H.J. “unofficial, unscheduled, impromptu way most of us learn to do our jobs.” “social learning.” “dong their jobs better.” “where people co-create.” “Situated Learning.”

Teaching and Learning Every year, colleges educate and train three million people. This includes over two million adults and 846,000 16 to 18-year-olds – almost double the number who choose school and academy sixth forms. College courses range from entry level basic maths and English right through to postgraduate qualifications which may be vocational or academic. Success rates (a combination of student achievement and retention) for further education (FE) in colleges are impressive at around 85%, with apprenticeship success rates standing at approximately 75%. AoC’s team of policy experts, who have extensive experience in FE, acts as an intermediary between policy makers and colleges across all areas of teaching and learning.

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70:20:10’s challenges: new thinking; new roles It's not about the numbers. Instead the 70:20:10 model is about helping better learning practice, embedded in the business. In this shared session, Charles Jennings will set the scene, describing using the 70:20:10 model in the workplace. “Kate and Brian have both used this approach successfully. “70:20:10 helps everyone focus where most learning happens — in the workplace through social collaboration, performance support and in other ways. ‘70:20:10 – The challenges for L&D’covers: The major hurdles for L&D with 70:20:10; Adopting a new performance mindset; 5 new roles for L&D; The critical tasks that need to be carried out; Designing ‘for the 100’. The session is the first on day one at Learning Technologies, February 3-4, 2016. The complete programme and speaker line up is available on the conference website along with ticket information and online booking. About Charles Jennings, Director, Duntroon Consultants & Internet Time Alliance About Kate Evans About Brian Murphy

Learning Technology Support Learning Technology plays a key role in excellent vocational teaching and learning and digital skills are an essential part of the occupational expertise required in any workplace. Particular care has been taken to ensure these programmes are informed by the recommendations of The Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG), our own strategic consultation on learning technology and research conducted in the sector. Our current programmes include: Staff Support Programme – Learning FuturesPROCAT Digital – A transformational project Learning Futures: A Staff Support Programme What is in the Learning Futures Programme? This digital learning technologies programme, delivered by the Gazelle Group, resulted in 17 provider-led action research projects that supported: Leaders, managers and governorsTeachers, trainers and assessment staffPartnerships between teachers / trainers and technical support teamsPartnerships between employers and vocational teachers and trainers.

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What you already know is the key to learning new things Imagine how much you already know. Just contemplate everything you have learned and experienced during all the years that you have been alive. Everything. Seems pretty vast, doesn’t it? Your brain is full of knowledge gathered throughout your lifetime. Storing all this knowledge is beneficial because it can be used to predict future occurrences. This predictive power allows your brain to process everyday occurrences quickly and efficiently – you need to store only the things that are new. Something different happens when we encounter things completely outside of our usual experience. We do not always consciously make use of what we already know when we try to learn new information. So how can you make the most of your prior knowledge to prepare for acquiring – and retaining – new knowledge? 1. Always recall related knowledge actively when you’re learning new information. Don’t be tempted to look everything up immediately – even though Google has made that so easy. 2. 3. 4.

E-tivities: Gilly Salmon: 9780415881760: Books Review “At a time when higher education is struggling to take advantage of the many technological innovations available to it, this timely and thought-provoking second edition of E-tivities envisions a new way to deliver curriculum. The book is written in a user friendly and accessible style, challenging thinking not to merely shift from ‘traditional’ teaching to technologically supported learning, but to re-think the learning process and conceptualise content and delivery differently, in an e-form. Making a sound conceptual argument, the author makes exceptional use of case studies and guided thinking for the development of e-tivities, including the use of open educational resources. "Everywhere I go in the world I meet people grateful for the first edition of this book. "If the collective wisdom of the past few decades of online learning could be distilled and condensed into one easy-to-read book, it would be this one. About the Author

ConferenciasInstantaneas - Un Servicio de Conferencias Telefónicas Gratis Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in situations where we have to learn a vast quantity of information in a very short period of time. In these instances, almost all of us resort to the age-old study technique of reading through the textbook over and over again in the hope that some of it will stick. However, this study technique is not only tedious and repetitive, it’s also ineffective. It is completely misaligned with how our brains actually work, according to basic neuroscience and psychology research. Fortunately, that same research paves the way for alternative study methods which work with, rather than against, our brain. Spaced repetition A simple way to do spaced repetition is to use flashcards organised into a box. Understanding the brain Something as inherently complex and mysterious as the brain is difficult to describe in literal terms.