Can Online Learning be as Effective as Classroom Learning? | Ed4Online In 2103, Ed4Online launched the first in our series of ‘In Your Opinion’ polls. The first question we posed to the public was, “Can online learning be as effective as classroom learning?” The results, while revealing, mirrored the heated debate that is still taking place in academic circles – with 68% of respondents indicating “Yes, it can be” and 32% having serious reservations and even outright hostility to the concept of online learning. With many more college students taking online courses, we must continue to have these discussions. The majority of people who participated in this poll were educators, and they approached this subject from viewpoints of those who have taught online courses, those who have completed online courses as well as those who have participated in online webinars. Those that felt that online learning could be effective listed a variety of reasons in support of their opinions. “Success is dependent on the student. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dr.
9 Top Tips To Engage Your Learners in eLearning At the following article you will find 9 Top eLearning Tips to engage your learners right to the end. Just Keep It... Keep It… I wonder what the heading of this article would signify to someone who does not know what this article is about. Chances are that I have lost a considerable number of readers already, because of my very unattractive heading. Keep It… RelevantThe topics that are covered in an eLearning course should be relevant to the course itself.
Memory Gym Series | :: BrainTrain - Changing the Way People Think :: Insurance coverage varies according to insurance company and state, but all major carriers now cover Cognitive Rehabilitation. It is billed in 15 minute units with fees paid at $35 to $55 per unit, depending on the region of the country. A treatment plan is required and progress must be documented. Code: 97532: Development of cognitive skills to improve attention, memory, problem solving (includes compensatory training), direct patient contact by the provider, each 15 minutes. Code: 97533: Sensory integrative techniques to enhance sensory processing and promote adaptive responses to environment demands, direct patient contact by the provider, each 15 minutes.
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Where do you find your (free) images? How to Rewire Your Brain for Success The most recent edition of The New Yorker magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the most important breakthrough of all time in the field of success training. How the Brain Remembers Most people think about human memory as a videotape or computer memory. When you remember something, you're playing back the memory, which is vivid or vague depending on how good you are at remembering things. It turns out that human memory isn't like that at all. Rather than video playback, human memory is more like video editing. According to the latest research, it's possible to intentionally edit bad memories to remove the bad feelings associated with those memories. What This Means to You Your attitude and behavior--the two things that make you successful--are heavily influenced by your memories. The reason that this research is so important is that we now know that you can: How to Weaken Your Bad Memories
Brain Training | Brain Exercises | Brain Fitness Games | Brain Metrix The E-Learning Department of One: Four Survival Skills Needed to Succeed The E-Learning Department of One: Four Survival Skills Needed to Succeed Most existing guidelines for eLearning planning and implementation are designed with larger organizations in mind and assume a level of staffing, IT support, and budget because traditionally large corporations are the ones with sufficient resources to create eLearning solutions. However, eLearning is rapidly growing in small companies and nonprofit organizations, where typically a single person is responsible for all eLearning activities — in other words, an eLearning department of one. A one-man eLearning department must be highly talented and possess a combination of skill sets: he or she should know how to use authoring tools, design, and give a great voice to content. If you can relate to the above description, you need to develop your skills to ensure your eLearning courses are the best that they can be. 1. To ensure you do not make any of these mistakes, check out these free resources: 2. 3. 4.
For Learners | Resources for Science Learning | The Franklin Institute Maillardet's Automaton In 1928, The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia acquired the pieces of an interesting, but totally ruined, brass machine. The very same is an automaton, now in working order, and on display in The Franklin Institute's "Amazing Machine" exhibit! Find out more >> The Case Files The Case Files are a unique repository in the history of science and technology. The Human Heart From the moment it begins beating until the moment it stops, the human heart works tirelessly. The Human Brain You have been entrusted with the care and feeding of the most extraordinary and complex creation in the universe. Ben Franklin FAQ America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin.
How the brain forms time-linked memories This cross-section of the hippocampus shows island cells (green) projecting to the CA1 region of the hippocampus (credit: Takashi Kitamura) MIT neuroscientists have discovered how two neural circuits in the brain work together to control the formation of time-linked memories, such as the sound of skidding tires, followed by a car crash.* This is a critical ability that helps the brain to determine when it needs to take action to defend against a potential threat, says Susumu Tonegawa, the Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience and senior author of a paper describing the findings in the Jan. 23 issue of Science. “It’s important for us to be able to associate things that happen with some temporal gap,” says Tonegawa, who is a member of MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. The paper’s lead authors are Picower Institute postdocs Takashi Kitamura and Michele Pignatelli. Memories of events, known as episodic memories, always contain three elements — what, where, and when.
How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour (Plus: A Favor) Deconstructing Arabic in 45 Minutes Conversational Russian in 60 minutes? This post is by request. How long does it take to learn Chinese or Japanese vs. Spanish or Irish Gaelic? I would argue less than an hour. Here’s the reasoning… Before you invest (or waste) hundreds and thousands of hours on a language, you should deconstruct it. So far, I’ve deconstructed Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Norwegian, Irish Gaelic, Korean, and perhaps a dozen others. How is it possible to become conversationally fluent in one of these languages in 2-12 months? Consider a new language like a new sport. There are certain physical prerequisites (height is an advantage in basketball), rules (a runner must touch the bases in baseball), and so on that determine if you can become proficient at all, and—if so—how long it will take. Languages are no different. Six Lines of Gold Here are a few questions that I apply from the outset. 2. 3. 4. The apple is red.
Does Your eLearning Have too Much Content? One of the most common criticisms of eLearning is that it contains too. much. content. Screens of text with a “Next” button. Maybe an image if you’re lucky. Have you ever seen a course like this one? Hopefully not for a long time. Most instructional designers started out as writers in another field… which might account for some of the verbosity. If your organization is pumping out content-heavy eLearning and you want to find a better way, take a look at the simple tips below. Show and Tell Leanne Batchelder, VP of Client Relations, coaches her clients to learn towards a 1:3 ratio of “tell” to “show.” With that simple 1:3 theory in mind (and it’s not an absolute, of course), your eLearning courses or even lectures will feel more engaging to learners. Example: In the award-winning Avoid the BBPs course we created for Roche, learners receive most of the “tell” through short, engaging videos. There’s nothing more demotivating to a reader than large paragraphs of text. Provide a Resource Tool