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The Free eBook: How to become an eLearning Professional By Connie Malamed I never think of myself as an expert. Gaining expertise is an ongoing journey of continuous learning where there is no end in sight. Our field is particularly broad and deep. Using QR Codes to Build a Classroom Audio Library We know that children of all ages not only enjoy being read to, but need it. Because of this, teachers at my school carefully construct our literacy blocks to maximize the amount of time spent in shared reading and writing experiences throughout the day. In addition to participating in whole-group shared reading lessons, students need to work independently toward personal literacy goals. One way that we differentiate instruction and guide students toward meeting their goals is through the use of listening centers. Listening centers create a more versatile and enriching experience by allowing students to choose a book of interest and listen to the recorded narration as they follow along in the text. The benefits of audiobooks in the classroom are appreciated by all teachers; however, purchasing compact discs or cassettes with paired texts is expensive.

Créer une frise chronologique Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing. The Next Revolution: e-Learning On The Tablet Tablets are a thing. We know that. Since Apple launched the iPad just a few years ago, and with Google and Microsoft selling their own tablets, it’s become obvious that the tablet stands to overtake the notebook and the desktop PC. Witness the experts at events like the Emerging Display Technologies conference this year, where research was released that predicted that tablets will overtake notebooks by 2016. Microsoft is a little more aggressive, saying tablets will beat out PCs next year. Guardian News & Media says it already sees times of the day when mobile visits are higher than desktops.

The Internet Archive's massive repository of scanned books will help Wikipedia fight the disinformation wars For years, the Internet Archive has been acquiring books (their goal is every book ever published) and warehousing them and scanning them. Now, these books are being "woven into Wikipedia" with a new tool that automatically links every Wikipedia citation to a print source to the exact page and passage from the book itself, which can be read on the Internet Archive. Citations to print materials are both a huge potential strength and weakness for Wikipedia: a strength because there's so much high-quality, authoritative information in print; and a weakness because people can make up (or discount) print citations and bamboozle other Wikipedians who can't see the books in question to debate their content, context, or whether they should be included at all. Archive founder Brewster Kahle kicked off the initiative after a discussion with Wikimedia's executive director Katherine Maher, who was "worried that truth might fracture." The Family Acid book release and party in Los Angeles!

Disrupting learning II – La resa dei conti Internet – both as a stack of technologies and as the vector of a sharing culture – brings us credible alternatives to classroom-based education in schools and universities. Most of them involve video lectures, with clear advantages: the pause button, the rearranging of content in 6-20 minutes packets, and the ability to attend from anywhere, at any time. Furthermore, the locus of learning is not so much the lecture, as the peer-to-peer interaction among students, through forums wikis, Twitter lists, Facebook groups et cetera. All of this is hardly news: I have discussed it before, and even test-driven the model.

5 Key Guidelines for Managing Responsive eLearning Projects More and more clients are coming up with a requirement to make their eLearning responsive to fit on multiple devices – some have a fixed set of target devices in mind, some want to increase flexibility and extend their eLearning to other devices, and some simply want to select this approach and technology from a future-proofing viewpoint even if it isn't immediately applicable in their organization. In previous blog posts, we've talked about what is responsive eLearning design and why it matters. Based on our experiences creating several responsive eLearning projects over the last 2 years, we had also listed thedesign challenges and considerations that can come up while creating responsive courses. From a project management viewpoint, delivering the right quality within the estimated time frame and budget is obviously always the aim.

Infographic: The A to Z Guide to eLearning Design Infographic: The A to Z Guide to eLearning Design Anyone looking to learn more about comprehensive design can read the book Universal Principles of Design, which features more than 200 descriptions in alphabetical order along with images to aid the explanations. For those interested just in those concepts that are most relevant to eLearning design, this post sums up some of the most important definitions. Accessibility In eLearning design, accessibility involves designing objects and environments in a way that provides access to as many people as possible. Course creators also need to take information retrieval into consideration by presenting facts in a format that does not require learners to rely on a single sense or ability.

The History & the Future of Online Learning - MindTickle by Samudra Neelam Bhuyan “You must know where you came from yesterday, know where you are today, to know where you’re going tomorrow.” - Trace A. DeMeyer Think you know the e-learning tools of the trade? Are smartphones the future of e-learning? Do MOOCs live up their promise? Should teachers upload YouTube videos longer than six minutes? If you answered ‘no’ to all of these questions, perhaps you’re already acquainted with the writing of e-learning industry expert Craig Weiss. Ranked #2 in a list of ‘top movers and shakers in e-learning,’ with more than 13 years’ experience in the business, Weiss has the authority to back up his claims. As the CEO of E-Learning 24/7, a consulting firm, he has been offering vendors and consumers fresh industry analysis on a weekly basis since 2010.