Monthly Archives: January 2013

6 Types of Blended Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning: Face-to-face Driver Rotation Flex Online Lab (removed) Self-Blend Online Driver  (removed) The following infographic takes a different approach to the concept, labeling it “Disruptive,” and even offering an interesting matrix. One interesting prediction? By 2014, 50% of … Continue reading

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Google Hangout Toolbox App

Do you want to be able to see the name, country of origin, and timezone of the person/group of people you are video chatting with online? Google+ Hangout has a new third-party app called Hangout Toolbox that let you do … Continue reading

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Role of the (Instructional) Film Producer

What does a producer do? Handle business management aspects of production. Organize the project and bring it to completion Types of producers: Producer — Could be over the overall; could be over a single aspect of the production. In small organizations, producers … Continue reading

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Free Group Scheduling Tools

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Carpe Diem: A Blended Learning Case Study in Yuma, AZ

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569876/Blended-learning-teachers-plus-computers-equal-success.html?pg=all Deseret News published an article on January 5th, 2013, favorably reviewing Carpe Diem’s blended learning program.  Here are some of the program’s benefits to look out for while reading: student centered supports individualized pacing increased peer interaction greater advancement … Continue reading

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Video Scripting: Documents and Principles

Treatment The first thing that must happen at the beginning of every production is the pitch, or the communication of the idea to whoever will be funding the project.  The accepted method of  convincing the executives to commit funding is by … Continue reading

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The ‘Best Practice’ Conundrum

Determinism was a hot topic of conversation in a couple of my PhD courses this week. I thought I’d dedicate this post applying what I’d learned.  While most of my cohort is focused on a audience of k-12 instructors, I … Continue reading

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Intersection of Language and Culture

In this instance, language is a vehicle for teaching cultural expectations. Specifically, respect is given/demanded based on age in this culture. What unconscious messages are we communicating to those of other cultures by the way we deliver eLearning?

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The Time Has Come to Pay for Web Hosting

There comes a time in every budding web developer’s life when he or she must choose and pay for a web-hosting solution. I could have bought a nice $5 lunch each month instead of forking it over to a company to serves … Continue reading

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Most Dilbert Cartoons Make Me Laugh; This One is Just Depressing…

Q: What do you call a work environment that reaps all the benefits of a start-up culture, without adopting any of its cultural traits? A: Corporate culture; where the many work hard, and the few get bonuses. Perhaps a pyramid scheme? Any … Continue reading

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