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The Science of Orienting Response: What Is It About Media That Engages Learners?

What is it about media that captivates people?  How should I be using more media (or less media) in my instruction?  At what times?  For what purposes?  Here’s some amazing research I bumped into this week that answers those very … Continue reading

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HUGE Addition to Khan Academy: Adaptive Technology

One of the biggest complaints about The Khan Academy is that learners don’t know which lessons to select.  There are too many choices.  In response, Sal Khan has adopted adaptive learning technologies to solve this pain.  First, a pre-test tool … Continue reading

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Finland + Education = WIN (infographic of research findings)

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Copyright Law Sources— Especially for Education

Educational Fair Use Even if copyrighted materials are being used for educational purposes, copyright laws still apply. However, they are much more lenient than in commercial settings. The following links explain the rules for using works for educational purposes The … Continue reading

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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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The Ultimate 10-Point Checklist for Remarkable eLearning Courses by SH!FT

Repost from SH!FTlearning.com The idea of creating this checklist is for you to focus more on creating eLearning courses that’s relevant to the learner’s world. Your courses don’t have to adopt everything on the below checklist, but the items on … Continue reading

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10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry

Here’s an example of what is to be found by following THIS LINK: #7 Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing … Continue reading

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VivaeLearning

This is a newer site dedicated to collecting short How To eLearning videos.  There are over 400 right now included titles such as: Camtasia Studio 8: Captions Integration of Raptivity with Articulate Storyline Adobe Captivate Standard/Advanced Actions Made Easy Assignment … Continue reading

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My PhD Motivations

I am pursuing a PhD in Instructional Technology, not because I am passionate about the subject, but because I want to be a rare expert who is able to make novel and enduring intellectual contributions to the world. I didn’t select … Continue reading

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Global Competency

The world is demanding citizens and workers have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to act creatively and effectively on issues of global significance.  Corporate America is ignoring this issue because they don’t see that it is in their best interest … Continue reading

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