“In an anonymous reply to my posting yesterday on the pirating of PC software, an elearning developer asked “How do real people actually afford/justify purchasing something like the Adobe eLearning Suite?” He’d tried open source and free software but had to admit that, as far as e-learning development software was concerned, “Adobe is still king and will remain so for our foreseeable future.”
“Over the last year or so we have talked with hundreds of companies about their desire to transform their corporate training programs to take advantage of social networking, knowledge management, communities of practice, and better models of blended learning. As we studied dozens of high performing training programs through our Learning Leaders® program, we realized that today’s corporate training world has fundamentally evolved.”
- What is micro-blogging?
- How can micro-blogging be beneficial at work?
- Selecting a micro-blogging platform
- Involve the right people
- Run a pilot program
“The just announced Google Wave is getting a lot of people interested. The Wave is not just another application, it’s a whole new way of using online information. If you have not seen the demo yet, you should. The Wave takes collaboration to a whole new level. When I was watching the collaboration demo, I felt the entire experience was more like an extension into multiple minds rather than the ‘switch-type’ collaboration we see in the likes of Sharepoint and Lotus Notes.”
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The May issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine went online today. Inside the covers, you’ll find a major article by Clark Quinn and yours truly entitled Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer.
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This paper is designed to help academic institutions develop best practices for designing flexible spaces. It begins by discussing critical design considerations that should be factored into strategic planning efforts. It then goes on to analyze several specific design challenges, identifying the most cost-effective solutions for flexible learning spaces that encourage intellectual innovation.
1. Together we’re better
2. Global or local: you choose
3. Self-awareness and reflective practice
4. Ideas workshop and sounding board
5. Newsroom and innovation showcase
6. Professional development and critical friends
When almost 1,000 freshman students showed up at Abilene Christian University on Aug. 16, they got something more than the usual medical release forms, parking permits and Welcome Week t-shirts. They got a choice of a brand-spanking-new Apple iPhone 3G or iPod Touch, plus a package of ACU-written Web applications to use on them. (Watch a slideshow of the coolest iPhone apps.)
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“I’ve been noodling on the architecture of an open learning network for some time now. I’m making a presentation to my boss today on the subject and I think I have something worth sharing. (Nothing like a high-profile presentation to force some clarity of thought.)”
The University of Michigan will soon make a new interactive classroom response system available to faculty–one that was developed in house and uses laptops in place of classroom clickers. The system, dubbed LectureTools, was developed by Perry Samson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences for use in a large lecture class, Extreme Weather. According to the university, it was also piloted in four other classes last semester. And it will soon be available to faculty at large through U Michigan’s CTools portal.
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I found this article right on the money… These tips have a lot of application to when developing Rapid eLearning courses. Don’t do it half-assed, take a few extra minutes and really make it engaging, not “death by PowerPoint”.
Here’s the challenge for many of us. We want to make our courses engaging and interactive, yet sometimes the content or the time pressures of work don’t make that easy. The default position for many elearning courses is to merely push the information out to the learners. The end result is that the course is heavy on information and light on interaction. By changing the way you structure the information, you can quickly build the framework for more engaging and interactive courses. It’s just a matter of rethinking how you approach the course design.
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1. Find data to study or add your own data.
2. Study and play with data online as flashcards, hangman game, crossword puzzle, matching, word search, or word scramble.
3. Study anytime/anywhere by printing data or exporting flash cards to your cell phone, PDA, or iPod.
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Dear Teacher who said “I hate technology,” First of all, I want to thank you for your candor and your willingness to openly share your opinion regarding the use of tools for learning. I am a firm believer that we should all have an open forum for expressing our opinions about our profession and the factors that influence…
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