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Reasons to be teaching

Learning with e's

It will be a term filled with preparation and paperwork - lesson plans, resources, reports, assessment, attendance records, letters to parents, risk assessments, possibly even an Ofsted visit (school inspection) - and all the other seemingly peripheral work that accompanies the actual teaching of children. How you learn often reflects how you teach. 2007) The teacher as a role model.

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Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007

Kapp Notes

What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? What do you see as the biggest challenges for 2007? need to expand my Second Life, looking forward to teaching a course in it this summer (see predications) I need to publish some more peer reviewed articles. Teaching a course in Second Life. There are so many Web 2.0

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online. looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. They had 100 people participating.

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PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you are using PowerPoint 2007, click the  Microsoft Office Button > Save As. AJ teaches a live, 3-hour class that offers tips/tricks for improving the look and feel of your PowerPoint presentations:  Slide Sprucing: Remodeling Lackluster PowerPoint Slides for eLearning and Presentations.  by AJ George    When creating PowerPoint presentations and moving them from one computer to another, one area of concern is fonts.   Good chance?  I say "good chance" because not all fonts are embeddable. But wait, there's more!

Session on Blogging

Kapp Notes

Currently I am in a session teaching Training Conference attendees about blog.much fun is being had by all. Hey Check out one of the blogs created by an attendee called Superduperfun Blog __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Software Training

Kapp Notes

If you do any kind of software training, you need to check out the discussion going on in the comments field of Tips for Teaching Software to Others. Also, see Design: Creating a Scenario to Teach Software Procedures and Wendy Wickham's In the Middle of the Curve: How am I Gonna Use This? Just some great stuff. for additional ideas. Please add additional ideas. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle, Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  AJ will be teaching a live, 3-hour class that offers tips/tricks for improving the look and feel of your PowerPoint presentations:  Slide Sprucing: Remodeling Lackluster PowerPoint Slides for eLearning and Presentations. by AJ George  Last week  I showed you how to animate a picture in PowerPoint so that it came in as a puzzle, piece by piece. That was cool.

Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July

Kapp Notes

The selection of the media is dependent upon the objectives you are attempting to teach. If you teach the concept of "change over time" a video can be effective.text might be a little less effective. If you want to teach jargon or acronyms, choose a design that emphasizes repetition and rehearsal, maybe a simple game to encourage repetition. The tools are less relevant, for example, I can show a slide in a 3D world to teach someone how to assemble a chair, but is that the best media for learning to assemble a chair.no. Do they need to learn new tools constantly?

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

Does it cost less to design and develop online teaching and learning today than it did a few years ago? I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. thought it would be worth posting this list here. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting. Use EVA instead. ROI is toast. Use EVA instead. Questions you may have include: * What is the reason for the training?

What Good Teachers Say About Teaching (Berkeley)

ZaidLearn

Article: [link] A-Z Index (short essays): [link] "At the University of California at Berkeley, the Distinguished Teaching Award was instituted in 1959 to recognize and reward excellence in teaching. The goal of teaching is to help students read, speak, write , and think critically —and to expect students to do these things. Good research and good teaching go hand in hand.

50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine)

ZaidLearn

Tags: e-learning learning tools teaching and learning

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10 Qualities That Make A Good Teacher (Richard M. Reis)

ZaidLearn

Think of Teaching as a Form of Parenting. What about applying some of these qualities, or characteristics to our own teaching/coaching/facilitating/training/mentoring/nurturing/guiding. :). Tags: Papers teaching and learning Article - What Makes a Good Teacher GOOD TEACHERS? Really Want to Be Good Teachers. Take Risks. Have a Positive Attitude. Never Have Enough Time.

Top-Ten Teaching and Learning Issues (2007)

ZaidLearn

learning teaching and learningHTML Version: [link] PDF Version: [link] Authors: John P. Campbell, Diana G. Oblinger, and Colleagues "Creating a culture of evidence tops the list of important issues as the academic technology profession moves to an “Instruction 2.0” In short, show me the evidence of learning outcomes (or improvement) and you will get the support.

Top-Ten Teaching and Learning Issues (2007)

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Tags: e-learning teaching and learning

The Horizon Report (2007 Edition)

ZaidLearn

Download 2007 Horizon Report (pdf. The annual (4th Edition) Horizon Report essentially discusses six (6) key trends, challenges, emerging technologies that the underlying research suggests will have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within higher education. learning Papers teaching and learningEMERGING TECHNOLOGIES? Any suggestions?). Why 6? Why not!

The Horizon Report (2007 Edition)

ZaidLearn

Download 2007 Horizon Report (pdf. The annual (4th Edition) Horizon Report essentially discusses six (6) key trends, challenges, emerging technologies that the underlying research suggests will have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within higher education. Tags: e-learning Papers teaching and learning EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES? Any suggestions?). Why 6?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 20, 2007 My Objection to Learning Objectives After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesnt like learning objectives Explain your own view of learning objectives Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in your next eLearning course Introduction I hate writing learning objectives. I see the value. I do.

Teaching/Training Across the Generations

Kapp Notes

Recently, in two different contexts, I've been asked about some methods for teaching when the audience is comprised of different generations who have different preferences for learning. Chances are, you teach or train based on your own preferences. Also, have the learners teach each other (using guidelines you create.) Mix up your own approach.

How an LMS Supports English Language Teaching in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

In 2007, there were about 365 million. Every day, more people wanting to teach English are signing up for various types of ELT courses and dreaming of making a difference in this all-important field. Technologies That Support English Language Teaching/Learning. Technology has become vital to the processes of English language teaching and learning. and so on.

How an LMS Supports English Language Teaching in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

In 2007, there were about 365 million. Every day, more people wanting to teach English are signing up for various types of ELT courses and dreaming of making a difference in this all-important field. Technologies That Support English Language Teaching/Learning. Technology has become vital to the processes of English language teaching and learning. and so on.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2007 - Opening Sessions

Tony Karrer

personal learning, easy distribution of software (software as a service), video is here now, push to pull, teaching Gen Y (what he calls the netGeneration). I'm at the opening session at ASTD TechKnowledge ( [link] ). I'll soon be doing a session on Blogging and Social Bookmarking for Personal and Group Learning. Tony Bingham, President of ASTD, is doing his introduction, and his content is: Web 2.0, What a great setup for my presentation. Thanks Tony. And, it's somewhat surprising to see a relatively slow moving organization, ASTD, driving this discussion. Thorton May is now up.

CAC: Fall 2007 Corporate Advisory Council Event ReCap

Kapp Notes

Their presentations are part of a class I teach called Managing Multimedia Projects in Bloomsburg University's Instructional Technology Program. Twice a year corporate professionals from the fields of instructional technology, e-learning, and instructional design arrive in tiny Bloomsburg Pennsylvania to evaluate students in a our instructional technology graduate program. It was fantastic.

Conspiracy Theory: Teaching Ethics

Kapp Notes

How do you teach ethics? Or, more importantly, if you have to teach an ethics course in 2008, I suggest a reading list like this is a much better way to begin a discussion of ethics than with some type of training or e-learning course. Sometimes a lawyer comes to a company and speaks on the topic, sometimes it is part of a new employee orientation program and sometimes it is an e-learning module where you answer true/false or multiple choice questions.seriously does anyone think that type of training is going to impact ethical decisions? It was riviting.

Teach what you know

Clive on Learning

I've been browsing through a book called Teach what you know by Steve Trautman (Prentice Hall, 2007). According to the 2007 CIPD Learning and Development Survey , 41% of respondents regarded on-the-job training as the most effective way for people to learn (shockingly only 2% regarded e-learning this way - but then the respondents are from HR, and so disproportionately technophobic!). It is subtitled 'A practical leader's guide to knowledge transfer using peer mentoring.' I must admit peer mentoring sounded like something fun and new, which is why I bought it.

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TeacherTube - Teach the World?

ZaidLearn

URL: [link] "TeacherTube was officially launched on March 6, 2007. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. Overall, if you have a good Internet line (preferably broadband) then TeacherTube can teach you some important lessons (if you are able to find them), but if you are stuck with a dial-up connection perhaps you should stick to Wikipedia or some other inspiring and relevant text-oriented knowledge repository. podcasts videos teaching and learning OER/FREEPlease, help me out here!

TeacherTube - Teach the World?

ZaidLearn

URL: [link] "TeacherTube was officially launched on March 6, 2007. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. Overall, if you have a good Internet line (preferably broadband) then TeacherTube can teach you some important lessons (if you are able to find them), but if you are stuck with a dial-up connection perhaps you should stick to Wikipedia or some other inspiring and relevant text-oriented knowledge repository. Tags: podcasts videos teaching and learning OER/FREE Please, help me out here!

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What Good Teachers Say About Teaching (Berkeley)

ZaidLearn

Article: [link] A-Z Index (short essays): [link] "At the University of California at Berkeley, the Distinguished Teaching Award was instituted in 1959 to recognize and reward excellence in teaching. The goal of teaching is to help students read, speak, write , and think critically —and to expect students to do these things. Good research and good teaching go hand in hand.

The science of learning

Clive on Learning

Designers/teachers need to take account of the way in which the information is likely to be encoded and processed - it's not 'what you teach' but 'what is learned'. Did you teach it in such a way that the most important points were retained? Last week I attended a one-day workshop entitled The Science of Learning, which was facilitated by cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror of Southampton University. So here we go: The brain is a machine with limited resources for processing the enormous quantity of information received by the senses. 20% of your blood is in the brain.

Using A Game to Teach History

Kapp Notes

Check out this TeacherTube Video about how a teacher is using Civilization III to teach history. Good stuff. It sure beats a memorization and repetition of facts. especially like the viewpoint of the kids playing the game and learning history. Also, having a sceptic who eventually converts is a nice touch for the piece. I've written about similar uses of this game and other commercial games for classroom use in Commercial Games with Educational Value Here are three more games that can be used in the classroom: __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Tips for Teaching Software to Others

Kapp Notes

During the course, I gave some suggestions for effective learning sessions, first teach three things How to exit out of the software entirely. Not enough time is dedicated in software training to teaching the learner how to find help and information on his or her own. suggest in every software training class you spend an hour teaching the Help system. Please, add some suggestions of your own for teaching software in a stand up training classroom environment. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideThey wanted a "train-the-trainer" course.

Design: Using Technology to Teach Soft Skills

Kapp Notes

The presentation got me thinking about teaching soft skills online (although we mostly taked about teaching software online) I have posted my thoughts on soft skills training at the Training Day blog. Last night I gave a presentation to the Seattle Captivate User's group 7:00 PST, 10:00 my time. late night but a fun presentation, thank you to Mark Chrisman for the opportunity. Check it out. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Effective Teaching with PowerPoint: A Learning Theory Approach

ZaidLearn

Antonacci) "This presentation examines teaching and learning from an information-processing perspective, using the events of instruction developed by Robert Gagne. teaching and learningLink to resource (By David M. It shows you how to apply these ideas to developing PowerPoint presentations that effectively support instruction. It also presents many example slides highlighting important instructional capabilities of this technology." Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction: Gaining Attention - Reception. Use abrupt stimulus change. Informing Learner of the Objective - Expectancy.

Effective Teaching with PowerPoint: A Learning Theory Approach

ZaidLearn

Antonacci) "This presentation examines teaching and learning from an information-processing perspective, using the events of instruction developed by Robert Gagne. Tags: teaching and learning Link to resource (By David M. It shows you how to apply these ideas to developing PowerPoint presentations that effectively support instruction. It also presents many example slides highlighting important instructional capabilities of this technology." Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction: Gaining Attention - Reception. Use abrupt stimulus change. Presenting the Stimulus - Selective Perception.

Writing & Grammar: On Teaching Grammar and Soccer

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Teaching or writing training materials can sometimes feel like making students memorize a rulebook: "Never place a comma between the subject and the verb." When teaching grammar, for example, I can sometimes hear myself sounding like a soccer coach teaching beginning soccer: "The game starts with a kick-off." " But in grammar teaching, as in soccer coaching, and probably as in every kind of training, there are different kinds of rules. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.