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ZaidLearn: Use Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for Writing Learning Outcomes

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Do you have problems writing learning outcomes/objectives for your content or courses? Or more specifically, do you have trouble finding the right ACTION VERBS to describe what you want your students to achieve from the course, module, topic or unit? Have you tried using Bloom's Taxonomy wheel(s) before to assist finding those magic action verbs? Trust me! It is helpful, but to me it is misleading.

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Was The 'DNA of a 21st Century Educator' Plagiarised in China?

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Oops, I mashed up that graphic in 2009 ( Evidence ) based on Lucifer Chu's wise words during his Keynote at the 2nd International Conference of e-Learning hosted by UiTM (ICEL 2009). Source DISCOVERY Last time I looked in the mirror, that certainly didn't look like me. However, the 'DNA' slide looks familiar. Awesome! Certainly, not like this. Let's break down the case. Kudos!

Insightful Videos Exploring Why the Finnish Education System Rocks!

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This collection will hopefully be useful for you (and me), as the craze around the world to discover the Finnish education system is increasingly becoming a (wrestle) mania. Finally, I will be adding new insightful videos about the Finnish education system as I discover them, and please share insightful videos that I might have missed out. will add them above. Thanks!

IMU-LS-06: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning (Curtis Bonk)

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He has coauthored several widely used technology books, including The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education (2009), Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing (2008), The Handbook of Blended Learning (2006), and Electronic Collaborators (1998). Some resist. Others persist. Such is state of online learning today.

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Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

The Association for Talent Development, Learning Circuits Archives “Time-to- Develop-One-Hour-of-Training” 2009 7. Training the Trainer: How to Create Microlearning Why microlearning matters We live in a world of distractions. In order to drive outcomes, learning. needs to cut through the noise. Microlearning is the answer. And the. Each bite-sized learning moment is where the rest of the.

The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet!

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TOP BLOGS! As we move closer towards 2010, you will increasingly see new posts or articles screaming here are the top 8, 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, etc. blogs or sites of this and that. Most of them just vomit out lists, without putting much effort to justify their claims, or at least say why the selected blogs should be on the list. Is that so hard to ask for? within 10-15 minutes. is worth the wait.

2 Juicy Ways to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint

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RealPlayer YouTube Video Wizard Format Factory Today we basically have FREE access to millions (if not billions) of videos on the Internet ( my personal favorites! ) , and surely among them you are going to find some mind stimulating videos that you would like to infuse into your face-to-face learning sessions (like this amazingly funny video: Learning English Pronunciation ).

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The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures

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And after exploring some of the educators and lectures I have shared above, I believe I need to spend the rest of 2009 to first improve myself. "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein Firstly, you might get annoyed with the term 'World Class' and I would perhaps, too. But at least it got you to this sentence, so it is working (until now!).

The Secret - Get 100.000+ Followers On Twitter In 24 Hours!

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". Would you like to get 16,000 Followers in 90 days & Make Money doing it? ".more more THE SECRET Why think so small! If you first want to think really big, you might as well go for it for real. mean what is 16,000 followers (and in 90 days, come on! Peanuts, man!), even if it is a targeted audience to your personal, or company needs to generate traffic and revenue. Please, tell me know!).

IMU Student Blogging Project to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle!

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and social media for learning ever since I joined IMU (June 2009). Of course that made me excited, as I have been promoting the usage of web 2.0 And having already been through one cycle assisting Prof. Khoo Suan Phaik with her students' project using Google Sites , I was quite confident it would be an inspiring and valuable learning experience. Interestingly, Assoc. ZERO ! Not bad!

#CCK11 - Connectivism & Connective Knowledge in Action!

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Innovate Founded and served as editor-in-chief, Innovate (2004 to 2009), a journal of online education. CCK11 This is my first reflection (posting) for the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course ( CCK11 ), which is a 12-week open online course facilitated by Stephen Downes and George Siemens. Participation is open to everyone and there are no fees or subscriptions required. Morrison.

Moodle is an Airport, Not a Total Solution!

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No, it is not an Airport! It is more like a space station ! If you ask a true learning professional, he or she will probably articulate Moodle as a virtual learning environment (VLE) , or course management system (CMS) , or worst case a learning management system (LMS). Whatever Moodle is, in this post Moodle is an 'Airport' (figurative speech that is!). Let's begin! MOODLE IS NOT. Web 2.0 tools.

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The King Kong List For Free Medical Online Resources!

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"A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession." - Martin H. Fischer After reading Dena White's excellent post on free health and medical online courses, I realized that I have yet to compile a juicy list of free medical online resources. Let's start with. ppt) on medical related content. No distractions. Warning!

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Do You Want To Learn English As A Second Language?

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Launching June 2009. A person who speaks two languages is bilingual. person who speaks three languages is trilingual. person who speaks four or more languages is multilingual. What is a person who speaks one language? Answer (Tip: Click the link and scroll down) WHAT? Speak English as a second language? Why a second language? Why not a third language? Or perhaps a fourth language? Gerunds!

A Growing List of Free Learning Tutorial Sites!

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Wiki-version - A Growing List of Free Learning Tutorial Sites I was thinking the other day, why not create a simple raw list of links to EXCELLENT SITES (with short descriptions) that have or link to tutorials that explore learning tools and online learning. Here is my initial list, but I am quite sure there are many more great resource sites out there. Here is the initial quick list: Learning 2.0

Drop-By-Learning (DBL)

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I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." - Muhammad Ali PROBLEM Have you ever. Attended a Training/Workshop (T/W) session where you learned everything except what you really came for? Attended a T/W session where the facilitator spoke/illustrated too fast? Felt that the T/W session was a total waste of time! DREAM ON!

ZaidSwoosh Has Swooshed 30 Stunning Posts Since Launch!

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99 Awesome Firefox Add-ons for Educators Nobel Prize Winners Video Lecture Search Engine 50 Terrific Twitter Tutorials for Teachers LearnTrends 2009 - Free Online Conference (November 17-19) 2009 ALT conference - 11 Mind Awakening Video Lectures Right Here! CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations Obama! have always thought that Norwegians (or their government to be fair!) ZAIDSWOOSH ROCKS!

Your Top 10 Videos (That Inspire Us To Rethink The Way We Learn)?

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3-10 minutes) in my presentations to spark or inspire participants to think about, or rethink the way we learn and teach in the 21st century (It is already 2009!). Wouldn't it be cool if we could do something similar to Jane Hart's Top 10 Tools Lists of Learning Professionals 2009 for inspiring learning videos, and then do the top 100 and hoopla, hoopla, hoopla.! Thank you!

ZaidLearn's Master List

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The other day I was searching for a juicy resource list on my blog, but I struggled to find it. Now, if I am struggling to find something on my own blog, what about you? To avoid such scenarios happening again (at least to me!), I have created a ' Master List ' below containing all the juiciest resource lists compiled on ZaidLearn. Trust me; some of these resource lists are really yummy. Enough!!!

Part 3 - ZaidLearn's Blue Ocean Strategy for 2011

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have experimented over the last year sharing learning nuggets through Twitter , but I probably need 140 words rather 140 characters to share great resources, and add a few tips with some spice. I did launch ZaidSwoosh in 2009, which focuses on short and juicy learning nuggets, but realized soon that I couldn't manage both effectively due to my other commitments. CONSULTANTS IRRELEVANT?

Go Online! Go Mobile! Lost in Space!

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ICEL 2009 On December 1st and 2nd, I attended the 2nd International Conference of e-Learning hosted by UiTM (in cooperation with AKEPT and MEIPTA as joint organizers). THINKING! So, when you prepare your curriculum, learning environment, or course content, do you develop everything yourself (Me, Myself and I)? Or are you good at using whatever you can find ? The theme was: Go Online! tools.

Learning Notes From an E-Learning 2.0 Implementation Workshop

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"Students who ask better questions, are independent learners, deep thinkers and ethical leaders of the future" - NTU's Greatest Achievement WHY GO? Alright, the actual title for the 2-day workshop was: E-Learning Implementation and Web 2.0 Also, it explored several web 2.0 technologies that participants could use to develop a collaborative online learning space. The first 1/2 day, Assoc. STUDENTS!

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Is Boltelicious Keyboard Skills Required To Facilitate Online Effectively?

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Can you eat chicken nuggets a few hours before a 100 meters sprint race, and smash the world record with ease? If you are Usain Bolt, YES YOU CAN! Although, I have never been thrilled about eating chicken nuggets, I somehow feel like eating some right now. Since he went to McDonalds, I suppose. will stick to eating chicken rice at the Mamak stall. Now, that is something I can't resist!

Free Internet Access is a Fundamental Human Right!

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"We are the world We are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So let's start giving There's a choice we're making We're saving our own lives It's true we'll make a better day Just you and me." - Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie MY TED WISH! Alright, I might never get the opportunity to give a TED talk , but that does not mean I can't share with you my little TED wish. Thank You!

ZaidLearn: My First eBook Joins The +100,000 Hits Club!

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View eBook - 69 Learning Adventures in 6 Galaxies SERIOUS? Since my ' 69 Learning Adventures in 6 Galaxies ' ebook was published using SCRIBD on August 6th (2008), it has been viewed more than a 100,000 times. That is really cool! Have you read (or scanned through for juice) it, too? have discovered "69 Learning Adventures." instead. Usually, it is the other way around! Well, it’s not. That's All!

[from davidds] e-Learning 2.0 Workshop (Stephen Downes)

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Link to Stephen Downes Homepage All His Papers All His Presentation Slides + KL Workshop Slides Blogs - OLDaily & Half an Hour Web 1.0 = Read Web 2.0 = Read -Write Web 3.0 = Read -Write - Research Web 4.0 = Read -Write - Research - Rambo! At last I got to meet Stephen Downes in person and attend one of his workshops. In this e-Learning 2.0 NEW DISCOVERIES? Not bad! 3rd time lucky!). Myau!!!

Sclipo Mashes Up Informal and Formal Learning to Good Effect!

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Sclipo Features Video About Sclipo WHAT? Sclipo is a Social Learning Network for continuing education that offers apps for e-Learning (course manager, knowledge manager, webcam-based web classroom for live online teaching, etc.) integrated with social features. At Sclipo, any member can teach and learn, enabling informal or social learning online. solutions too complex and costly. FEATURES?

The Juiciest Learning Professionals on Twitter?

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Directory of Learning Professionals on Twitter (Jane Hart) ZaidLearn's Twitter IMPORTANT NOTICE Since I posted this juicy list, Jane Hart has come to her 'Instructional Design' senses, and created a n exceptional list of 100 learning professionals that Twitter, which is also based on recommendations by others. For now, I will leave the one I created below as it is. Just CLICK HERE ! Learning 2.0

iTunes U Services For ALL! Join the #itunesuwish.

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took it with a pinch of insult in 2009 (explored possibilities), and hoped that eventually iTunes would open up their free services to Universities beyond those 21 countries, but until today (June 2010), nothing seem to have changed (please correct me, if I am wrong!). Join the #itunesuwish twitter stream for change! WHAT? ". Apple reserves the right to determine eligibility.

The Very Best From ZaidLearn!

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Also, many people can benefit from your efforts to summarize the best resources out there into juicy lists. I did that a lot in 2007 and 2008, and a few times in 2009. You become stubborn to try new ideas and approaches, because you have reached a level whereby you are comfortable with what you are doing, and it works perfectly fine to you. she can't sing!). What about education? Tough!

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The Very Best From ZaidLearn!

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Also, many people can benefit from your efforts to summarize the best resources out there into juicy lists. I did that a lot in 2007 and 2008, and a few times in 2009. You become stubborn to try new ideas and approaches, because you have reached a level whereby you are comfortable with what you are doing, and it works perfectly fine to you. she can't sing!). What about education? Tough!

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ZaidSwoosh Has Swooshed 30 Stunning Posts Since Launch!

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99 Awesome Firefox Add-ons for Educators Nobel Prize Winners Video Lecture Search Engine 50 Terrific Twitter Tutorials for Teachers LearnTrends 2009 - Free Online Conference (November 17-19) 2009 ALT conference - 11 Mind Awakening Video Lectures Right Here! CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations Obama! have always thought that Norwegians (or their government to be fair!) ZAIDSWOOSH ROCKS!

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Go Online! Go Mobile! Lost in Space!

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ICEL 2009 On December 1st and 2nd, I attended the 2nd International Conference of e-Learning hosted by UiTM (in cooperation with AKEPT and MEIPTA as joint organizers). THINKING! So, when you prepare your curriculum, learning environment, or course content, do you develop everything yourself (Me, Myself and I)? Or are you good at using whatever you can find ? The theme was: Go Online! tools.

Learning Notes From an E-Learning 2.0 Implementation Workshop

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"Students who ask better questions, are independent learners, deep thinkers and ethical leaders of the future" - NTU's Greatest Achievement WHY GO? Alright, the actual title for the 2-day workshop was: E-Learning Implementation and Web 2.0 Also, it explored several web 2.0 technologies that participants could use to develop a collaborative online learning space. The first 1/2 day, Assoc. STUDENTS!

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Moodle is an Airport, Not a Total Solution!

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No, it is not an Airport! It is more like a space station ! If you ask a true learning professional, he or she will probably articulate Moodle as a virtual learning environment (VLE) , or course management system (CMS) , or worst case a learning management system (LMS). Whatever Moodle is, in this post Moodle is an 'Airport' (figurative speech that is!). Let's begin! MOODLE IS NOT. sensation.

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The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet!

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TOP BLOGS! As we move closer towards 2010, you will increasingly see new posts or articles screaming here are the top 8, 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, etc. blogs or sites of this and that. Most of them just vomit out lists, without putting much effort to justify their claims, or at least say why the selected blogs should be on the list. Is that so hard to ask for? within 10-15 minutes. is worth the wait.

Drop-By-Learning (DBL)

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I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." - Muhammad Ali PROBLEM Have you ever. Attended a Training/Workshop (T/W) session where you learned everything except what you really came for? Attended a T/W session where the facilitator spoke/illustrated too fast? Felt that the T/W session was a total waste of time! DREAM ON!

The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures

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And after exploring some of the educators and lectures I have shared above, I believe I need to spend the rest of 2009 to first improve myself. "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein Firstly, you might get annoyed with the term 'World Class' and I would perhaps, too. But at least it got you to this sentence, so it is working (until now!).

The Finnish Education System Rocks! Why?

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela Part 2: Insightful Videos Exploring Why the Finnish Education System Rocks! FUTURE LEARNING FINLAND A couple of weeks back (16th September), I attended a Future Learning Finland one-day seminar & networking session. Finpro had invited a few dozen people from Malaysia for this session. NOKIA!

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