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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 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.

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.

ZaidLearn: Any Free Hosted CMS or LMS? (Yes, Obama Says!)

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Related Posts - Edu2.0 & LectureShare Can We Host and Facilitate Our Courses Online For Free? Are there any FREE Course/Learning Management Systems (C/LMS) out there that require no financial hardware, software and hosting investments? In other words, are the any free hosted C/LMS that we can explore and perhaps use? FREE HOSTED C/LMS? Users can even construct private and public universities.

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 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. Though, how come they invited me of all people? READ THIS FIRST! million citizens only)?

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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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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 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!

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!

Got A New e-Learning Job! Got Any Tips to Share?

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Cool!). I am dreaming of conceptualizing and nurturing with IMU educators electrifying and sizzling e-learning environments (I suppose this only makes sense to 'The Rock'!). In other words, conceptualizing and nurturing e-learning environments that are: R elevant E ngaging F un I nteractive C ollaborative That would be awesome! YouTube), social bookmarking, social networking, etc. What about SCORM?

Got A New e-Learning Job! Got Any Tips to Share?

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Cool!). I am dreaming of conceptualizing and nurturing with IMU educators electrifying and sizzling e-learning environments (I suppose this only makes sense to 'The Rock'!). In other words, conceptualizing and nurturing e-learning environments that are: R elevant E ngaging F un I nteractive C ollaborative That would be awesome! YouTube), social bookmarking, social networking, etc. What about SCORM?

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!

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!

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!

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!

2 Juicy Ways to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint

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RealPlayer YouTube Video Wizard Format Factory Updated Version: The Real Way to Download-Convert-Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint! Now, I am going to share with you two (2) juicy ways to insert your favorite YouTube videos (or videos from other sites) into your PowerPoint presentations. So, how can we get the job done quickly? Simply install this YouTube Video Wizard (YTV) dude.

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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!

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!

Malaysian Sharein Tickles Real Potential!

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Sharein “The goal is convenience, to make it easy for the user. It’s not a power tool, but for the average user who wants to share.” - Colin Wong (CEO, Sharein) SHAREIN? Sharein is an easy-to-learn/use tool that allows you to bookmark, rate, share, and discuss your internet discoveries with your friends in an efficient manner. It tracks total views, reach, re-tweets, comments etc. Really cool!

Malaysian Sharein Tickles Real Potential!

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Sharein “The goal is convenience, to make it easy for the user. It’s not a power tool, but for the average user who wants to share.” - Colin Wong (CEO, Sharein) SHAREIN? Sharein is an easy-to-learn/use tool that allows you to bookmark, rate, share, and discuss your internet discoveries with your friends in an efficient manner. It tracks total views, reach, re-tweets, comments etc. Really cool!

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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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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