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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Mark Third, it isn’t just that writing a journal stimulates thought — it allows us to look at ourselves, our feelings, and our actions in a different way. Upload the journal template and make it available to learners. 3.

Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. think of the article not as the goal of journalism but as a value-added luxury or as a byproduct of the process.”. Her final question focused on the article: “Do you think the ‘article,’ as a form, needs to be reinvented? “ Ben Huh : I think it should be augmented and, in some cases, tossed out entirely.”. The inverse pyramid story may be the single biggest reason that journalists are mistrusted.

IRRODL journal is out with rich online, #mobile and #eLearning articles

Ignatia Webs

There are a couple of OER related articles in this publication. One article that immediately got my attention was the OERscout technology framework by Ishan Sudeera Abeywardena, Chee Seng Chan, Choy Yoong Tham. online learning journals irrodl mooc eLearning The latest version of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning has just been published and as always it is packed with online, mobile and eLearning wisdom. Just imagine finding the top-notch OER in a matter of minutes, what a wonderful world this would be.

free online #elearning research articles from JOLT

Ignatia Webs

Vol. 9, No. 3 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) at [link] has been published and is available online. In this issue you will find 12 articles concerned with various aspects of online learnin g and teaching. Pasting the whole set of articles below. collaborative working eLearning journals online learning paper research always nice. Victor J.

new issue of free #mobile journal and Learning #Analytics newsletter

Ignatia Webs

Just sharing two new free options (one journal and one newsletter) that are filled with interesting articles on mobile learning (including a focus on lab experiments) and learning analytics (including a regional viewpoint). The Learning Analytics Community Exchange newsletter is out, addressing the latest learning analytics research projects and ongoing ideas from the LACE community.

5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning , 2(1), pp. Given the challenges and pressures of professional life, combined with everything else that’s been going on privately, I’ve fallen out of the habit of scanning the latest abstracts and deep diving into particular studies.

Free journal issue on #OER Open Educational Resources #socialInclusion

Ignatia Webs

Here is a great opportunity to look at the Journal of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia. Not sure how long the free access will last, so take a peek, it is a list of interesting articles. It is a great issue with articles on the benefits and policy factors when working with OERs. journals OER eLearning open education

Five wonderful Open Access journals to read and write for

Ignatia Webs

At the same time reading up on wonderfully rich and open access journals or magazines makes my day. It is peer reviewed and each one of its published issues is packed with interesting articles (I do review articles for them, always a pleasure). The journal is now published quarterly in March, June, September, and December.

Free research articles from JOLT: self-regulated learning, online learning, tutor support

Ignatia Webs

Vol. 9, No. 4 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at [link] currentissue.html ) has been published and is available online. In this issue you will find 12 articles concerned with various aspects of online learnin g and teaching. It is a nice set of articles, embracing social media for online learning, gender-based barriers for men in online nursing (nice twist), student preference for asynchronous content delivery. eLearning journals online learning self-directed learning self-regulated learning The contents of the issue are listed below.

New free #research articles #IRRODL lots of interesting papers

Ignatia Webs

Copying from the wonderful editorial accompanying this issue and which is written by Dianne Conrad: Several topics emerged in this issue’s selection of articles. Thirdly, and not surprisingly in any ODL journal, South African, Balkan, Chinese, and Taiwanese researchers give us the results of their investigations into the use of specific distance learning tools. education eLearning identity journals LMS mLearning mobile learning mooc paper IRRODL has a new issue out, gathering papers from across the globe. With examples from Canada, Spain, Russia and China. Walker, Brian R.


5 Must Read Training and Development Articles

WalkMe Training Station

Sometimes, developing a good employee training program is not just about implementing the right policies or hiring the right people; it also often involves reading informative training and development articles. These articles don’t always have to be unique or ground breaking, though. These articles can also help expose you to various experts in the field, and look at different perspectives and opinions with regards to employee engagement. So if you are looking for good training and development articles then here are five excellent samples to get you started.

Improve Training with These Must Read Articles

WalkMe Training Station

This month I have compiled a fantastic collection of the most interesting employee training articles! These articles provide you with tips on engaging, retaining and much more! This interesting article from Quick Books has 6 ways to improve efficiency, morale, productivity and onboarding. According to this article from eLeap, the next step in employee training are podcasts.

10 Must-Read Articles about MOOCs


Here are 10 articles you must read about MOOCs: 1.  The Wall Street Journal: An Early Report Card on Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs are still fairly early in their development. Which is what makes this article an important ‘must-read’ on everyone’s list. 5.  The post 10 Must-Read Articles about MOOCs appeared first on TalentLMS Blog. What defines a MOOC? Opinion moo

Why are #IRRODL articles such a pleasure to read? New free issue

Ignatia Webs

There are numerous EdTech related journals out there, but whenever I read the abstracts of most new IRRODL issues , I am intrigued. Is it the mix between multiple EdTech options? I do not know, but it sure happened again this morning while strolling through the abstracts and respectively some of the articles of this new IRRODL issue. And I have another couple of articles ready for reading. Here is the full list of articles of the new issue, all articles freely available and in HTML PDF MP3 EPUB formats. Is it because I like the editors? Koehler, Erin D.

50 Posts and Articles that Made Me Think in 2011

ID Reflections

Inspired by JaneHart’s Top100 Articles of 2011 , I thought I should put down at least the top 50 thathas made me reflect and ponder in the past one year, has changed the way I dothings and shaped quite a bit of my work-life decisions. In the past one year, I have made a career shift or should I sayexpanded my work portfolio (and I have describedthe move here ), and these posts and articles have been instrumental inhelping me make sense of the move and impart some value to the work I do. have divided them across five categories for easy reference. approaches?

Is the ivory tower crumbling?

Learning with e's

In yesterday's post entitled ' Open or shut ', I wrote about a rise in the number of academics who are turning their back on traditional research publications such as closed journals, in favour of more open, accessible outputs such as blogs and open access journals. million peer-reviewed articles are published annually. The pitfalls are there, but so are the benefits.

New open journal #iJim issue is out on #mLearning topics

Ignatia Webs

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) has just published its latest issue at --> [link]. We invite you to have a look at the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to read articles and items of interest. McManus, H.H. Carr, B.M. Arévalo, Estela L. Muñoz, Juan M. Gómez) [link] Collaborative Rural Healthcare Network: A Conceptual Model (U.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

iTunes for journalism (reprise)  EUEN SEMPLE   |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012. GEORGE SIEMENS. APRIL 19, 2012. Remaking education in the image of our desires. The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Education faces enormous pressure. It’s much, much bigger. MORE >> DAVID WEINBERGER. APRIL 24, 2012. MORE >> IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER.

#MOOC papers: challenges, learner self-determination & #pedagogy

Ignatia Webs

In the free online, peer reviewed journal of Merlot, a nice set of articles was published in the March 2014 issue. Another article of interest to me was one that looked at self-determined learning (which is closely related to self-regulation and self-directed learning). The rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the last few years bears witness to this phenomenon.

free BJET issue on #MOOC disrupting teaching & learning in #HigherEd

Ignatia Webs

The British Journal of Educational Technologies just published a Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education. The articles are freely available and have been brought together by the wonderful academics Dick N'Gambi and Vivienne Bozalek. The full set of articles with available html and pdf's can be found here.

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Exploring #seamless learning for #MOOC and #mobile

Ignatia Webs

The full feature article can be read here. The article combines informal learning, ubiquitous learning, collaboration, technology. Getting the article written pushed my mind, now. writing on a more elaborate research article based on this first brainstorm. eLearning guild informal learning journals mLearning mobile mobile learning mooc seamless learning

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Every day, Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to select the top articles from blogs in these fields. And here are the top articles from this year: ADAPTIVE PATH. Journalism is outlining  DOC SEARLS    |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012. patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Here’s how. JULY 16, 2012. Consider. Enjoy!

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#mHealth opportunities and planning using #mLearning

Ignatia Webs

Because of the wide variety of options that are out there, I wrote an article for always inspirational Learning Solutions magazine which is the eLearning Guild publication. The mHealth article is entitled Mobile Learning Support for Global Health. In the article I look at the requirements to get an mHealth project started, what it takes to plan a health related project (e.g.

Free research papers on #MOOC, OER & online education #elearning

Ignatia Webs

A new, free, research filled issue of the Open Praxis journal just got published. The reason I like the Open Praxis journal that much, is because it really looks at international research (at least 25% of the references need to be from other regions than your own). Open Praxis is one of the journals that tries to address this. education eLearning journal mooc researchSharing abstract of our paper here: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted a great deal of attention by higher education and private enterprises.

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#OER #MOOC online learning papers from Open CourseWare conference

Ignatia Webs

gladly include the list of papers at the end of this blogpost, but first starting with an article and research that I found particularly useful. The most interesting for my research and online learning interests was the one from Cohen, Omollo and Malicke which was an article on " a Framework to Integrate Public, Dynamic Metrics Into an OER Platform ".

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Free #eLearning magazines to follow with interest

Ignatia Webs

This week the Learning Solutions magazine published an article I wrote on MOOCs as a new eLearning frontier. As I was writing the article, I suddenly noticed I had not mentioned my two favorite free and inspiring accessible, online eLearning magazines: Learning Solutions magazine , eLearn magazine. Since 2002 the learning solutions magazine published 430 articles.

New issue of the free #eLearning journal #IRRODL is out - a great read

Ignatia Webs

The issue contains 12 research articles and one field note, research note, and article reaction note. The winners of last years Best Articles of the year in IRRODL for 2011, have also been selected by the Editorial Board. This is a new reward the IRRODL people launched and it comes with it the opportunity to have the work translated and published in a number of our partner educational journals that publish in languages other than English (great initiative!). connectivism social network mLearning journals lifelong learning irrodl eLearningGarrison.

Can Doodling Actually Enhance Training? Apparently, Yes


An April 24 Wall Street Journal article pointed out that several high-tech companies like Facebook are responding to a growing body of evidence that suggests that doodling — sketching ideas out graphically, even if crudely — can simplify communication, fuel collaboration, and help generate new ideas. But it may be even more beneficial than that.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Social Learning

And while it’s never a good idea to do something just because others are doing so (I hear my mom yelling at me “if your friends jumped off a cliff would you do that too?”), the Wall Street Journal recently posted an interesting article detailing how the “big boys” are utilizing games these days.  Gaming Theory Gamification Learning Circuits Blog Wall Street Journal

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No-Nonsense Employee Training – The Best Articles of This Week

This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. Research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology suggests that drawing pictures helps people remember what they’ve learned. 12 Proven Success Strategies I Don’t Bother Doing (and Why).

MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms – the last gasp of old corporate training?

Jane Hart

It’s a hardhitting headline – and one that I copied from a recent post I found on THE Journal – Personalized Learning, Flipped Classrooms, Video Watching: Last Gasps of the Old Education, In that article, the authors argue that “personalized instruction, flipped classrooms, video watching, etc., are the last gasps of the old, [.]. Social learning

The Metaverse Journal's 2010 Virtual World Predictions

Kapp Notes

Here are ten predictions about virtual worlds in Australia and beyond made by The Metaverse Journal in an article simply titled Virtual worlds predictions for 2010. Also, another interesting article in The Metaverse Journal is a review of how they did on their predictions for 2009. Here is one of the interesting predictions Australia will have its first government funded virtual environment – a proposal is already underway to see this come to fruition.

People! Don't Remember 10%, 20%, or 30% of this! Remember it all!

Will at Work Learning

A year and a half ago, three esteemed researchers (and me) published a series of articles debunking the meme that people remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, and 30% of what they read, etc. Here was my review of those research articles. Unfortunately, until now, the articles themselves were not available online. To subscribe to the originating journal, Educational Technology , click here. Click here to get a copy of the four articles. Now, we the authors are able to share a copy with you.  . Myths and Worse Research Classics Reviewed

Breaking down fences

Learning with e's

Although journal articles and books are a great source of knowledge, many articles go quickly out of date, and were probably in most cases already out of date by the time they were published, due to ponderous editorial and review processes, and a general back-log of articles that wait in a queue to be published. blog Seth Godin expertise open access journal reading