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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.

Free #mLearning papers from IJIM, an open access journal

Ignatia Webs

There is a new free edition of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM). mobile mLearning journals research paper mobile learning eLearningGreat news! iJIM has just published its latest issue at --> [link]. learning's, in Particular the iPad’s Potentials in Education (György Molnár Dr.) [link] jim/article/view/2398 [link] ijim.v7i1.2398.

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. Pic, D.

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

Oh, here is my latest directory of LMSs. #10 – Meridian - Despite a web site that should be kicked into outer space (hello, update?), the system itself has a lot to offer. I see it as a platform that could easily be for 1,500 and up users, although it may sit better at 5,000+. Still this is a very nice system and one that I had fun in playing around. Minor tweaks still needed.

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. JOLT is a nice journal, so for those interested in getting the new issues in their mailbox, you can subscribe online here: [link] joltnews/joltlistserv.php? Research Papers A Longitudinal Comparison of Course Delivery Modes of an Introductory Information Systems Course and the Subsequent Information Systems Course Kathleen Burns, Mary "Mimi" Duncan, Donald C. The contents of the issue are listed below. action=add.)

#mHealth opportunities and planning using #mLearning

Ignatia Webs

education awareness, early warning systems for epidemic outbreaks, personal well-being.)° mobile mLearning journals eLearning guild mobile learning health mhealth mHealth is a rapidly growing market. The interesting thing is that it actually reaches both patients and practitioners around the globe with all the people around the world using cell phones.

#OER #MOOC online learning papers from Open CourseWare conference

Ignatia Webs

education eLearning journal knowledge knowledge management learning analytics OER open education research The Open Praxis special issue from the Open CourseWare Conferenence (OCW) 2014 that took place in Ljubliana, Slovenia is just published. This issue features a selection of papers. Our experience and user research confirm this. To find analytics, metrics are necessary, but not sufficient.

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Your Brain: The Ultimate Electronic Performance Support System

Social Learning

According to the author (identified as “memenode” in the article), the journal Science recently conducted a study showing that “reliable and constant access to online information is affecting how we use our memory.  Lately, I’ve been giving greater thought to how the influence of the internet has changed who I am, and how I operate.  What does this mean exactly?  performance support

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

Ignatia Webs

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 eLearningBelow you will find the contents of the new issue of IRRODL, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. The issue contains 12 research articles and one field note, research note, and article reaction note. Garrison.

When the dam breaks.

Learning with e's

Recently, several writers have bemoaned the fact that a) there is often a significant time delay between the submission of papers to academic journals, and the papers actually reaching the reader b) many of the top, elite journals we are expected to publish in are in fact read by a very small percentage of the community the research is intended to reach. This is the way it should be.

New free #research articles #IRRODL lots of interesting papers

Ignatia Webs

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. Did not have time to read it yet, but I put many papers in my ''to read'' folder based on interesting titles and related abstracts. The relationship of satisfaction to learning is, of course, its own topic, also often researched.


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. blended learning eLearning journal mobile learning mooc online learning researchIs it my love for Canada which makes me more susceptible for possible news? Is it because I like the editors? Is it the determination to offer a platform to international authors that want to share research? Is it their website visuals using people from all ages, looks and combinations? And I have another couple of articles ready for reading. Koehler, Erin D.

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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5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning


According to a journal published by the McKinsey Global Institute, it took commercial television 13 years to reach 50 million households worldwide. Learning Management System can now connect directly to social media – to offer learners the opportunity to reach out to peers or experts and open the avenues of collaboration. Advanced Analytics. The Power of Service.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

It is a very exciting time for online course developers as upgrades, new devices, new software, apps, and WiFi hotspots can now break course design out the legacy learning management system box. Many current enterprise learning management systems can be viewed on a mobile device, however learners are not accessing courses this way. Guest post by  Marie S. Lewandowski. Marie is a Sr.

Mobile magazines and journals to get new ideas or publish your work

Ignatia Webs

Here are some of the Mobile learning journals or magazines that might be of interest to you. focused on specialized journals, but of course you can go very open as well and address eLearning journals that I referred to a couple of months ago. This mobile journal list is not exhaustive, so if you know of any others please add your link. ICTology [link] ).

Using an LMS to Enhance Marketing and Increase Sales

Web Courseworks

As a Learning Management System provider, we assume that our customers are in the business of selling courses. With Your learning management system and/or eCommerce platform plays a valuable role. If they login to take a course, they should be suggested a related webinar recording or recent journal article. Below are some features to look for to get you started. Course Reviews.

3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

In this modern world of ‘information at your fingertips’, how can your Learning Management System (LMS) help you to incorporate reflective learning in your education programs? Regular Journaling. One of the most common forms of individual reflection is to keep a learning log, journal or diary. Ways to Facilitate Reflective Learning with your LMS. Assessment and Surveys.

What consumers want in a LMS – can you say WOW?

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps the biggest challenge facing the industry is the lack of WOW despite consumers repeatedly asking for it.  In the last several weeks, I have had consumer clients tell me that they are seeking a system that has such a factor. Whether they are using their system for employees, B2B market or a combination of both, this is becoming the standard rather than the secondary. This lack of WOW equally hurts in the demo. I don’t care how awesome your system is, if you show a vanilla demo and tell folks well it can look like this or that, folks just won’t see it as that.

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What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain

Kapp Notes

Research reported in the journal Psychological Science—a peer reviewed monthly journal and the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology—indicates that reading stories activates neural presentations of visual and motor experiences. Here we present functional neuroimaging evidence that neural systems track changes in the situation described by a story. Citation.

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Absorb LMS Named One of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching

Absorb LMS

Learning Management Systems. Journals & Blogs. , a research and advisory services site focused on learning and development in the online higher education world, has just named Absorb LMS one of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching. This list includes resources in the following three categories: Teaching Tools & Technologies.

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LearnDash Spotlight: Small Business Doer


The whole site started off as a live journal for my business plan where I posted my entire plan online and updated it once a month. It was exactly what I needed; a learning management system that worked with my existing wordpress site. LearnDash Spotlight learning management system lms WordPress What is Small Business Doer and how did it start?

Interview in New Online Journal

Tony O'Driscoll

A colleague from IBM interviewed me for a new online journal called Transformative Works and Cultures. A few quotes from the interview to whet your appetite: Whether you come at it from the gaming industry perspective or from the perspective of gaming sensibilities making their way into industry in general, at core is the fact that as we move from a world where we connect to the Web to one where we connect through and within it, the enriched communication and social interaction is changing how we live, work, and play. To read the whole interview you can read it here.


Do we still need academic journals?

George Siemens

Tony Bates asks wether we still need academic journals (note, he pays homage to the need for a system that is capable of “disseminating useful information that has a sound academic base&# …he just questions the journal model). The form of journals – 6-12 articles in an issue, published on a fairly regular interval is somewhat irrelevant. Existing mindsets are challenged by new technologies – especially those that enable new actions. But, like albums, their earlier physical form still dictates digital structure

Physicians Resist CDSSs

Kapp Notes

Thus a large number of articles in medical journals are dedicated to the subject. In the Middle of the Curve: Archive of EHR / EMR Posts Second, one of the newest medical innovations out there are CDSS (Clinical Decision Support Systems) in training we'd call them Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS). Same concept, the system provides the doctor with information he or she needs to make decisions on how to treat a specific patient. 2000 in article titled "Who is Afraid of the System? Doctors' Attitude Towards Diagnostic Systems".

#ic_moveme Janesh Sanzgiri on Critical reflections on MOOCs in India @janeshsanzgiri

Ignatia Webs

In india lack of infrastructure, lack of university systems to cope with the demand for educators. Fabulous critical talk on MOOCs by Janesh Sanzgiri. In 2013 MOOCs were suggested as the silicon valley salvation of education, including the developing world. More importantly the current research is heavily skewed to Northern regions. The voice of the global south is being missed in research.

Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies


Up next, we explain how your learning management system or learning portal can be employed to manage new knowledge for new hires so that it is available when needed. learning portal or a learning management system needs to emphasize knowledge management. All possible issues need to be documented within the discussion area of the learning management system, TalentLMS in our case.

Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Internal job aids  (to support use of systems, processes and activities). Logs, diaries, and journals (recording reflections and learning as it occurs). Simulation and debrief (group exercises to test assumptions, beliefs, and attitudes about processes and systems). Large-scale events (whole organization system change).

Will Millennials Make Great Trainers?

This generation grew up in a different educational system than their older peers. According to a Wall Street Journal article , workers aged 20 to 24 stayed in one job just less than 16 months. What’s in store for Learning and Development as Millennials take charge? We think of Millennials as the up-and-coming generation. But they’re already here.

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The Forgotten Learners: 7 Tips for Engaging Generation X Through L&D

So they’ll appreciate regular time to reflect on successes and failures. L&D professionals can help managers encourage post-mortem discussions and ask people to keep a private journal of reflections on each day. In fact, a study in the Journal of Vocational Behavior found that mentors enjoy greater job satisfaction and career success than non-mentors. Compared to 28% for Boomers.

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)


Her system walks you through how to target real outcomes rather than transferring knowledge for knowledge sake. It can be supported via journals, group/individual coaching, mentors, ‘win/learn/change’ processes or elements of social learning. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in…. 70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. processes (six sigma, kaizen).

Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning

Social Learning

And in a journal article called “ Defining Mobile Learning , John Traxler posits an initial mobile learning definition as follows: “Mobile learning can perhaps be defined as ‘any educational provision where the sole or dominant technologies are handheld or palmtop devices.” Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days. million in 2010.

Creative Employees Improve Customer Satisfaction

CLO Magazine

For the study, employees completed questionnaires on creativity-oriented high-performance work systems, need satisfaction, creative process engagement and demographics. Companies that want to improve their customer service levels may want to consider how well they’re investing in their employees’ creativity, suggests new research led by the University of East Anglia.

7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have


Educational technology research journals are now rife with the mandatory technology skills trainers should have. In this article, we’ll share with you a list composed by leading educational technology journals. Look around you and into any education journal you may find. Ten years ago, Laura Turner in The Journal spoke about these skills. But some may be missing.