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MAY 5, 2012 Making a case for creating Open Educational Resources for use in Higher Education
To set the scene we'll start with a useful and pragmatic definition of Open Educational Resources from Stephen Downes (although he does not support the idea of an 'official' definition) – Read more here [link] "Open educational resources are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone." It is sharing and engaging widely and openly.
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MAY 5, 2012 Adobe RoboHelp: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Help System
Neil Perlin has written a well-rounded white paper covering the top mistakes Help authors make when creating a Help System. Among the mistakes: Not developing mechanisms to support content consistency. Not developing mechanisms to support format consistency. Not revisiting project design in light of 'environmental' changes. Not planning to test QA (Quality Assurance) and usability. Not planning to create an index Read more. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Help Authoring RoboHelp
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MAY 5, 2012 How Do You Define Community?
I’ve been thinking lately about community. Thinking about eLearning community, about the Captivate community, sure… but also about all sorts of communities. Do I really know what community is? Could I poke it with a stick if I saw it? I’m originally from Wyoming. mean that I was born in Wyoming. For those of [.]. Whats new
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MAY 5, 2012 Branding of Learning or is reputation enough ? Learning Cafe May Theme & Webinar
Being exposed to branding and marketing is now part of life*. In larger companies internal brands (departments, initiatives etc) have been used to create visibility and engage employees with the hope of resulting into action or change. Will the learning function benefit from having its own brand ? Or should we be old school and build a reputation through meeting needs of our customers and learners. Can branding of learning relevant to smaller or mid sized organisations ? In May, Learning Cafe ponders about learning branding through our blogs, discussions and webinars. Discussion Panel.
ONLIGNMENT On motivation – Intrinsic motivation
| SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
Part 2 of a short series on motivation. In part 1, I described my pressure cooker problem. Although it led to my behaving as a just-in-case learner, I was, at the same time fascinated and motivated to browse into the cultural connections of chicken soup, and after a whole host of interesting associative links, I ended up at the Ellis Island passenger arrivals website in the remote hope that I might locate some long lost relatives who emigrated to the USA many years ago. So what is the point? Intrinsic Motivation. Recently the UK Government enquired into the happiness of the nation. MORE >>
ECONTENT Northwoods Photos
| SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
I've used Picasa for some time now, but decided it was about time I also had a Flickr photostream. love to take photos either on long bike rides through the northwoods, or as SkiCam Man during cross-country ski races. Here are two photos from today's bike ride. The weather was nasty (42F with 20 mph winds off Lake Superior). However, there is often beauty during ugly weather. Click upon either image to view at full size. The Red Barn was just screaming at me to stop from my ride and take its photo. The red really stands out against the nasty sky. In the next 2.9 super fun. MORE >>