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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. Consider the teenager in central Australia whose school has only one teacher. Ka ching! Dental, anyone?

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Making a difference

Learning with e's

Many times I've heard it said that there is no evidence that technology improves learning. This is a vacuous claim, based on ignorance of the research literature, and possibly borne out of a fear or dislike of technology in general. My usual retort to such a claim is that children with special educational needs are a classic example of technology improving learning. Unported License.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. Consider the teenager in central Australia whose school has only one teacher. Ka ching! Dental, anyone?

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Writing & Grammar: More and More Confusing Words

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Several respondents called these word-choice challenges fun, so let's do this one more time. Your challenge this week, once again, is to choose the right word or phrase: I wish someone had  appraised/apprised  me of the situation with the angry client. thought the books had  already/all ready  been shipped. When I left on Friday, the books were  already/all ready  to go. When I got back to work on Wednesday, I found out the shipment had been held so we could send the books and the other items  altogether/all together.

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My Favorite e-Learning Infographics

Sudden Insight

Summary: Christopher Pappas posted links to 10 Awesome Infographics About e-Learning. looked at all ten and here are the three I liked best. The first infographic below discusses the principles of adult learning. Of course, this isn’t all that could be said about the topic, but the information Nicole gives here is generally consistent with the empirical evidence. Guess who wins?

Is it Time for a Change? The Environment Model by Neil Lasher

Learning Solutions Magazine

Is the handwriting on the wall for eLearning? The design, development, and delivery of content intended to facilitate learning have undergone many changes. Perhaps it is time to change the way we are doing things. If you believe that eLearning is not providing sufficient value for anything other than “tick box compliance,” read this for a different direction that you may want to consider.

3 Reasons to Choose LearnDash as Your WordPress LMS

LearnDash

Lately I have received emails from those interested in LearnDash WordPress LMS wanting to know if it is the right solution for them. Each person who contacts me has a different story, and reason, for wanting to use WordPress as their learning management system. After having many conversations, I have found a few underlying themes across all of the inquiries. Any theme, no modifications necessary.

Active Listening: A Primer

OpenSesame

In the business world, long-term success hinges on excellent active listening skills. Many people mistake active listening for passively taking notes during a presentation, or worse - they think of ‘listening’ as ‘waiting quietly for their turn to speak.’. True active listening requires practice, patience, and engagement. Right eLearning Solutions

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.