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NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Presentation does matter!
We talk about evoking high content retention among the learners. It’s truly important because effective learning happens only when a learner can show it easily. However, we should also realize and accept this fact that we retain visually presented information [.].
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NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Reading: “Students and recorded lectures: survey on current use and demands for higher education”
I’ve been interested for quite a while now in the use of recorded ‘lectures’ (for want of a better word) in learning materials for distance learners. Do these kinds of recording help students ‘learn’? This paper, from the Research in Learning Technology journal should be of interest to anyone who is also looking into lecture capture. There is good data here from the students that ought to be considered by anyone contemplating the introduction of any system that would enable recording of lecture materials and it’s provision and supply to students. JOCHEMS, W.
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NOVEMBER 23, 2012 TinCan Demystified
If you are somewhat interested in eLearning and unless you have been living on a deserted island for the last year you probably have already heard about the TinCan project. TinCan is heavily promoted as the successor of SCORM and was designed to fix many things that were lacking on the previous standard. In this post we discuss what TinCan really is and how it compares to SCORM. The Tincan API resulted from several deliberations on SCORM 2.0 over the last five years. The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. frameset?
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NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Are QR codes redundant?
It seems only a short while since we first became aware of Quick Response (QR) codes. In fact, they have been around since 1994, and were originally created to enable the Japanese car manufacturing giant Toyota to track its vehicles during the manufacturing process. Now QR tags are just about everywhere you look, including advertising hoardings, buses and trains, magazines and even coins.
- Transparency isn’t a choice
Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media during the past week. skap5 – “ Be afraid institutions, be very afraid. Self organized networks are getting better at the purposeful part. ” FastCoExist: Watch Alex Bogusky Talk About The Future Of Responsible Companies. Now Bogsuky is working on models for companies to be better citizens, and part of that involves a different take on advertising so that the new information you get about a company isn’t a gimmick, but hard facts about its performance. For today money is created by bank lending. MORE >>