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APRIL 22, 2011 Writing & Grammar: Name That Error--The Answers
by Jennie Ruby. Here are the answers to last week's grammar challenge. Were you able to name the errors? Did you fix them correctly? Some of these problems may have more than one correct answer. For example, the sentence fragment can be corrected many different ways. If you have questions about any of these, I would love to hear from you. Using the new iPad app, the best erosion control method can be found quickly. Using the new iPad app, engineers can find the best erosion control method quickly. You can correct this run-on sentence by adding a comma after moons. While you may need.
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APRIL 22, 2011 Data Change Everything
During the past several months there have been low background rumblings in the land of education and training. That is the sound of the learning world discovering what Internet professionals working in other vertical markets have known for years: The. Analytics Diffusion of Innovation eLearning Online Education Research Trends
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APRIL 22, 2011 The Pad and the Pod
I had a conversation today where I was asked about the difference with a tablet versus a smartphone (or pad versus pod :). This is something I’ve been thinking about, and some thoughts coalesced as I answered. don’t think this is my definitive answer, but it’s worth wrestling with (learning out loud and all that). The must-read for mobile designers, The Zen of Palm , shows data collected from years ago on the early Palm devices ( Figure 1.3 ) which showed the difference between usage of desktops versus handhelds. While we might listen to music, that’s a different thing.
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LEARNING UNBOUND BLOG We Are All Educators Now
| FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
We believe that an appropriate response to the needs and demands of Web users is one that fosters meaningful learning experiences. As a result, we have oriented our efforts toward producing learning content--whether it’s intended for marketing, documentation, sales support, training, or customer service. read more MORE >>
- Games as Gateway Experiences for Learning
I was the type of kid who devoured the Sim-genre games, from the traditional SimCity to lesser known games such as SimFarm. In addition to just playing them as intended, I loved that they were essentially worlds in a sandbox, where I could impose my own rules to experiment with concepts that interested me. friend and I used SimLife to create virtual horse farms and racetracks, where we’d breed generations upon generations of horses, with the goal of creating horses with the tendency to not turn around. This was THE essential trait for winning virtual horse races in SimLife. Now you know.) MORE >>
- Good Friday’s Finds #100
Tweet I started Friday’s Finds almost two years ago, “In an attempt to make my finds on Twitter more explicit, this may be the start of regular posts on some of the things I learned this past week (weekly seems better than monthly).. This weekly activity forces me to review and reflect, good things to practice, in my opinion. funnymonkey – “ Every time I read content on Linked In I get another look at the evolving face of spam. feel dirty afterwards.. Why high performance organizations will thrive on uncertainty & lack of control – by @RossDawson. MORE >>
MINDFLASH Cartoon: ‘This is what we in the training department call a teachable moment’
| FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
My wife is a teacher, and every so often when her class is in higher spirits she brings out two stuffed animals. One One animal models the offending behavior, and the other tests out different responses. For example, one stuffed animal pushes the other, should the other A) push back? B) call him a name? or C) tell the teacher? It’s a great way to diffuse a situation and model something more appropriate. My wife calls them “teachable moments, and I imagined they might also come in handy in what’s shaping up to be an awful sales meeting. MORE >>
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