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Skills for Learning 2.0

Learning with e's

I have been thinking and writing about ' Learning 2.0 ' for some time now. This is the argument that there has been a paradigm shift in the way students learn - from 1.0 to 2.0, from passive to active, from individual to social and from consumer to producer. The University of Toronto's Mark Federman is a major contributor to this discourse. Firstly, learners need to be able to connect.

Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Sometimes confusing words take us by surprise, and sometimes we just blank on them. Being familiar with commonly confused words can help. The following words and phrases are like sharks lurking in the waters of our language: watch out! Use this challenge to raise your awareness as well as test your prowess with these word and phrase pairs. Challenge on confusing words: We had  less/fewer  trick-or-treaters this year than we expected. We have a lot of leftover candy  like/such as  Milk Duds and Smarties. "Wow that really took me back!"

WordPress LMS (LearnDash) Finalized Core Features


After months of collecting your suggestions for functionality you would like to see in a WordPress LMS, we have finalized the core features that will be present in the initial release of the LearnDash. First, thank you to all who wrote us and provided their input – our WordPress LMS plugin is truly a product of your suggestions. It will be constantly evolving based on user demand.

Designing mLearning UIs with Blueprint by Mayra Aixa Villar

Learning Solutions Magazine

One of the challenges in mobile learning application development is breaking away from the default interfaces that we have used for years in desktop eLearning. Prototyping tools can assist designers in figuring out what really works on a mobile device. Read in this article about one such tool and the way the author uses it!

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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Places Errors Hide in an E-Learning Course

E-learning Uncovered

As an e-learning project manager/designer/developer/writer/editor/[insert current hat here], it can be frustrating to stumble onto an error in your course. Whether it is an error on the title slide of the course or one hidden on a screen we hope won’t ever be noticed, it’s an unwelcome event to find a mistake.  To help minimize missed errors, I put together this list of the places errors hide. I use this to make sure my editors don’t forget to check certain areas as they edit the course. The onscreen text and transcript aren’t listed because I don’t find those areas to be problematic. Alt Text.