How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills
JUNE 6, 2013
Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Mark Third, it isn’t just that writing a journal stimulates thought — it allows us to look at ourselves, our feelings, and our actions in a different way. Upload the journal template and make it available to learners. 3.
Top 50 Education and Technology Journals
JANUARY 8, 2012
Anyhow, a part of this has been to review the quality rankings of journals in the area. Using the SJR indicator, (González-Pereira et al, 2010) available through the SCImago Journal & Country Rank portal, Journals within Social Sciences and Education were ranked according to quality score. This list was then audited for likely relevant journals to arrive at the following ranking which could be used in part for the evaluation of research quality. American Educational Research Journal. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.
Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 2, 2011
A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. It encourages sensationalism.”. A day later, Jeff Jarvis cited a number of examples of real-time news coverage that are leading him, as he put it, to. think of the article not as the goal of journalism but as a value-added luxury or as a byproduct of the process.”. New-Media Models The Future of Print Adam Tinworth blogging control Jeff Jarvis journalism liveblogging narrative new media process journalism Twitter
How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses
JANUARY 24, 2012
received a lot of questions about the learning journal. So in today’s post we’ll look at the basic structure of the learning journal and how you could use something like it to complement your elearning courses. The Value of a Learning Journal. Before we look at how to set up the learning journal, let’s review where it adds value: Connects elearning to real world activities.
5 papers every learning professional should read
JULY 1, 2015
I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. While blogs (for example) certainly have their place in the discourse, so too do peer-reviewed publications. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning , 2(1), pp. And that’s a problem because as a practitioner, I consider it important to inform my work with the latest science.
free BJET issue on #MOOC disrupting teaching & learning in #HigherEd
JUNE 23, 2015
The British Journal of Educational Technologies just published a Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education. assessment education eLearning higher education journal mooc networking participation researchThe full set of articles with available html and pdf's can be found here. Lozano and Víctor M. R.
Blackboard Mobile Learn App – examples?
Dont Waste Your Time
DECEMBER 5, 2013
Here’s the question … has anyone designed a Blackboard course purely from the perspective of working from the Mobile Learn App? Here’s why i’m asking: I suspect that no one has built one yet. suspect that the course, designed for mobile, would not work well for anyone else. Blackboard Mobile Learn – Google Play and iTunes downloads. BlackBoard 9: links and resources.
New free #research articles #IRRODL lots of interesting papers
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
Thirdly, and not surprisingly in any ODL journal, South African, Balkan, Chinese, and Taiwanese researchers give us the results of their investigations into the use of specific distance learning tools. With examples from Canada, Spain, Russia and China. education eLearning identity journals LMS mLearning mobile learning mooc paper IRRODL has a new issue out, gathering papers from across the globe. Did not have time to read it yet, but I put many papers in my ''to read'' folder based on interesting titles and related abstracts. this sure makes one perfect mid-week read.
Game changers in the Training Zone
Learning with e's
JANUARY 27, 2013
One of the examples I've seen recently at the CES - the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas - it was reported that there was a new touch screen device which goes 'lumpy' when you want to put a keyboard up on it. As we're talking I'm watching citizen journalism going on, on the television in front of me. You can listen by clicking on the embedded link below. Unported License.
Our viral web
Learning with e's
JANUARY 16, 2011
Many journals and newspapers found and used my image of McLaren , with me duly credited as the photographer. It's an example of a picture going viral on the web. There are many other examples of the viral spreading of images, videos, sound bites and ideas - some are legendary. We are all Big Brother now. Not in the Orwellian dystopic sense of course. Try it. Unported License.
Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming
OCTOBER 26, 2011
And while it’s never a good idea to do something just because others are doing so (I hear my mom yelling at me “if your friends jumped off a cliff would you do that too?”), the Wall Street Journal recently posted an interesting article detailing how the “big boys” are utilizing games these days. Click for Slideshow: Examples of games in workplace management. LiveOps Inc.,
Blogging and Journalism
MARCH 4, 2007
asks Robert Niles in Online Journalism Review. Newspaper reporters have started blogging actively and bloggers have begun to contribute to mass media— Amit Varma with The Mint in India is one example of the latter. Blogging is not so much a profession as journalism is. Tags: journalism blogs writing “Are blogs a “parasitic medium?” The article, an aggregation of views of different bloggers, academics, and media professionals, gives a resounding “no” as the answer. And there are perhaps a few angles from which that response can be backed.
What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain
JANUARY 8, 2015
Research reported in the journal Psychological Science—a peer reviewed monthly journal and the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology—indicates that reading stories activates neural presentations of visual and motor experiences. For example, changes in character goals were associated with increased activation in the prefrontal cortex. Research Study. Citation.
Microlearning: What is it? And What Benefits does it Offer?
MAY 18, 2016
Throughout this post, we’ll try to give you examples of how to use microlearning in your own training programs. Microlearning can be achieved using a number of different delivery methods: emails, online posts and short multimedia videos, are all examples of different ways you can deliver training that is designed for your learners to retain new knowledge and achieve their educational goals.
Technology Adoption by Instructors to Impart Learning: Factors and Utilizations
AUGUST 31, 2015
study published by the Journal of Information Technology Education, states that there are two main factors, which are affecting the use of technology for learning by instructors – in class or beyond (jite.org/documents/Vol13/JITEv13ResearchP141-162MacCallum0455.pdf). There is no doubt that technology makes learning more accessible and interesting for the newer generation of learners.
Sian Bayne keynote on teacherbot #emoocs2015
MAY 19, 2015
Here are some examples. Example: ‘dear assistant’ made by amit agarwal, or LA quakebot made by bill snitzer, Olivia taters made by rob dubbin, desire bot made by felix jung, Bots of conviction: they can be all sorts of functions, with this bot being political. NRA Tally made by Mark Sample, two headlines made by darius kazemi. Arthur C. Who is thinking against this?
Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training
APRIL 28, 2016
For example, knowing what you’ll be expected to do with new information is crucial to being able to retain it. Journal of Educational Computing Research 51.4 The world of enterprise L&D has yet another reason to be buzzing about microlearning. The excitement never stops, does it? Here’s the story. The study. Dr. Felix Kapp , the study’s lead author. Why is bite-size better?
Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do Training Examples Need to Keep it Real?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 12, 2010
And in 14 years working as a publications manager and setting production budgets for technical journals, I was never asked to create a "tritotal." " As soon as I saw this example, I knew that an IT person wrote the training example, not an accountant. The question of the day is this: to what extent do training examples need to be real-life examples? " In truth, the example would be a better sentence without those words. On the other hand, constant use of serious and realistic examples can make our materials dry or even intimidating.
How colors can enhance memory performance?
JANUARY 12, 2014
See the example below: Picture 2: An example of using monochromatic color scheme for each group of nodes. Picture 3: An example of using the same color scheme for node’s title. Picture 4: An example of using the same color scheme for branches. Picture 5: An example of using analogous color scheme for presenting steps. The Journal of Psychology. Fraley, F.H.
Guidelines on writing a #paper: a synopsis
APRIL 7, 2015
Some pointers: Search a peer review journal with best reputation in publishing for your domain. Journals of societies have a larger circulation. Is the journal referenced a lot? Title of journal Year of publication; Volume number : First and last page numbers of article. Example: de Waard I. Example: de Waard I. The writing paper phase is here again.
Benefits of Mobile Devices in the Classroom
OCTOBER 6, 2013
For example, students can answer polls, tweet questions, and look up information during lectures. References: Student Engagement & Experience Journal | apple.com | depts.washington.edu | mobl21.com | campustechnology.com | education.com. Mobile devices today are introducing exciting new possibilities when it comes to digital learning. Perceived Benefits. Some Downsides.
Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!
Will at Work Learning
JANUARY 5, 2016
After each question, I briefly state the correct answer and cite research from top-tiered scientific journals. Let me give you an example related to the topic of brain science. Here is a real-life example: Over the past several years, a person with a cognitive psychology background has portrayed himself as a neuroscientist (which he is NOT). Articles abound. It’s a ton of fun!
"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
In the study students who learned with text that was more informal and personal (for example, used the word "you" or "I") produced 20% to 46% more solutions to a transfer problem (similar problem as presented in the instruction) than the group who only had formal language in their module. Elementary School Journal, 96, 385-414. References: Beck, I., McKeown, M.G., Sandora, C., 2000).
Open or shut?
Learning with e's
JULY 12, 2015
Increasing numbers of high profile academics (such as danah boyd and Martin Weller for example) are turning their backs on traditional methods of research dissemination, publishing their work exclusively on free-to-read open access platforms or on their blogs. Many have openly pledged to never write, edit or review for closed journals again. They are the open scholars.
Training Isn't Learning
The Peformance Improvement
MARCH 25, 2016
For example, AT&T is starting to retrain its entire workforce as it transitions from phone lines to the cloud. In an article for the Wall Street Journal titled, “AT&T’s Ambitious Effort to Retrain More than 100,000 Workers,” Rachel King writes: As AT&T Inc. AT&T is an example of a company that’s trying something different in an effort to close the U.S.
Call for papers and proposals #eLearning, #MOOC, #mlearning
JUNE 1, 2015
A quick list with calls for papers (journals and conferences), workshops and events. pages) as PDF via EasyChair and design samples of own work (e.g. mock-ups, videos, prototypes) via our YouTube channel, by creating design requirements using the Requirements Bazaar or by simply pasting a link to your design sample in the abstract.
Curated Insights – It’s ‘game on’ for Gamification in the workplace
APRIL 29, 2016
For example, during my L&D work with Disney and Kaplan, we were able to realize improved motivation by applying concepts VERY similar to the cluster motivations Nick discussed, including social, mastery, achievement, and immersion. I’m CONSTANTLY curating online content about learning and performance. As a learning geek, It’s my thing—well—one of my things. Warning! Psychology ahead!
Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
In two longitudinal samples of Japanese children and adolescents, pro-social game play predicted later increases in pro-social behavior. 2010) The Effects of a Serious Game on Role-Taking and Willingness to Help, Journal of Communication. A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding. The results were interesting. In a study led by Douglas A. Baughman, S.L.,
E-Learning Design Part 7: Models of Memory
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
An example of this would be to consider if a word was in capital letters or sounded like another word. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal behavior, 11, 671-684. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. It will come as no surprise that our memory is responsible for all of these things. We’ll also be looking at how we use this theory to inform our e-learning practice.
5 Must Read Training and Development Articles
WalkMe Training Station
JUNE 24, 2015
So if you are looking for good training and development articles then here are five excellent samples to get you started. This written interview on the Wall Street Journal was written by Rachel Emma Silverman, and features the thoughts and ideas of Dr. Eduardo Salas of the University of Central Florida. The samples mentioned here are examples of what good articles look like. These articles don’t always have to be unique or ground breaking, though. Employee Training and Development Articles. 1. “So Much Training, So Little to Show for It” .
Will at Work Learning: FREE Research Report on Feedback
Will at Work Learning
MAY 8, 2008
Ive spent a good chunk of the last year reviewing research from the worlds preeminent refereed journals in regard to how to give learners feedback. For example, a strong conclusion from the report is that feedback is effective, and is most effective in correcting wrong answers. Let me first agree that research from refereed journals cannot be our sole source of information.
Best Practices for Blended Learning Design
AUGUST 28, 2015
witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design. I’ve been a student of blending learning design theory for a long time, and witnessing this exemplary course helped crystallize for me the key ingredients for creating effective blended learning experiences. Personal Learning Journal. Branded Provider. 2. Star Instructor. 3.
Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
For example, according to a report published by Ambient Insight Research, the US market for mobile learning products and services reached $958.7 Here’s an example: Eric Tremblay published a study in the Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching [29(2), 217-227. Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days. Private.
Learning in Action (the Innocence Project)
Spark Your Interest
NOVEMBER 6, 2010
To me, this is a tremendous example of applying learning both within a field, but also recognizing that a diverse set of skills is going to be more helpful in an educational light. Do you have an example like this to share? I’d love to hear some more. I think I might make this a regular blog feature – Learning in Action. Image via Wikipedia.
Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?
Dont Waste Your Time
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Examples include: Do … build a separate teacher page for your “teacher” presence. This article is published in the AJET (Australasian Journal of Educational Technology) and has a good amount of data to support the assumption that students would use Facebook as part of their learning: 93% of surveyed students had an active Facebook account. link]. Ball, L., 2012).
Photo Journalism 101 (story + images + music + animation = success)
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
what gives the Northstar Nerd the "right" to speak about the topic of photo journalism? Here are three examples: =. You may ask the question. After all, I've never worked for a newspaper (unless you count my high school paper, The Exonian ). However with the advent of Web 2.0, the ability to tell a story, an ear for music and Photopeach , the Northstar Nerd has become Photopeach's leading " most featured content creator "! so what's my secret. and what's Photopeach ? Second, you don't need to be web geek to create the photo animations. Third.
the future will be distributed
Learning and Working on the Web
DECEMBER 3, 2014
Is this the journalism of the future? “We can conjecture, for example, that the journalism of the future will be distributed ? —?with Jordan Greenhall paints a very clear picture why distributed journalism is likely to happen. Please show us an example …. Could you give us some examples? ” – Reinvent Everything. We made the news!
The Importance of Implementing a Marcom Strategy for Continuing Education
OCTOBER 22, 2015
For example, you might use your email database to send an email blast to your members. For example, will you use your blog to reach analytic types to show that you’re a thought leader in your industry? So while you might wish you could afford place an ad in the Wall Street Journal, you have to consider where you can reach the most people for the least cost to produce the greatest ROI.
Spacing Learning Over Time -- Research Report
Will at Work Learning
JUNE 2, 2014
Here''s a research-to-practice report on the subject, backed by over 100 research studies from scientific refereed journals, plus examples. The spacing effect is one of the most potent learning factors there is--because it helps minimize forgetting. Originally published in 2006, the recommendations are still valid today. Click to download the research-to-practice report on spacing. It''s a classic! . And here''s some more recent research and exploration. Learning Fundamentals Research World Thoughts on Learning research spacing spacing effect spacing learning over time
Learning with e's
FEBRUARY 10, 2012
That was the main reason, I declared, that I resigned from my job as Co-editor of a major Taylor and Francis journal late last year. cited figures from two of my own papers, both published around the same time (in the slideset above) which showed the unacceptable editorial/review lead in times for many closed journals in comparison to open online journals. was my challenge.
The learnification of education
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Angela pointed me to the journal article Giving Teaching Back to Education: Responding to the Disappearance of the Teacher by Gert Biesta. I start this post by thanking Angela Towndrow , a fellow Aussie whom I met virtually via a mooc, and from whom I continue to draw insights on things related to education. After reading my previous post Let’s get rid of the instructors! ” Ouch!
Training in the Reality of Work
APRIL 19, 2016
This approach gets training closer in space and time to work, but the videos only share concepts and examples. Extracting learning from work asks employees to reflect on their day or write in journals. Learning your job where you have to do you job. Most companies who offer training provide formal courses for which employees take time away from work. Formal Learn more.
The Secret to a Competent, Loyal Workforce
MAY 24, 2016
For example, eLearning…. In the journal Effect of Sensory Cueing in Learning and Retention , authors Hughes, McIntyre, Dragoin, and Nolan wrote, “Since auditory processing of information plays a primary role in the storage of information, it was hypothesized that auditory cueing, i.e. presenting sound cues along with the usual visual exposure, would provide maximum retention.”
Debunker Club Works to Dispel the Corrupted Cone of Learning
APRIL 1, 2015
An article from the scientific journal Educational Technology shows no research backing for the information. For example, by having people think that there are benefits to seeing over hearing, or hearing over reading, we are sending completely wrong messages about how learning works. See, for example, the book Make it Stick by Brown, Roediger, and McDaniel. Subramony, D.,
A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses
JANUARY 7, 2014
Name: International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies , 3 , 77-78. For example if a black colored woman animated actor is used in the course, the skin color is clicked, the gender is clicked, and her action is counted (an action can either be passive or active - for example a female doctor actively examining a patient). 2009). Or for very local courses at that.