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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

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

Stoatly Different

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.

Free #mLearning papers from IJIM, an open access journal

Ignatia Webs

There is a new free edition of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM). mobile mLearning journals research paper mobile learning eLearningGreat news! iJIM has just published its latest issue at --> [link]. learning's, in Particular the iPad’s Potentials in Education (György Molnár Dr.) [link] jim/article/view/2398 [link] ijim.v7i1.2398.

5 Journalism Techniques To Borrow For eLearning

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach 5 Journalism Techniques To Borrow For eLearning. Think like a journalist for a compelling approach. eLearning Design

IRRODL journal is out with rich online, #mobile and #eLearning articles

Ignatia Webs

online learning journals irrodl mooc eLearning The latest version of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning has just been published and as always it is packed with online, mobile and eLearning wisdom. There are a couple of OER related articles in this publication. One article that immediately got my attention was the OERscout technology framework by Ishan Sudeera Abeywardena, Chee Seng Chan, Choy Yoong Tham. Just imagine finding the top-notch OER in a matter of minutes, what a wonderful world this would be.

Free journal issue on #OER Open Educational Resources #socialInclusion

Ignatia Webs

Here is a great opportunity to look at the Journal of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia. journals OER eLearning open educationThey have just released FREE ACCESS to the Distance Education Special Issue on Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Social Inclusion (Volume 33, issue 2).

Five wonderful Open Access journals to read and write for

Ignatia Webs

At the same time reading up on wonderfully rich and open access journals or magazines makes my day. JOLT or the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching: it is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that aims to promote scholarship in the use of the Internet and web-based multimedia resources in higher education. Really working towards a global research community.

Journal of Learning Analytics

George Siemens

SoLAR just announced the inaugural issue of Journal of Learning Analytics. It is an open access journal. If you’re interested in data and analytics in learning, this is the journal for you! Interest in learning analytics is growing. It’s a data centric world and will only become more so in the future. have a short introduction to SoLAR and the main activities of the organization and the role (we hope) it plays in bringing together technical and social domains of learning

free #mLearning journal iJIM new issue published

Ignatia Webs

This is a nice mLeanring journal to send your papers to (short and full papers). International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies(iJIM) has just published its latest issue at [link]. Great new issue with topics on mobile gaming, mobile collaborative learning design, mobile learning performance support, language learning and other. At the end you can also find two calls for papers, one is for a special issue of iJIM on the topic of VANETS (combination social computing and cars/vehicles). mobile research paper mobile learning call for papers

Lessons Learnt From The Evolution Of Journalism: Creating Content In The Digital Age - Part 1


The focus of the class was on feature writing and digital storytelling (I’ll come back to this in a later blog) but it began by exploring why – and how – journalism in the digital age has to be different. . A few months ago I enjoyed attending a Guardian Masterclass with senior feature writer Jon Henley.

Corporate Training - Journalism or Entertainment?

Bottom-Line Performance

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How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

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.

Day One for visual journalling

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Other benefits from Day One that you can change the date, too, so if you've forgotten to journal, you can still do it the next day and change the date. You could ask everybody to journal looking for specific changes. With Day One you keep your own journal which at some point you might share and discuss but in the first place it is a personal reflection tool.

5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning , 2(1), pp. Given the challenges and pressures of professional life, combined with everything else that’s been going on privately, I’ve fallen out of the habit of scanning the latest abstracts and deep diving into particular studies. 1998).

How to Make a Learning Journal in Adobe Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Journaling is essential if effective learning is to occur in a learning module, call it a learning journal. In fact, journaling is an important tool because it encourages reflection, critical thinking and group discussion. Now learners click the Notes widget to begin their journaling activity and learners type down their reflections while the course progresses. Using

Honey I Shrunk the Storyline Variable Text

eLearning Brothers

recent StoryLine project required that several journal entries be recorded as variables, and then displayed in a lightbox popup. The solution was to place all the journal entry variables in the same textbox, and place that inside a scrolling panel. . Now the journal entry text is back to normal size and displayed in a scrollable frame. It was an experiment gone bad!

Lessons Learnt From The Evolution Of Journalism - Part 3


Digital storytelling: what makes a good story and how do you write one? Made you look. But fire does play a part here, as you’ll see.

Call for Papers, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

George Siemens

Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and I are editing a special issue of Merlot’s Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (.pdf). The journal theme: massive open online courses (MOOCs). Extended abstracts of ~500 words are due Nov 15, 2012. Full papers due January 31, 2013. Please consider submitting if you’ve taken a MOOC, taught one, or just generally hate them

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New open journal #iJim issue is out on #mLearning topics

Ignatia Webs

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) has just published its latest issue at --> [link]. We invite you to have a look at the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to read articles and items of interest. McManus, H.H. Carr, B.M. Arévalo, Estela L. Muñoz, Juan M. Gómez) [link] Collaborative Rural Healthcare Network: A Conceptual Model (U. Raja, D.J.

Is the ivory tower crumbling?

Learning with e's

In yesterday's post entitled ' Open or shut ', I wrote about a rise in the number of academics who are turning their back on traditional research publications such as closed journals, in favour of more open, accessible outputs such as blogs and open access journals. We suspect that an average paper in a peer-reviewed journal is read completely at most by no more than 10 people.

Lessons Learnt From The Evolution Of Journalism: How To Construct a Great Interactive Experience - Part 3.1


The right tool for the job. In my last blog  I shared feature writer Jon Henley’s tips for writing good feature stories and suggested how we could apply them to digital learning content. One tip he shared during his Guardian Masterclass on digital storytelling was to identify the right type of media to tell different parts of the story. felt it was worth expanding on this, hence the arrival of this unplanned, additional blog. So let’s remind ourselves what works best when….

free online #elearning research articles from JOLT

Ignatia Webs

Vol. 9, No. 3 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) at [link] has been published and is available online. collaborative working eLearning journals online learning paper research The contents of the issue are listed below. In this issue you will find 12 articles concerned with various aspects of online learnin g and teaching. always nice. Victor J.

#MOOC papers: challenges, learner self-determination & #pedagogy

Ignatia Webs

In the free online, peer reviewed journal of Merlot, a nice set of articles was published in the March 2014 issue. collaborative learning eLearning journal mooc online learning pedagogy self-directed learning self-regulated learning technology The results suggest a high extent of technology deployment for learning and interactions by the participants in cMOOCs.

Lessons Learnt From The Evolution Of Journalism: Creating Content In The Digital Age - Part 2


shared the parallels I’d drawn between the evolution of journalism and elearning and how we might learn from the way journalists are responding to the opportunities posed by the digital realm in which they now operate. Open, frequent and real - taking lessons from The Guardian. In my last blog I talked about my recent attendance at a Guardian Masterclass with senior feature writer Jon Henley. In this blog I look at three techniques that Jon Henley’s applies and suggest ways in which we might adapt them to produce digital content in a learning setting.

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Free research papers on #MOOC, OER & online education #elearning

Ignatia Webs

A new, free, research filled issue of the Open Praxis journal just got published. The reason I like the Open Praxis journal that much, is because it really looks at international research (at least 25% of the references need to be from other regions than your own). Open Praxis is one of the journals that tries to address this. education eLearning journal mooc researchSharing abstract of our paper here: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted a great deal of attention by higher education and private enterprises.

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Free research articles from JOLT: self-regulated learning, online learning, tutor support

Ignatia Webs

Vol. 9, No. 4 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at [link] currentissue.html ) has been published and is available online. JOLT is a nice journal, so for those interested in getting the new issues in their mailbox, you can subscribe online here: [link] joltnews/joltlistserv.php? eLearning journals online learning self-directed learning self-regulated learning The contents of the issue are listed below. In this issue you will find 12 articles concerned with various aspects of online learnin g and teaching. action=add.) CONTENTS – Vol. 9, No.

Annoying Journalism

There Is No Chalk

I read this story on Business Insider, and it proceeded to do nothing more than annoy me. Not because I feel some amount of trepidation over the problems the United States faces with cheaper competition in labor markets abroad, but because this story is just restating what we already know, while apparently seeking to send readers in the U.S. into a tailspin of doubt.Is the transplant of. workforce human performance china united states

#mHealth opportunities and planning using #mLearning

Ignatia Webs

mobile mLearning journals eLearning guild mobile learning health mhealth mHealth is a rapidly growing market. The interesting thing is that it actually reaches both patients and practitioners around the globe with all the people around the world using cell phones. The mHealth article is entitled Mobile Learning Support for Global Health. this is a great area to explore or expand.

free BJET issue on #MOOC disrupting teaching & learning in #HigherEd

Ignatia Webs

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.

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Exploring #seamless learning for #MOOC and #mobile

Ignatia Webs

eLearning guild informal learning journals mLearning mobile mobile learning mooc seamless learning Seamless learning is still a new area, and the challenges are multiple. It is a bit of unexplored territory and as such I thought it would be good to launch it to the broader eLearning community. The full feature article can be read here. Getting the article written pushed my mind, now.

#OER #MOOC online learning papers from Open CourseWare conference

Ignatia Webs

education eLearning journal knowledge knowledge management learning analytics OER open education research The Open Praxis special issue from the Open CourseWare Conferenence (OCW) 2014 that took place in Ljubliana, Slovenia is just published. This issue features a selection of papers. Our experience and user research confirm this. To find analytics, metrics are necessary, but not sufficient.

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New issue of the free #eLearning journal #IRRODL is out - a great read

Ignatia Webs

This is a new reward the IRRODL people launched and it comes with it the opportunity to have the work translated and published in a number of our partner educational journals that publish in languages other than English (great initiative!). connectivism social network mLearning journals lifelong learning irrodl eLearningBelow you will find the contents of the new issue of IRRODL, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. The issue contains 12 research articles and one field note, research note, and article reaction note. Garrison.

When the dam breaks.

Learning with e's

Recently, several writers have bemoaned the fact that a) there is often a significant time delay between the submission of papers to academic journals, and the papers actually reaching the reader b) many of the top, elite journals we are expected to publish in are in fact read by a very small percentage of the community the research is intended to reach. This is the way it should be.

Proceedings from recent #MOOC conference

Ignatia Webs

conferences journals mooc research Just a quick post linking to a set of conference proceedings worth reading. eMOOC2014 proceedings of the research track (European MOOC summit in Switzerland, February 2014) which are fully online here. But the proceedings link to some magnificent global MOOC cases and experiences and lots of papers on learner drop-out and retention.