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or not to lecture

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In my previous post I wrote that even though research shows lectures to be less than effective in helping students to learn, they still persist in higher education. The key question is: What can replace the lecture? Worse still, they may decide not to attend lectures at all. How can we promote better engagement with large groups in lecture theatres? Unported License.

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Creating video lectures these days is a piece of cake. Someone might argue that text is just a necessary evil in a video lecture, and you should be paying more attention to visuals and the tone of your voice. Happy video lecturing!

eLearning Lessons from the 80s

eLearning Brothers

This blast from the past has reminded me of all the lessons we learned from that crazy decade. discerning eLearning professional who was around for the ’80s has learned some valuable lessons from that era, and those of us who wish to succeed in this business would do well to remember these enduring teachings from the past. What lessons did you learn from the 1980s?

Learning map combining lesson plan, guidance and content at once


To conduct a successful lesson we need a detailed description of the instructions about what students should learn and how will they learn it. That means that we as educators should prepare a lesson plan with all objectives, description of teaching and learning activities with list of suitable learning materials. Learning map is a lesson content itself. What about you?

10 Ways You Can Use Video to Enhance Your Courses

Visual Lounge

Gone are the days when you could just record your 2-hour long lectures, and throw a syllabus onto your LMS. Record bite-size video lessons (ditch the loooonnnnng lectures). Instead of recording your full-length lecture, break it up into shorter videos. You can make videos on specific topics, sections, or other logical subsets of your lecture material.

3 Lessons I Learned from a (Lousy) 4th Grade Teacher

Trina Rimmer

That being said, the reason I decided to share this experience and my sarcastic response, is that I see a lot of the same lousy behaviors in many of the L&D organizations I serve: powerlessness (learned helplessness), word pushing (lecture), and a tendency towards positioning learning as a form of punishment. My Lessons Learned. 1. Big mistake. ” It’s raw. Word Pusher. 

Going off road

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suppose that's also why I've always been uncomfortable with lesson plans. always have an idea of what I'm going to cover in my lectures and seminars, but I rarely write anything down, preferring to keep several ideas in my head so that I can respond quickly and flexibly if the situation demands it. Lesson plans are a little version of the curriculum. can't help it.

Less PPT Only; More Cool Interactive Tools Within Lectures

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NearPod is an iPad app that allows classroom teachers in K-16 and trainers in the corporate world to leverage the iPad during a live lesson or presentation. Emerging Technology emerging trends and technologies instructor led training Training emerging technologies instructor-led training interactive lectures white paperto enhance the experience and keep learners engaged. Very cool!).

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Lessons from Jamie's Dream School

Good To Great

But last night’s episode brilliantly illustrated three important lessons for workplace learning as well as education. Lesson 1: Practical learning beats theoretical learning hands-down One of the girls, loitering in the corridor rather than stick out the end of the history lesson, said that it wasn’t as good as the other classes because it wasn’t practical enough.

How did I create an online course with Learning maps?


created an outline of my course in a form of a mind map, where I divided my course into five independent lessons. Each lesson I divided into topics, which had single learning objective. My next task was to produce specific short video lectures, to explain some basic information about the topics to the students. An example of a slide in Micro lecture recorder.

Learners as producers

Learning with e's

For the longest time teachers and lecturers have held the monopoly on the production of academic content. They create lesson plans, produce resources, devise marking schemes and search around for activities and games they can repurpose to use in teaching sessions. Some of the strongest experiences and lessons we learn are rooted in authentic contexts, cultures and activities.

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom by Jon on March 21, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Video , blended learning Where do the most innovate ideas in learning come from?   Now, there’s a third possible answer:  Khan Academy.  Blog this!

Accessanatomy: Making anatomy lessons accessible to all students in higher education

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But, James wanted students to be able to access the information he teaches at any time and even go back and re-watch lessons. So, he began using a Wacom tablet to draw anatomical structures during his lectures, and then used Camtasia to record video of his lessons. Higher education professionals across the globe use TechSmith software to better engage their students online.

Opening Pandora's box

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Once upon a time, teachers used to close the door behind them, and then begin their lessons. It started off in sedate style a few years ago, when several students began to ask if they could audio record my lectures and seminars to play back later. Soon students were tweeting the highlights and soundbites of lectures, and now they are liveblogging entire sessions from start to finish.

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Guest post: Perfecting Your Video Lectures – 3 Quick Tips


Video lectures are essential in the elearning world. But not all lecture videos are the same. Just like when giving a lecture with a live audience, you want to properly transition your students to the day’s lesson. Then give an overview of what the day’s lesson will cover to ease them into it.  To learn a few ways to make yours a bit more engaging, continue reading below. Always Test. The first thing you want to do is to make sure that the test subject (you) and your environment are ready to record. Be Personable. Use Editing Software . Avidemux.

The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning

Origin Learning

The Flipped Learning reverses the traditional classroom methodology, where lectures are taken at home where as activities are conducted in school. The educators encourage the learners to view lectures online, at their own pace. More time is spent in transcribing the lectures than on comprehension. The repeat value of these lectures over the years trumps the cost of making them.

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eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that  more  does not mean  better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general. So eLearning lessons can last anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes and still be effective, yes? So how long is too long? Then he just nodded off.

Teachers and trainers: Use eLearning to flip your classroom and take it one step further

Challenge to Learn

If you ‘ flip your classroom ‘ you reverse the lecture and homework elements of a lesson: lecture at home and do homework at school. believe all teachers and trainers who do face-to-face lessons or training should at least consider this option. With the flipped classroom you switch the lecture and the homework. Everybody can flip his classroom now.

Making your own educational video vs. using existing resources


There are also plenty of teachers and lecturers uploading their own videos on YouTube everyday – to find them just use the YouTube search bar with keywords of topics you are looking for. To make your videos great, you will first need to prepare your lesson and think about what you want to teach – then you should think about what and how you want to say it. Use of existing resources.

Why video is the superior tool for learning

Your Training Edge

It is to be noted that majority of the learning videos seem like conventional lectures chopped into little chunks, in the way of a “tablet capture” (lecturers writing on board while speaking), and “talking head” (lecturer talking to the class) [2]. This allows widespread learning of the lessons that were geographically isolated once. MOOC videos are expensive to develop.

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The Value of Video Learning

Your Training Edge

These classrooms tools and resources are always at learner’s finger tips, so that they can also access past lectures, communicate via message board and interact with their fellows when it is easier for them [3]. This makes sure that students are least likely to miss or fall behind any lecture, since class information, lectures and resources are always available online.

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6 Steps For Flipping Your Classroom


Determine which lessons in particular you want to flip. Once decided, outline the key learning outcomes you want the students to take away when the lesson is complete. Having these objectives in place will guide the lesson plan. Make sure you include everything that you normally would in a regular class lecture. Easy Steps for Flipping a Classroom. Step 1: PLAN.

This Week on #TalkTech: Recorded lectures, Duolingo, and Games Against Falling IQ

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Can recorded lectures replace university professors? In this article, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales makes the bold claim that university lectures “are doomed.” Recorded lectures. Jimmy Wales: Boring university lectures ‘are doomed’ What ideas can instructional designers take from Duolingo? We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech!

Flipped-Classroom: Future of Education? [INFOGRAPHIC]


In the flipped model, a teacher will record or post video lectures instead of lecturing in class, and then student will watch the lectures as homework on a computer or mobile device. What would likely need to happen is a change in lessons plans, which can take tens (if not hundreds) of hours. Still, the barriers to entry are becoming less of a hazard.

Free eLearning software (Easygenerator) for teachers as of today!

Challenge to Learn

We do hope that your management notices how it helps you to save time and improve the quality of your lessons, and that they will consider buying Easygenerator for all your colleagues. The other thing is that you can increase your lessons quality. With the flipped classroom the lecture is done at home and the assignments are done in the classroom. What is the catch? That’s it.

Your Brain Prefers Interactive Stories: Not Lectures

Vignettes Learning

Why do we snooze when we are lectured at and why do we perk up when we are watching a story unfold? We now have a clearer picture of how to structure our stories to make our lessons come alive. Furthermore, to encourage the "coupling" of lessons and learner, we encourage the use of Story Questions - questions that bring in the learner to interact with the story. Voila!

Lesson from News Corp.: Update and Enforce Compliance and Ethics Training


It may be tempting to call in the experts, an attorney or two, to lecture the team on the potential legal and financial pitfalls of this bad behavior. Headline news scandals that include preventable employee behavior — case in point, News Corporation — are always helpful for justifying training budgets. Discussions, quizzes and analysis can help identify the best response.

How You Can Increase Recall In Your eLearning

InSync Training

Elearners should be invited to express lessons in their own words for better comprehension and retention. Two different approaches are typically used to instill learning objectives : Passive recall involves learners reading textual recaps or listening to summaries in the form of lectures. One of the primary goals in online learning is promoting active recall in students.

In Defense of Lecturing (Mary Burgan)


Excellent lecture sessions raise questions in ways that inspire students to seek answers together.” suspect that Scholes's definition of college teaching best matches the understanding that drives many teachers in American higher education—whether they lecture or conduct discussions. LECTURES WORK AGAINST THE BRAIN (Dr. Ellen Weber) ".research The answer may surprise you.

In Defense of Lecturing (Mary Burgan)


Excellent lecture sessions raise questions in ways that inspire students to seek answers together.” suspect that Scholes's definition of college teaching best matches the understanding that drives many teachers in American higher education—whether they lecture or conduct discussions. LECTURES WORK AGAINST THE BRAIN (Dr. Ellen Weber) ".research The answer may surprise you.

How to make sure students do their flipped homework?


With traditional lectures at class and exercises at home, teachers mostly know if and how their lecturing is received. In this case the students are left to their own motivation to watch the lessons at home and the teacher has no way of knowing who yawned through their whole lecture. Make sure the students can access your lessons. Make your lectures engaging.

Social Learning Lessons: Tales from 7th Grade Biology

Social Learning

We all know that lecture (aka The Big Talking Head) is one of the least effective ways to learn about a topic or master a skill. Now, back to Mr. Froelich and 7th grade biology.  He gave us a lecture exactly once that entire school year. During that short lecture, Mr. Froelich explained that his class was different from other classes. think Mr. Froelich would be proud.

Does #Gamification Have Advantages Over Traditionally Designed Instruction?

Kapp Notes

When examined that way, one major advantage that gamification has over many traditionally designed e-learning courses and classroom lectures is the high level of interactivity, the expectation of a difficult challenge and the process of continual feedback. definition that includes using elements like challenge, story, role-play, feedback–what I call “deeper” game elements.

Enhancing ESL Programs with Online Lectures

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Using the screen-recording software Camtasia by TechSmith , teachers can record their lessons and post them online. This is especially beneficial for our ESL students who often can’t keep up during a live lecture. By watching the lectures online, ESL students can learn at their own pace by pausing, rewinding and replaying previously recorded lectures. For Educators