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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

Edynco

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?

Improve your lessons: 3 ways to make them more effective

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to improve your classroom lessons or training? They will make your lessons and courses more effective and more fun, and any teacher, trainer or coach can do it. How to improve your lessons: Flip, repeat and automate. If you ‘ flip your classroom ‘ you reverse the lecture and homework elements of a lesson: do the lecture at home and do homework at school.

Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Case Study: Creating a Micro Lesson, The Grovo Way Summary & Conclusion References Table of Contents 2 n. Learners hit milestones by consuming daily lessons. Each lesson is made up of microlearning moments. Microlearning isn’t just splitting an 8-hour classroom lecture into smaller chunks. of your course -- i.e. how modules, lessons, and topics will be organized into.

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

Learning with e's

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.

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Less PPT Only; More Cool Interactive Tools Within Lectures

Bottom-Line Performance

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?

Edynco

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.

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

Visual Lounge

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.

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.

Social Learning

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!

Guest post: Perfecting Your Video Lectures – 3 Quick Tips

eFront

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.

Opening Pandora's box

Learning with e's

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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Making your own educational video vs. using existing resources

Edynco

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.

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.

6 Steps For Flipping Your Classroom

LearnDash

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.

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

Mindflash

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.

Flipped-Classroom: Future of Education? [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

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.

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.

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

Bottom-Line Performance

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!

7 Ed-Tech Tools You Can Use Today

LearnDash

There are pre-recorded lectures, interactive exercises, and live lesson screencasts. 2. Skype is a great way to allow for real-time collaboration on lesson content or even projects. Khan Academy - This is a not-for-profit that provides video lessons (over 4,000), many of which are taught by the founder Sal Khan. Cool Ed-Tech Tools. 1. Source: Schools.com.

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See, Listen and Experience: Why eLearning is Perfect for Everyone

OpenSesame

In a well- designed elearning course, nearly every portion of the lesson will have some sort of visual cue. Auditory learners can remember approximately 75% of what they hear, most commonly in a lecture setting. Both auditory and visual learners might be satisfied in a traditional lecture setting, as audible and visual cues are nearly always given. The Visual Learner.

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!

Benefits of Mobile Devices in the Classroom

LearnDash

Another study found that 60% of faculty thought that students were more motivated by lessons that incorporated an iPad (compared to those who did not). For example, students can answer polls, tweet questions, and look up information during lectures. First, it is difficult for students to avoid distractions, opting to watch a funny YouTube video instead of the lesson lecture.

Why Microlearning Works

Grovo

And they never want to see another PowerPoint lecture. The short, focused learning moments would be bite-sized and digestible, with a small cognitive load that could free the learner’s brain to concentrate on the real work of practicing new skills—not cramming in a boring lecture. People could learn at the point of need, when they have a chance to use the lesson. It’s not.

Letting Learners Choose Their Own Path: Designing for Different Learning Styles

Voice of Clarity

They absorb knowledge best when it’s delivered aurally—via lectures, recordings, narrations, and. Here are some tips: Offer multiple approaches to a single lesson. Let students choose whether they want to listen to a lecture, read the transcript, or view the PowerPoint slides. But there are problems with this perspective. Three styles of learning. even music.

Engage! Top 6 Best Practices that Foster Learner Engagement with Online Instructional Video

eLearning Acupuncture

Invest in pre-production lesson planning to segment videos into chunks that are no longer than 6-7 minutes in length, if possible. The pace can be accelerated compared to conventional face-to-face lectures. Learners engage differently with lecture-style conceptual videos compared to step-by-step walkthrough procedural tutorial videos. office, lab, in the field, etc.)

In Defense of Lecturing (Mary Burgan)

ZaidLearn

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)

ZaidLearn

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.

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.

How to make sure students do their flipped homework?

Edynco

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.

Wearable Technology: Does Google Glass still has the potential to transform Learning?

G-Cube

First-person video guides: Instructors and trainers can utilise the video recording feature of Google Glass to create and share video guides that can be shared with the class – before or during the lesson. Document and share lessons that have to be demonstrated: Many skills taught in the classroom are physical and the learners actually have to ‘see’ a person do it to learn it well.

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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.

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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. According to  Joan Middendorf and Alan Kalish , Indiana University, "Adult learners can keep tuned in to a lecture for no more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time." by Kevin Siegel.

4 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your Training

eLearning Brothers

These individuals are being taught with outdated PowerPoint lectures and bulky training guides. The approach enables facilitators to enrich the learners experience by substituting a less-effective lecturing method for a more hands-on and personalized experience. Let’s face it. The world of learning is changing and honestly, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. What is it? .