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Should Instructional Designers “Teach to the Test”?

Bottom-Line Performance

There is a lot of angst these days in the education field about “teaching to the test.” This reviewer said, “We need to go beyond teaching to the test.” We act as if it is shameful if we “only” teach to a test, but why? Learning Design Learning Trends instructional design isd learning design teach to the test testing

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Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” The article kicked off a firestorm of debate, demands for proof and even name calling. So, So looking at the argument, Why Games Don’t Teach, we have several interesting positions: Games Don’t Teach. So, the conclusion from the literature with a preponderance of evidence is that yes, games can teach! So let’s focus on getting instructional designers involved in designing games rather dismissing games saying they don’t teach. Christy Tucker addresses the question in her post. The Argument.

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Testing Games vs. Teaching Games

Kapp Notes

There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. It’s not that testing games are not appropriate, its that you need to understand that games based on the recall of previous knowledge do not do an effective job of teaching new knowledge. Games

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MUST READ: Teaching in a Digital Age

eLearning Acupuncture

The reason you will be a fan of his is because you are going to read his book Teaching in a Digital Age. The book is almost a one-stop-shop for a 360 o perspective about blended and online teaching. Ok - full disclosure. I'm a big fan of Dr. Tony Bates. won't go into the details why except to say, you'll be a fan of his soon. Check out his bio if you want to know more). Then read it.

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New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

In-Focus. Report. February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon. Supported by. www.towardsmaturity.org/in-focus/2016/702010. 70+20+10=100. The Evidence Behind. the Numbers In-Focus: 70+20+10=100. Towards Maturity CIC Ltd. 2016 Page | 2. About this research. . . . Data has been drawn from the 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark™. www.towardsmaturity.org/2015benchmark).

TechSmith Acquires Knowmia Teach

Visual Lounge

Knowmia, Knowmia Teach and Knowmia Teach Pro represent a completely new way to create and assemble interactive video content on both mobile and web-based platforms. Knowmia Teach makes it easy to import your own visual aids, organize them in easy steps and record your voice, or your face, to bring them to life. These capabilities are enhanced even further with Knowmia Teach Pro, incorporating website recording, video export to popular video sharing destinations, creating high resolution videos and adding both professional backgrounds and music to your video creations.

Teach Them to Fish

Social Learning

would gamble that if you took a poll, asking employees of large corporations whether or not they found value in their companys training programs, the vast majority of them would say, No siree! I think we can agree that almost everyone wants to learn… The post Teach Them to Fish appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. Training Development

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Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption

Kapp Notes

Within the last few weeks, my colleague Mark Burke conducted an exciting and fun two day camp for our Instructional Technology students focused on helping instructional designers become entrepreneurs. It was called Entrepreneurial Workshop for Instructional Designers. I was fortunate enough to observe the workshop. Here is one of the articles the students read for the workshop.

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How to Flip Class When you Teach Business Concepts Online. The BITSPEC Case

JoomlaLMS

To adjust to the rapidly changing learning environment and engage a modern learner who is independent, mobile, impatient and easily distracted, teachers have to abandon habitual instructional methods in favor of new and experimental methods of teaching. Flipped Learning along with such eLearning terms as mobile learning, gamification and storytelling is a buzz word today. Blog articles

5 Teaching Techniques That Increase The Worth Of Virtual Classrooms

G-Cube

The exposure to newer learning technologies has led to a gaping gap between the levels of teaching or instruction that a learner expects and what the instructor is able to impart. Traditional course of teaching in a classroom requires a board, for the teacher to demonstrate. Other teaching aids like charts, graphs or flash-cards are also used. We never really stop learning.

Free pdf eBook: theory & practice of #online teaching and learning

Ignatia Webs

Routledge offers a free (pdf) eBook on the subject of " the theory and practice of online teaching and learning: a guide for academic professionals ". How can teaching online benefit my students? They also give you a sense of what sort of preparation and maintenance work goes into designing and teaching an online course, and provide some useful time-saving tips.

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Teaching and learning through dialogue

Learning with e's

Learning with ''e''s: Educational Theory and Practice in the Digital Age is published by Crown House Publishing, ISBN 13 978-1845909390 Photo by Steve Wheeler Teaching and learning through dialogue by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This theme is echoed in my new book Learning with ''e''s which was published this week.

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Teaching artistry

Learning with e's

Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. Teaching an art lesson is therefore a little outside my comfort zone. Most of us would acknowledge that teaching is an art as well as a science.

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Teaching on WordPress

LearnDash

With your audience and objectives defined, hosting in place, theme selected, and possible plugins list – you are ready to begin your WordPress teaching journey. WordPress has many uses today and has come a long way since its original blogging roots (although it is still #1 as a blog platform). That said, not all training is created equal. Know Your Audience. Choose Your Host.

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Top Tools for Online Teaching

eFront

Recently Top5 Online colleges.org published a list of the 99 Top Tools For Online Teaching , including eFront. Teaching Tools & Technologies. Resources for Teaching Online. Resources for Teaching Online helps teachers build valuable courseloads for eLearning and working with students online. Teaching With Technology eLearning Wikispaces. Articulate Studio.

What Flappy Bird Can Teach Us About Creating Engaging eLearning

Social Learning

For those not familiar with Flappy Bird, the game is a simple app that challenges users to navigate a bird… Continue Reading The post What Flappy Bird Can Teach Us About Creating Engaging eLearning appeared first on Social Learning Blog. eLearning corporate training elearning motivation

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We learn by teaching

Learning with e's

Although I am employed to teach, I consider it something of a disappointment if I don't learn something myself during my teaching sessions. Some might complain that 'only the expert has a right to teach', or that 'students should not be allowed to go off and find out for themselves', but sadly, this is really missing the point. If you want them to learn, get them to teach.

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Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.” Gee, that “under two hours” point seems like an important limitation of the research, maybe one that should have been mentioned by Clark when claiming that games have no value and “don’t teach.” If Clark is going to make the claim that “games don’t teach,” she needs to address all the research that contradicts her point. ” It’s a deliberately provocative title, meant to draw attention and cause controversy. Adams, D.M., 2012).

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12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Microsoft Partners in Learning has created an abundance of resources for professionals and educators around the world to take new approaches to teaching and learning. We’ve put together a list of 12 teaching tools to help better teach and engage your students. Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide. With their growing community, you can create and share innovation. Fotor.

What does travel teach us about learning?

Spark Your Interest

I’ve recently returned from a trip to Greece and thought it would be fun to reflect on what I’ve learned from travel that I could apply to training or learning. Don’t rely solely on technology. We had the worst GPS experiences on this trip. It also frequently got confused and would “replan” in the middle of a journey. It worked a bit better. story goes a long way.

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Free booklet on #Teaching with #Technology

Ignatia Webs

The 35 page report (or booklet) on Teaching with Technology was just released by the Inside Higher Ed magazine and written with support from Blackboard (the LMS). License to teach online: another oldie that is now getting formalized: demanding faculty to take a ''Digital Driver''s License'' course in order to be eligible to teach online. 17 at 2 p.m. education education2.0

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What are you teaching the world?

Dont Waste Your Time

Unlikely source for teaching advice? Have you seen the Kid President’s message to mums everywhere ? If not then watch it, it’s great. However, here’s  his next video, his pep talk to teachers and students. Love it … “together we’re louder!” ” YouTube: Kid President’s Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

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Why you should add video to your teaching

Edynco

Whether you’re actively flipping your classroom, exploring blended learning or teaching traditionally, video (relevant to your lesson, of course) has some great benefits for your students learning and memorizing. It adds a new graphic and audio component to your teaching that captures attention, engages your audience and improves later recall. Happy watching! Mayer.

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“modelling is the best way to teach”

Learning and Working on the Web

When we teach through modelling behaviour, the learner is in control, whereas teaching by shaping behaviour means the teacher is in control. In Western society, shaping has been the dominant mode for a very long time. But in other societies, it has not been the norm. For instance, Dr. Clare Brant was the first Aboriginal. Read more » Complexity Learning PKMastery

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What Children Can Teach Us About Learning

Designed for Learning

learn teaching learning childrenI am always inspired by the following quote by Thomas Szasz, an American psychiatrist and academic: "Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.". This quote, very.

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Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” The article kicked off a firestorm of debate, demands for proof and even name calling. So, So looking at the argument, Why Games Don’t Teach, we have several interesting positions: Games Don’t Teach. So, the conclusion from the literature with a preponderance of evidence is that yes, games can teach! So let’s focus on getting instructional designers involved in designing games rather dismissing games saying they don’t teach. Christy Tucker addresses the question in her post. The Argument.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online. looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. They had 100 people participating.

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

What can Hollywood teach you about making your eLearning AWESOME? The post What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME? Part 1 of 3. Ever wondered why movies are so expensive? Ever sit through the credits at the end of a movie? We probably all have, now that every superhero movie puts a teaser at the end. there’s the old ragtag crew of misfits again! Here’s why.

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. Will MOOCs transform learning and teaching in higher education? The articles are freely available and have been brought together by the wonderful academics Dick N'Gambi and Vivienne Bozalek.

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Practical, free report on #mobile pedagogy for English #language teaching and learning

Ignatia Webs

The 46 page research report on '' Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching and learning: a guide for teachers'' is a practical and informative report. great and practical read. education eLearning informal learning language mobile mobile learning online education report

My ethos for teaching

Learning with e's

Photo by Laffy4k My ethos for teaching by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 creativity dance education learning music painting teaching The first time I saw my water colour paintings on display in an exhibition I experienced a real sense of pride and excitement. think I bored everyone silly when my first book was published.

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Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. One of my most viewed blog posts was entitled Teaching with Twitter so there is a lot of interest in the topic - how can we harness the potential of this tool in a teaching and learning context? Teaching and Learning with Twitter View more presentations from Steve Wheeler.

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5 Teaching techniques that annoy adult learners

Matrix

More often than not, e-learning instructors spend a lot of time on perfecting their courses but forget how to actually teach. And that’s why they shouldn’t be surprised if their learners find their teaching style outdated, not engaging and sometimes downright annoying. Make sure to follow these 5 teaching techniques if you want to annoy your adult learners: 1. Read on. 3.

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What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

Copywriting is the practice of using written content, both online and in print to market, advertise, raise brand awareness and communicate core brand values. The beauty of copywriting is that it’s written in such a way as to speak to almost any level reader, taking complex products, services, features and benefits, and breaking them down in such a manner they become understandable to everyone.

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Teach on the Beach

Kapp Notes

Here the slides from my presentation: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Teach on the Beach. You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V. Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Boca Raton FL for the wonderful people at Grace Hill. Had a great time. Walked on the beach in the morning and presented Gadgets, Games and Gizmos right before lunch.

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Those Who Do, Can’t Teach: Why SMEs Make Bad Instructors

Social Learning

His 18 gold medals are enough reason to have confidence he can teach others about swimming. When looking for someone to teach, we often think top performers in the… Continue Reading The post Those Who Do, Can’t Teach: Why SMEs Make Bad Instructors appeared first on Social Learning Blog. But would Michael Phelps actually make a good swimming coach?

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Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with e's

There is a disconnect between teaching and learning. We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. think schools definitely have a role to play, but it may not be direct teaching of certain things, because not everything that is learnt can be taught. So what can schools do? Unported License.

What Can A Great Naval Tradition Teach Us About Non-Traditional Training?

Pract.us

For many years, businesses and universities have drawn training techniques from those used in the military. Most often, these focus on leadership development. For the U.S. Navy, that system is the Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS). PQS essentially defines a structured on-the-job training method (SOJT) for all Naval skills development outside a classroom. And it’s extremely effective. Pract.us

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Free course on teaching connected #online courses

Ignatia Webs

Some words of the organisers (with useful links): We invite you to participate in a free open online learning experience designed to get you ready to teach open, connected courses no matter what kind of institution you’re working in. What are the underlying logics and effects of different approaches to teaching with technology/online? Where should we teach our classes?