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6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14

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When we started, we found lots of books and articles on game design – but not much on learning game design. Exception: Karl Kapp’s book, Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning came out in 2007. Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned.

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Arming Kids with Laptops.works

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The article explains that student writing scores have improved on standardized tests since laptop computers were distributed and that the students' writing skills improved even when they were using pen and paper (how quaint), not just a computer keyboard.

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Rapid E-Learning Trade-Offs

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“What are the trade offs between quality learning programs and rapid e-learning and how do you decide?” Will reports on an article indicating that doctors who take longer to perform a critical procedure to identify potentially cancerous polyps during a routine colonoscopy find more polyps than doctors who rush through. It seems so obvious.but.The lesson, speed is not always a virtue.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

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Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Using the Program Logic Model to evaluate e-learning , July 6, 2010.

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Learning Theories, Innovation, eLearning, & Leadership

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Stanton Wortham, a leading researcher from the Wharton/University of Penn program on Learning Leadership explores learning theories and our occasional contradictions. If you don't, the only useful lesson seems to be to quit your job and go work for Apple. While this article is directed at IT workers, it applies to just about all of us Your Learning Theory Explored - Elliott Masie.

20,000 US Hackers Wanted.Creating the Computer Elite (or Failing at it)

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Back in 2007, I attended a keynote address by Dr. Peter Joyce of Cisco Systems who predicted a shortage of Information Technology workers. Recently Newsweek ran an article titled Educating Elite Hackers. One from a blog entry I wrote in 2007 called Hire That Kid!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Schooling for the K-12 Set

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This hasnt gotten onto my radar before -- Im not sure if there are any state-funded online programs in Massachusetts. All the projects provided standalone, asynchronous lessons. The less-fascinating lessons were mostly HTML text and static images. The more fun lessons were completely original Flash, highly interactive, with humor not only allowed but encouraged. In both modes, the lessons were designed to meet very specific academic standards.

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How an LMS Supports English Language Teaching in the Workplace

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In 2007, there were about 365 million. Also, if an English course offers mobile learning options to students, mobile devices will almost surely be used to study lessons, complete quizzes, track progress, communicate with peers, etc.

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How an LMS Supports English Language Teaching in the Workplace

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In 2007, there were about 365 million. Also, if an English course offers mobile learning options to students, mobile devices will almost surely be used to study lessons, complete quizzes, track progress, communicate with peers, etc.

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Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

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Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. There are two ways to acquire screencast videos to use with a lesson: Find a screencast video that is already available from YouTube, Kahn Academy , neoK12 , or other sources.

The 3 Ps For Effective Courses!

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For our current times, with the proliferation of educational technology and devices, Pallof and Pratt’s (2007) model of People, Purpose and Process (3 Ps) can be used as a guide to ensure that the trainer is executing all that is required.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part II

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  In last week's article , I pitted dynamic images and static images against each other and made the generalization that images work best when there is a blend of both static and dynamic. Since budget and time constraints may not allow for a large usage of video and audio in your lesson, this week I'm going to focus on static images and how best to utilize them to promote learning. by AJ George.

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Top 75 Online Courses for Freelancers To Up Their Game

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Are you already a freelancer looking for valuable advice on how to make more money without suffering a Britney 2007 meltdown? Material: 14 video lessons, plus exclusive bonus material. Material: 37 hours of video and 22 articles. hours of video plus 19 articles.

How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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September 16th, 2007. Because of this you can assess the learner’s understanding and your ability to communicate the lesson and then make any adjustments on the fly. September 17th, 2007. September 17th, 2007. September 17th, 2007. The good thing is that there are quick and easy ways to build branching scenarios without spending a lot of time programming. September 17th, 2007. September 17th, 2007. September 17th, 2007.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. There are two ways to acquire screencast videos to use with a lesson: Find a screencast video that is already available from YouTube, Kahn Academy, neoK12, or other sources. Finding a video that fits a specific lesson can be time-consuming. Select a presentation topic and determine the lesson focus questions or objectives (Figure 4). Recent Articles.

How to Start and Grow a Podcast and Build an Online Course Empire with Joe Casabona

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The biggest lesson Joe learned from making the switch is that customers do not care about the vehicle that gets them to the destination, rather they care about getting to the destination itself. I was like, “So you have posts and pages and posts are like articles.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

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These two resources came to mind: For more on the spacing effect, be sure to read this 2006 article by Lars Hyland: Less Learning More Often. Dan Roddy recently shared a link to a great article on tips for writing in a more conversational tone.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

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The book builds on the 4C/ID model described in the 2002 article that John Curry linked to. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

How to Choose the Right Course to Build or Membership Site Topic to Focus on with Ryan Levesque

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We hired her to write all of our articles on her blog. And you get to help us shape the program. The woman in New York, we paid her on per article basis. So we did a deal with her where she would charge a specific amount per article, and we’d do a batch of like 20 articles.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

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I come from an old-school approach: I sort of understand the technology, but I leave the graphics and programming expertise to others. The programming skills should be left to the programmers. This article focused more on what instructional designers should not be (lone gunmen).

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

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4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. The approach to strategy development depends on several factors such as your organizational structure, existing learning programs, organizational learning culture, and the value executives place on informal learning.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

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Without trust, employees become what Judy Bardwick, in her article titled “The High Cost of Mistrust,&# calls actively disengaged. think the timing feels right for integrating television programming with web-browsing. 0160; Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint 2007 with Internet. I’ve included an outline of my lesson plan for the introductory synchronous session and would love your feedback. FSU has an amazing program. Why does lesson size matter?

Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

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As an example, designers and developers are frustrated that subject matter experts throw PowerPoint files and linear and page turning lessons unto their laps (remnant of the “thought first – action later” practice). See Micro-Learning Conference and Marcia Conner’s article.