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Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning

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Clark, 2009). * Why are scenarios effective for learning? They provide realistic context and emotional engagement. They can increase motivation and accelerate expertise. Here’s a selection of quotes explaining the benefits.

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

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I haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 , 2009 , 2008 , and 2007. Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014.

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Debunker Club Works to Dispel the Corrupted Cone of Learning

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Will Thalheimer’s post from 2009 debunking these claims is where I learned it was incorrect. A new group called The Debunker Club is working to dispel myths and misinformation in the learning field. From their website: The Debunker Club is an experiment in professional responsibility.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

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I would have created a portfolio earlier than I did: I didn’t actually create one until 2009. Last month, a reader named Jackie asked me a number of thoughtful questions about transitioning from teaching K-12 public school to instructional design.

LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

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These are my live blogged notes from Harold Jarche’s LearnTrends session on Personal Knowledge Management. My side comments are in italics. Sense-making with PKM. When he moved to consulting and didn’t have an IT department and those resources, he realized he had to do something different. Idea from Will Richardson: what do you do when you read a blog post and come across an interesting few sentences? What do you do with that system?

2009 Review

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Looking at just the numbers, my number of views didn’t increase dramatically in 2009. It’s time for that annual ritual of looking back at the year. Unlike last year , this year I’m actually reviewing before the new year starts. What did I do this year?

Five Years of Blogging

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Monthly views plateaued for most of 2009 and 2010, but started increasing again in 2011 as I posted more often. Five years ago today, I published my first two posts on this blog. As I noted in my first post, five years ago I was developing a course on social media tools for K-12 teachers called Building Collaborative Online Environments. I didn’t feel that I could really encourage teachers to use these tools with digging in to use them myself.

My Top Ten Tools for Learning 2009

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As of January 2009, Sakai is our LMS, a great improvement over our previous system. I’m updating my Top Ten Tools for Learning for Jane Hart’s Top 100 list. I decided this year that I wouldn’t look at my 2007 or 2008 lists first and would just start fresh.

TCC 2009 Conference

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For those interested in online learning (especially on the academic side of things), you may want to check out the TCC (Technology, Colleges, and Community) 2009 conference. The conference is April 14-16, 2009. This is the online conference I attended last year and liveblogged extensively. In 2007, I didn’t liveblog, but I did a summary post of ideas. Early bird registration is only $69, so it’s a very affordable conference even if your budget is tight.

Two Free Online Conferences

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Learn Trends 2009 This morning I learned about two free online conferences, one focused on educational technology in K-12 schools, one more focused on corporate learning. The second is LearnTrends 2009 , November 17-19, with the theme of “Convergence in Workplace Learning.&#

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Thankful for a New Opportunity

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This Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US, which makes this an especially appropriate time to express my thanks for finding a new job. As of next week, I will be working as a contractor for Cisco. It’s a big project with a lot of different pieces to coordinate.

Google Wonder Wheel & Other Search Options

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OK, apparently I have been oblivious in the last few months, because I didn’t even realize that Google had added a whole new set of search options. Click “Show options&# on any Google search results page to see what’s there. Google Wonder Wheel.

Glitchy Failure Captions in Captivate

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Recently I’ve been working on a Captivate tutorial to help our facilitators better understand the thought process of troubleshooting a specific part of their course setup. This is basically a software simulation with an avatar & audio.

On the Horizon

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These are my liveblogged notes from Alan Levine , Rachel Smith, and Cyprien Lomas’ webinar “ What’s On Your Horizon? &# about the 2009 Horizon Report. This webinar is part of the preview for the TCC 2009 conference.

TCC09: The Tao of Online Facilitation

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Liveblogged from the TCC 2009 conference. Ying Yang. My comments in italics. Presenter: Scott Robinson, Kaplan University. Posted summary: This presentation uses principles of Taoism to emphasize the role of the facilitator.

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

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Podcast logo. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics. Presenters: Dr. John R. Kallis, California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chris Patti, California University of Pennsylvania.

TCC09: Digital Storytelling in a Web 2.0 World

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The Storyteller Tree. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics. Presenters: Chareen Snelson, Boise State University. Annie Sheffield, Boise State University.

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

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Wiki Wiki. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. In this session, we will share a collaborative wiki created by a self-organized, self-managed group of online graduate students.

TCC09: Engaging Students with Scenario Based Learning in Online Environments

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Office Legos. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenters: Lyndon Godsall, Kaplan University School of Criminal Justice. Amy Hilbelink, Kaplan University School of Nursing.

TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World

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Atlas, it's time for your bath. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenter: Sue Waters. Summary: Web 2.0 technologies now provide extraordinary opportunities for enhancing student learning.

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TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

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Liveblogged from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenter: Ellen Hoffman, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

TCC09: Digital User-Generated Content and Our Emerging Digital Literacy

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Liveblogged from the TCC online conference. Presenter: Elizabeth Fanning, University of Virginia. “Video mashing, game modding, Youtube, wikis, blogs, and the communities that rise up around them are becoming yet another facet of our communication landscape.

Stats Review from 2008

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I’ve been blogging for just over 2 years now; my first posts were on December 26, 2008. Like many bloggers, I definitely had a slow start: only 44 views in all of January 2007. Now I’m averaging over five times that every day.

7 Things You Didn’t Need To Know About Me But I’m Telling You Anyway

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Cammy Bean tagged me the 7 things meme that has hit so many of the bloggers I regularly read that I’m not sure who I’ll be able to tag. She tagged me when we did the 8 Random Facts meme over a year ago too.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

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Hug & Friesen, 2009. These are my live blogged notes from Janet Clarey’s LearnTrends session on Microlearning. My side comments are in italics. Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support. The need and pressure to learn continually, coupled with limited time available to learn, make new digital media viable for professional development.

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