What digital literacies?

Learning with e's

In June this year I presented a keynote speech at Middlesex University entitled Digital Tribes and the Social Web. One of the themes I developed during my speech was around the concept of new digital literacies. Below are the digital literacies I have identified.

3 Trends of Digital Education


Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. But how do you define digital education? Digital Content - Textbooks today are going digital, and the sale of digital textbooks is expected to rapidly grow over the next decade.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Storyboarding

Upside Learning

As designers of electronic learning and information, we often find ourselves confronted by the purpose of the learning. Electronic Learning is about performance and content; in a sense instructional design is not purely creative; it is design with intent.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- The Design Of Interaction

Upside Learning

Last month our ID team got their feet wet with the learning campaigns in the Age of Empires II – Age of Kings. I’d recommended that all IDs play the game for a few hours to understand how different ‘gamey’ elements are from the conventional ‘interaction’ we use in conventional courseware.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age. 2002) Digital Hemlock: Internet Education and the Poisoning of Teaching. 2010) The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

Related posts: eLearning Development: Instructional Design Lessons from a Sales Trainer CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009 More Digital Natives. ID is an interesting domain to be involved in.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. Digital Instructional Media Design 101- The Design Of Interaction.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

George Siemens describes connectivism as “a learning theory for the digital age&#. Academia is teeming with learning theories. Some of them are old, some of them are new. Some are flash-in-the-pan, others stand the test of time and remain applicable to this very day.

Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

One of their products is Crazy Talk which is used for creating sophisticated, zany or dramatic talking characters for unique digital content. Here are 4 software products that allow you to add an avatar to your elearning courses.

Presentation Recap for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Learning Forum

Kapp Notes

Lee Knefelkamp, professor of psychology and education both of Columbia University talking about Digital Literacy. Dr. Langer and Dr. Knefelkamp discuss a model to help understand the elements of digital literacy.

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Digital literacy 9: Broadcasting yourself

Learning with e's

In the last in the series on digital literacies , we explore how each of us can become our own broadcasters and publishers. This kind of digital literacy enables learners and teachers to fully engage in the social web culture, and all its rewards.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


To take a digital camera and take my own images wasnt an option. Free Digital Photos Download royalty free photos and illustrations for websites, newspapers, magazines, video and TV productions, iPhone applications, PowerPoint presentations, forums, blogs and school work.

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Five Lessons From Learning Game Development

Upside Learning

We’ve had our fair share of digital learning game development projects; and a recent one threw a spoke in our design wheels like never before. Thought I should share the top five things we learned from our experience.

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What is being a curator of digital microcontent? Or, the one with the big stuffed animals at Wal-Mart.

Janet Clarey

The Digital Curation Center began the work of defining the concepts, goals, tasks and research needs associated with a challenging area (“maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current and future use.&# ).

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Good Games, Good Learning

Upside Learning

The paper describes a Professor of Reading’s teachers experience and learning from playing digital games and describes some of the learning principles good games incorporate. I stumbled across an interesting paper linked to in a post by Karl Kapp.

Games 101

Free e-Learning books


834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction - eLearning Guild This FREE Digital Book, 834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction is an amazing collection of tips from 336 of your professional colleagues. for Associations e-Learning in 39 Countries Digital Education by Antonio M.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 8-11, 2009 International Symposium Open, Distance and e-Learning (ISODEL): Education in Digital Era – Continuous Professional Development for ICT-Based Learning, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of National Education, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. link] February 22-23, 2010.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5. I really think that 2010 marks the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash.

Why yesterday’s skills and development strategies aren’t enough to survive today’s digital transformation

Learning Wire

Digital technologies have steadily been making their way into organizations and now impact every facet of organizational behavior, both externally and internally. lack digital skills and 14% have none [2]. lack adequate digital skills [4]. Digital literacy. 2010).

We Teach as We are Taught

Kapp Notes

Many educators are still not familiar with the opportunities afforded by technology mediated methodologies and many curriculums do not leverage the digital connectedness of students. As schools adapt to new technologies and hardware and software, curriculum changes need to reflect more than just the inclusion of technology; changes needs to impact methodology, approach and instructional activities.

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Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

It has recently partnered with OnPoint Digital, Inc. After a few years of hype, mobile learning has now started flourishing; the advent of new generation of mobile devices, high-speed network access, powerful mobile browsers and better native apps are all contributing to this.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning.

Anatomy of a PLE

Learning with e's

Essentially, we argue that students require structure and scaffolding when they first venture into digital learning environments. No-one is a digital native , no matter how much the Prensky theory is talked up.

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Three Reasons To Focus On Media Design In Learning

Upside Learning

Media is DigitalDigital media is relatively new and quite different from the forms of media we’ve seen in history. As a result, designers are still understanding digital media, it’s metaphors and forms. Attempting to use book-like or paper-driven metaphors do not work well in the digital space. Perhaps the biggest difference and advantage digital media offers over traditional media forms is in its ability to support interaction.

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Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age

Learning with e's

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. I enjoyed a very interesting and stimulating day at Colchester Institute yesterday, where I gave two workshops for staff entitled: Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age.

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

In my opinion, every sort of principle ever used in the design of commercial video games applies to the creation of digital learning games as well. Playing video games is one obvious way to imbibe the essential philosophy of digital games and the varied game-play mechanics.

Creating 3D Graphics – Isometric Views With Orthographic Projection

Upside Learning

Related posts: Digital Interaction Design to Tangible Interaction Design. We often create scenario based courses for the engineering industry.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


More here - [link] November 1, 2010 11:33 AM Meri said. Would love to hear your feedback: [link] November 1, 2010 1:05 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 2, 2010 2:30 AM Meri said. November 2, 2010 11:52 AM Meri said.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Basic Usability

Upside Learning

Some days ago, I wrote about some basic design principles pertinent to the presentation of information. Taking that forward, this post specifically addresses the issue of ‘ Usability ’. In eLearning, usability is simply about designing interfaces to the content that learners find convenient and practical to use. The courseware we design need to be logical, intuitive, and clear to the learners who take the course. We often spend a lot of time and efforts in trying to make our courses look pretty.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me.

Bridging the divide

Learning with e's

The digital divide is real. What should be done next to bridge the digital divide? Image source Bridging the digital divide by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Sixth Day.

Visual Lounge

He helps individuals and businesses "productize their knowledge" by creating digital products around their expertise. We're half way through our "12 days of Screencasting. Have you found the tips useful? Today you're in for a tasty treat. Forget the Six Geese-a-Laying - who wants that?!

Snagit is my.

Visual Lounge

my life, my secret weapon, my digital memory. my life, my secret weapon, my digital memory. Snagit is. and so much more. What's Snagit to you? With the new Snagit on Mac release this week, we wanted to celebrate. If you're willing to complete this sentence, "Snagit is my."