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The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

CourseArc

Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time? For content creators, this means you can help your learners retain your lessons through the following reinforcement tactics. Image of hourglass by Alexander Boden via Flickr Creative Commons License.

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3 Examples that explain Copyright Policies for eLearning Developers

TalentLMS

In this article we demonstrate three scenarios of fair use of copyright materials. There are several intellectual property resources available in the Creative Commons websites that enable the usage of intellectual multimedia with recommended methods of attribution: 1.

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Fear of Speaking in Public

Tom Spiglanin

I happened across this article today: How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking. ” Lesson learned: You don’t get nervous if you don’t feel you’re under pressure. Lesson learned: Never let them know you are (or were) nervous.

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9 Best eLearning Websites to Grasp Knowledge of Programming

Your Training Edge

These videos are licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 It focuses on providing simple programming lessons for the students which include animation, data structures, problem-solving, game design and JavaScript.

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Developing an Online Training Course

Mindflash

Paper handouts that provide additional illustrative examples of lessons, or practice problems in which pupils must apply the material from the textbook and lectures. The technology that’s now easily available transforms every one of those steps, giving educators and trainers far more power and flexibility to get their lessons across. Overhead transparencies are replaced with common forms of digital media (e.g., Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user algogenius.

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MIS en place

Learning with e's

This article focuses on the latter. This post is sponsored by RM Education MIS en place by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

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.

Teacher voice 1: Neil Jarrett

Learning with e's

He has written three books and several articles for magazines such as the Times Educational Supplement. It allows me to be creative and innovative on a daily basis. Knowing how to pitch a lesson and thinking of exciting ways to teach it.

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Year in Review: The Worst Employee Training Mistakes of 2011

Mindflash

The first of these comes from Katie Morell, writing for the American Express OPEN Forum, who manages to round up five common training errors that bedevil companies. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user kjarrett.

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Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Mindflash

The blended learning model allows for some lessons to be delivered online instead of in a classroom lecture. For more Daily Mindflash articles on Learning and Development, click here. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user Sarah M Stewart.

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The shape of minds to come

Learning with e's

She made some important contributions to his stages of cognitive development theory (which will be featured in greater depth in some upcoming articles on this blog). Deductive reasoning methods can therefore also be applied to good effect in just about any lesson on any subject.

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.

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

EveryStockPhoto is a search engine for creative commons photos, located in Vancouver, BC. Navigate via map points on the globe, and capture images around common themes. Although the term has been used by illustrators, comic book artist, designers and teachers as well The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits. Lesson plans also included. 9) Creative Express (Getty Images).

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Social enzymes

Learning with e's

No, we are not isolated learners, but learn our most important lessons whilst in conversation with others. When we take what others have created (thanks to creative commons and a loosening of the grip or ownership and copyright) and we repurpose them for our own use, our own informal learning.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

The book builds on the 4C/ID model described in the 2002 article that John Curry linked to. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

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

Learning Visions

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: Online Schooling for the K-12 Set

Learning Visions

See the article in the New York Times: Online Schooling Grows, Setting Off a Debate Despite enthusiastic support from parents, the schools have met with opposition from some educators, who say elementary students may be too young for Internet learning, and from teachers, unions and school boards, partly because they divert state payments from the online student’s home district. All the projects provided standalone, asynchronous lessons.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Overall, I thought this article was a good read, although I found the title a little misleading. This article focused more on what instructional designers should not be (lone gunmen). And I promise to go back and read your original article again!)

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10Q: Cathy N. Davidson

Learning with e's

In today's article, Cathy responds to my 10Q interview questions: Who are you? I believe in calculated, creative disruption as the single most important ingredient in learning. Cathy N.

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An email of complaint sent to Air India

Jay Cross

In a capitalist economy, the way an organisation learns their lessons is if they lose money – so don’t fly Air India and they might learn a lesson. Common sense is simply not part of their equation.

An email of complaint sent to Air India

Jay Cross

In a capitalist economy, the way an organisation learns their lessons is if they lose money – so don’t fly Air India and they might learn a lesson. Common sense is simply not part of their equation.

The next generation.

Learning with e's

Neil's most recent article for the Times Education Supplement outlines some great ideas for how teachers can embed new technology into any of their lessons. My current cohort of computing and ICT specialists during a seminar A new breed of teachers is emerging.

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