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Royalty Free Music for eLearning

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Recently a fellow member of the Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' Group (14K+ of members) asked " If anyone know of where to find royalty free background music for training? " As you can understand this question was the inspiration for the following list that contains Royalty Free Music websites for eLearning. Royalty Free Music Library is proud to offer one of the largest offerings of online broadcast-quality royalty free music anywhere on the web.

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Imagined futures 3: Music

Learning with 'e's

Photo from Wikimedia Commons I recently visited the Science Gallery in Dublin where they had several exhibits dedicated to sonic science - the science (and art) of making sounds. The DX7 was one of the first digital commercially available (affordable) polyphonic synthesisers to be equipped with MIDI - or Musical Instrument Digital Interface. electronic pop instrument MIDI music retrofuturism Roland Juno 106 synthesisers Yamaha DX7

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I’ve also experienced this when working in an organisation also had similar expectations but no budget for stock photography, background music, or video. Music can be a challenge, but many sites offer free music under a creative commons license. You must attribute the original artist somewhere in your eLearning in the manner in which they require but otherwise, the music can be free to use.

Digital is default

Learning with 'e's

Image by Martin42 on Wikimedia Commons When I read Being Digital for the first time, way back in 1997, it slowly dawned on me that everything was about to change. The following year I joined a ground breaking project in which my team set up digital learning spaces for businesses and individuals in hard-to-reach rural areas that until then had no infrastructure. Being digital in the 21st Century is less innocent than it was at the end of the 20th Century.

Our digital future 9: Omni-choice learning

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Photo by Loewe Technologies on unsplash There's plenty of hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential, future impact on society. Next time on Our Digital Future - 10: Cognitive courseware. Previous posts in this series: 1: Telecommunications 2: Classrooms 3: Music 4: Enhanced vision 5: Robot teachers? AI big data disruptive innovation education learning learning analytics omni-choice our digital futures personal learning Technology

Digital assignments: How shall we grade them?

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Over the next few academic years I predict that submitting assignments in alternative digital formats will become the norm. How difficult is it for example, to put a voice-over track or a music track onto a video, or overlay captions? Photo from Wikimedia Commons Digital assignments: How shall we grade them? by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance Course

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I am a learning technologist based at the Australian Digital Futures Institute at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia where I have been based for four years. The course titled Elite Sport Performance: Psychological Perspectives covers mental training techniques for elite athletes such as building motivation, improving concentration, staying confident, using music and imagery to enhance performance, avoiding anxiety, and managing mood and emotions.

An apple for teacher

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Photo from Pxhere I had the pleasure to do an speak with Sophie Bailey recently, when we recorded a session for Edtech Podcast. An apple for teacher by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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All just a click away?

Learning with 'e's

Ever listened to a track and then delved deeper to discover the meaning behind the music? Increasingly, the use of the Internet and other digital tools is coming under the scrutiny of researchers. Tara Brabazon for example argues that internet education is poisoning teaching and learning (see for example her book Digital Hemlock ) and builds the case for a return to more traditional values of education. Photo from Public Domain Images All just a click away?

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From atoms to bits

Learning with 'e's

One of the first books I ever read about digital media was Nicholas Negroponte''s Being Digital. One of the things that most struck me about Being Digital, was the distinction Nic made between atoms and bits. The atom represents physical space, content, objects, while the bit represents the digital, virtual world. Gradually, we are seeing a shift in emphasis from the analogue to the digital.

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Secondly, the site promotes community involvement: recognition is given through a leaderboard, and photographers can enter themed challenges, all motivating the creation of more photos. Notably, Pixabay also offers extensive video and music libraries (which we discuss later).

A FOTE opportunity

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It was an exciting and thought provoking, well attended event which somehow resembled a TED talk, with its large stage, bright studio lighting, music and arena style seating. If you would like to know the essence of my talk entitled ''Digital Learning Futures: Mind the Gap'', then look no further than the official review by FOTE which can be found right here.

Old technologies don't die

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Photo by Steve Wheeler We connect with each other and with information in many ways. You can see just about everyone in the photo is using a smartphone in some way. They are accessing information, listening to music, watching TV or a movie, perhaps making a call to a friend or family member. Personal, connected digital technologies enable us to access content and interact quickly and easily.

Weapons of mass distraction

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Photo by Steve Wheeler Humans were once untethered, free to wander the world and explore at will. The multi-timbral nature of the smartphone gives it the capacity to capture our attention through a wide spectrum of attractions, from music and digital media, games, social media, dating sites, videos and live news streams. In 2004 Mark Curtis wrote a book titled 'Distraction' which has the strap line 'Being human in the digital age'.

I want to be an astronaut

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Music. These are the digital generation, who have been immersed in technology, and although they may not be fully educated in its use, they are none-the-less expectant that universities and organisations will embed these tools into their experience. Bob showed that students need a whole range of skills and competencies to make themselves marketable in the workplace, including critical self awareness, the ability to be flexible and agile, and to be able to think creatively.

Selfie number 6

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Amy has taken popular songs, rewritten the lyrics about specific periods in European history, and has then created new music videos for educational purposes. But History Teachers is just one of the many contributions Amy has made to digital learning in the past few years. She is quirky, unpredictable, creative, mischievous, and she is not afraid to take risks - all characteristics I recognise in myself.

Vlogging and learning

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Vlogging - or video blogging - has been a growing trend, especially among the twenty-something age group, and is defining itself as a new genre of self expression in the digital ecology. This is clearly becoming a key part of the new digital cultural capital and feeds their perceived need to connect through reciprocal disclosure of personal details. Many well known vlogs attract parodies, but these in themselves could be seen as original works, with creative merit of their own.

Buying steam?

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Zittrain is worried about the possibilities of ''censoring, erasing, altering or restricting access to books'', and argues that digital texts are ''increasingly coming under the control of distributors and other gatekeepers rather than readers or libraries.'' Digital media is volatile, and is a likely to be withdrawn over copyright issues as it is prone to censorship. So what is the future for digital text? Photo from Wikimedia Commons Buying steam?

Opening up #learning: Forms and formats

Learning with 'e's

Knowledge can be represented in many forms on the web including through still or moving image sequences, text and spoken words, music, and of course through hypertext. It can be unpredictable, chaotic, but essentially purposeful, as learners navigate their way across the digital terrain, discovering for themselves. Following on from my previous post , I was asked what was the difference between new forms of learning and new formats of learning.

Good morning Barcelona!! Jim Groom at #EDEN15

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Groom is also responsible for coining the term ' EDUPUNK ', a nod to the remixing and do-it-yourself culture that has emerged in recent years in education as a refection of the 1970s punk music scene. He has set up a number of alternative learning experiences, but most notably, his MOOC on digital storytelling, more commonly known as ds106, has had tremendous impact on what we now consider to be possible with global, networked learning.

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#40years of educational technology: Games

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Games literacy will become increasingly important, because the games based experience is modular and non-linear, participatory and customisable - reflecting much of our experiences in the digital era. Many of the best selling video games have been appropriated for classroom learning, including Guitar Hero (used to teach a number of curriculum subjects, not just music), Sim City (Maths), World of Warcraft (Literature) and Grand Theft Auto (remarkably, used to teach citizenship).

#40years of educational technology: Games

Learning with 'e's

Games literacy will become increasingly important, because the games based experience is modular and non-linear, participatory and customisable - reflecting much of our experiences in the digital era. Many of the best selling video games have been appropriated for classroom learning, including Guitar Hero (used to teach a number of curriculum subjects, not just music), Sim City (Maths), World of Warcraft (Literature) and Grand Theft Auto (remarkably, used to teach citizenship).

Resistance is futile

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One contemporary example is the digital camera. Digital technology has advanced photography into areas that were previously considered impossible. Another area that has been disrupted is music. The shift from vinyl records through compact disks to digital downloads has been relatively quick. Television has also been revolutionised by digital. Our work, business, and entertainment has been disrupted by digital technology, most would argue for the better.

Being Negroponte

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The title of the book was ' Being Digital ' and the author was Nicholas Negroponte. This premise, written in the middle of the 90s, looked forwards to a time when newspapers, movies, music, television, photography, and a host of other media would reside exclusively within the digital domain. What we need to do in schools, he said, was to find ways to measure curioisty, creativity, imagination and passion, as well as the ability to view things from multiple perspectives.

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The Doodle Library – hundreds of unique hand-drawn SVG doodles – free to download, share and adapt under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 link] — a Set of Common UI Elements With a Hand-Drawn, Sketchy Look. Just upload a photo or a gradient as a source and let them do the rest. Files.Design – Professional resources for digital designers including templates, sounds and other files made by Great Simple Studio. Photos & Graphics.

Pelecon flies higher

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The event attracts learning technologists, lecturers, researchers, teachers, learning professionals, health and medical staff, private trainers, and just about anyone who is interested in the very latest in digital pedagogies, literacies and technologies. The company will be great, the food will be excellent, and the live music will be splendid.

Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. If he had seen them, what might Freinet have made of digital technology, and what would he have said about social media in education?

Wikipedia: A Marxist perspective

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For those who don''t, it''s a free digital knowledge repository that holds over 30 million articles in more than 280 languages. Ultimately, the wisdom of crowds described by James Surowiecki (and based on the seminal work of Francis Galton) is seen as the social process that drives this kind of generation, negotiation and dissemination of knowledge in the digital age. Most people by now know that Wikipedia is the world''s largest encyclopaedia.

Sharpest tools in the box

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Each programme features an interview with a celebrity, who is invited to bring a list of their 8 favourite music tracks and during the show they talk about why they chose them, thereby giving their listening audience an insight into their lives. OK, there is a lot of rubbish on there, but if you use your digital literacies to discern the good from the bad, you''ll find it is an incredible resource for learning and teaching.

BETTing on the future

Learning with 'e's

I also chair the Faculty’s Digital Learning Futures group which is there to think about and develop new responses to the needs of education, including the integration of new and emerging technologies, and the development of new learning spaces. When they leave school, today’s future workforce will need to be agile thinkers, flexible and creative in their approach, and tech-savvy. I'm flying out next month to a place I always wanted to visit - Abu Dhabi.

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BETTing on the future

Learning with 'e's

I also chair the Faculty’s Digital Learning Futures group which is there to think about and develop new responses to the needs of education, including the integration of new and emerging technologies, and the development of new learning spaces. When they leave school, today’s future workforce will need to be agile thinkers, flexible and creative in their approach, and tech-savvy. I'm flying out next month to a place I always wanted to visit - Abu Dhabi.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

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Photo credit: Walls have Ears by laverrue Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:24 PM Labels: audio 13comments: Archana Narayan said. In UK higher education we tend to be more interested in transforming learning with digital technology than replicating the traditional teacher-centred approaches that are typified by the centrality of the lecture to the curriculum. For this reason there is quite a creative community growing around digital audio as a device to facilitate learning.

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Once you and your organization develop a mindset for change, unconscious and reactionary decisions will slowly evolve into creative and intentional decisions. One common theme, though, is that any training or intervention is supposed to “work,” meaning it improves on-the-job performance and contributes measurably to key organizational results. Music, a song, a thud, a crash, a clank or a swish might be just the right sound to make your training stick.

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

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I thought it might be a cool band name, but given I have no musical talent, I reserved the domain and settled for a blog. The idea behind EDUPUNK was pretty simple and still quite relevant: corporate-driven edtech is soulless-it robs the field of any deep, meaningful interrogation of the issues we need to be struggling with, such as digital identity, digital fluency the new cultures around piracy and privacy, student empowerment, and how we can begin to think like the web.

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