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Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

And, since Open Content comes in under the Creative Commons license structure. Actually, I’m curious if Open Content ever is not Creative Commons? In any case, to understand the use of Open Content, it’s important to understand Creative Commons licensing. Creative Commons Licensing Terms Creative Commons licensing terms. Most of the OCW content appears to come under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0

How to Create Effective Test Questions


If every student answers a question correctly, does that mean your question is too easy, or is it a perfect example of an effective test question? How to Create Effective Tests and Quizzes. Image: “ Quiz ” by Animated Heaven, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

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Teach less, learn more

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John Davitt, in his quirky, off-the-wall session: 'From Silo to Orchestra: The staccato progress of eLearning' encouraged us all to perform our teaching in a different way, using different steps, alternative tempos and creative melodies, so that learners were engaged in many new ways.

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Music, learning and pedagogy

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The conversation turned to music, my songwriting and performances with various bands during the 80s and 90s. Here are four other things all good musicians know and practice, and how they might be applied to learning, teaching and development: 1) Work as a team.

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Self fulfilling prophecies

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My most recent post featured locus of control theory, and today's post is about the Pygmalion Effect in education. This effect is commonly known in education as the ' Pygmalion effect ' but is more accurately referred to as the 'observer-expectancy effect'.

Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

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If they do, then they aren't teaching. Good, effective teachers are intuitive, empathetic and responsive to the needs of their students. Good teachers continually reflect on their practice, think critically and act creatively.

Passion for education

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We all need inspiration, and many would argue that we perform better as educators when we have passion. Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious. It was a simple question: Why are we expected to standardise our testing when we have differentiated in our teaching?

What students need

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Although grades matter, more important still is the feedback students receive on their work and performance, and the interventions that teachers can make to support those they see struggling. et al (2002) Relationships between class size and teaching.

Fade away

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Technology, just like any other set of tools, is there to help us all to do the job better, smarter, more effectively. Just don''t ever make it appear to be special - the most effective educational technologies fade into the background as learning, and the student, take centre stage.

Flipping the teacher

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For centuries, innovative teachers have been trying to find other more effective methods of pedagogy that can take the place of lecturing and instruction. We learn by teaching. Ask students to peer-teach. Just as long as they ''perform'' their work in front of an audience.

Fair measures

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Ipsative assessment is not a commonly known method, and yet most of us use it just about every day to measure ourselves. One place where this might be implemented is in reference to tests used with K-12 students in the United States, where teacher performance is currently popular.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Better than Bullet Points Develop a treatment Apply Richard Mayer’s SOI model Choose graphics with soul, interactions with meaning, and animations that teach Taking an existing classroom course – think about TRANSFORMING it, not converting it. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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What teachers need

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Teachers too are less localised, often working and teaching in places that extend beyond traditional classroom boundaries. When asked which technology they thought might have the most impact on their effectiveness, 64 per cent selected school management information systems.

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

We may follow a manual to effect a repair we’ve never attempted before. Learning by experience can be quite effective. ” But while effective, it isn’t terribly efficient on its own. Learning alone may be effective, but very inefficient.

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What is authentic assessment?

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It's important because it shows that assessment drives they way we teach. These have their uses, but there is much more available in the assessment repertoire of effective teachers. 2011) Teaching for Quality Learning at University.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks.

Tested to distraction

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The side effects of over-testing are that children become victims of the scramble to be best in the league tables. Everyone is forced to perform at a level that aligns to what those in power expect. Everyone is distracted from the business of learning by the need to 'perform'.

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

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We have traversed several emerging ideas, including the use of virtual teaching assistants (chatbots), ultra-personalised learning and machine intelligence, but the most important component in education is still the human element.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0?

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this clearly effects how we should all be designing and building courses now. These learners would go through online courseware for about 6 hours that would teach them about the software and test them using simulations. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. 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

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? Performance Support in 2015 What Makes an LMS Easy to Use?

How Well Does Your Company Know its World?


I used to teach an introductory-level course for an online MBA program. What is popular, effective, and attention-getting? Are performance expectations established and managed? Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user RambergMediaImages.

What's love got to do with it?

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To start off, he played Tina Turner''s pop anthem , got everyone clapping along, and he even performed a bit of a dance too. They can even say they love teaching at their school. Teaching is not seen as one of the ''caring professions'' for no reason.

6 interactive whiteboard tips

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Schools can arrange for updates to be automatically installed overnight, or during non-teaching hours. Fourthly, in relation to the above point, there should be time for teachers to express their creativity.

Video for assessment

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When it comes to supporting a student''s progress, showing them what they can do to improve, or perform better is the key. In my teaching I have therefore focused on assessment as a means of scaffolding student progress , and I employ a variety of methods to achieve this end.

How to make Rapid eLearning work for your organization


We have some interesting facts that reinforce the notion of eLearning solutions as effective knowledge management tools. . The top reason is that the rapid eLearning development process bypasses the many nuances and scientific methods performed by instructional designers.

It’s Time for E-Learning to Embrace ‘BYOL’


She writes: “An increasing number of the workforce –— smart, social, autonomous workers — are already doing their own thing and solving their own learning and performance problems much more quickly and more easily by using their own tools and devices. (An

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The big switch

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After all, teachers are paid to teach, and students are there to learn, right? If you subscribe to a kind of pedagogy where you believe that facilitating learning is more effective than direct instruction, you will probably recognise the potential.

All just a click away?

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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. Nicholas Carr is another critic of the Internet and its effect on learning.

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Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

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It's also a chance for them to voice their hopes and fears about teaching, now they are actually in the thick of it. I got into teaching because I wanted to continue my backpacking lifestyle in Thailand but needed some funds so teaching TEFL English was my ticket.

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Keep juggling

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One of the most interesting stands at the World of Learning Exhibition and Conference in Birmingham this week was the Blue Beetle Training stand, which among other rolling performances featured a 10 minute tuition on three ball juggling. How many balls can you keep in the air at one time?

Let Employees Choose Their Own Training Materials


The employee has the ability to customize their learning — to assess specifically what they need to improve their performance — rather than be forced to participate in education that is defined by the organization. Image by Casie Yoder used under Creative Commons via Flickr user aflcio.

How complex is learning?

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Consequently, any attempts to teach, or to provide formal environments within which learning can occur, yield complex problems. Is that really the only way to teach? Teachers perform roles that even the most powerful computers could never replicate. Learning is highly complex.

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How to Create Your Own Khan Academy for Training


Khan Academy , which has made this form of learning popular (and effective) in public education; and TED videos, which are wildly popular among those looking for short, inspirational bursts of learning. For Managers: How to run an effective meeting.

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Choose your words carefully

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My post argued that teachers should not and could not be fully replaced by technology, because of the rich emotional, relational and creative aspects of the role they performed. Thinly veiled value judgements on the capabilities of your opponent create the opposite effect.

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Five tools for global educators

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In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. I consider myself a global educator and have tried to articulate my ideas on why this is a different role to traditional teaching.

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