20 tools for legacy learning

Learning with e's

Video is also very effective for storytelling, and one of my favourite things to watch on video is documentaries. Podcasting is a popular method for conveying knowledge in audio format. blogging education learning photographs podcasting slides Technology video

Things ain't what they used to be

Learning with e's

These are very effective, but they are superficial compared to what comes next. They can use this information for projects, essays, blogs, podcasts. Not so long ago, objects were simply objects. They only came alive in Disney cartoons, or after a heavy drinking session.

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Content creation

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Artefacts are a material outworking of knowledge creation, and according to Vygotsky , they can be aids to solving problems that could not be solved as effectively in their absence. video Personal Learning Environment blog PLE tagging content creation wiki podcast digital literacy

The changing Web

Learning with e's

My own students create a lot of their own content during their study, usually in the form of podcasts, videos, wiki and blog content, and are encouraged to share these publicly online to gain additional feedback.

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I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

But how do we sort through all this information, effectively filter content, judge the good from bad, and make sense of it all? The latter might be defined as, “the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organisational knowledge.”

Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with e's

Blogging has always been one of the ways I best express my ideas, and coupled with teaching, public speaking and a number of interviews on video and through podcasting, it has been my main channel of communication and dialogue with my professional community in recent years.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Record a PowerPoint presentation with narration and add special effects, images, audio, and video. Screencast videos can be a very effective learning technique.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc.

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#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

Other tools such as wikis, blogs and podcasts also began to be used in education, at first tentatively, and then as embedded features in various programmes of study. Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc.

Learning by making

Learning with e's

Whilst these approaches to learning are often more effective for personalised and collaborative learning, they tend to be kept to a minimum in most cases, because teachers like to maintain some level of control over their students, and finite time and resources constrain them.

Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with e's

In order to develop key critical thinking skills, learners need to be able to argue effectively. Image source Bear pit pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Goodbye

Learning with e's

For quite some time now though I have been considering other ways that might be less time consuming and also more effective in disseminating these ideas. On a positive note, I have enjoyed the creative impetus that blogging has provided me, even though it has been painful.

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Stuck in the past?

Learning with e's

They are being encouraged to communicate more effectively through podcasts, videos and on social networking sites. IWBs, when used effectively can enhance and enrich the entire learning encounter, with students as actively involved in knowledge production as their teachers.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Record a PowerPoint presentation with narration and add special effects, images, audio and video. An effective introduction bumper hooks the viewer into the screencasting topic by using a music soundtrack, video, images, etc. YouTube now offers Creative Commons-licensed videos, which are automatically safe to use. Guest post by Michael F.

[from randommind] Learning with 'e's: Another nail in the coffin?

Learning with e's

I have previously argued that VLEs tend to constrain students into particular ways of thinking and stifle creativity. More to be concerned about however, is the vast amount of money that has been poured into providing tools which are just not being used appropriately or effectively.

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Slugs and snails and social enzymes

Learning with e's

Wikis, blogs, podcasts, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, microblogs, social networking. More often, we are learning informally, while playing a massively multi-player online role playing game for example, or listening to a podcast about a news item.

A convenient untruth

Learning with e's

And time and again, such beliefs are the justification for placing students into a specific style of learning so that a class can be 'managed' more effectively. learning-styles theory has succeeded in becoming “common knowledge.” What do you think is the teacher's worst enemy?

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Crossing the divide

Learning with e's

In essence, it is the ability to be able to create content, organise, share and communicate across, and through, a variety of social media, discussion groups, mobile tools and other services that are commonly available. Are we better at presenting our ideas in pictures or as a podcast?

Social enzymes

Learning with e's

Wikis, blogs, podcasts, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, microblogs, social networking. More often, we are learning informally, while playing a massively multi-player online role playing game for example, or listening to a podcast about a news item.

Everyone's a critic

Learning with e's

I recently blogged about the hidden audience effect , and cited Westfields Junior School's S'cool Internet Radio and David Mitchell's Quadblogging projects as examples of how students can become better engaged with learning when they perform their work for an audience.

Everyone's a critic

Learning with e's

I recently blogged about the hidden audience effect , and cited Westfields Junior School's S'cool Internet Radio and David Mitchell's Quadblogging projects as examples of how students can become better engaged with learning when they perform their work for an audience. Image source Everyone's a critic by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

The reason researchers roll their eyes at learning styles is the utter failure to find that assessing childrens learning and matching to instructional methods has any effect on their learning." Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning

Learning Visions

Clives 30-Minute Masters Wiki got a nice plug -- "Create a way to help your SME learn more about building effective e-learning courses. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry Don't Be a Tyrant! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

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Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today.

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

Learning Visions

Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. For this reason there is quite a creative community growing around digital audio as a device to facilitate learning.

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Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

To work efficiently and effectively, you need to streamline your access to the different software and applications you are going to use. Common Craft - Explanations In Plain English -. Trafcom News Podcast. Creative Commons Licenses. WebTools For Learners.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

To makes sure that clients get the most out of Rapid Create, or from any other authoring tool they may select, Epic also provides training and capability building to ensure internal teams are skilled-up in creating effective e-learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

And hopefully, they are flexible enough that they can be altered as needed in order to create an effective learning experience. This approach saved them a ton of time, and resulted in an effective training program.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations

Learning Visions

This allows the learner to be more flexible in her understanding of the material, so that she can effectively apply it to concepts in the real world (knowledge transfer). Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry Don't Be a Tyrant! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Instead, take elements (intro, practice, exit) -- and think about how you can reuse them in creative ways. Where does the iPhone fit into this connected puzzle of technologies -- to improve the effectiveness of our learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

The idea of learning styles commonly refers to some notion for a preferred way of learning. I think audio is very effective when you want to establish an emotional connection or when the visual is actually important to the content and needs to be described (as opposed to eye candy like stock photos). But even when theres a visual that needs examination, it might be more effective to provide a rollover rather than explaining the image with an audio presentation.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

It is probably more accurate that such instruction is effective because the multiple illustrations induce learners to devote more time to these concepts. Regardless, youre still working with the same set of pens, and the fat red marker has individual attributes, but some commonalities with markers, red and fat items. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

The quest to know knowledge

Clive on Learning

The electronic edition of the book is available for free download under a Creative Commons license (by 1st December 40,000 people had accepted the invitation, as reported by the author at Online Educa, Berlin). The author argues that, in a world where information is in abundance and the relevance of knowledge is fleeting, it is no longer desirable nor feasible for any individual to 'learn' and thereby internalise all the knowledge that is needed for them to function effectively.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Thinking creatively is good. Thats way more creativity than I may have in me. karl and I are trying to get together for the next installment of my podcast segment reviewing his book. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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