Why lectures?

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A recent article on the BBC News website asks why lectures aren't obsolete. It seems strange that although research points to their ineffectiveness as a method of learning, lectures still figure predominantly in higher education. The third concerns the nature of the lecture itself.

How to Draw Attention in Video Lectures


Video lectures are one of the most promising teaching materials in online learning. Empirical evidence suggests that adding attentional cues in the instructor behavior guides learners’ visual attention and thus improves their learning performance in video lectures.

Random Thoughts on Passive Learning and Lectures

Kapp Notes

The study of 225 studies stated that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 Lectures can be effective for conveying information – but not more so than a whole range of other methods, including independent study of textbooks.

Five Benefits of Lecture Capture

TechSmith Camtasia

To deliver effective content, many instructors are turning to video lecture content to share learning materials without having to be directly in the classroom. So why use lecture capture? Below are five benefits of lecture capture: 1.

Five Benefits of Lecture Capture

TechSmith Camtasia

To deliver effective content, many instructors are turning to video lecture content to share learning materials without having to be directly in the classroom. So why use lecture capture? Below are five benefits of lecture capture: 1.

or not to lecture

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In my previous post I wrote that even though research shows lectures to be less than effective in helping students to learn, they still persist in higher education. The key question is: What can replace the lecture? Worse still, they may decide not to attend lectures at all.

Different Types of Lecturers –Not all are Good–Which Inhabit Your Organization

Kapp Notes

People often like to compare game-based learning to lectures. Many people don’t realize there are also different types of lectures and most lecture types are not that good. lecturers to an inventor and then validated by direct observation.

Top 6 Cameras for Video Lectures

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Picking the right recording gear is the lion’s share of the overall success in creating an effective video lecture. Shared. In this article, we will review cameras (webcams and camcorders) for close-up filming of an instructor’s head at an office desk, also called a talking head.

This Week on #TalkTech: Recorded lectures, Duolingo, and Games Against Falling IQ

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Can recorded lectures replace university professors? In this article, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales makes the bold claim that university lectures “are doomed.” Recorded lectures. Flynn himself found the effect to be reversing since the early 1990s.

This Week on #TalkTech: Games vs Lectures, Spaced Learning Online and Beautiful Graphic Design for eLearning

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Topic #1: Can lectures be as effective learning methods as games? Thiagi is a strong proponent of games, interactions, and learning through self-exploration rather than lecture. Specifically he compares games to lectures and how we should decide which will be most effective.

How Technology Can Make Corporate Training Programs More Effective

Your Training Edge

Technology has made effectively effortless for designing and disseminating training programs to firm freshman and newcomers to the new business fields. With slowing down manuscripts written by hands amid going promptly downright dedicate letter-sized papers on with the printing mode. Oh wait!

10 Effective Communication Techniques


Effective communication in the workplace leads to positive workflow and higher productivity. 10 Techniques for Effective Communication. A quick five-minute conversation motivates employees far more than a three-hour lecture.

Training An Employee- Truths and Fallacies

Your Training Edge

There are several types and techniques of training to facilitate the employees in doing their jobs effectively and efficiently. Where one method of training will be effective in one department, it won’t be of so much use in another department.

Creating Effective ELearning For Kids


Young children are not very good at sitting through lectures and remembering key points. It will go a long way in determining the effectiveness of the elearning in the first place, and also help to bring others up-to-speed in the event that they are not entirely grasping the content.

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

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This YouTube-based learning environment was founded in 2004 by former Boston hedge-fund manager Salman Khan, and today contains more than 2,200 lectures on more than 100 topics (mostly math related). The eLearning modules act as the “lecture”, which learners do on their own time.

Your Brain Prefers Interactive Stories: Not Lectures

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Why do we snooze when we are lectured at and why do we perk up when we are watching a story unfold? In the previous installments we talked about the different learner types as well as the elements of an effective interactive story that positively impact each kind of learner.

Improve your lessons: 3 ways to make them more effective

Challenge to Learn

They will make your lessons and courses more effective and more fun, and any teacher, trainer or coach can do it. If you ‘ flip your classroom ‘ you reverse the lecture and homework elements of a lesson: do the lecture at home and do homework at school.

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Improve your lessons: 3 ways to make them more effective

Challenge to Learn

They will make your lessons and courses more effective and more fun, and any teacher, trainer or coach can do it. If you ‘ flip your classroom ‘ you reverse the lecture and homework elements of a lesson: do the lecture at home and do homework at school.

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How to Effectively Use Video for Training


To make sure that your videos in your online training are effective, there are some easy steps to take. Don’t worry, you do not have to be a video editing magician to make effective videos. Remove “talking heads” – no one wants to be lectured.

How The 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 1


In the first wave the pressing challenge was to get content online (welcome to the recorded lecture) and to automate assessment (welcome to the world of quiz)! Photo by Steve Huntington / Unsplash. It is completely admirable to watch the way MOOCs are evolving.

Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?


Comparing the effectiveness of eLearning against its in-person peer poses a challenge. When we measure the effectiveness of education, we have to take multiple variables into account. Support – Instructors, lecturers, and mentors are often more available on-site.

Is E-learning Content Repurposing The Answer To Effective Use Of Available Resources?


Similarly, PowerPoint presentations in instructor-led classroom training often serve as visual aids and lecture guides for the instructor, with majority of the content delivered verbally. Though a frequently adopted strategy, repurposing content requires effective management and strategy.

The black hole of adult education

E-Learning Provocateur

The diagrams themselves were outdated — showing only the original configuration of the Mir and not the myriad modifications made over the eleven-year lifespan of the station — but so were the lectures.

Here’s An Easy Way to Create Whiteboard Lectures for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

They can get the information out, but many fail at effectively getting the information in. Applying Roam’s ideas to your elearning courses helps you structure the content and makes it more visually effective. It’s a simple tool that lets you write and capture your whiteboard lectures.

How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?


While it’s good that employers provide training for their employees, it doesn’t mean that training is always effective. It’s amazing how the same exact training content is more effective delivered through one method as opposed to another. Training is like oxygen to a company.

Creating Interactive Videos from Really Boring Talking Heads, Lectures and Demo Videos

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Conclusion Videos that are proactive, useful and interactive can be used for more effective learning. How does the world of video abundance impact the way we learn? We live in a world of so much abundance in terms of videos, whether it be corporate training or personal videos.

4 Fresh Ways To Create An Effective Compliance Program


Increasingly accessible tools are allowing businesses to put more emphasis on figuring out ways to create compliance training that is effective in mitigating risk and engaging employees. But a long, drawn-out training video can be just as ineffective as a long, drawn-out live lecture.

Effective Blended Learning Activities to Incorporate in your Corporate Training

Obsidian Learning

What specific blended activities are most effective? Even a.pdf document emailed in advance with a few key questions to answer can be an effective activity to help prepare learners. Try to have no more than 8 minutes of a lecture at a time.

Personality and e-Learning: Can Just Anyone Learn Effectively?


Or, maybe “I love PowerPoint-based lectures”. In a way, these results are suggesting that individuals with stronger Openness and Extraversion scores may be better prone to learning effectively through e-Learning.

The New 508 Compliance Rule – What it Means for Video in Higher Ed

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With new 508 Compliance rules for accessibility going into effect in January 2018, there’s never been a better time to make sure your content meets the standards. All video lectures need closed captions. They listen to the lectures and manually transcribe them, word by word.

Here’s How to Make an Effective Digital Learning Strategy


The rest of this process will be easier, faster, and more effective. And, of course, there are many different kinds of in-person training (lectures, hands-on workshops, group discussions, and so on). It’s difficult to generalize about effective strategies for assessment, as every objective is best measured by a different method. The post Here’s How to Make an Effective Digital Learning Strategy appeared first on Continu Blog.

3 Tips for Designing Effective Virtual Instructor Led Training


Creating an effective Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) is not as simple as broadcasting a standard, classroom-style or Instructor Led Training (ILT) lecture. Also keep in mind that a graphic-rich presentation is more effective than text-rich. But in order to be effective, it must be designed carefully with a full understanding of the differences between VILT and traditional ILT.

The classroom option you should not ignore

E-Learning Provocateur

My point is, under the right circumstances, video can provide effective instruction. I’m sure you know the feeling.

Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

Basically, it’s an uploaded recording of lectures and discussions from a pool of experts in various fields of expertise. This will will start off with a guest post form Jenni Birch who writes about apps, computer art, music and the latest developments in technology.

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5 survival tips for new university students

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Here are five key things to remember: 1) Lectures. When you're there, don't look as though you're bored in lectures and seminars (even if you are). Not all lectures are engaging - even though they should be! - Manage your time effectively and you won't run out of time.

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Delivering Effective Training in the Work Environment


The key is to present information in a way that all students can learn effectively and apply their knowledge in the workplace. With a timer, you can display a countdown to the start of the next lecture, so students know how much time is left before their attention is expected.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

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Effective. A non-interactive version might be a recorded lecture of an auditor discussing how to conduct an audit. Effective. Is not : Cheerful background music and flashy animations with sound effects and lots of pictures. Interactive. Immersive.