Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

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Members who value learning enough to make it a habit don’t learn because an employer or licensing body demands it. If you want to learn more about “doing stuff like this,” check out other posts on our blog for online education tips , or contact us—we love sharing our ideas about learning. The post Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit appeared first on WBT Systems. “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.”.

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8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers. Below you have a driver’s license, bank system screenshot with account information, deposit tickets, and an image of the check. Example in Action: Use this scenario type when teach concepts that are high risk and must be done correctly. Since you’ve read this far (or scanned this far) I’m going to give you an extra bonus scenario ideas! Scenarios are a great way to make online training more engaging.

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The Top Trending Course Topic Ideas in 2020


Do you want to teach online and start your online course business? P.S.: We have a guide on how you can teach english online. You can use the same advice for teaching any other language too!

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Teaching with Screencasts and Rapid Prototyping

TechSmith Camtasia

Back in my teaching days, we had a ninth hour elective class where students could take classes like computer repair, plumbing, ceramics, or guitar. In essence, as teachers, we got to teach classes based on our own hobbies. It’s important to teach syntax standards and proper formatting, but when I have them experimenting with ideas, the structure of the whole document isn’t nearly as important. Expanding the Idea. Leave more ideas in the comments!

Teaching artistry

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Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. Teaching an art lesson is therefore a little outside my comfort zone. The drawing session was a part of our BA degree in Education Studies, and the module we were teaching, 'Creativity in Education.' Unported License.

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Computational Thinking in Teaching and Learning

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The idea of computational thinking has radically changed my approach to teaching over the past few years. This term, first coined by Jeannette Wing , a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, refers to several key ideas of thinking that are essential to computer science. Others require just one more minute of struggle before the idea clicks and it’s in their brains for good. This is the human side of teaching.

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My ethos for teaching

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I felt this pride and excitement, because my own ideas and creativity, which I had worked so hard on, and had poured my heart and soul into, were now out there in the open, being appreciated by others. I discovered though, that this was just the start - and that involving others in my creative ideas could be even more rewarding. Photo by Laffy4k My ethos for teaching by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Learning, making and powerful ideas

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My last post explored Donald Norman''s ideas around perception and the design of every day objects. The challenge for educators now is - how can we incorporate more learning through making, and less teaching from the front, into our lessons? 1980) Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas. Unported License. This is number 31 in my series on learning theories.

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Teach less, learn more

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Was it perhaps that Day 1 was a free day, to which anyone could come, to pitch in, watch the robot show, take part in the open workshops, and generally share their ideas in a very friendly and open environment? John Sheffield , a new blogger, and one of our student teachers, was present for Davitt's keynote and noted: "he said 'Teach less so they learn more'. Unported License. I have now had some time to reflect on this week's Plymouth e-Learning Conference. For me, No.

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Lingua Tweeta and other ideas

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Eventually I try some of these ideas out with my students. Often I share those ideas and outcomes on this blog. It's gratifying when people listen to these ideas, try them out and then come back to tell me how well they have worked. When I get some positive feedback it encourages me to work harder to think of more new ideas, methods and strategies for using technology in education. I know that many teachers reblogged the ideas, in many languages around the world.

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Teaching and learning through dialogue

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A few months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled '' Learning as dialogue '' which was essentially about how students can learn through conversation and by discussing their ideas with each other. When teachers wish to promote democratic learning, students are given license to challenge and encouraged to discuss, debate, argue. Unported License.

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Looking for Ideas on How to Measure Virtual World Learning

Kapp Notes

I have a couple of ideas, about measuring virtual world learning but would love to have input from others to learn how they are assessing the learning taking place in virtual worlds, please comment on your blog and then link in the comments of this blog any ideas or examples of how you are assessing learning in 3D Virtual Immersive Environments. For example, if you are teaching sales skills, it might be the opening used by the learner to begin a sale.

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter


Ever since I first began to use Twitter I have been thinking about how to harness the potential of microblogging for the benefits of my own students, and have tried out several ideas to exploit it already. Here are some useful links to others who have used Twitter in formal learning: David Parry: Teaching with Twitter (Video) Alan Lew: Twitter Tweets for Higher Education Melanie McBride: Classroom 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

Can we teach digital literacies?

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There is a disconnect between teaching and learning. We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. I think schools definitely have a role to play, but it may not be direct teaching of certain things, because not everything that is learnt can be taught. I don''t think any of this can strictly be called ''teaching'', but is more akin to facilitating and supporting. Unported License.

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How to Choose a Catchy Name for a Training Program (2020)


Start typing a few ideas in a search engine and wait for the autocomplete to suggest a few search phrases. While there isn’t a particular size a title has to have, it’s a good idea to keep your most juicy part in the beginning. If you are an authorized trainer/instructor to one of them, you should be using their brand name in your training title (if your agreement/license. Course Creation Course marketing ideas ecourse titles naming an online course online course titles

Supporting online learners

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If you're new to online teaching, or are revisiting it, do consider spending an hour of your time to browse through the ideas in this module. Unported License. Photo by Steve Wheeler I have just published a third module in my series on digital learning for the ZilLearn platform.

Pandemic pedagogy

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BETT has also created a community hub so that educators everywhere can share ideas and resources, discuss and work together online during the school closures. The second link leads to a link from Google, who have launched a Teach from Home hub that is open to all users.

Week 1 Teaching Online is Critical - A Recipe for Making the Connection with your Learners

E-Learning Acupuncture

Connecting with Learners is the topic of Week 2 for the Teaching Online MOOC. It’s important to always be aware that if someone shares with you a sensitive/personal anecdote during the course of this class, that that occurrence is not a license for you to broadcast this personal information across the CF or at your work. You get the idea. It''s a very important topic in technology-mediated distance education.

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Engaging online learners 5

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Encourage the group to regularly share their ideas, discuss their hopes and concerns, promote their content and celebrate their successes. Give the students licence to write imaginatively to express their ideas, while at the same time developing their thinking. Unported License.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


Instructors can customize the learning experience to suit their specific needs, teaching style or course requirements. Price: $2,595 (lifetime license). Price: $7,500 (for 3 licenses). This is a ground-breaking idea for the learning process since every tutor can create an Animoto account and create more accounts for his/her students using their emails. It might be a good idea to start from there and see what you can get out from it first.

Ten Ways to Use Video in the Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

It’s back-to-school season for most educators and this year, the TechSmith Education team is writing a series of blog posts with some ideas for the classroom. Teach When You’re Absent. If some of these ideas are appealing to you, the good news is that it’s easy to start! photo creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by thms.nl.

Space exploration

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The news created a small stir on social media, with several educators opining about what they thought of lecture theatres, their place in universities, technology, and teaching and learning in general. It seems that the subject of the article, the University of Northampton (one of the newest universities in the UK) has decided to do away with their traditional raked lecture theatres, and replace them with more open, flat, flexible spaces where teaching can be conducted.

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Learning as dialogue

Learning with 'e's

This passive, reductionist explanation of learning prompted a number of pedagogical strategies, including reinforcement of behaviour, punishment and reward, and the introduction of teaching machines with their instructional texts, structured assessment of learning and remedial loops. Learning through dialectical processes that lead to synthesis of disparate ideas or opposing perspectives turns out to be a strong foundation for successful critical thinking. Unported License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: TIPP Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 TIPP Learning Styles Last week, all of the instructors at the school where I teach had to take an online test to assess our learning styles. The idea is that as learners, all of us have elements of these styles when we learn, although some will be stronger than others. The difficulty with taking any of these types of tests, is that if you have any idea where its going, it can be very easy to skew the results. United States License.

Cinderella technology?

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Many good uses of the IWB are reported in the literature , and many schools have harnessed its potential to transform aspects of teaching and learning. Teachers are incredibly busy, have increasingly difficult workloads to contend with, and have little time to spend experimenting with new ideas. If there is little or no time to try out new ideas, teachers will not feel comfortable with tools such as interactive whiteboards. Unported License.

Passion for learning

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One of the first things I ever learnt, right at the start of my teaching career, was that enthusiasm and passion often carry the day. Although I don't often teach it directly, I find it infuses much of my teaching. The more we learn about our subject, the more we have to draw on when we are engaged in the act of teaching. Unported License. education enthusiasm learning passion pedagogy teaching

Storytelling with technology

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Recently I said goodbye to another year group of my primary education students who will be teaching in their own classrooms come September. They were a particularly talented and insightful group of young people, and I learnt a great deal through teaching them for three years as they developed their teaching skills. Unported License. learning narrative education storytelling student voice teaching Technology video

Honesty and dialogue

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Photo from Pixnio One of the most important lessons I learnt right at the start of my career in education was that teaching was not about 'telling' but about communication. There was a constant exchange of thoughts and ideas around the content, rather than a one way stream of information. There is also a need for more honesty in teaching. Unported License. Change communication education honesty learning Richard Gerver teaching

Confessions of a teacher

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The idea was simple, and a counterpoint to the sometimes congratulatory culture seen in most conferences. Teaching and learning is not always a bed of roses. My idea for the confessional booth was to introduce some reality and honesty to the conference. The idea was simple, and my learning technology team made it happen. Reading Richard Gerver 's latest book Education: A Manifesto of Change triggered further thoughts on this idea. Unported License.

Learning with bees

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Other schools are now adopting these ideas, and several have set up apiaries for keeping bees. Learning with bees by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Beau Lotto beekeeping Blackawton Primary School Dave Strudwick education learning pedagogy schools situated teaching Technology

Trading places

Learning with 'e's

The old aphorism ''we learn by teaching'' (or in Latin, docendo discimus ) holds true when we consider that to teach something, you first need to learn it. Moreover, it cannot learning of a superficial kind, but demands a deeper process where students reflect on the meaning and critically evaluate the significance of what they are to teach. I''m happy to admit that I learn a lot from my students, and I let them know when they teach me something new. Unported License.

Comfortably numb

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I cam remember several times recently when I have emerged from a teaching session with more knowledge than I had when I entered the classroom. At first I found it difficult to acknowledge that my students could teach me a thing or two. My mindset was fixed on the idea that I was there to impart knowledge and that my students were there to learn. The latin phrase docendo discimus - 'we learn by teaching' or, perhaps more accurately, 'people learn while they teach' is apt.

Weapon of choice

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Another method is to get students to use the board to present their ideas. Weapon of choice by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. attachment Digital dry wipe board education email interactive learning pens teaching Technology whiteboardMe with an incredible weapon What is your weapon of choice?

Learning is a journey

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It is premised on the idea of students reaching a destination - being 'filled' with facts. Simply, teaching is driven by assessment. Learning is a journey by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. education knowmad learning motivation process product school teachingImage from Pixabay Learning is a journey.

#3quotes from Vygotsky

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His seminal work Mind in Society (1978) has been widely cited although not widely read, but it is important to draw Vygotsky's ideas from their origin. Although they are there to teach, within this role is the need to reach out to the child, placing importance on relationship formation. Unported License. constructivism cultural education learning school social teaching Vygotsky ZPD

Passion for education

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Colleagues who have been in my sessions have then incorporated my ideas into their own practice. Teaching is like that - it's an ever evolving, always changing terrain in which we discover new things constantly, reflect upon them, practice them ourselves and then share them across our communities. It was a simple question: Why are we expected to standardise our testing when we have differentiated in our teaching? Unported License.

Learning by design?

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A recent tweet by Jason Elsom made me sit up and take notice: 'We need to stop designing schools for teaching and start designing schools for learning.' We can either place an emphasis on teaching or we can privilege learning as the most important facet of education. Do we want them to learn what is inside our heads, and the content of textbooks, or do we want them to go beyond this knowledge and discover new ideas for themselves? Unported License.