Category Archives: e-learning, learning

learning photography through my ears

I’ve been getting into photography lately. That means I’ve been learning a whoooole bunch of stuff, from technical mumbo to creative jumbo. And get this: I’ve been learning through my ears. How? Podcasts. Lots of ’em. How do you learn … Continue reading

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wbtexpress – free authoring tool for learning content

This is another one for the list to check out in more detail. WBTExpress The need to find easy-to-use tools for instructors to create content for online consumption is not new; my own personal interest has recently become more acute … Continue reading

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tony bates’ take on 2010 higher ed technology

I like this. If this is the way of the future, frankly I give up. We should just stop trying to use technology in higher education, and give the money to poor kids in Africa to buy themselves something useful. … Continue reading

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our job is to help people learn solve problems…

…in the real world. That’s a quote from Cathy Moore, as seen in this slideshow. Take 10 minutes and watch it. If you’re stuck developing elearning content that requires information dumps (higher education, anyone?) this will inspire you to sneak … Continue reading

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higher education and information dumps

Been thinking lately about the nature of learning at higher ed institutions – and how it effects content development for online courses. In an “old” episode of a  TWiT, This Week in Tech podcast (from May 31, 2009), they were … Continue reading

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group study and note taking in moodle with mediabird

Just came upon a nice little note taking plug-in for moodle. Mediabird allows students to take notes and share them if they want to, as well as publish questions about their notes to others in their study group. They get … Continue reading

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unitasking is catching on?

photo from dumblittleman.com It’s not new, but hopefully it’s starting to gather momentum: unitasking. I’ve never been a big fan of multitasking, but somehow I got through the last decade or so of its popularity, one task at a time … Continue reading

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how learners experience information dumps

This comic from The Usable Learning Blog provides the perfect, visual, I’d say even visceral, explanation of why information dumps do not work. You can really feel the learner’s reaction. I especially love how the author/artist Julie Dirksen concludes (emphasis … Continue reading

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learning – and improving – by doing

Want to improve your photography?  This looks like fun. Work, but fun work. The best kind of work: the kind that gets you motivated by your own progress. Join Tasra Mar on this photography improvement challenge: each day, make a … Continue reading

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pear note: take notes synced with audio, video or slides

Do you sometimes have trouble understanding your own notes? Miss a point or two in a crucial meeting? I know I do. And I know that I definitely want to check out Pear Note: “A note taking utility” (how unsexy … Continue reading

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