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A “Must Have” Guide for eLearning Instructional Design!

A “Must Have” Guide for eLearning Instructional Design!

| 18 January 2014 | Reply

Marina Arshavskiy (2013) Instructional Design for ELearning: Essential guide to creating successful eLearning courses If you are designing eLearning courses, you will find many informative texts on the subject out there. However, there is currently none as authoritative a guide as Marina Arshavskiy’s Instructional Design for ELearning: Essential guide to creating successful eLearning courses. The […]

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Six Uses for Augmented Reality in Primary and Tertiary Education

Six Uses for Augmented Reality in Primary and Tertiary Education

| 18 April 2013 | Reply

Educators have taken to exploring the educational possibilities of Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom and the very real opportunities afforded by this sense-expanding technology. A generation in love with gimmicks, AR has taken the public fancy. The cutting edge technology has been gradually working its way into our collective conscious through such hi-tech marvels […]

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Is Online Education Going to be Free in the Future?

Is Online Education Going to be Free in the Future?

| 4 March 2013 | 1 Reply

One effect of computer and Internet technology is the dramatic change in the way students communicate, learn and interact with their peers. This change paved the way for online education. Over the years, online education has gained enough ground for becoming a mainstream educational approach in the overall learning process. The Trend of Free Online […]

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20 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

20 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

| 22 December 2012 | 3 Replies

Here are twenty tools that you can use to help you plan and teach your class. Some tools are good for organizing your class and others are good for organizing online projects. Some of the tools are good little teaching aides. The list is in no particular order, and many of them could be used […]

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5 Ways to Stay Organized and Focused as an Online Learner

5 Ways to Stay Organized and Focused as an Online Learner

| 2 October 2012 | 6 Replies

The modern student’s life is tied to technology, but sometimes technical challenges can disrupt study plans. Students who spend hours researching and working on their computers know how difficult it can be to stay focused and organized. The temptation to check Facebook or browse Buzzfeed can be hard to resist. A hard drive crash or […]

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Is Online Education the Future or the Last Resort?

Is Online Education the Future or the Last Resort?

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

In a recent episode of All Things Considered, NPR highlighted the University of the People, an online institution that claims to be “the world’s first, tuition-free, non-profit, online academic institution.”  It helps individuals like Naylea Omayra Villanueva Sanchez who, due to a motorcycle accident, can neither physically attend nor financially afford a university education. Sounds dreamy, […]

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eLearning by the Numbers: A Comparison With Everyday Life

eLearning by the Numbers: A Comparison With Everyday Life

| 11 August 2012 | 1 Reply

eLearning is no longer the exception – it’s the rule. With more than 30% of training hours delivered online, companies who waste the opportunity to become more capable with online training are saying goodbye to more than revenue – they’re writing off employee satisfaction and innovation. As you contemplate using online training to accomplish your […]

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5 Amazing Apps for Teachers Who Love iPads

5 Amazing Apps for Teachers Who Love iPads

| 23 June 2012 | Reply

Technology and teaching go hand in hand. Now that apps are a part of most people’s daily lives, it’s only natural that teachers gravitate to some of these advanced applications for their smart devices. Teachers also have a fond relationship with eReaders and tablets, such as the iPad, because it makes things like lesson planning […]

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8 Ways to Make Friends In Your Online Classes

8 Ways to Make Friends In Your Online Classes

| 8 June 2012 | Reply

Just because you’ve taken the non-traditional academic route by going to school online doesn’t mean you can’t still bond with your classmates and form meaningful friendships with them. Even though students engage in online discussions and talk in chat rooms every week, they don’t have the luxury of sitting in a classroom where they can […]

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4 tips for getting to grips with technology

4 tips for getting to grips with technology

| 5 May 2012 | 3 Replies

Having trouble grasping new technology? Go about it like a kid. Whether we are just starting out with e-learning technology or have been taking distance education courses for years, we are always faced with a constant stream of new technology to understand and utilize in order to get things done. Many of us grew up […]

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How much does one hour of eLearning cost?

How much does one hour of eLearning cost?

| 2 May 2012 | 2 Replies

It’s not uncommon for any type of educational or training course to be made up of one hour sessions. This is also the case for modern eLearning courses designed to leverage technology to assist with the learning process Students attend these sessions, participate and do their best to retain the information being presented to them, […]

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Flipped Class Explained

Flipped Class Explained

| 12 April 2012 | 2 Replies

Instead of lecturing in class and assigning students exercises to do at home, teachers of flipped classes record instructional videos, post them online on YouTube or their respective school portals, and tell their students to review the video lesson at home.

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