Category: Publications

This site needs a new owner

This site needs a new owner

| 16 April 2014 | Reply

After 4 years of curating on this blog I am giving my fingers a rest – permanently. I have decided to go on to something new. I don’t know what yet, but as a lifetime learner I’m sure there is lots of exciting stuff out there for me in my “retirement”. So if anyone would […]

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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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131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning – Free Download

131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning – Free Download

| 26 November 2013 | 2 Replies

Are your graphics and animations effective? Are you engaging your learners? This complimentary eBook, 131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning, from The eLearning Guild, will teach you the importance of knowing your audience—including knowing how to meet the needs of learners with disabilities, why visual consistency is important to learning, and when (and […]

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K-12 Education Technology Trends to Watch

K-12 Education Technology Trends to Watch

| 17 June 2013 | Reply

Six different kinds of technology and tech practics—some of them familiar to most educators, others not as much—are likely to become increasingly important in K-12 systems over the next few years, a new report predicts. The Horizon Report’s 2013 K-12 Edition, the fifth in a series focused on pre-college education, discusses those tech tools, which […]

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Students Prioritize Mobile Devices over Internet Access

Students Prioritize Mobile Devices over Internet Access

| 17 June 2013 | Reply

Students prioritize the use of “a variety of digital learning tools such as mobile devices” over Internet access, according to From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Learner, a new report from Project Tomorrow. The report also found that students increasingly see benefits to online learning, with 57 percent of respondents in high […]

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How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms

How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms

| 6 March 2013 | Reply

by Kristen Purcell, Alan Heaps, Judy Buchanan, Linda Friedrich Feb 28, 2013 Overview A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and secondary school students finds that digital technologies have become central to their teaching and professionalization. At the same time, the internet, mobile phones, and social media have brought new challenges to teachers, and […]

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Effectiveness of learning with iPads in school

Effectiveness of learning with iPads in school

| 6 March 2013 | Reply

In Lindsay Duncan’s class at El Camino Creek, one fourth grade student looked up the definition of “blubber.” One girl found a suitable picture of a whale and attached it to her presentation about marine life. Books, paper and pencils weren’t in the hands of any of Duncan’s students — only iPads. These days, it’s […]

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Using Social Media Technologies to Enhance Online Learning

Using Social Media Technologies to Enhance Online Learning

| 12 February 2013 | Reply

Linda Weiser Friedman, Ph.D. Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY Hershey H. Friedman, Ph.D. School of Business Brooklyn College, CUNY ABSTRACT Models of distance education have evolved over decades, just in time to collide with modern pedagogies in which communication, interaction, student engagement, and active learning are of critical importance. The number of college students […]

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New Sloan-C Study: Over 6.7 million Students Learning Online

New Sloan-C Study: Over 6.7 million Students Learning Online

| 27 January 2013 | 1 Reply

Most institutions remain undecided about MOOCs The 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6.7 million. Higher education adoption of Massive Open Online Courses remains low, with most institutions still on the sidelines. “The rate of […]

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mLearn 2012: International Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2012 Proceedings

mLearn 2012: International Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2012 Proceedings

| 12 January 2013 | Reply

The proceedings from mLearn 2012: Mobile and Contextual Learning Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2012: Helsinki, Finland, October 16 -18, 2012, are now available online in full text for free. Edited by Marcus Specht, Mike Sharples, Jari Multisilta Table of Contents Download Full Proceedings (One PDF File)  Workshop Proceedings are separate below. Links from titles of […]

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NMC Horizon Report 2013 Higher Ed Edition

NMC Horizon Report 2013 Higher Ed Edition

| 4 January 2013 | Reply

The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program, and is slated to be released in February 2013. The tenth edition will describe annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies […]

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Book Review: “Essentials of Online Course Design”

Book Review: “Essentials of Online Course Design”

| 28 November 2012 | Reply

The book “Essentials of Online Course Design” from Majorie Vai and Kristen Sosulski is one I have heard about from a few people recently, and one I felt would be worth reading, and at a reasonable £22 from Routledge it’s a fair investment … not to mention the accompanying companion website. The book is described […]

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