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15 Ways To Use The New iPad In Classrooms

Guggenheim on iPad

Inspired by the magnificent edu-tweeter @ShellTerrell, I wanted to share a few of the great ways she and her fellow tweeps plan on using the new iPad in the classroom. I love crowdsourcing this kind of information. I’ve taken the liberty of using some of the many tweets and enhancing them to give a better idea about the actual way to use the iPad in the classroom.
[Great examples]
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Technology: How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses?

This infographic of bears is making me thirsty

Infographics are the hot! They catch your attention because they look great and have strong visual hooks.
I like them because they remind me a little of I Spy where you get to explore a busy graphic and search for interesting nuggets of information. Of course, not everyone’s a big fan of infographics.
There are many parallels between infographics and elearning. They both share information in a visual medium. Those who design infographics start with lots of information and distill them to a few essential points. That’s very similar to what we do when our subject matter expert hands us a 300-slide PowerPoint file to be converted to an elearning course.
For the person who desires to learn more about visual design and processing lots of information, infographics are a great source of inspiration. Let’s look at what makes them so effective.
[Some great links here as well as examples]
via Technology: How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses?.

You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog

There’s a difference between having a graphics application and being a professional graphics artist. Many of us work alone and have to do our own graphics. I find that what I do for graphics doesn’t require overly sophisticated skills.
While we may be using different tools, there are some simple graphics editing we should all be able to do. Let’s review a few of the common image editing tasks.
For my demos, I decided to stick with PowerPoint to show that if that’s all you have, then you still can do quite a bit. If you use a different tool, look over the list and see if you can do them with the application you use.
via You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog.