Monthly Archives: October 2013

Using Polls in eLearning

Reading through “Teaching with Technology: Tools and Strategies to Improve Student Learning” from Faculty Focus, I have been enlightened as to the usefulness of “Polls”. Since most people can only retain about 20 minutes of information in our short-term memory, … Continue reading

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Accessibility of technology

My initial thought of “accessibility of technology” was internet connection, computer, tablet smartphone etc but in actual fact it refers to a broader range of accessible features. VoiceThread wanted to serve the needs of everyone including those with dyslexia, ADHD, … Continue reading

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Top 100 Tools For Learning 2013

Jane Hart founder of “Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies” (C4LPT) won the Colin Corder Award for “Outstanding Contributions to Learning”. Her website offers independent advice on the new learning trends, technologies and tools. The website has become one of … Continue reading

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Are you designing a “NEXTER” course?

Richard Culatta reminds us that good learning is inherently a social activity. Content is learned through interactions with other people about the content. When designing a course it is critical to provide these interactions. Micheal More in 1989 identified three … Continue reading

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Variability across learners

  Adults arrive with a pre-existing learning and experience. It is important to provide pre-assessment strategies and opportunities for introductions Age. Generations of learners demonstrate different traits in learning Learning styles. Using a learning style quiz might bring awareness to … Continue reading

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Embracing Diversity in the eLearning Environment.

Madhumita Bhattacharya and Maggie Hartnett, authors of Chapter 4 “Addressing Diversity in Design of Online Courses”, offer advice on how the teacher and designer of the learning environment must possess and inculcate fundamentals of embracing diversity. Below is a direct … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Adult Learners

Kathleen Cercone identifies 13 characteristics of adult learners and provides recommendations for online course development based on these characteristics. To view details of the article use the link below and access the PDF. The first two characteristics are provided in … Continue reading

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