2016-07-30

How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts


A certification program is creating a new generation of online learning savants. How are they doing it?


2016-07-29

Platforms Have Transformed the Economy. Is Education Next?


Like higher education, most K-12 platform deployments are examples of 'technology integration' rather than transformation. They facilitate textbook replacement and open content utilization. Strong deployment support personalization and extend learning.


2016-07-28

Free HTML5 Online Animation Maker, Banner Maker and Video Maker | Animatron


Make engaging and compelling animations online for your business or school. Create explainer videos, animated marketing videos, training videos and presentations. Make HTML5 banners and interactive video content.



2016-07-27

Online Grammar Tools


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2016-07-25

Augmented Reality and Web 3.0


Augmented reality could open up huge potential for education outside of the classroom and enable students to learn and interact with whatever is in their immediate physical environment at any particular time. It could also transform publishing and the way we interact with books and images by enabling us to transform them into interactive multimedia.



2016-07-23

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate


With so much information readily available in a range of multimodal formats, from text to multimedia, apps and social networking, we need to blend technological learning and critical literacy together so that students can critically appraise the information that they are accessing.


Mobile Learning: No Longer About the Technology, but About the Learning


A transition, quietly but most assuredly, has occurred: Today, in 2016, discussions under the heading "mobile learning" are becoming more about how "all-the-time, everywhere learning" can be supported with "mobile" technology than about mobile devices and apps. That transition has huge pedagogical implications!


7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning


Wondering how to use Facebook Groups In eLearning? Read this article to discover 7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning.


2016-07-22

Online education trend: 20 resources for Online Learning


Getting started with something new is usually a challenging and time-consuming task. Traditionally, you need to bury your nose in books. It sounds boring. However, on the Internet it takes a whole new turn. With numerous online educational programs, things begin to look more pleasant and enjoyable. You can quickly grasp the solution and remain in a positive mood. It is not surprising that online learning has doubled in popularity and has become a real trend.

You can find certified tutors for different issues: there are walkthroughs for everyone and everything from knitting a sweater to 'cooking' a fully working mobile application. You can mature as a specialist or taste a brand-new field. The great thing is that real experts are involved. Not only do they explain techniques and basics but also share their precious experience and even reveal their secrets.


Digital Storytelling Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning




15 Tech Tool Favorites From ISTE 2016


A Google certified educator and ed-tech trainer shares some her favorite tech tool gems both inside the Google suite and beyond.


2016-07-16

Video Game Mechanics and Online Learning


We look at seven tried and tested video game mechanics to explain why they work, and how they're being used to engage learners with their training


2016-07-14

3 Easy Ways to Capture Learning With Your Cell Phone


By Starr Sackstein, NBCT Student learning can sometimes get lost in moments as teachers work with individual groups or one-on-one with a single student. Although the one student or few students win, the others are often left behind.


Digital Classrooms – VideoNotes


 VideoNot.es is a great tool for building your students' digital literacies and their abilities to use video to study online. It enables students to take time stamped notes while they watch video content and save them alongside the video file.


How computers are learning to be creative


We're on the edge of a new frontier in art and creativity -- and it's not human. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal scientist at Google, works with deep neural networks for machine perception and distributed learning. In this captivating demo, he shows how neural nets trained to recognize images can be run in reverse, to generate them. The results: spectacular, hallucinatory collages (and poems!) that defy categorization. "Perception and creativity are very intimately connected," Agüera y Arcas says. "Any creature, any being that is able to do perceptual acts is also able to create."


2016-07-10

Three steps to become a digitally agile educator


A 21st century educational system must educate all students in the effective and authentic use of the technologies that permeate society to prepare them for the future. As part of this future, lear…


formative: Create incredible online assessments, classwork or homework


Create incredible online assessments, classwork or homework.


2016-07-09

6 Mobile Learning Benefits: The Mobile Learning Revolution 


Want to know how mobile learning revolutionizes eLearning? Check 6 key Mobile Learning Benefits and learn about the mobile learning revolution.


2016-07-07

50 Free PowerPoint Graphic Design Assets for E-Learning Designers


This week's challenge asked course designers to share free PowerPoint graphic design elements for e-learning. Examples include custom avatars, scenes and backgrounds, office elements, furniture, and so much more!


2016-07-06

The good, the bad and the ugly: Technology and 21st Century Learning.


The problem with universal access to technology is the fact that it provides almost unrestricted access to information. Much of this information is fantastic and can give a real boost to the learning experience. The danger exists where there is mis-information, inaccuracies and worst of all information that might promote prejudice, discrimination, hatred and violence.



2016-07-05

10 Teacher Tools to “Techify” Your Classroom


By Bethany Petty The classrooms of today have the potential to look vastly different than those of the past. Many teachers have access to a vast array of technology tools that can be used in the classroom to increase student engagement.


2016-07-04

How to become a better eLearning Designer


One of the unique aspects of the e-learning industry is how often it changes and how quickly you have to adapt to that change. Regardless of your background, education, or professional experience, becoming a better e-learning designer requires a willingness to learn new things.

In recent free webinar on the 10 Lessons Learned My First Year in E-Learning, I talked about my realization that the field of e-learning is so much more than just the practice of instructional design. Becoming a better e-learning designer required me to learn the subtlety of graphic design, the art of visual communications, the technical aspects of user interface design, and much more! Instructional design was just one piece of a larger skillset that I needed to master.