William J. Ryan

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The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

Acquainted

“Quiz Game Master” Is A Nice Tool For Creating Online Learning Games

Quiz Game Master lets you easily many different types of learning games for students to play. You can see a list of all the different types on the …

Top six Apps for creating word clouds

I wrote in my book about the power of using word clouds in the classroom. They are such a good tool for activities linked to literacy, problem …

Apps

QR Codes Can Do That?

1. Add Your Voice<p>QR codes can talk! Many teachers have used QR code generators like QRstuff.com to link an article or piece of informational text to …

QR codes

principles and models for the network era

The End of the Market EraCapitalism today is the ultimate expression of a market dominated society, where money is made from nothing, as financial …

Needs Before Wants in User Experiences – Maslow and the Hierarchy of Needs

It has been established that users are more likely to choose products that meet their needs than ones that meet their wants. Abraham Maslow developed …

Communicating in Training: Saying the right thing to the right person at the right time

Once you’ve begun to really understand the true challenges, needs and interests learners face in their day-to-day work (rather than just looking at …

Demographics

125 Conversation Starters For Virtually Any Situation

Conversation Starters• What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read lately?<br>• What’s a fact about you that’s not on the internet?<br>• Do you listen to any …

Networking

The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills<p>Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is …

7 Characteristics Of A Social Leader

Okay, it’s time to come clean: Besides HR and Talent Management – I’m obsessed with social media, community, leadership and continuous learning. And …

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning | Edutopia

Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources …

5 Blended Learning Best Practices for Organizations

Semantic change dictates that the meaning of words can and do change over time, and the meaning of blended learning conforms to this general rule. …

Flipped Classroom

The 10 Proven Habits of the Happiest People In The World

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

6 Strategies You Can Use To Design Effective eLearning For Your Millennial Workforce

<b>Why Do You Need A Different Learning Strategy For Your Millennial Workforce?</b><p>Of late, there has been a lot of discussion on the need for corporates to …

12 Characteristics of Social Learning

Social learning is being used in organizations of all sizes as it has shown to be quite successful for training and development purposes.Today it has …

Social Media

10 Ways to Implement Social Learning Strategies in eLearning

There are a multitude of interaction methods in an eLearning environment to promote social learning. Research has repeatedly indicated the <b>enhanced</b> …

Education Technology

Thermometers, Assessments, and the Need to Know | 360 Authoring Program

In a <b>recent interview</b>, Lori Myers talked about the importance of assessment items (questions) being “reliable and valid,” so as to end up with a …

Examples of Rubrics

Grading rubrics precisely describe performance expectations. Rubrics offer explicit criteria to help students meet learning objectives. Rubrics also …

25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

<i>“In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other</i> …

15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research

Think you know everything there is to know about smart studying? You may be surprised by some of the past year’s research. Below are 15 new insights …

The 25 Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology

Thanks to OnlineUniversities for this list of the Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology.<p>Blogs and Twitter aren’t the only social tools out …

General Education System Quality Analysis/Diagnosis Framework (GEQAF)

International, regional and national assessments of learning outcomes testify to the poor quality of education in many countries around the world. …

Introduction

In many countries around the world the curriculum is increasingly viewed as laying the foundation for comprehensive educational reforms aimed at …

Digital Delights - Digital Tribes

Your new post is loading...<p>Your new post is loading...<p>Scooped by Ana Cristina Pratas<p>Scoop.it!<p>Digital Tribes - What's Your Tribe?<p>Ana Cristina Pratas's …

Gamification Infographics

Gamification In eLearning Facts Infographic 80% of the learners say that their productivity would increase if the learning approach used in their …

Infographics

What Is Competency-Based Learning?

<b>What Is Competency-Based Learning?</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Competency-based learning is an approach to education that focuses on the student’s …

The Online Learning Glossary

This post is part of Getting started with FutureLearn a series about the basics of using FutureLearn.<p><b>The world of online learning can come with a lot</b> …

Education Technology

The Chief Online Learning Officer: Competencies, Roles, and Trajectories

With the sustained prominence of online education, the need for a Chief Online Learning Officer (COLO) as part of an institution’s senior leadership …