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4 Types of Videos for Learning

You probably already know that video can be an excellent medium for training, but before you get started building your video you need to decide what …

Education Technology

55 Percent of Faculty Are Flipping the Classroom

Teaching with Technology<p>Our first-ever Teaching with Technology survey gauged educators' use of the flipped classroom model, blended/online teaching …

7 tips to help you launch a blog

Many PR pros are passionate about blogging and social media.<p>During a recent guest lecture at one of Kirk Hazlett’s Communication classes at Curry …

Public Relations

6 Ways to Boost Your Blog's Visibility in 2016

Credit<p>Building a successful blog comes with challenges, successes and errors that can eventually weave into a business if approached with the right strategies. Beyond creating content and impressive brand designs, the overall purpose of a blog, especially if you're looking to turn it into a …

Could We Just Lose the Adverb (Already)?

I’m cursed with a mind that looks at a sentence and sees grammar before it sees meaning. It might be that I’m doing math by other means, that I …

Literature

Google and Salesforce Get Together to Keep Your Spreadsheets Updated

Here’s the dirty secret behind even the slickest slide show or marketing brochure—you can’t always be sure important details like pricing, product …

The One Small Thing You Can Do Today To Better Compete On Analytics

About a year ago, I wrote a post on ways to make the business case for analytic investment at your company. Among the strategies I mentioned was to find internal partners – colleagues within the company who not only have a business problem that your analytics may help solve, but who are also …

Big Data

Cognitive Load Theory: What You Need to Know to Develop Instructional Tools that Work - Clarity Consultants - Learning and Development

A central piece in the puzzle of designing instructional tools is understanding how the human mind learns—how much information can a learner retain, …

Cognitive Science

The Art of Creating Short, But Effective eLearning Courses

As eLearning has evolved, in recent years there’s been a move toward <b>microlearning</b>. Organizations are embracing shorter and more abbreviated learning, …

eLearning

9 steps to writing engaging content

In the blogging world, it takes more than solid writing to hook a reader.<p>To ensure that site visitors won't just skim through your posts and walk …

Business Tools for Small Businesses: 10 Free Apps to Try in 2016

If there’s anything modern businesses can’t do without, it’s software.Much of the day-to-day tasks businesses perform nowadays involve software. And …

Project Management

Why 2016 Is The Year Of Lean Blogging

Unless your company is undergoing an identity crisis, the core of your website — your homepage, your product, and “about us” pages — should be pretty …

Marketing

Hidden Features of WordPress You Must Know

WordPress is a most famous and common used CMS (Content Management System) in world. There is no doubt that why WordPress is so much famous. There …

YouTube is launching a new tool that lets filmmakers blur out any object

YouTube is launching a custom blurring tool today that will let filmmakers blur out any object in their videos. The video platform has offered a face-blurring tool since 2012, but the revamped desktop tool now works on items that move, too, and it keeps them blurred as they travel around the …

License Plates

Adaptive Learning Software Is Coming To Classrooms, But Does It Work?

Can computers help slow and fast students learn at their own speed while sitting side-by-side?<p>Teaching students of varying abilities and backgrounds has long taxed educators. It can be difficult to meet the needs of diverse groups, and, by offering the same lessons to everyone, kids inevitably …

Education Technology

7 Things Tech-Savvy Instructional Designers Do On A Regular Basis

<b>What Tech-Savvy Instructional Designers Do On A Regular Basis</b><p>“Tech-savvy” doesn’t mean spending thousands of dollars on impressive gadgets. It means …

How to Take a Great iPhone Photo

As smart phones keep getting smarter, and built-in cameras get more and more powerful, it’s becoming all too easy to forget the tricked-out DSLR at …

We Learn More When We Learn Together

<i>dave wheeler FOR HBR</i><p>We rarely grow alone. In fact, some psychologists have made a compelling case that we only grow in connection with others. However, we don’t need to learn with others in formal training or development programs: we can architect our own opportunities to gain insight, knowledge, …

48 Books to Add to Your Tech Reading List for 2016

I’ve spent years in the tech world, as a designer, sometimes-developer, and mostly as a writer. I devour new content wherever I can get it, but …

Marketing

The App 100: The world's greatest apps

1/<p>Skye Gould / Tech Insider<p>2/<p>Facebook Messenger is becoming the one app to rule them all.<p>Facebook<p>Facebook's decision to break Messenger out of its …

Apps

15-point Post-Course Evaluation Checklist for eLearning Developers

Evaluating your eLearning course by the toughest judges – your learners, is the cornerstone of eLearning development. Receiving feedback from your …

Education Technology

The Eight-Minute Lecture Keeps Students Engaged

In the 1970s, my mother, a fifth-grade teacher, would lament, “The TV remote has ruined my classroom! I can almost <i>feel</i> the kids trying to point a …

Teaching

Post-Course Evaluations: What E-Learning Designers Need To Know - E-Learning Heroes

Need to create a post-course evaluation?<p>If you've been tasked with designing an e-learning course, one of the things you may need to do is develop a …

eLearning

Vibby - Break YouTube Videos Into Segments With Commentary

Vibby is a new service for breaking YouTube videos into segments and inserting comments into those segments. To segment a YouTube video on Vibby …

10 Visual Design Tips for eLearning and Slides

You don't need to be an artist to be effective at design. You can go from BORING to BOLD by learning how to excite audiences through visuals. These 10 tips are drawn from my book, Visual Design Solutions: Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning Professionals.

eLearning

Personalization, Tailored Instruction Vital to Blended Learning, New Report Says

<i>By guest blogger Sara Gilgore</i><p>A new report traces the evolution of "blended learning," and argues that its value to the nation's schools will hinge on …

Education Technology

Instructional Design Books: For New (and old!) Instructional Designers

I moderate reddit’s instructional design subreddit, and every so often I am messaged about “how to get started” within the instructional design …

Education Technology

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …