Ed Tech for Higher Ed

By Beth Case | Educational Technology with a higher education focus

As High-Tech Teaching Catches On, Students With Disabilities Can Be Left Behind

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Terrific Rubric to Help You Create Rubrics for Your Class

May 27, 2014<br>Rubrics serve a wide variety of purposes most important of which is to guide the instructional process in class towards a set of …

6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher

Online Learning | Feature<p>With more and more faculty being asked to teach blended or online courses, the need for faculty training has never been …

Using a Backchannel to Engage Students | The Teaching Practice

<i>Michelle Rodems, Ph.D., is program manager at the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) and at the Delphi Center for Teaching and</i> …

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Use of Challenge in Gamification and Learning Design

Posted by Karl Kapp on February 4, 2014<p>Challenge is a strong motivator in learning (Malone, 1981; Schlechty, 1997; Jones et al., 1994). A challenge …

6 Most Important Things You Can Do Before Developing An eLearning Course

While it can be very tempting to some to jump right into the eLearning development, there're 6 critical things you should get straightened out first

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Flipped Classroom Infographic

Millions of students worldwide get personalized recommendations from the most advanced adaptive learning platform. Learn how Knewton can power your …

10 Super Powers of the World’s Greatest Instructional Designer

Any professional eLearning designer would agree that users are always at the heart of what they do. But what about designers themselves?

A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Templates & Tips for Success | The Rapid E

Here’s a recap of posts from 2013 where I shared free templates or assets to help you build your online training courses.<p>Do You Need an Instructional …

Online Learning Dos and Don'ts for College Students

Online education is an advancement in the field of distance learning. It has received great appreciation from a huge number of people learning by …

Happy Students Learn Better! Foster Positive Emotions in Every Course You Make

Effective eLearning design evoke positive emotions. If learners feel safe, happy, and fullfilled, they will actually enjoy learning.

In eLearning, Looks Do Matter: 3 Ways to Create Aesthetically Pleasing Courses

eLearning professionals who understand that they need to present content in aesthetically pleasing ways, will be able to better share that content.

Persuasive eLearning: How to Persuade Learners with Stories, Emotions and More

The secret recipe to a truly persuasive eLearning course is simple, at least in theory. Professionals in the fields of psychology, advertising, marke

The EdTech Cheat Sheet for Teachers Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on December 7, 2013<p>Trying to understand new educational technology trends with all of the new buzzwords in the booming education technology …

Free book increasing access through #mlearning

The Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University just released a great free book on mobile learning, edited by the Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos …

Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?

My last post was about Agile Learning Design, an iterative model of instructional design that focuses on collaboration and rapid prototyping. And it …

4 Psychological Triggers That Can Help You Grab People's Attention in eLearning

In order to fully grasp the attention of your students in eLearning, it is essential to use psychological triggers.

Four Revealing Facts on How Learners Read On Screen

Here are four important behavioral changes emerging in the digital environment that eLearning professionals should know about.

6 Tips for Effective eLearning

Although many people can create online courses, creating an <i>effective</i> course can be much more difficult. An effective online course requires time, …

5 Strategies for Better Learning [INFOGRAPHIC]

Teachers are constantly looking for innovative ways to engage students in the classroom. As a result, new technologies are being introduced into the …

Adaptive learning: The best approaches we've seen so far

There is perhaps no hotter segment in ed tech right now than adaptive learning, which adjusts the learning experience based on a student's progress. …

Gamification as Learner-Centered Instruction

Posted by Karl Kapp on November 19, 2013<p>There are several research-based learner-centered psychological principles that apply to gamification. These …

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Helping Learners Remember What They Learn: 4 Time-Tested Principles

Highly competent instructional designers and professionals now make the most out of scientific research. They usually incorporate new insights, test

3 Types of ELearning

For years, many people thought that creating an elearning course was just the matter of taking an old PowerPoint presentation and publishing it in a …