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Monday, July 28, 2008

del.icio.us Tidbits: Blended Learning




Here is the weekly sampling from my del.icio.us favorites list. This time I chose the tag "BlendedLearning". Here's what I found I have:

An Article in CIO Today discussing the benefits of blended learning vs pure elearning

A blog post from Clive on Learning reflecting on when blended learning is the optimal choice.


Traditional and Non-traditional Students in the Same Classroom? Additional Challenges of the Distance Education Environment:
Research findings on how various learning settings: elearning, blended, classroom can impact perceptions of traditional students toward non-traditional students regarding the quality of the learning experience.


Sunday, July 20, 2008

del.icio.us Tidbits: Authentic Learning

Here is the latest sampling from my del.icio.us favorites list. This time I chose the tag "AuthenticLearning."

Here's what I found I have:

Representing Authentic Learning Designs Supporting the Development of Online Communities of Learners

A scholarly paper presenting the different purposes learning design representations can serve and argues the need for further research, in particular, design-based research, to develop standard forms of representations that can be widely used to provide descriptions that support discovery and reuse. This document is in .pdf format.

Friday, July 11, 2008

del.icio.us Tidbits: Animation

Here is the latest sampling from my del.icio.us favorites list. This time I chose the tag "Animation."

Here's what I found I have:

Animated GIF Generator Tool by Image-tools.com : This free tool creates personalized GIF animated images.

Glickr.com : Another free GIF animation creator.

How Walt Disney Would Use PowerPoint to Create E-Learning Courses : A post on "The Rapid E-Learning Blog" on three "impressive, yet easy-to-do animation techniques that you can use right away in your elearning courses. Your courses will look nothing like ordinary PowerPoint slides and they’ll be more effective and engaging."

Scratch : "Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.

Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.

Scratch is available free of charge."

Saturday, July 5, 2008

del.icio.us Tidbits: Survey

Here is the latest sampling from my del.icio.us favorites list. This time I chose the tag "Survey." Here's what I found I have:

The E-Learning Readiness Survey:
A survey tool with 20 key strategic questions about the sustainability of your organization's E-Learning efforts.

Poll Everywhere:
A simple, free text message voting application that works well for live audiences. People vote by sending text messages to options displayed on-screen. The poll that is embedded within the presentation or web page will update in real time. Advanced uses include txt2screen, texting questions to a presenter, web voting, and SMS interactivity in print, radio, and TV.

SurveyGizmo:
A free platform for marketing, lead generation and research projects. It creates surveys, landing pages, polls, quizzes, contact forms, ticketing queues and mobile marketing campaigns.

PollDaddy:
A free survey tool that creates surveys and polls for websites, blogs and social network profiles.

Quimble:
Another free survey tool.