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Sunday, October 26, 2008

del.icio.us Tidbits: Meta-Learning

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

Competencies for Carrying Out Self-Directed Learning Projects: A concise list from Roger Hiemstra's Website.

Self-Directed Learning Skills: Another page off of Roger's site.

Skills For Self-Directed Learning: A similar, but more in-depth, list by Huey B. Long of the University of Oklahoma

How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice: The "Key Findings" chapter of a book published by the National Academies Press.

The Value of Learning about Learning: An article, in .pdf format, by Jay Cross and Clark Quinn. the title and this quote says it all, "The unsurprising consequence of not explicitly teaching learning and thinking is that people never improve the way they learn."

An Introduction to E-Learning: From the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, this "handbook" includes a piece on learning skills in an e-elearning environment.

What You Really Need to Learn: A little off-topic, but a very good SlideShare presentation by Stephen Downes on good critical thinking skills for targeted, efficient, meaningful learning and living.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

del.icio.us Tidbits: Service Learning

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

Service-Learning in Wikipedia: The Wikipedia page defining, describing, and discussing Service Learning. It includes a list of service learning support programs.

Service-Learning Is... : From "Learn and Serve: America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse", another description and discussion of Service Learning, including resources.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

del.icio.us Tidbits: Webinar

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

What Stinks About Webinars? : This article from Chief Learning Officer discusses where webinars can go wrong, and how they can be improved

Social Learning Webinar : From ASTD Social Learning SIG, their first webinar that can be replayed: "Introduction to Social Learning" presented by Kevin Jones.

9 Lessons I Learned From Running My First Webinar : From Michelle Martin's Bamboo Project blog, a post outlining recommendations from her learnings after presenting her first webinar.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

del.icio.us Tidbits: Simulation

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

Organization Effectiveness Simulation: A tool that diagnoses your organization’s current state, then charts a path based on selected actions and offered insights toward a higher execution score.

75 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course!: This Post from the ZaidLearn blog, lists 75 free educational games that could be useful to embed within or across courses (and programs) to spark more engagement, challenge, collaboration, problem-solving, decision making, imagination, fun and thinking into the learning process.

udutu: A suite of tools, including an online content authoring tool that includes simulation capabilities.

Representing Authentic Learning Designs Supporting the Development of Online Communities of Learners: From the EduCause Learning Initiative, a white paper that explores what constitutes authentic learning, how technology supports it, what makes it effective, and why it is important. Includes the topic of simulation-based learning.