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Monday, April 26, 2010

Finds: E-Learning Examples

OK, so maybe I'm beyond fashionably late to this party, but I just discovered the E-Learning Examples blog. It is chock-a-block full of samples from a range of sources for a range of uses. From customer education and marketing to journalism, from personal development to corporate training. You can browse by e-learning category (e.g. audio slideshow, game, multimedia storytelling), by industry (e.g.automotive, real estate, medical, etc.), by tags, by keyword search and other tools.

Click here to view a great training course on CPR that I found on the site.

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Research Findings on Sleep, Dreaming & Learning Retention

From the BBC:

"Napping after learning something new could help you commit it to memory - as long as you dream, scientists say.

They found people who dream about a new task perform it better on waking than those who do not sleep or do not dream."

The full article is at the link above.

Bodes well for night-school students (as long as they head to bed after class)!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Humor: Riffing on ADDIE

Here's a fun variation on the ADDIE theme, from Jessica Hagy at This Is Indexed:

Finds: Teaching the Critical DOING Skills

In this video, Kevin Roberts reminds us that just about anyone in the developed world can find information on their own. The value of teachers and trainers is helping learners filter that information, apply it to problems and create from it. It also discusses the three most important qualities of effective teaching of higher level thinking stills; tha tthe experience must be: relevant, challenging and engaging.

via Ignatia Webs