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Thursday, May 31, 2007

eSchool News Site of the Week


Everything you need to incorporate primary sources into your lessons

Created and updated by practicing educators, "Primary Source Learning" helps teachers use primary-source materials from the Library of Congress in their lessons. The site's Teaching Materials database helps educators quickly find and use primary sources related to specific curriculum standards in all subject areas. The site also offers professional development activities to help teachers learn to use primary-source materials in their classes, and it connects K-12 schools, university programs, libraries, and museums through collaborative programs that aim to deepen students' understanding of the curriculum and foster information-age literacy skills.
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This "Guide to Online Education" is a great place to start

Anyone interested in pursuing an online degree program might find this new resource from eLearners.com helpful: Its "Guide to Online Education" is a free handbook for prospective and current online students, offering a how-to guide for successful online learning. Topics covered by the guide include a comparison of online education providers, borrowing the money for an online degree, and what the future holds for online education.

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Source: eSchool News


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eSchool News Site of the Week


Everything you need to incorporate primary sources into your lessons

Created and updated by practicing educators, "Primary Source Learning" helps teachers use primary-source materials from the Library of Congress in their lessons. The site's Teaching Materials database helps educators quickly find and use primary sources related to specific curriculum standards in all subject areas. The site also offers professional development activities to help teachers learn to use primary-source materials in their classes, and it connects K-12 schools, university programs, libraries, and museums through collaborative programs that aim to deepen students' understanding of the curriculum and foster information-age literacy skills.
Read more...


This "Guide to Online Education" is a great place to start

Anyone interested in pursuing an online degree program might find this new resource from eLearners.com helpful: Its "Guide to Online Education" is a free handbook for prospective and current online students, offering a how-to guide for successful online learning. Topics covered by the guide include a comparison of online education providers, borrowing the money for an online degree, and what the future holds for online education.

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Source: eSchool News


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Teaching and Learning in Wallenberg Hall’s Experimental Classrooms


Here is an article, how technology-enhanced learning environments can be utilized to facilitate learning in activity, by Sabine Hoidn , appears in elearningeuropa.info - Newsletter May 2007.

Abstract
In the age of telecommunications and multimedia, university teaching and learning occurs more and more in technology-enhanced environments.
Scanning the current research landscape it is clear that the development of innovative pedagogies lags behind the progression of new technologies. Starting from a literature review, the authors investigate educational practices by analyzing two classes of a videotaped course conducted in one of the high performance classrooms at Stanford University to explore new ways of teaching and learning utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

About
Sabine Hoidn

Before I joined the University of St. Gallen, I gained various experiences as a responsible human resources assistant as well as a teacher in vocational schools and as a lecturer in adult education. Currently, I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Education at the Institute of Business Education and Educational Management, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) starting in 2003. Since 2004 I work as a scientific assistant and lecturer at the Social Science Department (University of St. Gallen) specializing in the fields of technology-enhanced pedagogy in higher education, participating in learning communities, and (qualitative) research methods. During the calendar year 2006 I joined the Stanford School of Education as a visiting scholar as I received a fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation to further pursue my research interests.


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Teaching and Learning in Wallenberg Hall’s Experimental Classrooms


Here is an article, how technology-enhanced learning environments can be utilized to facilitate learning in activity, by Sabine Hoidn , appears in elearningeuropa.info - Newsletter May 2007.

Abstract
In the age of telecommunications and multimedia, university teaching and learning occurs more and more in technology-enhanced environments.
Scanning the current research landscape it is clear that the development of innovative pedagogies lags behind the progression of new technologies. Starting from a literature review, the authors investigate educational practices by analyzing two classes of a videotaped course conducted in one of the high performance classrooms at Stanford University to explore new ways of teaching and learning utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

About
Sabine Hoidn

Before I joined the University of St. Gallen, I gained various experiences as a responsible human resources assistant as well as a teacher in vocational schools and as a lecturer in adult education. Currently, I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Education at the Institute of Business Education and Educational Management, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) starting in 2003. Since 2004 I work as a scientific assistant and lecturer at the Social Science Department (University of St. Gallen) specializing in the fields of technology-enhanced pedagogy in higher education, participating in learning communities, and (qualitative) research methods. During the calendar year 2006 I joined the Stanford School of Education as a visiting scholar as I received a fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation to further pursue my research interests.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Education Department asks school stakeholders for their views on educational technology


By Laura Devaney, Associate Editor, eSchool News
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is asking school officials and education stakeholders to submit comments on the use of technology in schools.
This latest outreach initiative comes as U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret
Spellings is holding a series of roundtable discussions in several cities on technology in education, with educators, business leaders, information technology professionals, and others invited. (The sessions are closed to members of the press.)
The goal, according to ED, is to explore specific actions to improve education outcomes through targeted applications of technology and to find a renewed perspective on the role of technology in education reform. The first of these roundtables took place in late March.
ED's outreach also follows the release in April of a much-anticipated $10 million study on educational technology, in which the department found little or no impact on educational outcomes:

Source: eSchool News


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Education Department asks school stakeholders for their views on educational technology


By Laura Devaney, Associate Editor, eSchool News
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is asking school officials and education stakeholders to submit comments on the use of technology in schools.
This latest outreach initiative comes as U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret
Spellings is holding a series of roundtable discussions in several cities on technology in education, with educators, business leaders, information technology professionals, and others invited. (The sessions are closed to members of the press.)
The goal, according to ED, is to explore specific actions to improve education outcomes through targeted applications of technology and to find a renewed perspective on the role of technology in education reform. The first of these roundtables took place in late March.
ED's outreach also follows the release in April of a much-anticipated $10 million study on educational technology, in which the department found little or no impact on educational outcomes:

Source: eSchool News


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Hybrid Learning: Maximizing Student Engagement



What is Hybrid course delivery
It is sometimes called "blended," refers to courses of instruction that require students to meet for face to face classes while providing much of the course content and interaction online via course delivery software and instructional tools. Hybrid programs refer to programs of study that provide students with an option of taking some courses fully online and some in class, or hybrid. Effective hybrid course instructional design blends classroom and online methodology and is based on student-directed instruction (as is typical in a distance learning environment), effective and timely teacher intervention, peer to peer interaction, and multiple input sources in a highly interactive learning context. The hybrid model depends on full student and teacher participation and on an instructional design that intentionally supports both specific learning outcomes and flexible delivery.

By Ruth Reynard, director of faculty for Career Education Corp.
I became involved with hybrid teaching simply as a common-sense approach to the challenge of transitioning traditional faculty from classroom to online learning environments while I was director of a center for instructional technology at a university in the South.
The challenge that faced me was working with faculty who were almost completely resistant to the idea of distance learning via the Internet, believing it to be a diminished learning experience.


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Hybrid Learning: Maximizing Student Engagement



What is Hybrid course delivery
It is sometimes called "blended," refers to courses of instruction that require students to meet for face to face classes while providing much of the course content and interaction online via course delivery software and instructional tools. Hybrid programs refer to programs of study that provide students with an option of taking some courses fully online and some in class, or hybrid. Effective hybrid course instructional design blends classroom and online methodology and is based on student-directed instruction (as is typical in a distance learning environment), effective and timely teacher intervention, peer to peer interaction, and multiple input sources in a highly interactive learning context. The hybrid model depends on full student and teacher participation and on an instructional design that intentionally supports both specific learning outcomes and flexible delivery.

By Ruth Reynard, director of faculty for Career Education Corp.
I became involved with hybrid teaching simply as a common-sense approach to the challenge of transitioning traditional faculty from classroom to online learning environments while I was director of a center for instructional technology at a university in the South.
The challenge that faced me was working with faculty who were almost completely resistant to the idea of distance learning via the Internet, believing it to be a diminished learning experience.


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Monday, May 28, 2007

Cases on Global E-Learning Practices: Successes and Pitfalls

I've earlier recommended this interesting book by Ramesh C. Sharma and Sanjaya Mishra; Indira Gandhi National Open University.


Don’t Miss This Book!!

About the Author(s)...
Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma

He holds a Ph.D. in education in the area of educational technology and is currently working as regional director in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He has been a teacher trainer also and has taught educational technology, educational research and statistics, educational measurement and evaluation, Special Education, Psychodynamics of Mental Health Courses for the B.Ed. and M.Ed. programmes.
He has conducted many training programmes for the in- and pre-service teachers on the use of computers, Internet and multimedia in teaching and instruction, and had established a Centre of ICT in the College he was working. He is a member of many committees on implementation of technology in the Open University. His areas of specialization include ICT applications, computer networking, on-line learning, student support services in open and distance learning, and teacher education.
He is the co-Editor of the 'Asian Journal of Distance Education' (ISSN 1347-9008, www.ASIANJDE.org). In addition to these, he is/has been on the editorial advisory board of "Distance Education", "International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning", and "Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education".
He has co-authored one book on distance education research and very recently one of his co-edited book on "Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training" has been published by Idea Group Inc., USA. He is also on the Advisory Board Member and an author for the
"Encyclopedia of Distance Learning" .

Dr. Sanjaya Mishra

He holds a Ph.D. in library and information science in the area of library networks. He has been a teacher of communication technology to distance educators.
He has been involved in successful implementation of many multimedia and Internet based courses. With professional training in distance education, television production and multimedia, he is actively involved in collaboration at international level. At present, he is reader in distance education at the staff training and research institute of distance education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
He also served (2001-2003) the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia at New Delhi as a programme officer, where he conducted a number of workshops on ‘multimedia’ and ‘e-learning’ in the Asian region. He has served as consultant to UNESCO, UN-ESCAP, World Bank and the Commonwealth of Learning.
He was book review editor of Indian Journal of Open Learning from 1997-2000 and also edited few special issues of the same journal. He is author/editor of 10 books and has contributed more than 75 research papers in reputed professional journals. He is one of the founder editors of the Asian Journal of Distance Education.
He co-edited the Idea Group Inc. publication Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training in 2005. He received the University Silver Medal for Best Research Paper for his work entitled ‘Roles and Competencies of Academic Counsellors in Distance Education’ published in Open Learning in 2005.

Reference
Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training
By Dr. Sanjaya Mishra and Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma


Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training emerges out of the need to share information and knowledge on the research and practices of using multimedia in various educational settings.
This book discusses issues related to planning, designing and development of interactive multimedia in a persuasive tone and style, offering rich research data.
Authors of various chapters report on their experiences of designing multimedia materials that are pedagogically appropriate and suitable to the cognitive abilities of the target groups.
Read more...


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Cases on Global E-Learning Practices: Successes and Pitfalls

I've earlier recommended this interesting book by Ramesh C. Sharma and Sanjaya Mishra; Indira Gandhi National Open University.


Don’t Miss This Book!!

About the Author(s)...
Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma

He holds a Ph.D. in education in the area of educational technology and is currently working as regional director in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He has been a teacher trainer also and has taught educational technology, educational research and statistics, educational measurement and evaluation, Special Education, Psychodynamics of Mental Health Courses for the B.Ed. and M.Ed. programmes.
He has conducted many training programmes for the in- and pre-service teachers on the use of computers, Internet and multimedia in teaching and instruction, and had established a Centre of ICT in the College he was working. He is a member of many committees on implementation of technology in the Open University. His areas of specialization include ICT applications, computer networking, on-line learning, student support services in open and distance learning, and teacher education.
He is the co-Editor of the 'Asian Journal of Distance Education' (ISSN 1347-9008, www.ASIANJDE.org). In addition to these, he is/has been on the editorial advisory board of "Distance Education", "International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning", and "Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education".
He has co-authored one book on distance education research and very recently one of his co-edited book on "Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training" has been published by Idea Group Inc., USA. He is also on the Advisory Board Member and an author for the
"Encyclopedia of Distance Learning" .

Dr. Sanjaya Mishra

He holds a Ph.D. in library and information science in the area of library networks. He has been a teacher of communication technology to distance educators.
He has been involved in successful implementation of many multimedia and Internet based courses. With professional training in distance education, television production and multimedia, he is actively involved in collaboration at international level. At present, he is reader in distance education at the staff training and research institute of distance education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
He also served (2001-2003) the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia at New Delhi as a programme officer, where he conducted a number of workshops on ‘multimedia’ and ‘e-learning’ in the Asian region. He has served as consultant to UNESCO, UN-ESCAP, World Bank and the Commonwealth of Learning.
He was book review editor of Indian Journal of Open Learning from 1997-2000 and also edited few special issues of the same journal. He is author/editor of 10 books and has contributed more than 75 research papers in reputed professional journals. He is one of the founder editors of the Asian Journal of Distance Education.
He co-edited the Idea Group Inc. publication Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training in 2005. He received the University Silver Medal for Best Research Paper for his work entitled ‘Roles and Competencies of Academic Counsellors in Distance Education’ published in Open Learning in 2005.

Reference
Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training
By Dr. Sanjaya Mishra and Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma


Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training emerges out of the need to share information and knowledge on the research and practices of using multimedia in various educational settings.
This book discusses issues related to planning, designing and development of interactive multimedia in a persuasive tone and style, offering rich research data.
Authors of various chapters report on their experiences of designing multimedia materials that are pedagogically appropriate and suitable to the cognitive abilities of the target groups.
Read more...


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The World of Mathematical Equations


Equations play a crucial role in modern mathematics and form the basis for mathematical modelling of numerous phenomena and processes in science and engineering.

I've just recently come across this EqWorld website. The EqWorld help the widest possible audience of researchers, university teachers, engineers and students to sail more easily through the ocean mathematical equations (differential, integral, functional, etc.) and their solutions.

The EqWorld web site will:

  • inform about the most important mathematical equations and their solutions
  • provide support for the available handbooks on mathematical equations by placing new equations, solutions and transformations on the site pages
  • present brief descriptions of various methods for solving mathematical equations, illustrating them with specific examples
  • give exercises on methods for solving equations, which may be useful for teaching graduate, postgraduate and PhD students in appropriate specialities
  • offer information about mathematical websites, publishers, journals, books, etc.
    place interesting papers and other material on mathematical equations.

All resources presented on this site are free.

About the Editor




Andrei D. Polyanin







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The World of Mathematical Equations


Equations play a crucial role in modern mathematics and form the basis for mathematical modelling of numerous phenomena and processes in science and engineering.

I've just recently come across this EqWorld website. The EqWorld help the widest possible audience of researchers, university teachers, engineers and students to sail more easily through the ocean mathematical equations (differential, integral, functional, etc.) and their solutions.

The EqWorld web site will:

  • inform about the most important mathematical equations and their solutions
  • provide support for the available handbooks on mathematical equations by placing new equations, solutions and transformations on the site pages
  • present brief descriptions of various methods for solving mathematical equations, illustrating them with specific examples
  • give exercises on methods for solving equations, which may be useful for teaching graduate, postgraduate and PhD students in appropriate specialities
  • offer information about mathematical websites, publishers, journals, books, etc.
    place interesting papers and other material on mathematical equations.

All resources presented on this site are free.

About the Editor




Andrei D. Polyanin







Read more...


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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Editor's Hand Picked Headline News


Paper on "Emerging Technologies for Learning"

Becta, the UK government's lead partner in the strategic development and delivery of its eStrategy, is publishing the second volume of its 'Emerging Technologies for Education' paper. This document considers how emerging technologies may impact education in the medium term. Six articles have been written covering subjects like the development and convergence of social software tools and services. Others focus on the wider Web 2.0 ecosystem or look at how young people are using digital media and the future use of commercial games in education.

The Articles Are Entitled:

  • Emerging Trends in Social Software for Education
  • Learning Networks in PracticeThe Challenge of New Digital Literacies and the 'Hidden Curriculum'
  • How to Teach with Technology: Keeping Both Teachers and Students Comfortable in an Era of Exponential Change
  • Games in Education
  • Ubiquitous Computing.

Read more...

Related link

Download the reports from the Becta website

Online University for US Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has selected SumTotal Systems, Inc., a global provider of talent and learning management solutions, to build an online university for approximately 500 Chamber employees across the United States. The online university will be an easily accessible portal for employees to find information related to professional development, tap into best practices, and obtain compliance training.
Read more...


Related link

SumTotal’s Talent Management Solutions



Source: CHECKpoint eLearning

New guidebook aims to help officials create online learning programs of their own.
By Laura Devaney, Associate Editor, eSchool News

Educators and education stakeholders interested in online learning have a brand-new resource at their disposal. The North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) has released a free, comprehensive guide to online learning intended to help school leaders implement virtual education programs of their own and help parents understand how online instruction works. "A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning" gives answers to common questions and provides facts about online learning.
Read more...

Related links
North American Council for Online Learning
A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning

NASA announces new Explorer Schools
In a partnership designed to inspire students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen 25 new schools to join its Explorer Schools program.
The program provides unique learning opportunities intended to engage and educate students about space exploration, with the goal of encouraging and recruiting the next generation of scientists and explorers.
Read more...

Related link

NASA Explorer Schools



Source: eSchool News


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Editor's Hand Picked Headline News


Paper on "Emerging Technologies for Learning"

Becta, the UK government's lead partner in the strategic development and delivery of its eStrategy, is publishing the second volume of its 'Emerging Technologies for Education' paper. This document considers how emerging technologies may impact education in the medium term. Six articles have been written covering subjects like the development and convergence of social software tools and services. Others focus on the wider Web 2.0 ecosystem or look at how young people are using digital media and the future use of commercial games in education.

The Articles Are Entitled:

  • Emerging Trends in Social Software for Education
  • Learning Networks in PracticeThe Challenge of New Digital Literacies and the 'Hidden Curriculum'
  • How to Teach with Technology: Keeping Both Teachers and Students Comfortable in an Era of Exponential Change
  • Games in Education
  • Ubiquitous Computing.

Read more...

Related link

Download the reports from the Becta website

Online University for US Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has selected SumTotal Systems, Inc., a global provider of talent and learning management solutions, to build an online university for approximately 500 Chamber employees across the United States. The online university will be an easily accessible portal for employees to find information related to professional development, tap into best practices, and obtain compliance training.
Read more...


Related link

SumTotal’s Talent Management Solutions



Source: CHECKpoint eLearning

New guidebook aims to help officials create online learning programs of their own.
By Laura Devaney, Associate Editor, eSchool News

Educators and education stakeholders interested in online learning have a brand-new resource at their disposal. The North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) has released a free, comprehensive guide to online learning intended to help school leaders implement virtual education programs of their own and help parents understand how online instruction works. "A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning" gives answers to common questions and provides facts about online learning.
Read more...

Related links
North American Council for Online Learning
A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning

NASA announces new Explorer Schools
In a partnership designed to inspire students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen 25 new schools to join its Explorer Schools program.
The program provides unique learning opportunities intended to engage and educate students about space exploration, with the goal of encouraging and recruiting the next generation of scientists and explorers.
Read more...

Related link

NASA Explorer Schools



Source: eSchool News


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Saturday, May 26, 2007

eLearning Papers Nº 4 • May 2007


Observing the eLearning phenomenon
In the articles of this issue of eLearning Papers, they will elaborate on this concept of differentiated eLearning options, starting – in the article by Claudio Dondi – with a critical analysis of the change taking place today in E&T systems and looking at the inner innovation that ICT can bring to learning, moving – in the article by Claudio Delrio – to a structuring effort able to define different “e-Learning territories” where change is happening at different paces, and ending – in the article by Nikitas Kastis – with an insight into e-Learning in the school sector.


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eLearning Papers Nº 4 • May 2007


Observing the eLearning phenomenon
In the articles of this issue of eLearning Papers, they will elaborate on this concept of differentiated eLearning options, starting – in the article by Claudio Dondi – with a critical analysis of the change taking place today in E&T systems and looking at the inner innovation that ICT can bring to learning, moving – in the article by Claudio Delrio – to a structuring effort able to define different “e-Learning territories” where change is happening at different paces, and ending – in the article by Nikitas Kastis – with an insight into e-Learning in the school sector.


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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Innovations in Learning Conference


I've earlier recommended to visit The Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning Conference. It will be unlike any conference you've attended.

How This Conference Will Be Different
Hands-on.
It will be all about doing things, not just listening. You’ll be able to see examples, try new learning technologies and tools, and talk to experienced people.
No aisles of booths. Vendors will be in more casual settings. You’ll be able to have more meaningful conversations and see solutions in action. (Vendors want this too!)
Interactions. The conference will be set up to foster conversations. You won’t just be sitting and listening. More conversations, more questions and answers.
Real world focus. The focus will be on doing real things in the real world. You won’t hear platitudes and punditry, but solid advice and examples.
Award winners. Awards finalists will be showing what they’ve done. You’ll be able to talk to them one-on-one. See what the judges rated as the best.

Don’t Miss This Conference!!

Source: Brandon Hall Research


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Innovations in Learning Conference


I've earlier recommended to visit The Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning Conference. It will be unlike any conference you've attended.

How This Conference Will Be Different
Hands-on.
It will be all about doing things, not just listening. You’ll be able to see examples, try new learning technologies and tools, and talk to experienced people.
No aisles of booths. Vendors will be in more casual settings. You’ll be able to have more meaningful conversations and see solutions in action. (Vendors want this too!)
Interactions. The conference will be set up to foster conversations. You won’t just be sitting and listening. More conversations, more questions and answers.
Real world focus. The focus will be on doing real things in the real world. You won’t hear platitudes and punditry, but solid advice and examples.
Award winners. Awards finalists will be showing what they’ve done. You’ll be able to talk to them one-on-one. See what the judges rated as the best.

Don’t Miss This Conference!!

Source: Brandon Hall Research


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Look at the new e-learning video today at the top of my weblog

About the e-learning video today


The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)

The video, "Web 2.0" in just under 5 minutes, was created by Michael Wesch, an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University.





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Look at the new e-learning video today at the top of my weblog

About the e-learning video today


The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)

The video, "Web 2.0" in just under 5 minutes, was created by Michael Wesch, an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University.





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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The New Virtual Classroom: Evidence-based Guidelines for Synchronous e-Learning

Synopsis
"The New Virtual Classroom" draws on the most current research in multimedia learning as well as practitioner experience to show how to effectively harness the power of the virtual classroom. Written by Ruth Clark, co-author of the best selling "e-Learning & the Science of Instruction", and Ann Kwinn recognized experts in instructional design and workforce learning, this important resource includes guidelines, research, and illustrative examples that clearly show how to leverage the powerful instructional features in the new virtual classroom.

In The New Virtual Classroom she systematically tackles the problem of how to design effective virtual classrooms. If you are interested in how to use synchronous virtual classroom technology in a way that is consistent with how people learn and with research evidence, then The New Virtual Classroom belongs on your bookshelf." --Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, author of Multimedia Learning and editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning.

About the Author(s)...

Dr. Ruth Clark is a recognized specialist in instructional design and technical training, Dr. Clark holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology from the University of Southern California. Prior to founding CLARK Training & Consulting, Dr. Clark served as training manager for Southern California Edison. She is past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement and author of five books and numerous articles. Dr. Clark is the 2006 recipient of the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award from ISPI.


Dr. Ann Kwinn has for the past thirteen years, been designing and managing the development of e-learning courses, the last five at MOHR Learning. She has received two gold and one silver CINDY awards and was one of Multimedia magazine's top 100 producers. Ann holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from USC and was a research fellow at ETS. In addition to writing for Box office, T & D and JIID magazines, the "Educational Media and Technology Yearbook" and "The ASTD Handbook," she has been an instructor at UC Irvine, is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of the comic strip, The e-Learnist.

Related link

Clark Training & Consulting


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The New Virtual Classroom: Evidence-based Guidelines for Synchronous e-Learning

Synopsis
"The New Virtual Classroom" draws on the most current research in multimedia learning as well as practitioner experience to show how to effectively harness the power of the virtual classroom. Written by Ruth Clark, co-author of the best selling "e-Learning & the Science of Instruction", and Ann Kwinn recognized experts in instructional design and workforce learning, this important resource includes guidelines, research, and illustrative examples that clearly show how to leverage the powerful instructional features in the new virtual classroom.

In The New Virtual Classroom she systematically tackles the problem of how to design effective virtual classrooms. If you are interested in how to use synchronous virtual classroom technology in a way that is consistent with how people learn and with research evidence, then The New Virtual Classroom belongs on your bookshelf." --Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, author of Multimedia Learning and editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning.

About the Author(s)...

Dr. Ruth Clark is a recognized specialist in instructional design and technical training, Dr. Clark holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology from the University of Southern California. Prior to founding CLARK Training & Consulting, Dr. Clark served as training manager for Southern California Edison. She is past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement and author of five books and numerous articles. Dr. Clark is the 2006 recipient of the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award from ISPI.


Dr. Ann Kwinn has for the past thirteen years, been designing and managing the development of e-learning courses, the last five at MOHR Learning. She has received two gold and one silver CINDY awards and was one of Multimedia magazine's top 100 producers. Ann holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from USC and was a research fellow at ETS. In addition to writing for Box office, T & D and JIID magazines, the "Educational Media and Technology Yearbook" and "The ASTD Handbook," she has been an instructor at UC Irvine, is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of the comic strip, The e-Learnist.

Related link

Clark Training & Consulting


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