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Learning? or Re-Learning? Design Principles

In my teacher training, I am not sure that anyone ever specifically taught  me how to design the presentations I used in  my lessons.  In fact, I am sure of it. I realize now that there were so many ways to improve the design of what I was doing. When I review old units for use, I often find myself shaking my head at the design structure of the lessons and assignments that I created. I came across a great article by Karla Gutierrez on SHIFT’s eLearning Blog on some key design principles, and although, the author focuses on eLearning, I think that it can be translated across all types of teaching.

Understand These 10 Principles of Good Design Before You Start Your Next eLearning Project


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Creating a Brand Name…Something to Contemplate

I knew that I wanted to present at the  ASTE (Alaska Society for Technology in Education) Conference this year. So when I began to consider what I wanted to share, I took the issue in the forefront of my practice at the time. The concept of developing a brand name for my practice. The idea that we educators and our constituents can benefit from building an online and accessible presence has been clear to me for sometime, but the concept of constructing a brand… I have found this journey fascinating and complex. I have received inspiration from many, but particularly those included in the presentation. Hurrah for Twitter, without which, I would never have encountered them.

Here is presentation that I shared there…

Creating a brand name from amsuad

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The latest blog post by The Daring Librarian scores big points with direct tips about creating good presentations!! Check it out!
How to be a Presentation Ninja
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Using a blog in KPBSD…

Here is a get you started cheat sheet!

Basic Blog Setup

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“The Learning Ecosystem”

I have recently discovered The Rapid E-Learning Blog. There is a lot of great tips, tricks, and good information there to explore. Something that caught my attention today was the concept of “The Learning Ecosystem.” When reading the article 3 Things to Consider when Building Your E-Learning Courses, the author, Tom Khulmann, began to talk about this concept of bringing our learning into our existence and what that looks like. He coined a great phrase. Check out his graphic that displays this concept. I recommend the article.

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