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Rapid E-learning: Go beyond good looks!

Go beyond good looksRemember the movie Shallow Hal with Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow?

For those of you who haven’t seen it, Jack Black starts off as a shallow jerk who – after a magical encounter with Anthony Robbins in a lift – sees people’s inner beauty on the outside. The plain yet deep and loving become beautiful/handsome. The beautiful yet selfish and cruel have their inner flaws revealed as physical ugliness.

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Accessibility: Some things for content makers to think about

AccessibilityConsider how much easier it is to catch up on lectures or readings when you can listen to them while driving or catching up on housework. Ask someone who works out a gym if they appreciate catching up on the news or their favourite soapies thanks to closed captions that feed the dialogue across the screen in text format.

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Accessibility: What managers need to know

Talking about accessibility

Web content accessibility has been discussed for years, with many people labouring under the delusion that it is something that only government websites have to deal with for now. They’ll do what’s easy – alt tags for images, title tags for links – but anything tougher than that and it’s a problem they’ll deal with on an as needed basis or ‘later’.

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George Siemens Master Class wrap up

George Siemens is an educator and researcher who looks at networks, analytics and education in digital environments. He is a pioneer in MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses). So it was an absolute thrill that Klevar was able to support Vanguard Visions in putting together a Master Class at the well appointed Flinders University Victoria Square campus followed by a networking session at RiAus.

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Know something? What are you going to DO about it?

Ah the learning hierarchy of DIKW! Most educators should have been exposed to this class of learning models at some point or other. So why is it we find so many learning objectives that focus on knowing/understanding?

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Helping learners choose the wrong answer

When the brief calls for quick turn-around, self-paced, instructor/facilitator-free – despite the question type and a well thought out scenario with great feedback – most learners are going to focus on what they’ve been taught to target since they started their educational careers: choosing the RIGHT answer.

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Enhance your brain in 2 minutes

Heard of power posing? No, I’m not talking about what lumpy body builders do when oiled up for the cameras – I’m talking body language.

Powerful people take up more space, they are more confident, more willing to take risk and more likely to participate in classrooms with their hands raised high and will actively contribute in professional discussions.

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Is E-learning in the trough of disillusionment?

Research from the National VET E-learning Project tells us 50 percent of employers and 51% of RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) say they are using some online learning activities with learners. 90% of learners want at least SOME e-learning in the mix when they get training.

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