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Excited about Articulate 360

Articulate 360 was released a week ago and this is big news… Why am I excited about Articulate 360?

 

There are a few reasons I think we should all be excited about Articulate 360 and explore it further.

 

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Typical myths about learning management systems (LMSs)

""Learning management systems are one way to facilitate the task of online training. The effective use of a good LMS plays a huge role in maximising return on investment for a company. Therefore, companies need to understand how they can make the best of their LMS and use it to their advantage. This article is about the myths associated with LMSs.

 

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Top 10 tips to build confidence with online facilitation

Top 10 Tips to build confidence wit online facilitationIn June, I wrote my first top 10 list and I’m following up with another one. This time, the top 10 tips for building confidence with online facilitation.

 

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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

Managers discussing accessibilityWeb 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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Classroom reflections on using gamification techniques

Learners in the flow using Code Academy

Learners in the flow using Code Academy

This blog post is about classroom reflections on using gamification techniques to achieve learning outcomes. It is not about games in education (refer to my previous blog post for clarification on the difference).

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Introduction to Augmented Reality for learning and development

What is Augmented reality?

Augmented RealityAugmented reality is where a physical real world environment is ‘augmented’ by computer generated input, such as animations, videos, sound, graphics or GPS data. Generally, the ‘augmentation’ is in real time, such as adding notes to a location, scores to a football game or video to a graphic.

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Using PowerPoint for good (not evil)!

I’m a massive fan of PowerPoint (and Keynote) for e-learning – but not in the ‘death by PowerPoint’ way. I think we should chuck out the dot points and add images and videos. So in this post, I’m going to do a quick run through of some ways you can start to use PowerPoint to build engaging learning experiences.

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

Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom pyramid

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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