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Writing for the Ear

Posted by on November 12th, 2014 0 comments

Recently, I downloaded a copy of No More Spilled Ink: Writing for Instructional Design by Connie Malamed. I recommend the free resource as a great guide if you’re writing content for any kind of online learning. One section of the guide addresses writing audio scripts, and I thought I’d share a few of Malamed’s tips here,… Read More »

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Engaging the Unengaged: Part 2

Posted by on October 29th, 2014 0 comments

  Last week I gave a few tips for engaging your learners, based on this e-book from Shift eLearning.  The final tip was to use good course design. But what does that mean? According to Shift eLearning, “Well-designed courses help your learners to understand what they are seeing. When every element on screen has a… Read More »

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Engaging the Unengaged: Part 1

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014 0 comments

I recently picked up a free e-book from Shift eLearning, called Engage the Unengaged: How to Create More Engaging eLearning Courses. You can download your own copy, too, if you’d like. I’ll share a few of their ideas in blog posts this week and next week. The focus of the e-book is on eLearning, but there… Read More »

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Tips for Class Discussions

Posted by on September 10th, 2014 0 comments

Thinking of incorporating discussion into your next class? Here are a few tips to consider as you develop your lesson plan. Target the discussion. You should have a well-defined topic or outcome for the discussion. Do you want them to come to a consensus about something? Produce a list of advantages and disadvantages? Whatever the… Read More »

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Assessment on the Fly

Posted by on June 25th, 2014 0 comments

With just an hour of classroom time (or less!) how can you fit in assessment? How can you tell if your students have gained the skill you’ve taught or understand a critical concept? TeachThought had a recent blog post detailing several assessment strategies, and I thought I’d share a few here. 1. Ticket out the door:… Read More »

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