Mar 22, 2012

Designing Instructionally Sound and Engaging mLearning - Webinar

This webinar showcases one of the most popular, best-rated sessions from mLearnCon 2011 Conference & Expo, newly updated and now available to all through this special online presentation.
It is clear that mLearning presents a unique challenge for instructional designers. In this free one-hour webinar, Curtis Burchett will discuss instructional design changes in the new mobile learning area, explain the challenges instructional designers face, and provide a methodology for instructional designers to organize and create successful mLearning products. By the end of the session, you should be able to successfully design instructionally sound and engaging mLearning projects.
In this session, you will learn:
What technologies you can leverage to create mLearning projects
The evolution of instructional design in mLearning
How mLearning projects differ from traditional Web-based or instructor-led training
A methodology to organize and create successful mLearning products.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | 10:00AM Pacific Time

Making sense of how to use social media for learning - Webinar

Over the past decade social media has changed how individuals connect online and share information and how organizations interact with stakeholders and customers. Did you know that social media is now being incorporated into learning programs from Kindergarten right on up through adult education? Does it really add any value to the learning process?
Join Literacy Nova Scotia and Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton for a 60-minute webinar in which I’ll share exactly how I incorporated social media into one of my classes, what worked, what didn’t and what you can do in your own teaching or training practice to effectively integrate social media -- and why you might want to.

Participant Outcomes
By the end of this program you will:
•Have a basic understanding of how social media can add value to your learning programs
•Gain insight into how to incorporate social media into a lesson plan
•Get ideas on how to assess activities using social media
•Get ideas on how to incorporate social media into your own learning programs
Webinar content
1.Emerging technology trends in education. Where have we come from and where are we going?
2.Case study: How I successfully incorporated Twitter into a university-level Effective Learning class.
3.The pedagogical value of social media: What’s in it for the learners?
4.Assessment of learning activities that use social media. What works, what doesn’t and why.
5.Tips on how to incorporate social media into your own teaching practice.
 Participant materials (provided to all registrants)
•Twitter for Teachers - 25-page .pdf manual to help you get started with Twitter.
•Sample Twitter activity.
•Sample evaluation for a social media activity.
Presenter: Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D. is a literacy advocate and researches trends in 21st century learning. In the classroom, she is an early adopter of using social media for learning. She is an avid Tweeter and user of Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media.

Date and time: April 18, 2012, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Atlantic Time

Microsoft® PowerPoint 2007 for teachers - advanced Course

Build on your basic Microsoft PowerPoint® knowledge and learn more ways to use PowerPoint 2007 in your classroom.

What you'll learn

  • Learn to use PowerPoint 2007 masters to quickly and efficiently create presentations
  • Discover how to add slide transitions and animations
  • Build automatic slide shows with narration
  • Teach more effectively with Presenter view
  • Create custom shows to personalize lessons for all aspects of your curriculum


  • 1.Working with masters in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

    PowerPoint masters let you quickly add or change design elements and formatting within presentations. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use Slide masters, Handout masters and Notes masters to create a consistent look and feel and improve your lessons. 
  • 2.Adding animations and slide transitions in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

    This lesson shows you how to add animation to a presentation and customize your own animated elements. In addition, you'll find out how various slide transitions help present your content smoothly and effectively.
  • 3.Timing your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

    You might already know how to create a simple slide show, but it takes skill to fine-tune the timings. In this lesson, you'll learn how to set slide timing, add narration to a slide show and use Presenter view to enhance your lessons.
  • 4.Customizing your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

    Personalization can grab and hold your students' attention. This lesson helps you adapt a presentation for various classroom scenarios. You'll also learn how to use hyperlinking to organize curricular content within a general presentation and how to quickly make a photo album.
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Smarter Use of Technology for Improved Learning - Webinar

To address the evolving needs of both students and instructors, Calhoun Community College began experimenting with a "flipped" classroom model in which lectures that were once presented in the classroom are instead delivered online through Tegrity for students to view on their own time. This provides instructors with the flexibility to introduce more interactive and engaging activities in class, while students can watch lectures at their own leisure-- wherever and whenever they want. The results are showing a higher level of student satisfaction with classes and overall learning experiences. Thanks to the flipped classroom enabled by Tegrity, students report that they are more successful in their courses than they would have been in a traditional classroom setting.

Attendees will learn:
- What a "flipped classroom" should look like (and what it shouldn't look like)
- How to develop implementation strategies for a flipped classroom model (needs assessment; selecting resources, such as Tegrity, and measuring success)
- Best practices for using Tegrity to create content for the flipped classroom
- Tips for most efficient use of class time in a flipped classroom model

Mar 6, 2012

Raptivity 7 is Here

Raptivity® allows you to quickly and easily create learning interactions such as games, simulations, brainteasers, interactive diagrams, virtual worlds and more. You can embed these interactions right into your online courses to improve learner engagement.

Quickly and easily create learning interactions with Raptivity. Choose from over 170+ learning interactivity templates and add games, simulations, brainteasers, interactive diagrams, virtual worlds and more to your course within minutes.
  • Publish Flash and HTML5 based interactions in a single click
  • Learning interactions that go into multiple devices, including mobile phones that support Flash - Android, BlackBerry and others
  • Great user interface to completely customize all interactions without writing a single line of code
  • Pre-built library of learning interactions based on best practices in instructional design
  • Fully compliant with SCORM and AICC to track and integrate with all leading learning management systems.