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Instructional Design and Technology in Education

December 24, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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SoundingBoard Application

This application seems like a good tool for learning language or increasing vocabulary using your mobile device, currently compatible with iPod,iPhone, or   iPad. Create a collection of items, add images to individual items within the collection, and then record … Continue reading

December 4, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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InDesign: What,Why, and How

What https://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-indesign-cs6/what-is-indesign-cs6/ Why multiple pages layouts projects that require similar text styles are easier to manage integrates with other Adobe products like photoshop, illustrator, and bridge What is the best Adobe tool to use: Photoshop = raster image editing (photographs) … Continue reading

December 2, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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Quality Matters applied to MOOCs

In an Eli Webinar given on Dec 2, 2013, Deb Adair, Quality Matters’ Managing Director and Chief Planning Officer, presented findings on using the Quality Matters Rubric standards on a specific set of MOOCs. As a requirement for accepting some … Continue reading

November 21, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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iPad study aid – Quiz Dojo

Create a fill-in-the-blank study aid from any PDF by using an iPad application called Quizdojo. Upload any PDF to Quizdojo and as you read through the content you can use the highlight, underline or strike-out tools to annotate as you … Continue reading

November 11, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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When is too early?

There was an interesting conversation going on in the WCET listserve earlier in the fall, asking the question on when to make an institutionally hosted online course available to students. Some argued that the first day of classes was the … Continue reading

November 6, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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Auto-Graded Google Form

I think Google Forms are a great course room tool for collecting information. I’ve written about them before in a Teaching Tip called Collecting Information with Google Forms and on iTeachU in the Grow Skills section. Here is a video … Continue reading

November 5, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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Review: Tips for engagement and interactivity

The Elearning Guild recently produced 68 Tips for eCampus Engagement & Interactivity as a collection of suggestions for getting users to become and stay engaged.   Elearning Guild is heavily focused on corporate training but I’m happy to say that … Continue reading

October 1, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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Online tool trend for 2013

I thought this was an interesting list of learning tools to watch for 2013. The list is based on a survey completed by 500 learning professionals of which 17% were identified as university teachers. Twitter ranked #1, which is the … Continue reading