Have you ever wanted to take an idea for a real world object and make it real? Has a lack of know-how, materials, tools, space and time reasons stopped you from not pursuing it? Maybe you just have no idea how to even start!
To gain an understanding of badges and education one must look back to a popular pioneer of awarding badges, Scouts. They have badges for outdoor skills, swimming, recycling etc. that you place on a sash. If you collect enough badges you advance levels from a Pioneer Scout to a Voyager Scout and so on depending on the number of badges you acquire.
As I wrote in an earlier article , infographics are great ways to add interest to text-heavy content, but they can be difficult and time-consuming to create—who has the hours available to pour into creating engaging infographics?
Learning objects are a great way to make difficult concepts more memorable and easier to understand in your online courses when you may not be present to directly assist your learners. Learning objects can range from simple graphics or charts to fully interactive environments and even serious games.
In simplest terms, an infographic takes large amounts of information, data, or complex concepts, and breaks them down graphically to display their essential system or ideology. Usually, by representing material in an engaging and unified narrative, allows for a greater accessibility...
Screenr is a free screen recording application that requires no installation and works right through your browser. The high-definition Flash screencasts display the recorded activity of your monitor, including any voice narration you may choose to include.
Many instant messaging tools (MSN, Gtalk, Yahoo, AIM) really bridged the gap that email left by allowing you to have synchronous conversations with people. The only problem is that there are so many services out there that it becomes difficult to figure out which friend/colleague/student is using which service.
With all the technology out there, how you do decide what is appropriate for your course and, more importantly, what will help students learn? New applications and tools are being created for online learning and collaboration at a fast rate and as exciting as these trends may be...
Skype, a free downloadable software application, is an instant messaging tool, an internet and video “phone”, as well as and a screen-sharing application, which allows you to view the screen of your peers and vice versa.