After some research into technology and adult education, I have reflected on two articles that show how the instructor’s role is changing and the impact of technology on adult education.
A collection of resources for 5 of the lesson planning components and a rationale for how each can improve lesson plans.
My thoughts on mobile learning and some great articles to get you started.
My thoughts on the use of social media in learning and some tips on how to use it to increase engagement.
Things to consider when using the flipped classroom approach.
In this post I talk about ensure you are using technology correctly in the classroom.
In this post I talk about the advantages of using games to teach, in particular “Team Jeopardy”.
In this post I discuss the practice of self reflection.
In this post I talk about what just-in-time learning is and how it can be applied.
In this post I talk about the constructivist learning theory and the importance in considering the learners experience.
There are many different instructional techniques and it is up to the individual to decide what works best for them. This post is about my thoughts on what makes an instructional technique good.
Watch my video on application cards and read my thoughts on why they are great exercise for the classroom.
In this post I take a look at an infograpic with 6 quotes from leading educators.
In this post I discuss what makes a good presentation.
This post talks about the need for introverted teachers.
In this post I talk about the difference between instructing and facilitating and why you need to make the distinction.
This post discussing using a Learning Management System (LMS) for online classroom management.
This post reviews some best practices for managing your Webinar, from start to finish.
This post is all about gamification.
Today’s post is a link to the elearn I created about how to rock climb. When creating the elearn I considered the learner clicking through the slides and how they were viewing the information.
- Slide – What is rock climbing
- Simple definition that easily fits on the slide without scrolling
- Hover over button to get further information about a specific type of climbing, top roping
- Having the action of hovering to get further information keeps the learner engaged in the content
- Visual on the side to make the slide visually pleasing
- Slide – The Gear
- Each picture can be clicked on to get further information, once again keeping the learner engaged
- Some pictures link to a video requiring audio, which the learner is informed off via the headphones icon
- The variety of delivery methods used once again helps to keep the learner engaged
- Once the information has been viewed a tick icon appears so the learner can keep track of everything they have viewed
- Knowledge check slide
- This slide keeps the learners engaged and helps them confirm that have understood the content so far
- The questions are displayed visually to match how the content was originally shown
- Slide – ABCDE or Rock Climbing
- This slide provides information in a clearly laid out slide
- Once again no scrolling is required and there is a visual in the background
- Test your knowledge
- This slide asks a series of questions, with the aim being to get the climber up the wall
- By adding a game element it helps to keep the learner interested
- Finally don’t forget to have fun
- This slide leaves the learner with a key message
- References are provided on the final slide so the learner can get furthe information
How to access the elearn
- Click the link to download the file – it can be downloaded straight to your desktop, you don’t need a dropbox account
- Open and extract all files
- Open the extracted files folder
- Open the “Launch_Story.exe” file