Category Archives: Educational technologies

The Two Major Factors When Designing M-learning Lessons

M-learning is poised to be the “next big thing” in higher education and in employee training.  While educators know what m-learning is, there is considerable confusion about how to use it effectively.  Three often overlooked factors when creating m-learning modules … Continue reading

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Online Education is not an Equal Opportunity for all Adult Learners

Distance education has gone from simple written correspondence, to cassette and videotapes and has moved now almost exclusively to online delivery, known as electronic learning or e-learning. Historically, distance education in Canada gave all Canadians the opportunity to upgrade their skills, … Continue reading

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E-learning Curriculum Design – Learning Chunks

Designing curriculum for the classroom is very different from designing e-learning curriculum.  One of the challenges for learners is that designers tend to make the serious mistake of creating large learning chunks. Just so that we’re all the same page … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Using the Whiteboard

Almost every instructor I know uses only PowerPoint in class.  It’s unfortunate that the whiteboard is often underused; in fact I often carry a couple of markers and an eraser with me, as sometimes the classrooms aren’t even equipped with … Continue reading

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Personal Branding for Educators

I’m a huge advocate of educators using social media to connect with students, but one of the many benefits that many educators don’t realize is that every time they post something online, they are helping to flesh out their personal … Continue reading

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M-Learning Compliment Classroom Teaching

A Long Beach California high school made headlines last week because they are piloting a program where textbook are not used and algebra students use their class notes and an iPad app to help them study for exams. As the … Continue reading

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Does the Self-Paced Online E-Learning Meet Learners’ Needs?

Over the last few years there has been an increasing amount of self-paced online adult education courses and corporate training courses.  Creating such courses is costly in terms of money and human resources, but once the break-even point is achieved, … Continue reading

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