edSurge: Michael Horn on ‘Failing Fast’ and Why Companies Should Understand Competency-Based Learning

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edSurge recently interviewed Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute, on the power and importance of competency-based learning. We found that the interview closely aligns with what we practice (and preach). You can find the insightful interview below.

EDSURGE: What’s your background in education and the marketplace?

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Microlectures & Multimedia: Helpful Tips & Strategies

MultimediaWe have updated our Multimedia Tips & Strategies tip sheet! See below for the updated information. You can also click here for a printable version of the tip sheet.

Helpful Tips & Strategies

The modern student is accustomed to multisensory, multimodal learning via technology.

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Creaking Open the Course

It has been a while since I made this presentation at the Stanford Digital Learning Forum, which was rather benignly named “Overview of Innovations in Online Course.” As is usually the case in my self-assessment of such activities, it’s mostly forgettable.…

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Technology Tools for Teaching Online

We have created a handout that highlights technology tools for teaching online. It is separated into category of technology, tool name, website, price, compatibility, and use.

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Category

Tool

Website

Price

Compatibility

Use

Content
Hosting

You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

Box

www.box.com

Free-Premium

PC/Mac/tablet

Content sharing (integrated with Canvas)

Dropbox

https://www.dropbox.com/

Free up to 18 GB

PC/Mac/tablet

Content sharing

Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/

Free & Premium accounts available

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

TimeToast

http://www.timetoast.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Create an online timeline, with comment/blog section available.

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3 Active Learning Strategies That Push Students Beyond Memorization

Those who teach in the health disciplines expect their students to retain and apply every iota of learned material. However, many students come to us having achieved academic success by memorizing the content, regurgitating that information onto an exam, and promptly forgetting a good portion of it.

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3 Tips for Sharing Learning-Technology Expertise

eLearning Guild

Introduction

The eLearning Guild recently released the free e-book, 84 Tips on New Instructional Design for New Instructional Technology so we are going to share some of these tips we learned over the next couple weeks. The first of this series is Twenty-one Tips for Putting Learning Goals and Learners Before Technology.

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7 Tips for Making Learning Mobile

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Introduction

The eLearning Guild recently released the free e-book, 84 Tips on New Instructional Design for New Instructional Technology so we are going to share some of these tips we learned over the next couple weeks. The first of this series is Twenty-one Tips for Putting Learning Goals and Learners Before Technology.

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3 Tips for Learning Games and Gamification

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Introduction

The eLearning Guild recently released the free e-book, 84 Tips on New Instructional Design for New Instructional Technology so we are going to share some of these tips we learned over the next couple weeks. The first of this series is Twenty-one Tips for Putting Learning Goals and Learners Before Technology.

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5 Tips for Leveraging Instructional Technology for Language Learning

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Introduction

The eLearning Guild recently released the free e-book, 84 Tips on New Instructional Design for New Instructional Technology so we are going to share some of these tips we learned over the next couple weeks. The first of this series is Twenty-one Tips for Putting Learning Goals and Learners Before Technology.

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Tip Sheet: Designing Dynamic Discussion Boards

Brought to you by the Academic Services team, check out our Designing Dynamic Discussion Boards Tip Sheet. On the tip sheet, we discuss keys to designing and managing discussions, types of prompts, explain A Taxonomy of Reflection, and provide additional resources.

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