Top 10 Tips to Use Mind Mapping Tools in eLearning

eLearning_IndustryIn this article, we’ll highlight the top 10 tips on how to make the most out of mind mapping tools. I’ll share how mind maps have the potential to transform any eLearning course or module into an aesthetically pleasing and powerful eLearning experience.

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An eLearning Design Checklist with Development in Mind

eLearningbrosTired of having developers come to you with questions? Better yet, tired of being in the middle of developing your work when you realize you didn’t think something through or document it? Time to get proactive with eLearning Design! Here is a comprehensive checklist of things you should be thinking through and documenting for each page of your course design.

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App Review: Voice Record Pro

Voice Record ProThe average person probably remembers more of what they see than what they hear. For example, you’re likely to readily remember a person’s face more easily than you would his name. However, according to molecular biologist John Medina, the key to more remembering what we see and hear is enhanced when repetition is involved.

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.1

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

General Standard 1 – Course Overview and Introduction: The overall design of the course is made clear to the learner at the beginning of the course.

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Why Students Don’t Attend Office Hours

Faculty Focus

By Maryellen Weimer, PhD

More than 600 students answered 17 survey items about one of their courses in order to help researchers explore factors that influence students’ use of office hours. The research goal was to identify ways instructors could increase the use of office hours because so many students don’t take advantage of this opportunity to interact with faculty.

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2014 National Distance Learning Week

2014 NDLWSponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is this week!

What is NDLW?

Purpose: To generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.

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Recap: 2014 Online Learning Consortium International Conference

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Last week, we attended, presented, and were sponsors for the 2014 Online Learning Consortium International Conference in Orlando. We learned a lot and can’t wait to share it all with you! To start, we will share what we presented.

During our presentation, “Struggling with Group Projects in Your Online Course?

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How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs

Not everyone has access to a professional recording studio so most of us have to improvise when recording audio. That is why we are so glad we came across this article by eLearning Brothers! Click here for the original article.

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Effective Design and Management for Group Projects in Online Courses

How Does Group Work Relate to Student-to-Student Engagement and Overall Success of Course Design? Dr. Melissa Kaulbach and James Bryan Smith answer this question during this episode of Ed Tech Du Jour.

Click here for a PowerPoint version of the video.

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8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

Educause recently published a video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching. Here is a collection of 8 lessons that might improve your online course!

Click here to view the video’s original post.

About Educause

EDUCAUSE® is a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education.

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