Colors can greatly contribute to attention span and information retention. Though this post refers to colors in infographics, we might use the same ideas even for ppt design.
OK, the book focuses on online learners. But our traditional students or students in blended learning environment can benefit as well! Take advantage of the recently emerging technologies as well as innovative pedagogical practices! Chapters on learning relevance, engagement, collaboration, and interactivity as well as ones on learner autonomy, curiosity, product generation, and so form the centerpiece of this book. In addition, there is a chapter on how to support and motivate more hesitant or novice online instructors.
For further information on the e-book: TEC-VARIETY: 100+or Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online to download the entire free e-book as well as individual chapters for FREE or to purchase the paperback or Kindle versions, please see: http://tec-variety.com/
The US Department of Education is spending $3 million on research to gauge the effectiveness of Khan Academy, primarily its math section. Hopefully, findings will be useful for our math faculty.
We frequently need images for presentations or websites we maintain. As we are to comply with copyright, we are to use only free images. There are multiple sources available and you can review various options at this blog post. If you have other sites you use for free images, please share! And it will be great if you mention this collection to your students as well.
16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools that can be used in any course, according to the latest publication of Campus Technology.
here is a list, but I encourage you to go to the post as it has a brief description for each resource. And Campus Technology is to come up with full guide of Open Ed Resources (OER) this August.
College Open Textbooks
MIT Open Courseware Online Textbooks
Open Course Library
Open Education Consortium
Open Learning Initiative