Instructing with Infographics

Visual representations of information, data or knowledge, often referred to as infographics, have taken off in the past year. If you spend a moderate amount of time consuming online media, you probably stumble onto a few a week. Fast Company even has an “Infographic of the Day” section on its website! Have you thought about […]

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August is Connected Educator Month

@ISDNow Did you know that August is Connected Educator Month? The U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative is launching Connected Educator Month this month (August 2012) to help schools, districts, and states collaborate together for essential professional learning opportunities. Throughout August, registrants will have access to participate in coordinated opportunities, events and activities in […]

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How do you Incorporate Social Learning? (Do You?)

Earlier this summer, Jane Hart wrote about the “Social Workplace Learning Continuum” on her blog Learning in the Social Workplace. She proposes that the learning and development community stop thinking of formal and informal learning as complete opposites, and instead, apply the Social Workplace Learning Continuum thinking. Jane shared the following five ideologies for achieving […]

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How to Build Engaging and Interactive eLearning Courses

Last month, the UMBC’s ISD Graduate Program welcomed Tom Kuhlmann to campus to host an ISD Now Workshop on “How to Build Engaging and Interactive eLearning Courses.” Kuhlmann, VP of Articulate’s Community and blogger at Rapid eLearning, joined the ISD Now Community for a day of discussion about the opportunities and challenges associated with eLearning. […]

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Low-Tech or High-Tech; Games Help Instruction

A recent story from Edutopia’s Tech2Learn Series highlights how technology helps one teacher differentiate instruction. Using a variety of programs, education blogger and teacher Robert Pronovost tailors math instruction to match students’ individual learning styles. And as his data revealed, Pronovost’s students are improving at a much greater rate than students have in the past […]

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