Author: Thais

Online Course in a Website – Hosting your Course in Google Cloud

If you are an educator, eLearning developer or if you create content that you like to share to your audience from your blog, then this post might be interesting for you, because here I’ll explain one way to put your online course in a website using Google Cloud. If you already have an audience who…
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SCORM Cloud – Review

In this post, I’ll do a review of SCORM Cloud. This is a tool I use almost every day for different purposes. I use it to test SCORM files and to deliver eLearning modules through websites. I also use it when I have limitations with my normal Learning Management System (LMS). Sometimes I have to…
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What is SCORM? – Understanding the Basics

SCORM is the most popular format for creating eLearning courses. Professionals in the eLearning field use the SCORM term a lot and sometimes I wonder, do we really know “what is SCORM?” Do you want to know more about this popular term? Then keep reading. In this post I will explain what a SCORM is…
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Augmented Reality for Children’s Books – Review of CleverBooks

Augmented Reality (AR) is an interactive experience that brings digital assets into the real world. In the previous post “Augmented Reality for Kids – Educational Magic to Enhance Imagination and Learning”, I discussed the potential of AR in different fields such as gaming, social media, healthcare and education, just to name a few. In this…
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Augmented Reality for Kids – Educational Magic to Enhance Imagination and Learning

Augmented Reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real-world are “augmented” by computer-generated digital assets. Augmented reality has so much potential in gaming, education, retail and shopping, social media, business and healthcare. This post is an initial discussion on augmented reality for kids and how…
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Professional Learning Communities – Mapping my Learning Connections

When I started to think about a career change from engineering to the educational field I did not know where to start or what steps to take. In order to organize my ideas, I went online and started researching about the different fields in education and what could be more suitable to me. This research…
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Online Learning Communities – An Effective Way to Enhance Distance Learning

An online learning community is a web-based learning environment that uses digital technologies to allow participants (students and mentors) to communicate, collaboratively construct their knowledge and share their personal experiences. Successful distance learning programs have a strong sense of community. Online learning communities are an effective way to enhance the distance learning experience because when…
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Meaning of Distance Learning – Different Models and Future Trends

My Initial Thoughts about Distance Education Initially I thought the meaning of distance learning was the learning methodology where the instructor and the learners are separated geographically and interact asynchronously. In this methodology, learners access the course resources via internet, or as it used to be, via radio, TV, or postal services. Basically, interactions between…
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Icebreaker Activities in Online Classes – Opening the Lines of Communication with your Distance Learners

The purpose of the online learning environment is to create a learning experience with the challenges imposed by distance and time between the instructor and the students. One of these challenges for facilitators and instructors is to open the lines of communication with the distance learners. Even though, online learning platforms these days allow for…
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Understanding Brain Based Learning – Active and Self-Directed Learning

The fact that the brain is a living organism connected to each part of the body, making it actively involved in the learning process is the focus of the brain-based learning instruction (Houff, Klinger, & Coffman, 2013). This post will explore this type of learning instruction to help you get a basic understanding of brain…
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