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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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Job Description of an Instructional Designer – 6 Areas to Consider

In the time I have been working as an Instructional Designer, I have done and learned so much that sometimes I think Instructional Designers are the heroes in the eLearning industry. In this post, I’ll explain the main 6 skill areas that instructional designers could cover in their duties. The idea is to have a…
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How to Become an Instructional Designer – My Own Experience

There are different ways to land into the wonderful career of Instructional Designer. In this post, I will share my own experience on how I changed from being an electronic engineer to an Instructional Designer. I will also share tips on how to become an instructional designer from any career you are at the moment.…
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How to Build an eLearning Course – In Less than 30 Minutes

In this post you will learn how to build an eLearning course in less than 30 minutes and I will explain the steps to publish your course for a website or a Learning Management System (LMS). If you have zero experience, then this post is for you. What You Will Need In this example I…
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