Principles for multimedia learning with Richard E. Mayer

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Over 70 faculty, students and staff joined HILT on Monday, May 5 in Sever Hall for a talk by featured guest Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Full lecture video ~ Presentation Slides ~ Dr. Mayer Bio ~ Background reading

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Posted by on July 23, 2016 in Uncategorized


The Why’s and How’s of Social Learning in the Workplace


Social Learning is not a new concept that has just come out of the factory—cloaked in layers of jargons and giving off the appearance of something that is impossible to wrap your wits around. We have been learning socially since ages and doing great at it; we just didn’t know it till Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory started to gain prominence in recent times.

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Posted by on June 6, 2016 in Uncategorized


Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds


The tragedy of the commons, a concept described by ecologist Garrett Hardin, paints a grim view of human nature. The theory goes that, if a resource is shared, individuals will act in their own self-interest, but against the interest of the group, by depleting that resource.

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Posted by on June 3, 2016 in Uncategorized


How To Leverage Quality To Drive Rather Than Block Innovation

Why We Need A Whole New Definition And Approach To Quality

Understanding Quality

Quality “As Is”

All agree – especially students – that quality is critical in determining not only the value of a degree, diploma or certificate, but in determining the long-term viability of a program, course or institution. Quality matters. But how we determine quality can be an inhibitor for innovation and change.

There are several key developments which will drive new thinking about quality and quality assurance. Ten in particular are worthy of our attention:

  1. The development of learning analytics
  2. The use of student engagement as a basis for benchmarking and evaluation
  3. New forms of flexible learning, which focus on outcomes, not process
  4. New forms of assessment
  5. The focus on skills and competencies
  6. New kinds of credit and skills recognition
  7. New providers for learning with new institutional models and processes
  8. The internationalization of learning
  9. A changed expectation about qualifications and outcomes from employers
  10. A renewed focus on outcomes and impact
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Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized


Learning on the Go

What is Next for Mobile Learning?

In December 2015, there were 4.3 billion mobile phone subscribers in the world. In North America, 77% of families have at least one smartphone and 46% have access to a tablet at home. Worldwide, even though only 75% of the world has ready access to electricity, 75% of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone[1]. Some of the most remarkable learning development projects in the world, such as the Commonwealth of Learning’s Learning for Farmersinitiative, use mobile phones and simple messaging systems to transform the livelihoods of thousands of families. Learning through mobile devices is possible anywhere and at anytime and is happening now.

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Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized


Digital Literacy Leadership

What Does It Mean To Be A Digitally Literate School Leader?


“Let me begin by saying that, as Allan Martin (2006) pointed out, “Digital literacy is a condition, not a threshold.” That’s why, as I pointed out in my 2012 TEDx talk, we shouldn’t talk about ‘digital literacy’ as a binary. People are not either digitally literate or digitally illiterate – instead literacy practices in a given domain exist on a spectrum.”

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Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Uncategorized


The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning


Leveraging social learning with the eLearning content is the new norm of eLearning courses. Progressive organizations are keeping their employees engaged in training beyond the training hours! This has led to a positive growth in job performance.

Social learning creates the much in-demand informal learning setting where learners can network, share, collaborate, and exchange ideas on problem-solving. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations.

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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Uncategorized