Solid research exists to show the value of writing, tweeting, and posting at certain lengths. We can learn a lot from scientific social media guidelines.
This is a great guide @jeffbullas is right on it.
By following these tested principles, eLearning professionals can help students learn more effectively. Ignore them at your own risk!
Simple, yet powerful infographic
“There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before. Some believe that this ‘youth bulge’ helps fuel social unrest — particularly when combined with high levels of youth unemployment. Youth unemployment is a ‘global time bomb,’ as long as today’s millennials remain ‘hampered by weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.’ The world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa. Of the continent’s 200 million young people, about 75 million are unemployed.
On the flip side, an aging population presents a different set of problems: Japan and Germany are tied for the world’s oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany’s declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic impact: in Germany, it has meant a labor shortage, leaving jobs unfilled.”
Scan this map and tell me your thoughts…
eLearning is more efficient when the designer finds a way to personalize it for the learner.
I love this SH!FT blog. This is a great reminder when thinking out online course content creation and execution.
edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:
Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
Love this, how can we harness formative assessment when teaching tech tools?