9 reasons to replace traditional online courses with games for learning

Education | 2011. 4. 19. 01:21 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

1. Games give lots of choices to learners.

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Games are doing a really good job for providing learning with a lot of choices.

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2. It is what Amazon.com would do if they had your job.

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Games customize your environments based on your profile or levels you are on a game.

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It is just like the customization of Amazon.com in which you are provided with customized information about books and other products you are interested in based on your profile or your purchasing experiences.

3. There are no next buttons

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There are 2 reasons that learners hate next buttons. The first reason is that it forces learners to be linear for thinking. It is like do this and this and this. Secondly, next buttons overuse context with too many materials for learners to read and do.

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4. Cognitive psychologists dig it

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The best instruction hovers at the boundary of a learner's competency (by Andy Disessa at Berkley graduate school of education).

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5. Sometimes it is good to fail

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If you want to succeed, double your failure rate (by Thomas Watson, the founder of IBM).

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6. Games immerse learners in context

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For example, games do this. With this kind of games, learners know what to do and how to make it complete.

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7. Get rid of learners once and for all

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8. Games make data sexy

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9. Nobody ever wanted to stay up until 2AM just to take your CBT one more time before going to bed.

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Games are more fun and have surprises, collaboration, and most importantly mastery. If you master something, you would feel fun.

In other words, with games, 'Learning is the drug.' (by Raph Koster 'Theory of fun)

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In short, there is no learning objective that can't be made into a great game.

But traditional online courses, there is no learning objective that can't be ruined by turning it into a 'nexter'.

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5 best job search sites

Education | 2011. 4. 18. 09:46 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

These are 5 best job search sites in USA, including Indeed, Craigslist, Dice, Monster, and LinkedIn.

1. Indeed

Indeed gets over a billion new job searches every month, and many people refer to it as the Google of job searching. The site allows you to post your resume, search jobs in your area, apply to thousands of opportunities from multiple job listing sites, newspapers, corporate websites, and job boards.

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It has one of the largest job listing databases on the web, and does a great job of filtering out duplicates and removing spam.

2. Craigslist

Craigslist isn't just good for finding an apartment or selling your old gear. According to a number of you, Craigslist is also great for making real personal connections with people who are hiring for positions in your area.

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Your mileage may vary based on locale, but it's more likely that when you respond to the job listing you'll actually strike up a conversation with the hiring manager instead of a recruiting firm. If you do apply for a job on the site, you might want to follow these tips for applying for a job on Craigslist.

3. Dice

Dice is one of the most popular job search sites for technology careers on the Web. If you're looking for a job in tech, entry or senior level, initiate or experienced, Dice is one site that should be part of your job search.

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The site has thousands of tech jobs listed from some of the country's biggest companies like Hewlett Packard, Google, and Microsoft. If you're not looking for a career in technology however, there's likely not much at Dice for you.

4. Monster

Monster is a job site that often elicits about equal parts love and hate. Many of you expressed love for Monster's massive database, but hate for the sheer amount of spam posted and how difficult it is to actually get your resume in front of someone instead of casting your net wide and applying to everything available.

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The site features millions of job postings, hosts the resumes of millions more, and has mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Android.

5. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social network designed to help professionals build a network of coworkers and associates. Recently, LinkedIn has added features like status updates and corporate profiles. While it does have job listings, its focus isn't on using them to get hired.

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Instead, potential employees are encouraged to connect with the company, leverage their own professional connections, and connect with other people in their field or at the company they want to work before sending in an application.

Source: lifehacker.com

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Elements of objectives_학습목표

Education | 2011. 4. 12. 10:10 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

These pictures explain how objectives consist of and how to write good objectives.

Objectives have 4 elements, A, B, C, and D.

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What are ABCE for?

A is for Audience and does learner analysis. Typically who are the learners for educational interventions.

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B stands for Behavior and is the same as learners' behaviors expected after instructions.

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C is the abbreviation of Condition, Context, or Catalyst and is the most important thing of an instruction.

In C part, learners experience an actual learning and get information they may need by interacting with real content.

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D is for the degree of achievement and is the same as evaluation or assessment of how learners have taken an instruction and how they apply information or instruction from an educational environment they experienced.

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These are what I did in Instructional Design class. And I can draw a big picture of my group project about job-aid or instruction on 'Hiking at the Poudre River Trail'

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Augmented Reality Presentation Script

Education | 2011. 4. 7. 07:09 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

This is my presentation script about Augmented Reality in Education and Training. I have my presentation tomorrow in front of some professors and other audiences.

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http://www.unco.edu/hsl/researchday.html

  

It will be a very nervous experience, but will teach me a lot. If I do a good job on my presentation tomorrow, I will have some prizes or kind of scholarships.

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I wish I could do a good job without being mumbling and nervous. Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

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Presentation: http://goo.gl/TcIyR

http://www.slideshare.net/iglassbox/ar-presentation-scripts

 

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Why Social Networking? Part 1

Education | 2011. 4. 7. 01:01 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

This is my documentary project about 'Why Social Networking?' These days, people are getting into social networking services, communicating, connecting with others.

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This part is the first part of the documentary and is about an introduction and definition of social networking.

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I recorded my voice for narration about the trend of social networking and statistic about SNS.

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Why social networking part1 from iglassbox on Vimeo.



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My visual and discussion has been chosen one of good ones in class

Education | 2011. 4. 5. 06:56 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

I am taking Visual Graphics for Learning Class this semester and have one more unit to finish this semester.

For unit 5, I used SpicyNodes for discussion and created a hierarchy visual to show people hierarchy with words and symbols.

Finally, my works in both discussion and visual have been chosen one of the best for this unit 5, which was about organization of information.

This is what I think of the use of SpicyNodes. I believe that SpicyNodes (http://www.spicynodes.org/) could be utilized to introduce some topics and give people general ideas.

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For my visual, I created a visual to show hierarchy by using words, shapes, and symbols. This is what I created.

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This is the review of Unit 5 about information and visual organization skills.

http://www.slideshare.net/iglassbox/unit-5-review-visuals

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2011 NMC Summer Conference in June

Education | 2011. 4. 4. 14:28 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

It's time to start thinking about Summer Conference! Registration starts April 5th and we're excited to see you ALL in Madison, Wisconsin June 15-18th. Make sure you LIKE the NMC Summer Conference Page on Facebook to get all of the updates (and it'll help get you hyped, too!)
http://www.facebook.com/NMCSummerConference

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Congratulations to Northwestern University for receiving one of the HP Catalyst Initiative grants for their work in mobile labs! They're helping schools use lab equipment remotely that wouldn't have access otherwise.
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Have you caught up on your webinars? This week, we kicked off our Live with Lynda series in Connect@NMC with Lynda Weinman from Lynda.com. She talked to Michael Wesch, Digital Anthropologist from Kansas State University about "Authentic Learning" and the changing role of teachers.

Check out Michael's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/mwesch, and catch the full webinar at http://www.nmc.org/connect.

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Instructional photograph 'How to jump start a car'

Education | 2011. 3. 31. 09:29 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

This is an instructional photograph that teaches you how to jump start a car and is my second project of instructional material design class in UNC.스크린샷_2011-03-30_오후_2.32.08.png

For this instructional photograph project, I took as many pictures as I can with my DSLR camera, about 50 photos.

And I selected some of them, about 13 pictures.

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Then I added some other images that can show the procedures of how to jump start a car.

I also created some audio tracks such as warning sound, tinkling sound, and back ground music, which is 'Born this way' by Lady GaGa.

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I finally put those resources all together and finished a 2 minutes-long instructional photograph.

This is how it appears.

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Augmentd Reality in Education and Training

Education | 2011. 3. 30. 05:11 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

2011 SITE Conference (Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education)

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When: March 7th ~ 11th, 2011

Where: Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville Tennessee, US

 

My Presentation Title: Augmented Reality in Education and Training

This is the presentation material of 2011 SITE conference in Nashville Tennessee.
I had my presentation there about learning and training with augmented reality.

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I had around 13 audiences listening to my presentation about augmented reality in education and training.

After my presentation for 30 minutes, 5 audiences came to me and shared with me about what they felt about my presentation and other questions they had.

So it was a pretty good experience for me. And some of them took my business card for further contact.

 

Here is my presentation file, so that you can download it and see what is inside my presentation.

Augmented Reality in Education and Training

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UNC library QR codes (Michener)

Education | 2011. 3. 30. 04:41 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

UNC (University of Northern Colorado) has 2 big libraries, one for Michener library and the other for Skinner library.

Especially, Skinner library is a music library.

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These are QR (Quick Response) codes library created to communicate with students and other people.

This first one is for 'Ask librarian'

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http://library.unco.edu/assistance/ask.htm

 

The second one is for how to search in UNC library.

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http://library.unco.edu/assistance/how.htm

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