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Udemy: How to record high quality video and audio with your smartphone

How to record high quality video and audio with your smartphone
2013-01-30 21:57:37

Shooting high quality video and audio doesn’t require spending a lot of money. You likely already carry something in your pocket everyday that can be used to create a Udemy course: an iPhone.  Yes, that’s right: you can record high quality educational video with most iPhones made in the last 2-3 years. The major downsides of most iPhone (and other smartphone) footage tends to be that is has shaky video and poor audio quality (with a lot of residual noise).... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: How to record video with your iPhone

How to record video with your iPhone
2013-01-30 21:57:37

Creating quality video and audio doesn’t require spending a lot of money on equipment. You likely already carry something in your pocket everyday that can be used to create a Udemy course: an iPhone.  Yes, that’s right: you can record good quality educational video with most iPhones made in the last 2-3 years.  In fact, the video quality got so good on the latest iPhones that it put the Flip camera out of business (but that’s another story). The problem... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: How to record video with your iPhone

How to record video with your iPhone
2013-01-30 21:57:37

Creating quality video and audio doesn’t require spending a lot of money on equipment. You likely already carry something in your pocket everyday that can be used to create a Udemy course: an iPhone.  Yes, that’s right: you can record good quality educational video with most iPhones made in the last 2-3 years.  In fact, the video quality got so good on the latest iPhones that it put the Flip camera out of business (but that’s another story). The problem... Continue reading »…

 

ALISON: Early MOOC Takes A Different Path (InformationWeek.com)

2013-01-30 00:00:00

With more than 1.2 million unique visitors per month and 250,000 graduates worldwide, Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online (ALISON), founded in 2007, is considered by some the first massive online open course (MOOC).

 

Udacity: The Past and Future of Game Development Education

The Past and Future of Game Development Education
2013-01-29 19:08:00

This was originally posted by Colt McAnlis on his blog. Sharing some of his experience with game development and creating the HTML5 Game Development Class.  With most things, when you get to the end of an adventure, you start thinking about the beginning, which for me, started waaaay before our upcoming UDACITY course on HTML5 Game Development. Education has always been an important portion of my career. Back in the early 90’s, when I started getting into game-development, education on the subject didn’t publicly exist; I had to teach myself what was needed through scraping together tutorials, Quake 1 / 2 source code, and hounding the gamedev.net forums. It was slow, painful, lonely, annoying work, and the results were often hit and miss. By the time I hit college my obsession had driven me from a novice to a self-educated semi-stable games-programmer, which caused nothing but grief for my CS professors (looking back, I greatly apologize to all of them ;)The constant…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Research for Practitioners: How Expert Designers Design by Angela van Barneveld

Research for Practitioners: How Expert Designers Design by Angela van Barneveld
2013-01-29 06:01:00

In many organizations, subject matter experts (SMEs) often receive assignments that involve developing training or learning materials, even though they may not understand the principles of instructional design. A team of investigators did some practical experiments and came up with ideas you can use to help your SMEs at least understand how instructional designers design.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Professional Examination Service Introduces Digital Micro-Credentials by News Editor

Professional Examination Service Introduces Digital Micro-Credentials by News Editor
2013-01-28 21:00:00

ProExam Digital Micro-Credential Solution adds assessment, secure verification to “badges.”…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Open Badges: Portable Credentials for Learning by Bill Brandon

Open Badges: Portable Credentials for Learning by Bill Brandon
2013-01-28 06:01:00

The next target of disintermediation is diplomas, certifications, and other “official” records of learning, skills, and knowledge. A number of organizations are promoting a credentialing approach that awards “badges” directly to learners from providers. Learners can maintain and publicly display their badge portfolios independent of employers. Read about these new initiatives here.

 

: Confidence with Web Technologies

2013-01-26 13:16:24

Technology is available, so why not use it? I’ve been using the Internet and web technologies since the mid 90s and WizIQ since 2007. Technology works when you’re using a good solid program and WizIQ has never let me down. It’s not enough for a web technology program such as WizIQ to be super great.… Read the rest…

 

: Blended & Blended Online Learning

2013-01-25 19:56:43

Online Education What is the future of higher education? Will college students continue to attend face-to-face classes? Is campus-based education necessary for adults or grownups self-directed enough to learn anywhere and at anytime? Will university and college buildings remain or will they become obsolete and give way to fully online education?… Read the rest…

 

: Blended Online Learning (BOL)

2013-01-25 19:56:43

Online Education What is the future of higher education? Will college students continue to attend face-to-face classes? Is campus-based education necessary for adults or grownups self-directed enough to learn anywhere and at anytime? Will university and college buildings remain or will they become obsolete and give way to fully online education?… Read the rest…

 

: WizIQ found New Cheese!

2013-01-25 10:04:30

Its all over the web by now. “ WizIQ raises $4 million from Kaizen and Bertelsmannn Group to invest into the future of online education. This funding will fortify WizIQ’s position as a provider of collaborative learning platform, better quality infrastructure and a larger support team.” Honestly, I have always been complacently bird-brained about the way money works in business.… Read the rest…

 

Udacity: Site Redesign: Updated Design and Features

Site Redesign: Updated Design and Features
2013-01-25 05:50:00

We are excited to share with you the redesign of the Udacity website!  Our goals are to offer an improved look and feel and a seamless and consistent experience.  The new design is founded on these key design principles:Simplicity:  Clarity in an interface is imperative for a great learning environment.  To that end we have created a new look and feel that relies on the content to provide the structure of the page and reduce unnecessary distractions and adornment.  We have also eliminated clutter to allow students to focus on the most important content, while keeping tools for navigating to other parts of the course and site on hand.       Integration:   At-a-glance tools are offered in the interface for easy access to the information you need.  My Courses gives you a quick overview of your progress within a class for all the classes you’re taking.  Discussions are integrated on the Classroom page below the video s…

 

Udacity: A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age

A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age
2013-01-23 19:16:00

Preamble Work on this Bill of Rights & Principles began in Palo Alto, California, on December 14, 2012. We convened a group of people passionate about learning, about serving today's students, and about using every tool we could imagine to respond better to the needs of students in a global, interactive, digitally connected world.The Internet has made it possible for anyone on the planet to be a student, a teacher, and a creative collaborator at virtually no cost.  Novel technologies that can catalyze learning are bubbling up in less time than it takes to read this sentence.  Some have emerged from universities, some from the private sector, some from individuals and digital communities.  In the past year, Massive Online Open Courseware, or MOOCs, have become the darling of the moment--lauded by the media, embraced by millions--so new, so promising in possibility, and yet so ripe for exploitation.We believe that online learning represents a powerful and potentially a…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: A Slower Speed of Light: MIT Game Lab Scores by News Editor

A Slower Speed of Light: MIT Game Lab Scores by News Editor
2013-01-23 06:01:00

The MIT Game Lab has released A Slower Speed of Light, a game that illustrates some conceptually challenging physics and math. As a kind of proof of concept, A Slower Speed of Light also demonstrates the Game Lab’s new OpenRelativity toolset.

 

Udacity: January Updates and Announcements

January Updates and Announcements
2013-01-23 01:16:00

We hope everyone had a great holiday season. Here’s to a new year of learning and broadening access to education! It’s the beginning of the year but we have a lot of great things in the works. Here's a summary of what’s happening. College Credit On January 15, 2013 we announced a pilot in conjunction with San Jose State University called SJSUPlus.  This partnership will make Visualizing Algebra, College Algebra and Statistics available available for U.S. college credit.  This pilot will be available to 300 students. In order to receive credit you must register on the SJSUPlus page to be accepted into the pilot.  These credits are accepted in the California State University system, and in the case of Statistics, in the University of California system as well.  Courses will also be available for those looking to learn or brush up on math skills.  Enroll for those courses on the Udacity site. These courses are open for enrollment and will be…

 

Udemy: Create a Survey, and Get New Students into Your Udemy Course

Create a Survey, and Get New Students into Your Udemy Course
2013-01-22 22:47:28

What’s the #1 skill or piece of knowledge your potential students want to learn that you can provide? What results and outcomes do your future students crave? This week’s Udemy Course Promo tactic will show you how surveying potential students can help you get them into your course. When it comes to course promotion, if you understand a few key things about your potential students, it will make your promotions more targeted, deliberate, and effective. You’ll feel more confident when communicating the value you’re offering in... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: Create a Survey, and Get New Students into Your Udemy Course

Create a Survey, and Get New Students into Your Udemy Course
2013-01-22 22:47:28

What’s the #1 skill or piece of knowledge your potential students want to learn that you can provide? What results and outcomes do your future students crave? This week’s Udemy Course Promo tactic will show you how surveying potential students can help you get them into your course. When it comes to course promotion, if you understand a few key things about your potential students, it will make your promotions more targeted, deliberate, and effective. You’ll feel more confident when communicating the value you’re offering in... Continue reading »…

 

: The key to SPEAKING is to LOWER your STRESS

The key to SPEAKING is to LOWER your STRESS
2013-01-22 10:23:45

The key to SPEAKING is to LOWER your STRESS; having FUN when you LEARN is when you LEARN the BEST! Today I led our first Weekly English Workout on WizIQ and it was an absolute BLAST! Class in a traditional classroom can be a wonderful thing; but nothing beats the excitement of reaching people all over the world, especially those who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to attend an intensive-and intensively FUN-English class.… Read the rest…

 

: WizIQ Improves Quality of Class Recordings

2013-01-22 10:06:13

For quite some time, teachers and students on WizIQ reported few issues in audio/video quality of classes on WizIQ. And we took serious note of their feedback and worked hard (& smart) to improve the audio and video quality of online classes.… Read the rest…